A New Chapter + A New Outlook on Fitness

A New Chapter + A New Outlook on Fitness

An entire semester has flown by, and, as always, there is a list of things I wish I could have done or been more involved in. One of those things has been writing on here. You could call it lack of inspiration, fear of judgment, or the fact that I lost my password, but any which way you see it I just didn’t post. I plan on making my best effort this next year to update my blog with ideas as they come.

One of the other things I have been trying to get back into is exercising. I’ve both loved fitness and hated it in the past, and I really think it has to do with variety in what I am doing and not forcing myself to do things that make me miserable. There’s really no point in going on a run (for instance) if it hurts or you dread it since there are so many different ways to move your body. I’ve found, for myself, that circuit training and light weight training really make me happy. I am so not a superstar when it comes to doing these circuits and weighted moves, but I wanted to at least share a circuit that I do variations of pretty often.

I wanted to make this routine as friendly to as many of you as possible. It requires no weights, no benches, no anything. I didn’t even have my yoga mat with me, and I was still able to do it with just a towel. It can be done anywhere. I filmed a short little video so you can better get, a vague, idea of what the moves look like, but still, my form is far from perfect! Regardless, I hope if you’re looking to get back into the groove you can use this as a jumping point.

Here’s the workout:

Set 1 (repeat moves over for 4 minutes):

  • 10 Plank Jumps
  • 10 Squat Pulse+Jumps

Set 2 (Repeat moves over for 5 minutes):

  • 10 Pushups (knees or toes)
  • 10 Jackknife Side Crunches
  • 10 Squat Kicks

Set 3 (Repeat moves over for 4 minutes):

  • 20 Star Crunches
  • 10 Skaters

 

Take breaks between the sets, and go slower if you need to! If you get a chance to try it let me know. 🙂

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