It has taken me so many years to incorporate weight training to my weekly workout regime and to be honest, I'm just realizing how "super" important weight training is at firming up the body especially at my age. 😰
If you follow me on my instagram feed then you know I have sporadically started posting my 22 pound weight loss journey beginning in the end of January. But, what was and is super important to me while losing the extra pounds I had continuously gained was that I didn't want to have flabby skin. So as I lost the weight I picked up the dreaded dumbells "old school style" to firm up my arms, butt, lean my legs and my core which is my number one trouble area since having my babies 17 and 14 years ago. 🤣🤣
So, what does a lifestyle blogger do? Start blogging about how I'm dropping the extra weight and I will be breaking down weekly how I'm accomplishing my goals thru my daily workouts and what foods I'm eating. 💪🏽 Let's Go!
Let's start with the most important "secret", it takes DEDICATION!
DEDICATION TO SELF-CARE! 🥰
If you're totally intimidated by the weights at the gym, but you want to start strength training to get stronger or to lose weight, this workout was made for you. As long as you have a pair of dumbbells, you can do it anywhere, anytime. These dumbbell moves are basic, but you'll still get in a muscle-burning workout in under 15 minutes that will leave you sore tomorrow.
Basic Total-Body Dumbbell Workout
Equipment needed: One pair of light- to medium-weight dumbbells (3 to 10 pounds). Once you get stronger, you can increase the dumbbell weight.
Directions: Repeat this (10 to 15) move workout for a total of three rounds. Focus on moving with control and with proper form. Each round should take you four to five minutes.