I got myself into a good fitness routine during the last six months which has been great! I’m feeling so well! However, there’s nothing that kills my fitness plans like a change in routine and I have a big one of those looming. I find it more challenging to exercise after I move location (which I’m doing again) and also during the summer school holidays.
During these times, I tend to go back to what I often did when the kids were young. That is: exercise at the park (or do the same simple exercises at home). The tricky thing for me is ensuring I adjust my expectations and remind myself not to underestimate the power of moving, even for 10-20 minutes a day.
Below is a 15 minute exercise routine my group personal trainer gave me a few years ago (you can find the full routine instructions here). The circuit comprises of simple exercises you can do with no special equipment, and even sneak in a few while the kids play at the park. Another handy at-home fitness routine is one provided to me by Weight Watchers, and you can find the instructions here.
Complete each exercise in the circuit for 30 seconds. Then rest for 2 minutes and repeat the circuit another 1-2 times.
1. Beginner: Wide squats or Advanced: Frog jumps
2. Walking push ups. Beginner: on knees Advanced: on toes
5. Tricep dips on chair or bench
6. Step ups on step or chair
7. Bicycle crunches
8. Bridge: beginners on knees Advanced on toes
The instructions for this routine are here: 15 minute circuit you can do at home.
With any sort of fitness routine, it’s advised to seek professional advice prior to commencing.