Mari approached me couple of weeks ago asking if I would be up for helping her back on a workout track.
Mari has always been active, but past couple of years have been hectic for her: two kids in a row, full time job, running a blog, fighting with depression.. No wonder that there seemed to be no time for taking care of herself!
But as a mom, wife and starting entrepreneur, she knows that the better care she takes of herself, the happier her family and better her business. So she realized that she has to get back on the health track.
While Mari's goal is not to lose weight, she wants to get into better shape to be able to jog, take longer walks, and get rid of the pain in her lower back that had become together with a sedentary lifestyle.
Mari and I share common love for nature. We both also love working out outdoors with using simple equipment. Therefore, I was happy to help her to get back to the exercise routine again.
The Workout Plan
For the next six weeks, we will be working out three days a week. Each workout takes about 20-30 minutes.
Even though this is a Six Week Plan, we know that working out is a lifestyle, not a six week plan. This plan is meant to help her back on track.
Here is an example of Mari's very first workout day, that I called “Back to Basics Bodyweight”.
3 rounds of 20 Walking Lunges, 20 Box Jumps and 20 Butterfly Sit Ups, followed by 100 meters run.
3 rounds of 10 Push Ups, 10 Walking Burpees, 10 Triceps Push Ups, followed by 100 meters run.
As you see, these are all bodyweight exercises that can be done everywhere. Working out doesn't have to mean going to a gym and lifting heavy weights if that's not what you like – not at all!
It can be fun, minimalistic, using only bodyweight (we'll add in some fun equipment later) and still effective.
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My training has started and I loved the first 2 workouts! Happy to have you as my trainer Kersten. Can’t wait to see what kind of exercises you’ve planned for me next 🙂
Kersten Kimura says
I’m glad to hear that Mari! There will be some fun surprises along the way, I promise 🙂