Fitness · Health · McKinney · Texas Life

Mixing It Up

Getting back into a consistent workout routine has been wonderful, even it I really didn’t take any time off. The stress relief, sweat and over all feeling after a great workout really makes me feel amazing as part of my over all mental health.

I have been doing virtual spin classes, TRX, weights, cardio and yoga. I really like to mix things up and not do the same thing everyday. It is also better for your body to keep it guessing and keep the changes coming. Your body will get used to the same thing over and over; making the results much less apparent if at all. This is where a lot of people plateau, get discouraged and quit.

DON’T QUIT, try something new. Is there a class you have always wanted to try? Do it. If your gym doesn’t have classes or you workout at home use the internet. Google free workout videos, search for different combos online there are so many things to choose from. You can try one of the combos under the Home Workouts section of my blog. If you normally hike or run try mixing in some weight training. Cardio is great but you need to build that muscle to keep changing and burning.

Whatever it is don’t be afraid to try something new. You never know what you will fall in love with or really give you a great workout.

Fitness · Health · House · Texas Life

Go To Treadmill Workout

After getting the home gym set up in our new place I was ready to get my sweat going. Below is my go to Treadmill workout.

5 minutes walking medium speed ( I wear ankle weights and a waste trainer to add sweat)

25-40 squats (depending on your level)

5 minutes on treadmill up your speed

15-20 lunges each leg (depending on your speed)

5 minutes on treadmill up your speed

25-40 sit ups (depending on your level)

5 minutes on treadmill up your speed

25-40 squats (depending on your level)

5 minutes on treadmill up your speed

15-20 lunges each leg (depending on your level)

5 minutes on treadmill lower your speed for cool down

25-40 sit ups (depending on your level)

This is a great way to get a good cardio and full body strength workout in. A lot of people have a hard time staying on a treadmill for long periods of time, this gives you quick on and off so your time goes by quickly and before you know it your workout is over. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Boerne · Fitness · Health · San Antonio · Texas Life

Active

I have been staying active and finding some time to sweat everyday weather that is a walk, home workout or group fitness class, even house work. Mixing it up and doing something everyday keeps me feeling energized and my body changing. On mornings when I can’t make it to an early class I love using my home gym to get a great sweat and strength challenge, an evening walk is a great way to get out and enjoy the Texas heat along with a great cardio workout for your body.

Grab some friends and head to a class, go on a walk or put on some head phones and get lost in the music, before you know it you will have completed a great sweat secession for your body.

I also love to hike around the parks, nature centers or preserves near me, most have free entry and allow you to explore while getting in that activity for the day. Free and a fun family workout…how can you say no to that?

Boerne · Fitness · Health · Products · San Antonio · Texas Life

Home Gym Tour

Welcome to my home gym! I used to only workout at home. That is actually where I lost my most weight and really began to change my lifestyle. I have slowly added to my gym over the years.

I have a treadmill, which I got as a Christmas gift in high school! It was the only thing I wanted that year, little did my parent’s know I would still be using it 12 years later. Definitely got their monies worth. It has been through many moves with me and the screen display doesn’t work anymore but that doesn’t matter because I can use my phone for tracking.

 

I have a weight bench that you can lift to multiple positions for different exercises. I also have a set of free weights starting at 12lbs going up to 45lbs. I don’t use a lot of the higher weights but my husband does.

I recently got a weight machine for Christmas that I can do 6+ exercises on including legs. This is a great piece if you are looking for the most bang for your buck and have limited space.

I have miscellaneous items as well including ankle/wrist weights, weighted ball, barre ball, bands, mats and more.

All of my equipment is located in our loft that gives me a lot of space to spread out for floor work, yoga and more. I also have a TV to allow for some black noise in the background. It’s good for me because I can exercise while watching my favorite shows and before I know it I have knocked out an hour workout.

What do you have at home? You don’t need much to get started.