Hey Healthy People!!!
SO…the last few days have been spent packing up my place in Virginia and driving 20 hours to not only Nags Head in the OBX to spend some time with some awesome friends (and fit in my first flat run in months). Then about 11 hours to visit a cousin in Jacksonville where I got to go to the TPC golf tournament. Then about 4 more hours back home to the west coast.
I know you were probably like this…waiting for my next post:
SO IM BACK.
Graduation was an awesome celebration. And I am SOOOO thankful to begin work at Athletic Edge in Lakewood Ranch, FL (Have you checked it out yet?)
It seemed like the graduating class the year before was a lot more like this:
But it seems that almost all of my friends have graduated with awesome jobs to begin their adventures post college! So kudos to them and everyone who has worked so hard and believes in their dreams. You gotta work hard to become successful in ever aspect of your life whether it’s health and fitness, financially or even spiritually/emotionally! Be happy, because life is so short!
Now that I’m finally moved back home to Florida I cannot wait to start blogging about the awesome activities to do here and new and fun exercises I learn at my new job.
This week’s challenge (I know it’s Tuesday but bear with meee) is in honor of Mother’s Day on Sunday. The challenge is to get your mom, your friend’s mom, a future mom, or some lady to work out with you! Anything works, go for a walk, hike a mountain, take a cycle class…just get moving!!!
LEG WORKOUT Routine to try this week:
With weights resting on your shoulders, feet a little wider than hip width apart, toes and knees pointed forward (weight in the heels)…squat counting slowly at first:
1.) Begin counting down for 2 up for 2 (4 times)
2.) 8 Single Squats
3.) Change it count down for 3 counts up for 1 (3-2-1 up 1)…4 times, reverse and do down one up for three.
4.) 8 regular singles
Then work your way into lunges by sticking your right leg up and left back making sure knee never goes passed your front toe and imagining a string is pulling you up and down not parallel to the ground. Weights on your shoulders in an option
1.) Perform the same exact counts that we did with the squats on both the Right lead and the Left lead.
2.) BUT in between switching legs go back and re run through the squat routine.
Back to squats after finished with opposite leg!
1.) Re run through the squat counts.
Things to keep in mind?
Squeeze your glutes as you come up on both squats and lunges. Tighten your belly button to the back of your spine. On lunges weight is evenly distributed between your feet. On both exercises make sure your knees are never passed your toes (fron leg on lunges…check yourself in a mirror it’s a great help)! And remember weights only add to the intensity. If new to these exercises try it with just the change in the counts.
Want to make it a little more intense?
On the lunges when you are performing 8 single lunges add a knee to chest by lunging down and as you rise your back leg comes up and your knee goes into your chest balancing on your leading leg!!!
Hope you all have had an amazing last couple of days and celebrations with the women in your life for Mother’s Day.
I know I wouldn’t be who I am today without my momma ❤
Happy Eating and Exercising!
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