Happy to announce that my site is fully up and running again!
I recently moved back home to Chicago and I can’t tell you how amazing it feels!
There’s nothing better than summers in Chicago (Yes, I am a little biased).
With that said, I just acquired a (SUP) Stand Up Paddle Board and I am obsessed!
I love to incorporate a ton of outdoor activities into my workout routine and this one is truly a body blaster!
Stand up paddle boarding is an amazing total body workout that focuses on balance, stability, both core and upper body strength and some cardio as well!
Along with cruising down the beach I tried some SUP yoga… Definitely not easy but I am always up for a challenge!
Sup yoga takes regular yoga to a whole new level… SUP yoga takes away a major stability factor from regular yoga and forces you to constantly adjust your body to maintain balance!
Let me tell you, without balance, you’re going for a nice dip in the lake! (I learned this the hard way! haha)
Nonetheless, I absolutely loved every second of it and I will be back for more!
Here are some fun shots from my day on the lake!
Here’s a great Friday fun-day circuit for you to try! I know sometimes it’s hard to make time to go to the gym! Here’s an easy at home solution that requires no equipment to tone your legs, booty & core!
50 Jumping Jacks
30 Body Weight Squats
Lower yourself while centered slowly and very controlled and squeeze those cheeks on the way up!
30 Squat Pulses
After you lower down for your last bodyweight squat, hold this position! Knees bent at 90 degrees and pulse up and down!
1 Minute Plank
30 Second Side Plank (RIGHT)
30 Second Side Plank (LEFT)
45 Second Wall Sit
Keep your back flat against the wall and knees bent at a 90 degree angle
15 Split Squat Lunges (LEFT leg forward)
Lower down until your RIGHT knee touches the floor and then lift back up
15 Split Squat Lunges (RIGHT leg forward)
Lower down until your LEFT knee touches the floor and then lift back up