It seems like the older I get, the more I feel I don't know. As most of you are aware, I've battled knee injuries since May. A self-proclaimed fitness influencer, I've questioned my expertise during recovery. It's been 7 months since I've been able to run, squat, lunge, or jump. If you haven't noticed, these exercises made up the bulk of my workouts. The physical pain has been limited, but the emotional turmoil has been strong. I know this issue is insignificant compared to what so many people are suffering through. But I've felt a loss of identity and a rush of anxiety because of it. I've been "that fit girl" for so long that I feel like I'm not
If I can't currently train much of my lower half, you best believe I'm going to find something else to work on. Upper body workouts have been my bread and butter lately. I think I'm going to make shoulders the new booty ;). In light of my new exercise"split," I wanted to share one of my favorite workouts that targets your arms, chest, shoulders, back, and core. Some of these exercises are too intense for me at the moment, but that's exactly why this workout will be so effective for you! This routine does more than sculpt your upper body, it's going to get your heart rate up and burn some major calories. And, like all Life in Spandex workouts,
Aesthetic goals are fun. It's encouraging to see our bodies change when we're working so hard to build muscle and lose body fat. However, sometimes these goals come a lot slower than we like. This can be very discouraging, especially if you set out on your fitness journey with the idea of making visible changes. Giirrllll, this is no reason to give up! We NEED to exercise for our general health. Put flat abs and a perky booty in the back of your mind. Today, we're talking about the physical changes from exercise you can't see and the damaging affects that can happen if you don't get your body moving. 1. Improve posture and reduce pain. Your mom was onto
Sometimes I fantasize about having hour-long workouts and other times I just want to get it DONE! I have a feeling most of you can relate to the latter. This total body workout HIIT workout is for those days when you want a little of both - a butt-kicking, empowering workout that only lasts as long as your favorite New Girl episode (with commercials). All you need is a set of dumbbells heavy enough to challenge you on the last 2 to 3 reps of each exercise. That means you can ditch the commute and complete this workout in the comfort of your home. Set a timer for 10 minutes. Complete as many rounds of the exercises back-to-back as possible.
If you start a new job, would you insist on using Gmail when you're asked to use Outlook? If you wanted to master a new recipe, would you second guess going to the grocery store to buy a new ingredient? If your dentist told you to brush your teeth more often, would you question his/her expertise? I'm guessing no. So why would you question me when I suggest investing in a couple sets of inexpensive dumbbells? Every busy #bossbabe on-the-go who wants to reap the benefits of quick, convenient, and effective home-workouts should own a pair! By investing $20, you could save yourself time and stress, not to mention a whole lot of health complications later on. It also makes metabolism boosting morning workouts much