All of my Christmas presents are finally starting to arrive in the mail, and I am loving it! I had to make a run last night for wrapping supplies, and decided to stop at Dollar Tree. Don’t judge; Dollar Tree is the hidden gem of Christmas wrapping. They have the cutest little gift boxes, strong curling ribbon, and sparkly tissue paper. Yes, sparkly tissue paper; I’m a sucker for sparkles. I walked out with a huge bag full of wrapping supplies, and I only spent $6.79. Shoutout to my lovely mother for teaching me how to be fashionably frugal. 😉

Dec 12 & 13 | 25 Days of Fitness

Remember December 3rd’s challenge? Tonight is a repeat. If you’ve been working on your flexibility, tonight should be a cinch.

Do you have any favorite techniques to improve flexibility? If so, please share with everyone in a comment below!

Tomorrow, December 13, is dedicated to Toy Story and lunges. Your legs will be burning, but a nice tush you’ll be earning. You’re welcome.

Lunges: Stand with your feet together. Lift one foot off the floor and place it down in front of you, shifting your body weight to your front foot. Avoid driving your hips forward! Continue lowering your body to a comfortable position, or until your front thigh becomes parallel with the floor and your shinbone is in a slight forward lean. During the movement, slightly bend forward at your hips and keep your back straight. Lift back up to the starting position, bringing your back foot up to meet your front foot. Repeat with opposite leg.

Lunges | Fit is Chic
Lunges | Fit is Chic

Side Lunges: Stand with your feet parallel, hip-width apart. Keep your hands in a comfortable position to help maintain your balance. With both feet facing forward, step to your right and shift your weight to your right leg.  Continue to lunge until your shinbone is vertical to the floor and your right knee is aligned with the second toe of your right foot. Your left leg should be as straight as possible and your body weight should be distributed into the right hip. The heels of both feet should stay flat on the floor. Push off firmly with your right foot to return to the starting position. Repeat movement for the opposite side.

Side Lunge | Fit is Chic

Remember, you can do my 25 Days of Fitness Challenge anywhere, anytime. For information on how long to do each exercise (if you’re not doing them between commercial breaks) click here.

After tonight, you will be halfway done with the challenge! Spread the word y’all; it’s not too late to bring your family and friends on board. Turn family game night into a family fitness night, or make your girls’ night a little more fun. For extra fun, add wine…or eggnog. –> Caution: This could get dangerously fun.

Have fun, and stay fit! Xo

2 Comments on Your Legs Will Be Burning, a Nice Tush You’ll Be Earning

  1. blogginmami305
    December 12, 2013 at 3:12 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the Dollar Tree. Just stopped by last night and picked up 12 gift bags and 5 packs of sparkly tissue paper for $10.70!!! Champagne taste, beer budget! 🙂 Love your blog. Just started working out myself and have seen a great change. Not too much muscle tone yet so will be borrowing your exercises. Thanks 🙂

    • Mattie Claire
      December 14, 2013 at 11:50 am (4 years ago)

      Isn’t it wonderful? You got it..champagne taste, beer budget. Love that! 🙂 Thank you so much for reading my blog. I hope some of these exercises help you. Keep up your hard work!


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