Toning It Up Thursday

Toning It Up Thursday

One more day till the weekend, how exciting!! So this week has been pretty crazy so I thought instead of bugging Bob about some tips, I’ll just give you some  of the workouts/exercises that I have been doing lately.

Being that I am going to start working full-time from home, I might actually join the gym again. I would only go 2-3 days a week as I like doing cardio first thing in the morning and can’t expect the babysitter (Grandma) to come out at 5am for me to workout. We have a great treadmill so why not keep doing my cardio in the morning.

This week I have been feeling a little off (Next week is that special  time…TMI) but have gotten in some good workouts. Here are some of the workouts that I have been doing and you should really try them out.

Try to do this fat-burning circuit from Fab Fit Cities 2 or 3 times a week and you’ll burn fat and tone your muscles which is the perfect recipe for melting away inches!

This one is really good and I added a HIIT to it as well – was also able to do it in a hotel room which is always a bonus!

10-10-10 Strength & Cardio Circuit | Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life - her blog is AMAZING!!

This workout has been a favorite of mine for a while. Courtney gives super great workouts. Love her!!

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I do this workout when I don’t want to do weights or a full hour of cardio. Def gets you sweating and muscles feel the burn.

What is your favorite workout?

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Trainer Tip Thursday

Trainer Tip Thursday

Hope you all are having an amazing week and gearing up for the weekend. I am loving that the sun has been shining the past few days. Can’t wait for spring to final get here. Before we get the weekend started, check out some tips & workout suggestions from my favorite trainer…

* It’s all about Pushups, Squats & Lunges – do them!!

* Don’t drink your calories

* You’re going to have bad day, get over it!

* Set realistic goals & be confident

* Have fun working out

* If you don’t have a trainer, you can still be motivated

* Get enough sleep at night

Now for the workout: stability ball workout (start with a 5 minute warm-up & end with 5 minute cool down)

1st Circuit: 12-15 reps, 3x

* Stability Ball Crunches* Stability Ball Bicep Curls * Stability Ball Hamstring Curls

2nd Circuit: 12-15 reps, 3x

* Stability Ball Pushups * Stability Ball Shoulder Press * Stability Ball Ball Pass

3rd Circuit: 12-15 reps, 3x

* Stability Ball Knee-Tuck Crunch * Stability Ball Wall Sit (60 seconds) * Stability Ball Chest Press

I always enjoy working out with our stability ball. There are so many exercises you can do with it and if you haven’t tried it yet, try this workout. I hope you all have a great Thursday and just think…tomorrow is FRIDAY!! Hey-O!! Cheers!!

Trainer Thursday

Trainer Thursday

Happy Valentine’s Day!! Before we all eat some chocolates for Valentine’s Day, let’s start the day with a nice workout from no other than Trainer B-O-B!

Superset Day – 2 sets, 20 reps each exercise, 45 sec. rest between sets, 80% intensity

Dumbbell sit down squats/DB chest press

(1)DB plie squat/curl bar bent over row

DB elevated lunge/1 arm push-up hold row on bench

Leg curl machine/Spiderman push-ups

Leg Ext. Machine/DB bent over rev fly

30 min. stair stepper at low intensity

Hope you and your sweets have an awesome day filled with LOTS of hugs & kisses!! Cheers!

What is your best Valentine’s memory? Mine would be last year and celebrating Keely’s first Valentine’s Day.

 

Tank Top Tuesday

Tank Top Tuesday

The first day of Summer is June 21st so we have just about 4.5 months to get tank top ready. I have a hard time toning my arms, I can do tons of lateral raises, tricep kickbacks, shoulder press, etc., but nothing. This year I am determined to have some toned arms. My legs have always been the muscle group that have been easier to tone and I think it’s all the years of dancing & teaching dance. Anyways, here is one of my favorite arm workouts. Add this workout to your regular exercise routine (plus some healthy eating) and you will be sporting some great tank tops this summer.

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Tank Top Arms

While we are talking about tank top arms, here are some tank tops I plan to be sporting this summer…

Women's Key-Print Crepe Blouses

Crepe Tank

Women's Two-Tone Woven Tanks

Yellow Tank

Women's Pintucked Scoop-Neck Tanks

Blue Tank

Pink Tank

Have a great Tuesday and remember get those arms toned with me!!

Cheers!

Do you like dressy tanks or casual tanks?