Lazy Girl Fitness – Frog Jump Races

*Disclaimer – Please make sure that safety is first. I am not a licensed trainer; these are workouts that work for me and my busy lifestyle. Consult a doctor before starting any new workout program and be safe.*

Do you remember the highest of highs and lowest of lows I was talking about previously? Well, here is one of them. I started Pinterest gold in the form of being lazy and getting some form of workout in along the way, it was titled Lazy Girl Fitness. My favorite is Microwave Abs and Brush Calf Raise Brush, which seems to be your favorite as well because they have been pinned over 100k times. Yes 100,000 plus times, omg that blows my mind still. For a girl who just doesn’t have the time to get to the gym, I only shared my everyday occurrence and it was received so well. I was so excited to see that others were in the same boat and wanted to take a glimpse into more of the lazy girl fitness activities that I do. I also had just found out I was expecting.

I was at the highest of highs, I had just connected with readers, they were talking about their concerns about staying healthy and how I was helping them make the most out of their day. I also just found out that I was pregnant, and I was thrilled about that as well. And then I started experiencing a roller coaster that took me to a low point. I was extremely sick; I vomited over three times a day, but I was still not considered to have Hyperemesis. My fitness activity halted; I ate high carb foods to try and get relief and keep calories. Readers would email me asking for more ideas and I’d let them know I was pregnant and experiencing serious symptoms. A lot of people were supportive and nice and others were hurtful (telling me that I should not start something and then stop it). Remember, Lazy Girl Fitness is not a workout program, it is the way I make time to workout.

Then once I had Logan and 12 weeks later, I started to create more Lazy Girl Fitness ideas and routines, things were going great. But life reminded me of life and in minutes my baby boy was fighting for his life in the PICU. He recovered; I didn’t…I was a nervous wreck. I did not want to be away from him; I wanted to hold him forever. Then, time past and things got a better, but I still wasn’t ready to begin putting Lazy Girl posts up again, because they would have been forced. Blogging has to be real; it has to be raw and I did not want to post something just because it would be pinned.

After a talk with my husband, actually a few. I started to realize the clarity of things and that I can post one here and one there, I do not have to make it a series that people come to expect. I can post Lazy Girl Fitness just as I post anything else.

Be me, Be true to myself.

Now with all that being said… Welcome back Lazy Girl Fitness.

Frog Jumps

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Step One: Find a long hallway (or go outside)

Step Two: Grab your buddy…or put your cutie at the end of the hallway (Logan used to laugh so hard when I did this before he was mobile)

Step Three: Start in a frog style squat (keep your back straight) and jump up to the sky reaching your hands overhead and land back into a frog style squat.

Step Four: Add a ribbit sound if you would like giggling to begin

Step Five: Repeat as many times as you can

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p.s. Feel free to pin ;-)

 

Three, 5 minute workouts

Maybe some of you know, maybe you don’t…I am the host of WellHealth Quality Care’s Medical Minute series. We discuss health topics from diabetes to childhood obesity and one of my most favorites – health and fitness!

Here are three, five-minute workouts you can do while watching TV, watching your kids play, right before bed…really, anytime.

Enjoy <3

p.s. you can subscribe to the WellHealth Channel to see more AND to get some great health tips.

Lazy Girl Fitness – MILF Style – Abs N Arms

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The “Plank Man Twist” 

It’s Logan’s Favorite, can’t you tell by his face? 

How I do it

I start in a plank, hold for 20 second then pull opposite knee to opposite arm and hold for another 20 seconds, back to middle then reverse sides for a total of 80 seconds of pure ab shaking!!

 

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Walk the Caterpillar! 

This one is fun – it burns your arms, tummy, legs and makes my little man giggle.

How I do It

Start standing then walk your hands out to a push up position (don’t move those feet!)

Once your in a pushup position I hold for 30 seconds, do a tri-cep pushup then walk back, repeat 8 times!

*Disclaimer – Please make sure that safety is first. I am not a licensed trainer, these are workouts that work for me and my busy lifestyle. Consult a doctor before starting any new workout program and be safe.*

Lazy Girl Fitness – Row, Row, Row Your Boat!

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Who here likes to sing to their kid, or just sing to sing (whether you can carry a tune or not…I am in the not category, poor kid). Well as my munchkin was laying on his play mat I decided to get some ab work in.

Step One – Balance on your bum and lower your core half way between sitting up and the ground. Keep your feet planted unless your ready to try to just balance on your bum.

Step Two – Sing Row, Row, Row your boat… while you “row” your boat from side to side twisting. You can also use a weight (not the baby…to dangerous) for more of a challenge.

*Disclaimer – Please make sure that safety is first. I am not a licensed trainer, these are workouts that work for me and my busy lifestyle. Consult a doctor before starting any new workout program and be safe.*

Lazy Girl Fitness – MILF Style – Kissy Face

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For mom’s against chicken wings…try this kissy face workout.

Put your baby on a blanket underneath your shoulders and then get ready to work those arms and booty.

Beginners: start on your knee’s (see above) lower with control and kiss your baby on the forehead then press back up, hook your toes and push into a push up position then lift one leg in the air, hop switch and lift the other leg then repeat.

If your arms are a bit buff from carrying around your cutie all day then go ahead and start in a normal push up position, lower with control to kiss your love and then push back up, lift one leg then jump switch to the other leg, lift and repeat.

*Disclaimer – Please make sure that safety is first. I am not a licensed trainer, these are workouts that work for me and my busy lifestyle. Consult a doctor before starting any new workout program and be safe.*

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Lazy Girl Fitness – MILF Style

The return of Lazy Girl Fitness with a little bit of a twist; MILF STYLE!! (Mom’s In Love With Fitness ladies… what were you thinking?). Now that I am a mom I know I’m going to need to incorporate my little man into many of my workouts since he takes up the majority of my time. This doesn’t mean you need a kid to do the workouts, just more proof that you can multitask and get a workout in.

The pediatrician said it’s a great time to start engaging with songs, talking and staring with our baby so while I was giving Logan his brain workout…I snuck in some Sweeps and Lifts! It’s simple and works out my rear, thighs and tummy.

Sweeps – While lying flat on your arm, engage your tummy by holding it tight then sweep your leg like a windshield wiper back and forth making sure you don’t let your core move…only your legs.

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The lift is the same concept except I like to prop myself up on my elbow and straighten my back to help my core even more. Once I do about 25 lifts I hold in about half way and do mini circles (as many as I can) then bring it back down and kiss that cute kid I have been staring at this whole time.

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*Disclaimer – Please make sure that safety is first. I am not a licensed trainer, these are workouts that work for me and my busy lifestyle. Consult a doctor before starting any new workout program and be safe.*

Lazy Girl Fitness – 3 Min. Arms

I know it may seem like all I do is watch TV in my free time and after looking at all my workout routines…I may. Oh well, when it’s 112 outside, my indoor commercial break workouts are good for me.

The 1st Exercise I do during commercial break are bicep curls. I use 5lbs and 10lbs weights. Keep your elbows in and don’t rush the curl, concentrate on good form.

2nd Exercise that I do immediately after the Bicep curls is a shoulder press. Stand up straight and make a touchdown motion then press up until the weights almost touch and then pull it back down.

I usually do about 90 seconds of each exercise which comes out to a full commercial break.

*Please Note – I am not a certified personal trainer. Do these exercises at your own risk, consult your doctor before starting any serious training program*