5 Workouts To Get You Out of Your Rut

Is this real life? It snowed for two and a half straight days here in southern North Carolina. It all started on Tuesday afternoon, right after I left my Ecology class. I was supposed to have a Genetics exam that same day but our teacher cancelled class, so now I have two exams this coming Tuesday..it’s all good. The snow is was so beautiful ❤ But if I don’t get out of this house, something bad is going to happen. I am going to do one of two things:

  1. Start online shopping like a madwoman and spend everything in our bank account (because, all of a sudden, I need some really expensive cocoa powder and a magnetic knife rack..necessities. )
  2. I’m going to turn into Jack from The Shining“Heeeeerrrreee’ssss Stacey.”

My house couldn’t be any cleaner (said in the voice of Chandler from Friends) and everything on TV is crap. But, on the plus side, we did have some super fun in the snow 😀

Anyway, I’m not here to complain about the snow. It’s actually amazing and just what I needed.

I am here to tell you about five awesome workouts you can do when you are stuck in a workout rut. Every Tuesday, my friends and I attend a fitness class at school called “49erx”. It is supposed to be a mix of Crossfit and P90X, but it’s Crossfit. Our instructor is a Crossfit instructor, and whatever the WOD is for that day, she brings it to us. We don’t use as heavy weights as an actual Crossfit facility would, nor do we have ropes to climb or boxes to jump, so we have to modify..but seriously..they’re the best workouts I’ve ever done. They challenge me and they WORK. I know I’m being challenged physically when I start getting angry during the workout, like “ugh, another set?! What the hell?!” Hahaha! It feels like you’re dying, but afterwards it feels amazing. Like a big accomplishment. And like you can go out and lift a car if you wanted to.

These workouts are meant to exhaust you, they last for 20-30 very hard minutes, but you can do it! I am not a doctor or personal trainer, so do these at your own risk…and please look up proper technique before trying a new exercise!

Workout #1 (try to get through the 10 rounds in under 30 minutes..I almost made it! 9.5 😉

10 rounds of:

Workout #2

Sudden Death. AMRAP= as many rounds as possible. 100 kettle bell swings? I say break this one up. Maybe do 10 kettlebell swings, 5-10 overhead squats, and 5-10 burpees per set. If you don’t have a bar, do normal burpees. Do as many rounds as you can in 20-25 minutes. It’s supposed to push you, so set a timer and kill it for that amount of time..then you’re done. 


If you aren’t familiar with overhead squats, start with light weight (maybe 20 lbs) and then move up as you feel ready.

Workout #3

Fight gone bad.

fight gone bad workout


Workout #4 (try to complete in under 15 minutes)

5 rounds of:

Workout #5

3 Rounds of:

  • 1 hill sprint
  • 1:30 minutes of burpees
  • 1 hill sprint
  • 1:30 min of wall balls
  • 1 hill sprint
  • 1: 30 min of hand release push-ups
  • 1 hill sprint
  • 1:30 min box jumps/step-ups

And that concludes my workout collection! I started the draft of this post back in Feb (hence the snow talk), it’s going to feel good to finally hit the publish button! 🙂

If you are bored with your workouts, go do something fun. Walk your dog around the park, take up a new sport, try a new fitness class, challenge yourself in new ways (ex: “I’m going to run to the stoplight without stopping”). Just get out there and move without thinking too much about it.

Soon spring will be here and we can all go outside and dance around in the sun like a bunch of hippies. <—(also considered “exercise”). Love you guys!

My next post is probably going to be the story of my chickens, a house update, or things that will make you laugh.


Stacey B.