This weekend we were in TX visiting Adam’s family, so today we’re both a little more tired than usual! Jumping into Monday after traveling all weekend is always a struggle around these parts. I think Adeline’s daycare teachers have come to know my Monday struggle bus attire well.
I wanted to pop in real quick to share a great sweaty workout I squeezed in on my lunch break one day last week. I haven’t shared a fitness post in a while so I wanted to get back at it!
Gym time in the middle of the day is actually like the best thing ever! It’s such a great way to recharge your batteries and give yourself some extra energy to finish out the day. I wish I could manage to get to the gym everyday at lunch time, but right now I’m good if I can go once at lunchtime during the week, and then twice after A goes down.
For my lunchtime workout last week, I thought I’d share what I did. Since time is usually more limited for midday workouts, it’s crucial to be efficient, and really focus on what you’re trying to target. For most of my workouts, I always like to start out with some cardio, just to get my muscles warmed up, my heart rate up, and get those endorphins flowing. I have no idea how people walk into the gym and jump straight into weights! (Plus, sometimes, I get really into my cardio and end up making it my entire workout!)
So, here we go…
- 30 minutes on bike, interval setting, various resistances
- Circuit using dumbbells to do 3 sets of 10/each exercise:
- bicep curls, alternating arms
- one arm shoulder press
- overhead tricep dips
- standing chest row
- forward lat raises, one arm at a time
- lat raises, both arms
- walking weighted lunges
- goblet squats
- 1 minute straight box step-ups
DONE! That should take you about an hour or so, maybe 50 minutes or faster if you spend less time on your phone changing music like I do 😉
My goal this week is to get two good workouts in, since I know it’s a pretty busy week.
What are your workout plans?