More Monday Madness

Whether you’re on vacation, back to work , or still at work, you can make this workout happ’n, cap’n!

  • 21-15-9
    • pushups
    • kayak twists
    • bench dips
    • squats
    • shifting planks
  • Finish it off with 9 burpees if you’re up to the challenge!
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Asparagus Breakfast

Paleo Breakfast

  • Ingredients
    • asparagus
    • eggs
    • cooked bacon crumbles
    • fresh tomatoes
    • salt & pepper
    • oil for cooking

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat asparagus with olive oil and salt & pepper. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until asparagus has slight bend when held between thumb and forefinger. (The stalks will continue to cook for several minutes once you remove them from the oven. This is called “carry-over cooking”)
  2. Fry eggs to desired consistency. (I prefer mine over-easy so the yolk serves almost as a dressing!)
  3. Slice fresh tomatoes and sprinkle with a pinch of salt
  4. Top breakfast with bacon crumbles (or leave bacon out for a vegetarian version)

I made this breakfast with garden fresh tomatoes and farm fresh eggs! It really doesn’t get much better than that…

Enjoy!

7/22 – Make Your Day

  • 7 burpees
    • 11 dumbbell reverse fly
    • 11 tippy toe squats
  • 7 burpees
    • 11 kayak twists
    • 11 mountain climbers
  • 7 burpees
    • 11 half squat row
    • 11 leg kickbacks on forearms
  • 7 burpees
    • 11 dumbbell reverse fly
    • 11 tippy toe squats
  • 7 burpees
    • 11 kayak twists
    • 11 mountain climbers
  • 7 burpees
    • 11 half squat row
    • 11 leg kickbacks on forearms
  • 7 burpees
    • 22 bicep curl squats

Berry Picker

And a quick Friday Challenge for this weekend: do something outdoorsy! Whether it’s berry picking, a campfire, or riding a 4-wheeler through the fields of a hundred-acre farm, get out and have fun!

Back at it!

  • 2 pullups
    • 20 lateral leg raise squats
  • 2 Crossfit (wo)man makers
    • 20 hover crunches
  • Repeat 3 times through!

Do you ever feel like time gets away from you? That’s totally what has happened to me in the last week. Between teaching classes, summer camps, and family visits, it’s been out of control (but in a good way). I may have temporarily slipped off the bandwagon, but let’s get back on together!

Dancer Countdown

Big news today! I’ve been invited to be the Zumba guest instructor at a local outdoor health clinic this afternoon. Sharing my love of health and fitness through dance and music is a gift and I’m so excited for the event! Let’s get ready with this Dancer’s Countdown workout:

  • 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
    • lateral dumbbell raise
    • tippy toe squats
    • backward lunges
    • oblique side bend (each side)
    • leg kickback on forearms (each side)

Confused about any of these exercises? Check out Fitness in a Minute to find out!

Zumba5

Have fun today and I’ll post more about Zumba tomorrow!

Monday On The Double

There’s no reason to let a Monday morning slow you down. Let’s get movin’!

  • 20 jump ropes/jumping jacks
    • 2 dead lift high pull
    • 4 tippy toe squat
    • 2 half squat row
    • 4 lateral leg raise squat
  • 20 jump ropes/jumping jacks
    • 4 dead lift high pull
    • 8 tippy toe squat
    • 4 half squat row
    • 8 lateral leg raise squat
  • 20 jump ropes/jumping jacks
    • 8 dead lift high pull
    • 16 tippy toe squat
    • 8 half squat row
    • 16 lateral leg raise squat

Confused about any of these exercises? Check out Fitness in a Minute to find out!

21-15-9

  • 21-15-9
    • Reverse fly
    • Back extensions
    • Oblique twist squats

Confused about any of these exercises? Check out Fitness in a Minute to find out!

It’s hard to believe it’s already July! How is everyone doing on their summer goals? Do you even have any? There’s so much emphasis put on “summer bodies” when our goal should be to feel our best all year long, not just during 3 months out of the year.

Notice I didn’t say “look our best.” Too often ‘looks’ become so much more important than anything else. Of course making good impressions and feeling a certain pride in our appearance are worthy goals, that’s not what I’m saying. However, confidence and self-worth don’t come from having ‘magazine model’ looks. No one person is perfect, and no body is free of imperfections. Embracing the best of ourselves along with so-called “flaws” will go a long way in boosting self-confidence.

Let’s make the Friday Challenge this week to focus less on outward appearance and more on being comfortable in your own skin. What non-physical traits make you a special and unique individual? Is there something about yourself that you’ve always viewed as a ‘negative’ but could in fact be the reason why you’re so good at your work/schooling/relationships? I can’t wait to hear what thoughts everyone has on the topic next week!

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy being exactly who you are!