HOW YOU CAN WORKOUT ANYWHERE
One of my biggest pet peeves with women, is when they say “I just don’t have time to workout”, or “I can’t afford to go to the gym”, or “there’s no way I can workout when I travel”. And this, “I don’t have time to workout”….. and the list goes on and on! Women come up with the best excuses and in my mind there aren’t any, unless you are SICK.
When I was a young mother I would get up at 5:30 in the morning, in order to get my workout in before my boys woke up. It was THAT important to me, and it still is. I will always find a way, regardless if I’m traveling or busy or have an early morning appointment. There is always a way for you to MOVE YOUR BODY and get your HEART PUMPING!
I’m such an advocate for exercise, and there’s a reason for it. That reason is, anyone will feel better when they feel healthier. And one way you can feel healthier is to keep your body moving and in shape. There’s nothing that will age a person faster than to live a sedentary life. If you look at people in your circle, you will notice that those who stay active are the ones that live the longest!
So when it comes to travel especially, there is a way and it’s not even that difficult. You can really work up a sweat, and workout at your own pace and skill level. THIS IS WHAT I DO…….
HOW I PUT TOGETHER A WORKOUT FOR ANYWHERE
I choose 4-5 high intensity movements such as jump squats or burpees, etc. Then I choose 4-5 strength training movements such as pushups or static squats. I intermix these in to sets. For instance Burpees, static squats, jump lunges, and standup crunches with a twist. I’ll do 20 of each one to make a set. I’ll put 4 different sets together and before you know it 45 minutes has gone by!
EXAMPLES OF AEROBIC AND STRENGTH TRAINING EXERCISES
Center touch squats
Run with high knees
Then I choose STRENGTH TRAINING movements such as standing crunches, or squat presses with arm circles. Static movement can be so intense and will work great to strengthen your muscles and core!
Chest squeeze + lift
Static squat with arm circles
Step twist punch
Knee up with an arm press
Stand up crunches with a twist
Square walk staying low
OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN WORKING OUT
By using bands, you’ll have more variety and options. They are easy and lightweight to pop in your suitcase. Remember when you’re putting your workout together to work all the opposing muscle groups….. triceps/biceps, quads/hamstrings, and back/chest.
Lastly, YOU NEED TO SWEAT! My mom used to say she didn’t like to sweat. LOL! I base my workouts on how much I sweat. If my headband isn’t completely soaked, I don’t feel like my workout has been enough.
So ladies…… it’s time to QUIT MAKING EXCUSES and GET UP AND START MOVING! I’ve shown you how you can workout anywhere…. period! I’m challenging you, because I PROMISE it will make you feel better. And…… you WILL be healthier and stronger!!!!
THIS REEL is a good example of a circuit workout. I’m using weights, but you can do it without and still get a great workout. You can see the variety of movements here. Variety will keep it moving fast and you’ll be done in no time and feel AWESOME!
My segment on Good Things Utah posted HERE later today!