Body Come Back Day 1
It's so hard to get back into the swing of things! So I've selected some bright shoes to get you motivated!!
And they make you look tan!
My husband and I are trying to eat healthier this year. We also want our wedding bodies back! We try our best to pick healthy choices, seeing as Jake, my husband, just had knee surgery it is not always the easiest. We have definitely gotten into a fast food routine during the holiday seasons... and then some. So now we are on our way back to the health wagon.
Yes, we do still "cheat" but we mainly try to do our best to stay on track. I believe that if you allow yourself a "cheat day" why not have a cheat week. If I was able to eat all day on a "cheat day" my body would crave sugar all week long. (because I love all things sweet) Why do that to yourself?! Instead, eat healthy and have a small dessert now and then! ....small, portion control is key!
We haven't been working out like we used to, due to injuries. So we are both still modifying things but beginning this week we are making more of an effort to get healthier. When you eat healthy you feel so much better. Just try this with me for a week and see how much energy you have next week.
I will show you the workout I am trying this week each day. Now, I did Crossfit for 5 months before we got married. So that along with wedding stress helped me out! But now I'm taking a different approach. I loved Crossfit, I'm not bashing, but I do not want to do such heavy/fast paced work outs anymore. My body was feeling it and I'm only 24!
Here's my workout for today.
Day 1: Arms/Abs
*Stand with your feet hip distance apart
*dumbbells in hand (5-15 lbs) your palms should be facing you
*Keeping the weight close to your body and your shoulders back slowly lift your dumbbells to your chest, bending your elbows out. Your arms should be bent and parallel to the ground.
*Slowly lower the dumbbells back to the starting position.
*Do this for 3 sets of 12
~Now do 1 minute jumping rope and then a 30 second plank~
OVERHEAD TRICEP EXTENSIONS
*Stand with your feet hip distance apart.
*Grab one dumbbell with both hands (a heavier one that the last step)
*Put this dumbbell behind your head while bending your elbows
*Striaghten your arms to put the dumbbell into the air and then lower the dumbbell back behind your head
*Do this for 3 sets of 10
~1 minute jumping rope and then a 30 second right side plank~
BENT OVER ROW
*Feet together, bend both knees and lean forward
*Dumbbells in hand make L's at the side of your body
*Slowly straighten one arm out at a time (the tops of your arms should not move)
*Do this 3 sets of 10 on each arm
~1 minute jumping rope and then 30 second left side plank~
I'm starting us out on something quick and easier so we can get our hearts back into shape as well as our schedules.
Choose healthier, drink TONS of water (I try to do four 16 oz. bottles a day), and stay positive!!