I’ve come to the conclusion that to live my day-to-day life as a powerful thinker with dat Maserati mind...who can take in every moment without any distraction - that I need to
just......work it out.
I confess: I have not always been of the WORK IT OUT kind. Full disclosure, I am not a hyper-healthy, work-out, #barrebabe, Yogi Yella, Bendy Becky, Run Forest (you get my point) .... RIGHT NOW, I am not one for morning runs thru the park, or Ellipticalling it out with my TWERK station on full blast in my ear buds.....Don't get me wrong, there's no judgement here, as I have been that person in certain periods of my life, but recently I've not been on the workout-dopamine-serotonininmybone-trip. I remember back to when I was and all the energy I had and how flexible I was and I get that feeling we get when we travel thru pleasant memories of our past. But yeah, that's not me now. So without further ado, allow me to introduce: The Burpee, Jumping Lunges, and The Bicycle. Let these moves be your friend, for 15 to 30 minutes a day, every day, and you'll see results within four weeks (adjusting your diet just a little helps too!).
And PLEASE STRETCH. It's very important to your muscles.
Start standing up, and lower into a squad position. Move quickly into a perfect plank position, and then come down into a push up. Thrust yourself upwards onto your feet while jumping as high as you can with your arms reaching up. Do two sets of 30 seconds with 30 seconds of downtime in between. Make sure that your body is aligned properly: when on the ground your legs should be aligned with your hips (feet on ground hips distance apart). Hands should be shoulder width apart.
Get into a lunge position, making sure both knees are at a 90 degree angle (and make sure your top knee doesn't go past your toes). Quickly come up with a little jump and switch to your other knee and do this back and forth for 30 seconds.Get into a lunge position, making sure both knees are at a 90 degree angle (and make sure your top knee doesn't go past your toes). Quickly come up with a little jump and switch to your other knee and do this back and forth for 30 seconds.
Lie on your back with your hands behind your head. Come up into a crunch while extending your left leg and bending your right. Turn your left elbow towards your right knee, making sure that you are twisting your abdomen. Move through this motion by changing positions so that your left knee is bent and your right elbow is twisting towards your left knee. Go as fast or slow as you'd like, being sure that you feel the twist in your abdomen.