With my belly growing seemingly rounder by the day, I have to admit…working out is the last thing on my brain. Especially with house projects I want to get done, a new puppy, blogging stuff, cooking, wanting to snuggle with my man when he gets home, being tired, etc….
Coming from someone who used to train in CrossFit competitively and loved it, not wanting to workout is kind of a big deal.
However, I know I’ll feel better if I do it, and I want to practice what I preach, so yesterday I created a quick 15 minute workout so I could be done with my warm up and workout in under 30 minutes.
I took this one slow, stopped more than usual for water, and had to lock previously mentioned puppy in her kennel before she got stepped on, or had a Dumbbell dropped on her head, but when I was done I was proud of myself for getting my 35 week pregnant self off the couch and moving.
I’ve created a collage with some pretty awful pictures of the movements, but until I get better quality pictures for you guys, this will have to do…
Another cool thing about this workout?
Besides the fact it only takes 15 minutes, all you need is a timer, and one Dumbbell, or Kettlebell. Or a milk jug filled with sand…whatever you have will work! I only used a 10# weight, because I’m basically wearing a 15# weight vest, but choose a weight that is a bit of a struggle to get the last repetition or two of each movement. If you have access to multiple Dumbbells and want to use one weight for the upper body and another for the lower, GO FOR IT! There is no right or wrong way to do it.
Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional or Registered Dietitian. As always, check with a doctor before making any fitness or nutrition changes. I am not liable for any mishap, or injury that may occur from engaging in any activities from this site
Set a timer for 15 minutes and complete as many rounds as you can of the following:
10 bicep curls to shoulder press (do 10 on one side before switching arms)
10 goblet squats
10 rear lunges each side (hold weight on the side that is stepping back. complete all 10 before switching sides/legs)
What I love about AMRAPS, (as many rounds as possible workouts), is the ability to scale according to your level. New to fitness? You’ll probably be a bit slower than some people. Been working out for a while? You’ll crush more rounds, and still also your soul.
Workouts don’t have to be long and complicated to be effective. In fact, simple is almost always better.
Make sure you’re logging your workouts, too. It’s easy to think you’re not making any progress, but stay consistent and you’ll find you’re able to go faster and get more rounds, add more weight, or maybe even both!
Don’t have weights? No problem!
Simply swap the bicep curl/press for push ups, however you can do them. You can do them on a wall if you’re brand new to working out, your coffee table, a bench, a chair, your knees, regular…If push ups are no problem for you do them strict, and even change up what kind you do each round.
Regular, triangle, dive-bomber push ups… Just have fun with it!
The squats can easily become just body weight, as well as the lunges, or you could even do jumping squats/ jump lunges for a completely equipment free, do-anywhere workout.