I get it, the days are getting shorter, the weather is getting cooler, and lives continue to get busier until the end of the year. I’m over here trying to soak up my favorite month of the year and Target’s already got Christmas merchandise on display! Why?
Like the majority of you, I juggle a lot of responsibilities. When I’m not creating content for Life in Spandex, I’m working full-time in gym management, teaching barre classes at Carmel Barre, and trying to maintain a healthy almost-27 year old’s social life (my birthday is this coming week! ah!). With the holidays quickly approaching, my to-do lists are only getting longer, I’m sure you can relate!
When being an adult becomes harder to manage, your workout is usually the first thing to go. This is scarier for me to hear than the chain saws I was chased by last weekend in a Haunted House – and that memory is still stressing me out! 😉 Taking care of yourself is even more important during times of high stress. But it’s easier said than done when life gets crazy.
What if I told you that you could get in an awesome workout right from the comfort of your home in 30-minutes? Oh yes, last week’s AMRAP Lower Body Workout was such a success I’m bringing you another variation of this training style! This time, we are sculpting your entire body, getting your heart-rate elevated, and burning some major calories. All you need is a timer and a set of dumbbells! Oh yes, you’re gonna wanna tie your hair up for this one ;).
Use the same principle as last week to complete this workout. Complete as many sets you can of the designated repetitions of each exercise in 5 to 8 minutes. Rest for 1 to 2 minutes and then repeat the timed circuit another 2 to 3 times (depending on your fitness level and amount of time you have). If you’re a beginner, start with 5 minutes per circuit and work your way up. If you’re seasoned, challenge yourself to 7 to 8 minutes!
If you’re just starting your fitness journey, I’ve put mention of modifications you can make to the following exercises in the descriptions. Do what you can and make changes as necessary. Just because something looks different than you’re used to doesn’t mean you can’t at least try!
Check in with me once you’re done with the workout and let me know how it went. Also, I need some fun ideas for Halloween costumes! Please give me some ideas in the comment box below :).
Health and happiness,