Hi, and welcome to Armored with Faith! If you’re new here, welcome! How are you doing? I hope all is well with you.
You’re probably thinking, “Well, don’t we all say that?” You would be right. I’ve said that almost every year for the past few years, but this year will be different. This year, 2022, I made a vow that I would get into better shape.
I’m going to be taking you guys along this journey to getting fit. I’ve learned that you see more results with accountability partners alongside you. So, if you’d like to join me, or watch me go through this journey, let me know in the comments below!
Three Exercises To Complete Daily!
Today, I want to share three exercises that you can complete daily to build strength and endurance. I do my best to do these exercises every morning to help wake me up and get my blood pumping.
*Before we jump into the exercises, I want to acknowledge that I am not a personal trainer. I am a woman on a mission to strengthen and tone my body and help others do the same. Also, listen to your body! If you need to modify an exercise or stop, please do. I don’t want you to hurt yourself.*
Take your time! If you need to make the exercise more manageable, do so! I do want for you to challenge yourself, though. Once you feel yourself getting stronger, try doing some more challenging variations of the exercises.
You got this!
My all-time favorite exercise is the squat. Squats are great for targeting those glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, and core.
In the video below, you will see me doing squats with two 20-pound weights. I like to challenge myself when it comes to exercises because the more weight you add, the quicker you’ll see results.
If you’re a beginner, I recommend not using weights. Get used to the motion of squats and make sure your form is correct BEFORE you begin adding weights.
Complete 4 sets of 20 repetitions.
If you’re looking to build upper body strength and tone those arms, shoulders, and back, push-ups are the exercise!
Complete 4 sets of 12 repetitions.
I don’t know about any of you, but my problem area would have to be my lower abs. After giving birth to two children, my abs, or lack thereof, needs a bit of work.
An exercise that I like to do is leg lifts. It targets your lower abs and forces you to activate your entire abdominal region. When completing these exercises, please keep in mind to make sure your core is activated.
Join me on this journey to getting fit! Be on the lookout for more fitness-related content.