Happy Wednesday! Thank you all for your kind words after Monday’s post. Y’all definitely made me feel a little bit less like a huge loser, so I appreciate that a ton. Moving forward, my plan is to complain a lot less and work out a little more. I’m honestly not sure which one will be more difficult, so maybe I’ll just start with the latter.
One type of workout I should incorporate more often is a good old fashioned AMRAP, which is just doing a certain set of moves for “as many rounds as possible” before the time runs out. I like that you know exactly how long your workout will last and that you have total control of the intensity. I mean, even a toddler can beast out some slow mountain climbers for a few minutes. What’s my excuse, right?
I chose fifteen minutes for this workout because it was long enough to make it tough but not too intimidating that I wouldn’t get started. Strategy. I also made sure to choose bodyweight moves so that I could do it while watching television or while on a break at work or basically anywhere that I actually have a few minutes to myself. I should probably be doing it right now, but sharing it with y’all is totally more important. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.
And now for a breakdown of the moves:
Inchworm Push Ups: Standing with your feet hip-width distance apart, bend at your waist and touch the floor in front of you. Slowly walk your arms away from your feet until you are in push up position. Complete a push up, then walk your arms back toward your feet.
Squat Jumps: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and knees in line with your feet. Squat down. Immediately lift your arms over your head and jump as high as you can, bracing your core and contracting your glutes. Land and immediately start the process over again.
Bridges: Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Lift your hips away from the floor until your torso forms a straight line, bracing your core to help stabilize you. Lower your hips to return to the starting position, without letting your bottom touch the floor.
Mountain Climbers: Get into push up position and bring your right leg toward your chest. Explosively switch positions of your legs, kicking the right leg back while tucking the left leg under your chest. Count your reps each time your left leg comes forward.
It’s 9 PM, so I better go to bed if I want to actually get up and work out in the morning. I really, really need to get into that habit. I did it for a few days before Thanksgiving but then I got off track. I’m thinking of ordering some workout DVDs just for the simple fact that I could turn one on and zone out. Thinking + the Morning = Nope. That’s just basic math, am I right? Have a great night, y’all!