Sometimes people just want a simple workout. Maybe they do a lot of sitting at a desk during the day and want to get up once in a while or they just do not feel like using any equipment. I started doing this random number workout occasionally about a year ago and it can provide a good calorie burn!
So the random number cardio workout requires only two things-you and your smart phone. Download one of the random number generator apps and compile a list of calisthenic cardio exercises you want to do. Here is the list of the ones I do:
- High knees
- Butt kicks
- Jump squats
- Mountain climbers
- Mountain climbers-variation
- Star jumps( If I am feeling up to it)
I start the random number generator app so that the numbers from 1-15 come up (not in order). When each number comes up on my screen, I pick an exercise from my list and do that many of them. I continue doing this without long breaks so it becomes kind of like a HIIT type workout. Try it out!
Speaking of good workouts! I tried mowing for the very first time yesterday just to see what it was like. Oh my goodness! I had no idea it was going to be such a workout. It always looked like people mowing were just gliding around effortlessly. I feel stupid for thinking that.
My backyard has a big hill and pushing the mower up it was torture. I was pouring with sweat and had to take some short breaks. My legs are still aching from it. I feel like mowing was just as good of a workout as my regular workouts are.
I went on a site that had a “calories burned” calculator based on my weight. It estimated I burned 433 calories mowing. I do not know if that is accurate but I do know that it was really hard work.
I will be doing it again next week!