Home Workout Routine and Playlist

Hello Angels!

The past few weeks I’ve been trying to improve myself a lot: both mentally and physically. I’ve found that one way my head feels more clear and I’m happier is when I’m actually exercising and looking after myself.

But, I can’t afford a gym. I have tattoos to pay for and no job, blogging doesn’t pay for much, so I’m saving where I can. But, that doesn’t mean I can’t work out: I have daily/ every other day workout that I follow and try and change up slightly, while sticking with the same routines. If you keep doing the same thing daily, your body gets used to it and it’s no longer a challenge, which is why people say don’t work out every day or at least take breaks or change what you do: the less your body is pushing itself, the less difference you will see.

A quick notice that I do this because even after long breaks, I am actually very strong: I was a dancer and a long distance runner in the past, so I was incredibly healthy and in great shape. While I cannot run as well as I could (a weak ankle and slight nerve damage in one foot) I can still dance, so I can do past routines and my own still incredibly easily. So, if you’re reading this and it sounds extreme or you’re wondering why YOUR body cannot do it, don’t worry: I am strong, but every body is different and can take different exercises differently. Find what’s good for you, and remember be HEALTHY while you do it: you can still eat cake or pizza. If you cut things out completely, you’re more likely to eat them. Allow yourself treats; it’s part of the balance.
Without further rammbling though, here is my weekly workout:

DAY 1:

  • 120 squats
  • 90 hip thrusts (3 reps of 30)
  • 90 crunches (3 reps of 30)
  • 90 weighted floor oblique twist (3 reps of 30)
  • 60 kick backs (each leg) (2 reps of 30)
  • 60 Frogs (2 reps of 30)

DAY 2:

  • Exercise bike, 30 minutes (I go until I’ve burnt about 1,500 calories; the bike isn’t that accurate, but it gives me a vague idea… I then eat a bucket of ice-cream). If you don’t have an exercise bike, running for an hour to half an hour can give similar if not the same results.

DAY 3:

  • 120 squats
  • 90 crunches (3 reps of 30)
  • 90 weighted floor oblique twists (3 reps of 30)
  • 60 push lunges (2 reps of 30)
  • 60 weighted lunges (2 reps of 30)
  • 60 bike abs (2 reps of 30)

DAY 4:

Bitch, you gotta rest, go eat a pizza or something, for the love of God

DAY 5:

  • 120 squats
  • 90 hip thrusts (3 reps of 30)
  • 60 sit ups (2 reps of 30)
  • 60 ballet squats (2 reps of 30)
  • 1 minute plank (done 3 times)
  • 60 kick backs (2 reps of 30)
  • 60 bike abs (2 reps of 30)
  • 60 frogs (2 reps of 30)

DAY 6

Exercise bike, 20 minutes (I can usually do 1000 calories-ish in that time) OR again, running is really beneficial to your body.

DAY 7

Plan your funeral if you got through all of that, but well done for your motivation!

That is what I do in a week: not always that exact order, but generally. I’m actually putting it up here so I can get my arse into gear and actually do more, because I’ve been a slob the past week and done very little or skipped out on some parts, and I am starting to feel it.

Know that there is no need to worry about me health wise though: I can and will still eat a full pizza and chips in one sitting and I will happily have my cake and yours too, I’m not a health nut and I do have a balanced diet. I do eat healthily generally, but I don’t limit myself. In all honesty, I think due to my eating habits, it’s why even while doing all that, I am happily a 10/12 overall (thighs, arse and hips are still bigger, we all know my body type by now) but if I was eating nothing but veg and allowing myself no treats, I’d be a lot smaller, and that is not a good thing for me personally to be. If you are happier being smaller, as long as you’re healthy, go for it.

BUT, I don’t do it in silence. If I’m not listening to the YouTube drama that week (don’t judge me, you love it too), I do have a few songs or artists on repeat, so I’ll throw some of my current favouites into a playlist below:

  • You Shook Me (All Night Long)- AC/DC
  • Make Daddy Proud- Blackbear
  • Daddy Issues- The Neighbourhood
  • Eye of the Tiger- Survivor
  • Come Thru- Jacquees
  • Bounce- Jacquees
  • Closer- Nine Inch Nails
  • Bedrock- Young Money
  • The Power of Love- Huey Lewis & the News
  • I’m Gonna Show You Crazy- Bebe Rexha
  • Destroyer- My Chemical Romance
  • FTWWW- My Chemical Romance
  • Back That Azz Up- Juvenile
  • Believer- Imagine Dragons
  • Demons- Imagine Dragons
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl- Jet
  • Professional Griefers- Deadmau5 (and Gerard Way)
  • Beat it Up- J. Valentine
  • Shatter Me- Lindsey Stirling (and Lizzy Hale)
  • Body Say- Demi Lovato
  • In Between Days- The Cure
  • Fuqboi- Hey Violet
  • Smoke on the Water- Deep Purple
  • Sweet Dreams- Eurythmics
  • Shoop- Salt n Pepper
  • Shape of You- Ed Sheeran
  • One More Night- Maroon 5
  • One More Night- Mike Hart and TJ Routon
  • No Scrubs- TLC
  • Survivor- Destiny’s Child
  • Mr Brightside- The Killers
  • In My Head- Mayday Parade
  • Distraction- Kehlani
  • Carry On My Wayward Son- Kansas

I have a weird, varied taste in music, if you follow that playlist through completely you’re gonna be feeling all sorts of ways in a short period of time. But, the cheesy classic rock makes me smile through the pain, some of it makes me feel like a bad ass, and others just gives me something solid to concentrate on. Carry on My Wayward Son makes me sob at the end because supernatural memories and I’ve just finished a workout and that’s enough reason to cry.

But, on a serious note, don’t work out because you feel like you need to or have to so you look good. Do it for yourself and your health: do it so you’re strong (even if you don’t look it, like me) and do it because you want to. If you don’t want to one day, don’t beat yourself up over it. You’re human, and you’re beautiful whether you workout or not, as long as you’re healthy inside.

Stay safe and stay happy, Angels ❤

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2 Replies to “Home Workout Routine and Playlist”

  1. I do enjoy Ed Sheeran’s music 🙂 I think when it comes to working out, then I don’t actually go to the gym but do light exercises at home and I go for walks with my dog. I don’t listen to music normally when doing the exercises at home, but I tend to put on a motivating podcast. If I would put on music then it would definitely be something by Beyoncé 😛

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