So as I just finished up a FABULOUS 90 minute workout (so happy for Inside the Actors Studio featuring Daniel Radcliffe and Jennifer Aniston back to back) while my son watches his favorite Spiderman DVD and I am GRATEFUL for health and fitness. Today's workout consisted of 75 minutes of cardio on my Elliptical followed by 150 ball crunches, 3 sets of 60 second boat pose on the BOSU and 3 sets of 60 second Plank holds...and FOAM ROLLING. I am ready to take on the world of a swimming lesson, play date, Cars 2 movie which is on the agenda for my son for today...and you know why I'm ready??? I'm ready because I took some time to do something GOOD for myself which is exercise! Trust me girls, I understand I'm one of the lucky ones who insisted that my husband make sure I have a home gym when we were in the process of building our home because I knew that once we started a family I needed to be able to go "put in work" to DE-stress and feel good without having to get in my car...especially since I work at a fitness facility. Well, lucky me...he agreed!
For those of you who don't have a home gym like myself...don't worry! If you are crunched for time and only have 10-20 minutes to get in a quick workout before your busy Saturday with the kids, here are some ideas for you: Warm-up for 5 minutes with either a march in place to your favorite music then start a light jog in place or as my bootcampers know one of my other favorites to do is 100 jumping jacks. This will get you warm...then go into some Prisoner Squats (hands by ears with elbows out...as though you are being hand-cuffed which is why they're called Prisoner Squats) and do 25 reps in place, then grab 2 bottle waters (if you don't have hand weights) and do 25 reps of bicep curls followed by 25 reps of shoulder presses, 25 tricep kickbacks (all with the bottled waters of course) and follow this with a 30 second plank...forearms on the floor pushing your body up with your back straight up on your toes, pull your belly button towards your spine and BREATHE! Hold your plank for 10-20 seconds if you're a beginner if you're more advanced...60-90 second plank hold. Repeat the above exercises 2-3 times and end with 5 minutes of jogging in place with high knees and finally brought down to a march to cool down. You have now done something for your PHYSICAL HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH and are ready to take on your busy day of driving your kids all over town for their social calendars. :-)
I tell you, my son is only 4 years old and I revel in the fact that he has a much better social life than his mother! haha! Anyway, wanted to post a blog since it's been a while and want to wish everyone a very Happy Sensational Saturday! Feel free to post what you do for your health and fitness this weekend. I'd love to know! Have a great fitness week!
As Always...Stay Fit and Happy,