Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was rather slow, nothing of interest, just library volunteer work, parallel parking practice, grocery shopping, yoga, reading, and that's about it. Not to mention Saturday was gloomy and rainy as usual so no outdoor adventures were had. Sunday was more sunny, but this weather is so ridiculous! Hopefully this week will be a good one. Speaking of which, it is time for Power Monday! (I made a new graphic for it, which the first time I made it, PicMonkey didn't save it correctly and it was deleted, frustrating, so I had to do it again.)
I am pretty excited for my Monday since Group Power tonight will be doing the new July 13th release. It looks great, tons of new moves and tons of Push-Ups in the chest track! My fav! I will let you know tomorrow how it goes.
To spice up your Monday I encourage you to get out there and try a new workout, run an extra mile, up your weights, or push yourself to a new level with more advanced variations! I created a fun upper-body weights workout for you to try this week if you need some inspiration! I hope you enjoy it if you try it, tell me how it goes!
+ Always use weights that challenge your body but that are also right for your body.
+ 8-8-8 Bicep Curls means to do 8 full curls, 8 half-way up curls (or drags), then 8 full curls (you could switch to hammer curls for these 8.)
+ Plank-Ups are great for your arms (and core!) Here's how. (Do 7 starting with your right arm, then 7 with your left.)
+Rows can be done with either a barbell or dumbbells.
***-If you feel dizzy, sick, extremely tired STOP. Also take breaks when needed. Modify to fit you and your body’s needs and abilities!
In other fitness news, this week I am thinking about starting to run! (Or at least really starting thinking and planning for it soon.) I have not run in many years due to asthma, but I think my lungs have gotten much stronger over the years and I think I am ready to try it again. I am really nervous about it however since the last time I tried running I can still remember my lungs tightening up and not being able to breath. But it I start slow, go at my own pace, I am sure I can do it! Any advice for a newbie-scared-to-death-wannabe-runner?
That's all for today. I hope you give my workout a try! I will see you tomorrow with either a recipe or yoga post. I haven't decided yet, haha! Any preferences?
So tell me how you will Power through you Monday?
Do any new workouts recently?
Achieve any fitness goals or are on your way to achieving them?