I am currently in my hometown, Oceanside, California attending my 20 year reunion and visiting family. While on vacation it is easy to use it as an excuse NOT to continue with your fitness and health plans but it really is possible to stay on track.
I pack my sandbag shells and Jungle Gym in my suitcase so I could get a great workout no matter where I am.
Knowing I was staying with my sister-in-law who lives 3 blocks from the beach made it easy. I brought my sandbag shells and filled them up at the beach. I recorded my circuit I did that is excellent for fat loss. Read more
It was such a beautiful day and I didn’t get to enjoy much of it! Ugh!
My husband had bring your kids to work today so he brought all 4 girls. You would think I could relax and enjoy some mommy time all by myself, but instead I was conducting job interviews all day. Although, I did take some time out of my schedule for a massage. Ahhhhh….much needed.
We are closing in on our school year. I’m sure you’re kids are getting ansy to be finished with school work. I know mine are. We homeschool year round but we do take some extra time off for a few weeks. This year we are heading to California to visit family. I will also be attending my 20 year high school renunion. YIKES! It can’t possibly have been 20 years already! Time sure flies…
Those of you who own the Fit Homeschool Moms Transformation Guide, I am gearing up for our 12 Week Challenge. Getting things organized and ready to launch has been on my daily agenda. Keep looking out for an email because it will be hitting your inbox soon.
If you don’t already own it, jump onto the website and grab it www.FitHomeschoolMoms.com you can’t do the challenge without it!
I’ll be chatting again with you very soon,
Right now no one is thinking about New Year’s resolutions, but you should be. Now is a great time to get started on them. As homeschoolers, the new school year is really when our new year starts. We have the next 3 months planned out already so why not throw in your fitness and nutrition plan? Read more
I’ve been falling WAY behind in my posts on here. Owning a studio is a lot more work than I could have ever expected. One awesome thing though is that my hours are so different that I miss all the solicitors because they come when I’m closed.
I have a fitness conference coming up next month that is in Orland at the Hilton resort. It’s a brand new resort with two pools, a fitness center and a lazy river. Since I want to enjoy the lazy river while I’m there, I need to be sure I look good enough to put my suit on. Gotta have a goal. Read more
You are now ready to swing that kettlebell. You are driving with your hips, you can sumo deadlift with perfect form and all that awaits you now is fat loss. Remember the lock out at the top of the swing. Don’t skip that important step or you will feel it in your lower back. If you do, go back to part two and work on mastering it first. Read more
Now that you have worked on conquering the hip drive against the door, now you must master the sumo deadlift squat. In my boot camps, participants must get very efficient at this exercise, especially the lock out, before I allow them to swing a kettlebell. Read more
As an RKC, I absolutely love the kettlebell and what it has done in transforming my body. One of the best exercises you can master to help you lose stubborn body fat is the kettlebell swing. However, there are some fundamental movement patterns you need to master before attempting to swing or you could injure your back.
A lot of people do not swing a kettlebell correctly, so I am going to break it down into 3 parts to help you start swinging right and losing body fat fast. Read more
I recently received this question in my e-mail box. In fact, I get this question a lot from homeschool moms because we tend to have larger families than most.
“How do I get rid of the belly fat? I do lots of crunches and abdominal exercises but it doesn’t seem to go away.”
First, spot reduction is not possible. You cannot do exercises that target one area only and see results. Those infomercials advertising 8 minutes to flat abs are a hoax!
Second, lots of abdominal exercises do not work for getting rid of belly fat. What you are doing is strengthening the abdominal muscles that are hiding beneath a layer of bodyfat. You may even have a beautiful six pack under that layer, but in order to see it, we’ve got to burn off the bodyfat.
I actually advise my clients not to do excessive amounts of crunches because it is hard on your spine and over time can cause disk problems. I work the abdominal muscles using compound exercises that also help burn off the body fat. Homeschool moms don’t have a lot of time to waste on exercises that don’t work. So, I like short bursts of high intensity exercise that strengthens, burns calories and keeps the burn going on into tomorrow. Read more
Squats are one of the most often used exercises in my programs. Why?
1. It recruits a lot of muscle which means a higher caloric expenditure as compared to a seated leg press. This is also a movement that is used in daily activity which makes it a very functional exercise.
2. It increases your range of motion (flexibility) over time when done right.
3. You will build a strong posterior chain, meaning your glutes, hamstrings and lower back will become stronger. When your glutes are strong, you eliminate back and knee pain.
Unfortunately, a lot of women do not squat correctly. I will often hear about sore knees and lower backs from squatting. Since you’re going to see them a lot in my programs, I want to make sure you do these right. Read more
Okay ladies! Here’s a really fun one to burn the fat and build the muscle. I call it “Pharaoh’s Revenge”! Campers LOVE to hate this one. I’m challenging you now.
There are 5 rounds of this workout. Do each exercise consecutively without rest until the end of the circuit. Rest 1 minute before starting the next round.
Round 1: 30 sec. each exercise
Round 2: 45 sec.
Round 3: 60 sec
Round 4: 45 sec
Round 5: 30 sec.
Squat and Press
Push Ups (no knees allowed)
Alternating Reverse Lunges