Fitness Friday 20

Hi Guys!

It’s time for another Fitness Friday! 

My workouts this week since I got back from blend have been somewhat sporadic. Quite frankly, I’ve been exhausted. But have no fear! I still have a few workouts to share with you :) Apparently I was in the mood to go with a numbers theme this week.

Monday and Tuesday I wasn’t really in the mood to workout…I had a test on Wednesday so I spent most of those two days studying. Even though I wasn’t working out, I still wanted something to get me up and moving throughout the day. That’s how I came up with these first two workouts. They only take five minutes but they’ll elevate your heart rate and get you moving! They’re great for getting you up off your butt without taking up a lot of time! The perfect study break.

The first one hardly requires any space at all. You can basically just stand in place to do it. Give it a try in your office at work, or while you’re cooking dinner.

Here’s a video in case you’re not sure about toe taps. She uses a medicine ball but you can basically just pick a spot on the floor or wall and use it to alternately tap your toes. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO.
For the air punches, you can do whatever you want- jabs, crosses, hooks, uppercuts…just keep your arms moving!

If you have a little bit more space, try this one:

You can do these several times in a row for a full workout, or use them throughout the day to bump up your heart rate!

Wednesday I was finally feeling slightly more rested, so I put together the following workout.  It’s easy to remember: You do seven exercises…seven reps of each exercise…and repeat the cycle seven times!

Use a medicine ball for the ball slams and the wall passes!

Until I did this workout, I forgot how much I love my medicine ball! The next day I put together an ab workout using the medicine ball again.

FYI- planks on the ball are HARD!

That’s all for today friends! Hope you have a great weekend :)


PS…the winner of the spread the love giveaway is:

Congrats lady! Email me with your mailing address :)


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Short intense workouts are great to put in throughout the day when you are feeling a little low on fuel. Who needs 5 Hour Energy Drink when you can do burpees?? :)
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..Who’s Your Mama? Tabata Workout

  2. oh my goodness! Pinning so many of these! THANKS LINDSAY!

    p.s. I have missed you :(

  3. Love the workouts. Adding them to the list!
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  4. Jo won!!!! I love that she did! she needs to try to love grown! and I need to try one of these workout, soon.
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  5. I have been beat this week too. I have a massage scheduled for tomorrow after my 8 miler and am blissfully awaiting my full blown taper week next week. Only having to run 2-4 miles 2-3 times sounds amazing. Although next week I will be probably chomping at the bit and going crazy. haha!
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  6. I love fitness Friday. Great inspiration for my morning workout. :)

    Have a fabulous weekend!
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  7. i like the five min workout! great way to get moving when you’re not really feeling a whole blown out intense workout!
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  8. Great workouts, love em! Thanks for the inspiration, Lindsay! Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Yay! I am so excited!! I love winning things I LOVE especially THIS granola!!! Woohoo! :-) And whenever I travel, I always have weird workout weeks, this was mine too…yours was just uh Blend-heavy so no wonder you need a bit of a break! I want to come next year!!! :) Happy Friday dear!
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  10. I’m loving the take 5! Congrats to the winner!
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  11. What an awesome idea!! I love these workouts!!! 8 ball abs is right up my alley :-)
    Laury@TheFitnessDish recently posted..Sexy Shoulder Burn Core Workout

  12. Your workouts are like those books that have the number theme… haha.. GREAT!
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  13. Great workouts! i love your graphics…so pretty!
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  14. Definitely adding these to my workout lists! Thanks Lindsay! Have a good weekned!
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  15. I am worried for when you get to number 10 in Lindsay’s workout number mania. Ah! :)
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  16. great workouts! I love having the short ones you can look forward to when your busy or need a break
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  17. I love this! I can’t stop pinning…lolo Great workouts.

  18. I love all these workouts! Thanks!

  19. It’s great that you take the time for a quick 5 minute workout. It’s better than nothing. I am guilty of blowing a workout off unless I get to the gym.
    Leonor @FoodFaithFitness recently posted..First spin class and cake in a cup

  20. Great workouts! I love the 5 minute intense workouts, you always have time to do them throughout the day. And if repeated a couple times they make a great workout! Win, win! Definitely better than nothing.
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  21. That 8-ball abs workout looks phenomenal! I’ll have to try it out!

    Congrats, Jo!
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  22. I am exhausted just reading all of those exercises. Thank you for sharing them. I’m bookmarking and going to try them on one of the strength days this coming week.


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