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Fitness Friday: Sun Buns

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Fitness Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 07/17/2015 at 09:00

☼Sun☼ Out, Buns Out!

In this case, I don’t mean the buns-in-the-oven that I mentioned recently, unless you have one (or more on the way) ~ at which case I suggest that you consult with your physician about the upcoming physical activity!

Once upon a time (a decade ago), someone told me that I have a bubble butt ~ he meant that as a compliment: that my behind looked lifted and firm!

Melo & ME

Flashback Friday: My BFF & I rock out the same EXP ReRock Jeans! #2greatMindsThinkAlike

So, our ☼sunny☼, sweaty series goes down to the derierre to round out all of the ☼summer☼ routines!

As Ice Cube raps:

♫Put your back (or another word) into it!♪

~ from the Save the Last Dance soundtrack

Bottom Moves to Get YOU into Tip-Top Shape

  • Squats (legs): try variations of stances (wide/plié, hip/shoulder width, narrow) and my 1K challenge!
  • Deadlifts (legs & back): while standing with your legs hip/shoulder width apart and holding your choice of resistance down in front of you close to your body, lower the weight toward your ankles then raise it up to your hips ~ lift with your knees, NOT with your back, and DON’T lock your knees!
  • Clean Press (my personal favorite for legs & shoulders): start at deadlift position, then squat while lifting the weight over your head!
  • Standing Extensions (quadriceps) & Curls (hamstrings): while standing with your legs together, lift one leg directly in front of you (quads/front of your thigh) then bring it behind you (hams/back of your thigh) ~ 3×20 each leg
  • Vic(tory) Kicks: kick your legs up to the sky!
DCC

Flashback Friday: *DCC*

Workout Wednesday: Chops to Get Cut

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 03/04/2015 at 10:00

Have you ever chopped wood before?

My brother in †CHRIST†, Joe, says that he got a great workout from it growing up.

We who aren’t lumberjacks, like Paul Bunyan or my bro-in-law, still can reap the benefits of slicing and dicing …

Shake Weight

mañana!

At least with going with the motions!

With legs slightly bent, bring your hands together, sweep upward then diagonally down while turning your core.

Therefore, you’re working out your arms and more: lunging with your legs, as well as trimming your waistline

Interesting timing that my hometown just had an incident involving ax violence. I wrote this before hearing that news and by no means condone aerobic activity for crime. Best wishes for the victim and hopes for the suspect’s repent. 

Workout Wednesday: 🍗Roast🍖 Beast Mode

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 12/10/2014 at 23:45

It came upon watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas tonight here!

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The Historic Paramount Theatre (Downtown Abilene)

Working out over the HOLYdays🙏 will prevent our tummies from rolling like a bowl full of jelly … As in that of Jolly Ol’ St. Nick! 🎅

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We were Good Girls this year on Santa‘s List of Nice ~ checking it twice!!

The scene when The Grinch was propped up like a cobra on a ❄️cliff⛄️ at the climax about to crash CHRISTmas🎄 inspired these moves.

On your mats … Get set … Go!

Full Grinch (like Cobra) 🐍 On your belly with legs and toes down, raise your torso with palms down, shoulders back and chest out for 30sec-1min.

Cinch Grinch (like Leap Frog/Burpee) 🐸 From previous position, push yourself up with hands, then jump to your feet. 👣

Ru-dog Rave (like Bunny Hop) 🐰 Just like Grinch’s canine companion who was his Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer sidekick, hold your arms up and hop around!

Inch Grinch (like Inch Worm) 🐛 Just like Grinch’s creeping, you’ll walk on your palms🙌 and toes!

Raise the Sleigh (Shoulder Raise) 💪 Lift something really heavy🎁 (but not to the point of risking your joints) in your arms ~ leading with your knees, NOT your back, then lift overhead!

Cindy Lou Snow Angels (Wave) 👱 Cool down by lying on your back starting with your arms and legs spread out, then bring them together, then wave them out for several reps to loosen up those muscles (just what Martha Way Whovier loved about The Grinch) from the burn through ROAST BEAST MODE!!!

*~* Gym Greetings *~*

Oh yes, and I’d love to rock out Cindy Lou Who’s hair💁 … After pulling off the 🐝beehive🍯 as my Mom the Nurse😷 Graduate🎓 for 🎃Halloween👻, this is my next challenge!