Bringing the Gym Home

Just finished a delightful chocolate protein shake: 1 tbsp Hershey’s dark cocoa, 1 heaping tablespoon of chocolate protein powder, dash of instant espresso and ice cold water!  Yum.

The best addition to chocolate protein powder!

Today, I can’t do my normal gym workout routine because the gym is at my work, and I have to leave early to head to some physical therapy for my sad hips!

However, I hate missing a workout.

I’m also terrible at working out at home.

Paradox.

So, I’m posting this here to keep me accountable, and to give you guys an idea of a home workout that’s easy to do!

Pyramid Fun!

Warm-up: 1 minute of jumping jacks

60 bicycle crunches
(one knee touch = 1)

50 air squats
(I recommend trying to touch your butt to a couch)

40 countertop push-ups
(a nice incline for those of us who can’t do a full push-up yet!)

30 sec. plank
(on elbows or on hands)

20 reach-unders in side plank position
(get in a side plank on your elbow or hand, and with the free hand, reach under your torso, 20 times each side)

10 squat jumps
(squat, explode from the ground while also bringing your arms up)

… and back up the pyramid we go!  After completing the 10 squat jumps, move to 20 reach-unders, the 30 sec. plank, etc. 

Someone take this Sunbutter away from me.

Planning on making this Sunbutter bread soon – keep updated for the recipe and tweaks!

Paleo-friendly!