It’s been a hot minute since I’ve been on here to post a workout (or anything!) for y’all. End of summer rush got crazy but vacation’s over! Kids are in school! Time to get back to kicking butt and getting it done.
Here ya go! A full body Monday workout for y’all to add in to your week.
You guys! I’m doing it. I’m hosting my first Diet Bet game after hearing interest from some of the Fit Friends and I want to invite all of YOU to play too! If you haven’t heard of it before, DietBet is a website where you join a game and bet money that you will lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks. That’s not much and totally doable! If you DO lose the weight you and everyone else that loses their 4% will split whatever money is in the pot. The more people that join the game, the more money to split at the end. If you lose the 4% you will at least make your money back, if not more!
Our game starts August 1. It’s called the Never Too Late Challenge. Just because summer is coming to an end and school is starting up doesn’t mean it’s too late to work on your summer body. August is still 23 days away so you have plenty of time to sign up and get ready for the 4 week challenge!
Happy 4th of July, fit friends! I hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend. I know I am! Remember a healthy lifestyle is all about balance. Making smart choices and exercising regularly is only half of it. Don’t forget to have fun with friends and family and enjoy yourself!
Now, about that balance. Before you go to the BBQs and parties tonight, take 20 minutes to knock out this special 4th of July American Hustle workout!
Here’s your Hustle:
Mountain Climbers – Go as fast as you can for more heart pumping cardio, or slow it down and really focus on bringing knees to opposite elbows to work the core.
Push Ups – On the floor, on your toes or knees. Keep your body in a straight line! No sagging. You can also incline and do them against a bench or add challenge and decline with your feet elevated.
Burpees – Full burpees, with or without a push up, jump your legs back or just step them back.
Jump Lunges – If you can’t jump these lunges out, just do regular alternating lunges. 10 on each leg!
Shoulder Taps – Get in push up position and tap each shoulder with opposite hand. Keep your core tight and don’t swing your hips around when you move. Body in a straight line!
Bicycle Crunch – Does anyone actually like these? I don’t. But still, 20 of them! Get your shoulders off of the floor and don’t pull on/strain your neck.
Sumo Squats – Finally something not jumpy 😉 Get your legs wide and squat as low as you can.
Tricep Dips – Knees bent = easier, Legs straight = more challenge. Raise one leg in the air for bonus points.
Toe Reaches – On your back with legs straight up in the air, crunch up and reach for your toes.
Do each circuit 3 times before moving on to the next one. Rest and sip some water between rounds. If you need to take a breather during the circuit that’s ok. Listen to your body and rest when you need it but not for too long. Push yourself to get through this! It’s supposed to be a challenge and you’ll feel great when it’s over, I promise. Have fun this weekend and be safe!