I finally have a brand new workout for you! I am so happy to be back, and filming new exercise routines. We are scheduled to film again on Wednesday, so I will be working new workouts in with some older exercise routines this week.
I have really missed sharing my workouts with everyone. It was a really rough winter for me, both mentally and physically. I definitely have some work to do on my fitness level, but I am excited to be back in action.
Today’s Workout: This routine is a total body workout, which incorporates fat burning, cardio bursts before each exercise. I do use a dumbbell for the Runner’s Lunge Lift (right and left), but the equipment is optional. You can also do the exercise with body weight only.
You also have the option of making this into a more low impact routine, by substituting marching, for high knees. Challenge yourself with whichever option is best for you right now. We improve our strength and fitness through practice.
Appreciating the small moments: One of my goals this week, is to appreciate the small moments. Beautiful sunsets, my son’s giggles, and the way he says “hold you,” when he wants to hug me, the smell of flowers blooming.
I am so happy for the fact that sunshine, and warm weather are finally here, and I want to soak in every moment.
I have been incorporating more meditation into my routine, and I love the way it makes me feel. I got busy last week, and didn’t meditate as much as I normally do. I will be focusing on doing a short daily meditate this week.
In the classes that I teach, I talk everyone through a guided relaxation at the end of class. If that is something you would find useful, please leave me a comment and let me know.
I hope you enjoy today’s workout routine! Let me know what you thought, and if you had a favorite move. Have fun!
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35 seconds of Cardio, 50 Seconds Exercise (16 Rounds)
Always check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.
Low Impact: Cardio Marching
Higher Impact: High Knees Cardio
1. Jumping Jacks
2. Slow Mountain Climbers
3. Spider-Man Plank (left)
4. Spider-Man Plank (right)
5. Runner’s Lunge (right)
6. Runner’s Lunge (left)
7. Heel Tap Leg Lifts
8. Leg Series (right)
9. Leg Series (left)
10. Leg/Hip Lift
11. V-up or V Leg Lift
13. Reverse V-Lift
14. Plié or Plié Jump
15. Squatting Side Leg Lift (right)
16. Squatting Side Leg Lift (left)
You can do this workout 1X through or repeat up to 3X.
12 thoughts on “Total Body Home Exercise Routine to Burn Fat and Build Strength”
Thank you Melissa for a brand new WO !!!
Loved it . Only did one round but maybe two or three some other day.
Iunderstand it’s more about how you feel not how you look, but you look amazing so don’t beat yourself up. Life happens. This winter has been horrible for me mentally and emotionally. I too am glad for warm sunny weather. It’s long overdue. Thanks for the workout. Your workouts have been instrumental in me getting back in shape after having babies back to back.
Loved the new workout!! Thank you so much! Keep up the awesome work!
Guided relaxation sounds great. Thanks for all of the hard work put into this website Melissa!
Awesome workout! Thanks!
Thank you for the new workout and for the oldies too!
And yes, a guided relaxation sounds really good and I am sure that a lot of us would find it really useful.
I enjoyed the new squat side kick move. Thanks for your dedication!
So glad that you posted a new video! I have been doing your workouts religiously since February – starting with the “New 30-Day Challenge”. Keep up the great work. Thank you so much for your time and positive vibes.
PS: Guided relaxation would be great to incorporate 🙂 I am also trying to incorporate this into my day-to-day, so blending it with workouts is a great idea.
Very happy to have a New workout again! I have been doing your workouts for 2 years and a half. I have a 11months baby and not only your workouts but also your posts and comments have helped me to keep consistent and fit through all this last year of changes. And as you always say, we have hundreds of workouts on your site! Thank you!!!!
Heura, from Spain
Thank you Melissa!! I really liked this work out! I felt like I got such a good workout in only one round. Also, thank you so much for giving alternatives to some of the exercise.