I’ve been super slack with exercising lately. I seem to lose momentum for one day and then it’s like I shouldn’t bother for the rest of the week because what’s the point? I know it’s a shit attitude to have but most of the time I get back into it within a couple of days.
This last time it took about a week to get back into it and it’s incredible how much my body is hating me for it. My neck and shoulders are sore at work, my legs feel stiff and I’m really cold all the time. I don’t know if the cold thing is a direct cause but it feels like it is.
I don’t like gyms and although I do enjoy classes I find a lot of them are just so expensive for what they are. Plus the internet has so many great options for exercise.
So here’s what I’m using at the moment.
7 Minute App – an all body workout that takes approximately, you guessed it, 7 minutes. It actually takes about 9 because it’s a HIIT workout with 30 seconds of exercise and 10 seconds of rest. There’s also the options for an ab workout, a leg workout, a butt workout and a 30 day challenge with 6 different options. It’s a free app which is even better. I generally mix this up with a few of the below workouts.
Tara Stiles – Tara is my favourite yoga instructor on Youtube. She created a type of yoga called Strala which is very much a flow state of yoga. I really enjoy it because it’s constant movement and there’s not much of the meditative aspect. Considering I already meditate I don’t need more of it when I don’t have much time.
Here are a few of her videos that I really enjoy.
The Fitness Marshall – This is a new workout that I’ve found that I love, love, love, love, love!. I love dancing and had been looking online for some time trying to find choreographed routines that weren’t boring. Most of them were, or the videos too slow for me or far too repetitive for my liking. These are brilliant. They’re fun, the backup dancers are great and the commentary is hilarious!
Here are a few that I really love.
Buttons by The Pussycat Dolls – The Fitness Marshall
Anaconda by Nicki Minaj – The Fitness Marshall
Work by Rihanna – The Fitness Marshall (this one is my absolute favourite – purely for the commentary!)
Lose Control by Missy Elliot – The Fitness Marshall
What I really love about all these options is that you really can mix and match them. Many of them are less than 10 minutes so you can do 4 or 5 different options and have worked out for 30+ minutes which means you’re never bored and can really do exactly what you feel like. Not only that but they’re free and accessible and you really don’t need a lot of room in order to do them.
What are some of your favourite at home workouts?