The nice thing about this move – I felt it in my abs for sure but my inner thighs also got a nice little burn!
Yesterday after the funeral, grave service and a late lunch at the church I hit the road and headed home.
1.5 books on CD (a great way to pass the time), a bag of sunflower seeds (eaten 1 at a time to keep me awake!), 2 Laffy Taffy bars, plenty of water, 1/2 a Diet Coke, a cappuccino (trying to wake up for the last hour),
2 quick stops (for the above junk and gas!!), 8 hours of driving
and I finally made it home!!!
HOME – the best place ever!!!
Thursday, Friday and Saturday felt like a month with all that was packed into them and today I need to get caught up but I really just want to hang out and do nothing!!! (For the record, my BlogLovin feed is up to 348 unread posts – and as hard as it is for me, I think I’m going to have to mark all as read and start fresh tomorrow!!!)
Happy Sunday!!! I’m off to enjoy my boys at HOME!!!
Today’s 43 is a move that I got from Taylor at Lifting Revolution. She did a great post showcasing 27 types of squats!! She even has a little video gif for each one so you can see how they should be done.
I decided to try the monkey squat – I’m pretty sure that my form isn’t as good as Taylor’s. I’ve never tried this move before – I need to do them more!!
Reach down, grab either the ankles or toes.
Keeping your upper body completely still, bend at the knees and lower your butt towards your ankles.
I think I bent my arms too much and I know I don’t go very low (lack of flexibility). I liked this move for a 43 and definitely plan to start doing these more often!!!
And – I decided to take a little workout break today!!!
The other day when I talked about my drive to TX, Josie (@ Yum Yucky) left a little comment referencing Willie Nelson’s song – On the Road Again. I figured that all of y’all might want this catchy tune in your head today!!!
Today’s 43 almost got the best of me!!! It was HARD! (and then I started laughing at myself because I know I looked like a complete goof – just made the move harder!!)
So, now that y’all are all dying to try the 43 for yourself, here you go. I did a 4-way plank hold: Start in plank (elbows for this move), turn to right side plank, turn to a backwards plank (nearly impossible for me!), turn to a left side plank and finally back to plank to complete 1 rep.
I alternated directions just to make counting easier! You can see in the video how much I struggled on the back plank (I actually didn’t hold the 2nd one in the demo – oops!!!). Fun times for sure!!!
Now that I have completed 43 of those crazy twisting, turning planks, I have serious rug burns on my elbows – who knew? Guess I should have left my jacket on or something (like maybe elbow pads!!!). If you are going to do this move I recommend covering your elbows with something!!!
Today I also did day 4 of the 12 Days of Fitness. The extended plank hold (1 minute) was a little more challenging after all of the other planking today!
It’s the weekend!!! Hopefully the boys will want to do something fun (they are perfectly content to hang out at home most all of the time – so that might be what we go with!!).