Monday, November 28, 2011

Leg Workout

Last week (and hopefully this week) I did this Leg workout twice.

I got my inspiration from Itty Bits of Balance 10-10-10 leg workout  - Which you can find HERE

I did 25 minutes on the bike at about 60-80% of my max heart rate (Max HR =220-age)
Then I cranked up the levels and sprinted for 1 minute

I did 10 of Each - 2 sets

Sumo Squats

Front Lunges (5 each leg)

Side Lunges (5 each leg)

Then I did 10 reps, 2 sets of each of these

Calf Raises

The we get a little Jane Fonda

Outer Thigh Lift (10 each leg)

Inner Thigh Lift (10 Each)

I finished by doing as many sit ups as I can
and then stretching

Friday, November 25, 2011

Don't Believe Everything you See

Britney Spears allowed the pre-altered images of her Candies Ad's to be released
To remind girls and women to be realistic about their body image

and remember... You can't believe everything you see.
Photoshop can do wonders for your figure.

Im pretty sure they even made her forearm skinnier...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

15 minute full Body

Real Simple has a 15 minute full body Exercise Ball workout.

Do it.

You have a spare 15 minutes, I know you do - you're surfing the internet!

Click the link to find out how many reps, sets or how long to hold each move.
Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Girl's Got Legs

Did you ever notice that Carrie Underwood has killer legs??

Well besides eating a very strict vegetarian diet, eating 1500 calories a day
and Doing cardio such as running and kickboxing 3 times a week...

Here are some of the very same leg exercises she does.

Back Lunges with a Bicep Curl
From a standing position, step backwards into a deep lunge, then come back into a standing position, while also doing a bicep curl with free weights. Do 15 for each leg for two or three sets.
Front Lunges with a Torso Twist
Holding a medicine ball in front on you, step forward into a front lunge, then twist sideways in the direction of the lunge (if you lunge with your right leg, twist towards the right). Do 15 for each leg for two or three sets.
Jump Squats
From the squat position, jump into the air as high as you can, landing back into the squat position. Repeat for 20-25 reps.
Prone Bridge on a stability ball
As you’re lying face down, place your bent elbows on the stability ball with your body completely straight behind you, belly down, feet on the floor, balanced on your toes. Once balanced, hold the position for as long as you can. Build up your reps as you get stronger.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Burn 100 Calories in just a couple minutes

Im not sure if the calorie count on this is completely accurate
But doing this 2-3 times a day cant hurt.

I have been doing it about twice a day for the last 3 days
and even if Im not actually burning hundreds of calories it feels great

Its quick, fairly easy 
(although I resort to girl pushups half way through)
gets your heart rate up
and works a lot of key muscle groups - legs, arms, tummy.

And even in a few days of doing my coordination is getting better and I can already do 2-3 more push ups (real ones) than before!!

For the rest of the week I challenge you to do this circuit 2 times a day.
Let me know how you feel!!

{make sure when doing squats to stick your butt out behind you like you are sitting on a chair, you want to be able to see your toes} 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mcrib = McGROSS

The McRib is back and it usually comes with a lot of hype

But before you go pick one of these up maybe you should know whats in it....

Among the 70 chemical ingredients that only exist in a lab there is a one that is BANNED in Europe and Australia 

-used to bleach the flour in the bun it is also used to manufacture yoga mats and the soles of shoes 

it is also a "respiratory sensitizer" that potentially contributes to asthma through occupational exposure!

oh yeah and its not even made out of animal rib...

its pig heart, tripe and scaled stomach

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Glowing Mountain Dew

Adding peroxide and baking soda to mountain dew makes it glow.
cool science experiment - sure
best thing to drink to quench your thirst - probably not.

what else is in there that reacts with the peroxide and baking soda to essentially turn this pop into a glow stick??
I don't know, but Im staying away.
Maybe it's just me but that doesn't look like something I want to ingest.

Friday, November 4, 2011

10-10-10 arm circuit

I found this on the website
I love this site - she combines workouts with meal ideas.

here is the 10-10-10 arm circuit
10-10-10 Arm Circuit Workout
Duration: 25-30 minutes
Warm Up:
  • 5 Minutes: Easy treadmill walk: Incline 3, Speed 3
Part 1:
Part 2:
Cool Down:
  • 5 Min: Walking Cool Down: Speed 3.5

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

He ran his first marathon at 87....

100 year old man, Fauja Singh, ran the Toronto Waterfront marathon in just over 8 hours.
Guinness Book of World Records wont honour him as the first centenarian to complete a marathon because he doesn't have a birth certificate, only a passport to prove his age.

But I don't care. What he did is amazing.

Not only does that guy look AWESOME for 100,
He ran 26.1 miles...
42.2 Km...

That just blows my mind.

He ran his first marathon at 87.
Which just goes to prove....its never too late.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Intervals on the Treadmill ** Updated

Here is a 20 minute treadmill workout
I am going to give it a try!
This is the challenging version...

and it was challenging!! I made it through the first 10 minutes
but then I just walk/jogged for another 20 yesterday.

Here is the beginner 20 minute treadmill interval workout

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