Now that I am freelancing and working from home, I have more time to focus on feeling stronger and getting fit. Part of this is walking more, but I am also taking other steps to feel stronger.
One of those ways is exercising more. I recently began checking out POPSUGAR Fitness on YouTube and their 10-minute workout videos. Since I spend a lot of time sitting at a desk writing, these are perfect for me when I need to take a break and move my body but don’t want to go out for a long walk yet.
I can’t say that I am an enthusiastic exerciser. I used to work out a lot, more from necessity than anything else. That’s why it’s imperative that any exercise I do feels fun or doesn’t feel like a chore. I’ve found three that I’ve tried and really like.
The 10-Minute No Equipment Flat Belly Workout is good for beginners and more experienced exercisers. The modifications for beginners are great, even for someone like me who’s got a bum knee. I’ve done this workout twice so far and it’s challenging enough that I don’t get bored, but not so challenging that it feels impossible. This is definitely a doable workout and you get a nice burn afterwards.
I’ve done the Tightest Arms in Town 10-Minute Workout twice as well and it’s fun. Yes, your arms will be tired afterwards. Yes, you’ll feel a burn…and I am pretty sure you will like it. I know I did. 🙂
I’ve only tried the 10-Minute Toned Booty & Thigh Workout once so far, but I like it. It will definitely be repeated. My booty and thighs were seriously tired by the time I was finished, so those ten minutes were not wasted. 🙂
If you’re going to work out at home, make sure you have a good yoga mat and some hand weights.
A few other POPSUGAR Fitness 10-minute workouts that I am going to try:
- 10-Minute Total Body Toning Workout
- 10-Minute Tabata Workout to Tone Everything
- 10-Minute Lower Body Barre Workout
- 10-Minute Flat-Belly Barre Workout
I also found Ashley Graham’s Curvy Girl Fit Club from netaporter.com and Tracy Anderson 10-minute workout from goop which I think I’ll try as well. I like having variety, so having different ones to try will keep me from getting bored.
The great thing with creating my own routine to follow is that I can easily fit two or three videos workouts into my day without feeling like it’s impossible. And now that I am doing NaNoWriMo and spending even more time at my computer as I try to get my daily word count goal in, these fitness videos are a welcome break when I feel like all that plotting and character development is making me loopy.
What are you doing to get toned post-op?