Not a workout but please enjoy anyways😄 Being able to have fun in the normal, possibly boring tasks we do is super underrated for overall happiness. Those wonderful daily things are what life is made up of! Not the occasional vacation, fancy date, big accomplishment, etc. Find ways to love your every day life. Cultivate a grateful mindset. Enjoy the life you are blessed with. ..in case you're wondering, I did get a lot of packing done, and throughly enjoyed myself😆 moved on to 80s hits after this💃 -- I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. Ecclesiastes 3:12
Happy fresh week + beautiful Monday! Noah woke up earlier than usual so we got an early start to the week.. I'm going to choose to see that as bonus awake time instead of lost sleep cause #perspective 😆 This was my Saturday workout it's a very upper body/core targeted total body! 🥰[Be sure to like or comment so insta knows you want my workouts on your feed. I've had people lately ask where I've been + apparently that's the only way insta knows you want my post to show 😅] Nowww, let's get sweaty! ⭐3x straight through⭐ ×DB clean + press R+L× ×Rocket Row R+L× ×Cross Climber× ×Sphinx Plank× - Rest 1 ish min - ⭐3 times straight through⭐ ×DB Push Ptess× ×Tap Outs× ×Cross Crunch× •the opposite leg can be bent instead of straight
22 min total body, loved filming this one for YouTube! It'll probably be up tomorrow. We've got a hectic next 10 days with a trip to Columbia, back to Charlotte, Atlanta again next weekend, back to Charlotte and then moving there 3 days later..all with baby guy who hates the car😆 Soo all that to say, my YouTube uploads may be a little off! Let me know if you enjoy this one & share with someone that will enjoy it too! 💥Full plans with workouts like these in the SugarySixpack app! [Be sure to like or comment/tag someone if you want my workouts to keep showing up for you in your feed! I guess that's how it works now🤪] ⭐50 seconds work :10 seconds rest⭐ 3 rounds of each pair before moving to the next. Just 2 round of the last pair - ×Thruster× ×Curtsy w/Tri Extension× - ×RDL Row× ×Sumo Curl× - ×DL Curl Press× ×Lunge + Fly× - ×Squat Jack× ×Squat Hops× •low impact modifier shown after each -
Anyone else think Noah looks like he worked harder than me on the run here? 😆 The stroller running reminds me of my very first thoughts about having a baby and keeping up with my work and workouts.. I was a little worried😅 There are 2 things I've learned from this when looking back that I thought might be helpful to share! 1. Everything seems harder before we're in it. Our mind has a tendency to overthink, underestimate our abilities and make things seem bigger than they will be. When we're in whatever situation, we're just living it moment by moment and the present is where we can take action. Taking action makes it all start to feel more doable. 2. We will prioritize things that are important to us. It doesn't have to be the same priorities as me, we're all different! But when you have something you really really want/need to do, you'll find small ways to get it done. It may not be simple or quickly done as you'd like but it's often more doable than we think! How do you prioritize and squeeze things in? We're all busy, babies or not 😄
Requested Belly pump vs deep core hold 😁 sound +caption are similar but caption has a little more info! •Belly Pump: Cycles Diaphragmatic breath + intentional activation of you deep core. Start with a diaphragmatic breath in where you allow your deep core to relax (I talked about how to think about the breath coming in last time- it's in the deep core highlights). Then with each exhale activate the pelvic floor and transverse abs. This is a continuous activation stating with a pulling together and lifting of the pelvic floor(think picking up a marble into your body🤷) right into a wrapping or zipping up of your torso by the transverse abs. Then starting over with the inhale where you are allowing everything to relax and lengthen. •Deep Core Hold: You are starting with the same diaphragmatic breath in + intentional activation of your core on exhale. Then we are aiming to keep that connection. Your inhales will be shallower and each exhale with be done with the intention of deepening/reaffirming the connection, an making sure we are still connected well from pelvic floor to ribs. Once you are done with the exercise interval or reps, ex heel taps or leg slides you take the nice deep diaphragmatic breath again. - •Difference: You're keeping the connection through the set in the deep core hold ex, core work like heel taps. The belly pump you are cycling diaphragmatic breath and intentional connection on exhales. This is better for something like squats. Diaphragmatic breath in on the way down, exhale with intentional connection on exertion. - •It's worth noting that your transverse abs are a deep corset like muscle that wrap your torso from back to front. •And the pelvic floor is larger than we think, picture pubic bone to tailbone and sit bones or 'butt bones'😁 •Also, if you need to come out of a deep core hold and reconnect that's fine! Resting a moment and reconnecting is better than pushing through the set if you're feeling disconnected, pressure or see doming. Our goal with both of these breaths is to control intra abdominal pressure which is what causes diastasis and leaks when it happens repeatedly. I can do a post on that too, let me know below!
I'm feeling the closing of a chapter here more and more every day as we prepare to move (from NC to GA) in 2 weeks. And honestly, I have never been one of those easy adapters with big changes😅 College..cried the whole drive there.. and for pretty much the first semester Getting married.. had many crying moments during the first year, none of which had to do with being unhappy I married Gus, poor guy😆 Finding out I was pregnant.. I panicked the first few months I find that my overly sentimental self has a hard time letting go. This was our first apartment after we got married, this is where we brought Noah home. This morning what got me watery eyed was realizing, as we pointed at 'birdies', Noah and I only have so many morning walks left here. What I think is important to remember and what I'm reminding myself in moments like those is that there is so much to look forward to. While it's fine to be semtimental about leaving and the past, I don't want to allow it to dampen the excitement of the new experiences ahead. I've done that enough times already to finally get the lesson. It's all what we focus on, right? Every end is a new beginning and new beginnings bring excitement, hope and so much potential if we let them. Embracing change isn't natural for me but that doesn't mean that it can't be done. We all have the potential to shape the way we look at things! Deuteronomy 31:8 8 The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Glutes, legs+ a chair for the burrrrn🔥 After cutting myself completely out of the video the first time, second time was a charm😁 Did these this morning with 2x25 lb dumbbells (just showing with a 30). ⭐3 rounds of each pair: rest 30 seocnds to 1 minute between pairs⭐ - ×10 Step Up R+L× ×10 Bulg Split Squat R+L× - ×10 Single Sit Squat R+L× ×15 Decline Bridge R+L× - ×12 Step Hop R+L× ×12 Split Squat Hop R+L× 💥Don't forget to check out the SugarySixpack app if you want a full workout plan! Makes staying on track a lot simpler 😊
Wanted a picture. Got a meltdown & a walkout 🤣 Not every day will be smooth sailing but life is a wonderful gift and every day has something beautiful in it.
Quick + sweaty body weight intervals!🔥 This full 15 minute workout is going on YouTube as soon as the video exports, hoping this happens before Noah's nap is over🤞 [YouTube is linked in my bio if you want to do the full 15 mins with me!] This is a great one when you're short on time. Doing what you can rather than just skipping the day is a beautiful thing for your mind and progress! ⭐33 seconds work : 12 rest x3 then pick your 2 favorite exercises to finish with for 2 added intervals! (I believe the timer needs set for 20 work intervals here)⭐ ×Split Squat Hop R+L× ×Table Pops× ×Bell Shuffle× ×Sit Through× ×Switch Pops× 🙂Full workout plans on the SugarySixpack app:)