Week 3 - Day 1 - Never miss a Monday workout!

Fitness challenge ~ abs, arms and legs 

Hi there!

Click Here to find 7 reasons to never miss a Monday workout! One of the best reason is that it gets the ball rolling for your workout routine. "There’s something about starting on a Monday that makes you feel like you’re off to the right start," says Gretchen Rubin, author of New York Times bestseller Better than before, which advises on how to master daily habits. "This idea of ‘don’t break the chain’ is really powerful." This philosophy, she says, can motivate you to exercise on Tuesday, Wednesday or whenever you pencil in your next workout!

Let's do it!

 

Squat walk

Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Squat down and walk a few steps forward, then backward without raising or lowering your hips.

 

Bridge with hip twist

Lie flat on your back with your hands by your side and your knees bent. Your feet should be placed around shoulder width apart. Exhale and push with your heels, lift your hips off the floor and keep your back straight.  If you can, lift the right hip and then the left hip. Slowly go back to the starting position as you breathe in. Repeat.

 

Chair squat + side lunges + jump

Drop down into a squat, then shift your weight onto one leg (low side lunge). Return to start, and shift your weight into the other leg. End with a high jump.

 

Side crunches

Lie down in a normal crunch position. Turn your legs to one side with your knees bent. Turn at the waist, keeping your shoulder blades and the upper part of your back flat on the ground. Take a deep breath. Exhale and lift your head up just like a normal crunch, without bending your neck. Inhale and lower your head back down.  Repeat and then switch side.

See you on Wednesday for our next challenge.

Know your limits and tune-in to your body. You know your body better than anyone. These are guidelines and you must make the final decision. Always consult your Doctor before starting any new workout regimen. If you just had a baby, work with your doctor to determine the best time to begin adding abdominal exercise to your postpartum exercise routine. Take into consideration your individual level of experience and training before attempting any workout describe in this website. Our Fit Family Life and any associated persons are not liable for any injuries directly or indirectly caused by the use of the exercises and/or programs contained in this website.