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 #18
Motivation : Be bold. Live bold. Do things that scare you and push you outside of your comfort zone. I speak from personal experience when I say this. I was stuck in a rut for a LONG time….with fitness and with life. Until I started going against the grain and doing things differently, did I begin to start seeing changes and feeling differently. Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself!!
Today’s Workout :
CARDIO/HIIT : Weekend Warrior #26 (Melissa Ioja’s “Can’t Feel My Face -660 reps) + 340 reps of your choice
Set your timer and complete the set number of reps per exercise :
1. 200x High Knees
2. 10x Prisoner Squat Jacks, Jump Forward, Back
3. 100x Plank Stomps
4. 50x Reps Double High Knees
5. 25x Burpees
6. 25x Yoga Push Ups
7. 200 High Knees
8. 25x Jack Knife Sprinter (left leg)
9. 25x Jack Knife Sprinter (right leg)
1. 50x Weighted Stepups L
2. 50x Weighted Stepups R
3. 50x Deadlifts
4. 50x Squat Jumps
5. 50x Hip Thrusts
6. 50x Bosu/Box Jumpovers
7. 10 x Prisoner Squat Jacks, Jump Forward, Back
8. 10x Jackknife
9. 10x Reverse Crunch, Slow Lower
10. 10x 8 Count Burpees
**My time after block 1 was 12:59 and my total time for the full 1000 reps was 32:48.
YOGA : Day 18 “Wonder Yoga!” with Adriene