Fit in Five: Energizing Quick Morning Start Workout

Fit in Five: Energizing Quick Morning Start Workout

Start your day off right with this energy-boosting workout that will get your heart pumping in no time. BONUS: there’s no equipment needed!

Fit in Five: Energizing Quick Morning Start Workout

Happy New Year, babes!!! I hope you’re as ready as I am to make 2017 great 🙂 . I’m not really big on New Year’s resolutions because I believe every day (heck, every second!) is a chance to improve and make change. No need to wait for a silly day 😉 . But, the spirit’s here, so why not put a little extra focus on your goals.

January can be a gloomy month between the darkness and cold weather, so I’m here to spread some fun! Every Tuesday of January, I’ll be posting quick 5 minute workouts you can do anywhere. Whether it’s starting your day with a little boost, squeezing in a study break pick-me-up, adding a burnout to the end of a workout, or just finding time for a little movement in your busy day, you’ll love these workouts.

Each week will have a different focus. This week I’ve got the perfect warm-up routine that will work your whole body. The how-to for each move will be below the workout graphic.

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Fit in Five: Energizing Quick Morning Start Workout

Caterpillar Crawl+Up Dog:

From a standing position, crawl down your legs, doing your best to keep your legs straight. Once you’ve reached a plank position, press your chest into the air and your hips down to come into an upward dog. Return to plank, crawl back to standing, and repeat for the interval.

Up Downs:

Starting in a high plank, lower yourself into a forearm plank one arm at a time, trying not to move your hips too much. Once you’re in a forearm plank, lift yourself back into a high plank, starting with the same arm you lowered down on first. Repeat for the interval, making sure you alternate which arm you’re starting with.

Side Star+Dolphin Plank:

Start in a forearm plank. Push you hips back and butt up, keeping your core tight and shoulders engaged, for a dolphin plank. Return to forearm plank, then open up on one side, extending that arm into the air for a side plank. Return to forearm plank and repeat, opening up on alternating sides for the interval.

Squat+Side Kick:

From a standing position, lower your butt back into as low a squat as comfortable. Return to standing, immediately kicking one leg out to your side, keeping your core tight and opposite leg engaged to keep your balance. Return to standing and repeat, alternating the leg you kick with for the interval.

Lateral Jump+Power Skip:

Start balancing low on one leg with the other extended out behind you. Laterally launch off of the foot you’re balancing on, landing on the opposite foot. Jump up into the air on the leg you’re balancing on and propel the knee of the leg behind you up as high as possible. Land back on the same leg you launched off of and repeat, alternating sides for the interval.

Let me know…

What is something you’re looking forward to in 2017?

What is your favorite way to start your morning?

Are you a fan of resolutions?

Enjoy the moment,

xoxo Meah <3

8 Comments

  1. Plank Pose

    I love planI like to do some more advanced planks, then I have a great overall body workout 🙂

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    1. pilatespearlsandpeanutbutter@gmail.com (Post author)

      I totally agree! There are so many cool ways to mix things up with planks.

      xxMeah

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  2. Carla

    LOOOOVE THIS.
    I start each day – – before coffee 🙂 – – with meditation but then it’s time for me to get moving so my mind is in the right place to get working

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    1. pilatespearlsandpeanutbutter@gmail.com (Post author)

      Thanks girl 🙂 ! I’ve gotta try meditating in the morning. It really does sound like the perfect way to center yourself so you can take on the day.

      xxMeah

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  3. Linz @ Itz Linz

    i need some energy this morning! busting out a couple of these moves!
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    1. pilatespearlsandpeanutbutter@gmail.com (Post author)

      You go girl 🙂 ! These moves are perfectly for loosening up and getting your blood flowing in the morning.

      xxMeah

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  4. Jennifer

    How cute are you?! the workout looks fun, and sure to get heart rate up with those last two moves!

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    1. pilatespearlsandpeanutbutter@gmail.com (Post author)

      Aww thanks 🙂 ! Yeah, it’ll definitely get your heart pumping. I love using it as a warm-up for my workout too.

      xxMeah

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