(and a graham cracker- Karen called me out on my Facebook post).
I enjoyed it with an iced mocha (and a nice view).
Ha ha ha! Isn’t that appetizing?
What would you have done if there was a little left over in the bowl?
I’m glad I’m not the only one.
After lunch we rocked some strength training moves. I was inspired because I had taped an outdoor video the other weekend that I never posted and I needed a couple more moves to go with it.
I was also inspired because last night I found Joaquin doing push-ups in the dark corner of the family room (complete with the grunting sound). I’m pretty sure he was telling me he wanted to show off his moves again to all of you.
So today we attempted to make a quick video of a move for this short workout.
Here’s a couple great strength training moves. All you need is a set of medium dumbbells.
Click here if you want to read about the importance of strength training. The general recommendation is to incorporate resistance training 2-3 times a week. I could go on and on about the reasons to include resistance training, but because I’m “rocking” a little bit of a sore throat and a headache right now I’m keeping this short.
Better for you. Better for me.
If you’re limited on time, it’s best to do bigger moves that combine upper and lower body movements. Not only can you burn more calories while you do the exercise, they’re also more effective because they use multiple muscle groups at the same time. Lindsay posted a great total body movement workout last week for Tuesday Trainer. And heck, sometimes we’re just really pressed for time, right? (Story of my LIFE).
If you only have about 10-15 minutes you can do these 5 moves and pretty much get all your major muscle groups.
Here are the moves.
1. squat with alternating side leg lift and a shoulder press
2. pendulum lunges with bicep curl (video)
3. plié squat with tricep extension (video)
5. reverse lunge with one-armed row (video)
I would do 20 of each move (with the lunges do 20 on each side) and go through the circuit 2-3 times. Or you could do each move for 1 minute and go through 3-4 times. The choice is yours.
Here are a couple videos of the moves.
Video 1 Notes:
I talk weird.
Please ignore my weenus. (I’ll wear different shorts next time.)
Video 2 Notes:
This one is pretty stinking funny.
Yes, I’m aware you can’t see my head.
You can’t really see it, but Judah head butts my crotch about 38 seconds in.
Joaquin’s hair. Enough said.
I hate my belly button. I need some belly button pasties. (Do NOT Google “belly button pasties”- not helpful at all.)
This next video was part of Tuesday Trainer.
Video 3 Notes:
Still sporting the weenus (this video was made the same day okay).
I totally understand if you’re jealous of the farmer tan. Ha ha!
Time for bed.
Just a reminder- you can still enter the Amazing “Peas” Raffle for Amelia. Just make sure to email me the amount of entries you are buying ($2 an entry) by the end of the day. I’ll post a winner Saturday morning.
Our Race for Amelia is in 2 days!!!!!! Getting excited around here!