4. Popsicle Stick Workout
This is another creative way to break up your workout routine, and incorporate something different everyday! I like the idea of color coding the popsicle sticks for each muscle group or exercise type, for example: Cardio, Upper Body, Lower Body, Abs, etc. This way you can insure that you are getting a full body workout.
Simply use a permanent marker to label each stick with a variety of workouts, and another marker to color the tips. Label a couple of jars or cups to keep track of your progress throughout the day. This doesn’t mean that you have to finish the entire cup– perhaps just 2 or 3 from each exercise group, or whatever your personal goal may be.
If you like to break up your exercise throughout the day instead of doing it in one long session, this may just be the perfect way to stay motivated. This technique also works well for kids’ chores and other personal goals you may have for yourself.
5. Exercise Cards
If you’re anything like me, you sometimes get bored with your exercise routine but don’t know what to do to challenge yourself, so you tend to stick to the same old thing day after day. If you need the inspiration to try new and exciting workouts that will work muscles in your body you never knew you had, try these Exercise Cards! They come with clear illustrations and written instructions. P.S. You can purchase them specifically for men or women, but if you’re a woman that likes a challenge and are already pretty fit, I’d purchase the cards for men (or both).
6. Chair Workout
Time to hit the dining room! Simply grab a chair for this exciting and challenging workout. After a little research, I found the best chair workout here over at Cosmopolitan with a ton of GIFs (short video clips) that make the routines really easy to follow and understand. Give the page a few extra seconds to come up because the video clips take a little longer to load, but they’re worth it. My butt was burning after this one!