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Hello,

Around almost four years ago I started to work out at home. Slowly I started to buy equipments so I didn’t have to go to the gym because I could not afford it. Some people said they don’t get in shape because they can’t afford a gym but that is jump one more excuse. I lost 20 pounds by working out at home just with body weight exercises and healthy food. But a year ago I got mostly of that weight back because I was suffering from food allergy and intolerances. I had to started to see a nutritionist that found my food intolerances and plans all my meals and supplements. I  lost 12 of pounds and have around 10 or less to go. Here is a little bit about how I started my home workout some years ago.

 I first got dumbbells:

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I still remember that I paid $20 dollars for it. (Sorry, but my dog would not take his cute face away from my dumbbells.) I felt like adding dumbbells to my body weight exercises improve a lot but after some months it become to easy again. So I purchased the most exciting thing I have. My 40 pounds sandbag:

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I just love this sandbag, I can do lower and upper body exercises and also use on my abs exercises. Months later, it was xmas and guess what was on my list? Dip station. My husband gave them to me and I also love this one. My dip station and my swiss ball are kept by my bed.

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I also have this ones:

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Four month ago I finally got a membership in a local gym and I am loving it. I go to gym Monday 5 days a week. Rest on Sunday and workout at home with my equipments on Fridays.

Here is my workout for today:

Repeat 3 times:

Sandbag squat: 15 reps

side leg lift on dip station: 15 reps

Push up: 15 reps

Repeat 3 times:

Dumbbells lunges with shoulder press: 10 per leg

Sit ups: 15 reps

High knees: 20 reps

Repeat 3 times:

Triceps dip using a chair: 15 reps

knee tuck: 20 reps

Super man: 20 reps

Repeat 3 times:

side plank lifts: 10 per side

Jump lunges with kicks: 20 reps

Mountain climbers: 30 reps

Took me 20 minutes to complete it.

 

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I am working out really hard because I really need my six packs back. This picture is from today 10 more pounds to go. I am almost there. It is being really hard. I take pictures of my belly every week because it keeps me motivated. What do you do to keep yourself motivated?

 

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Recovery days doesn’t have to be lazy day


Take some rest from working out is very important for repair, rebuild and strengthen your muscles. Recovery days allow your body to repair damaged tissues and prevent injuries caused by overtraining. I always feel guilt or bad when I don’t workout, and I am sure other people feel the same way. But rest day doesn’t not have to be a lazy day sitting at home watching tv. You can enjoy your resting days by doing something you like: kayak, walking with your dog, hiking, riding bike to the park or just doing some light exercises.

Yesterday on my rest day my husband and I went to an easy hiking. We live in Seattle, WA and there are lots of parks around, our favorite thing is checking places out, like parks, restaurants, bars, etc.

Here are some pictures of our adventure.

Discovery park

Discovery park

Jack block park

Jack block park


My husband 

Here I am crushing his head

A fun rest day is all what I needed. 🙂

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