Guest Post: Itty Bits of Balance’s Quick and Effective Workouts
Hi all! I'm (hopefully!) in the air as you read this (yup, I'm flying Continental!) and will be home tonight. Keeping you going for my last day of vacay is the wonderful Brittany over at Itty Bits of Balance. I love her positive, fun posts and healthy outlook on exercise and diet, which she has achieved through her own experiences and trials. Here she gives you an intro into her background and blog and some great workouts that ensure you make the most of your time in the gym! Enjoy and see you real soon! Anna xx :)
Vacation Time! Plus a Beach-Prep Workout!
I'm in the air as you read this (well, possibly. I don't know when you're reading this after all!) But yes, today I am headed home for two weeks in the sun. I haven't been home in two years, as last year my big vacation was to England to see my grandmother and extended family. But Cayman has been calling my name for a long time and finally I get to answer it! Yup, that photo above is the beautiful Seven Mile Beach (which is actually six miles, but 'seven' apparently sounded better!) that runs along the western coast of my tiny island haven. It's beautiful and fantastic for walking, running etc. I plan on doing a lot of paddle boarding, kayaking, diving, beach strolling and some yoga at a studio back home run by a couple of friends of mine.
Spot Training…and the Great Butt Workout
Did that get your attention? :) We all know that spot training - i.e. working out a specific muscular area of the body in order to lose weight in that area - doesn't work. You can't control where your body loses its fat - it comes off as it wants to (there is research showing that the last place we gained weight is the first place it will come off and that's always proven true for me). Some people notice they gain and lose weight in one specific area - like their thighs, or butt. I have always gained weight fairly evenly all over - which as much as that sounds like a good thing, it's not really, because you can't camouflage all over, haha.
Getting Your Move On in the New Year
How's your week going peeps? It's Thursday so it's nearly TGIF - just hang in there! That photo has nothing to do with this post except to show you that I'm having fun with my new camera - and to show you how cute Ben, one of my 3 ginger boys, is! As part of my cleanse I've been really revamping my fitness routine. I wanted to go all out for this cleanse and my regime was due for an overhaul anyway - your body gets used to the same exercise really fast, so it is essential to keep switching things up! It was a goal of mine for this month and I achieved it - yay! Rather than doing a ton of yoga interspersed with some gym cardio/weight circuits, I've taken on some dance classes (an old goal of mine that I finally completed!)