Are you ready for this weekend?
For me that means bracing for impact, as my brother-in-law & sister-in-law throw an annual 4th of July party down at the Jersey Shore.
Although the weekend is filled with fireworks & fun, I prepare myself mentally for the whole family taking a trip to nuttyville. All rules go out the window, our 2 1/2 year old will be up until all hours of the night partying with her older cousins, there will be drinking (birch beer for the kiddies and a margarita machine for the adults), my 6 year old will ask for a hundred treats and I will give in because it's that kind of weekend, and no one, I mean NO ONE will get much sleep.
Did I mention working out? Nope. I'll be lucky if I get a morning on the boardwalk.
But that's ok.
In the old days I used to be obsessed with keeping a somewhat normal schedule, be critical of what was going in my mouth and without a doubt I would log in a couple of hours to exercise, no matter what.
I'm not say I'm going to go hog wild, stuff my face, drink like a fish and be lazy. But I am going to chill out, even throw my feet up and really enjoy where I am.
Sierra and I even have plans to go fishing. I'll have to tap into my yogic patience for that one.
Now don't get me wrong...
I'll throw my running sneakers in the bag thinking maybe I'll get two days in but realistically only get one. Not to set myself up to fail or do less, but to be kind to myself when the unknown pops up and be happy that I at least will have one really great workout in rather than two half-a** ones or less than I was hoping.
The key to having that GREAT workout, is having a quick, no-brainer idea of what you can accomplish in the precious moments you get to escape from the beach house, busting at the seams with guests.
Oh wait, that's me. But could be you too.
I'm not completely certain if it will be a walk, jog, or run. It'll depend on the particular morning I get out there but there are a few moves I keep in my back pocket to end my "outdoor" workouts so I feel strong and ready to take on the day.
Since they are a great combo together, hitting the whole body, thought I'd share them with you before the weekend begins.
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At the end of my workout I'll most likely do 12-15 reps of each exercise, stretch and call it a day. But if you simply wanted to use this as your whole workout, go for it! 3 sets of 12-15 reps like a circuit would be awesome!!
Set yourself up for SUCCESS and you will be a Happy Camper this season!
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