Summer Workout Routine


Today’s post was highly requested and I promised to make it, so here it finally is! Also, this will probably be my last summer post, as I want to start back-to-school posts for those that start in August. Leave requests in the comments.

* Disclaimer * I do not do all these workouts everyday, sometimes I change it up if I want to do more or less. This is the basic outline I stick to.

I also want to say that working out is not something I do to lose weight, it is simply to stay healthy and in shape. Honestly, I love working out and it makes me feel really good! If you want to lose weight, only working out will not do it. A healthy diet is important as well. If you want some healthy snack/food ideas, give this post a like!

Warm Up: To start off my workout, I run 1 mile. To track my distance I use the Nike Running app, and it is one of the best apps out there. It tracks all your runs, tells you your average pace, fastest mile, etc. It is totally worth giving a try! Sometimes I will run more, but usually it’s just a mile so I’m not too tired for the rest of my workout.

Exercises: I created a workout that I love doing because I previously used apps and watched workout videos to help me stay in shape. However, I found the exercises that work best for me, some more challenging, some easier. I still like to follow along videos from Cassey (blogilates on youtube) when I don’t want to follow my own routine.

Upper body:

  • 10 push-ups
  • 15 tricep lifts lying down
  • 30 sec arm circles
  • 15 overhead presses (5 lb weight)
  • 10 arm curls on each arm (5 lb weight)


  • 30 crunches
  • 40 Russian Twists
  • 20 Ballerina Sit-ups (one leg straight and lifted 6 inches)
  • 30 In and Out abs
  • 20 inch worms
  • 20 leg lifts
  • 30 sec-1 minute plank
  • 30 reach ups
  • 30 sec side plank (each side)
  • 30 sec six inch and hold
  • 20 V-ups

Lower Body:

  • 30 forward lunges (5 lb weight)
  • 30 calf raises
  • 60 mountain climbers
  • 1 min run in place
  • 30 step ups
  • 30 sec butt kicks


  • 50 squats
  • 30 sec wall sit
  • 20 burpees w/out push up
  • 30 sec wall sit
  • 20 donkey kicks (each side)
  • 20 fire hydrants (each side)
  • 20 leg kicks/lifts (backwards)
  • 20 hip lifts

As you can see, I focus mainly on my abs and butt, but try to include exercises to even out my whole body.

Yoga: Recently I have been doing a lot more yoga. Unfortunately, I have not made my own routine for this yet, so I use the app Yoga Studio (shoutout to my friend Danielle for telling me about this). It is an amazing app for creating your own custom routine, or use one of the preset ones (which I usually do). You can pick from beginner to advanced, and choose from different styles like flexibility, balance, and strength. It does cost $5 though, so if you don’t want to pay (it took a lot of convincing myself to buy it) you can always find amazing yoga videos online to follow along. I suggest yoga with Adriene because she has really amazing videos that I used when I first got into yoga.

I hope this post was helpful, let me know if you use the routine. Ironically, I’m sitting in bed eating pretzels and haven’t worked out in 3 days. I’m only human, but I can’t wait to go back to working out tomorrow!



7 thoughts on “Summer Workout Routine

  1. Hi Jess! I recently starting reading your blog and can I just say I love it!!! I did this workout routine this evening and OMG it kicked my butt :( but I’m looking forward to doing it again tomorrow and getting better! I was wondering if you could do a healthy eating video, some easy on the go snacks/lunches to pack for school or something that are still healthy. I start school in August so if you could give me a few healthy snack/food ideas before then I would appreciate it! Thanks again for an amazing post today! ~Casey


    1. First, I’m so happy you enjoy my blog! Thank you for the feedback! I’ll try my best to get a healthy snacks for school post up by next week! I’m not sure if I will have time before August starts, but definitely the first week of August!


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