30 Minute Boot Camp

Hey there, savvy readers! My name is Courtney and I blog over at Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life.


While my dear friend, Julie, is busy buying and moving into her new house (YAY!) I’ve offered to help her out by doing a little guest post.

On a side note, I first met Julie this past July at a fantastic, fun-filled blogger brunch. This is when I my love affair with her Savvy Scones officially started. Oy vey!

Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to see Julie, as well as some other amazing ladies at a couple of other blogger meet-ups. I must say, I’m looking forward to hopefully seeing her again very soon!

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So recently, I’ve really been getting antsy when it comes to my workouts. I’m finding that the same old routines that I’ve been doing for the past few months just aren’t cutting it anymore. This is actually quite normal…I tend to get bored easily.

Luckily, I have quite an arsenal full of workouts that I will occasionally go back to in order to keep my motivation up. Because really, what’s the sense in working out if you’re not enjoying yourself, right?!?

This past week, I happened to come across an article I had ripped out of an old Self magazine for a “30-minute Build Your Own Boot Camp” workout. The great part is, you don’t need to trek to the gym, AND the only equipment you really need is a chair and a set of dumbbells.

So if you’re in the market for a new, quick and efficient workout, go ahead and give this one a try!

30-minute Build Your Own Boot Camp

*Get a pencil & paper, a watch, a chair, & a set of dumbbells heavy enough so your 10th rep is difficult but not impossible.

*Warm up for 5 minutes, cardio of your choice.

*Do 1 minute of each of the following moves, pausing only to write down the # of reps you completed:

  • jumping jacks
  • push-ups
  • crunches
  • bicep curls with dumbbells
  • lunges
  • overhead press (holding a dumbbell in each hand, extend to ceiling then lower)
  • squats
  • planks
  • triceps dips on a chair
  • mountain climbers (in push-up position, alternate bringing one knee at a time toward chest)

*Repeat, trying to complete even more reps than you did in your first set.

*Cool down for 5 minutes.

Sounds fun, right?

Now go ahead and get movin’! :)

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