Workout

The first thing I should mention is… that I’m quite lazy.

If there’s a shortcut I’ll take it, if there’s a simpler way of doing something I’ll find it.

This is especially true when it comes to working out. I loathe the gym, I don’t like running when it’s hot, I hate trainers shouting at me and I once went to a bootcamp retreat… for one afternoon. Yes, I am a bootcamp dropout and I don’t care who knows it!

However. I do love the naughty things in life. A good cocktail (or three) and a juicy burger (with fries and extra cheese). I have conceded that if I want to enjoy these things and want to continue getting around without the help of a crane, I have to get the blood pumping.

I’ve put together my own little cheat’s workout. I do it in the mornings before I shower and before I have breakfast.

It tones, strengthens, kickstarts my metabolism (yes you can change the speed of your metabolism, contrary to popular belief it is not set in stone!) and gives me the endorphins I need to live a pretty happy life.

First; I stretch.

Stretching boosts your circulation, increases you flexibility (the more you stretch the more you’ll stretch!), it increases your energy levels and limbers you up for your workout.

Then I kick off with a real killer; The Elbow Plank.

Count to 30 as slowly as I can bear!

Moving onto what I like to call “Crouching Tiger, Peeing Dog.”

Start on all fours.

Extend one knee straight out to the side (much like a dog peeing on a tree) – hold for 3 seconds, then extend the foot right back and hold it there for 3 secs, then return to all fours.

Do both sides 15 times (30 in all).

Then flat out for Thrusts and Holds.

It takes 3 seconds to get to the top of the trust, I hold for 3, then 3seconds to get down again.

Count ten reps on my fingers, then count them off again. (20 reps in all)

Then things get a little bit jiggy. I grab two little 1k dumbbells and do the YMCA dance. (I’m not even kidding!)

On both sides.

Singing along, 10 times.

Then, I go even deeper into the dad-at-a-wedding-dancing.

I do The Monkey (or The Johnny Bravo).

Tummy tucked in, hips tucked forwards, feet shoulder width apart. With a good wiggle!

Polishing off with 30 lunges (15 each side).

And 30 squats

Then I stretch once more.

Have a glass of water and jump in the shower.

I eat breakfast then crack on with my day!

A lot of my time is spent sitting at my computer, so whenever I remember, I do Tummy Snaps.

Push out all the muscles in my abdomen, then squuueeeeze them all together as tight as I can.

As many reps as I can.

Then while I remember, I do kegals. This is probably too much information, but these are SO important for women to keep up so I may as well mention it! Hold all of your muscles “down there” as tight as you can. Squeeeeze them all together like you’re bursting for the loo. Then relax. Squeeze for 3, relax for 3. Repeat as many times as you can, as often as you can. Good strong pelvic muscles will give you a better sex life, make childbirth easier and keep you out of nappies when you’re old!

Lastly, just make small changes. Take the stairs rather than the lift, walk rather than getting a cab and branch out with a sport you enjoy now and then. Swimming, tennis, squash (my personal favourite), netball. I even saw a gym that offered “Aqua Zumba” the other day which I’m keen to try!

Make your own little morning routine. It’s just a small addition to your day that I assure you will have a huge impact on your life. Combine it with The Anti-Diet and before you know it you wont be out of breath anymore, your jeans will suddenly feel loose, your skin will improve, your hair will gleam, you’ll smile more and just feel a million dollars.

Whenever there’s a photo of me on Instagram, someone will comment about my figure and that they feel envy. There’s really no need. I wasn’t always fit and healthy, I made little changes and now I’ll never have to diet again.

Remember…

A year from now you’ll wish you started today.

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  • Georgia Christakis

    good for you for bringing up kegels! as a medical student, I didn’t realize how common incontinence is as we age (spoiler alert: it’s scary common!) and how drastically it can affect your quality of life. another hint my attending doc offered patients was to your kegels as your using the restroom- by stopping your stream for 10 seconds a couple of times, you know you’re using the right muscles. just a little thing that’s worth it to stay out of diapers in old age πŸ˜‰ sorry if that’s TMI for anyone, but I felt maybe it would be useful information.

    • Rosie

      I remember reading about them in Cosmo or something when I was about 13 and have been doing them ever since!
      My mum’s friends DRILL it into me too.
      Seems silly that it’s something people don’t talk about, because it avoids so many issues!
      Glad you’re an over-sharer too G! xx

    • chantelle

      I second this, G! I can’t believe how many times it has come up in med school. It’s definitely something we can be proactive about early in life. Cheers!

  • That grass looks so amazing and soft and cooling! I’m going to have incorporate more morning stretching into my routine.

    • Rosie

      Nothing like the cooling grass in the early evening!
      I’m in Somerset at the mo, skipping the blistering London heatwave. My brother and his girlfriend just arrived with tales of how dreadful it is. Very glad to be here!

  • Thanks so much for sharing! I’ve been trying to incorporate little changes — I like doing squats while I brush my teeth or calf raises while I wash the dishes!

    • Rosie

      Brilliant Alex!
      If only I wasn’t so lazy I’d do the same… but I guess bending for the dishwasher is good too, right?!

      • Jane

        I do exercises like that too while I brush my teeth/ wait for the kettle to boil- I thought it was me being lazy because I don’t ‘work out’ like this- I just do little things throughout the day. Within weeks I could double the reps and over less than a year I’ve lost a couple of inches all over by doing maybe 15 minutes max each day of light spontaneous exercises x

  • I love that Earl Nightingale quote! SO poignant. Such an interesting post Rosie, thanks for sharing! Have you heard of Nia? It’s a class workout I think you’d like!

    • Rosie

      I haven’t what it is?

      • It’s a wonderful mix of dance, martial arts and yoga, all done barefoot to music. I went to a class last month and just adored it. Sadly no classes near enough to make it a weekly deal., but there’s lots in London! http://www.nianow.com/practice

      • Kelsey

        It’s a combo of martial arts, yoga, and dance and it’s so much energizing and relaxing! Thanks for a great post. I just graduated law school and have to study for the bar and your blog is my escape each day!
        xoxo

  • Well, you definitely make it look like lots of fun! Usually I’m crying more than smiling….
    I really love the gifs in this post πŸ™‚

    • Rosie

      Ugh if I don’t enjoy it, I just know I wont keep it up!
      It has to be fun for me.

  • Maria Flan

    That all sounds really good! I appreciate the little bit at the end… It’s very true for people who are envious, and of course it’s normal, that it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s very easy for people to fall into dark times because they are unhappy with their lives, but one must take small steps towards making the difference!
    xx

    • Rosie

      One of my favourite quotes comes from one of the best poems I’ve ever read; The Desiderata and goes:
      “If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.”

      If people learn to appreciate themselves for who they are, life gets a whole lot easier! xx

  • I’m so glad you made this post I’ve been so curious for ages about your workout routine (I too am a lazy food chomper). I’ve currently started squats every day to tone up my lower half and it’s really made me feel a lot better. I will definitely incorporate some of these as well. I enjoy the name ‘Crouching Tiger, Peeing Dog’ very much.

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

    • Rosie

      I think Hector was pretty amused too! πŸ˜‰

  • Thanks for being so honest in this post and helping young girls to have a healthy body image. Love the idea of a morning stretch.

    Fie x Coffee & Confetti

    • Rosie

      Ugh there is NOTHING better than a good stretch in the morning!
      I especially like to hang off my bed upside down to stretch out my back… mmmm!

  • Suzanne

    I LOVE this. “Dad at a wedding dancing”. This is exactly the sort of workout I’d expect you do; a combination of cheeky ridiculous fun (that still tones your arms!) with “actual” workout maneuvers. And thank you for reminding people that being fit and healthy is something worth working for, love the quote you used!

    • Rosie

      Thanks Suzanne! x

  • Kati Palin

    Now how did you know to post this just after I get from honeymoon, eating our way around California for 3 weeks?! Thanks for tips….will try it out!

    • Rosie

      I’m a mind reader Kati! πŸ˜‰

  • Jane

    Thank you so much for this post! I’ve had that feeling of ‘oh there’s always bigger clothes’ recently and stopped exercising and eating well, but it’s made me feel so bad causing me to be lazier and then feel worse etc etc…
    These are such great tips for people stuck at home like me and bored of squatting! Thank you so much xxxx

    • Rosie

      So pleased you like it Jane! I’m sure things will get easier before you know it! x

  • Scarlett London

    Great tips Rosie, I’ve started this tonight! Thanks πŸ™‚

    PS: would love a post on workout gear if possible!

    Scarlett x
    scarlettlondon.com

    • Rosie

      Will work on that S! x

  • This is great Rose, I do yoga twice a week but really need to up my fitness. Really not a gym bunny so will try this in the mornings. Thanks! x

    • Rosie

      Sounds like you’re already waaay ahead of me K! x

  • Selin

    Love it. Thank you Rose!

    • Rosie

      xx

  • This post was a hoot! I like “the monkey” the best, and planking is my favorite tummy exercise!

    http://www.justplainshenanigans.wordpress.com

    • Rosie

      Such a winner… but SUCH a beast!

  • Thank you so much for sharing these. I’m defiantly going to try the YMCA!

    Beth x
    <http://www.TheBritishGirl.co.uk

    • Rosie

      Make a video! πŸ˜‰

  • sophie brewster

    This looks so easy to accomplish – as long as you stick with it. Also love the dad dance incorporated into it. Tomorrow morning, its on! X

    • Rosie

      Lemme know how you go! x

  • Fantastic post. Thank you! X

    • Rosie

      Thanks L! x

  • Natalie Wuest

    I’m really excited to start this tomorrow. It’s so hot here in the south that I always think about running and then realize its the surface of the sun and don’t do it. This is perfect!! (also I hate running so this is even more perfect)

    • Rosie

      We’re lazy little soulmates Nat! πŸ˜‰

  • azalia

    Thank you Rosie! You are such an inspiration. I started one year ago in July and I am so glad I did!

    • Rosie

      Brilliant news Azalia, so happy to hear!

  • I absolutely love this post, Rosie! And the quote at the end is great too. Can’t wait to try this workout in the morning!

    xx – Kim

    http://www.thesimpletreat.com/

    • Rosie

      Thanks Kim! xx

  • Nikki

    Have you tried a barre class? Many of your moves are quite similar to what we do in my Bar Method class in the U.S.

    • Rosie

      Ugh yes I have. I tried SO hard to like Bar.
      I think perhaps I just went to the wrong class, but they pushed us so hard that I was shaking and almost crying the whole way through. It made me feel dreadful for days after and they really made you feel like a failure if you didn’t go back EVERY day… which is bad because your muscles just can’t recover after a workout like that.
      I’m much happier with my dad dancing! πŸ˜‰

  • Suzie

    Omg. I love ya rose. You’re amazing! God I wish I was you! You’re mint! (Northern thing! Visit oops north, you’ll love it!) officially inviting you to Teesside and the north east! Come try a parmo

    • Rosie

      What’s a Parmo?!

      • Suzie

        http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parmo
        Us smoggies (people from middlesbrough) invented it! Signature dish of the area only found in the boro πŸ™‚ it tastes way better than it looks! X

        • Rosie

          That sounds UNBELIEVABLE! I’m sold.

      • Parmo violets?

  • Hooray for a workout post -I’ve been curious about your workouts for a while & your right working out first thing is the perfect start to the day. Plus if you work out first thing you feel more energized for the rest of the day, the only thing I’d avocate is heavier weight’s but hey it’s all about what feels good! I’m sure you’ve tried but 5 minute’s of HIIT can be just as effective as 10 minute’s+ running etc πŸ™‚ x http://www.cakevsscales.co.uk

  • Mm

    Been waiting ages for a post like this, your swimming one a while back made me want to take up swimming, but I didn’t have a pool conveniently close. If it’s not too personal I was wondering how different you look since university, as im starting in a few months and I’m scared im going to gain a tonne being my first time away from home. love your blog. xx

    http://www.ezubai.blogspot.com

    • Rosie

      You’ll be fine my love!
      I went from living in the country to living in a city surrounded by takeaways, and big rugby players insisting I keep up with them!
      Follow the hunger scale on the antidiet and don’t binge on mozzarella sticks after nights out… I’m sure you’ll barely notice a difference! You can do most of these workouts in halls too! xx

  • Brilliant post! I love them all though x

    http://www.mrsdloves.com

  • Caroline Schurman-Grenier

    Wonderful post! Being obsessed about food is useless. I did it for too long and was never feeling good! I was exercising at the time but it didn’t change anything. Now I obsess less, I took an interest in healthy nutrition, exercise regularly and feel fantastic! No diet for me. The Anti- Diet was an inspiration. Also, I am moving to London in September and your blog will help me greatly discover London like a local! xx

    http://whenhealthymettasty.wordpress.com

    http://mademoiselleaventure.blogspot.ca

  • A brilliant post, Rosie! Life would be so miserable without delicious food! But it would be equally miserable suffering constant sugar crashes. Healthy feels so much better. It took me a long time to figure all of this out for myself, too, and I hope your post helps those who might not have quite got there yet.

  • Kelly

    Rose do you still use your Sony RX100? I adore your photos and bought the GF5 on your recommendation. Thinking of treating myself to an upgrade and remembered you loved the Sony. Do you still use it for your blog photos? Would you recommend? xx

    • Rosie

      Sony RX was lost to the depths of Glasto!
      I’m back on the GF5 and still adore it! xx

      • Kelly

        ahhh I wasn’t sure if you replaced it or not! Such a shame you lost it but luckily the GF5 is amazing and you can fall back on that. Will have a little think and maybe treat myself to the Sony πŸ™‚ xx

  • andrealeighj

    Thanks Rosie!! I think we’ve all been curious about secret to having tons of fun (ie burgers!!!) and looking fabulous! #antidiet all the way!! πŸ™‚

    I’d love it if you (or any other commenters) would take a look at my blog! Also, if you any helpful tips for ways bloggers can start to monetize their blog that would be wonderful!

    http://www.redwinelipstick.wordpress.com

  • Such an inspiring post, thanks for sharing! definitely makes me want to wiggle my body! πŸ™‚

  • kay.ocallaghan

    Finally the secret to THAT body! I began running recently and have begun to feel progress, now I can add your routine into the equation too, getting married in 5 months and if I have your body for the honeymoon I will spend the whole time flaunting it!

  • I love this post! And your pictures for each move was so cute- I especially love the YMCA dance. Did you make that up?

    http://everydayingrace.blogspot.ca/

  • Stacey

    Thanks Rosie! This is a wonderful post and I really appreciate you taking the time to post such wonderful and doable tips!

  • I am defiantly going to try this, any workout that quick and easy is my cup of tea.
    My housemates and I use filled up water bottles as weights, of the life of a student πŸ™‚

    Maryska x
    messyhairxoxo.blogspot.com

  • Olivia @ Liv Lives Life

    This is such a great post! I do an elbow plank every day and saw the results almost immediately, but I’m excited to try these other exercises! This would be perfect for one of those mornings when I don’t have too much time to slave away at the gym… πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing!

  • I have to say, this is a brilliant, funny and very well executed blog post Rosie, bloody well done.

  • Meredith

    Hi Rosie!
    Great post as always! I think you should definitely start making Q&A videos on the blog, you seem like such a lovely (and hilarious) person and it seems like you’re answering questions in the comments all the time! Thank you for sharing your amazing blog with us-your blog is my absolute favourite and I look forward to reading it every day πŸ™‚
    Meredith

  • Great post/body, thanks for sharing! What a big load of positive energy just before bedtime!:)

    http://it-is-sweetchili.blogspot.co.uk

  • Ecem

    When you feel you’ve overdone it, what does your breakfast look like? You said fruit before but doesn’t the sugar worry you?

  • Thanks so much for this post!! I hate working out, but I love yoga and walking, so this little workout will be perfect!

  • Bravo Rosie! Way to put your body first by avoiding diets and talking about simple basic exercises! Not to mention female health exercises that aren’t spoken about often enough.

  • Sorry for the a double comment, but I forgot to ask:
    When you do the Thrust and Holds, for the part when you hold for three seconds, do you still breath? Or do you hold your breath? I’ve never done them before, and when I tried it just now I didn’t know when to breath! Aha.

  • Hmmm not sure my comment actually saved before …

    I loved this post, a little reminder how easy it is to squeeze in a little toning and exercise no matter how busy your lifestyle! I absolutely love the quote too, so pertinent! I am the queen of avoiding the gym, especially when I fall out of my usual routine! My work hours and juggling my daily blog become an ever to apparent excuse not to have time to do more, but you’re so right, it genuinely makes you happier when you do start getting that blood pressure rising!

    A friend of mine has a similar morning routine, between the two of you I feel spurred on to get up 30 minutes earlier and get my butt in shape!

    Fab post πŸ™‚

    Mel x
    http://www.mediamarmalade.com/

  • What a babe! Love this – and love how you too have a little sloth gene in you like me πŸ™‚

    Lucy x
    http://www.skeeterandscout.com

  • Erin

    Great post! Definitely give Zumba a try, or Jazzercise (if it’s offered in the UK). They’re more like dancing than working out!

  • You even make working out seem like so much fun, you’re a legend! And haha that last sentence, well ain’t that the truth!! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • The is the cutest and funniest workout I’ve ever seen! I started a routine like this before my morning shower a couple of months ago and while I can’t tell if it’s really doing anything I do feel really good for doing it! Definitely going to add the ‘YMCA’ to it now πŸ˜€ x

  • planks, lunges, and squats – the best!! x

    http://www.shanghaiphile.com

  • Hahahahaha loved the GIF’s in this one! Thanks for sharing your workout routine πŸ™‚

  • Absolutely love this… It’s so important to find something you enjoy and make it fun!! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing hun x

  • I am going to give this a go myself now that I work lates, I have no excuses πŸ™‚ hehe

    http://champagnelifestyleteabudget.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Holy moly you look great! And I love the fact that it doesn’t have to be more complicated than this. People tend to get scared of the word “workout” when all you really need to do is move around and being silly! I love it. Thanks for a really inspiring blog πŸ™‚ best wishes from Malta!

  • Peppermint Dolly

    I do this! Not all the same exercises, but I do them before I get in the shower too – great way to make sure I’m doing at least a little something everyday

    Rxx

    http://www.peppermintdolly.wordpress.com

  • I love the doggies!!!!!!!!!

  • I hope you’ll be having a good laugh at many people now busting out the YMCA dance every morning followed by Johnny Bravo’s! It’ll at least be putting a smile on my face for the day ahead if nothing else πŸ™‚
    Definitely glad that you mentioned the kegels, working as a nurse there are so many people with continence issues that really affect their every day lives. It’s a really simple thing that can have such a positive impact on your wellbeing later in life! xx

    Megan / aneclecticaffair.blogspot.com

  • Chrissabella

    Such a great post and you make it look so fun πŸ™‚

    chrissabella.blogspot.com

  • well the YMCA is pure brilliance. Absolutely adding that to my routine. I also need to be better with the kegels, something so easy to prevent so many things. thanks Rosie πŸ™‚

  • Awesome quote!
    I am so impressed you have a personalised workout regime. You do have a great figure!
    I am proud of myself if I manage a short jog one a week. This must change! X
    http://whatkatemadenext.com

  • Great post πŸ™‚ I love fun exercise classes so much! Hopefully gonna join dance society at uni next year :’) and thanks for reminding me of kegels! I used to do them but they’re something I hate so so much haha! And always forget! I will try and do them more now aha xo

  • Leanne

    Thank you for this post, especially the alphabet tip – really helped with my ankles! I was in the corner of my gym today doing the YMCA whilst watching breaking bad – definitely the coolest person there πŸ™‚ x

    http://www.michelle-leanne.blogspot.com

  • Charlotte

    Finally, the first exercise routine I’ve actually wanted to try! Thanks for inspiring me to finally get healthy and toned!

    Charlotte, http://www.whatcharlottewore.blogspot.co.uk

  • Alicia Logan

    Absolutely loved this post! I’ve done the extreme circuit training and strict dieting but it’s just not sustainable for me! Moderation is key I was at my lowest adult weight when I was eating decently and doing random workout moves for an hour or less a day. Your routine looks so fun, and short which is definitely a plus πŸ™‚

  • Holly von Bock

    You are such a hot mega babe! πŸ˜‰ p.s. reading the comment below…..I have always done my kegel squeezes since that episode of SATC – and I’m so glad I did now I’ve popped out two children, there’s no echoing going on ‘down there’!!! xxxxx

  • Laura

    Wow Rosie, I really loved this post! It was so motivational. I was a bit discouraged the last weeks, but you made me realize that I can make a change everyday! So I’m going to start this routine next morning and continue to live healthy.

    Thanks! xx

  • I have just been giggling at the peeing dog pose. I am far too immature. Thanks for the mention of Kegals!! Never heard of that before whoops! I will have to in cooperate some of these into my morning regime as I will never be able to eat the amount of tacos you do & still stay the same size haha! I admire you, not envy you, but I shall envy your bag collection. That new chanel is a babe!!

  • It’s so important to exercise but the main thing is to something you enjoy and that fits into your routine!

  • Sarah Moore

    I’m even lazier. I have to pay someone to make me exercise. I have a physiotherapist to make me do 45 minutes of torture (Pilates) once a week, then I also belong to a running group called Goodgym. We run somewhere, do some voluntary work (the more physical the better) and run some more. The social and voluntary aspects give me the motivation I need. There are several goodgyms in London now.

  • lakerebecca

    Great post Rosie- I’m going to incorporate this and the anti diet…I’m going to have a super healthy fortnight before needing to be in a bikini on the beach in Italy…..where I’ll probably give into the temptation of aperol, pasta, pizza and gelati πŸ™‚

  • Excellent quote! I used to always wish I had a better figure but then one day I started to do something about it and I wish I had started before instead of making excuses! x

  • Eguono Ogueh

    I think that all you can do is make small changes, I’m determined to be fit this year too. I’ve been trying to do some yoga inside but from your post I might have to venture outside and enjoy nature haha! Great post x

    Gegsy Lifestyle Blog

  • Amy Lau

    Your posts always make me chuckle πŸ˜€

    Totally going to start doing kegels now! Thanks for sharing!!

    http://www.yummei.com

  • thanks for sharing! i am lazy with working out as well but I’m trying to change that. with these simple moves, I might actually succeed and get on the fitness train. xx

  • Susie

    Yay! This is an amazing post. I am taking every tip!
    Susie | june lorraine

  • Imogen May

    Just started my mornin’ with this! I’m feeling gooood now! I will also try out the tummy crunches as I also spend a hella lotta time sat at the table writing blogs! Also, ain’t nobody got time to run in this heat! Might pop to one of the London lidos for an outdoors swim, mmm. Ix

  • Anna

    1kg dbs? *bangs head against desk repeatedly*

  • I do some of these but never knew what they were called. Now sitting at my desk clenching everything and sticking out my tummy. Getting a few odd looks!

    Thanks for the tips Rosie!

    Katie <3

  • This is just the motivation I needed today!!! So thank you!

    I do the first few exercises in Pilates and I couldn’t believe how effective they were even though I weren’t moving much.

    p.s. I’m doing my kegel exercises as we speak haha

    http://www.shegoeswear.com – Lifestyle Blog

    xxx

  • Svetlana

    Today was my morning 2 of your great workout. I have to come back and add my thanks for posting such a good one,it’s just right, I don’t feel like I’m dying after or like it’s too impossible to complete, not that it’s easy but you know what I mean. More of these anytime ! Also thanks for reminding us about kegels, I didn’t know just how important they are,did research after you mentioned it.Please elaborate more on the topic of metabolisms and what do you think of the SB Collective? Have you tried them ?

  • Brilliant! I have just came across your blog and have fallen in love with it! Awesome content and such a role model.I have to say well done. Literally have read nearly all of your posts haha!
    Anita Hendrieka
    http://www.anitahendrieka.org

  • LOL at the YMCA & Johnny Bravo moves… so cute & funny! I usually workout in the afternoons because I am NOT a morning person, however I need to get back into morning workouts. I used to do it everyday & always had much more energy throughout the day. Even 30 minutes is worth it! Great post, Rosie! X’s & Os, -Jess http://www.bigcitylittleblog.com

  • Charlyne Evans

    Try a Kegels app – there’s quite a few available, you can even set reminders through the day…. I’m doing them for childbirth prep but I know they’re good for lots of other things like what you mentioned! I definitely think they’re important for helping keep your dignity when you’re pregnant (ie sneezing or laughing).

  • CHG

    So practical and so refreshing! I need to add a few of these in to my daily routine, but after starting our little homestead – I soon realized why farmers don’t need gym memberships!

    And thank you for making everyone aware of the importance of kegels!! Just a few more muscles that need to be exercised, no one should be ashamed.

    CG
    http://www.farmbrews.blogspot.com

  • Sophie

    This is exactly what I needed right now! I’ve been avoiding working out for EVER, and just couldn’t pick up the motivation to do it. I’ve been silly because I KNOW working out will make my life so much better, for one help my depression, but I haven’t had the mental strength to begin. I actually did it this morning for the first time and I can’t wait to continue and feel so much better – so thank you so much for posting it!!

  • Leith Mahoney-Maver

    I love that quote you have at the end! I’m not a big fan of working out but these seem simple enough. Thanks for sharing!!

    http://www.thesanfranciscan.co/

  • This looks like just the thing to do before my morning swim! Definitely going to give it a go!
    Fab post Rosie!
    Hugs xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

  • Hey Rosie I’ve been curious about your workout regime for ages – love this post!

    I look after the PR for Zumba in the UK and would love to book you into an Aqua Zumba class. Feel free to drop me a message on Twitter @saffronsteele and I’d be more than happy to arrange for you! xx

  • Shannon

    Thanks for this post! I need to start being healthier and develop a workout regime that works for me!

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  • Just catching up on your posts! And I need to start a little morning routine, so this is perfect! Thank you πŸ™‚ x

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  • wow. i really really loved this post. and honestly, i loved the last bit of it.
    so many people (including myself) feel that something so little won’t actually have any effects but its really motivating to hear from people and see that it does.

    xo, Brikena
    http://www.jarofjoy.blogspot.com

  • Maria

    Dear Rosie,

    Nice read! I quitted with running and extreme exercise regimes one year ago. Gained about 10 kg (22 lbs) of weight. But it looks so much better! My boops are bigger. My waist is the same. In the 1950’s women were not running. I think we don’t need all that exercise for being pretty or healthy. Maybe for muscular strength en good exposure and fun!

  • Euge Gimbatti

    Oh, I’m very very lazy about workouts. In fact, I said every time: I’m allergic to exercise, and everybody laughs. But, is so true. Anyway, I read this post and grinned, bc this seemed so easy to do. So, I decided to download an app: Quick Fit. This app is a 7 minutes workout, and is very like your post. And I wanted to say you Thanks, bc this makes me think about my healthy. I love your blog, and every time I read your stories, it feels I can do anything. So, thanks for inspiring me in every post.

    Cheers from Argentina.

    XO.

    PS: I’m so sorry for my bad english! I didn’t want to kill your language.

  • Milena

    How long does it usually take?

  • I did Aqua Zumba when I was on vacation in Florida, and it was fun!

  • Allie

    Hey – I love your tank and leggings! Does that tank have a built in bra? They both look so comfortable. Could yo divulge the brands?

  • Oh, don’t you know how to motivate! This looks really nice actually, I hate the idea of spending a solid hour with an intense workout with the addition of another hour getting ready for it and then getting ready for the day afterwards. I can easily fit this in my daily routine, no matter how busy it is. I don’t have the lush garden to keep my spirits up -shucks- but that’s where the YMCA dance comes in! Many thanks for the tips and I mean it. x

  • Laura Stutt

    Hi Rosie, I’ve just started doing this workout daily and it’s amazing! The only thing I don’t get is the thrusts and holds, I feel like they aren’t working me that hard. Which muscles should you be concentrating on in this exercise? Thanks so much! xx

  • Rachel Gillard

    Just found this post after browsing your site for a bit…like you I hate ‘traditional’ workouts, running etc, I’d much rather be playing sport or dancing my butt off! But..I tried your ‘workout’ just now whilst watching the tennis, and loved it, put together a playlist with some stretchy songs, some pump up songs and the YMCA and just went for it! I also do a class in London called ‘Diva’ run by Seen On Screen, which is great fun and doesn’t feel like a workout, they just teach you to dance like Beyonce/Britney/Rihanna et al! Love the blog, love reading about all your adventures, inspiring me to have my own! Keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

  • Kali Dass

    Really helpful advice post
    more keep going

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