It’s Friday!!! Woo hoo!!! We made it to the weekend. I’m so excited for the long weekend!!! This is the time where it can get challenging to stay on the program. You will be invited to parties and it’s so easy to give in to mindless eating. I know that it’s difficult for me in social settings because I want to munch and drink while I socialize. So if you are invited to a party, bring a veggie platter or nice green salad loaded with veggies. If you’re going to munch, at least munch on healthy treats. Remember that self control is a muscle. The more you use it the stronger it will get! When the drinks are being poured and the sweets are being served, remember that those empty calories are not going to get you closer to your goals!!!
1) Friday -Core Strength Day!
Your core is so important and vital for a healthy, functioning body. I was a dancer for many years and always thought I had a strong core. I started having babies and didn’t work out for a long time!!! Like a decade! LOL! Then I started having back pain. It got so bad that I couldn’t even get out of bed. I couldn’t tie my shoes or shave my legs because my back was stuck. I started to do yoga and it helped me soooooooooo much! I also started seeing a great chiropractor. At first, I was seeing her three times a week! Now I go once a month for maintenance and a free massage:))) I don’t have any back pain now and my core is strong after having three babies! It didn’t happen overnight but you do have to be consistent. Planks are a great core strengthening exercise. Check these out!
2) Insanity Day 8-
Cardio Abs, P90X Yoga and My Insanity Inspired Bootcamp Class
I decided to take a yoga day instead of doing the Insanity workout. I felt like my body needed a good twist and stretch. After yoga I decided to do the Insanity Cardio Abs DVD and it was awesome! It was only fifteen minutes but it sure worked me! I was able to get through 90% of the workout except for the very last one. That was tough and I had to take a couple breaks. After all that, I taught a class and did some Insanity inspired cardio to kick it up a notch. All in all, I had a great workout day considering it was supposed to be somewhat a recovery day. I have to get creative with the next few days. I’m at a seminar for the next three days and will have to figure out how to squeeze in my workouts. Wish me luck!!! I am determined to make it happen!!!
3) Mantra for the Day- Just Breathe
I think this is appropriate for today’s mantra. Sometimes it’s hard to remember to just breathe. We have to slow down and be present. When you are fully aware and engaged you will cherish every moment. When you’re going so fast and riddled with anxiety and worry then you wonder where the time goes. Take a moment and make yourself be still:)
Enjoy!!! Love you guys and I’m rooting for you!!!