8/10 – Make Your Day

And we’re back! Summer vacation is winding down, our planned trips have come to an end, and it’s time to recommit and get back to business. It’s hard to keep up workout routines while away on vacations, so I always like to make sure I have a core group of exercises that can be done anywhere without any equipment. And I believe that continuing to workout while indulging in party food and desserts is especially important! (On a completely unrelated note, I think it’s time to get serious about Paleo again…)

  • 8 burpees/pushup burpees
    • 10 lateral leg raise squats
    • 10 pushups
    • 10 roll-up V-ups
    • 10 leg kickbacks on forearms
    • 10 under the fence pushups
    • 10 tippy toe squats
    • 10 shifting planks
    • 10 hover crunches
  • Repeat!
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7/22 – Make Your Day

  • 7 burpees
    • 11 dumbbell reverse fly
    • 11 tippy toe squats
  • 7 burpees
    • 11 kayak twists
    • 11 mountain climbers
  • 7 burpees
    • 11 half squat row
    • 11 leg kickbacks on forearms
  • 7 burpees
    • 11 dumbbell reverse fly
    • 11 tippy toe squats
  • 7 burpees
    • 11 kayak twists
    • 11 mountain climbers
  • 7 burpees
    • 11 half squat row
    • 11 leg kickbacks on forearms
  • 7 burpees
    • 22 bicep curl squats

Berry Picker

And a quick Friday Challenge for this weekend: do something outdoorsy! Whether it’s berry picking, a campfire, or riding a 4-wheeler through the fields of a hundred-acre farm, get out and have fun!

6/27 – Make Your Day

Greetings from the Midwest! I apologize for being MIA for the last week, but unfortunately, camping across the country doesn’t lend itself to much WiFi access. However, gaining a wider perspective of the beauty this gorgeous and expansive country has to offer is always worthy of giving up a few hours of technology to see!

But now we’ve reached our destination on the grand Mississippi River and I, for one, am ready to get back to the grind! (And maybe shave off a couple of those pounds gained from too many campfire s’mores…)

  • 6 burpees/pushup burpees
    • 20 lateral leg raise squats
    • 7 under the fence pushups
  • 6 oblique twist squats
    • 20 shifting planks
    • 7 Romanian deadlifts
  • 6 burpees/pushup burpees
    • 20 mountain climbers
    • 7 one-legged pushups (each side)
  • 6 oblique twist squats
    • 20 thrusters
    • 7 kayak twists
  • 6 burpees/pushup burpees
    • 20 tippy toe squats
    • 7 bench dips
  • 6 oblique twist squats
    • 20 sumo deadlift high pull
    • 7 leg kickbacks with opposite arm raise (each side)

Confused about any of these exercises? Check out Fitness in a Minute to find out!

And just for fun:

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Paddleboarding on Flathead Lake in Montana!

 

 

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Paddleboarding after I fell off my board trying to splash my sister with my paddle…

6/8/15 – Make Your Day Workout

  • 6 min rowingmountain
    • 6 thrusters
    • 8 roll-up V-up
    • 15 mountain climbers
    • 6 one-legged pushups (each side)
    • 8 shoulder press lunges
    • 15 lateral leg raise squats
    • Repeat!
  • 8 min rowing

Confused about any of these exercises? Check out Fitness in a Minute to find out!

No matter how long it takes, never give up climbing that mountain! If it was easy, the reward wouldn’t mean anything. Be the one who pushes through and makes it to the top. Then when you look back on how far you’ve come, every drop of sweat will be worth it!

5/25 – Make Your Day

Well, now that Survivor is over our Wednesday workouts are up in the air. It’s going to be a free weight free-for-all!

No, not really. Someone’s bound to get hurt in that scenario…

  • 5 minutes cardio of choice
    • 25 half squat row
    • 25 hover crunch
    • 25 bench dips
    • 25 sumo deadlift high pull
    • 25 knee lift squat with weight
  • 5 jump rope or jumping jacks
    • 25 thrusters
    • 25 Crossfit sit-ups
    • 25 bicep curl squats
    • 25 knee to elbow planks (each side)
    • 25 burpees

Confused about any of these exercises? Check out Fitness in a Minute to find out!

And yes, I did end today with 25 burpees. It’s not about how quickly you finish, but that you finish. Take the time you need but don’t give up before the end!

5/20 – Make Your Day

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Anyone else sore from Wednesday? The last two weeks have given my muscles that delicious post-workout ache so I know they’ve been good. And I tried out a new class last night which I’m loving…kickboxing, here I come! Anyway, let’s get to it:

  • 5 burpees/pushup burpees
    • 20 tippy toe squats
    • 20 dumbbell reverse fly
    • 20 Romanian deadlifts
    • 20 leg raise squats w/ weight
    • 20 kayak twists w/ weight
  • 5 burpees/pushup burpees

Confused about any of these exercises? Check out Fitness in a Minute to find out!

And I’m thinking for the Friday Challenge this week, our goal will be to find a little bit of time this weekend to pamper ourselves. We tend to get so caught up in our responsibilities, jobs, family, children, and all the extras of daily life, that most of the “down time” people have is sitting in front of a television. Take some quiet time for yourself that doesn’t involve an electronic device and take care of you!