Thanks to our amazing hostesses with the mostesses (yes, I just made up a word!): the DC Trifecta Bloggers (Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!)
So we are supposed to talk about 5 Fitness Snapshots, well I am a hot mess when I work out (my clothes don't match, I'm sleepy, my hair is a mess, not to mention they would all be selfies if I took pics) so instead of posting pics of me actually working out, I am going to review a new Core Workout I have created based off of the 30 day Ab Challenge I did last month and linking to videos of correct form and then show you some fitness shots too! I saw great results very quickly from the 30 day Challenge so I am adding this to my routine every day and hopefully will see small results by my Vegas trip next week!
It involves 5 separate exercises:
- Russian Twists
- Leg raises
Overall, it is a pretty simple routine:
- 50 squats (with 5 lb weights)
- 50 crunches
- 50 oblique crunches (25 each side)
- 50 Russian Twists (with 1 5 lb weight)
- 30 sec plank
- 15 sec side plank (both left and right)
- 30 leg raises
My goal is to be able to do all of these back to back without stopping, however I am not there yet. I have to stop in between each exercise for a rest (no one ever said working out is easy!) Hopefully I can get there soon! Once that becomes easy, I will be upping the reps of all exercises.
So I attached videos to all of the moves so you can review what those terms mean and proper form.
I personally do this routine at night while watching television. it keeps me from being a bum on the couch, and in reality keeps me from falling asleep too early.
So give it a try and let me know what you think!!
But so I don't get kicked out of the fun party, here are 5 fitness related snapshots from the week!