I find it ironically appropriate today’s movie is Scrooged. Isn’t every day supposed to be like magical or something during the holidays? I’ll tell you what’s
not magical; spilling half of the coffee alllllll over the counter while attempting to pour it into a festive mug. Can we just talk about my busted coffee pot for a second? Y’all. I’ve had it since sophomore year of college. It’s tiny, black and busted. Busted, but still in working condition; and I may or may not be a little attached to it. Also, my mom swears it makes the best coffee. But anyway, on to the challenge for today and tomorrow! 🙂
Today is simple. Stretch it out, Scrooge. Left and right splits — channel your inner cheerleader, gymnast, ballerina, pom girl, tuba player…whatever floats your boat.
Left and Right Splits: Go down as far as you can using your hands to hold you up for support. Don’t get frustrated if you look like a JV football player during warm-ups at first. It takes time and effort to improve flexibility; you can do it. If this 90-year-old can do it, you can too! Guns up! 😉
Tomorrow, you’re workin’ the biceps. If you don’t have dumbbells laying around, find your heaviest pair of shoes and use those.
Bicep Curls: Stand with feet shoulder width apart, bend your knees slightly, and hold your dumbbells (preferably 15 lb.) with palms facing up. Lift your palms towards your shoulders and really focus on squeezing your biceps. Make sure your core is tight and remember to breathe.
Hammer Curls: Exact same concept, but for these your palms face inward. Lift, squeeze and keep your core tight.
Deck the Halls with boughs of burpees fa la la la laaaa la la la la..aaaand ski hops.
Burpees: Get into a squat position with your hands on the floor out in front of you. Kick your feet back into a push-up position, and return your feet back to the squat position as fast as possible. Immediately jump up into the air as high as you can, and clap…just to make it fun.
Ski Hops: Set a book on the floor for reference. Stand on one side of the book with feet together, hop over the book to the other side, and hop back. The higher you jump the better. **For a challenge, stack multiple books.
So we’ve stretched, curled, burped and hopped. Sounds like a hell of a holiday season to me! 😉 Keep up the hard work, and keep sharing your progress. Post your pics to my Facebook page (here’s the link), and share them on Instagram with the hashtags #25daysofFitness #FitisChic.
For the complete rundown of my 25 Days of Fitness Challenge, click here.