Good morning and Happy Friday!
Can you guess what I am doing tomorrow? Color Me Rad 5K! This will be my FOURTH Color Me Rad. I am super pumped about this one because our friends J and L are bringing their munchkin S for the first time. I hope she LOVES it.
Let’s do Friday’s Fabulous Five . . .
Five Must Read Blog Posts
10 Awesome YouTube Workout Channels by Julie – Julie shares 10 youtube workout channels including Sarah Fit of the book Get Skinny Again. While I am not a HUGE video person (weird I know), I will be checking these out. Do you have a favorite YouTube workout channel?
Morning Rituals: Why How You Start Your Morning Can Make or Break Your Day by Rachel – Rachel talks about how important it is to have a morning routine and some time to yourself in the mornings. While I don’t journal, I blog, and I don’t drink hot tea, I drink water, I definitely have a morning routine that I try to keep daily. What is your morning routine?
5 reasons to periodize your workouts by Tamara – How often do you adjust your workouts? Are you doing the same workout now that you were 6 months ago? Tamara talks about what periodization is and why it is important to have a set plan for change. Biggest reason – our body learns to adapt so we need to keep it guessing. Do you have a workout plan that changes every month or so?
Yoga For Beginners: What to Expect & How to Prepare by Courtney – Courtney offers some great tips for yoga beginners. Reading up on the styles is especially important if you are going to a yoga studio that offers multiple types. From my perspective, I would also say try multiple instructors. Let the instructor know you are new – most will offer progressions and regressions for all the poses. What’s your favorite style of yoga?
41 Smoothie Recipes by FitFluential – Love smoothies and need some new ideas? FitFluential asked their ambassadors for some of their favorite recipes. Which ones do you want to try?
Five Motivational Tweets
Quick Tip: Remember to take time for yourself to relax and get rid of stress. Less stress = healthier, happier you!
— Andrea Travillian (@MyFunHealthy) April 18, 2014
— Amber Williford (@ExSoyCise) April 23, 2014
Stay on track by setting small goals along the way. Time your next plank, then see if you can beat yourself tomorrow!
— Move It Monday (@MoveItMonday) April 19, 2014
Step ups are a perfect way to get your heart rate up. Try them to warm up or for a full blown cardio workout!
— Need to be Healthy (@healthforppl) April 21, 2014
Finally…I thought this was a fun idea:
Write down your name on a piece of paper. Pick exercises that start with the letters and make a circuit 🙂 #creativity
— Fitness & Nutrition (@FlTNESS) April 22, 2014
Let’s see what I can come up with for my name:
G – Goblet squats (for quadriceps)
L – Lateral raise (for shoulders)
E – Elbow to knee (for abs)
N – Natural glute ham raise (for hamstrings)
N – Neck rolls (for neck)
E – Elbows back (for chest)
T – Triceps dumbbell kickback (for triceps)
H – Hammer curls (for biceps)
Ok, the Ns were super hard to come up with. I did mine to try to get a full body workout.
What would your workout be? Any big plans for the weekend?
Have a healthy day!