Tuesday, June 12, 2007

This Weeks Workouts

The weather is getting nicer so get you butts outside and enjoy it!!! Doing housework and lawn work DOES count as cardio activity (although not if you're dinking a beer and eating chocolate while doing it..lol)

So this week I want you to think about ways to get outside and get in a little exercise. Some of the more easily thought of are

* Taking a Bike Ride
* Going for a walk
* Going for a hike (watch out for tics!!)
* Mowing the lawn with a push mower
* Laying down mulch

Some of the less thought of ways to do cardio...

* Grocery Shopping (to really kick it up a notch wear ankle weights)
* Gardening
* Playing with the kids
* Swimming
* Waterskiing
* Roller blading
* Vaccuuming
* Going down a slip and slide (seriously - you get a workout here!)

So try to get in these things 3 - 4 times this week for at least 1/2 an hour.

Also try some Boot Camp style strength -
Rushing Squats
Walking Lunges

Do 18 repetitions and 2 sets.

**Keep that belly sucked in at all times and watch your posture - shoulders back, ankles aligned with your knees, chin slightly tucked, etc.