Self-Care Sunday: Short Core Workout

Sunday is a day to slow down, relax, and take care of you! The notion of the lazy Sunday has been around for ages, but what about a mindful Sunday? Why not take that extra time to wrap up the week and give yourself a little bit of love? Here on the Charitee blog, Sunday is the day where we wind down and tune in. Welcome to Self Care Sunday!

One of the best ways to feel like you're slaying at life is to get moving. Even a short workout helps to get those endorphins flowing to put you in a better mood! Not only does a workout feel good for your body, but it also is a great way to get the day moving in the morning! Even if you feel like you don't have a whole lot of time, putting a few minutes aside to get your blood pumping can do wonders. It gives you a dose of the me-time we all love and deserve, and helps you reap all the benefits of working out that I'm sure you already know all about!

Working the core is super important because it is the foundation of a lot of other important workouts, too. Working the core can help with posture, balance, and of course, strength. So, here's a short workout that focuses on the core that you can do in your own house. You don't even have to change out of your jammies! Blast some tunes, and be ready to get your game face on!

Warm up: 20 jumping jacks, 10 arm circles in each direction, 30 seconds of high knees

20 mountain climbers
20 crunches
20 bicycle crunches
10 situps
30 seconds of plank
10 plank twists
10 reverse crunches

Repeat this either twice or three times depending upon your energy and comfort level! 
Cooling down is important, so maybe try a nice downward dog followed by child's pose. At the very end, you can come forward to lay flat on your stomach and push up into cobra to really stretch out those ab muscles!

You don't need much to work out, and sometimes we forget that! You don't need a fancy gym membership or the coolest equipment. What you do need is a little bit of drive and willingness to get started. Trust me, it'll make you feel great. So what are you waiting for?

disclaimer: I am not a personal trainer, so this is simply an example of my personal workouts

-Jamie Kahn

Ashley Hengerer