Thursday, August 14, 2014

Made Up Home Circtuit Workout

My love affairs for Jillian Michael and Bob Harper are well known. But, I'll admit it-- I'm getting a bit burnt out on Jillian's 30 Day Shred and I haven't been to the library for 2 weeks to get a new Bob DVD (don't worry- I'm going today). And, I love me some good ol' 80's classic 8-Minute Abs/8-Minute Arms. I mean, the outfits alone rock my socks. But, there's only so many times you can hear "like you're hugging a barrel" before you want to find a barrel to chuck at the TV.

I could use that as an excuse and not workout. I can hear myself now: "But, you did Jillian like 3 times last week and 8 Minute Abs/Arms yesterday! Boooooring. Just take a rest day!!" In fact, I was thiiiiiis close to calling it.

But, I didn't. I decided to just make up something and do it on my own. So, I sat down and wrote down a plan:

Here's what I did:
Do each for 1 minute (unless otherwise noted) and then repeat whole circuit:
-Jumping Jacks
-Walking lunges
-Plank (30 sec. on elbows, then 30 sec. on hands)
-Sumo squats holding weights
-Rest (30 seconds)
-Bicycle crunches (30 seconds)
-High knees
-Deadlift with should press
-Row while holding squat
-Leg lifts (whatever kind you want)
-Bicep curl with single leg extensions

I was sweating buckets and the time FLEW by. It was only 20 minutes, but it was a great workout and left my muscles feeling tired and it was exactly what I needed.

Turns out, being bored isn't really a great excuse to not workout. Glad I didn't let myself fall back on it this time. Will I be bored again (probably tomorrow)? Sure. Will I use that as an excuse and skip the workout? I'm sure I will now and then. But, I'm glad I didn't this time!


  1. I love this. Seriously, make one up every week, haha. Then we can sort of do it together. I wasn't sure how to do one of the moves was though and I was too lazy to look it up. How do you do a deadlift? Seriously, go work in a gym :)

    1. Dead lift = stand straight w your arms (holding hand weights) at your sides. Then, bed at the hip and sorta move your arms down your leg like your shaving your leg, being careful not to bend the knee. It'll feel like you're not even working out. But you are, I promise! :) LOVE YOU!!!

  2. Good job! As I remember from one of your previous posts, and which I steal (I do give you credit for it when I do): The only bad workout is the one you dod't do.
    Love ya,