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Fitness Challenge For Those On The Go

I am very lucky that I am able to attend fitness classes at a local gym in Dawson Creek (the town where I am currently living). I try to make it out to classes at least 2-3 times per week, but it's not always easy when I'm working full time and there are some evenings I am much too tired to exercise after work. Then there is this blog and my new gardening blog (De's Garden Design) that I continually wish I had more time for.

So, about two weeks ago, in efforts to free up my evenings for relaxation and writing, I decided I was going to start exercising in the mornings -- at least three mornings per week. I succeeded in getting up at 5:00 am one morning to workout, but that is as far as I got with that. Besides, I missed my fit fam.

However, I realize that not everyone has an opportunity to regularly attend a gym and not everyone has the time for it.

For those of you who are on on the go, unable to attend a gym, and unwilling to subscribe to an online workout program, here is a fitness challenge for you.

- 25 Squat Thrusters

- 25 Squat to side kick (alternating legs)

- 25 Leg Lifts

- 25 Hip to floor plank

Complete 2 rounds of this set of exercises with a 1 minute break between each round.

I initially planned for 4 rounds, but by 5:30 am and 2 rounds in, I was exhausted, especially since I was using 15lb weights for the squat thrusters.

This is a very intense workout, but you can tailor it to meet your fitness needs. If 25 reps of squat thrusters with 15lb weights are too much, drop your weight or break down the workout where you are doing 5 rounds of 10 reps of each of the above listed exercises with a 45 second to 1 minute rest between each round.

Don't forget to turn on your favourite play list while you workout. Music gets you moving because it is motivating.

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