We had a snow day today!
It actually didn’t snow all that much, but there was a wintry mix that coated everything and made quite a mess. Now, it’s just raining, so I’ll be back in the swing of things tomorrow!
My gym has a policy that if the school district where it’s located closes, then group exercise classes are canceled. Well, what do you know? That happened to be the case today! I usually take CX Worx on Mondays, and I had also planned to do a little cardio today.
No biggie! I got my workout in at home, without having to venture out in the sloppy weather.
I started with 20 minutes of cardio. I chose to do a dance workout from the fitnessglo website. I’ve been loving the different dance workouts that are available! I’m too shy/easily embarrassed to take Zumba or other dance-style classes, so these work out perfectly for me!
To do the strength portion of this workout, you’ll need a set of weights (whatever you’ve got or works best for you!) and a resistance band. I purchased my resistance band years ago at Target, so I don’t remember the exact cost. I do know that it wasn’t too expensive, though.
I modeled the strength moves off of different exercises I’m familiar with thanks to BodyPump and CX.
Here’s a look at some of the moves that might require a bit more explanation… (Sorry for the poor photos, but Chris wasn’t around to help me get quality pictures. These pictures actually make me laugh!)
Resistance Band Leg Lifts + Squats
Place the resistance band under your sneakers and twist in front. Holding the handles at your waist, lift your right leg and pulse diagonally back for 8 counts, then squat for 4 counts. Repeat on the left side, then repeat the whole thing 2 more times.
Resistance Band Rows
Put the resistance band handles around your sneakers. Grab the band about halfway down and pull straight back for 8 counts. Then, change your grip to underhand and pull back for an additional 8 counts. Repeat the whole thing 2 more times.
It’s only the end of January, so I’m sure this workout will come in handy throughout the winter on those days where I just can’t bring myself to leave the house!
How often do you workout at home? I usually prefer to workout at the gym, but if I’ve got a plan – like this! – working out at home is a great option, too!