Marla Sarris - 20 Minute Workout
Marla Sarris

An Impromptu Workout and Cartwheel Show

Last week I was drafting a write-up for the About page (and I’m not finished yet) <– {it's all wrapped up now} and I realized I haven't written any fitness posts yet. That's partly because I haven't been regularly working out, but this has been changing. I used to be in the gym or in an X-Biking, Kickboxing or other classes all the time, but now my focus is a little different.

Me and Jeff's fitness goals are now centered around simple, at home (or on the road), DIY style workouts.

I recently signed up for my second 5K run with my little sister in the Chicago Girls On the Run in June and after reading Joel Runyon’s post this morning I’m ready to pull the trigger on signing up for a triathlon, so I have my work cut out for me.

This week we’re traveling with my mom and little sister in Orlando. We arrived around 3am early Tuesday morning and before going to bed around 5am we decided we would postpone going to the Animal Kingdom the next morning. We spent the day relaxing around the resort instead. After cooking breakfast, hanging out at the pool, making lunch and checking email & Twitter I was itching for a workout!

As the sun was setting we found a nice spot along the walking path that goes all the way around the property. We stopped under a street lamp on the path between the pool area and one of the resort buildings and that’s where I decided to do my little work out.

While I was standing there with Jeff videoing, a few kids came out on their balcony and were cheering me on. They wanted me to do a hand stand, but I would need a wall for that so I told them sorry. Then they’re like, do a cart wheel (and that I could do), so I did…and more cheers followed. :) Then the dad walked out on the balcony to see what was happening and was like “Do it again, I missed it the first time”, and how could I not? Who doesn’t like a good round of applause?

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Here’s the full 15 minute workout. Let me know how you did in the comments!

  1. Right Foot Back Lunge Front Kick – 10 Reps
  2. Left Foot Back Lunge into Front Kick – 10 Reps (10 seconds rest)
  3. Half Burpie to Squat – 20 Reps
  4. Right Side Roundhouse Kick, Left Arm Hook, Right Arm Uppercut – 20 Reps
  5. Left Side Roundhouse Kick, Right Arm Hook, Left Arm Uppercut – 20 Reps (10 second rest)
  6. Pushups – 25 Reps