Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Just a Minute, Plank You Very Much.

ONE MINUTE EXERCISE: PLANK! Start from top of push-up and STAY THERE. OR, drop down to your forearms and stay THERE. Drop your hips, press heels back, keep your head in line with your spine. ENGAGE your CORE as well as your BUTT and LEGS. If you have an iphone you can use the handy, dandy stop watch to time yourself for one minute. Or, break it up--3x20 seconds or 2x30 seconds. What would you do without me, figuring out the math for you! Hey, if you have one more minute, do one more plank! Also great for getting warm!

FOOD TIP: Focus on what you "should" eat, and why. Why? Notice how you feel physically and mentally after eating fresh vegetables vs. Cheetos or...sugar. Eating junk food doesn't make you bad, but it will make you feel bad--like junk--physically and mentally. (This doesn't mean you shouldn't indulge now and then).

FITNESS TIP: WALK! As much as you can, whenever you can, with whomever you can, even if that's yourself. It's great for decompressing, getting blood pumping and oxygen flowing--you will LOOK BETTER and FEEL BETTER IMMEDIATELY! Try for 20-60 minutes, but even 5-10 will make a difference. I'll outline a walking program soon.

FOLLOWERS: Namaste Jonathan!!! Warrior is awesome! Can you do your one minute exercise at work? Can you get my lazy husband to join you?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Anyone out there interested in how to get SKINNYBITCHFIT? Yes, it's one word. Can you say it 10 times fast? Not as hard as saying "Irish wristwatch".

Check in tomorrow for my daily FITNESS TIP, FOOD TIP, and hmmm...there really should be 3 things. How about ONE MINUTE EXERCISE ASSIGNMENT! I love those. There's just no excuse. Everyone has 1 minute! Let's start now...

ONE MINUTE EXERCISE: Wall Squat! Back against a wall, scooch down until your knees are at a 90 degree angle, feet out far enough that your that your knees are directly above your ankles--in other words, lower leg perpendicular to the floor. Press your lower back into the wall and also press through your heels. HOLD IT! See if you can hold it 1 minute, or try 2x30 seconds. Let me know how it goes!