Time to Workout

I get it. Getting started again is hard. Maybe you did some traveling over the holidays that put a halt in your workout regime. Or maybe the classes you’ve been attending took a winter break. Whatever the case, I know pushing yourself over the hurdle to start again can sometimes be more difficult than your actual workout. Just pushing play on a home workout video can even be a challenge without a little motivation.

Just start. It’s time. Time to feel better again, time to get moving.

I promise if you can just push yourself  to get started, you will agree.

Here is a workout you can do anytime, anywhere, without any equipment. So no excuses! This is one of my favorites. It’s an instant stress reliever, pick-me-up, mood boosting kind of 20 minutes.

Let’s Go!
Watch a timer or download a timer app on your smart phone. Make sure to warm up and then you’ll do each exercise below for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds recover for a total of 2 minutes. Take a one minute break and then repeat.

Round 1:
-Jumping jacks
-Plank with alternating arm punches
-Split squat (switch the leg that is in front on next round)
-Jump back and forth over imaginary line
Rest 1 minute and Repeat

Round 2:
-Mountain climbers
-Bicycle crunch
-Lunge jumps
-Squat jumps
Rest 1 minute and Repeat

Take a 2 minute rest and start again at Round 1.
Cool down and stretch.

Have a great week,
Meryl

Congratulations to all who completed the #12DaysOfChristmasSquats
This was definitely a Challenge!!!
By the last day we were up to about 20 minutes of Squats.

squat chall

Featured Recipe

Hearty Minestrone Soup
Ingredients:
2 Carrots, chopped
2 Celery Stalks, chopped
1 Onion, diced
2 small potatoes, diced
2 zucchini, diced
1 small butternut squash, diced
1 cup of tomato sauce
1 box of vegetable broth
2 bay leaves
Olive oil

Sauté onion in olive oil until translucent. Add carrots and celery and sweat the veggies with the bay leaves for about 10 minutes. Add a little broth if they start to stick to the bottom of the pan. Add all the other vegetables, broth, and 2-4 additional cups of water. (Enough to cover the vegetables completely with liquid) Bring to a boil, add a cup of tomato sauce and continue to simmer at medium-high heat for about 30 minutes. Once squash and potatoes are tender the soup is ready.
Enjoy!

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