As you all know by now, I am a huge advocate of weight training. Having tried so many other forms of exercise including pilates, yoga, kickboxing, step classes, (the list goes on)… the only thing that changed my body dramatically in the shortest amount of time was picking up challenging weights. Not that I am knocking the aforementioned forms of exercise! Anything that gets people up and moving is great in my opinion. =)
Realistically though, it can be difficult to get to the gym sometimes… Extreme weather, kids at home with no babysitter, a full-time job and full-time schoolwork. Sometimes we just can’t get to a gym. In those situations, don’t let that be an excuse not to get a workout in. A one-hour workout is only 4% of your day! If you don’t readily have time, make it! Even fitness models and competitors with all of those roadblocks I mentioned before still make time for eating well and working out (and no, they do not all have trainers, personal chefs or full-time nannies)! We all have the same 24 hours in a day to get done what needs to be done. Make your health and fitness a priority, not an option! You owe it to yourself and your family to be healthy and strong!
If you can’t make it to the gym, give this home-workout a try! Pin to Pinterest to share with friends! =)
If you do not know how to do a particular exercise, refer to this website for explanations and examples: (http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/)
Here are some other articles you might find helpful!
Beginner’s Guide to Fitness
5 Tips for Succeeding at Your Healthy Goals!
My Beef with the Word “Toned”
3 Weight Lifting Myths… Debunked!
A Warning to Runners
How to Fit Exercise Into a Busy Day
Muscle vs Fat
Dorm Room Cardio Workout