I’m back from my blogging hiatus, (more on that in a couple of weeks). When I don’t workout I really don’t feel like blogging. Anywhooo, we have been back at the track the last couple of weeks trying to soak up every second of nice weather left. Here is how our workout went down today:
(1 mile warm up and stretch)
Take no breaks!:
Awesome quick workout
Here is some more of my fave gear:
Nike Tank and Shorts.
This tank would almost be my favorite, but the color has faded quite a bit, so it’s number 2. The shorts are my favorite, however the only flaw is the pockets. The pockets are worthless. When I stick my phone in the pocket, it falls down past the bottom of my shorts. So I really don’t carry much around in those things! But I usually don’t stick stuff in my pockets any way for fear that it will fly out while running. Instead I carry around this thing. Full review on that later!
Tell me what your favorite workout gear item is!?
Well for the smaller chested woman any way;) I have tried so many sports bras, and dropped a lot of dough on some. However the Brooks Glycerin bra has been the best for me. I wore it for my last marathon and had no problem with chafing. Granted I used Glide along with it, but I’ve always still had a problem with chafing. Even with glide. I have a smaller chest, obviously, so the molded cups still give me so shape without flattening me down, and making me look like a boy. Plus its super cute and soft everywhere. Love, love, love! I paid $40 for my first, and I’d shell out another $40, but they are on sale right now. Brooks is having a summer sale right, and they have some cute stuff on clearance. However since I only ordered the bra I bought it from 6pm because they have free shipping!
I have the black and white one, so I went with the sea-foam this time:
Here is a better pic of the color:
And this one is not on sale, but I will be watching for it to go on sale:
Oh the love handles. Why are they called love handles, does any body really love them?!! I used to be able to eat whatever I wanted and I had the tiniest waist. Ha! Not any more. I have to work if I want to stay slender in the mid-section. I blame my children for that. I want to dedicate a whole post to how to get great looking abs, but I’ll give the short story first. Most important is diet! Second is Cardio, and lastly is the actual excercise.
I’m sure everyone is really motivated to try these move after I tell you that! lol. Well you still have to work the muscle, even if it isn’t the most important thing to do. This is my favorite way to work my obliques!:
I’ve done a lot of different moves trying to hit this muscle and this combination is the best.
Start by balancing your hip on the ball and put your feet against something, for instance a wall or couch will work. With your arm at a 90 degree angle on the ball, raise your upper body from the ball and lower back down slowly. Do as many as you can! When you start to feel the burn, move on to the next move which is more advanced. With both arms behind head lift and lower your body until you can’t do anymore. The last move is the most advanced. With your arms still behind your head lift your body but add a twist at the end. When you start to feel the burn count down from 10. Switch sides and repeat! It may take 5 minutes to get through it, but these are great moves if your short on time. I like to do these after a quick run. Fridays run was a little over 6 miles:
I’m still getting used to running in the early morning, and I hope my body figures it out quickly.
I want to know, when is your favorite time to run?