Exercising the Stress Away

During the move, one thing that has been a little difficult to do is exercise. I’m the the type of person who likes to workout. Even when I’m not feeling the urge to workout, I will find some way to exercise. I just love getting my heart pumping and feeling good. Moving cross country has made that a little difficult. On top of that, the pandemic has made it hard to focus on exercising for me. Still, I manage to make a workout for me that has helped me when I don’t have a lot of time. 

The routine that I do is really simple. I want to still feel a burn, but I just don’t have the time to really do a 30 minute to an hour intense workout. Instead, this is what I do:

  • Stretches: I like to do 10 minutes of stretching. As you know, I am a big fan of yoga. These stretches not only loosen me up, but strengthen the ligaments in my body.
  • Pushups: Pushups are a great way to work the upper body. I have been increasing the amount of pushups by 10. Right now, I’m at 90 pushups. Sometimes I have to take a 30 second break during my pushups and that is okay. As long as I complete my goal of 90. 
  • Squats: My lower legs need to match my upper body, so I do 90 squats. I love this workout because it really strengthens your legs and it is so easy to do.
  • Calf raises: Just like pushups and squats, I do 90. From my younger days of playing basketball, I would do this exercise and I enjoy it to this day.
  • Plank: This is the exercise that I end off my workout. This exercise works the core which will work the whole body. For now, I’m at a minute, but I have been increasing my time by ten seconds.

I find that doing these exercises is a simple way for me to stay in shape. Once my wife and I settle into our new place, I will do more of a longer routine. I will still do this quick routine, but I will add other exercises to the mix. Trust me, when I say you can do this too.


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