In an attempt to get more strength training into my normal fitness routine, I decided that in between work tasks today I would do some exercises. I have been missing weight training at the gym, but my runs have taken over my focus. Now that it is crunch time before the Big Day (my half marathon), I decided to tone up from the comfort of my own home whenever I can.

Today’s exercises had me feeling good! I woke up before work and ran a 2-mile interval run. Mid-morning, my first home exercises focused on arms. Using 5 pound weights (only amount I have at home), I did the following:

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After a spinach salad lunch and a quick walk with my dog, I got some more work tasks completed and then started on the next set of exercises. This time I did abs, squats, and pushups for a whole body fat burner. Sit on the ground and roll back until your abs are engaged. With a toning ball, keep your core centered, but “swing” the ball from left to right. Keep your body straight and just use your abs. Follow this set with a set of squats and then pushups. Repeat.

I then spent the afternoon walking and spending too much money at the mall. My punishment—or rather reward?

tumblr_naz2orCKdg1tbqjs2o1_400How did you workout today?

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