Let’s face it, working out in the winter can be tough. Unless you live somewhere that is eternally warm or you have a home gym, getting motivated to go to the gym or go for a walk can be like pulling teeth. I just do not want to get out from under my warm blanket!
If you’re like me and the temperature outside has been below 30 for days on end, I have a solution for you that will not require you to get cold. This at-home workout is my go-to for those snowstorm days or when I only have about 20 minutes to get a workout in. All you need is your body, 3-5 lb weights (or soup cans) and some good tunes to keep you motivated! (check out my playlists here)
20-Minute At Home Workout
CARDIO – Do whole sequence 2x
1. Burpees – 10 reps
Touch floor, shoot legs into plank, bring legs back to hands, jump up.
2. Weighted squats – 20 reps
Hold weights together and squat, then lift weights over head.
3. X-Jumps -20 reps
Make X with your hands, jump and land reaching towards opposite leg, jump and reach to other leg.
4. Lunge and curl – 24 reps
With weights in hands lunge front and bring weights up in bicep curl. Bring legs back together and uncurl. Alternate feet.
ABS – Do whole sequence 2x
1. Toe touches – 20 reps
With legs above hips reach over head and then up towards toes.
2. Butt crunches – 20 reps
Lift hips towards the sky and engage glutes. Bring hips down.
3. Bicycle – 20 reps
Lift head and twist towards opposite knee as other leg extends straight. Switch to other side.
4. Arm Dips – 20 reps
With fingers facing your heels, bend elbows and straighten.
Still can’t get your butt off the couch? Here’s a tip. I always find it hard to change into my workout because I don’t want to get cold. So instead of changing, I start the workout in whatever I’m wearing and then as I get hot I change into my workout clothes. It works in a pinch!
What’s your trick to motivate yourself to workout?