On the Facebook fan page for Deactivated Fat Girl, I shared some information about my current workout regimen. It’s actually quite simple….I do a session of Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred right after I leave my community’s gym where I do a walk/run combo that lasts for 30 minutes. I’m a cardio junkie, and even though Jillian’s ‘shred’ does provide cardio, I always feel like it’s not enough (the results on Google prove me wrong but again, I’m a junkie and like to run).
Today, I wasn’t able to go downstairs because if I did, I would miss an important delivery. Since I didn’t want to chance it, I decided to take matters into my own hands and do a quick workout that I made up on the fly right in the hallway of my place. The workout itself was TOUGH and definitely got my heart rate up. It’s one of those workouts where there are NO excuses not to move, no reason to say you don’t have time, and definitely can’t blame space as a reason why you don’t do it, as you’re doing all of this right outside. I used the hallway but you can use a traffic-less road space, parking garage…whatever works. The space that I used was a couple yards. I don’t have a measurement but it wasn’t an overwhelming amount of space. As a safe point, make sure you can do about 20-25 of each movement down one way. Also, make sure you put effort into it and MOVE. You go through each of these exercises in the order given, and repeat 3-4 times. Below are photos/videos of each!
Exercise 1: Walking Lunges (see video HERE)
Do about 20-25 walking lunges to the ‘end’ of your hallway/parking garage/street. Once you reach the end, JOG (no super slow walking) back up and prepare for exercise 2.
Exercise 2: High Knees (see video HERE)
No set amount on how many you should do. Just get these knees high and do it to the end of your destination. This time, SKIP back to your starting point.
If you have a resistance band like the one shown in the video, by all means, use it. I didn’t b/c I didn’t have one but will get one for the next time! When you’re done, jog back.
Repeat this 3-4 times and I guarantee you’ll work up a sweat. For added cardio and working the arms, I jumped rope. 50 jumps, 10 times (so yes….500 jumps). If you feel that you can’t do that, try doing 25 jumps, 4 times! Very easy to do when you have great music playing. I PROMISE you this workout will help you work up a SERIOUS sweat, so have your water ready! If you try it, let me know how it worked for you!