Some Circuit Training For the Win!

This morning I had to take my 11 month old to the doctor because he can’t seem to shake a cough that he’s had now for over two weeks. Good news (according to the doctor) is that since it’s ‘just viral’ it means he hasn’t had the need for an antibiotic for almost the entire first year of his life! Well, that’s great, but I wasn’t exactly thrilled that I had to pay over $100 to be told ‘he has a cold’. To add insult to injury, I didn’t get to work until later than usual, so I had things to get done, which meant no lunch run! ☹️

I knew I needed to get some form of exercise done, but I wasn’t going to be able to make it to the gym, so I went back to my Pinterest account and found a couple worthwhile exercises, to be completed in a ‘circuit training’ format at  home. I was able to complete them tonight after the kids went to bed. They are as follows:

80 jumping jacks, 50 squats, 20 lunges, 60 second wall sit, 20 push ups, 40 sit-ups (completed 2x)

Who knew 80 jumping jacks would be such an intense workout for my calves! Definitely a good thing! Doing these exercises twice was a challenge, but I felt I needed something more (and I didn’t want to repeat this because I really didn’t want to do ANOTHER set of 80 jumping jacks). So, I found another set of exercises to complete. They are as follows:

30 jumping jacks, 10 push ups, 30 high knees, 10 burpees, 30 sec. plank, 10 push ups, 30 squats, 10 lunges/side, 30 sec. plank, 10 push ups, 30 jumping jacks, 1 min. wall sit (completed 1x, though the pin says to do it 3x).

Overall, my “circuit training” workout took about 15 minutes. Again, it’s not quite as fulfilling to me as a run, but I firmly believe that something is better than nothing, and these type of workouts truly do help tone my legs, arms (hello, 70 push ups), and just overall body, which in turn will improve my running. So this is definitely a win!

For the record, I can’t stand burpees!

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