Tuesday, August 27, 2013

{Involuntary} At Home Workouts

I love the gym. It is my happy place. As crazy as it sounds, that's where I go to relax and recharge. There aren't many days that I voluntarily don't go to the gym, but sometimes, I legitimately can't get in there - like today when both of the little guys are sick. I thought I'd share with you all what I do when life keeps me out of the gym.

  • Clean up the diet! This is my main focus. Here's where I tighten it up:
    1. I up my lean proteins. I eat a lot of tuna salad (I've been subbing out the mayo with plain, non-fat Greek yogurt), chili, turkey meatballs and HB eggs.
    2. Cut out crackers, pasta, quinoa, cornbread. These I do gluten-free and in moderation (most of the time...) anyways, but I completely cut them out. I rely on beans and sweet potatoes for my complex carbs.
    3. Up my veggie intake. I'm really bad about this, so I am trying to work on this anyways! I add in a spring mix salad with cherry toms, cucumber and carrots with a little EVOO and balsamic vinegar before EVERY meal (except breakfast).
    4. Up my Catalyst to 9/day.
    5. Switch my Post Workout Recovery to Muscle Gain after workouts.
    6. Add in ACV drink. I haven't been doing this everyday because I hate it so much, but it's SO good for you.
    7. NO alcohol or sugar. I even limit my fruit to small amounts and only before 4pm.
  • Get some kind of workout in. I don't own any weights so everything is done with just bodyweight. I vary it between 3 things, depending on what my body is needing. 



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What do you guys do when you can't get in the gym? 


  1. Thanks for sharing Niki. I am planning on working out more at home this year. I have some free weights, a treadmill and a bike...so no more excuses. After seeing my new doctors and starting a new regimen of supplements and making dietary changes, I am already seeing an improvement. Sorry to hear the kiddos are under the weather!

    1. Hi Lauren

      Oh good! Have you gone gluten free?

  2. I nominated you for a Liebster award!!! http://www.prettywellorganized.com/2013/08/liebster-nominations-anti-vma.html

  3. Great article. I like the part about tightening up on the diet. I do that when I have an injury that keeps me from workouts. And the home workout ideas are great. It's amazing what you can accomplish just by exercising with your own body weight.


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