Something happened to me today. I felt inspired like never before to get my best body (back). For the past several days, I’ve been bed ridden and only moved when I either a)had to work b)had to take care of baby Eliel or c)had to work on school stuff.
Now, let me preface this blog post by saying that I don’t think we need to ever be “on it” 100% of the time concerning our fitness. I mean, life is short–and I like my wine and fried foods just like any other human being.
But I am ready to come out of “dormant” status and get my sexy back. Now, I can already hear some of my beautiful subbies, “But, Monica, you never “lost” sexy, you look the same!” But I assure you, my body begs to differ. While I tend to stay away from scales, I’ve gained 10 pounds and lost some of my beloved muscle. But more importantly, I don’t feel as well as I do when I am at my best physically.
- Goal is to get lean again.
There are pros to taking a break from any fitness routine though–mainly that you shock your body. Also, you don’t want to get used to any fitness regimen, or you’ll cease seeing effective results.
So, I join you to start the Moms Wear Heels 30 Day Body Transformation Challenge! I will be mixing up my workouts a lot since my schedule varies, so it is important that you choose a regimen that works for you–i.e. home workouts, gym workouts, or workout videos.
Making a plan isn’t the hard work, though, oh no. As all of us are well aware, it is staying committed to the plans we make concerning our health and fitness. I mean, with the help of google, we could all have six packs and glutes of steel. In other words, information is not the issue, but rather, staying motivated!
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So–for day one–I decided to do a workout at home. I want to kick this 30 Day Challenge off with the workout basics to make sure we’re all on the same page.
The fundamental moves of fitness are:
1) Basic Squat
Keep knees behind toes and squeeeeze glutes when you come up.
2) Push Up
Hold abs in tight, go down keeping your butt down–pretend glass of water is on your back to perfect form!
3) Sit up
Lay on back and keeping chip pointing up, squeeze abs and rise up. Breathe out when coming up.
4) Cardio (Like jogging or walking)
Anything that gets your heart rate up is considered cardio. Put on an audio book and go for a walk and watch the time fly by!
I call these the fundamentals because you can do them anywhere, and these moves will test if you are truly in shape or strong. Master these and you can get a workout in regardless of where you are or how much time you have
OK–So here are my official ‘before pictures’–I am 147, and am looking to lose the water weight, and get my abs back. I love the defined, super toned look, so I overall want to get more strong and lean.
Today, I did a home workout–3 sets of these reps:
- 20 Push ups
- 20 Jump Squats
- 50 Jumping Jacks
- 20 Sit ups
Today’s goal was to keep it simple and sweat. Fitness doesn’t have to be complicated. And for moms who wear heels? Well, we have to stay flexible! Don’t be too rigid with your workout plans.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments in the comments below! I’d love to feature your before and after once the 30 days is complete. Send me your progress pics as we get stronger. We got this!
Remember: You can accomplish anything you truly desire to. How bad do you want to feel your best?
Can’t wait to see our results,