5 At Home Workouts With No Equipment

Today I’m sharing 5 workouts that you can do at home with no equipment. They’re perfect if you’re not able to go to gym.

If you do one of these workouts, be sure to tag me on Instagram and let me know how it went! As always, you can find all of the workouts that I’ve posted on Get Fit Fiona on the workouts page. They’re categorized by theme (upper body, cardio, etc.) so it’s super easy to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Bodyweight workout

This workout take less than 45 minutes to complete but will still leave you working hard. It takes you through everything from push ups to wall sits.

Full body circuit workout

I love a good circuit workout so I knew that I had to include one in this at home workouts with no equipment round up. Breaking down workouts into smaller chunks can be helpful when I’m not feeling particularly motivated to workout. Focusing on just 3 exercises at a time makes it feel more manageable.

30 minute home workout

If you don’t have a lot of time to devote to a workout, then this is the workout for you. It clocks in at just 30 minutes and you can do it at home, which means no commute to the gym. It’s a full body workout so it contains both upper and lower body exercises.

No equipment workout

This workout includes some of my favorite exercises – skaters and squats. Skaters are just fun to do and I always feel strong and powerful doing squats.

32 minute bodyweight workout

This one is another full body workout that includes arms, legs, and core exercises. Exercises include everything from lunges to crunches to tricep dips.

What’s a favorite bodyweight exercise of yours to incorporate into workouts? Let me know in the comments.

As always, talk to your doctor before beginning to workout. Honor your body and modify this workout as needed for you.

Friday Favorites: Library Book + Chicken Burgers

I’m writing about a few of my favorite things from the past week.

This week flew by because of the short week due to Easter. Unfortunately Covid cases have risen here in Alberta, so earlier this week more restrictions were put into place. As sad as I am that they had to be put in place, I’m hoping that the infection rate goes down. Vaccines are slowly but surely being distributed here. I have a couple family members who’ve either gotten their first dose or have an appointment to get it. I’m going to have to wait a few more months until I’m eligible to get one too.

The Winter People

I recently borrowed The Winter People (affiliate link) by Jennifer McMahon from the library and finished reading it this week. It was such a good read! I read it in just 2 or 3 days because I just didn’t want to stop reading it. It’s a good thing that last weekend was a long weekend. It’s definitely one of my favorite books of 2021. I have a couple more Jennifer McMahan books on hold at the library because I enjoyed this one so much. It was equal parts creepy and mystery with a touch of paranormal. If that sounds appealing to you I highly recommend you give it a read.

Here’s the synopsis from Good Reads:

West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter.

Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara’s farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that has weighty consequences when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished. In her search for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea’s diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother’s bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked into the historical mystery, she discovers that she’s not the only person looking for someone that they’ve lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself.

Chicken burgers

I tried some new to me chicken burgers this week. For some reason I haven’t ordered chicken burgers with our grocery orders for months. They popped into my head last week so I made sure to order them on Sunday. If you’re in Calgary, I got them from Save On Foods.

I’m so glad that I did because they were really good. They’re a different brand than I have ordered previously, but they’re just as good. I’ve had some pretty bad chicken burgers in the past, so I’m a bit weary when it comes to trying new ones. Chicken burgers are one of my favorite things to cook on the barbeque. THe barbeque adds flavor, and a bun toasted on there too is perfect.

What’s your favorite thing to cook on the barbeque? Share in the comments.

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Workout Playlist

Today I’m sharing a new workout playlist. Scroll down for the link to the playlist on Spotify.

For those of you who celebrate Easter, I hope you had a good one with lots of delicious food and family (whether in person or on Zoom). We ordered food from Prairie Dog Brewing again (we did the same thing for Thanksgiving). It was delicious as usual (my favorites this time around were the chicken and pastrami). If you’re looking for some good barbeque or beer in Calgary, make sure you check them out. They’re located pretty centrally near Chinook mall.

If you’re looking for more playlists, check out my playlists page here on the blog or follow me on Spotify. I love hearing what other people are listening to while working out – that’s part of the reason why I share my playlists. Having “fresh” music to listen to always helps with the workout motivation. I’m still loving my earbuds (affiliate link) from Anker. I use them almost exclusively when I’m listening to music on the go, whether I’m working out or not.

This workout contains pop music, with the majority of the artists being female. There’s a few older songs on here (like Love You Like a Love Song by Selena Gomez, Tik Tok by Kesha, and Bad Romance by Lady Gaga). It also contains more recent music by Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, and Demi Lovato. You can find this workout playlist here on Spotify.

Speaking of Demi Lovato, has anyone else watched her documentary series on YouTube? I watched the first episode the other night and I really liked it. She was very honest which I appreciated. I still have a few more episodes to watch before I finish then. She does talk about alcohol and drug use, mental health, abuse, and eating disorders, so be aware of that going into it.

Let me know what you’re listening to in the comments below.

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Friday Favorites: Netflix Doc + Notion

Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite things from the past week.

It’s already Easter in just a few days. We’ve decided to skip the traditional Easter dinner and instead order barbecue takeout from Prairie Dog Brewing. We’ve ordered food from them before and it’s been delicious. I’m expecting that we’ll have a ton of leftovers which is always a nice perk of holiday meals. Their pulled pork and pastrami were my favorites from the last time we ordered. Do you have any plans for Easter?

Since it’s Friday I’m writing about some of the things I’ve been particularly enjoying this week. Read on to find out what they are.

The Boy From The Woods

I’ve been on a reading roll lately. I’ve read a bunch of books that I’ve really enjoyed, including The Boy From the Woods (affiliate link) by Harlan Coben. I read it in just three nights because it’s one of those books that I had a really hard time putting down. I kept telling myself that I would only read for 15 more minutes, or just one more chapter, but it was hard to stop. If you’re looking for a quick thriller to read, I would recommend this one.

Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads:

The man known as Wilde is a mystery to everyone, including himself. Decades ago, he was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. After the police concluded an exhaustive hunt for the child’s family, which was never found, he was turned over to the foster system.

Now, thirty years later, Wilde still doesn’t know where he comes from, and he’s back living in the woods on the outskirts of town, content to be an outcast, comfortable only outdoors, preferably alone, and with few deep connections to other people.

When a local girl goes missing, famous TV lawyer Hester Crimstein–with whom Wilde shares a tragic connection–asks him to use his unique skills to help find her. Meanwhile, a group of ex-military security experts arrive in town, and when another teen disappears, the case’s impact expands far beyond the borders of the peaceful suburb. Wilde must return to the community where he has never fit in, and where the powerful are protected even when they harbor secrets that could destroy the lives of millions . . . secrets that Wilde must uncover before it’s too late.

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal

Did anyone else watch this on Netflix? While I was aware of the scandal, I didn’t really know many of the details of what actually happened. It was a great look at what happened and kept me interested the whole time. It’s mind boggling to think about how parents were able to get their kids into schools that they hadn’t earned a right to be in. Going to University is a big deal here in Canada to, and to think that someone else could have gotten a spot that a deserving kid should have gotten is really frustrating. Hopefully going forward there will be better measures put in place to make sure that this doesn’t happen anymore (or at least less often).

Notion

I first heard about Notion last summer, but it took until a month ago to start using it myself. I’m so glad I finally gave it a try because I’m really enjoying it now. Since it’s so adaptable I’ve been able to use it in a way that makes the most sense for me. I definitely found that there was a bit of a learning curve to learn how to use it, but now that I know the basics It’s super easy. I have everything from a content calendar to a to do list on it.

One of my favorite features of Notion is templates. If I see someone else’s Notion that I really like I’m able to save it as a template and use it myself. I don’t have to try to build it from scratch. It saves so much time and it’s fun to see what other people use it for and how they use it. In addition to using Notion on my computer, I also have the app on my phone so I can use it when I’m not at my computer. Notion also has a great YouTube channel with lots of tips and tricks on how to use it.

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Life Lately: March 2021

Today I’m sharing a general life update.

It’s hard to believe that we’re already three months into 2021 already! I’m trying to wrap my head around the fact that tomorrow is April. The last month has been a pretty good one. The thing I’m most excited about is the fact that spring is just about here! I’m thoroughly enjoying the warmer weather and the slowly but surely disappearing snow on the ground.

Teaching yoga

It’s been just over a year now since I last taught an in person yoga class. It’s been a tough year – not just with the pandemic – but also with my business. I had just started it in 2019, so I didn’t have a lot of time to get established before Covid hit and in person classes weren’t possible anymore. Awhile ago I was talking to someone about how sad I was about it. I love yoga and being able to share it with others. I was really excited to be able to do that, but I haven’t been able to.

Unfortunately online classes aren’t a viable option for me at this point. Neither is in person classes. I would have to rent a larger space due to current restrictions here in Alberta and I would have to sell out every single class just to cover rent, let alone cover other expenses like scheduling software, transaction fees, and paying myself. It feels like I started my business as a yoga teacher at the worst possible time.

Workouts

My workouts have been all over the place. I’m doing work on healing my relationship with exercise. Previously it was a very positive thing for me – it felt good to exercise, it was a stress reliever, and I listened to my body in terms of what workouts to do and the intensity/length of those workouts. Unfortunately that’s changed over the past few years. I’m working hard to get back to a place where my workouts are good thing for my body and mental health instead of something that I feel like I have to do, feel guilty about, and do regardless of how my body is feeling.

It’s been tough to make those changes, but they’re slowly but surely becoming easier to make. It’s hard to change my mindset when I’ve been so “stuck” in a healthy one for so long. The guilt is real some days, but I’m making progress, even if it doesn’t feel like it in the moment. I haven’t shared many of my workouts the last little while on Instagram, and that’s why.

Seedlings

Back in February I planted a ton of seeds indoors to get started on the garden before it’s warm enough to plant outdoors. Things are slowly but surely growing and it’s so much fun to see green! I’m really excited about this year’s garden. I have plans to expand the garden so I’ll have more space to plant vegetables as well as flowers. So far I have zucchini, pumpkin, tomato, Swiss chard, and broccoli sprouted. In terms of flowers, I also have aster, marigold, and morning glory that have started to grow.

It feels good to know that spring is on the day and in a few months I’ll be able to plant them all outside. Having that to look forward to helps on those cold and blustery spring days that we’re having right now here in Calgary.

What’s a highlight for you during March?

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