The Anywhere Pyramid Workout

Disclaimer: Not all exercises are suitable for everyone and this or any other exercise program may result in injury. To reduce this risk of injury, please consult your doctor before beginning this, or any other, physical fitness program. Any user of this workout assumes the full risk of injury resulting from performing the routine.

Pyramid training is highly effective, challenging and can be tons of fun! When pyramid training you focus on completing certain amount of reps and recording how long it takes you to complete the circuit. In this anywhere pyramid workout you will be moving from one exercise to the next quickly, with little to no rest in between, so there is no need to then do additional cardiovascular exercise.

The anywhere pyramid workout can be done just as the name implies, anywhere. There is no equipment needed. Get ready to get sweaty!

THE WORKOUT

Complete the entire circuit as listed below by doing 4 reps for each exercise. Go back and repeat the circuit but now do 6 reps. You will continue adjusting the rep amounts as listed below until you finish with 4 reps. Set a timer and go as fast as you can.

the anywhere pyramid workout

 

UP DOWNS

  1. Start in the top of a push up position.
  2. Jump your feet in, bringing your knees to your chest and keep your hands on the floor.
  3. Come to standing and jump into the air, raising your arms overhead
  4. Return to a squat with hands to floor and then jump your feet back plank.
  5. Modification: Instead of jumping to and from your hands step up instead.

SHOULDER PUSHUPS

Shoulder Pushups

  1. Start standing with your feet hip-width apart. Fold your body forward from your hips until you can reach both hands flat on the floor in front of your feet.
  2. Walk your hands out and away from your legs until your body is in an upside-down ‘V’ position, pressing your chest back towards your thighs.
  3. Bend both elbows and bring the top of your head closer to the mat (be sure to keep your chin into your chest so you don’t strain your neck). Then, press away from the floor and straighten your arms.

STANDING KNEE TUCK

Standing Knee Tuck

  1. Stand with feet together. Lift left leg straight back, hinging forward at hips, reaching hands forward by ears; keep hips level and body straight from hands to heel.
  2. Using your core, draw left knee in to chest, bending elbows to pull arms down to knee; return to previous position.
  3. Modification: Hold onto the back of a chair.

PLANK JACKS

Plank Jacks

  1. Start in plank postion.
  2. Jump your feet out wide to the sides.
  3. Jump your feet back in together.
  4. Continue jumping your feet out wide and back in.
  5. Modification: Instead of jumping your feet out wide, step one foot at a time out wide.

KILLER LEG CIRCLES

Killer Leg Circles

  1. Start on your back. Reach your arms over your head and lift your shoulders off the mat. Engage your core and pull belly button into spine.
  2. Place left foot on mat with ankle stacked under knee and extend right leg straight up in the air.
  3. Make small circles with your right leg.
  4. Make it harder: Extend left leg 1 inch off the floor and leave it hovering for the duration of your leg circles.

Let me know if you try this. Happy Sweating!

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Caden’s First Day of Preschool

Last week Caden had his first day of preschool. I had super mixed feelings about sending him. Being a parent can be gut-wrenching and wonderful all at the same time. I was excited to see him excited but also nervous for him too. He would be in a new environment without myself or Josh for 2.5 hours two days a week. I know that in the big scheme of his life this is really not a huge chunk of time but my mommy heart was also a little anxious and apprehensive to be away from him.

We pray with Caden at night before bedtime and a week before he started preschool we added prayers for his teachers and the new friends he will be meeting. Not sure if that helped any with the transition for him but it eased my mind and heart.

Here is our happy little man right before we got in the car for his first day of preschool. I love seeing all my friends kiddos holding up the cute signs that say “My First Day of ________” but I knew if I attempted this with Caden it would stress both of us out. It is hard enough to get a somewhat decent pictures of a three old when they are actually smiling, looking at the camera, and wearing clothes. I am honestly thankful that we were able to capture this photo of our sweet Caden before his big day!

Caden's First Day of Preschool

Age: 3 years & 2 months old

Favorite Color: Orange

Favorite Food: Watermelon

Favorite Animal: Elephants

Favorite Toy: Trains

Favorite Book: Curious George

When I Grow Up, I Want To: Be a Firefighter

First Day of Preschool Caden

He had a great first day and we are super excited for him. The preschool that he is attending is very loving and the staff is friendly and caring. Each week the kids attend chapel and we are thrilled to have found a place where the Bible is woven in as part of the curriculum.

 

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Levana Keera 2 Camera Video Monitor Review

Disclosure: This post and giveaway is sponsored by Levana and is a paid review. All opinions stated in this post are my own.

Josh built us a great backyard gym that features a pull-up bar, tires, and ropes. The problem with it being over 100 degrees in Arizona during the summer is I hardly ever use it unless I wake up early while Caden and Maisie are still sleeping. I hadn’t yet done an early morning backyard workout because I love sleep and also I knew I would be going in the house every few minutes to check and see if the kids were still sleeping. This didn’t sound like a super efficient way to use my time so I have been sticking indoors instead and lifting weights Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5:30am.

Last week we received our Levana Keera 2 Camera Video Monitor and it has changed the way my husband and I will be able to exercise at home! I am already envisioning our afternoon workouts outdoors once the temperature is nice enough while both kiddos snooze for their afternoon naps. For the workout below use dumbbells that are 60% of your 1 rep max.

WORKOUT MORE KNOWING YOUR CHILD IS SAFE

We have only ever owned an audio baby monitor which was perfect when we only had one baby and lived in a home that was under 1000 square feet. We are currently living in a house that is over double the size of our first home and have a  3 year old and 1 year old. This video monitor came with 2 cameras and we immediately set the first camera up in Maisie’s room and the second in Caden’s room.

Maisie's Video Monitor

Caden's Video Monitor

Levana Keera 2 Camera Video Monitor

The cameras were super easy to adjust, once I figured out what I was doing, and the monitor was surprisingly clear. You can have the monitor switch back and forth between camera 1 and 2 automatically or you can switch between cameras manually. I am also a huge fan of the ClearVu digital wireless technology attached to this monitor that protects against hacking.

The Keera has the ability to record video and take pictures while you are viewing your 3.5″ touch panel monitor and comes with a SD Card. The battery lasts forever without needing to be charged and I found myself constantly glancing at the battery life to make sure the monitor didn’t need to be plugged in. If you need to communicate with your child there is an microphone button that allows you to communicate with them from the monitor.

The only area that I think could be improved on would be to add more instructions about how to use all the amazing features. The quick setup guide was great but it would have saved me time to be able to glance at more in depth information after the initial setup while I was trying to figure out how to switch between cameras, adjust audio, and how to navigate the home screen on the monitor.

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The company behind the monitor, Levana, is dedicated to baby safety and all their monitors are digital and wireless, eliminating the rick of cord strangulation. I found it interesting that Levana only manufactures baby monitors. This is probably why their products are so well thought out and have many great features that parents would want on a baby monitor. I am so happy that I was able to review this monitor. I had no idea a product like this even existed with multiple cameras and I love knowing with confidence that my kids are safe.

Be sure to check out my Instagram account to see how this looks in Maisie’s nursery along with 3 of my other favorite products that are in her room.

This would make an excellent baby shower gift or if you know a mama who is expecting after the holidays a fantastic Christmas gift. These are normally $219.oo but are now $149.00 with FREE SHIPPING.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Levana. The opinions and text are all mine.

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