10-Pound Dumbbell Workout


Iam a busy mom who doesn’t always have time to run to the gym and spend hours upon hours working out. Most of my work outs are rushed and timed perfectly between diaper changes and bedtime routines. I started out losing weight just doing it all on my own, no gym or anyone telling me what to do. Everything I did was from research and trial and error. I get asked a lot about weight training and what are some good exercises to do for weight training. I often times am simply overwhelmed when it comes to weight training because it seems so ‘manly’ and women who lift seem to be huge body builders so it becomes hard to relate to. Well that is all false! You don’t have to get big if you don’t want to! Since I have started weight training, my body has changed in so many ways. More than just what running or any Yoga class could do. It has sculpted and shaped my body. I am more toned and lean. My arms are smaller and more defined. My lose skin is becoming less lose! It has a ton of benefits. I don’t think there is really any wrong way to lift weights as long as you aren’t hurting yourself and getting a great burn.

Weighted Lunge
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Start out standing with your weights in both arms. Put one leg in front of the other and bend down in the lunge position. Then switch legs. I like to do at least 20. The weights add so much more resistance making this a full body workout. Try and do 3 sets of 10 if you are just beginning. You know that shaking muscle feeling. Yes, that is good! You want that!