When the temperatures plunge, does your motivation to stay fit take a nose dive, too? It’s not uncommon… after all, it’s so dark and cold outside, the thought of getting out and going to the gym sounds terrible, I get it! But here’s the deal. The winter months are the perfect time to make the most of your workouts and dial in your nutrition. This is because the winter tends to be more “routine”. You can string together weeks of real work towards your fitness goals because there are fewer distractions. (Hello summer and all the pool/lake days, baseball games, cookouts!) Use this to your advantage and really take the opportunity to be purposeful with your time and get your workouts in.
Here’s a quick circuit on the bench for ya! All you need is a heavy plate (could also use a Barbell, Dumbbell or Med ball instead of the plate.) Try to do 3-4 sets.
A medicine ball workout is a great total body circuit with emphasis on your core. I like to incorporate fun quick workouts like this when I’m traveling or at a gym that is crowded or has limited equipment. I also incorporate these moves into my Bootcamp class I teach to vary up the equipment. Try this one by doing five rounds of the circuit. 30 seconds on and 15 seconds recovery to keep your heart rate up! Rest one minute in between each circuit. The workout should last approx. 30 minutes!
This is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s not too cold yet, but there is enough chill in the air for a delicious pot of homemade soup. I love to make a huge pot of soup and eat the leftovers all week long. This vegetable beef soup recipe is super easy and tastes so good. All you need is one large pot. Bonus, this recipe freezes well in individual portions and would make a great gift for a busy friend!
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