The last time you heard from me was Monday morning then I blinked and it was Friday morning and I’m just getting the opportunity to sit down and write this post. I have been working on the elements of it for two days but kept getting pulled in different directions before I could finish. It was a busy week, and I’m realizing as I get into this new year that it’s time for an evaluation of how I’m scheduling my time when it comes to work, family and personal life. I’m certain that I could so some shifting, prioritizing and letting go that would help me to feel more efficient and productive on many levels.
I find that I have to do these types of check-ins periodically or else I tend to become the hamster on the wheel of doing a lot of things well enough but never feeling like I’m really giving anything my all, you know? 🙂
I’m looking forward to a low-key weekend hanging out in Charlotte with Finn before I travel again next weekend for a yoga training.
For today, I have two new workouts for you! Well, new to the blog. I posted both of them in my Instagram feed over the last month. I am trying to share workouts here on my blog as well as Instagram so that they have a permanent home. First, I feel like it’s easier for people to go to my Workouts page to find workouts than to scroll my Instagram feed. Second, who knows if Instagram is going to be around forever so I’d like to have my content housed here on my blog as much as possible!
Also, when I share workouts on my blog I like to create Pinnable graphics in addition to the video demonstrations because I know so many of you like to save workouts that way.
The first workout is a HIIT kettlebell circuit and the second is a legs and core bodyweight workout.
HIIT KETTLEBELL WORKOUT
This is a four movement workout that will work your whole body and give you a nice dose of cardio. What I love so much about this workout is that in only four movements we have a lunge, a squat and a deadlift for the low body and a pull and a press for the upper body. I am all about efficiency!
Here is the video with movement demos:
I know you might have to watch the video to understand some of the movements you see above but once you get a grasp on it, I think you guys will really love this workout. It’s a fun one!
LEGS + CORE BODYWEIGHT WORKOUT
Each round of this bodyweight circuit is just four minutes long but in those four minutes you’ll get quite the challenge for your legs and core. I’m recommending you repeat this circuit 3-5 times so this is a great little 12-20 minute workout to add to the end of a run or to do when you’re pressed for time.
The leg work includes a front lunge, a back lunge, lateral lunges and a jump squat variation. The core work includes three plank variations along with a rotational twist in the lateral lunge.
Here’s your video demo.
Bodyweight workouts are always super popular and I know this one will be too. It’s simple and effective.
Can’t wait to hear what you think of these workouts! Have a happy Friday and a great weekend. I will be back soon, I promise!
Where do you prefer that I post workouts? What’s most useful for you/easy to save/navigate/access?
What’s your preferred workout length?