DROP AND GIVE ME 50/50
Okay, I'm sure this has happened to most people, someone takes a photo of you and you think, wtf, when did this happen!? I'm not saying i'm the F word, (FAT!!!!!!!!) because I'm not, but I am definetly not where I want to be, seventeen years of karate gave me a pretty toned body, but after my baby, and some time off (a lot of time off) exercise and almost being the big three-oh, i've come to realise I might need to put in a little extra effort.
I've given myself small goals, so they are achiveable and mostly so I don't let myself down. I know that if I achieve a small goal, it will give me the encourgement to strive for a bigger goal next time. We all know that exercise realeses all those wonderful endorphins which trigger postive feelings which are an added bonus!
POSITIVE EFFECTS OF EXERCISE
- It strengthens your heart.
- It increases energy levels.
- It lowers blood pressure.
- It improves muscle tone and strength.
- It strengthens and builds bones.
- It helps reduce body fat.
- It makes you look fit and healthy.
Regular exercise also reduces stress, wards of anxiety and feelings of depression, boosts your self-esteem and can improve your sleep. These are all the things I am aiming to achieve.
Try the 50/50 with us, everyday aim to do 50 abalicious movements and 50 butt tightening moves. Being a mum is hard, tiersom and time consuming, but we can't let our kids be an excuse for not exercsising, find the time and include the little devils. Of course you can incorporate any other moves or cardio into this, this is just the minimum, I have set myself. Here are some of my favourite moves to zone in on those areas, I'll keep you posted with some new moves, send me yours on instagram!
I start with regular crunches, and then ad side twists. Another great one to strengthen the core, is to extend your legs off the ground, arms out doing tiny circles, I try to do this for ten seconds, then twenty, then thirty.
Ankle taps, the closer your feet are together the higher the intensity. Situps to full extension, lower lifts- make sure to get the hips off the ground.
Planking, try to keep your back straight, bottoms down!
Standing squats, lower knee but don't touch the ground, make sure feet are a soulder width a part, alternate after ten on each side.
Kick outs burn! I like to hold my leg out for five seconds and then do ten quick kicks, and ten slow.
Back kick outs, and scorpion raises.
Repeat after me, "Squats are my best friend!" Feet shoulder width apart, back straight and poke the booty out, and do a sitting action.
Don't forget to stretch it all out!
Know that you are doing this to feel good about yourself, honour your body because it is fucking amazing! Share your 50/50 moves with us on insta! @moderndaymumma
Before you start any exercise you should seek professional advice from your GP, or a Personal Sports Trainer.