It’s been a while since I’ve done a proper Fitness Friday hasn’t it?!
I thought I should pop in to tell you guys I haven’t totally fallen off the workout bandwagon over the past month! So what have I been doing??
Hubby and I have been using our Groupons and we’ve been trying to go to crossfit on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings when we can. We both really enjoy the workouts and love working out together!
Walking & Running
I’ve still been running occasionally, plus taking the boys on some nice long walks. As the weather starts to get colder, I’m really missing my treadmill that broke a few months ago. Luckily, an Anytime Fitness is opening up 1/2 a mile from my house in January so we’ll be getting memberships there!
At Home Workouts
When we can’t get to crossfit, Hubby and I have been doing some crossfit-type workouts in the basement. I’ve also been trying out some of the workout videos on GaiamTV and lifting weights! Plus I’ve been rocking my Sparkly Soul headband 🙂
Making Up My Own
You guys know I love making up my own workouts…so I’ve been doing that occasionally as well! Above is one I did earlier this week. The idea is to hold the moves at the point of contraction, so you squat down and hold it for 10 seconds, then come up…and repeat. Then you press your dumbbells up, hold for 5 seconds when your arms are extended and then bring them back down. You get the idea. Give it a whirl!
This is the workout I did last night. My shoulders were so sore from crossfit so I wanted to focus on legs. I did 10 split squats each leg, 10 deadlifts each leg, then 10 scorpions each leg…then repeated that two more times before moving on to round 2. The elf4health challenge for yesterday was to do a new exercise in your workout. I picked scorpions even though I had done them once already, they’re still fairly new to me. Thanks to Tina for introducing me to them!
So there you have it!
Now, I’m sure all this talk of workouts has caused you to work up quite an appetite, right? Well you’re in luck! Remember when I posted this pic:
Those are healthier Peanut Blossoms. I created them for a free eCookbook from Anytime Health! To get the recipe, along with 8 other healthier holiday cookies, click the photo below!!
PS. If the link above doesn’t work, click here to get the recipe.