Thursday, March 10, 2016

That time I turned a workout into a game.

Once upon a time I used to post workout around these parts! But then I became a mom and workouts and running became different. I even shared my thoughts on running in my Marathon to Mom post! Things change day to day. Some days I can take on the world. Some days I'm too pooped to get out of my jammies. It usually helps if my good days fall on days that I'm at work. This way, workouts are easy to get it! All I have to do is workout when I teach my classes. Mondays I teach cycle and tabata, and Wednesdays I teach kickboxing and a strength/cardio class.

Here are a few of my absolute favorite workouts that you can do anywhere! These are the style of workouts that I teach in my Wednesday afternoon class. Some days I change it up and add weights, resistance bands, stability balls and whatever I can find at the gym to get a good workout for everyone. The ones below don't require any equipment. All you need is you...and a little bit of energy and motivation! It can go a long way.







For the one above, start with set 1. Set a timer for 7 minutes and begin with the lunges, then tricep dips and last burpees. Once you finish, start again at the lunges. Keep going until your timer stops! Take a 2-3 minute rest and grab some water, then repeat for sets 2 and 3!

Recently I decided to take a simple game and turn it into an awesome workout! Or maybe I turned a workout into a game. It's up to you to decide!

Who has played UNO before? It's probably been quite a while right? Well I stumbled upon a deck of UNO cards while at the grocery store a few weeks ago, and came up with this super fun and creative workout. It makes your workout fly by because you don't know what's coming next. You could have 1 squat, 10 burpees or even 5 minutes of cardio! It depends on how you shuffle the deck!



I'm a firm believer that making workouts fun and changing things up with what makes your stick to it! So shake it up. Create a workout that goes along with your favorite tv show or movie. Turn a game into a workout. Find your favorite park on a beautiful day and do something new. Take a rainy day and turn it into something that gets you moving in doors. It's up to you!

Like I said before, some days I'm off and I'm tired and I don't want to do it! Find a balance. Shoot for a few days a week and go from there. You can find a way to enjoy working out. I did! And then I made a career out of it!

What are your favorite ways to work out? How do you keep it fun so you don't want to quit?

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