HAPPY FRIDAY MY DEAREST FRIENDS!
I haven’t been chatting a whole lot about workouts lately and I thought it was about time that be remedied.
First things first, I wanted to share a workout I’ve been loving lately. I think it’s a real keeper because it requires minimal space, zero equipment other than a staircase, and isn’t overly loud and stompy (I live in a duplex and am hoping to keep my neighbours in the ‘not-hating-me’ camp).
It’s perfect for those instances where you don’t have the time to make a trip to the gym but working out outside is a no-go (i.e. half the year in Canada). I just realized that this graphic is pretty maxed out in terms of girliness (girlyness?) but, fellas, I promise this is a good one for you, too.
I don’t have pictures of the exercises because I think they’re all pretty straight-forward but definitely don’t be shy to ask if you have any questions!
Now, as for exercise this week! I really enjoy when bloggers share a full week of workouts to provide ideas and give a feel for how they incorporate variety into their routines. It probably would have made more sense to do this on Sunday at the week’s end, but let’s just roll with it, yeah?
4 km Run + Stairs (10 sprints up at the train station near my house)
Gym Circuit x 3:
5 min treadmill run followed by
– 10 step-ups onto high box (10 per leg)
– 10 lateral raises in sumo squat
– 10 Kettlebell Swings
– 10 Burpee Box Jumps (ouch)
– 10 bicep curls while balancing on BOSU
– 10 Stability Ball Pikes
I love this style of workout of alternating running and exercises because it keeps me super occupied and leaves me no time to get bored.
Youtube HIIT Video
My roommate loves to follow workout videos and when we went to the gym together on Wednesday I asked if I could join her. This is the 45 minute HIIT video we did in the studio we had to ourselves. It was so much fun and I hope it can be a regular occurrence!
Slow 3 mile treadmill run + 10 minutes core
I was feeling a little bit tight from the previous couple of workouts so I zoned out to some Bon Iver for an easy 3 miles (5 km) and then finished up with a bit of core.
The next few days are totally up in the air. I’ll probably sneak in a workout or two but there’s also a chance that I’ll find myself too busy spending time with my people and eating all the things.
Wishing the happiest Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians and the happiest weekend to everyone else <3