At Home Workouts


Our guest post today comes from the amazing Veggie Lisa! She is the mom of four cute kids, and is passionate about eating healthy, and exercise! You don’t need a gym membership to get in shape and feel better!


In a perfect world, we could get to the gym every day. But in mom universe babies get sick, our alarm doesn’t go off, and snowstorms come in June (well maybe just in Utah). Just because sometimes our days don’t go just as planned, doesn’t mean we have to skip our workout. In fact, when my fourth baby was born, I wanted so badly to get in shape, but couldn’t bear to put her in the gym daycare. So I went and bought a few dumbbells and would wake up early and head to the basement for a sweat session. During that time, I worked hard, ate right and lost 30 pounds. Now that my baby is older, most days I go to the gym early, but every now and then I do this at home workout that is killer! The best part: no equipment needed. Some of the toughest exercises we can do is by using our own body weight.  If you are just starting out you can do push-ups with knees, but as you grow stronger try to do regular push ups. They really help define your upper body and core. So turn the music up loud and get ready to sweat!

At Home Workouts

30 Jumping Jacks

Jumping Jacks

Jumping Jacks

20 High Knees

High Knees

High Knees

30 Full squats

Squats

Squats

20 Push-Ups

Push Ups

Push Ups

30 Jumping Jacks

Jumping JacksJumping Jacks

40 High Knees

High Knees

High Knees

50 Crunches

Crunches

Crunches

30 Full squats

Squats

Squats

20 Push-Ups

Push Ups

Push Ups

2-Minute Plank

Plank

~Repeat 2 Times~

A few important things to remember if you are trying to lose weight:

  • Drink plenty of water, divide your weight in half and try to drink that many ounces
  • Stick to whole grain carbohydrates, if you want to lose weight consume them only within 1-3 hours of working out
  • If you have a gym membership don’t be afraid of the weight room. Lifting weights will make you toned faster than any other exercise out there.
  • Eat 1 serving of fruit for every 5 servings of vegetables. Fruit has tons of great nutritional value, but if we eat too much it can inhibit weight loss
  • Most of all enjoy the journey! Be consistent and do your best. Patience is the secret to weight loss.

Veggie Lisa Workout

XO,

Veggie Lisa


Veggie LisaMy name is Lisa but some people call me Veggie Lisa. I am a mom of four kids who loves to dance, cook, exercise, shop, decorate, and enjoy all the beautiful things the state of Utah has to offer. I have had a very long journey to get to the place that I am now, strong and confident but most of all happy. At one point in my life I weighed 200 pounds. It took 11 long years and 4 babies later to finally learn how to nourish my body properly and be comfortable in my own skin. Being a life long vegetarian, I have a passion for vegetables and love teaching my kids how delicious they can be.

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4 Responses to At Home Workouts

  1. Debbie says:

    Thanks, Desi. I have found and use another no gym workout called the T Tapp system. It has been very therapeutic for me after suffering 2 years with chronic fatigue. I now have boundless energy and am starting to lose the weight I gained.

  2. Monica T says:

    Thanks, yes, this is a nice, simple go-to to do at home. I also like Wendie Pett Visibly Fit 7 by 11 (using your body as your gym)very much.

  3. dellorine says:

    great tip about fruit to veggie ratio, i was taught 3 servings a day, but that is too much for this hormonally challenged girl. this type of exercise has replaced the ineffectual endless cardio. thanks for the post

  4. Melissa says:

    Thank you for this! I plan on doing it while my kids are at the playground or running around on the grassy field near our house. They will probably even do some of it with me–even better!

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