Link Roundup: No Excuses Home Workout

For those of us in the United States, we’re in the middle of a long holiday weekend. The Thanksgiving holiday is mostly known for spending time eating enormous meals and napping on the couch.

Would it be cruel of me to do a blog post about exercise?

Sorry! I’m not letting you off the hook this weekend. When we’re feeling bloated and lazy, that’s when we need exercise the most. Moving your body is the best way to feel more in control and get back into a normal routine.

And exercising is a great way to empower yourself, supercharge your health, and have fun!

But exercising doesn’t have to be some hour-long production at the gym. Try this easy 30-minute home workout. It’s the same one I do when I’m feeling like a lazy butt.

No Excuses Home Workout

  • March or jog in place for 1 minute.
  • Do as many squats as you can for 1 minute.
  • Do as many jumping jacks as you can for 1 minute.
  • Do as many pushups as you can for 1 minute.
  • Jump rope for 1 minute.
  • Do as many lunges as you can for 1 minute.
  • March or jog in place for 1 minute.
  • Do as many calf raises as you can for 1 minute.
  • Do as many jumping jacks as you can for 1 minute.
  • Do as many crunches as you can for 1 minute.
  • Repeat the entire sequence 2 more times.

Exercising is all about consistency. You don’t have to be an athlete or start training for a marathon. The important thing is to get moving!

While I lace up my sneakers (I’m not slacking off either!), here are some tidbits for you to peruse at your leisure.

What I’m Reading

  • How to Deal with Exhaustion: 10 Tips to Function Better When You’re Tired. Read this when you’re about to fall into a turkey-induced coma.
  • Some thoughts and musings about making things for the web. As an online content creator, I can totally relate to this comic.
  • 8 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Relatives During the Holiday Season. A must read.
  • How To: Tackle Holiday Overwhelm. Completely doable stress relievers.

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  1. libertybain on November 26, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    great post! thanks for the comment at 16ballsintheair – so glad you left feedback – love your blog!!

    • Sage Grayson on November 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm

      Hey Liberty! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  2. xvavaveganx on November 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Exercise definitely makes a huge difference. I haven’t been able to exercise nearly as much as I’m used to or as I like during this flare of up whatever I have and I feel it. Both in my fitness and emotionally as well. I feel guilty that I don’t and badly that I can’t do what I used to at the moment because of how sick I feel. Your workout seems doable for sure, I’ll have to give it a try! Nice lunge 😉

    • Sage Grayson on November 25, 2012 at 8:48 am

      Haha! My lunges and squats are very good. 🙂 I tend to work my legs a bit more than my arms. But my exercise routine really takes a hit this time of year. It gets hard to go to the gym, so I try to fit in a workout at home.

  3. Molly on November 24, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    It’s so true that exercise makes such a difference. I’ve started doing a few Jillian Michaels dvd’s lately that are giving me a great new challenge. She knows how to kick your butt in gear! The workout you posted reminds me of how she does her workouts. I love them. 🙂

    Looks like some great links. The one about dealing with difficult relatives especially caught my eye. I’ll be checking that out for sure!

    • Sage Grayson on November 25, 2012 at 8:53 am

      I adore Jillian Michaels, and I’m so happy she’s coming back to Biggest Loser in January. She wrote an awesome book, “Unlimited,” that’s actually a law of attraction how-to guide disguised as a fitness book. No kidding!

      I do interval workouts for two reasons: (1) I get bored easily, and (2) I finish my workout sooner. I love the way I feel when I exercise, but I’ve never been the type of person who loves to workout. 🙁