Here it is!

This is our Week 1 workout for my 14 Week Summertime Slim-down Challenge. Anytime The week 1 workout is scheduled on the Boot Camp Calendar for this week, complete this video two times through.

Also, read the bullet points below, which will answer any questions you might have about the Boot Camp and this workout.

Otherwise, let’s get to work!

Some additional notes:

  • I’m going to try and make the workouts mostly equipment free. The most you will ever need is either a resistance band or light dumbbells. Like I mentioned in the video, you can also use things from around the house, like water bottles or soup cans if you don’t have any workout equipment. If you’d like to buy your own, resistance bands and dumbbells are usually sold for a reasonable price ($10-$15) at sporting goods stores like Dick’s or Modell’s. Sometimes you can even find them at stores like Target or Walmart.
  • Please excuse my HORRIBLE counting! Personal trainers are notorious for miscounting reps because we are usually trying to explain the exercise at the same time. Go ahead, make fun of me all you want. But, having me explain the exercise so you can do it correctly is more important than the number of reps ;)
  • Please bare with me as I struggle through my first workout videos. I have NO formal editing experience, nor am I a “natural” on camera. But part of this challenge is so that I can get better at all of this and eventually create GREAT, SUPER-KICK-BUTT Youtube Workouts for you all!

For the rest of the week, here are some cardio and yoga workouts that you can try. Some examples of cardio exercises are walking, running, swimming, biking, dancing, rowing, zumba, or a workout like this “Crazy Cardio Challenge.” (For more cardio ideas see: 10 Calorie-busting Cardio Routines.) If you have access to a gym and/or fitness classes, I highly recommend taking advantage of those.

Cardio Interval Workouts (For Satruday’s High Intensity Interval Training Workout)

Boredom Blasting Cardio Climb (Side note: you can do a workout like this running or walking outside if you do not have access to a treadmill, elliptical, or stair-climber.)

25-Minute Adaptable HIIT Workout for Treadmill, Elliptical, or Stair Climber

Yoga Routines (For Thursday’s Yoga/Stretching Workout)

40-minute Hatha Yoga Routine

15-minute AM Yoga Routine

20-minute “Yoga for Runners” Routine

Keep up the good work and don’t forget to start keeping a food diary today as well.

Let’s kick some serious butt for the next 14-weeks!! Here we go!