A Simple Morning Workout

If you have been following me on Instagram you know I have started, "working on my fitness." I have always loved how I feel when I workout and lead a more healthy lifestyle. Those habits have taken a backseat as I became a mother. Well, No More. I joined a gym in our small town which has just enough equipment and room for me. I have always struggled around the gym, not because I am scared of weights as much as I don't ever walk in with a plan.

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That is where my college friend, Katie, comes in. I confessed on Facebook one day where I walked around the gym aimlessly knowing how to use the machines and free weights but talking myself out of using them because it made me bored. I am weird...I know.

Katie stepped right in and said, "This is what I do!" And guess what, I have been having great mornings that make my body feel like jello. Which to me is the best, "I accomplished something!" feeling.

Here is the circuit I did this morning.

Bent-over Row
Lateral Pull Down
Seated Row
Shrugs
Reverse Fly
Bicep Curl
Hammer Curl

I did 3 sets of 10 reps for each exercise with a weight that was comfortable for me. I started with 15lb in each hand and decreased as my arms went to "jello"...ha.

The exercises mentioned above are easy to do, even if you use water bottles in your living room. After I completed this portion of the workout I did a core circuit that consisted of planks and crunches. 

Finished up my workout with some unweighted lunges and some unweighted squats. I tend to do 3 sets of 10 reps for each.