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I hope that everyone of you had a great time with family and food yesterday! If you missed the recap of our hike, you should go to yesterday’s post. My sister’s pretty dang proud of that toe touch! It’s ok to be jealous.
Like I said, my day started off with a 4.5 mile hike and ended with some Paula Deen “Gooey Pumpkin Butter Cake.” Healthy living at it’s finest! I actually woke up STARVING this morning! My grumbling stomach made me smile – hello, Thanksgiving metabolism boost! I’m proud to say that I thoroughly savored every bite yesterday, a huge change from the past. I’ll say it again: Food is a blessing!
Since we were all elbow deep in mashed potatoes and gravy yesterday, I skipped posting Thursday’s Theme. So you get it today.
The theme for this week’s Tuesday Trainer is BOSU/Stability Ball exercises!! Alternate title: Controlled Instability!
If you don’t have a BOSU or stability ball at home, simply submit a move that calls on your Stabilizer muscles. Think One Legged Bicep Curl or a One Legged Squat or Deadlift. We’re working on our balance, a CRITICAL and PRIMARY step to all fitness training. If your internal stabilizers are undertrained, you’re more prone to injury and faulty movement patterns.
Here’s my BOSU move (and a little tour of our group fitness room):
Katy and I filmed my BOSU move on Wednesday morning. All classes were cancelled so we had the room to ourselves. I put her through a Bootcamp class, complete with ropes, Kettlebells, BOSU work and some step. I think she hates me.
A little taste of the workout.
Back to Tuesday Trainer. I get the feeling that readers might think that this is an exclusive club or something. That’s definitely NOT the case. ANYONE can participate and submit a move!! PLEASE DO! The more moves we have, the more dynamic of a workout I can create!
A few guidelines on submitting your move:
- Make sure to introduce yourself AND your blog!
- Feel free to give tips on proper execution and technique.
- DON’T include a number of reps. I’ll do that part.
- If your move isn’t correct, meaning improper form or instruction, I will not be able to feature it. Do your homework and get it right!!
- On Tuesday, grab the Tuesday Trainer button, to provide your readers with an easy link to the workout! Simply copy the text in my side bar and paste it into your HTML code.
**DEADLINE for submitting moves is Monday night, the 28th, at 8pm EST. Again, go here to learn how to upload your video!***
We’re off for a stroller run and grocery shopping. Tip: Today is THE best day to buy a turkey! You know how they mark down Halloween candy on November 1st? They do the same with turkeys today. Go get one!
QUESTIONS: How did you spend your day yesterday? Best food item? Did you go Black Friday shopping? Me? Never have. I’m interested though – I’ve always chosen sleep over shopping. Maybe next year. Is it really worth it?