I’m starting an overall health re-haul. I was doing great at making healthy choices at the beginning of the year and they have slowly lessened with the passing months…especially my motivation to workout. I know it’s not a real excuse, but the freezing weather and icy roads have just made me want to get home from work and stay home, not venture back out to the gym. Yikes!
So, with March starting and the weather (hopefully) warming up soon, I need to get my butt in gear! I’m planning on making a few small goals for the rest of the year that I can keep up with. I might even compile them into a small challenge for other people to follow if they’re up to it- my sister gave me this idea!!
My 3 Healthy Goals!
– Eat at least 5 fruits and vegetables every day- I have gotten stuck in the rut of bringing cheese and crackers and protein bars to work everyday. I definitely need to start cutting up more vegetables and bringing along more fruit!
– Get moving! My new goal is to workout or take 10,000 steps every day! I have dusted off my fitbit and actually charged it up so that I can keep track!
– Drink more water. I have been getting better at this, but I could still use some work. I want to start bringing naturally flavored waters, with fruits and herbs along with me during the day. I also want to drink more tea at night.
This workout is another throw back! It was one that I did in the basement last night to get back into the groove of working out. I’m planning on finding the gym at work today then heading to the store to stock up on fruits and veggies! Yay!
This workout really uses those side obliques, let me tell ya, they are going to be aching tomorrow. Windmills are one of my favorite exercises, they’re really tough.
You can use whatever weights you are comfortable with, or no weights at all! Just make sure the heavier of the two is in the hand closer to the ground. Maybe start with 5 and 10 pound weights until you get the hang of the movement.
I used a 35 pound kettle bell and 20 pound dumbbell. Make sure you are looking up at the hand that is in the air the entire time. Here’s the workout! …bust those love handles before we have to get into a bikini!
I hope you’re having a stellar Tuesday! What is your favorite ab exercise?