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Tone Time :D

28 Jul

I’ll be damned if I’m going to California in the worst shape I’ve been in all year, haha.

sighh, dreaming of San Diego...

I don’t believe in countdown workouts – I think the entire mentality of it is stupid – but I do need something to kick-start a good, solid strength training program again.

If not the Cali trip, then it was seeing super-fit people at the Beaches run this past weekend that reminded me of how I was once one of them… one of them… haha.

If not that, then it’s Melvin making fun of me for being a weak little girl. I’m certainly not used to that. It’s usually the other way around for me, lolz.

Yes, so I’m going to start compiling targeted strength workouts and try to work in at least two a week. I’ll try to post them on the blog too!

P.S. If you have any inspiring workouts to share, I would love to give them a try!!! I know that I have some fitness junkie friends out there… heh. 😉 I don’t have a whole lot of equipment: 3/5/10lb dumbbells, yoga mat, exercise ball. And a treadmill, but I like to stay away from that during the summer.

this pic is for contrast, haha

On a related note, I’m very very excited for San Diego! I already have my tan down!! I’m gonna come back Puerto Rican, haha. 😀

Cheers!

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The No-Equipment, Full-Body Workout :)

29 Jan

There are tons of ways to get your exercise in without having to invest in equipment, go to a gym, or leave the comfort of your own home (and who wants to, in this weather!).

I picked some good full-body toning exercises that work out various muscle groups simultaneously and helps you get in a little cardio with the toning as well.

Skaters

Cross your left leg behind your right leg as you bend your right knee 90 degrees. Extend your right arm out to your side and swing your left arm across your right leg (A). Jump a few feet to the other side, switching the position of your legs and arms (B). That’s one rep. Continue jumping from side to side, just as if you’re speed skating. 🙂

12 to 15 reps on each side.

Tip: for higher impact, jump up higher as you’re switching from side to side. For lower impact, don’t jump at all. Continue reading