My absolute favorite thing to do at the gym is the stair climber. I love that machine! It burns a ton of calories and builds almost every muscle in your legs while working core muscles at the same time. I usually do it for 30 minutes. I climb around 130 flights. But, since we are living the quarantine life, I’ve had to improvise. This is what my new stair routine looks like. Not pretty but it gets the job done.
I climbed 56 flights in 30 minutes. Not quite what I get done on the stair climber but it will have to do. I put on my favorite true crime podcasts and climbed away.
I recently started using the rowing machine at the gym. It’s a great all over workout but I still prefer the stairs. I only do 15 minutes on the rowing machine. I cannot replicate this machine at home without actually buying a rower. If anyone has one that they could recommend, I would love to hear all about it. 🙂
After I do my cardio, I move to weights. I alternate the body parts I work. One day is arms/shoulders. The next day is legs/booty. Abs can be done everyday. I belong to Planet Fitness and just work my way through the machines. I spend about and hour and a half at the gym.
Now that I’m home, I’ve been using resistance bands and dumbbells. I watch You Tube videos of my favorite fitness accounts …Mr. and Mrs. Muscle and 12 Minutes to Toned are my top two. You pick an area of the body on which you want to work and there is a video for it.
I have tons of workouts and ideas on my Healthy Living Pinterest board. You can find them under Ramona Turzio. Sometimes I pick a couple and do those exercises just to switch it up a bit.
Yesterday I did arms and shoulders with a routine by Kelsey Wells from the Sweat App. You should check out her Instagram. Its fantastic. I also just discovered Kayla Itsines She is also a Sweat trainer and the creator of BBG. Where have I been living? I could have been doing these workouts for the past month I’ve been in isolation. I also absolutely love @squats, @mkfitness, and @fitstylegrace on Instagram. They offer tons of free workouts.
Everybody is different. What works for me might not work for someone else. I just found what habits and routines work for me and if I stick with it, I can maintain my weight give or take 2-3 lbs.
Do I miss going to the gym? Yes. Do I see a difference in my body since being home? Yes. I’m just trying to give myself some grace and not be too hard on myself. This too shall pass. In the meantime, check out those accounts I mentioned above. You wont be disappointed. Trust me.