Since the New Year is here, and today I don’t have to work! (Thanks New Year’s Day!) I’m thinking there’s no better way to kick off 2015 than having a great workout!
I took a little time off of attending the gym over the holidays, and only worked out a few times between Christmas and New Years. Beginning Monday, it’s all about my new workout plan; which is a 6 week plan focusing on building muscle, strength and fat burning. I’m sure in no time, my motivation level will pick up like I once had; so motivated, I would blow the gym roof off! 🙂
I feel over the past year, my motivation has dwindled a little, but I’m making 2015 better!
Bring on the freaking fitness challenge! I’m so ready for it!
Even though my total focus will be my weight training workout plans, I will still be completing some at home workouts to keep me moving around and not sitting on the couch all the time. Since I began to work a desk job five years ago, where I literally don’t move from my desk, I feel that my legs are getting the worst of me. I’m beginning to feel pain in my hips, pain in my knees and muscle tightness everywhere. You know what this only leads to….back pain and more!
Before I allow myself to get there, I’m fixing the problem. I like my day job, and I have no plans on quitting, so therefore, I’m making my body move more so I don’t shrivel up with tight muscles.
Hello Resistance Bands!
Resistance bands are the perfect equipment to use at home, and are a great way to challenge your muscles in a new way. Usually, when I workout, I lift heavy, so changing my reps and using a resistance band really challenges me.
I used an ottoman in my living room to place the band around in order to do these exercises. You can use your couch, your bed, your table….anything.
+ Resistance Band
+ Exercise Mat
Complete the following exercises in the exact order below. When you come to a single leg exercise, complete the number of reps stated per leg. There’s no resting between exercises, just change the band and keep going.
100 HIP ABDUCTIONS
100 OBLIQUE TWISTS
75 GLUTE EXTENSIONS
50 TOE TOUCH CRUNCHES
50 ONE LEG DEADLIFTS
50 AB CRUNCHES
100 HIP ADDUCTIONS
If you’re looking for a boost in confidence, muscle toning, leaning out, or having complete control over your health and body, I would truly love it if you began this journey with me! I will be sharing my progress on Instagram and beginning to use the hashtag #lushiousmotivated in order to help keep track of my progress. Follow me on Instagram, let me know you’re a part of this journey and use the hashtag #lushiousmotivated to keep in touch and build this new community.
[Tweet “Join me with @karen_lushious in creating the BEST VERSION OF YOU in 2015! “]
Here’s the beginning to a new year and a new community of fitness lovers, goal setters and successful, positive, amazing people!