Well, today was another snowy day in paradise and truly the only thing getting me through the rest of this winter is dreaming of camping weekends, sunny days by the pool, and feeling good as hell while doing it. But of course, in order for that to happen, you gotta put in the work. So I’ve been working really hard to step up my workouts and dial in my nutrition. I recently shared some new workouts I put together on Instagram and got a lot of requests to post it again so I decided to put what I’m currently doing in a blog post!

I usually switch up my workouts a lot so I don’t get bored (and also to keep trying to improve on strength and endurance) - so when I was coming up with new workout routines, I wanted there to be a big variety of exercises and for it to vary every other day. I also wanted to combine different exercises to cover both strength training and cardio. The most important part - I need to be able to do it all at home, with minimal equipment and space. As a work-at-home mom of two toddlers, my only option is to workout at home. I do these workouts 6 days a week in my basement while my babes are playing. Most moves I researched online and on Pinterest, and then created workouts of my own- I also just ordered a couple of kettle bells from Amazon so I’m planning on incorporating some moves with those as well. I’ll try to include as many diagrams/photos as I can as well.

Workout #1 - Legs/Arms/Booty

Warm up/Step training

Shocker- I don’t enjoy cardio. I’d rather be incorporating it by playing a sport or doing a class, rather than just hopping on a treadmill and running. That’s just my personal preference - so that’s when I discovered step training. I ordered a step off of Amazon and I’ve really liked it. It’s an awesome workout, and I use it to get some cardio in (but you tone your legs and butt at the same time- bonus!). So to get moving, get the heart rate up, and get going - I start with this video. I don’t always do the whole thing, depending how many exercises I plan to do after.

(2 sets x 15 reps each, gradually increase by week)


Most of these arm exercises are from the XHIIT Arm workout video but I don’t usually follow along with the video anymore, just use the moves. But it’s a great video to follow along with if you prefer that way. It would probably be a good idea to watch it a couple of times to learn these moves and get your form right!

Standing V raise

Shoulder Press


Tricep Extensions

In & Out Curls

Inside Curls

Reverse Flys

Havyk Raises



Reverse Curls

Curl Holds

Small Arm Circles


Side step plank


Glute bridges w/ resistance band

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Donkey kicks w/ resistance band

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Bird dogs w/ resistance band

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Squat pulse (30 seconds)


Reverse lunges


Sumo squats

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Plie squat calf raises

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Side leg raise; straight, standing & bent, on ground

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Mountain climbers (1 minute)


Wall sit (30 seconds)


Workout #2 - Abs/Chest/Back

Warm up/Step training

(2 sets x 15 reps each, gradually increase by week)


Side crunches

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Bird dogs w/ resistance band


Cross over (bicycle) crunches

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Criss cross climbers

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Flutter kicks (30 seconds)

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Side plank (20 seconds, each side)

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Plank (1 minute)

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Reverse flys

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Upright rows

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Renegade rows (knees or plank)


Lateral arm raises (knees or plank)

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Wide rows


Chest flys


Bentover rows

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Chest press

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