Instituting “The Dailies”

I have this little thing called the Spartan Sprint coming up in little over a month. I signed up waaaay back in February, thinking that I’d have plenty of time to do some strength training and get into shape. Spoiler alert: that didn’t really happen. So now I’m running out of time and feeling thoroughly unprepared. My schedule lately has been so busy that I’ve barely had time to fit in my running, let alone Body Pump or CXWORX.

Still, though, I need to do something. And not being able to make it to the gym isn’t really an acceptable excuse for slacking on basic strength training. Therefore, I’ve decided to adopt a daily routine of quick, simple, bodyweight exercises that I can do in my own home, whenever I have time. I’m calling this routine, “The Dailies.” I may not remember to do it every day, but at least having a plan should help me fit some strength training in more often. In case you’re interested, here’s what I’ll be doing:

The Dailies

Please Note: I am not a personal trainer, coach, or expert. This is just a routine that works for me. Please check with your doctor before beginning any exercise routine.

What’s your go-to at-home exercise?

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18 thoughts on “Instituting “The Dailies”

  1. dgobs says:

    Looks like a solid routine! I’m pretty terrible at making time for exercises like this. When I was doing PT for my knee I had some leg raises and bridges and things that I did semi-regularly, and now I have my little resistance-training routine that I’m going to try to do every morning at work. Hopefully that will kick-start a good habit for me πŸ™‚

  2. allisonfiorini says:

    I love this. Totally saving it. As I approach the beginning of the school year, I don’t have all the time in the world to go to the gym like I do now. I could do that workout in my classroom if need be! Did you ever check out the Nike Training Club app? They have lots of circuits. Some you do need gym equipment for, but others you can do at home with just a mat. Particularly their ab workouts. The workouts range from 5-45 minutes and are really fun. If I can’t convince myself to go to the gym, I can usually convince myself to do one of those. There is a 7 minute ab workout for days that I feel really unmotivated!

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