Unfortunately, I do not work out as often as I would like to. While I was pregnant, I was hitting the gym 5-6 times per week. Since becoming a mother, its moreso 2-3 times a week in my home gym-if I am lucky!
However, when I do get that extra little bit of time to myself, I go HARD!
Here is what I own in my personal home gym:
- Vicore Core Ab Bench
- 2 kettlebells (16lb & 26lb)
- 2 medicine balls (12lb & 16lb)
- 1 fitness ball
- 5 resistance bands
- 4 yoga mats
- 1 foam roller
- 1 10lb dumbbell
- 1 T-Grip Bar
- Multi weight set (goes with the t-grip bar)
- Treadmill is coming in a few weeks!!!! I am actually getting a Nordic Track incline trainer!
That is about it for now. I am totally hoping to add a rack with weights soon so I can do some free weighted squats.
Here is what I do in my gym, 3 mornings per week before my son wakes up (if I am lucky but I do change things up very often):
Monday: Abs (crunches, situps, russian twists w/medicine ball)
Tuesday: Legs (kettlebell squats, walking lunges, barbell lunges, barbell squats)
Wednesday: Abs (plank, side plank, leg lifts, stability ball curls)
Thursday: Legs (side lunges, butt kicks, high knees, barbell squats, barbell lunges)
Friday: Arms (tricep dips, pushups, plank, dumbbell curls, kettlebell swings, barbell curls, benchpress)
My favorite exercises for total body workouts that I like to do before bedtime (since I LOVE high interval intensity training) are:
- Mountain Climbers
- Jump Squats
- Jumping Jacks
- Plank Jacks
And this is pretty much it. I believe that diet is 75% of why I look the way I do. I eat clean most of the time-though, yes, I am human and I like a glass of wine or a beer every now and then. I also love BREAD. Ah! It's the devil! So I try to stay away. I have really good willpower that I have developed over the years luckily.
If you tweak your diet, you will be amazed at how much better your body can get.