Time flies when you’re having fun!!! Well that’s the mindset I need to be in right now. I am actually settling into a good routine and days don’t seem to move as slowly as they did a week ago. I am trying to keep things as similar as possible to pre-Covid-19 life. Bedtime and wake up is basically the same. Morning routine is the same and my what was once working in a school during the day is now replaced with touching base with colleagues to try a support my students as best I can through email and Goggle Hangouts meetings. The big difference to my mid day routine now includes my work out time, blogging time and house work. Evening routine is the same as before with a healthy dinner, long walk then a bit of time watching our favourite shows before bed.

Things i miss the most so far is getting together with friends and family and having the freedom to go where I want like our favourite coffee shop Tamp Coffee for the best Americano in town!!! I know this will happen again and I will be so much more grateful for these things once they can happen again!!

For today’s workout I focused on upper body. The equipment used was 20 lb kettle bell, large exercise ball, 5 lb leg/wrist weights, foot stool or a step and a yoga mat. Start your work out with marching on the spot, a short walk with the dog or walking the stairs in your house for 5-10 minutes.

Each exercise has a video link included on the exercise name explaining how to do the exercise.


Lets begin!


Start with a 10 minute warm up. I set my fitbit timer for 10 minutes and walk my stairs for 10 minutes. If you don’t have stairs march in place to your favourite music or go for a short walk outside and take advantage of some vitamin D whilst you are at it!! Once that is done do some light stretching.  I like to follow the one below.



Bent Over Dumbell Row

Do 3 sets, 15-20 reps each side

  • I used a 20lb kettle bell but you can use anything that you feel will challenge you.
  • In this video both arms are used at once. If you prefer you can also just row with one arm at a time. Personally I do this. So if I am rowing with my right arm my left hand is on my left side as support.

Tricep Kick Back

Do 3 sets, 12-15 reps each side

  • I used my wrist weights and my 6lb medicine ball

Skull Crushers

Do 3 sets, 12-15 reps each side

  • The video shows this being done on the floor which is perfectly fine!
  • I chose to do my skull crushers on my exercise ball with my wrist weights and 6lb medicine ball
  • The exercise ball makes it a bit more challenging as it incorporates your abs.

Dumbbell Press on Exercise Ball

Do 3 sets, 15-20 reps each side

  • I did this with my wrist weights and alternated arms with my 6lb medicine ball as I only have one.

Incline Pushups

Do 3 sets, 20 reps

  • basically the same as a regular push up but instead of your hands on the floor place them on the second step of the stairs, a coffee table or a chair.
  • Just make sure you use something that is not going to slide easily
  • You can choose to do the push up on your knees or regular style push ups
  • Make sure you do them slowly and with purpose


Do 3 sets, 20 reps

  • I prefer this exercise on the stability ball but if you don’t have one feel free to do it on a mat.
  • I also used my 6lb medicine ball to add a little more of a challenge

Finish workout with a nice stretch and a tall glass of water. Congratulations, you did it!!!