Energy boost!

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Earlier than usual wake up today, and boy did it make for a tiresome morning! I did manage to get a good workout in and it truly helped increase my energy. Energy can be affected by many things – pregnancy number one, amount of sleep, quality of sleep, food and exercise. To maximize your energy levels its important to balance each of these things.

Today’s workout –

Warm-Up: Half mile (800 meters) on the rower

Workout – 15 minutes as many rounds as possible

500 meter row
5 Deadlifts
10 Box Jumps
Repeat

I was able to complete 4 rounds in 15 minutes 48 seconds (I wasn’t going to quit half way through a round)

Cool down – 400 meters on the rower

 

January Distance Challenge – 13 miles down, 37 miles to go!

Working Through Tired

My workout today felt great! I felt completely lazy and tired while completing all of it, but I got it done. Sounds a little backwards right?  I have noticed lately, while I am not really in need of nap, I am just way more tire than usual. However, regardless of how tired I was, it felt great to sweat and get my heart rate up.  Here is what I did!

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My belly is starting to look like my workout equipment! 🙂

50 Jumping Jacks
10 Single Leg Stand Ups each side with 18lb medicine ball
10 Pull Ups
10 Bent over Rows with 25lb KB
10 Single Leg RDLs each side with 25lb KB
20 Bosu Sit-Ups

40 Jumping Jacks
10 Single Leg Stand Ups each side with 18lb medicine ball
10 Pull Ups
10 Bent over Rows with 25lb KB
10 Single Leg RDLs each side with 25lb KB
20 Bosu Sit-Ups

30 Jumping Jacks
10 Single Leg Stand Ups each side with 18lb medicine ball
10 Pull Ups
10 Bent over Rows with 25lb KB
10 Single Leg RDLs each side with 25lb KB
20 Bosu Sit-Ups

20 Jumping Jacks
10 Single Leg Stand Ups each side with 18lb medicine ball
10 Pull Ups
10 Bent over Rows with 25lb KB
10 Single Leg RDLs each side with 25lb KB
20 Bosu Sit-Ups

10 Jumping Jacks
10 Single Leg Stand Ups each side with 18lb medicine ball
10 Pull Ups
10 Bent over Rows with 25lb KB
10 Single Leg RDLs each side with 25lb KB
20 Bosu Sit-Ups

Finished my workout with 2 miles on the elliptical and 1 mile on the rower.

January Distance Challenge – 5.5 miles down, 44.5 miles to go!

New Gadgets

Sorry everyone for being so sporadic with my posts over the past couple of weeks. You can thank my old not so dependable computer for that one, but good news Cyber Monday brought me a new one!!! I should now be back on schedule and I would love to hear more from everyone following me. Please feel free to comment on any of my postings or even ask questions. That’s what I am here for!!!

Today’s workout video is brought to you by my husband! He took our dogs out for a walk, meanwhile I figured I could sneak a quick workout in while he was out and our little guy was napping, but he returned before I finished. This meant no quiet moment for me and my workout, but rather him asking what I was doing and if he could film me. I love him dearly, but sometimes you just need those few QUIET moments to yourself.  In the long run it was great for you guys and I did enjoy his company! Remember with this workout that the Bosu ball makes your workout harder and if you do not feel safe doing any of these exercises on the ball, do them on the solid ground. I don’t want anyone falling or hurting themselves!!

Equipment: Bosu Ball and Dumbbells

4 Rounds

Single arm alternating Bosu Push-Ups – 10
Bosu Dumbbell Squats – 10
Bosu RDLs – 10
Bosu Step-Ups with Overhead Shoulder Press – 10
Bosu Mountain Climbers – 20