After eating breakfast and letting myself digest, I was itching for a workout.
I pretty much had all the time in the world because I have no classes on Wednesday’s. However, I did not feel like going to the actual gym.
Although I have a membership to the gym that is directly across from my house, going there and getting on the elliptical or dealing with the weight room just did not appeal to me.
My roommate has a pair of 5lb dumbbells so I decided to take that and roll with an at home workout.
All you need:
- Something to lift (dumbbells or anything you have on hand)
- Space to workout
- A sweat towel (you will need it)
This space looks really small, but honestly it was enough for me.
I started off by doing this circuit workout and it was just as good at home as it would be in the gym.
It took me around 35 minutes to complete and it was a great workout. I decided to try the second day of the bodyrock.tv challenge since I tried the fitness test last week.
The body rock video today was 12 minutes of high intensity cardio using mostly your own body.
Right up my alley to round out my at-home workout.
I’ll admit, I seriously underestimated this workout. I mean, how hard can 12 minutes be?
Whew! It got me even sweatier and out of breath than I expected. It definitely kicked my beeeehind! I love those kind of workouts though. Give it a try if you’re looking for something new.
Sweaty hair, check.
This just goes to show you that you don’t need a gym to get a great workout!
Post-workout was a protein smoothie! I used another GNC lean shake, vanilla bean flavor.
- Frozen banana
- Frozen berries
- Almond Milk
- GNC Protein Powder
It was super thick I ate it in a bowl with a spoon. Topped with love grown granola. So yummy!
Do you like at home workouts?
If you have your own dumbbells, where did you buy them?
Smoothie in a bowl or in a cup?