I have a lot of my friends asking me what my fitness regime is, purely out of curiosity I imagine.
Understandably, fitness and exercise do not appeal to everyone, so if you have zero interest in the topic, this post will likely fail to tickle your fancy.
As I mentioned in my Mental Illness and Body Image post, I used to be an avid runner. Running was a great way for me to clear my head and de-stress, because I only had to focus on the task at hand, which was to put one foot in front of the other.
Alas, I do not run anymore because it is a trigger for me, but I highly recommend running for anyone who enjoys pushing themselves and testing their endurance limit.
I have a set fitness routine that I do every morning, usually the minute I roll out of bed. Occasionally I will eat breakfast first, but I try to work out prior to breakfast, because I feel like it’s easier to get my ass in gear while I am still half asleep.
I focus on my arms, my legs/butt and my abs when I workout. I usually start with legs, because I hate leg exercises, then follow with abs and wrap up with arms.
Here is my daily routine:
(1) 60 squats
(2) 60 lunges (30/leg)
(3) 60 calf raises (up and down)
(4) 60 calf raises (side to side)
(5) 60 bouncing squats
(6) 60 side-to-side toe-touches
(7) 60 backwards leg raises (30/leg)
(8) 60 donkey kicks (30/leg)
(1) 60 second plank
(2) 60 side-to-side crunches
(3) 60 leg-drops (legs together)
(4) 60 alternating leg-drops
(5) 60 toe-to-floor leg drops
(6) 60 toe-to-floor alternating leg drops
(7) 60 toe-to-the-sky raises (pelvis thrust upwards)
(8) 60 cross-fit sit-ups
(1) 60 wall push-ups
(2) 60 cross-jabs
(3) 60 forward jabs
(4) 60 cross/forward jabs combined
(5) 60 arm circles (small circles, 30 forwards, 30 backwards)
(6) 60 speed-bag circles (30 forwards, 30 backwards)
(7) 60 elbow squeezes OR 60 shoulder blade squeezes
(8) 60 bicep curls
(9) 60 tricep squeezes
It might sound like a lot when it’s all laid out in front of you, but it only take me about 30 minutes to complete. The great thing is that all of the exercises can be completed without any equipment, meaning you can do them virtually anywhere.
Another thing I make sure to do daily is walk at least 10,000 steps. I have the FitBit app for my iPhone, and I keep my phone in my back pocket at all times so it can track my steps.
If you have any questions about the exercises I mentioned, please feel free to ask me for some clarifications! Or, if you try my workout, comment below and let me know how it goes.