Tone Up Thursday | 5

Not sure why, but I love Thursdays! The vibes are just always on point for some reason. I like it.

Yesterday, not so much. I have this sleep issue (or lack of sleep issue) that causes me to crash after about 4 days. After taking my daughter to school yesterday, I went home and slept till almost 11am! And my body was incredibly sore. Needless to say, I took the day off.

Today was a new day, I was able to go to sleep earlier last night at midnight, as opposed to 1:30-2am like what usually happens. My goal tonight is to be in bed by 10pm and hopefully my body can shut down by 11:30. Fingers are crossed that’s how it will play out!

On the plus side, I’m seeing some changes in my body… Measurements are getting smaller, scale is slooooooowly begining to play nice, and clothing I wasn’t able to wear in December are now fitting. I feel like I’m finally getting somewhere!

The workout I am sharing today is inspired by laziness. Or convenience, you decide. I don’t know about you but sometimes I’m just sitting or standing around (usually in my living room or cooking in the kitchen) and I get an urge to workout, but I can’t really get to the gym or that would take too much effort at that given time. So one day I just figured I would do some things.

 

do the things! πŸ™‚ Foxtato believes in you!

So without further delay, here is the workout!
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I use both my couch and my ottoman/coffee table where applicable.

Squat with side swing- Do a regular squat, but as you push up out of the squat raise one leg out to the side, squat again and repeat on the other side. Keep your core engaged and tight!

Bulgarian Split Lunge- using your couch or coffee table. Put one foot on top of the flat surface and one foot firmly planted as normal on the floor. Lower into a lunge and come back up, after 12, repeat on the other side.

Tricep dips- Again using the couch or a sturdy coffee table/ottoman, put your hands behind you (fingers facing your body on the edge of said furniture) and dip down until your tricep is parallel to the floor, and come back up.

Plank, Push-up w/knee to elbow- Using your sturdy furnishings, place your hands in a push-up position. From there, perform a push-up, push back up and pause, then bring one knee to your elbow (on the same side) and repeat with the other knee. (That is one rep)

Incline Flutter Kick- sitting on the edge of your couch or ottoman (I use my ottoman) lean back slightly and use your hands to very slightly balance you, raise your legs off the ground and kick your legs in a fluttering fashion. (Yes that is my best description 😜)

I complete 12 reps and if I have time do it as many times as you want, I usually do this 1 time if I’m cooking or if I’m watching TV I do it during commercials!.

Enjoy!

Beach Body Bliss 🌴

 

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  • I’m glad you’re feeling better today. It is so hard when you have trouble sleeping :(. Do you like to drink tea? Sometimes a cup of chamomile helps me to wind down. I usually stay away from the “sleepytime” kind of teas because they give me weird dreams. Thanks for the workout idea! I am looking forward to trying it. Also, I love your beach picture! Xoxoxo.

    • Thanks! I love tea, mostly green tea but I like chamomile also (I drink sleepy time tea and use melatonin). The beach picture is from a trip to Hawaii, wish I was there right now! 😊