Hey everybody, hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend! I’m kind of sad that the festivities are over and my 5 day weekend is coming to an end. I’m going to look at it in a positive light though! The new week means a fresh start, I can set new goals and challenges for myself!
Today I did an at home workout since I decided to sleep in instead of waking up at the ass crack of dawn. I was also short on travel time to get to and from the gym. I had the perfect amount of space too! All I had to do was move the big love sack onto the couch, sweep up the dog hair, put a mirror in the room and a yoga mat. I used my Valeo jump rope and my heavy resistance bands. Today I did ZWOW #93 to focus on my core and light cardio, and I did a really awesome resistance band circuit for my biceps and back. I threw in a little jump rope in between each set too, I didn’t want to jump rope too much because the sound is kind of loud on the hardwood floor. I didn’t want to disturb any neighbors!
It was a really awesome workout! I miss home workouts! They are so quick and effective, and you don’t have to go anywhere or share anything with anyone, it’s the best! There literally is NO excuse not to get a daily sweat session in, you can always do a workout. It doesn’t need to be a long one, it doesn’t need to have crazy equipment, or huge clunky machinery. The best types of workouts are the ones where you can challenge your body WITHOUT all that crazy stuff! I am a HUGE supporter of body weight exercises that raise your heart rate, test your agility, and really test your form and endurance. Some body weight exercises might look really easy, but that’s not always the case. If they do become less of a challenge over time, you can always modify them too.
I still love going to the gym, but instead of making an excuse like, “I don’t have enough time” or “I slept in too late today” I’m going to do a home workout. Too often I hear people making excuses, including myself. It seems ridiculous, it doesn’t take much to get in a good workout! It’s really easy, just make yourself do it. You can make time for about anything else, like going out to the bar, going to parties, shopping, hanging out with friends, sitting on your computer for hours, or watching TV. If you are REALLY that strapped for time, wake your ass on up at 4am and do it!
You are NOT allowed to complain if you’re putting in less than half the effort. You have to put in the work, it’s not just going to come to you. You’re not just going to get lucky one day and be in the best shape of your life. It’s tough, it’s grueling, it takes dedication, and you’re one workout away from a great start. Just keep going. Eventually working out will be a habit and for some it will be an addiction. There’s nothing more refreshing than an endorphin high, nothing more liberating than pushing your body and going further every time you try harder.
You don’t need a fancy luxurious gym, you don’t need the crazy machines that are 3 times your size, and you don’t need a thousand dumbbells at your disposal (even though it’s really nice), it’s as simple as working out at home. Seriously.
Apologies for the mini rant! Too often I hear girls talk about how they don’t have time, or how they had other plans and couldn’t fit a measly 45 minute workout in, then complain that they aren’t getting the results they want. You won’t see results if you don’t work hard, end of story. After having a really great home workout today where I challenged myself, and got my muscles going, I realized that there’s no excuse, not even for me, and I’m no longer going to listen to people who complain. Derek has always told me, “Next time you hear a girl complaining that they’re fat, and you know they aren’t doing anything about it, tell them ‘It’s your fault’.” I definitely will NOT say that, but I’m no longer going to be the person they are looking for me to be, “Awwww, you’re not fat, you’re perfect.”
Who’s actually fat that complains that they are anyways? What does that even mean these days? Whole other can of worms!
Anyways guys, hope you enjoy the rest of your evening! Tune in tomorrow, I’m super excited to hit up my gym tomorrow! Remember, you can ALWAYS do a workout at home, doesn’t have to be 2 hours long and doesn’t even need that much equipment! G’nite everybody! XOXO