Things you may have missed - Spring 2020
I’ve noticed that have been a lot of new readers on the blog this week. And many long time readers have reached out to me saying they haven’t been able to read through everything I’ve been sending to my email list. I thought I would take a minute to compile this list of useful emails and posts that you may have missed in the flurry of news and changes that have happened over the last month or two.
Fitness and Free Workouts
>>>Body weight “Basic 4” Essentials Strength Warm-Up
The “Basic Four” is one of my most used bodyweight strength training workouts. In fact, we do it before almost every workout in the “Essentials” plan. These 4 movements strengthen your lower body, upper body, and core for an overall workout that is quick, gentle and convenient. Watch the video clips below to learn how to do these overlooked exercises safely and effectively. I use these 4 simple moves anytime I am short on space, time and equipment and just want to get a quick workout in to maintain my activity levels.
>>>Perfect Posture with resistance bands
Every Day, external forces compromise your posture. Slumping desk posture makes you look and feel tired, makes driving and sleeping uncomfortable, and increases the chances of aches and injuries from daily tasks.
>>>My Do-Anywhere Mobility Routine
Health and Nutrition
>>>Nutrition 101: Protein, Carbs, Fats
From a weekend hike to a Monday morning workout, and even playing in the yard with the kids, how you feel and your performance is directly tied to diet. If you want to hit your goals, exercise at the peak of your ability, and recover quickly, you must be intentional about what you eat, taking care to feed your body a balance of protein, carbs, and fats.
Motivation and Mindset
>>> Spring Cleaning: Throw Away the “I don’t have time to exercise” excuses
Other than New Year’s, there is probably no other time during the year that motivates us to make a fresh start like springtime does. When the warm breezes start blowing, we want to throw open the windows and let the rebirth all around us revitalize our homes and our spirits. It is natural to clean out the old during this time of year, it’s a great time to come face to face with our excuses for not getting fit and healthy. Excuses pile up just like the clutter that we accumulate in our houses, but it’s time to come clean. What is your excuse for not choosing health?
>>>Strength Training was the missing piece…
Get inspired by these two women who both lost significant amounts of weigh in their sixties and seventies. Women of this age are sometimes seen as frail, but Susan and Christina are both far from it! They are both fit, strong and toned and have metabolisms of women decades younger than them! Read more about their stories!
>>> Deadlines and Contests
It’s easy to hide behind heavy winter clothes, but when the mercury starts climbing, the clothes get lighter and we can’t hide anymore. “Why didn’t I start working out weeks ago?” we ask ourselves. “If only I had started sooner!” Give yourself a deadline and get started on a plan!