Fitness Friday 5/15: Move Your Body

Guess what?  It's Friday!  We made it through another week.  The sweet release of Friday is here, and it's almost the weekend.  How's your motivation today?  If it's anything like mine, it's lacking a bit.  I've been finding it pretty difficult to focus lately, but I've found that getting up, moving around and working my muscles, even slightly, helps to reenergize me.  So, if that sounds like you and you need a kickstart to finish up the workweek, try this mini workout today on your lunch break or in the afternoon for a pick-me-up.  Details below!

 

Fitness Friday 5/15

3 x 2 (3 times through, 2 times today)

Wall Sit - just like it sounds, find a clear spot on the wall and sit against it as if you're sitting in a chair.  Get your legs down to as close to a 90˚ angle as possible, and keep your feet directly below your knees.  Hold this position for 30 seconds (more advanced - hold for 1 minute).

Supermans - lie on your stomach, extending legs out straight and arms stretched overhead.  Lift both upper body and legs simultaneously, keeping the arms straight and squeezing your glutes at the top of the movement.  Complete 20 lifts.

Push Up to Side Plank - again, just like it sounds, start by performing a single push up, then turn to a side plank on your right side, keeping the hips neutral and feet stacked, wrist under your shoulder.  Lift your left arm up toward the ceiling and turn your head to look at your hand.  Reverse the movement and immediately go down into another push up.  Now turn onto the left side and repeat the side plank, lifting the right arm up.  Each push up to plank combo = 1 rep.  Get through 10 reps total, alternating sides.

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope you get your movement in today and that it helps you stay focused until the weekend.  In the meantime, here's another motivational quote to get you through... :)

Remember Who You Really Are

Readers: chat with me!  What's everyone up to this weekend?  Anything fun?  How are you staying active?