Double Up!

(‘Double Up’ workouts involve exercises that individually target both sides of the body. Therefore, every exercise must be done on each side.)

  • 40 jumping jacks
    • 18 mountain climbers
    • 16 kayak twists w/ weight
    • 14 lateral leg raise squats
  • 40 jumping jacks
    • 18 shifting planks
    • 16 leg kickbacks w/ opposite arm
    • 14 bicep curl lunges
  • 40 jumping jacks
  • Repeat!

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

If these workouts are too much/not enough, please modify them as needed! If you want more, repeat the sets or add on with exercises targeting the muscles you want to work. If you find they’re too much, go slower and take your time (there’s really no rush) or cut the reps down. The point isn’t to keep up with or be better than everyone else, the reason you’re working out is because you’re committed to bettering your own health!

Let’s Double Up!

  • 5 min walk/run
    • 5 one-legged pushups (each side)
    • 10 kayak twists w/ weight
    • 15 forearm plank with side toe tap (each side)
    • 20 oblique side bend (each side)
    • 25 leg kickbacks with opposite arm (each side)
  • 5 min run/walk

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

Another week has come and gone, and now it’s time for the Friday Challenge! This weekend, try to get outside of your comfort zone. (Not in a dangerous situation, of course.)

If you find yourself wanting to say “No” to something, try saying “Yes!” instead. Meeting new people with differing life experiences can often enhance your own life. You don’t know what’s out there unless you’re willing to open yourself up to new situations and possibilities!

Double Up

Happy Monday! Time for another Double Up:

  • 10 Crossfit (wo)man makers
  • 12 mountain climbers
  • 16 oblique side bends (each side)
  • 20 shifting planks
  • 16 leg kickbacks on forearms  (each side)
  • 12 leg raise squats with weight
  • 10 forearm plank with side toe tap (each side)

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

How did everyone do with the Friday Challenge? I must admit that my weekend ended up being so hectic that I struggled to find time for meditation, but isn’t that the point: finding those moments and taking the time to calm our mind and spirit despite the frantic list endlessly running through our thoughts? Let’s keep this challenge going all week and make it even better than last week!

Double Up!

10 min run/walk

  • 16 knee to elbow side crunch (each side)
  • 16 dumbbell shoulder press lunges (alternating legs)
  • 16 shifting planks (each side)
  • 16 lateral leg raise squats (alternating legs)

10 min run/walk

And let’s do a quick check on last week’s Friday challenge! Did you let someone know how much they mean to you?

Cadance Birthday

It was my daughter’s birthday on Saturday so I surprised her with a new outfit she’s been wanting and tickets to see a dance performance! Oh, and we indulged in a piece (or two) of cheesecake…

Monday Fun-day!

A lot of people dread Monday mornings, but I happen to enjoy them!  It’s a fresh new start to a brand new week.  Who knows what mysteries are waiting to reveal themselves in the next seven days? Oh the thrill!

But seriously, I do like the idea of starting anew.  The added bonus today was pulling into the parking lot and finding the gym half empty!  The time change sure did a number on quite a few people…

meme15Today’s workout is:

Double Up

  • 10 mountain climbers
  • 10 oblique side bends
  • 10 backward leg raise squats, alternating legs
  • 10 shifting planks
  • 10 kayak twists
  • 10 leg kick back with opposite arm raises

Now do it again!

Double Up workouts concentrate on one side of the body, then the other.  When it says ten, that means ten on each side, or in the case of the mountain climbers, it’s counted as “One, and, two, and,” etc.

Make today count!