As someone who sits at a desk for over eight hours a day, I’m desperately in need of some good physical health. This summer I’m challenging myself not to eat out anymore – at least not while I’m in town. (I’m giving myself some cheats when I visit my college town and if I go out with my grandparents, both of which are bound to happen.) It’ll save me some money and hopefully promote myself eating better.
So the next step is EXERCISE.
I’ve never been much for working out. I like to go on walks, sure, but that’s about all I do right now. I just moved out of a place with stairs, so now I don’t even have that going for me. It’s not that I don’t like exercise – it actually makes me feel energized and happier – but I’m just too plain full of excuses. I’m lazy.
So here’s my challenge for myself. I’m going to do these every evening for the next month, at the very least. Thanks to Women’s Health Magazine, these are some tips for working out at home, without any exercise equipment, focusing on my arms as well as some other various exercises to get my heart rate up.
1. Triceps dip to reverse plank – 2 or 3 sets of 16 reps
I plan on taking the cushions off of my low-sitting couch and using what’s left as a balance.
2. Push plank – 2 or 3 sets of 16 reps
3. Lateral Lunges
5. Switch Lunges
6. Body Walks
7. Side Hurdles
Exercises 3-7 are all featured in a video right here. They suggest that you should do these ones as hard as you can for 50 seconds each, giving you a full five minute workout. Not too shabby, eh? …and it’s now marked on my calendar. Feel free to join me! I’m not an athletic trainer, I’m just trying to do better for myself. Let’s get started on this healthier life track together!
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Corinne Pachl is a recent graduate from Truman State University whose heart will always lie in the depths of Kansas City, MO. Since studying abroad in Europe, she just wants to travel and eat food from all over the world. Until her next adventure, she aspires to find happiness and understanding in the soundtrack of everyday life.