Some Workouts For You!

Well guys, I just wanted to share with you some really good workouts that you can very easily do at home.  We’ve been doing really good working out and I really enjoy going to the gym but sometimes it’s hard to get to the gym as much as we like to in the week and we don’t want to just not work out at all so these are some of our go to workouts that really have your feeling it!

  • Sumo Squats:  Start with your legs at a wide stance and go as low as you can, it’s even better if you hold a weight or kettlebell

  • Lateral Raises:  holding a dumbell in each hand with your palms facing the ground raise your arms to shoulder level (these are hard at first if you’re not used to lifting weights, but they are totally worth it!)  These can also be combined with a regular squat for even more of a challenge.

  • Jumping jacks: sure, we all probably did jumping jacks as a child, but how many of us do them as an adult so get back to being a kid and do them, this one is really fun to do with the kids!
  • Jump rope:  Here’s another one we did as a child, but with this one you don’t actually need a jump rope (unless you just want to use one), just do the motions.  This is another fun one to do with the kiddos!
  • Crunches: lie flat on the floor with your knees bent hands just behind your ears and lift up, this is a fairly simple exercise, but it’s also very effective.

  • Reverse crunches:  These are a little harder than just a simple crunch but they are also a very effective workout, and once you get the hang of it they’re great!  Just lie flat on the ground with your hands on the floor beside you, bring your legs to a 90 degree angle and slowly come up off the floor and slowly back down.

  • Bicycle crunch: For this crunch, you bring your knees up and at a 90 degree angle, with your hands behind your ears and bring one leg in at a time, as you pull your one leg toward your body go toward your knee with the opposite elbow and then do the opposite side.

  • Mountain climbers:  These are actually really enjoyable for me although I do have to say they are hard but I just really like doing them.  Basically you just place your palms on the ground and put one foot in front of the other like you’re running in place.

 

I really hope you guys give these a try and like them and that they can help you achieve your fitness goals you have for yourself, I know they are certainly helping me out with mine.

Working On Those Resolutions!! Join Me!!

Well, I thought that since I told you what our resolutions/goals were for 2014 I would ask you to join me with one of them.  The one I’m asking you to join me in is the one that most people make at the beginning of almost every year which is to lose weight.  Well, I have been on a site for almost a year and before you think I’m trying to get you to sign up for something that’s going to cost you, I promise you I’m not, if it cost anything we wouldn’t be on it I can assure you it’s 100% completely free no catches at all whatsoever but anyway, back to what I was saying I’ve been on this site for a while, and it’s a great little community, you can go on there and tack your calories that you eat, track how much you have burned from exercise and also keep up with your weight and measurements if you want to as well and I really love this site, before I got pregnant it really helped me out and I stayed on it all throughout but like I said now that I’m able to get back into focusing on weight loss I can start tracking all my numbers again which I’m super excited again!!

If you would like to join me on this journey the name of the site is myfitnesspal.com and my username is sarahertzberger I would love for you to add me as a friend on there if you do decide to join it, and if you do just add a message with your friend request that says you were sent from this blog so I know who you are.

I’m always up for extra motivation and it’s always great when you have people who support each other it makes the process much more enjoyable for sure!!

If you can’t figure out how to add friends right away, just comment below with your username, and I’ll add you in!

 

*I do not own any part of myfitnesspal.com just sharing this wonderful site because I love it so much!