This morning’s work out is brought to you by the July issue of Self.
Each month Self features great work outs that are always fun to mix up my routine with.
First up out of the mag was the 8 minutes to Slim basic training routine.
The routine is quick and easy with each set only lasting a minute. Granted, a very intense non-stop minute that only moved on to another very intense minute for a total of 8.
I repeated the routine twice and felt like I had already worked up a sweat in that 16 minutes.
If you don’t have a copy of the issue, the routine can be found here.
Next up was the monthly strength card inserts.
I do not have a stabilizing ball, but I managed to do 2 sets of the other moves that can be found online here.
I finished up my morning work out with a little core work and stretching.
Breakfast was my official return to cereal.
In my bowl I had
- 1/2 cup Meghann’s Running Mix
- 1/2 cup Kashi Cinnamon Harvest
- 1/4 cup Praline Pecan Granola
- 1/2 Peach
- Oiko Plain Yogurt
It was actually the last of the Cinnamon harvest cereal so there was lots of crumbs of shredded week that blended amazingly with the yogurt. 🙂
The comment read..
You have a level of bathing suit bravery that I am fairly certain I have not had since I was 10. You are awesome.
I immediately sent her an e-mail stating the bathing suit bravery has not always been there. In fact if you were to go back and look at photos from any other cruise I have taken you would be hard pressed to find any photos of me in a bikini.
However, this vacation I would say about 50% of the photos taken of me on the cruise were in fact of me in nothing, but a bikini and I was proud of it.
I know I don’t have what the majority of America would call the ‘world’s perfect body,’ but I have the perfect body for me. I have strong legs, sexy curves, defined arms and a belly that jiggles. The last year I have worked hard for my body and when you work hard for something, you should not be ashamed of it.
Yes, I was brave for posting a picture of myself in a bikini for all of the world to see, but honestly I never thought twice about. My body has run a marathon, completed a triathalon and can hold a plank for a minute and a half, how many models in magazines can say that? I have a real body and I am not ashamed of it any longer.
Who is with me? Who is ready to generate that bikini confidence this summer? Stop hiding and start living! 🙂