Another great workout for you to do on your own over the holidays! Pick your favorite way to do cardio and try the following… It isn’t a white wonderland here in sunny California, but we can pretend! 🙂
RUNNING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND
Run 3 miles (or Bike 8 miles, Elliptical 2 miles, Walk 2 miles, or Row 6000m)
After every ½ mile do the following… (If biking do every 2 miles)
100 Jumping Jacks
25ea Oblique Crunch(lie on your back, let your knees fall to one side, and crunch straight up so your shoulders come off the ground)
Hooray for holiday time off!! For those of you in need of an at-home workout to do while traveling, visiting family, or just taking time to relax at home, try this one! No equipment is required, so grab a friend, family member, or go solo and get your workout on. 🙂
4 Broad Jump Matrix(2 foot jump forwards, 2ft jump to the right, 2ft jump to the left = 1 Broad Jump Matrix)
3 mins Plank Hold(1 min regular, 1 min Rt side Plank, 1 min Lt Side Plank)
2 mins of Jump Rope(invisible jump rope if you don’t have one, just make sure you are actually moving your arms ;))
1 min of Burpees – do as many as you can! Finish strong!
DONE! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
* SFT PUSH UPS: Do 5 push ups in each of these six positions: 1) Right hand slightly in front of left, 2) Left hand slightly in front of Right, 3) Wide, 4) Narrow, 5) Hands shoulder width, pointed out at a 45 degree angle, 6) Hands shoulder width but pointed in at 45 degree angle.
This is where I’ve been for the past 4 days. I’ve been power-walking around 3 different parks for my exercise haha (that and two self-led yoga sessions in our condo! :)). Sorry for the lack in posts but I was soaking up the Florida sunshine and enjoying thrill rides and Disney magic with my two brothers. We had a blast! Now back to work, look forward to HOLIDAY WORKOUTS coming your way in the next day or two!
PS we went to Hogwarts aka Harry Potter Land in Universal Studios, and it was amazing. Any Harry Potter fans out there HAVE to try the Butterbeer! Oh man, so good!!
This granola recipe is SOO good! I made it for several people this hear for a perfect little holiday gift. This is perfect in some yogurt, on top of a smoothie, or just by itself as something delicious to much on. Easy and delicious!
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup cashews (halved or quartered)
3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp dark brown sugar
1/4 cup plus 2Tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1) Preheat oven to 250 degrees
2) In large bowl combine the oats, nuts, coconut, br sugar
3) In separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, and salt
4) Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans
5) Cook for 1 hour and 15 min. Stirring every 30 mins to achieve an even color
6) Remove from oven and let cool for at least an hour or two.
7) Eat or save for later in a sealed container so it doesn’t get stale. Yum!
This workout is perfect for anyone with sensitive joints, past knee injuries, or if you’re just looking to add a no impact workout into your regimen.
Impact occurs during running, jumping and other activities where you land hard on your feet. By eliminating these movements you can still get a great workout in, but shouldn’t feel any knee or hip pain 🙂 Heads Up: There is still knee FLEXION (bending) in this workout, just no impact. Enjoy!
THE NO IMPACT WORKOUT
15ea Plank Core Matrix* (beginners: 10ea)
10ea Forwards/Backwards Lunge Pivots (one forwards lunge, then same leg backwards lunge = 1 Pivot; do 10 PIVOTS on one side, then do the other side)
8ea Single Leg Push Ups (beginners: do from a single knee, or a single leg but elevate your hands onto the back of a couch/step)
5ea Superman Rolls**
Do 3-5 Rounds depending on how you are feeling and your fitness level 🙂
* CORE MATRIX – in a plank position, move hips up and down 15 times, side to side 15 times, and then dive the right hip down, then left hip down 15 times (up +down = 1; rt +lf =1 etc)
** SUPERMAN ROLLS – lay on your stomach with your arms and legs extended and lifted off the ground (like superman!) and then roll over onto your back and then back to your stomach. When rolling don’t let your elbows, hands, knees, or feet touch the ground! Do 5 going to the right and back, then 5 to the left and back – message me with questions!
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