As my youngest son just turned one, and I no longer am nursing I feel I can focus on getting back in shape. Being a wife, mom ,and taking care of all the things that make our home go round, it seems that there is not much time for fitness. I may be a little weird but I actually enjoy working out.
I like to have more energy and set an example for my boys of what a healthy lifestyle looks like. I received an email from a local fitness club and I thought it was the perfect workout to start my journey to get back in shape. This workout is short and sweet, so you should be able to find 30 minutes or so to complete it.
*You should always consult with a doctor before beginning a new exercise routine.
Warm up for 5-10 minutes, then complete 2-4 rounds. Rest as needed and rest for one or two minutes between each round.
20 jump squats
Slightly bend your knees keeping your hips back and your back straight. Immediately jump upwards, raising your hands to the ceiling than return to the ground and immediately repeat again.
Start standing with your feet shoulder with apart. Take your hands to the ground in a squatting position and kick your feet back into push-up position. Preform a push-up, then bring your feet back to starting position, than back to standing position. Take your hands to the ceiling and jump into the air. Return to standing position and repeat.
20 renegade rows (10 each side)
You will need two dumbbells for this exercise. Get in push-up position with straight arms, dumbbell in each hand. Pull one dumbbell to your chest, keeping your elbow glued to your side. return to the ground and repeat with the other side.
15 oblique crunches
Start by lying on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Place your fingers behind your head, making sure that you do not pull on your neck, and keeping your elbows back so that they are not in your line of vision. Tighten your abs as you lift your head and shoulders off the ground, twisting your torso, taking your right elbow to your left knee. Return to the starting position and repeat on the other side.
20 skull crushers
You can lie on a bench, or a stability ball if you would like a little more of a challenge. Take one weight in each hand and extend your arms overhead. Slowly lower you arms, bending at the elbow so that your arms are parallel to the ground. Return to the starting position and repeat.
15 spiderman push-ups
Get into a normal push-up position. As you lower your body to the ground, lift your right foot off the ground, and try to touch your knee to your elbow. Return your leg to push-up position and raise your body back to the starting position. When you repeat again do it with your left leg.
20 reach lunges (10 each side)
Hold both ends of one dumbbell at your chest. Start by taking a large step, taking your rear knee to the floor and keeping your shin as vertical as possible. Make sure you keep your chest up. While in the lunge position extend the dumbbell in front of you, making sure to not round your back and not letting your arms go above your shoulders.
15 mountain climbers
Start in a push-up position. Your weight will be supported by your hands and toes. Bending your knee bring it till it is under your hip. With a quick jumping motion switch to the other leg. Repeat on each side until you have completed 15 each way.
Cool down and stretch for 5-10 minutes
This workout is from Forte Fitness. I wasn’t paid or perked to tell you about it. I just really enjoyed the workout! If you are in the Orlando, FL area you should check them out.