Friday Happy Hour Workout Plan

by TaylorR

We made it to Friday!

Thank you for your patience this week as I work on getting ahead with LiftingRevolution for next week, as well as making a few changes to the style of posts I do.

To celebrate the ending of the week, let’s kick off the weekend with another workout?

What do you say?

The Happy Hour Workout

The 5 O’Clock clock-out might lead many people to rush over to their favorite bar for a happy hour (or two) of drinks, appetizers, and laughter.

I’m not opposed to this at all.

In fact, most Friday’s you will find me having a happy hour of my own on my back porch with Dan.

However… I am challenging you to spend an hour this weekend being happy doing something different…

Happy to sweat.

I have an early wedding on Saturday, so I’ll be waking up extra early tomorrow to get my long run in. Then on Sunday, you’ll find me in my gym doing this workout.

If you have an hour of movement already planned, that’s awesome. If not, and you need a little fitspiration, Pin this baby!


(See below for moves!)

There Are Different Levels Of Sweat

I mentioned above that if you already have “movement” planned, stick to it.

What do I mean by that?

I am not suggesting you have to get a 60-minute all out balls-to-the-wall workout down this weekend.

Maybe you kicked butt all week long in the gym and the weekend is your recovery time.

Makes sense right?

That’s fine! You can always do this workout next week.

But “recovery” doesn’t neccessarily mean sit on your butt and get a tan (though I definitely need some sunshine)!

You can still take an hour this weekend for your Happy Hour Of Fitness…

  • go for a bike ride…
  • go swim…
  • Chase the kids around…
  • Get creative!

The trick is simply to move more. Especially, since we can most likely agree that the weekends tend to include more relaxed choices with food and a bit more calories in the liquid and solid form.

Studies have confirmed that cheat meals on the weekends can slow results.

The “Weekend” Happy Hour Moves

Here’s a quick run through of the moves:

Kettlebell Swings

Uneven Push-ups

(Alternate Sides)

Split Squat

Tricep Extensions

Mt Climbers

Food For Thought…

What’s your favorite happy hour cocktail?

A glass of proscecco for me… with a cherry! To have this view again would be great too!



  • lindsay

    cheers to a great sweat!

    • TaylorR

      Cheers to a good glass of wine! :)

  • Amy Lauren

    This looks like a great workout :). I definitely can’t do all the parts of it, but I think I’m going to try those split squats out on leg day because I haven’t done those and maybe it’ll help to try some new moves and confuse my muscles (plus the split squats don’t require a barbell which i can’t have right now).

    My favorite alcoholic beverage… the worst thing ever: a Kaminsky’s “adult” milkshake. I got one after my doctor’s appointment the other day but it’s the kind of thing I only treat myself to maybe a few times a YEAR. I don’t like the taste of alcohol, obviously a shake really masks that, lol.

    • TaylorR

      Split squats are killer for the butt, you’ll love them! The milkshake sounds divine! Surprisingly though as much as i love sweets, i am not a sugary cocktail gal!

  • Erica

    Whoop! Have fun at the wedding. I can’t tell you the last time I had a drink…maybe 5 or so years ago? I used enjoy a good beer!

    • TaylorR

      Have a great weekend too! Wow, you’re my hero! I am trying to go the month without a glass of wine just to see how my running (race coming up) and body changes! I’m only on the first weekend and want my glass tonight! haha

  • Sheena

    Looks like a great workout and not near as tough as that 1000 calorie one! Which makes me happy, hahaha! Much as I want to be fit I’m still a dash of lazy :S

    Happy hour is usually beer, it used to be beers at the patio dt but these days it’s home brew on the back deck with Alexandre :D That proscecco & setting looks niiice!

    • TaylorR

      Home brew, that’s awesome. I would love to learn how to brew!

  • Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie

    I love whiskey and gingerale! So good.

    • TaylorR

      I used to drink Whiskey sours!

  • Kim

    Wine or PeaPickers or Texas Margs or a Cosmo……I’m not super picky:)
    The workout looks great!

    • TaylorR

      PeaPickers? Enlighten me, please!

  • Kammie @ Sensual Appeal

    Love the workout – so creative! I love happy hour though try not to indulge too much ;) My favorite happy hour drink is trying new craft beers I haven’t had yet!

    • TaylorR

      Thanks! I try not to indulge much either. I do love a good craft beer! I love them too because i can only drink one, they are so full of flavor and filling!

  • GiGi Eats Celebrities

    Happy Hour cocktail?!!? NO WAY – I am all about the happy hour appetizers! LOL!

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