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 #25/WEEKEND WARRIOR #27
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 : 1000 Rep Challenge – Weekend Warrior #27
**Week 27!! Today we have 20 exercises to complete, at 50 reps of each, for a full 1000 rep workout. Remember to use good form, add weights, set your timers, and GO!
*Beginners – Cut the reps in half and perform 25 reps of each exercise, 1x through (500 reps)
*Intermediate- Cut the reps in half and perform 25 reps of each exercise, 2x through (1000 reps)
*Advanced- Perform all exercises, straight through at 50 reps each (1000 reps)
1. Weighted Squats
2. High Knees
3. Lateral Raise/Front Raise (25 each, alternating)
4. Mountain Climbers
5. Side Lunge – L
6. Double High Knees
7. Side Lunge – R
8. Squat Touchdowns
9. Hammer Curl to Tricep Kickback (25 each, alternating)
10. One Legged Deadlifts (25 each side)
11. High Knees
12. One Legged Bridge, Single Arm Chest Press (25 each side)
13. Mountain Climbers
14. Weight Drag in Squat to Overhead Raise (from Chris Tye Walker BodyRock Bootcamp Week 7)
15. Reverse Pullups or Pushups
16. High Knees
17. Tricep Dips
18. Bicycle Abs
19. Decline Plank Shoulder Taps
20. Burpee to Lunge (25 L/25 R)
**My score for this Challenge was xx minutes and xx seconds.
YOGA: Day 25 “Dancing Warrior Sequence” with Adriene