I Hate to Work Out Workout

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Let’s be honest, most of us don’t think of working out with great joy and zest when we’re first getting started. When we first embark on a new fitness adventure, we’re just not at the point where we love workouts, yet. But, don’t let a little bit of dread get in the way of starting a workout plan and sticking to it. Working out releases those feel good chemicals called endorphins that will get you to love exercise routines before you know it! With these exercises, you can avoid hating workouts because this one is fun! It is low impact and will ease you into a regular fitness regimen in no time!

When I first started running it was merely to lose some weight and get healthier. Before my first 5k, I had fallen head over heals in love with running. Soon, I was experiencing what is known as “Runner’s High”. Endorphins kicked into high gear and got me through even my toughest runs. Be sure to check out my running program, Running for Absolute Beginners. And, download my free training schedule that takes you from walking to running a half marathon in just 18 weeks. ~ Gale Compton

Equipment Needed: Interval timer, medium weight set of dumbbells (6-8 lbs).

What to Do: Do 2 rounds of 12 reps each for the exercises below, resting 1 minute between each round. See the videos below for demonstrations. This workout should be completed 4 times weekly for optimal results


1. Body Weight Sumo Squat
2. Knee Push Ups
3. Toe Taps (1 rep = both left and right legs taping)
4. High Knees (1 rep = both left and right legs coming up)
5. Military Press

Body Weight Sumo Squat

Knee Push Ups

Toe Taps

High Knees

Military Press

Try these other workouts that are fun and simple:
Beginner’s Total Body Fat Blasting Routine
50 Burpee Challenge (Beginner and Advanced)

Shape Up Size Down ~ 4 Minute Fat Blaster
Shape Those Legs Workout for Absolute Beginners
Before Your Shower – Mini Morning Workout

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2 Comments on "I Hate to Work Out Workout"

  1. Brandy  November 11, 2013

    What is an alternative exercise to the high knees? I am too heavy to be bouncing around like that.

    • GaleCompton  November 12, 2013

      Brandy, Stand in place, arms moving back and forth as if you were running, raise legs as high as you feel comfortable. Gradually raise your knees more and more. Keep me posted! 🙂


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