Rest (3/29 – 4/4)

Rest is not something I’m good at or even enjoy that much.  However, other than my daily 45s I have now taken 7 days off!!  I can’t even remember the last time I did that willingly!

Sunday 3/29  45 seated twists.

start
start
twist right
twist right

Return to center –

twist left
twist left

This was a new (to me) version of an oblique twist – you can definitely feel it in your obliques but it takes out the lower core work that you get in a reclined Russian Twist.

I did a one person race.  I ran a loop around our neighborhood that is about 2.15 miles over and over.

early in the run
early in the run
Look how cute Chris is - he set up an aid table and a lap counter!!!
Look how cute Chris is – he set up an aid table and a lap counter!!!
Hunter ran 2 loops with me and walked my final loop
Hunter ran 2 non-consecutive loops with me and walked my final loop
Jordan also ran 2 loops with me
Jordan also ran 2 (consecutive) loops with me

I decided that 25 miles was good for the day!!  I was only taking a sip of water after each lap and I don’t think that 12 sips in over 4 hours was enough for me!!

Monday 3/30  45 foam roller ab tuck.  This move is one that Lindsay (CotterCrunch) included in her 3 New Core Moves post a couple weeks ago.

start
start
pull knees to chest
pull knees to chest

Holding a plank while completing all 45 reps was definitely a challenge!!!

Tuesday 3/31  45 low squats while on wobble balls – holding medicine ball – bring elbows to knees.

ready
ready
down
down

Adding the balance challenge with the wobble balls was fun!

Wednesday 4/1  45 plank walk-ups from floor to BOSU.

start
start
right hand up
right hand up
left hand up
left hand up
right hand down
right hand down
left hand down
left hand down

At some point I started wondering if I should do 2 sets of 45 – one with the right hand leading and one with the left hand leading.  I decided to just go with one set so I alternated lead hands every 5 reps.

Thursday 4/2  45 cross body mountain climbers with feet on ledge.

ready
ready
right foot in with twist
right foot in with twist

Return to start and bring left knee in –

Left foot in - twist
Left foot in – twist

Obviously this move went faster when I wasn’t trying to pose for a picture!!  I liked doing the mountain climbers with my feet up – it changed the feel of the move a little. Right-left = 1 rep.

Friday 4/3  45 decline tricep dips (feet on chair – hands on floor).

ready
ready
down
down

This move was small but I definitely felt it in my triceps!!!

Saturday 4/4  45 diamond butt lifts.

start (feet together - knees point out)
start (feet together – knees point out)
squeeze butt and lift thighs off the ground
squeeze butt and lift thighs off the ground

This was another small move but very effective!!!

Since I’m actually writing this on Sunday (Easter) and I didn’t work out today, I have successfully managed to take 7 days off without going crazy!!!

Happy Easter (or Passover) or Sunday!!!

Kim

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