1. Alternating Reverse Lunges:
I know this post is a little late and I apologize.....better late than never :) So this week we are going to focus mainly on our lower body and I will tell you why. The stronger our lower body the better we will get out of our cardio workouts we do. If our legs are stronger the harder we can push for more energizing workouts. As well, not to mention, we all want that beautiful round buttocks for summer right? Don't forget to stretch before and after these exercises. I have posted a stretch video below that you can follow if you don't have your own. So lets get started.....after a 45min-1hr jog or run lets do 3 sets of 15-20 reps of each of the below. Keep in mind if you have to do intervals of speed walking between jogging or running feel free. Anytime you need to take a break go ahead just remember it's not good to slow your heart to fast so please keep moving. You can so these strength exercises in a field or wait until you get home....which ever you feel comfortable with. Weights are optional for the suggested workouts below if you wish to intensify your workout.
1. Alternating Reverse Lunges:
2. Alternating Side Lunges: (Please try to control and do these slower than shown to get the full effect)
3. Alternating Front Lunges:
5. Calf Raises: (You can also do these supporting yourself with a wall)
6. Bicycle Crunches: (Couldn't find a clip with a woman doing this but we will show them how its done. Right ladies?)
7. Push Ups: (You can also modify these with the ladies version if desired)
Warm up and cool down stretches:
ANOTHER HEALTHY OPTION FOR YOUR DIET:
This week I pick smoothies as a healthy option in our diet. Not only are they healthy but they are delicious. You can also switch them up a lot so you don't get bored and you can try different kinds or flavors depending if you are feeling like something sweet, tangy, or hearty vegetables. Be creative. Just don't rely on them for a meal all day everyday. Not only do these have great benefits but they are easier to digest given that they are blended ;) Check the link below for some excellent ideas from Prevention.com.
ANOTHER OPTION FOR BEAUTIFYING:
As we are getting closer to summer what would be better than to have a nice golden tan to go with our beautiful toned bodies? Tanning is an excellent way to get your source of Vitamin D! It also feels so nice and relaxing just laying there reminiscing that you are laying on a nice hot beach. If you have never tried it now is the time....and hey....if you don't like it then now you do know. As long as you don't go everyday it is good for you. Just keep in mind too much of anything isn't good for you anyways. For those of you who don't like tanning beds, stand up tanning, or any indoor tanning period that is fine, I have also posted a link below where you can get some great deals on tanning and bronzing products if you wish. Just be sure to read the reviews so you can be sure its for you and won't give your skin that fake orange look.
HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS WEEKS WORKOUT AND OUR PROGRAM SO FAR! UNTIL NEXT WEEK!!!!
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