Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Indoor At Home Workout



I don't have time to hit the gym every day. Working out is really important to both me and my husband, but since we both work and have two littles at home, finding making time to hit the gym never seems to happen. It isn't such a big deal in the summer — we throw the kids in the stroller and go for a run — but we live in a place with a long, cold winter. It is dark by the time we are ready for a workout and we have been looking for something we could do at home. We have tried Pilates, Tae Bo and other workout videos, but while we liked them, they just weren't what we were looking for. I wanted a workout that:
  • I could do inside
  • I could do while watching a show (It is our only time we have for TV)
  • That was relatively quick
  • That toned well
  • That wasn't so hard I would give up
  • That wasn't so easy it stopped being challenging fast
I really think we have found a great workout that meets all of these stipulations. My husband has been doing it for more than year and it is still challenging without being overly exhausting. It is perfect for someone who wants a quick workout at home. The workout requires three sets. So complete each step and then repeat two more times. We found this workout routine here, check out the rest of their routines for other great work at home ideas. 


First complete 10 pushups.


Next, 20 crunches or sit ups. You can start with crunches and work your way up to sit ups.


Hold a 20 second plank.


Hold a wall sit for 35 seconds.


10 squats


10 lunges. Five on each leg.

Repeat the entire set two more times.

After I made the commitment to stop drinking diet soda, and working out every day, the last thing I want to do is ruin my hard work during the day when I am out and about and need a snack. I have started carrying a protein bar with me wherever I go so I can get the energy I need without getting the calories that I don't.



Zone Perfect has come out with a Perfectly Simple Nutrition bar that is high in protein, 200 calories or less, and gluten free. There is an Almond Toffee Crunch, Bing Cherry & Almond, Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk, and Roasted Cashew and Dark Chocolate. They are perfect for throwing in my purse for when I am on the go. Right now you can download a $1 off coupon for the Perfectly Simple bars and try them for yourself!


What is your favorite at home work out?

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27 comments:

Scraps said...

We sorta have the opposite problem down here: the summers are so hot and humid that going out and even walking a mile around our neighborhood is an invitation to heatstroke (or at least excessively sore joints). Now that the temperature has dropped a bit we're back to walking on the weekends. Otherwise, our exercise is home improvement projects ;-)

Cynthia said...

I often work out at home on the days I don't run. Thanks for sharing what you and your hubby do! I love hearing about others workouts

cuteheads said...

anytime I can't make it to the gym, I do a version of my favorite barre class. It's easy and can be done anywhere in the house!

esther
the cuteness

Logan Cantrell said...

This is a great workout for first thing in the morning when I need to get in a quick one. I will have to check out these nutrition bars. They look yummy!

Jen K said...

My husband and I love to workout together. We mostly workout at the gym but when we workout at home we do T25.

Terri Beavers said...

I've been trying to get into a work routine at home that does not cause more injuries to my spine. Thank you for sharing your workout, I'll have to ask my doctor if I can add in any exercises that might help me.

Mary Madalene said...

I just started doing Yoga. It felt right for me to start off with a program I know that I can do, and get more flexibility.

Crystal said...

I need excuse-proof workouts. This sounds like a great plan. Plus, powering up with those protein bars will get me through the day.

Sandra Shaffer said...

I gave up Diet Soda a few years ago too and don't miss it at all! Plain water and a tasty Zone Perfect bar sounds like a great snack!

Sandra Shaffer said...

I gave up Diet Soda a few years ago too and don't miss it at all! Plain water and a tasty Zone Perfect bar sounds like a great snack!

Nikka Shae said...

I wish to do more in house workouts.. :->

Lois Alter Mark said...

That looks like a great workout, and I love that you can just do it in the house. Will have to motivate myself to try it!

bxcrochet said...

What a great workout. I tend to workout at home with my toddler since I can't make it to the gym often.

A Budget-Friendly Life Tina said...

What a great workout. I am using the treadmill now but would like to add in some yoga type exercises too.

MikiHope said...

I have seen these in the stores but have yet to puck one up and try it.guess next time I see them I will. As for exercise--I am impossible. So glad you and your hubby found the right routine for you.

Trish @AlmostSexyMommy said...

I have the same problem you do. We basically have 6 months of winter here and the last place I want to be is outside (and usually it's too cold for that to really even be safe). I love this simple (and fast!) workout plan!

Addie said...

It is so awesome that y'all stay healthy at home! The almond toffee crunch looks yummy!

Erin Shebish said...

I love using the Fit Tutor! She has online workouts that can be customized to fit your needs! It's an awesome service!

Di said...

Be mindful in the squats. Heels need to be on the floor, and knees shouldn't be over the toes. I have some home workout videos on my website you could try too :)

Alejandra said...

Great workout! I don't always have time to go to my trainer, but I never know what I should do at home!

Shelly said...

You guys have awesome willpower! If I'm at home, I have absolutely *NO* motivation to workout. I will do anything to avoid it: fold laundry, clean toilets, browse the phonebook...(haha). I'm hoping my attitude will change someday though, cause I rarely have time to get out of the house to work out either.

Roxanne Ferber said...

Oh man I so needed this! I keep saying I'll get up early to work out. Maybe tomorrow is the day!

Lexie Pyfrom said...

love the workout ideas! Personally, working out at home has always been my favorite option since I don't have to go out of my way to really do it!

Nicole Escat said...

I used to go in gym everyday, but now I don't had time and I was thinking it is better to do a indoor workout.

Karissa Ancell said...

Great workout! I need to find an indoor workout to start doing more regularly.

alexandria waning said...

I have to be in a class or at the gym... it is so hard for me to get motivated in my own home. I try but it is never a great workout. Im glad you found a routine you like!

Yanique said...

I am not someone who can get up and go to the gym every morning so working out at home is ideal for me. Thanks for sharing these exercises and I will be adding some to my workout routine!

 
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