I think we all want that sexy body, am I right? Well, I am ready to get back in shape for summer! As I am typing this, I'm sitting outside 'finally' enjoying this amazing seventy-something degree weather, I have my pj pants rolled up, along with my long sleeve shirt, trying to get a little sun, and Vitamin D.. my dog, Maxwell, is passed out on the ground enjoying to the sun as well. It feels amazing out right now. But as I sit out here, I think about summer, and how I want that perfect, toned, summer body. I was flipping through the new SHAPE magazine earlier, and came across my favorite model, Marisa Miller, her body is amazing.. I know she works out everyday, and eats healthy.. but wow, I would love to have her body. And I can! I really hate people that look at other people that are in shape and say "I wish I had their body".. YOU CAN! You just have to push yourself to do it, that means water instead of soda, carrots instead of unhealthy snacks, fruit when you crave something sweet, salad instead of a fast-food burger. I am going to get my body back! I used to have the flatest stomach, and the most perfect butt.. now I have a pouch, and a huge butt! -Haaa, some people might like that, but me.. not so much. Anyway's I was reading her advice in Shape magazine, and I also read her how-to tips on getting that perfect summer body. I wanted to show you some of the moves. They look pretty easy, let's see if they actually work!
|A. Hold a dumbbell in each hand out to the sides at shoulder level. Circle arms forward 15 times, then back 15 times. Next, bend elbows 90 degrees. Rotate forearms down so they’re parallel to the floor, then back up. Do 15 reps.|
|B. Finally, bring elbows together in front of you, then back out. Do 15 reps. |
|A. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell in each hand in front of your chest, elbows bent and palms facing each other.|
B. Pull your abs in and lean forward and to the right, using the same motion as you would when doing a regular crunch. Repeat to the other side to complete 1 rep. Do 15 to 25 reps.
|A. Get in plank position on forearms on the round side of a Bosu.|
|B. Hold for 30 seconds, then turn to the left and balance on right forearm, feet staggered and left arm up. Hold for 30 seconds, return to center, and switch sides to complete series. Repeat entire series once. |
|A. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, then squat and put hands on floor in front of feet. Hop feet back, then forward again.|
B. Jump up, catching air and raising hands overhead. Continue for 1 minute. (Add a push-up while you're in plank pose for more of a challenge.)