I was watching Mulan this morning while making my morning fruit smoothies, and I totally got inspired by this scene!
If Mulan can climb a pole with two huge penny looking weights, we can DEFINITELY push ourselves out of our comfort zones on the next few reps of push ups!
Getting out of your comfort zone is how you’ll start seeing changes in your body. Pushing yourself beyond what your body is used to, is how the tone and definition will begin to appear. If you never try anything new, and always stick to your same routines, chances are- your body will stay the same too.
Want to see change? Work for it.
Locket and I are on the way back from a long run around the San Diego bay (such a relaxing way to exercise), and on the way home she decided she was a parrot. By the look of that tongue, it might be time for some all-natural doggie cookies when we get home!
I’m hungry too, I can already hear that summer sweet salad I made calling my name 🙂
I just got home from teaching Sunday school at church, and then took my little yorkie Locket for a long walk!
Taking your dog for a long walk is a great way to fit in some extra exercise in your day.
We went about 2 miles around the lake by my house which she really enjoyed. That extra 2 miles put me in such a great mood!
Finishing our walk off with some healthy doggie cookies and a fresh fruit smoothie.
If you have a precious puppy of your own, use her as a fabulous excuse to get your butt off the computer and explore nature for a while.
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!
Good form is SO important when you’re doing push ups. Doing them the wrong way will minimize the effect of the exercise, not to mention potentially strain your neck and wrists.
If I can do these push ups in heels and a dress, you can do them in a sports bra and sneakers!
- Don’t stick your butt up in the air
- Don’t put your hands too close together
- Don’t strain your neck by trying to look at your toes
- Don’t forget to breathe between each push up
- Do Have a flat back
- Do look a little bit in front of you
- Do put your hands chest length apart
- Do put your elbows at 90 degrees
- Do always keep your arms over your wrist
Notice how my butt isn’t sticking up, and my elbows are over my wrists!
These may seem like a lot of steps now, but if you keep practicing the right way to do push ups it will get you to your goal body WAY quicker- and without damaging your precious self.