At the end of April I have reengaged in my weekly workouts at home. I do not focus on HIIT anymore. Last year a combination of 7-min bodyweight workouts and a drastic change in my eating habits had helped me to lose around 10 kilos and ever since, I feel great.
Now I am more concentrated on toning my legs and glutes and hopefully building some muscle in the area. It is only the 3rd week of my new training (2-3 times per week, 25-30 minutes), but I feel how every week the same exercises and reps become easier to perform, so even though there’s no visual result yet, I can tell it is working.
It has been a couple of weeks since I’ve written about my favourite exercises that helped me to get in shape.
Yes, we just love those squats and all the hassle-free muscle training they are providing, but once in a while everybody wants to play a bit with their routines and add new easy-to-do-at-home exercises that isolate glutes and give them a good training.
This week it’s a hip bridge, hip raise or butt lift!
With just a mat or a carpet on the floor you are able to easily train your glutes muscles at home! No equipment required :)
It has been a long week and I feel bad to say I forgot about my home workouts for the whole week. We were moving to a new flat and I simply didn’t have time or energy to exercise due to all the cleaning, moving furniture, grocery shopping, furniture shopping, home appliances shopping etc. But I think I burnt some good calories this week anyway. Let me tell you that because for 3 previous months I kept doing my exercises daily and eating healthy, this week of a setback didn’t really show on my body.
Now, in a new home and in the beginning of a new week, I’m back to my daily routine and this week’s favourite exercise is S-Q-U-A-T-S. It used to be said that squats are mainly male exercise but gladly for us the sports fashion changed and now most of the training websites, videos and Instagram pages are flooded with motivational pictures of round sexy butts to motivate us and start doing squats :)
Lunges seem so easy to do at first, but.. killed my legs yesterday with Reverse Curtsy Lunges. What IS this exercise? 2 minutes without a break made me feel like I ran half an hour on a treadmill! I’m definitely adding them to my daily HIIT routine.
In the beginning of June I was looking for ways to incorporate sport and healthier choices into my life and I ran across an article about the high-intensity 7 minute workout that has been making its way through the world, with scientists saying this little time spent exercising can be just as effective as an hour of running. And I thought to myself – why not make an experiment? If I can’t commit to spending 7 minutes a day for exercises, what good can I say about myself? Simultaneously, I started reading about healthy diets for reducing body fat and boosting my metabolism.
Little exercise is much better than no exercise at all – every day is an opportunity to start changing