Did You Work On You Today!

Hello Lovely People,

In my quest to be consistent, I am actually typing this post via my cell phone. What a way to get my practice in,  using two fingers. LOL.

So, how was your day? Mine was ok, other than getting my workout in, I feel that I was not as productive as I could have been. However, I will not beat myself up about it, instead, I will strive to do better tomorrow.

Have you ever had one of those days when it seems as though the only thing u actually got accomplish was waking up and getting your workout in?  I’ m not complaining though, I am actually thankful that I was able to carve out some time for myself, to do something that is vital for my health and important to me.

When you think about it, that is the formula for working out. It’s primarily setting time aside to get in touch with yourself, to gain perspective and to contribute to your health and wellness. So, of course, you probably know what my next question is going to be and that is, “Did you work on you today?”

I hope you did or at least still have it on your “To Do List” for this evening. Until tomorrow, here’s wishing you a peaceful, and exciting evening.

LP

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Are You Up For A Walking Challenge?

Hello All!  It’s Workout Wednesday again, and just the other day I found this challenge on myfitnesspal.com that is quite simple.  It’s a 14-day plan to walk more type of challenge.  Basically, it’s a no-nonsense way of getting in shape, having a piece a mind, and maybe just enjoying nature for a change. So be healthy and get out and walk a little. Click onto the link above for more information.,  Lois

A 14 Day Plan To Walk More Steps

For the next 14 days, it’s time to ratchet up your fitness level. Wherever you are on the fitness spectrum — beginner/intermediate or intermediate — it’s time to lace up those shoes and take some laps. This fitness plan is meant to be a shot in the arm or a quick jump-start.

The plan is simple: For the next 14 days, you need to double-down on your steps. This two-week challenge is progressive, simple and short.

Numbers are the name of the game for this challenge. You have one simple task: Walk more! Your daily goal will be to walk more than you did the day before. If you can find someone to do this with you, that would be an added boost. It’s always easier to have a friend or family member to hold you accountable and cheer you on.

If time, weather or your job are obstacles that have stood in your way in the past, you might have to use some creativity. Here are some ideas to squeeze in your steps:

  • Walk laps inside your office building on your lunch break

  • Use a treadmill

  • Go to the mall and walk around

  • Wear a path in your carpet around your house

Where there is a will, there is always a way. Good luck!

BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE

So you guys have been around the block a few times, so to speak. If you are currently averaging 5,000–6,000 steps per day, this group is perfect for you. Now is the time to step up your game — 750 extra steps each day to be exact, with the last day being an exception of 1,000 extra steps. The plan below starts with 5,000 steps. Your goal is to hit 15,000 steps, roughly 7.5 miles, by the end of the two weeks. After the two weeks are finished, you can attack another goal: the intermediate plan. You’ve built momentum; continue to push toward the next fitness goal.

INTERMEDIATE

The pros! Getting your steps is part of your everyday routine. The biggest hurdle for you will not be adding more steps each day, but finding the time to do so. Your time is precious; all we’re asking for is a short-term sacrifice. If you average 6,500–8,000 steps per day, this plan is for you. You have to add 1,000 steps per day, with the goal of hitting 20,000 steps on Day 14. It’s going to take some work to add 1,000 steps per day, but it can be done. The model below starts with 7,000 steps. After you finish this challenge, I strongly recommend you go to a spin class, start jogging or begin lifting weights. Your body is more than ready for the next fitness chapter

 

 

6 Exercises That Will Burn Calories in Overdrive!

Are you one of those people who wake up to hundreds of emails a day?  Ugh! It’s the worst, but fortunately, there are some good things that come out of being overly popular (via email that is) such as receiving discount coupons, the update on fashions and beauty products, yummy recipes and workout tips.  Yesterday (as I am late in posting for Workout Wednesday), I received an email from MyFitnessPal on Workout Challenges.

This particular email offers 6 different exercises you can do to burn calories in overdrive, such as:  

1.  Dumbbell, Squat, Curl, Press

2.  Kettlebell Goblet Squats with Heartbeat and Press

3.  Death Crawls

4.  TRX Atomic Pushups

5.  Dumbbell Walking Lunges & Plunges

6.  Kettlebell Swings & Pushups

I wish you success with any of the exercises you may choose, until next week.  Lois

 

Work Out Routines

Have you ever downloaded a PDF copy of Diet and Exercise?  So you  download the PDF which is in text form and you’re given instructions on which types of exercises you should do and the author gives you the name of the exercise and you’re like, “What the hell is a catwalk?”  Well, no need to guess anymore.  I found this animated image on FaceBook and I just had to share it with you.  Thanks to Lean Muscle Bound FaceBook page, you and I now have not only the names of different exercises but also a demonstration on how to correctly perform them.  I also paid a visit to Muscle Bound and found a lot more interesting videos, so pay them a visit and tell I sent ya.  Lois