I had a great morning - walking in the sunshine and some sun salutations in the park with the smart and entertaining Vetti. Melbourne is a bit stingy with sunshine, but she came good today. If you're usually an indoors exerciser, why not pick a day to challenge yourself and take it outside? Vitamin D
is essential for calcium absorbtion and muscle growth. Plus it makes you feel good, breathing in air that you're not sharing with an open-plan office. Next time you're at the park or even at the beach, think about how you could use what's around you to make your own workout...
Walking lunges - just 10 paces thrown in here and there and you've made your average walk into a major glute-toning workout. Easy. Make sure you're not lunging forward. Your front knee is directly in line with your ankle as you lunge down. Keep looking ahead to avoid toppling over!
|Bench step ups|
Step ups - never will you fear a park bench so much as after you've done this! Go for 20 alternating at a brisk enough pace that you're not waiting between switching legs. And FULL foot on the bench when you step up - of course.
Bench push-ups - the higher, the easier. But this is a great point to challenge yourself with some shoulder-width-grip tricep push-ups.
|Two steps at a time|
Take two steps at a time up a staircase. Glute burn. You'll know what I mean...