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13 Workouts To Do At Home

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Hey y'all! How has y'alls January started off?! Mine has been busy already and there are no signs of slowing down! I finished my first 5k of 2018 Sunday and I'm not going to lie, it was HARD! I haven't ran that long in almost two months! But, I did it and I felt great after!

When I was going through my kiddos school stuff trying to get everything organized, I was thinking about how I could cut down our schedule to ensure I was able to get to the gym everyday. My big 3-0 is coming up and I am trying to shed as much as I can and build my strength and stamina up. Plus, I am wanting to make sure that I am picking healthier options when snacking, eating out or when I'm just dog tired lol.

When I was thinking about my day to day activities and the time it takes to complete most of my daily tasks, I am left with barely any time! So I started to think.... maybe on my busy days I can skip the gym..


Yup, that's right! Those days where I am too tired or I am running on seconds of time, I will be skipping the gym. Don't get me wrong, I love the gym! It is my "safe place". I can let go of my daily stresses and just have some quiet time with heavy metal lol ( not the music, the weights). But there are times when just thinking about going to the gym makes me resent it. Then I feel bad and I get mad at myself... then somehow I end up with chocolate and having a heart to heart with my hubs about how I just want to be fit and eat whatever I want lol. I know.. I have issues!

So, what I have decided to do now is instead of stressing over making it to the gym, I will be incorporating these awesome, full body workouts at home! No commuting, no waiting for machines and no constant fear of people judging you. If there is one thing I HATE about the gym, is't all the looks I get when I am working out. Yes, I am overweight and running, yes I am overweight and lifting, yes I am overweight and doing 260+ on the leg press. I mean, isn't that why I am here??? To loose weight and get in shape?

Anyway, enough of my mini rant lol! Here are 13 simple workouts you can do in your own home without equipment and judging eyes lol! Plus, my little Thai is here to help demonstrate with me! Isn't she cute!?

1. Burpees- These are great for the whole body. Want to take your burpee up a notch? Add a jump!

2. mountain climbers- Also great for the whole body. Bring knee to chest and alternate. Try going as fast as you can to get that heart rate up!

3. Squats- The key to a great squat is a straight back and toes pointing upward!

5. Jumping jacks- Try doing a JJ ladder. Start at one and go to ten with a squat between each set. ( 1 JJ, squat, 2 JJ, squat, 3 JJ squat etc...)

6. Stairs- Stairs are one of the best workouts you can do! Try doing as many sets as you can!

7. Run outside- Running one mile is great for a warm up and burning fat!

8. Lunges- Like the squat, a straight back and toes to the sky are key!

9. Planks (L,M,R)- Planks are great for balance and muscle tone. Try doing a middle plank like Thai is below. Then switch to your left and then your right!

10. Crunches- Make sure you protect your neck and look up! Keep your elbows out and use your stomach to lift you.

11. High Knees- The higher the better! High knees help with speed and agility!

12.Wall sits- Wall sits are great for the legs and keep some of the strain off the back. If you struggle with squats, try wall sits!

13. Bridges- Great for the legs and glutes, bridges can be done in two ways! A regular bridge is when both legs are on the ground and hips are off the floor. Challenge yourself with raising one leg off the ground.

13. Leg/ Arm Raises- This workout is great for your legs, back, core and arms. Extend opposite leg and arm out and alternate.

There ya have it folks! 13 simple workouts you can do in the comfort of your own home! Try doing 2 sets of all of these workouts a day! If these are too easy, you can add weights or reps! What workouts do you enjoy doing at home? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. Some days I just really don't have time to go to the gym, or I don't have anyone to watch the kids. I love that we can all do these workouts at home! I do this with my kids all the time. They work out with me or play while I do it. No matter whether we're home or somewhere else, the best thing is to just do it! Thanks for the great fitness tips!

    1. Thanks Ashley! I agree! The point is to just do it! I am super sore from our workout yesterday but I know it will pay off!

  2. I'm a huge fan of at-home work outs; I haven't been to the gym since my first daughter was born. I love these exercises! The best part is that you can do most of them with your family or even while you're watching TV!

  3. Workouts at home are the only way I can get exercise. These are great ideas!

    1. Thank you Jamie! I love being able to do these at home too!

  4. At - home workouts are cool as you can do it as per your convenience and also takes care of the practical problems like taking care of the kids. You have some great exercises here!

    1. Yes! I used to take my kiddos with me to the gym but it was so expensive!

  5. I'm trying to start putting together an exersice plan that I can do at home and another for when I feel like going to the gym since it is on my January Goals post on my blog ( I love these workouts and I think I'm going to use a few of these while developing my schedule!

    1. Wonderful! I was actually thinking about doing a post dedicated to schedules! I will definitely check out your post!

  6. Yass. Love this girl. At home workouts are always needed! I'm going to start a self care series soon. You should deff check it out!

    1. I would love to Ashley! Let me know when it comes out!!

  7. This list is seriously awesome! I really need to spice up my workout routine, as I feel like I do quite a bit of treadmill walking, and I leave it at that. :/

  8. I love this list and these workouts are great. I am too shy for the gym but would do a dance class.


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