Motivation Monday

Posted: May 14, 2012 in Articles, Facts, Music, Quotes, S&S Workouts

You have your whole life to live…. Your health is important…. Don’t discard it before it discards you.

I’m sorry it’s been a week since I posted! Last week I got a HUGE freelance project, so between clients, classes, moving apartments, and Mother’s Day weekend, I was sitting and editing. This week will be more post-y, don’t worry 🙂

Fat Fact:
The average of person can add up to 3 tsp. of fat to his or her waistline just hours after consuming a fatty food. However, if you exercise, that short-term fat you eat can be used as fuel!

The Scary Truth: Does this describe you? What are you going to do about it!?

In the Words of… Heather Frey, owner, founder and president of SmashFit; certified personal trainer; National Figure Competitor

“You have the power to turn your life in another direction with the flip of a thought.”

“Talk to yourself the way you’d want others to talk to you. Treat yourself as kindly as you treat others. Care for yourself with as much energy as you care for others. If you don’t, no one else will.”

“Despite your excuses, your body wants you to go. Despite your circumstances your body wants you to move. Despite your reason, your body wants to change. Sometimes you can’t listen to what you say, you have to listen to what you NEED. Hit your workout!”

Listen Up!
“Feel Good Inc.” by Gorillaz
“False Pretense” by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
“Alive” by Kid Cudi

This Week’s Workout Challenge: Reps/Time Challenge
How fast can you complete a round of 5 reps of each of these exercises, followed immediately by 10 reps of each? Can you beat my time of 4 minutes and 48 seconds!?

  • Burpees with a pushup
  • Squat jacks
  • Plank jacks (With your body in straight-arm plank, move your legs in and out in a jumping jack motion)
  • Walk-outs with a tuck jump (Stand, then bend and walk your hands out past your head so you feel the pull in your core, walk back to your feet, stand up tall, and do a tuck jump)
  • Alternating scorpion pushups (Like this, only you don’t touch your foot to the ground—ouch, back!)
  • Alternating leg lifts in plank (In straight-arm plank position, lift your legs one at a time 3-6 inches off the ground)
  • Jumping jack-knee combo (See 0:39 in the top video for the how-to)
  • Alternating lunge jumps

Comment here to let me know what your time is 🙂

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