If you’re pressed for time but want to get your fitness on, this body weight workout is for you!
We seem to live in a society of perpetual motion these days. We get busier by the day, and I don’t foresee that changing anytime soon. So finding time to workout can be a challenge for some, especially if there are children involved, or travel, or even just life in general.
I usually have about half an hour to get a workout done in the evenings after my daughter goes to bed. Most of the time I’d just rather sit and put my feet up with a glass of wine, but I’m trying to push myself more and do something most days of the week. Between my runs and body weight workouts, I’m usually getting some sort of exercise in 4-5 days a week.
This workout is easy to do, requires no equipment, and can be done while you’re watching your favorite show on TV.
It’s just 3 rounds of work, with a 45 second break between rounds. It shouldn’t take you more than 10-15 minutes or so to complete.
10 push ups
20 sit ups
10 lunges per leg
50 jumping jacks
60 second wall sit
Not too bad, right?! Trust me when I say you can easily do this at home; no gym required.
Body weight workouts are some of my favorites. I love that we can get fit without needing any equipment. Try this workout when you’re crunched for time but want to get a little sweat on. A quick calorie burn may be just want you need to get your day going in the right direction.
This is great – I actually needed this yesterday!! I feel the same as you – there is so much to do and so little time!! Grrr! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston
Sounds tough to me! That’d be great for me though! I feel busy and I don’t even have kids :-p I did go on a run yesterday for the first time in a while 🙂 I admire you for working out after a full day like that – you’re better than me!
I love it! I’m impressed you workout at night! I always admired people who did it that way!! But, I guess you just fit it in when you can! looks like a great workout plan!!
That’s just it. Gotta fit it in when I can and right now, the evenings work best. 🙂
You are awesome! That’s true motivation, to get your workouts done in the evening.
It’s really the only time I have. Gotta do it at some time!
Well, as you know I’m just getting into body weight workouts. I’m doing the PrayFit devotional which combines Bible/devotional with body weight exercises. It’s so awesome! I think body and spirit are meant to go together and when one if suffering, so does the other. Does that make sense?
Anyway, thanks for sharing this. I’ll pin it to my Deliberate Exercise board and give it a try once I’m done my 56 days of PrayFit.
Have a great day!
I LOVE body weight workouts. To be in tip top shape, you actually don’t need any equipment at all. There’s Instanity and Tabata style body weight stuff that incorporates cardio, yoga and pilates to create long lean muscles, walking and running… Your body was meant to keep itself in shape with just your own weight!
Love this!! I need a good quick workout I can do at home. I haven’t been working out nearly as much lately 🙁 Definitely going to try this out!!
This is such a good pairing of exercises! I love how realistic it is to make the time to do– you don’t have to worry about taking the time to load a video or anything. This should be motivation for me to stop making excuses 🙂
First of all, you are amazing for being so busy and still working out!! Secondly, I don’t enjoy workouts of any kind or variety but if I have to choose I love the kind like you just shared lol. Thirdly…my sleep is a joke, so I totally feel you on that. And Isaac still wakes up all night like a damn newborn so…ugh. I need to go to bed earlier too. 24 hours is NOT enough time in a day lol.
Oh girl, I feel for you. To still have him waking up must be sooooo hard. K wakes me up at 4:00 when he gets up for work and I want to cry like a baby b/c half the time I can’t go back to sleep, lol. I can’t even imagine what you have to do to get him back to sleep.
P.S. No idea why your comments are still going to my spam folder. That is probably the one thing I dislike about WP. I keep saying “not spam,” but they keep putting you and a few others into my spam folder. Annoying. So that’s why I have to reply to your comments on the blog instead of via email. I may decide on a new comment system at some point.
I have never been on the workout bandwagon but was doing really good there for a while. Last year I joined roller derby and exercised more than ever. I slacked when my mom got ill and I’ve started taking care of her. Thanks for the quick body weight workout. I’m going to print it out and get motivated again to taking care of my body.
Nice workout plan! Yeah, it’s hard to get enough sleep while working and trying to fit everything else in at the same time. I don’t know how some people blog every day when they have work and kids. I blogged 4 times a month and now, down to once or twice a month to be able to do other stuff as well, without feeling overwhelmed trying to post, blog hop, read other blogs I enjoy and fit everything else in my life as well. I am a stay at home mom and was still trying to fit too much in. Sleep is so important. Take care of you first, because I realized blogging friends will still be there 🙂 Not to mention, when you allow yourself more time, you enjoy it more. I love to blog and I’m definitely going to continue with it, I adore it, but I am okay with posting on my blog less. I want to enjoy reading other blogs too and enjoying time and people / stuff at home, outside of blogging. I love your blog!!!!! I always feel SOOOO happy when I read it. And getting closer to ordering my oils with / from you. I have met a lot of people in the blogging world who sell them now, but my first “oil friend” was YOU, ha! ha! So I’m sticking with you, like I said I would. I want you to have the business 🙂 🙂 I cannot wait to order!! My income tax $$$ should be worked on within a couple of weeks and I will just need to wait for it to arrive $$$, Yaaay!
I’m a runner by nature, but sometimes I get bored easily. When that happens I find body weight workouts to do at home, like the one you shared.
They can be great for a busy day/week, and you feel like you’re really working. It can also be a self challenge to keep a record of how many of each exercise you do, trying to do more the next day.
I’ll keep this one in mind 🙂
I feel you on the sleep. I get even less than 6 hours a sleep each day and I feel like I could always us ea cup of coffee or a nap. If I could shake the coffee and all that extra caffeine + sugar, I feel like I could shake that extra weight I want to use. For those who want to make this workout a little harder for a better workout, use weights or plates during all the things you feel you can add weight to. I took a power blast class at the gym and during the sit ups they had us add a 20b plate to our chest. My abs were pretty sore the next day!
I’m getting back into the habit after not working out for over a year. Almost two if I’m being honest. I’ve always worked out regularly. I’ve never been super fit, but I’ve always been healthy. I’m honestly sad on how weak I’ve become. I don’t fret over my weight- it’s unproductive. But I DON”T like feeling tired and unhealthy.
I’m starting back with walking/aerobics classes, and I was looking for some strength exercises using my own weight. This is perfect. Small steps.