While visiting here in Canada I chose not to join a gym. As much as it sucks because the gym is my happy place, I’ve been doing at home workouts to get those endorphins flowing!
Sometimes they involve a few more breaks than Id like thanks to Miss Ainsley. But it feels nice to get a sweat in regardless. Sometimes if she absolutely won’t cooperate I just switch my workout up and use her as a 14lb weight!
I make my own circuits since I have no weights, so my goal is to keep things fast paced to get and keep my heart rate up.
I usually do a circuit over and over again with no rests (unless I have a wailing baby) until 30 minutes is up! By the 30 minute mark I’m usually a sweaty mess anyways…
There are so many great at home circuits out there on Pinterest, or if you feel like spending money I highly suggest the Kayla Itsines guide. I use the Kayla Itsines workouts when I can’t make it to the gym, but like I’ve said lately I’ve been making my own circuits!
Here’s the circuit I did yesterday, if you take no rests and keep the intensity up I swear in just 30 minutes you’ll be sweating like a rat in a wool sock.
- Skipping (if you don’t have a rope just do the arm motions): 1 minute
- Pulse Squats: 20 reps
- Burpees: 15 reps
- Alternating Lunge: 20 reps (10 each side)
- Jump Squats: 20 reps
- Push-ups: 15 reps
- Mountain Climber: 50 reps (25 each side)
- Plank: 1 minute
- Tuck jumps: 15 reps
- Bicycle crunch: 20 reps
Repeat until you’ve done 25-30 minutes! Then don’t forget to stretch, it’s very often underrated but is very important!
I’m pretty sore today which means it was a good workout! But keep in mind everyone is different so if you do try this and feel the need to modify it that’s okay! You can add your own things, add rest breaks, even add weights if you have them!
If you give this a go make sure to let me know how you liked.
Stay sweaty friends!