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Quick Lunchtime Calorie Burn

Happy Monday!

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!

wahm lunchtime workout ideas

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?

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    Heather @Lunging Through Life
    February 27, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Awesome job!! Looks like a great upper body circuit. Love lunchtime workouts!
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      Sweet Miles
      March 6, 2017 at 11:06 am

      Thanks friend!

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    Annie
    February 28, 2017 at 6:34 am

    I rarely ever get to the gym for cardio but I will try the strength portion this week! Lunch time workouts sound great!
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      Sweet Miles
      March 6, 2017 at 11:05 am

      They’ve been really nice, even if they are few and far between! I just keep reminding myself that swimsuit season will be here before we know it. AH!!

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    Jen
    February 28, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    I am trying to talk myself into giving up Emma’s naptime for relaxing and workout at that time instead. I know that I will get the energy boost I have, but man, it’s SO hard to give up that “me time.” And hello, it’s my Bachelor watching time too!!

    This does look like a fantastic workout though!! Have a great week 🙂
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      Sweet Miles
      March 6, 2017 at 11:05 am

      Haha you are right, it is SO hard!! You just have to find that one little chunk of time you can give up 😉

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