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!!
* For the box step ups put your right foot up on the box, then step up to standing on top of the box, then step down, but DON’T remove your right foot, keep it on the top of the box and then go up for your second set. Do all 10 on the right, then all 10 on the left.
PULL-UP OPTIONS: Beginners can do jumping pull-ups (put a box under the pull-up bar and jump up and then pull up the rest of the way – the bigger the jump the easier the pull-up). If that is easy for you, but a full pull up is too difficult, try a decelerating pull up: Jump up and then decelerate your body down as slowly as possible until you arms are straight. Then jump up and decelerate down again for all 7 reps.
Even LMFAO loves spin bikes! Sexy and YOU know it!
Those of you that know me or have followed me for a bit, know that I LOVE fruit! YUM! So it’s no wonder I piled the fruit onto my plate this morning 🙂
Besides the fruit, I ate two scrumptious little chicken breakfast sausages and a bowl of oatmeal. This is no ordinary bowl of oatmeal though… I added chia seeds, flax seed, toasted almonds, cinnamon, and a bit of brown sugar. SO GOOD! Give it a try someday.
“I don’t have any workout equipment at home…” Sound like you? Try this!
This is one of the most common excuses I hear for not working out. Many people falsely believe that without a gym membership, without dumbbells or bands at home, they can’t exercise. The truth: No equipment? No problem!!
There are so many different exercises that only use your body weight, all of which are actually far more efficient than the traditional machines at your local gym. Why more efficient? Because most of those machines isolate one part of your body at a time, but we are multi-joint beings! By involving more than one muscle group in an exercise you can train multiple points in your body at once, thus more efficient! Not to mention more realistic, since we rarely ever isolate one muscle group in our day to day lives.
Anyways, are you stuck at home? Give this workout a try!
THE DO ANYWHERE WORKOUT:
10 Four-Square Jumps (keeping your feet together, image you are standing on the corner of a box, now jump forwards, to the right, backwards, and to the left. That’s one rep, do ten)
100 High Knees (Staying stationary alternate legs up to 90 degrees as fast as possible)
1 min Right Side Plank Hold
1 min Left Side Plank Hold
16 Push Up + Rotational Ceiling Reach (Do your push up, then rotate your core to right and reach up with your right hand; another push up, then rotate to left and reach left handup)
1 minute Invisible Jump Rope (actually pretend like you have one in your hands 🙂)
REPEAT 3-5 times!
How to make it HARDER: 1) Jump farther and/or faster on the 4-Square Jumps; 2) On your Side Planks lift your top leg up towards the ceiling; 3) Do single leg Push Ups.
How to make it EASIER: 1) Instead of running in place with your high knees, just step in place, bringing each knee to 90 degrees; 2) Do your Side Planks with one knee down; 3) Do push ups either from your knees, or with you hands on a bench/couch/something else elevated.