Today for the 43 I pulled out my Turbo Fire band and used it for a great oblique move (also from Turbo Fire!).
I started by standing on the band with my right foot and holding both handles in my right hand.
Then, I did a slow, 3-count side-bend to the left. (The slight forward bend helps to really target your obliques!)
On the 3rd count, reach down as far as you can.
Return to start and repeat 43 (or whatever # of reps you choose) times. Then, of course, you have to switch sides with the band.
I know you didn’t really need all of those pictures but Hunter took them so I figured I might as well use them!! I really need to quit looking so mad during these pictures – maybe we can just call it my focused look!!
You can see from the pictures that I busted out (not completely literally) my compression shorts again. I figured that they would help the residual stiffness in my hips from yesterday’s long run! I know that I’m way behind the gravy train on the compression stuff but after this morning I know I need more!! Compression everything!!! I really NEED to get some socks – I know it would help my Achilles!
I switched up my Les Mills Combat a little today. It was supposed to be HIIT Power but I decided to save that for tomorrow and do the Combat 45 today. Even though the 45 work-out still has some plyo, it is not as much. It was a great cardio work-out but I still feel like it was good for a recovery day!
I think this is a question that we all occasionally think about. At least, I hope I’m not the only one who sometimes struggles with this!! I think that January and February are sometimes the hardest months of the year. Still a lot of winter left but no major holidays to look forward to or plan for. When I was working, these 2 months weren’t as hard for me but now I’m back to not working and have more time for reflection (or something!).
The past few weeks I have really been thinking a lot about happiness and what really makes me happy.
3. Running (usually on my treadmill)
I know I could go on and maybe even put some really profound things on here but even with the list – sometimes I feel like I have to work hard to be happy!
Overall, I’m a pretty happy person. But occasionally I have times that I need to remind myself that it is OK to just be me and do the things I do (or maybe don’t do) – being a surgeon, or chef, or world-class athlete or whatever doesn’t automatically make you happy.
So, what makes you happy? Do you feel happy all the time or do you occasionally have to step back and remind yourself of all the reasons you have to be happy?
Hopefully, we will all have a Happy Wednesday!!!