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Get Fit Quick (and at home)

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I know I have a ton of mommas out there that love to workout. Ok… Maybe not LOVE to workout, but DO workout.

But how in the world do you fit in time to get “fit,” with kids running around, wanting every second of your attention… A husband saying he’s hungry and ready for dinner… Getting the kids ready for the next day…. Just so you can “hit” the repeat button and do it all again the next day?
{Whew… That was a workout in itself for me thinking about all of that}

WELL… I reached out to Alison from Fearlessly Fierce to see if she had any ideas for a QUICK workout for busy moms. (because let’s face it… we’re all busy, and sometimes we gotta squeeze in what we can.)

I absolutely LOVE her “Get Fit Quick,” workout that she came up with for this. I can SO do this.

So go get your yoga pants on (haha… yeah right, like you didn’t put those on as soon as you walked in the door, or if you’re like me… Never took them off from rolling out of bed yet) and let’s hit it.
Let’s see it Alison…

“Staying fit and healthy can be difficult. Then throw in a baby, toddler or kids, a job, a spouse, and 5 other things we’ve put on our plate and staying fit seems next to impossible.
Don’t let your demanding schedule get in the way of your health. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to stay focused on your health and fitness goals.

1. You have to want it: Let’s be real, if you don’t want to put your health first or don’t want to workout, you aren’t going to. Find the value in being fit and let that motivation drive you to succeed.

2. Set aside time: Easier said than done, right? Do your best to set aside a time to get a quick workout in. My advice is finding time before noon to get it done. The later in the day you wait, the more likely it won’t happen at all.

3. Have a plan: Like anything, having a plan will make you more efficient. Have a workout-ready whether it’s a DVD workout, a group exercise class at your gym, or a quick at home workout (like the one you’re about to see).

4. Set a goal and reward yourself: It works for kids so why can’t it work for us? Set a goal to work out X times a week or for X minutes each week. Meet that goal and treat yourself to a pedicure, a new book, or maybe an outfit you’ve been eyeing.
To help jump-start your workout plan I’ve created a quick at home workout you can do with nothing but gliding discs (or paper plates!).

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Go through Round 1 (strength focused) followed by Round 2 (cardio focused) 2 – 3 times. Both rounds combined shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes. To save time, use round 1 as a warm-up round, going at about half effort to get the body warm and ready. Use round 2 and 3 to really get after it. Cool down after by taking a few walking laps around the house and stretching all the major muscles.
Now get moving! Start making fit and healthy a lifestyle rather than a chore. Good Luck!”

How fantabulous is that? So quick, and actually a workout that is easy to understand and follow! Thank you so much Alison!

You all gotta let me know if you tried this workout!

6 thoughts on “Get Fit Quick (and at home)

  1. I love this routine and that all you need is paper plates and your own body weight to do it. I fell off the exercising wagon last month, I really need to get back on it!

    1. Jessica says:

      I know! When a workout requires so many other things to use, it seems like another obstacle to hurdle over. No excuses with this! Love it! Thanks so much for coming by! 🙂

  2. Tabitha P says:

    What a great at home routine! And truly anyone can do this. Last February I made the decision to get fit for my health and family, and it is wonderful. It’s a total mindset, if you aren’t truly ready to get fit it just isn’t going to happen. It’s not about weight lose it’s about getting and feeling healthy. I may have to try this workout out sometime.

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh my goodness, good for you! You are so right. You totally have to get your mind around it, or you’ll never stick to it! Thank you so much for visiting, and sharing on your FB. 🙂

  3. Sami says:

    I’ve seen these little sliders a few times before but haven’t tried them. Looks like a great workout!
    Thanks!

    1. Jessica says:

      I’ve never even heard of them! Lol…so I was totally excited to see that we could use paper plates!
      Thank you, and thanks for coming by!

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