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Getting Back to Fit & Collective Blog Hop!


This year has been tough for me in one aspect...  my schedule.  When you have kids (and if you have young kids you'll understand) your schedule is NOT your own.  It pretty much revolves around, at first, feedings, nap time, cranky time, bedtime.  As your kids get older it's school, activities, mealtime, bedtime.  I'm at this phase and since September (when preschool started), I couldn't wait for it to be over.  Don't get me wrong I relished the 2 1/2 hours to myself and I got a lot done in those 2 1/2 hours... trust me.  But my workout schedule was thrown into a loop.  Add to the fact that in December I went back to work.  Mind you it's only 2 days, but to me that was another wrench in the schedule which I like to plan ever so neat and organized.  Me with - time to work out + going back to work + hectic schedule = not so nice.  I have been on edge and just feeling blah.

Monday was the last day of preschool!  Can I get a woot, woot!  Wednesday I was back at the gym and I could feel those endorphins flowin'!  But getting back into my groove will come slowly and over the next few weeks I'm going to share my workout routines with you.  I'm no professional, I don't even really like to workout, but I feel SO much better when I do.

Cardio 1st:

25 minutes on the treadmill

  • 1 minute warm up
  • 4 minute aggressive walk (fast walk on an incline)
  • 1 minute run
  • 4 minute aggressive walk
  • 1 minute run
*You get the drift, for 25 minutes.  This is enough right now to get me into shape.

Move to the mats & stretch

Free weight training
Core:
  • Pelvic Tilt, feet on floor, holding ball between knees - 1 minute
  • Pelvic Tilt, legs 90 degrees, holding ball between knees, hands pressed into thighsm - 1 minute
  • On back, feet pointed to ceiling, raise arms & shoulders off mat - 30 reps
  • Plank position, on forearms - 1 minute
Back:
  • While laying face down, put hands beside your boobs, lift up (back up only) - 30 seconds
  • Same position, raise feet - 30 seconds
  • Same position, push hands out to side "T" - 20 reps
Glutes:
  • In cat position raise toe to ceiling - 10 reps
  • In cat position, go down to forearem, raise toe to ceiling - 10 reps
  • In cat position, back to hands, kick leg out to side (45 degrees), food flexed
  • 20 squats
Arms: (I use 3 lbs weights for most of these)
  • Stand feet shoulder width apart, bend arms, pull your elbows behind your back as much as possible.  Lift arms to "Y" position, up to ceiling - 20 reps
  • Arm curls (biceps) - arms in a 45 degree angle - 20 reps
  • Lateral raises: arems up together 10 reps, arms one at a time 10 reps, together again 5 times
  • Rear deltoid raises with tricep kick backs - 20 reps
Stretch again.

This is a simple workout.  When I feel like my body is back in the groove I'll repeat this, add on to it, or change it up.

I'm ready to get back to fit and be ready for my beach body this year!  Have a great Thursday!


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Amanda @ The Pretty Pinhead
Sarah @ Lady Thrift
Samantha @ A2ndLife Vintage
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  1. Great routine you have here! No wonder you look toned even after the babies. I am now loving the elastic band that I use for everything to replace weight. Kind of cool and I can always pack it when travelling :)

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)
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  2. Time for me as well even my children are already grown up (and they do so much workout and running). I am working full time and there is always a busy schedule and it is too easy to find excuses. But I gained weight and at my age it is even harder... but I don't want to use age as another excuse now!!

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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  3. Good for you for getting back to the gym. I go once a week to a bootcamp run by a friend. Sometimes my husband has to work late and then I don't get to go and that sucks. I'm really hoping to get back to yoga. I miss it and my body misses it.

    Dont' forget about my link up today and enter my stella & dot giveaway.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  4. I hear you. My son is 7 months old, and I haven't worked out in ages!

    By the way, I'm a new follower from the Bloglovin' Collective. :)

    The Grass Skirt

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  5. Coming from the Bloglovin collective.
    New follower and love to have you follow back.
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  6. I too also had to switch up but the gym got boring to me until i decided to switch things up a bit! I use to just go on threadmill and do weights! I hate running on the threadmill because its so boring! Now i do 15 on elliptical and 20 on bike! I switch and do weights and back to bike! that make it fun for me.

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  7. thanks dear for your nice comment!:*
    My sandals are from atmosphere, but I bought them one year ago :(!
    Nice Blog dear :)

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  8. It's so true. Your time is never your own once you have kids. I'm so excited for school to get out!! I have completely fallen off the workout wagon. I love your sets, I could manage this, I think. Maybe we should start a support groups for moms who have young children & blog.:)
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  9. Came across your blog via the Bloglovin Blog Hop...looking forward to seeing more!

    Kate @ kategonecoastal.blogspot.com

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  10. Hi! I just discovered Bloglovin' Collective today and I'm a new follower. Thanks for co-hosting!

    http://homesweethoma-reeves.blogspot.com/

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  11. Woot Woot:)! That is awesome! Good for you Lulu! It's hard to set aside time for yourself when you have a family, but I know it's so important to both your physical and mental well-being! P.S. You're motivating me too:)!

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