30 Minute Workouts

I get it!  I really do…trust me!  I’m a crazy busy twin mom with a full calendar.  But you know what?  You can (anyone can!) still fit in exercise.  That’s one of my favorite parts about my bootcamp workouts.  All of the bootcamp workouts are 25-45 minutes.  But today I wanted to share with you some of my friends’ workouts.  I have rounded up several 30 minute workout circuits from my friends at Sweat Pink and FitFluential.

Big News

My next round of bootcamp registration is OPEN, OPEN, OPEN!!!  This bootcamp will start August 15th and will run for 30 days.  For more information check out my online bootcamp information or you can ALWAYS email me creatingbettertomorrow@gmail.com.  Registration will close on August 10th.  Now to the good stuff…those workouts!!

30 minute workout

You don’t need to spend forever in the gym to get healthy and fit!

More Great 30 Minute Workout Ideas

Hard Core Workout – Anne Smiles

30 Minute Total Body Workout Plan – The Seasoned Mom

20 Minute Living Room Workout – The Seasoned Mom

10 Minute Medicine Ball Workout – Talk Less, Say More

20 Minute Power Interval Workout – The Fit Blog

How to Workout in 10 Minutes – The Fit Blog

Bodyweight Bootcamp 4 Minute Tabata Workout – Lea Genders Fitness

Ab Circuit No Eqpmt. Needed – The Simplific Life

Circuit Training – The Simplific Life

Amazing Ab Workout – The Bikini Experiment

3 Butt Exercises for Strong & Lean Curves – The Bikini Experiment

 

 

 

Patience in Prayer

Not long ago, I got real, I got raw, I got vulnerable in sharing my struggles with anxiety & motherhood.  I received so many kind messages, comments, cards, thank you.  Well it has been almost two months and I just had another appoint with my doctor along with a slight meltdown last week.  And I thought…heck there is no holding back here in this space.  I promise you to be real, raw, and vulnerable while sharing my life in hopes that it might provide you with inspiration, support, and motivation as wives, mothers, daughters, spouses, ANYONE.

Patience in Prayer

I won’t lie…lately I’ve been a little frustrated with God.  It seems like I’ve been praying for so many years for ease of anxiety, mental stress, and my eating disorder.  Though the eating disordered thoughts are SOOO much better, when I’m overwhelmed with anxiety and stress they can easily pop up.  I fight the anxiety and I fight the negative self talk.  I fight!  But last week I lost it.  Don’t ask Dan about it 🙂 and in my defense it was that time of the month 😉  and my emotions were out of control.  But last Tuesday I fell asleep sobbing.  Why?  Impatience.  I’ve been soooooo frustrated with what I see as unanswered prayers.  I want my mind to be free and the weight I’m on my shoulders to be lifted.

I want…want…want…isn’t He hearing my prayers?

Patience in prayer

Pray, pray, pray…and know He listens. Even in the hard moments He listens.

As I lie in bed sobbing this past week, Dan hugged me and said, ‘Thank you for not giving up.’  And that one line really hit home to me.  Yes I’m frustrated.  Yes my patience was tested to the limit last week.

But nope I have not nor will I give up.  

Here is the thing with faith…it isn’t easy. A faithful life isn’t sugar coated and it never follows our timeline.  But with persistence and patience faith in God always brings about the best ending.  And reminding myself of this over the past week actually left me excited and encouraged.  I think my life is pretty amazing, have an AWESOME FAMILY, love my AWESOME job teaching fitness, have an AWESOME home.  I have it pretty AWESOME.  Yeah, I struggle with anxiety at this stage of my life but goodness what if God is using it for me to become stronger, make my life even more AWESOME?!?!  And the best part…I know that is exactly what He is doing.

I’ve become more focused on my devotional time.  More focused on my prayer time.  More focused on my time in scripture.  I’m letting the Lord know I’m holding on and never giving up.

So my friends whether you are struggling with anxiety, relationship struggles, physical struggles, financial struggles, LIFE.  Remember this…PRAY, DON’T GIVE UP.

 

Fun Workout – Deck of Cards

One common complaint I hear from folks is that working out is boring.  They don’t want to walk or run on a treadmill for an hour.  They don’t want to do the same routine day in and day out. Great news you don’t have to and you probably shouldn’t for many reasons (that’s a whole ‘nother post!).  Today I want to bring you this fun workout.  Grab a deck of cards.  Watch this short video and get ready!

Design Your Own Fun Workout

See you can pretend you are playing cards while you workout…ok kind of.  But you get the point here!  Fitness doesn’t have to look like what you might consider traditional exercise routines.  Take it back to basics and just move each day.   Another great design your own workout is the alphabet spell your name workout, check it out too!

Fun Workout - Deck of Cards www.creatingbettertomorrow.com

Try this with a partner for even more fun workout sweatiness!

I sure hope you enjoy this workout for more bloggers that share fun workouts check out Wild Wednesday Workout!  And don’t forget if you’d like to chat more about fitness to check out my online bootcamps.

A Better Version of Me

I want to thank everyone visiting Sarah’s blog and reading my guest entry.  Sarah and I talked about what I should write and I thought today….today I’m going to confession right here on Sarah’s blog!  Her blog site is “Creating Better Tomorrow” and that is what I have done for myself over the past year.  I’ve kept a large secret that’s made me a better version of me, yet a smaller me.  I’m hoping that by writing this post you will keep an open-mind.  Maybe it will help someone make an informed decision for themselves and inspire them to look beyond the scope of what they have into what they could have!

I had always been very athletic growing up and in college I ran frequently, played softball, and continued to dance.  Would I say that I was ever a tiny person? Nope.  I have always had a very feminine figure, sometimes I hated it, sometimes I didn’t.  When I left college and started to gain a significant amount of weight both myself and my doctors became concerned.  After a battery of tests, I was diagnosed with PCOS.  It affects your hormones, endocrine system, and reproductive system.  And of course, I had symptoms in all of those areas – lucky me!  I’ll leave PCOS to another post because I could go on forever, but in 2014 after seeing how much weight I had gained, even while trying to exercise and diet, things just weren’t working.

I had never looked or felt like this before, I wasn’t myself and I didn’t like it.  I spoke with my doctor and made the HUGE decision to have bariatric surgery.  I have told very few people in my life this.

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Interval Training

As a busy mom I  ALWAYS look for efficient ways to get things done!  That is no different when it comes to my workouts…I want efficient and effective.  Interval training gets straight to the point.  Effective, efficient, and easy to do anywhere!

Sprint intervals are one workout that my bootcampers see each week with good reason too!  High intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts are terrific for your body for burning calories and building muscle. So good for you in fact that they continue to burn fat and keep your body working AFTER you stop exercising.

Interval Training www.creatingbettertomorrow.com

Don’t forget! Your sprint doesn’t have to be a world record run…just move your fastest!

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