BYTES of Informationon Motherhood, Food, Fitness & Real Life

Friday Fitness: The Anti-Couch Potato Challenge

0 Leave a comment
dreamstimefree_130993

The weather has finally started to warm up, so you know what that means- bikini weather is right around the corner! Sure, you can hit the gym for an hour everyday. But did you know some research has found that when we work hard at the gym, we actually end up being less active the rest of the day? This means that all of your hard work won’t start to show if you end up burning fewer calories in the remaining 23 hours of the day.

 

To prevent this, you need to focus not just on structured exercise, but also on increasing your overall movement day in and day out. Think about the times you are mostly sedentary. For instance, when you are working on the computer or watching TV. Now, think about how you can change this. Stand up while you type instead of sitting. During commercial breaks, walk around the house. If you are talking on the phone, pace as you talk versus sit on the couch. The more you move, the more calories you burn and the easier it is to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

 

Your challenge: Fit in at least three short 5-10 minute walks during the day (in addition to your regular exercise routine) each day this week.

 

How else do you plan to fit in more daily movement this week?

Workout Wednesday: Shoulder Press with Baby

0 Leave a comment

 

[wpvideo f3LybiPX] 

Want toned and sexy shoulders? Shoulder presses are a great way to achieve them. And you don’t even have to go looking for weights. Your baby makes the perfect workout partner for this exercise!

 

To perform:

 

Hold your baby securely under his armpits. While keeping your back straight and core tight slowly raise your arms and straighten your elbows to lift your baby above your head. Lower back to the starting position and repeat. Aim to perform 3 sets of 12-15 repetitions.

 

 

Like this post? Make sure to subscribe to my FREE newsletter for monthly tips, recipes, giveaways, and more! Click here to subscribe!

Friday Fitness Challenge: Oblique Planks

0 Leave a comment

Only 8 weeks left until Memorial Day! It’s time to get bikini ready with this Friday’s Fitness Challenge: Oblique Planks!

ObliquePlank

This exercise similar to the basic plank in that it relies on balance and body control to help tone your midsection. However, in this exercise, you will be focusing on the obliques.

  1. Place yourself in the basic plank position.
  2. Raise your right hand up to the ceiling and slightly turn your body so your right hip and side are facing the ceiling. Don’t allow your body or left hip to sag. Push your left hip toward the ceiling to keep your body in a straight line.

The Challenge: Hold the position for a total of 2 minutes per side each day this week!

 

Like this post? Make sure to subscribe to my FREE newsletter for monthly tips, recipes, giveaways, and more! Click here to subscribe!

Workout Wednesday: Partner Abs with Your Baby

0 Leave a comment

Ab exercises can be fun, and they don’t have to be done alone either! In this fun exercise, your baby becomes your partner and personal trainer as he helps you to slowly lower your body up and down to tone and tighten your core!

 

[wpvideo f02Qtd59]

 

 

Like this post? Make sure to subscribe to my FREE newsletter for monthly tips, recipes, giveaways, and more! Click here to subscribe!

Page 4 of 8« First...23456...Last »