Ah yes, the last week of School for J. Add to that a wonderful heat wave that robbed me of power last evening, I did not get my Workout Wednesday post up. And today was one of those bittersweet days for J, happy to be finished school and starting Grade 1 in the Fall, but sad to say good-bye to his teacher and a few friends that are moving away.
This Wednesday also saw the end of the Fit-in 15 Challenge set out by Andrea. We never really only added 15 minutes, it always seemed to end up being 30 minutes of dancing, biking, swimming, walking and once the stairs. And since I did 15 minutes on the stairs myself after the kids went to bed it was only 15 minutes, my legs were hurting the next day for sure.
Add to the fit in 15 my twice daily walks to School and back and three 3k walks, I think I had a pretty fit week. The only thing is that I didn’t do any strength training workouts this week. The wedding wiped me out for a couple of days and I just didn’t get it back. I am feeling better and slimmer though and almost ready for the Beach.
This week I wanted to share with you the Superman. It is a core strength exercise and if you alternate between the front and back Superman you will find that your whole body pretty much hurts.
J did the honours of taking photos for me this week, but please excuse the swimming hair and lack of exercise clothes. I had already been swimming and did not feel like changing yet again for photos.
Oh yes, and ignore Spongebob in the background, we were taking a break from outside.
Lie flat on your belly, extend arms and legs, lift as high as you can off the ground, hold for three seconds release or flip to the back. Do 12 -15 reps.
Flip over from your front to your back and hold for three seconds. Repeat. Or start by lying on your back legs and arms extended, lift off the floor and hold for three seconds. Do 12 – 15 reps.
If you have never tried this one, I guarantee that you will feel the burn the next day.
**disclaimer: I am in no way a Doctor or Physical Trainer. I am going to share with you my thoughts and ideas about how to get into shape again. I strongly advise consulting a medical professional prior to starting any workout routine as well as a professional trainer. I am in no way responsible for any injury you may sustain from trying any of my suggestions.