It is time to workout! Today’s workout is a 20-Minute Total Body HIIT. I call this the Stress Busting Workout, because at the beginning of the workout Jesse was feeling very stressed out. By the end, he felt a million times better.
Exercise is a great stress reducer. When you feel anxious or overwhelmed it can help you center and re-focus. Plus the endorphins give you a great mood boost. It can also help your energy levels when you are tired.
Today’s workout uses dumbbells, and a balance trainer (Bosu). If you don’t have the Bosu no worries, he just used it to amp up the intensity and core training of his pushups, but you can do them from the floor. If you don’t have dumbbells you can grab something from around the house to add some resistance (like a water bottle). The resistance will help activate your muscles and increase the challenge.
Jesse felt so much better after his workout: his energy was better, and his mood improved too. It helped him work off the stress of his day so we was able to enjoy the rest of his evening. If he had skipped his workout he would have had that hanging over his head too, like another unchecked item on his “to do” list.
I had a big long To-Do List day yesterday. I didn’t get to my workout or filming, and I was not happy about it. I was tired, and drank too much coffee, and then I had an anxious type of energy. Maverick is really good at crawling, and getting into everything now. He was also on a nap strike. He got two new teeth this week, which may still be bothering him, because they aren’t fully in (although they have broken the surface).
Today’s goal for me is to film a new workout for the challenge & post a new recipe. So check back for that! I will share both soon! In the mean time, I hope you enjoy working out with Jesse. He cracks me up (as you will hear in the background). Hopefully you get in a great workout with a few good laughs.
Melissa, Jesse & Maverick
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*30 Seconds Cardio of Choice between each exercise*
- Warrior Deadlift-Right
- Warrior Deadlift-Left
- Curtsy Lunge Abduction-Right
- Curtsy Lunge Abduction-Left
- Balanced Pushups (or regular pushups)
- Squat and Curl
- Tricep Drop
- Walk the Plank
- Curl & Press
- Heel Tap Abs
- Side V-Up-Right
- Side V-Up-Left
- Russian Twist
- Hip/Leg Lift