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Home workout and PE ideas

home PE ideas

Outfit details from left: blue tee / black sweatpants / running shoes / boys green jersey / boys black shorts / red long sleeve tee / black and gold sweatpants / white sneakers /

Can you believe schools have been closed for a month already? Time flies! With three kids at home, I have to get creative in order to ensure they are doing their required P.E. time everyday for school.

My kids are required to combine strength, stretching, and cardio, into a thirty-minute workout, five days per week. They have to keep a log of what they do for exercise, and then turn it in to their P.E. teachers every Friday. If they aren’t logging their exercise daily, they will lose precious points on their grade!

In order to ensure they are keeping their P.E. grades up, and to also stay fit, we have devised a weekly at-home P.E. plan! This has turned into a great workout for myself, and my husband too! After all, we are all sheltering-in-place at home right now, so of course the gyms are closed. This makes working out at home even more important. We have no other place to go!

There are three important concepts my kids are required to incorporate into their daily P.E. routine. They need to incorporate stretching, strength, and cardio. We always start our workouts out with strength, then we incorporate cardio, and finish with stretching.

Here is a sample workout of what we do each day for P.E. This is a great workout for adults too! It has turned into my home workout routine.

This can be done in the backyard, or on the floor inside a home or apartment.

  • 10 jumping jacks
  • Basic stretch routine: stretch legs, back, and arms.
  • 25 squats with feet positioned directly below shoulders, toes pointing straight ahead.
  • 25 squats with feet wide, and toes pointed 45 degrees outward.
  • Walking lunges: you can go around your yard, back and forth inside a room, or save these for an outside walk.
  • 10 push-ups
  • Plank: on elbows or raised on hands for 30 seconds.
  • 10 traditional sit-ups
  • 20 crunches
  • 60 seconds of ab work, your choice.
  • Gently stretch legs, core, and arms.
  • Go out your front door for a thirty minute walk. You can incorporate walking lunges! To mix things up, we run in a circle around any cul-de-sac we see. If you are in an urban setting without cul-de-sacs, try doing a sprint down the block after ten minutes of walking. Then repeat after twenty minutes of walking.
  • You can also substitute jogging, bike riding, riding a scooter, or roller skating for walking. It’s good to alternate your cardio each day.
  • When you return home, do a ten minute stretch routine starting with your legs, followed by arms, and ending with your core.

That’s it! This workout never seems to get boring since we do it as a family, and we mix up the cardio segment of the routine. I’m so thankful we have our fabulous adidas gear for these workouts. They look and feel amazing, so we can continue working out everyday with ease! Love that!

What have you been doing for your home fitness routines during this time? Feel free to share in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*thank you to addias for sponsoring this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Pajama party time!

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photo: photo taken in October 2018. This cozy cardigan is great around the house over pajamas and loungewear.

Most of the country is currently having a pajama party. As our shelter-in-place continues, and we social distance by staying home, many of us are spending the day in our pajamas. It’s ok, you can tell the world! Everyone else is doing it too!

Since many of us are working from home, and homeschooling, we are active inside our homes despite our pajamas, or loungewear. While bathrobes are cozy, and great for temporary comfort, it’s easier to throw on a cardigan to keep cozy around the house in our PJ’s or loungewear. Also, a cardigan looks more like outside clothing than a bathrobe. After all, sometimes PJ’s or loungewear look like tee-shirts, so throwing a cardigan over them can look like a casual outfit while in a video conference. Haha, now you know my trick!

Since it is currently springtime, there are tons of cozy cardigans on major sale which are leftover from the winter season. Here are some of my favorites. I have this style in grey.

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Another great look to wear from home is athleisure. I love wearing sweats since they are comfortable at home, and can also be worn for a trip to the grocery store, or while out on a walk in the neighborhood.

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athleisure look taken in December 2019. I wear this out to the grocery store.

Here are a few of my favorite athleisure pieces around the web.

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I am a huge pajama fan! Many of my pajamas are from Soma, but here are a few others on sale which are great to wear right now.

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What do you find yourself wearing often while we shelter in place? Are you wearing pajamas a lot, or switching into actual outfits? Spill it in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

photo below taken in June 2019 on our trip to Hawaii. I am wearing these PJ’s all the time now!

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Favorite leggings for spring

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wearing: spring lipstick / zip up sweatshirt / light purple tank top c/o adidas / adidas backpack / purple adidas believe 2.0 leggings c/o adidas / spring nail polish / adidas running shoes c/o adidas /

Follow me to an outdoor workout! With all this spring weather, it’s the perfect time to go hiking, jogging, and out for a walk. I’m loving these new adidas Believe 2.0 leggings. They are so comfortable, super cute, and they fit perfectly. I definitely need to snap up a few more pairs in additional colors; including a classic black pair of course!

The fabric is really soft, and it is very high quality. I can do any workout I want to in these leggings. They are great for spin classes, step classes, cardio kickboxing, and of course hiking, walking, and jogging. All of my favorite ways to workout; inside and out!

I’m also loving these new running shoes by adidas. They have really good support, and they are lightweight for running or jogging. They also have a good base, making them stable for cross training at the gym. You know I love lifting! I am kind of obsessed with the pretty lilac color too. Pastels are hot and on trend for spring, and these shoes come in all the right hues! They are available in a ton of colors, be sure to check them out! Love that!

One of the things I love about adidas is that they partner with amazing groups who make the world better. adidas is partnering with iFundWomen in order to support women entrepreneurs in sports. They are changing the game by partnering with iFundWomen and supporting female entrepreneurs in sports. Isn’t that fabulous?!

When I workout outside, I always bring my backpack so I have a place to put my sweatshirt when it warms up. It’s also handy for carrying my water bottle, snacks, wallet, phone, and keys. Hiking is a favorite outdoor past-time of mine, so a backpack is a must.

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What are some of your favorite outdoor activities to do in the spring?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

*sponsored by adidas, all thoughts and opinions are my own

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