Wow! I cannot believe MAY is here! That means I am closer to having a 2 year old and closer to being another year in my fitness journey. The past couple of months have been crazy! I have took on a lot and had to balance everything and after all was said and done I went and took a vacation! After taking a few seconds to breathe and to reflect I decided to do what was best for my mental state of mind and focus on my goals.
With everything going on I put so much on the back burner. I do have to say I did keep on top of my nutrition for the most part. I say for the most part because I may have had too many Fries and I went back to drinking soda. Not good and not something that I am proud of but it’s a new month and I wont beat myself over what I did.
Have I gained weight?! Yes! Am I happy about it? No! Is it something I can lose?! Of course. I am still fitting in my pants but lets just say I am fitting! I am not ashamed to say this back fat has to go! These rolls have to go and get out of my life forever. So with that being said I have to SLAY MAY! If you know me– well then you know I am a goal person. I am also a paper and pen person and I like to write out every and anything.
- Start 21 Day Fix Challenge group! I have some goals to crush and some back fat that needs to disappear.
- This month I am finally starting a group that has been asked for in HIGH DEMAND and I will make a blog post soon about it!
- Write more. Yes I am back and better! I have so much in this brain of mine that wants to release and break free.
- Preparing my body for the Zumba Convention. I have been told I need to start preparing it like a marathon, so I am not dying of total pain the first day! (Did I note that I am documenting everything)!
- Getting another certification. (Cant tell you, but details are soon)!
I dont know about you but when Monday starts, its exciting because that means a fresh start. I am even more excited because the 1st of the month is on a Monday! What are your goals this month? The question is will you SLAY MAY?
You can get fit without the fancy exercise equipment or even joining a gym. Jump ropes are perfect if you can’t afford much, resistance bands are great and a simple chair is even better. I know a lot of people forget that even something better than a treadmill is a simple trail in your local community.
Jump roping is probably one of my favorite at home work outs. How elementary school right? Well that elementary fun, helped me lose my baby weight. I remember one night, I didn’t make it to the gym and jumped roped for an hour looked at my Fit Bit and I burned 900 calories!
I read somewhere that a simple jump rope is the best exercise equipment to own. I bought my jump rope from Walmart but today I found it cheaper at TJ MAX. The key to jump roping for cardio is to take few breaks in between. 10 second break between each set is ideal.
Instructions for the challenge:
Do 3 set each but when you get to 2 minutes do 2 sets
Between each set, take a 10 second break
Warm up properly, stress and I would recommend doing this inside in the AC.
Most importantly, have fun!
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Being a mom of two sometimes I don’t get a chance to go to the gym. If my fiancé is not home then I usually stay home with the kids. Although, we do pay for daycare at the gym I would just prefer to keep them at home so I had to find work outs that I could do while home with the kiddos. Jump roping is so perfect for several different reasons– 1. it will tell you how out of shape you are LOL 2. It is such a great calorie burner 3. Tones your legs!
There is no excuse to getting a great work out in wherever you are at. If I can’t make it to the gym, I typically do this when the kids are asleep! #KEEPPUSHING
WORK OUT OF THE WEEK
- 20 seconds of jump rope
- 10 second of rest
- Do it again!
- Beginner: 3 sets
- Intermediate: 6 sets
- Advanced: 9 sets