It's been quiet on Get Fit Fiona this week because school has been crazy busy. I took my nutrition midterm this morning. There was a lot of material to cover, so I spent a good chunk of this week studying for it. I think it went pretty well. I was pretty stressed out about it, so I'm very glad it's done. I have a physiology unit test on Sunday covering six chapters from the textbook, so I'll be spending today and tomorrow preparing for that. I'm very grateful that next week is reading week! I don't have any classes, so while I'll still have plenty of homework to do, at least I don't have to go to school.
I thought I'd put together a total body workout today for beginners. If you're wanting a tougher workout just pick a set of heavier dumbbells or modify the moves to make them harder (do the planks and push ups on your toes instead of your knees for instance). The only equipment you'll need is a set of dumbbells, so it's a great workout to do at home if you don't have enough time to get to the gym. Once you get to the end of the workout, rest for a minute or two before repeating it again one or two more times.
If you're not sure about any of the moves, here are links to all of them: knee push ups, squats, reverse flyes, jumping jacks, knee plank, tricep dip, skaters, bicep curl, lunges, and overhead presses. Flyes and overhead presses are two of my favorite moves. I don't quite know what it is about them, but when I'm done doing them I always feel so strong.
Be sure to check out all the other workouts I’ve created on the Workout page.
As always, be sure to check with your doctor before starting a new exercise routine. In addition, if you have any injuries, be sure to honor your body and modify as needed.