Rainy Day Workout
It was a blustery day in Jacksonville, Florida! As I drove home from work in the rain, I began thinking about the possibility of a workout. I knew running was out due to inclement weather and I felt bad going to the gym since Marley & Ob were home alone all day while I was at work. I decided if I was going to break a sweat, it was going to have to be done inside the comfort of my own home.
I ended up completing a few rounds of this total body workout and it was a good one! My heart rate got up, my muscles were burning and I was pretty sweaty by the time I finished. The exercises were strategically placed so they got harder as the circuit progressed. Holding a squat really hurts after you’ve done weighted squats and squat jumps for a minute. ←Just an FYI.
Here are some links to some of the exercises, just in case you aren’t familiar with them:
All you need is a mat and a pair of dumbbells and you can do this workout at home! Easy breezy lemon squeezy (minus that squat hold – nothing easy about that)! If you don’t have weights at home, you could easily swap out the arm circuit for exercises that don’t require dumbbells (i.e. pushups, dips, planks, etc).
Marley watched the clock and told me when my 30 seconds was up.
He’s a stickler for time and form.
Ob waited not so patiently for the rain to go away.
Unfortunately, by the time it cleared up outside it was too late to walk. We enjoyed one last meal alone before Dave came home and ended up making cheesy eggs for dinner. I don’t think the dogs missed the walk. 😉
Dave is home safe now and are little family is happy to be reunited.
It is almost the weekend!! This week has felt SO long to me. If feels like I’ve worked 14 days straight, which is crazy because anyone who knows me knows that would NEVER happen.
When it rains, do you take that as a sign to skip your workout and bake cookies or do you get creative with your exercise plan? All my northern friends, I know you read this post and rolled your eyes because you run in the snow. I bow before you! Your discipline and commitment to fitness is truly admirable!