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Fitness

The Valentines Day Makeover

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Planning a special night out with your spouse, loved one or even friends on Valentines Day? Do you stress over the perfect dress? Don’t want to pull out the backless or strappy dress?

Well – First off, I want to say, you are beautiful AS YOU ARE. Your date, whether it is your best friend or your husband, loves you no matter what. SO don’t stress over a little holiday weight or looking perfect, because you already are.

NOW – lets plan how to look and most importantly FEEL even better. 😀

Its always good to have a head start in achieving our goals. Almost everyone I know under the sun, suffers from the winter weight from indulging in comfort foods and holiday treats! And everyone I know wants to be in shape for summer. So you are not alone if you have started thinking of your summer shape-up plan. Having said that, its always nice to have some mini-goals in between and what is more perfect than Valentines Day, when you want to feel special with the special people you love around you.

This workout is meant to be convenient in this inconvenient weather. It is meant for shaving off those extra 5-10 lbs you put on. But don’t be fooled, this will be a challenge! This workout is meant to be done for 4 weeks and you get 2 days off in the week. Be sure to start the cycle over again once you complete each workout of the week. You will end up doing two of the same workouts a week.

So here goes:

Monday

20 Minutes Jump Rope

Tuesday

1. DOUBLE LOUNGE

50 reps. Standing with your feet shoulder width apart, take a big step forward with one foot. While keeping your upper half straight up and down, lower yourself down until your rear knee lightly touches the ground. Rise up without moving your feet and lower yourself again touching the ground with the same knee the second time. Next: Switch legs.

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2. BURPEES

Jump squat and then move into a pushup position. That is rep 1. Do 25 reps.

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3. ONE MINUTE PLANK.

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4. SQUAT – 85 REPS

5. WALL SQUAT

1 minute each leg Stand with your back against a wall and your feet about 12 inches away from the wall. Slide your body down the wall until your thighs are parallel with the ground. Bring one leg up so it is parallel to the ground. Hold this position, keeping your hands off your thighs.

Repeat 3 times.

6. 20 Minutes Jump Rope

Wednesday

 

1. PUSHUPS

25 reps. Start from the toes and bring your chest to the ground. Once you cannot any longer, reposition yourself to your knees and complete the remainder reps.

2. INCHWORMS

25 reps. Stand up straight. Bring your hands down to your feet and slowly walk out with your hands away from your feet. Once you are in a plank position, do one pushup and slowly walk your hands back to your feet. That was rep 1.

3. LEG RAISES

25 reps. Lay on the ground with your hands over your head and feet straight on the ground. Slowly bring your legs up and hands up at the same time and meet your hands to your feet in the middle. When you reach the middle, raise your hips and shoulders off the ground so hands and toes touch. Bring your hands and feet back down to the ground

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4. BEAR CRAWL

20 Reps. Embrace that inner grizzly. Starting on your hands and knees, rise up onto the toes, tighten the core, and slowly reach forward with the right arm and right knee, followed by the left side.

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5. SUPERMAN

25 Reps. Lay face down with arms and legs extended. Keeping the torso as still as possible, simultaneously raise the arms and legs to form a small curve in the body. Cape optional.

Thursday

20 Minutes Jump Rope

Friday

Relax

OFF

Saturday

Back to Monday’s workout and repeat cycle.

Sunday

OFF

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