It’s day six of our seven day challenge and I know I’m enjoying these quick bursts to add in to my daily routine. I’ve been so encouraged by you all with how you’re incorporating them into your busy days. Thank you so much for the support!
Before I share today’s workout, I want to take a moment and talk about hydration. Did you know that being dehydrated can cause you to gain weight, be more tired than normal, and have dry skin and headaches?
I love running and one of the things I realized early on was, I couldn’t hydrate enough the day of my runs to keep me going. I had to drink a lot of water the days leading up to my long run. Often times, I was drinking around a gallon or a little more. Then while running, I could take little sips of water, and coconut water, to not make myself sick or have to pee constantly.
Challenge: Starting tonight, I want you to start drinking a glass of water or tea each hour or two. Set an alarm if you need to. Why? Thanksgiving is Thursday, and on a day when food is extra salty and sugary, we tend to become extra dehydrated. Drinking about a gallon tomorrow will help flush your system in preparation. Allow tomorrows good hydration habit to flow into Thursday and Friday to help fend off mindless eating and drinking and flush out any extra toxins. We want our digestion to keep working all weekend! I know that focusing on drinking water always makes me feel more energized, brightens my skin, helps me sleep better, and actually helps flush my body of extra weight. Did you know that you could be bloated right now just from being dehydrated? So, drink up!
Quick Cardio Countdown
Today’s workout is super fun and slightly longer than the others, but with fewer moves. I wanted to bust your booty and push you all with the cardio by increasing reps. The way today works is you go the full 5 moves that are only 10 reps each and end with a 15 second plank. Then you repeat all the moves with only 9 reps each. You continue to repeat all the way until it’s only 1 rep each move.
- 10 Jumping Jacks
- 10 Round the World Lunges: Lunging forward, to the side, and back counts for 1. You can alternate each leg or do 5 on one leg and 5 on the other leg.
- 10 Bridges
- 10 Tricep Dips
- 10 Low Jacks: These are the same as jumping jacks, except you stay in a mid to low squatting position throughout.
- 15 Second Plank: Every circuit this move stays at 15 seconds.
Repeat from the top doing each move 9X, then 8x, then 7x, all the way down to 1x.
Finish each circuit with the full 15 second plank.
End with at least 5 minutes of stretching and drink water as you need it.