So, as I was finishing up my fourth month of working out at home, it just so happened to be my birthday! I decided that joining the gym would be the perfect birthday gift for myself. It had been a long time since I was in a gym and things have changed a lot since then. I had to decide what I needed in a gym in order to make the right choice of which one to join. These are the things I took into consideration while making my decision. Continue reading →
So, I’ve been able to put together 4 months worth of progressive workouts with just the equipment I already had laying around my house. I could probably do even more, but I’m getting to a point where I want more options. I’m also just getting sick of working out at home. So, for me, it’s time to join a gym. But, that doesn’t mean you have to. If you like working out at home and have some equipment you can use to change things up a lot and keep yourself from getting bored, then by all mean, keep working out at home.
Today, I’m going to go into the equipment that I had hanging around that has allowed me to keep working out at home. I have enough equipment that if I wanted to I could just stay at home indefinitely and just keep cycling through different workouts changing sets, reps and weight to keep it interesting an accomplish different goals. Continue reading →
If you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast, try this version of eggs done in just a few minutes. It’s very simple and uses minimal dishes so there’s not much to clean up after! I eat this many days of the week and it keeps me satisfied until mid morning snack time. Try it out: Continue reading →
Here’s workout number two of our third month. No point to beating around the bush! Here we go:
1. Sumo Squats: With a wide stance, hold a dumbbell with two hands hanging straight down in front of you. Squat down. The dumbbell should be between your legs. 10 reps.
OK, I know I’ve been a bit absent lately and I apologize. I’ve had a lot going on in the month of April, but all that is over with and I’m ready to move forward. You should be ready for the month three workouts at this point. The purpose here was to use more weights that were a little heavier so these workouts are broken into 3 sets of 10 instead of 2 sets of 15. I still did them in a circuit format where I cycled through all the exercises once and then started over until I’d done everything three times. These workouts still only took about a half hour to complete not including any sort of pre and post workout prep and stretching. Alright, here we go! Continue reading →
Here is day two of the second four weeks of exercise. This should be a little easier than day one, but still challenging enough. You will feel it after doing day one a few days ago. By the end of the four weeks, these routines will get easier and you’ll be looking for something new to do again. Now for the routine! Continue reading →
In the second four weeks, things should get a little more challenging, but not so much that you get frustrated and want to quit. By now the first two workouts should have become easier and you might be getting bored. I know I was. So, it’s time for the next pair of routines. I again tried to make day one a little more difficult than day two. I think I succeeded, but you be the judge. I did these workouts the same way as the first two, one after another in a circuit type approach in order to keep my heart rate up. I used fairly light weights also. Here we go! Continue reading →
Let’s face it, if you’re from New England it’s been a long winter with a TON of snow. I’ve noticed that even the diehard exercisers aren’t getting outside right now because the roads are so narrow it’s just not safe. That’s when most people stop exercising. But you don’t have to. If you have access to a treadmill, here’s a quick 20 minute workout you can do to get the blood pumping and the heart rate up. Continue reading →
So this is day two of my first monthly routine. I set it up so that day two was a little easier than day one considering I knew I was going to be sore from the day one routine. I won’t lie; the first week of doing this routine kicked my butt. I was sore for a few days and felt pretty pathetic. But I stuck with it and it all came together pretty quickly. I expect the same will happen for you. Now for the routine. Continue reading →
In an attempt to maybe help others and myself get and stay motivated, here is my very first “get back in shape” exercise routine that I did on my very first Saturday. Give it a try. It’s not that hard, but I definitely felt it the next day! Continue reading →