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Day 4 Getting in Shape with Pinterest

Today I am doing an all over body workout. I found this one today. It looks like a tough one. I can not wait till my son goes to bed for me to do this one. With basically everyone in my family being sick, everyone has a messed up sleep pattern, including my son. I repined this from Katherine and it is originally from Back On Pointe‘s tumblr page. My “Dancers Legs” workout on Day 1 is also from Back On Pointe. You can find it and others on my Pinterest fitness board.

All over body weight workout

I had to do a quick internet search. I was not sure what some of these were. Just click on the name to go to an explanation of what they are.

Full Bridge– I took this to be a 1 minute bridge. ***I had to stop at 0:30 and then after a second I did the remaining 0:30

Short Bridges- No link here. Your guess is as good as mine. I went up and down while keeping good form for 15 reps.

Bird-Dogs– For this one all the examples had you hold the pose for several seconds. Since the work out here says 20 bird-dogs, I did 20 bird-dogs on each side, holding the pose for 3 seconds before switching sides. So for example I held up my right arm/left leg for 3 seconds, then the left arm/right leg for 3 seconds and then back to the right arm/left leg for 3 seconds and on and on like so until I did 20 on each side. A total of 40.

Oblique crunches– I was not going to look this up originally. I thought I knew what these were but I was wrong. This video first caught my eye because I saw some nice abs on the row of videos on the right side of the screen. Then I saw it was about oblique crunches. Needless to say, I watched the video and got to watch some nice eye candy show me how I have been doing these crunches wrong the whole time. Its not ever your traditional “crunch” at all. Its closer to a side plank than a crunch.

My warm up and cool down will be some of the easier poses from my favorite yoga workout.


March 4, 2013 Posted by | Fitness | , , , , | Leave a comment

Getting in shape with Pinterest

Well. I have gone running all of a hand full of times since my last update… Go me! I need to do something to get my behind up and moving. Luckily, I have a job where I spend a lot of time sitting around doing nothing for a good part of the day, so I spend it on Pinterest. I always come across these pictures that outline entire “mini-workouts” on one image and then I re-post them onto my board labeled “Fitness Stuff”. Yesterday I decided it was time to do something about it and I decided that maybe I could use Pinterest to get into shape. I may not be good about getting up and running in the winter but I can at least get rid of this spare tire around my waist and the extra jiggle forming on my arms and legs. Pinterest my not be able to get me to run a marathon, but if it can at least get me to loose a few pounds before the weather warms up then I will be glad. I look forward to any weight that I can loose before I get the courage to run again. The lighter I am then the less pounding my knees and calves will take. (I have tendinitis in my lower calf and bad knees from basketball for those who do not know.)

Today I will start with these two work outs. The first I will try and do every day because I am loosing flexibility.



Again, I got these pictures from Pinterest. The links they come from are this for the first and this for the second picture.

***update 3/1/13: I am so sore. I didn’t realize it until time to go to bed. My legs were a little tingly for about an hour but after that I was fine. Then about 9pm I couldn’t get up off the couch! My hamstrings, inner thighs, back and shoulders were the culprits with my hamstrings and back being the worst. Then it took me several minutes to work the soreness out when I got up this morning. I will have to edit the yoga picture to show how I did yesterday that way I can compare it to how I do in the future. I think it kicked my butt the most. 1/3 of it I couldn’t do at all, 1/3 of it I had to modify for either strength or flexibility reasons, then the remaining I was able to do aside from the general lack of flexibility.***

February 28, 2013 Posted by | Fitness | , , , , , , | Leave a comment