Greetings squad! It’s been a while since I’ve posted…for any of you who care ;-). I was out of town and then busy getting back into the swing of things. But I’m back and almost acclimated to my regular schedule!!
It has been beautiful weather here the past couple of days! I know the weather is supposed to turn in the next couple of days for the worse but I’m hoping it changes its mind and decides to stays nice and pleasant. I’ll take nice weather when ever I can and today was outstanding!
It is always a fabulous idea to get a little more movement into each and everyday. Not only do you burn more calories that specific day but you tax your muscles which in turn burns more calories while at rest! Who doesn’t like the thought of burning calories while you sleep? I also love the saying “A body in motion stays in motion”. The more we move the more our bodies crave movement. Movement and exercise are the keys to health and longevity. Of course eating right and getting enough sleep are very important factors, but the more we make exercise and movement a priority the more we are capable of doing the rest of our lives. The whole use it or lose it concept you know?
So take a few extra minutes today and move a little more. If it’s beautiful weather get outside and try some of these exercises. Your body will thank you today and for years to come!
- Walking lunges: Find a good stretch of space and do some walking lunges. Really try to bring your back knee to the floor and push up strong through the front leg. Engage your abs the entire time and use the back of your leg to lift up out of a low lunge. Try for 20 lunges…so if you don’t have a lot of space to work with keep lunging until you reach 20 reps.
- Traveling push-ups: Again, in that big open space get into your push-up position. Do a push-up then travel your plank to the side. Repeat for 10 in one direction and then reverse your direction. If you don’t have a lot of space do a push-up travel to one side do a push-up and travel back. Do 14-20 reps of this.
- Burpees: The best exercise out there. Yes, quite possibly one of the hardest, but definitely one of the most efficient. Big jump up bringing arms over head, clapping at the top, drop down to your push-up, jump in strong to get back up and do it all again! 10 reps of this.
- Jump switch lunges: Another fabulous and efficient exercise. Jump into a beautiful lunge then jump up to switch lunges. Do 20 reps total of this.
That’s the workout! If you have time do all the exercises more than once. Get outside, get moving and improving and live life to its fullest!! Until next time, cheers!! xoxo