Workout Wednesday


This week I have been using two of my exercise books to workout with instead of my usual dvd’s.  Sometimes I get tired of doing the dvd’s and need a change.  I think that is one thing that helps to keep me motivated to exercise every day is to have variety.  I think if I had to do the same thing all the time I would get very bored and decide to quit.  So far I have kept a regular workout schedule for the last 5 or more years and I think alternating my workouts and change is the key to keeping me interested and seeing results.

 Exercise Ball books I use from Kimberlees Korner

Both of these books use an exercise ball and they also use some dumbbells with some of the exercises, a medicine ball or a handled exercise band.  I bought the one book on the left recently this past summer at Half Price Books and the one on the right I have had for several years – I got it from Barnes and Noble on sale.  A lot of the time you can find some decent fitness books in the sale section at Barnes and Noble.

Both of these books have color photos and detailed descriptions of the exercises.  I also like the fact that at the end of both of the books there are workout routines.  For example on Monday I did the Sports routine from the CORE book.  It was compiled group of 16 different exercises from the book.  On Tuesday I did the 101 Ways to Burn Fat on the Ball book – the Five Minute Arms and Five Minute Shoulders routine – 2 rounds of each of these so it was about 20 minutes long with a few minutes of stretching at the end.  On Wednesday, today, I did the 101 Ways book again using the Five Minute Butt, Five Minute Legs and the Pilates routines.  I did 2 rounds of each of these as well so it took about 30 minutes.  The photos below are from the routine today.

Exercise ball workout from Kimberlees Korner

Tomorrow I plan to do the CORE book again – using the Warrior routine which is compiled of 19 different exercises.  Friday I will do the CORE Power workout that is 18 different exercises.  Saturday I will use the 101 Ways to Burn Fat on the Ball and do the stretching routine.

I really like using the exercise ball, especially with weights.  It is a great way to tone your whole body and really work your core.

I hope everyone is having a great week so far.  I can’t believe tomorrow will be Thursday already and next week Thanksgiving!

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4 Replies to “Workout Wednesday”

  1. I love how you change things up and workout at home! So motivating because my main form of activity was running this past summer. I know I won’t be getting out much in the cold, so I need to start doing more things inside! Thanks for linking up with us at Tips and Tricks Tuesday!

  2. Oh I love working out with stability balls…they really make you straighten up and get your posture and balance in check! I took a class in college actually and learned so many cool things to do on them (although I could probably use a refresher!) I often use them in my classes and it is funny how difficult they are for many people who are not used to them!

  3. Hi Kimberlee
    Your workout looks great. I don’t work out anymore but I should. I’m 52 now with a 2 year old and I just don’t seem to have any energy left, lol. Your blog is wonderful and I wanted to thank you for joining us on the CLIMB blog hop this week. We are very glad to have you CLIMBing with us. I’m also your newest follower via Bloglovin’, G+ and Pinterest. Hopefully your blog will help motivate me to get moving again.

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