I know it has been ages since I have last sent out exercises and I apologize for my absence.
I have been crazy swamped at work. I only intended to pick up two clients every other day, and now I am currently looking at 4-6 clients every day of the week. My full time mom work has been downgraded to part-time mom and now I’m full time Pilates Instructor. :-0
I know this is no excuse to miss out on my mini workouts. I, however, did my first mini workout since my last post while on a 3 day vacation for the 4th and felt great about it.
I just did simple planks, lunges and mini crunches and it made such a difference in my body and my mood. My body responds very well to planks and lunges.
What does your body respond to?
I am an apple body, therefore my tummy gains the weight the quickest. It’s very easy for apples to hide their tummy and show off their long lean limbs. This is why I do planks and lunges. They tone my limbs while I keep a strong tummy kegeled in as I do the exercises. This doesn’t bulk my core and allows my body to burn the maximum amount of calories for MUSCLE BURNS FAT!!! And my legs are pure muscle for that’s the LAST place I gain weight. My arms are more tone than my core so it makes sense for me to work these muscles to burn the maximum calories. I do have a strong core, my body just has the tendency to store more fat in my mid section. This is why I only do very small ab work. I don’t want to bulge my abs outwards. So…while doing planks and lunges, I’m able to KEGLE KEGLE KEGLE, allowing my body to work my abs in a deep, but subtle way. NO BULGE!
I think, however, that lunges and planks are a GO TO workout plan that everyone should do while on vacation, no matter what the body type. Pears (lower weight gain) will enjoy working the lower body with the lunges & helping strengthen their upper body with planks, Hourglass (upper body and lower body weight gain with small tummy) this will tone & burn fat from your limbs, and stick/boy figures (either gain weight all over or can’t gain weight) this will flat out help you gain muscle (curve for sticks) or help you burn some of the excess all over body weight.
So, my workout to you ALL is….
FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS STRAIGHT:
Just simply hold forward and side planks (forearms, hands, knees or feet…doesn’t matter) for 45 seconds each. Then, do forward walking lunges (keeping your weight in your heals and not allowing your weight to transfer into your toes) 20 on each leg. Then side lunges (same rule with the weight in your heals) 20 each leg.
You’ll notice that you will start to feel stronger and more engaged each day you keep up with your homework. Make sure that you KEGLE KEGLE KEGLE and it will help support your spine and help you with your goal of a “flat” tummy.
Share your experiences too… I love to hear about what works and what doesn’t.