I have been a little off my game with my workouts lately. Well ok….by lately I mean like the last month…or two. Ugh, I know terrible. Right now I’m missing my trainers who did all the thinking and planning for me!! With everything we’ve had going on these last few months I’ve been so tired at the end of the day I haven’t wanted to do much of anything besides plop my behind on the couch and veg. We’ve all been there right?! Even though I’ve been tired, I still try to do at least something most days of the week. It may not be pretty, or organized, but it gets my body moving and that, to me, is a win.
Here are some of the things I’ve been doing lately to stay active:
– Lunges, push ups, squat jumps, sumo squats and jumping jacks. This has been my go to. When I don’t feel like working out but need to do something, this is what I do. I’ll do walking lunges, front lunges and lots of jumping lunges. I’ll usually end up doing about 20-25 minutes of work. And I can do it in our family room. In front of the TV. 2 birds with one stone!
– I’ve done this leg workout a few times, but it is a KILLER! Like you may not be able to get through it one time killer. Two times through and I’m spent.
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– Another go to is my tight and tone full body workout:
– And when all else fails, I’ll go back to my 6 exercises you’ll always see me doing.
Even though I still feel like I’m in somewhat of a “rut,” I always try to do some sort of activity at least 3-4 days a week…or more on a good week. If I can keep that up, I usually get my mojo back quickly and start pushing harder during my workouts.
Question of the day: What do you do to get out of a workout rut? Any go to exercises you do when you just don’t feel like doing anything?
Diddly squat’s probably don’t count!?!? Hahahaha! 😉 Saw that somewhere and loved it. I have bad knee’s that have been passed down to me, so I need to be riding my exercise bike and doing leg lifts to build muscle to support my knees… but, I just get too bored! After reading everything you do, I’m feeling like a slacker, so… I’m gonna go hop on my bike. 🙂
I need to do all of these! I can’t really speak to workout ruts because I’m never really in much of a routine (not good, haha) but my husband, who usually works out everyday has been in a rut the past week or so- maybe it’s the time of year?
I work out once or twice a day, but not always motivated. I need to try these out! Thanks for posting!! Talk about burning the buns 😉
When I am in a rut it means I am burnt out on my old routine so I tend to start a new program. For runs I pick a new route or get a new playlist, or run with a friend. If I stay in my rut for too long I get crabby. My workout is my me time! I will have to try that leg workout though..just not today. It was leg day! 😉
I’m with you Bekah. I rarely get bored with my runs, but I haven’t been doing them as much lately.
You should for sure try the leg one. It’s a killer!
I recently signed up for a mommy bootcamp class, and honestly? I hadn’t worked out in probably two years before that. Yikes! But throw in a pregnancy and baby and someone who will come up with any excuse NOT to work out and it’s not really that surprising. lol! We do a lot of core work outs and squats and I’m actually really glad I’m going!
Usually an added 5 lbs of weight helps me out of my workout rut. LOL
Seriously though, I find regular yoga practice makes me want to work out in other ways.
When I feel better I’ll make sure to try one of your workouts.
Thanks for sharing.
At least you are doing these? I was more into working out last pregnancy but since then I have developed this love for walking. I just walk every day now. I hope that isn’t horrible. I feel on track with my weight gain and everything in this pregnancy so I’m hoping that’s not too bad. 🙂