Before the pandemic hit and we were stuck at home for two months, I was already working out with a yoga routine and trying to eat better. My goal at the time was to lose about 15 pounds.
Now that we’re well into the second year of the pandemic, I’ve come close to losing 100 pounds.
Then I find the time to exercise at least 30 minutes per day. When I eat clean while doing the following workout, the pounds start coming off with consistency.
My Secret Workout Is Super Simple
I don’t use any equipment to complete my workout. Everything is based on aerobic movement and bodyweight resistance.
Here is the routine I follow each day to get in my workout. If the muscles feel sore or I’m not energetic, I skip that session.
1. Pushups, Sit-ups, and Planking
I like to do a combination of ten pushups, ten sit-ups, and 20 seconds of planking. After I complete a set, I’ll rest for 60 seconds before doing it again. At first, my goal was to get through two sets. Today, I’m up to six.
2. High Knees Running in Place
Taking a jog around my neighborhood makes me feel uncomfortable. I know it shouldn’t, but I’m still a little self-conscious about my weight. That’s why I run in place at home while driving my knees as high as they will go. My goal is to do this for 30 seconds before taking a 30-second break.
3. Lunges and Squats
These two exercises have helped my knees tremendously over the past year. There’s more strength in them now than I can remember there being, even when I was a young and healthy kid. I alternate between ten lunges on the left, ten squats, and then ten lunges on the right.
If I have time, I keep cycling through each group until I’m exhausted or need to do something else. That’s it! Those are my secrets to stay healthy and build muscle mass.