This weekend was a busy one. I felt like I was constantly in motion whether it be in a car or on my own two feet and I am so happy to be in one spot today. This weekend, my boyfriend and I headed up to beautiful Cohassett, MA to attend his sister’s wedding. The drive wasn’t an easy one and took a whole heck of a lot longer than normal, but the festivities were by far worth it. It was a great time had by all filled with food, family & friends. Even with all of the distractions, I still held fast to my rule of never going more than two days without working out.
I woke up early on Friday anticipating our long drive and got my workout in. I did Kayla Itsine’s 1000 rep challenge which basically consists of 30 reps of a whole slew of different exercises. You time yourself and see how long it takes you to get through all of them. I was a sweat bomb by the end of it, but it felt amazing and I really felt it the next day. Saturday was my day off, but I went on a couple walks with my boyfriend and spent a heavy part of my day on my feet helping run errands.
Sunday was a different story. I knew I wanted to get some working out done, but just could. not. get. myself. to. do. it. I didn’t want to go for a run at all and there was no gym at the 250 year old inn we were staying at, so that put a bit of a damper on things. Although I lacked motivation, I did have time. So, as I sit in my empty hotel room, I brainstormed what I could do. Then, I stumbled upon FitnessBlender on youtube. It was perfect. I queued up a Cardio Kickboxing/HIIT video and started to get to work. I really got in the zone and my heart rate was pumping.
After an hour of playing around with videos and getting my burpee on, I was a sweaty mess and ready to wedding it out. I was so proud of myself for just getting it done. None of the exercises I did required any weight and I did them in probably a 6 foot by 5 foot area, so space was minimal, but I got it done. I highly recommend perusing the internet when you need motivation. Somedays you just don’t want to go to the gym and I find that doing free videos online can be just as sweaty if you put your all into it. Some of my favorite online workouts include:
- Fitsugar (they have a whole range of different types of videos from dance to HIIT to yoga)
- Blogilates (this is a great one for pilates and core strengthening exercises)
- Yoga with Adriene (by far and away my favorite yoga instructor on youtube)
- Greatist (they feature a workout of the day everyday that are great to do anytime, anywhere)
- Buzzfeed (you probably didn’t know they had workouts on here, did you? check em out, they’re awesome)
- Toneitup (some of these workouts are better than others, but overall, they’re pretty fun)
I love to mix and match a couple of these to get a full workout in. Monday was a whole different story. I was exhausted from dancing the night away, so I took to walking around the Rutgers campus for a solid hour and some and called that my workout. I listened to my body and new that this is what it needed and felt so refreshed after.
Today, it was back to the grind.
I headed over to my beloved gym (where I was greeted by one of my favorite trainers asking me where I’d been the past couple of days because I was missed #gymratproblems) and pounded out BBG Week 5 Legs & Cardio. It felt so good to sweat and get really moving. My heart rate was pumping throughout the entire thing and I feel so clear headed now that I’m back in the game. Also, for no reason, jump lunge actually didn’t kill me today. Feeling that progress keeps me going. I hope you all had a great weekend too and share some of your favorites in the comment section!!