I have been pretty awful about actually getting to the gym lately, but luckily I have been able to utilize the fitness center in our building to compete my workouts. I’ve been doing a series of circuit workouts, followed by some cardio on the elliptical or stationary bike. The circuits are fun but challenging since each exercise rep only lasts 40 seconds, you can really push yourself. Plus you can do this routine at home!
Here’s what yesterday’s looked like:
Sometimes I add in a couple of extra exercises to make it 10 rounds instead of eight. I might do jumping jacks, wall sit, or plank.
I like the workouts because you can adjust the exercise to your level of fitness. If you don’t want the impact on your knees from jump squats, then do regular squats. Do the push-ups on your knees if you need to. I actually have been doing the push-ups on my knees since I have my neck injury. Doing them on my toes causes the nerves in my elbows to start tingling. Do as many reps as you can during the 40 seconds no matter how you have to adjust the exercise, just keep moving!
Whatever type of fitness activity you are doing – just make sure you enjoy it! There is nothing worse than dreading a workout.
Happy hump day!
Question for you: What is your go to fitness routine when you don’t feel like working out at all?