workout wednesday {no equipment edition} + giveaway #3 {ellie workout top}

This post has way too much going on in the title.  Let’s dive into it!

I’ve been eye balling so many awesome workouts lately.  I don’t want them to get lost so I’m sharing them today!  Not only are they quick and effective, you need no equipment for them.  At all.  How many to choose from?  7 – one for every day of the week if you want!  One from me and 6 from my blog friends.


What I love about this workout: it starts out easier and ends easier (less reps) + you combine cardio with strength.  Since you complete it as fast as you can, when you do it again another time, you can see if you beat your first time.

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What I love about this workout: Michelle and Lori created this full body workout.  You don’t need much space, and by challenging yourself for speed you work even harder!

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What I love about this workout: Another workout by Michelle and Lori.  Those girls have awesome looking arms, so if they’re telling you all you need is 10 minutes to shape the arms, this is one to save.  Plus you get some extra core work too!


What I love about this workout:  Katie has some fun workouts.  This one isn’t long, all it takes is 20 minutes (or less depending on how quickly you get through the first half!)  Plus wall sits are amazing!  Love that she threw that in.


What I love about this workout: So technically this isn’t a no equipment workout, but you sure can make it one!  Just omit the dumbbells and do body weight exercises for this lower body burner.  Tina, I love that you go through this workout 5 times!

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What I love about this workout:  More core work from Katie.  Planks and burpees.  Enough said.


What I love about this workout:  Tabata workouts are amazing.  They are fast and furious.  Especially when they work cardio, upper body, lower body and core!   In this one you work for 16 minutes, so 4 tabata rounds.  How does a tabata work?  20 seconds on (high intensity go-go-go work), followed by 10 seconds of rest – 8 times.

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What I love about this workout: I was totally drawn to this workout because of the title – who’s your mama.  Then after I moved past the name, I loved the moves.  Another tabata.  Quick and effective.  For the plank rows you would typically use a dumbbell, so to keep it equipment free I’d sub in mountain climbers.

There it is, 7 workouts for your endorphin fueling pleasure!

Do you have any no equipment workouts you love?  Please share!


Alright, the second part of the title –  Ellie’s workout gear!  Recently I became as affiliate with Ellie, which means they sent me some gear to try out.  Awesome, I love free clothes.  First up were the dark matter leggings.


I’ve worn them twice now, and am in love.  They are sooooooo comfortable.  I wore them on Friday to teach body pump, and then proceeded to wear them the rest of the day.  Yes, I’m gross, I stay in my sweaty workout clothes.  Monday I wore them again for body pump and yoga.  All day in them and I still loved them.  They are forming, but not tight.

Plus I like the lines on them.  Sometimes when I wear them the bottom left line is off to the side, and sometimes it’s over my shin like the right side.


I was also sent the black swan tank.  It wasn’t the one I picked out, and since there was confusion about the top I’m actually getting a different one sent to try out.  I’m not the biggest fan of the style on me personally, so here’s where you come in.  I got to keep it, but I want to share it with one of my readers!


Giveaway day 3: Ellie Black Swan Tank (size small)

How to enter

Leave a comment for each – the more comments, the more chances to win!

  1. Tell me some of your favorite no equipment exercises or about your favorite workout clothes.
  2. Share this giveaway on your blog + the Ellie giveaway picture above.
  3. Share the link to this giveaway on twitter (@fitmamarealfood), facebook, pinterest, instagram, etc.

Winner randomly selected and announced Thursday, April 25 in the AM.  Open to US residents.


If you are interested in Ellie workout clothes, you can save 20% on purchases with my link!  They also have a pretty cool deal where you sign up as a Fit Fashionista and for $49.95 a month they will send you 2 tops, 2 bottoms or 1 of each, of your choosing.  I’m trying to convince Jacob to let me do this…. :)

Lastly, the winner for yesterday’s coffee lovers giveaway is Sarah L!!

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Sarah, send me an email ( with your address and I’ll get your prize out in the mail right away.

That’s all I have for you today.  I baked some mini chocolate cupcakes last night.  I just need to frost them and I’m taking them with me to cycle.

Have a great Wednesday all!


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