How are you doing today? I hope you’ve had a wonderful week. Any exciting plans for the weekend? I’m super pumped to get back to my Sunday hot yoga class – I really missed it over the holidays! Apart from that, you’ll find me relaxing and trying to kick this gross head cold that I seem to have picked up over the holidays out of my body. The sleeping-sitting-up routine is getting very old! Today I’ve got your first Fit Bit Friday of the new year to share. Get ready to sweat!
Work It Out
The circuit I’ve got for you today is one that I shared last week with Carol‘s readers as a guest post, but I’ve been loving it so much that I wanted to post it here for you too. It was intended to be a workout that I could do in Italy with no gym equipment at all, but let’s just say that working out didn’t really happen in Milan! However, I love the way this routine cranks up my heart rate and works my entire body in such a short amount of time, so I’ve done it a few times since returning home. The tuck jumps are no joke!
The No-Time-For-The-Gym Workout
***Disclaimer: As is the case for all of my workouts, please check with a medical professional before beginning any exercise program. I am not a certified personal trainer and all workouts found on my blog are based only on my own experience.***
Trying to squeeze in exercise but can’t make it to the gym? No problem! This routine requires absolutely zero equipment (well, except for your own body weight) and combines strength and cardio moves for a quick yet super efficient workout. The burpees, jumping lunges, tuck jumps and jumping jacks are thrown in to get your heart pumping, so aim to do these as fast as you can. Take your time on the strength exercises and be sure to use proper form to prevent injury. You’ll run through the entire circuit three times, taking a minute to rest and hydrate between each round. Got more time? Feel free to add on another one!
As always, be sure to take sips of water as you go to stay hydrated, and aim to drink lots when you finish too. Cool down with some light walking and stretches to bring your heart rate back down.
Turn It Up
Lately I’ve been listening to The Pulse on XM radio and not much more. When I was waiting for my flight over the holidays, I heard a song in the airport that I immediately fell in love with. For all I know, 123 by Craig Smart may have been playing on regular radio for months now. You might even be sick of it already. But I adore this tune right now, and just might have already listened to it 5 times this morning!
Have a Read
Here’s your weekly fitness fix, and some light reading for the weekend!
- Five yoga poses to detox your liver post-holiday season via Blisstree (in case your holiday was exceptionally merry!)
- Sculpt Muscles Faster via FitSugar
- The Top 10 Best At-Home Workouts of 2011 via Self.com. I’m very pleased to see that some of my faves, including skipping and kettlebells, made this list!
Questions for today:
- Have you switched up your workout routine this month? What have you been up to?
- What physical activities have you got planned for the weekend?