Sunday Flashback " Feel the burn"

Last year I issued myself a challenge. I had just had my third child and was feeling a little less then motivated! I wanted to do something creative or new every day for a month and this was one of those days! I really need to jump into this habit again! The funny thing was that my oldes daughter loved doing this with me so much she still will ask to get out a deck of cards and jump in!

Originally posted 4/23/09

Taking the idea from one of The Biggest Loser’s Training Tips I had a creative workout today!
Take a deck of playing cards and assign different exercises to each suite.

  • HEARTS= crunches
  • CLUBS = Lunges
  • DIAMONDS = squats
  • SPADES= reverse lunges

After shuffling the deck flip over each card one by one while doing the corresponding exercise. The number on each card tells you how many to do! Face cards equal 10 reps and Aces mean you get a one minute break! Don’t stop ’till you have completed the deck!

In this work out you will have done…

  • 85 crunches
  • 85 lunges
  • 85 squats
  • 85 reverse lunges on each leg!!!

It took me about 15 minutes to get through the deck and the girls loved doing it with me! Blue flipped the cards and Cricket worked out along side me while we all counted!

Working out can be fun if you mix it up!!!

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  1. 1
    sydney @ sewineededapaycheck says:

    that is so clever! i'm going to have to try that wuth my cousins sometime!

  2. 2
    Michelle says:

    Huh… that sounds like a great idea, I might have to get myself a deck of cards and get to work!

  3. 3
    Love Stitched says:

    Oh I seriously need some work out motivation!! I am really going to try this :) thanks!

  4. 4

    Wow this sounds like just what I need!

    I'm hosting the 90 Days of Kindness Challenge. I'd love it if you took the challenge with me!

    Laura @ along for the ride

  5. 5

    What a great idea! I love throwing in new ways to work out!

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    Ashley @ Little Miss Momma says:

    Possibly the most genious idea ever! Except i will need to go through all 52 cards to even begin to get into shape!

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