The Do-Anywhere Workout

This past weekend, I was stuck out on Long Island all day Saturday doing grown-up, not so fun stuff. Up early and home late, so I didn’t have all that much time to get a hard-core workout in. I like my weekends to be free and clear of these types of time-suck days so that I can really relax and not rush through every moment in my day the way I have to do during the week. I especially love my long workouts on the weekend followed by long naps.

Sleep. I like to sleep all weekend long.

Sadly, Saturday wasn’t even the type of situation where I could bring some gear and bust out a workout for an hour. So, what’s a girl to do? Whatever she can!

I was dressed fairly comfortably: jeans, flat boots, cotton top and a sweater. I was in a house with a single wooden chair as the only piece of furniture to be found. It was freezing cold. This was my workout:

  • 50 forward lunges (left leg)
  • 50 forward lunges (right leg)
  • 10 tricep pushups on the chair
  • 1 minute plank
  • *Repeat 3 sets*

Lunges are fun. I will do them anywhere.

  • 50 side lunges (right side)
  • 50 side lunges (left side)
  • 10 pushups
  • 1 minute side plank
  • *Repeat 3 sets*

Side luges = strong hips = strong runner

Lastly, I jogged my one mile around the block. In my boots. Not the best choice in footwear but I’m streaking and it had to be done. I think it took me 30 minutes total. Best of all, I felt good about getting my workout in despite all the odds against me.

So, there you have it. Fitness can happen anywhere, you just have to make it happen!

What workouts have you done anywhere? Weirdest place you’ve gotten your workout on?

Now go out and run!

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6 thoughts on “The Do-Anywhere Workout

  1. Running in boots? You’re my hero! That’s awesome…no one has any excuse not to get a workout in! I did squats, calf raises and wall push ups in the airplane bathroom yesterday, haha. Not the best situation but it was better than nothing!

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