As we move on to July, I want to switch gears a little bit and propose another challenge. My original plan was to focus on lifting plans this month, however, there is a week I will be on vacation, so I’m saving those for August so we can all enjoy them together!! I get a lot of requests for food journals or diet plans, so along with the lifting plans, I want to share some nutritional information as well, so look forward to those!!
For this month, I really want you to focus on mentally recharging. We are so used to pushing our bodies hard that sometimes we don’t focus enough time or energy on training our brain. When the mind isn’t in it, the body usually isn’t in it either. Last month we hit it hard with the #BeastetteChallenge – which was awesome, however, I want you to understand how important it is to spend some time switching gears, and appreciating the down time too. For this I encourage you to set some time aside each day to digital detox – log off, power down the electronics, and spend time practicing yoga, stretching, or sitting down with some tea and a good book!! I really enjoyed Adriene’s 30 Days of Yoga, so I will start or end each day to follow along with those videos. My daily posts will have a direct link to the video.
Now for those of you that want daily workouts, or want to know what I will be doing to stay active, I will be sharing my plan the day before, just as I did this past month. I find peace in the great outdoors and running is mentally refreshing for me, so I will be focusing on cardio sessions as well as creating daily AMRAP circuits – think short but intense and still getting the HIIT fix!! Remember, I will be sharing what I am going to do – do some of it, none of it, or all of it. Maybe cardio isn’t your thing – double up the circuits and do each 2x through instead. Make it your workout and have fun with it!! The ultimate goal is to really focus on balance and enjoying everything that your bodies can do!! #MindBodyBalance #TrainingForLife
MIND, BODY, BALANCE : DAY #2
Motivation : “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” What will your future self thank you for today? Do you need to get your mind out of a rut? Stop focusing on where you were/are and stop telling yourself that nothing is happening. That’s a lie!! Everything is happening!! The best, most substantial & rewarding changes take time – the sooner that we can come to terms with the fact that what we want takes hard work and consistency, the sooner we begin to love and appreciate our bodies for all that they are and all that they can do!! Remember – Rome wasn’t built in a day. Live life, trust the process, and ENJOY the journey!!
Today’s Workout :
CARDIO: 20 minutes of steady state cardio (running, treadmill, elliptical, stairmaster, biking, etc.)
AMRAP Circuits Legs: Today’s circuits are from Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide (BBG)
**Set a timer for 7 minutes and perform the exercises from Circuit One, continuously until time runs out. Rest for 30 seconds. Reset your timer for 7 minutes and perform the exercises from Circuit Two, continuously until time runs out. Rest for 1 minute. Reset your timer for 7 minutes and complete Circuit One again. Rest for 30 seconds. Reset your timer for 7 minutes and finish by completing Circuit Two again.
Circuit #1 – 7 minutes
30 Reps X-Jumps
30 Reps Weighted Stepups
40 Reps Jump Lunges
15 Reps Tuck Jumps
Circuit #2 – 7 minutes
15 Reps Sumo Squat Jumps
15 Reps Split Squats
24 Reps Weighted Walking Lunges
15 Reps Broad Jump Burpees
YOGA: Day 2 “Stretch & Soothe” with Adriene