"A winter Monday is a day needed for movement. There is not much to do around here when its 15 degrees out and after sitting around most of the weekend I needed to move this morning. Not every workout needs to be filled with high intensity, and super heavy weight loads. I think getting strong is empowering, and extremely healthy as we age, but to be honest some days I don’t have it in me. This doesn’t mean you can’t get a great sweat in. Just moving around for 30-60 minutes a day can do wonders for your mood and energy during the cold winter months. Today I pulled out a few of my favorite exercise tools ( kettlebell, vipr, and sandbag) and put together a quick full body circuit that gave me a nice sweat and actually gave me some energy instead of draining me of all my energy. What I like about this workout is its working in different planes of motion so its challenging my body in a very different way compared to when I just lift heavier weights. Different stabilizers are forced to activate which equals more muscles recruitment, as well as a nice shock to the nervous system. This shock on the nervous system is what gives you that little extra boost of energy. Give this a try and let us know what you think."
Thank you Jenna for the motivation! Lately with life's business, I have put off doing any form of squats and so to get motivated once again, I have created the 30 day Squat challenge below :
As Jenna said, moving around each day gives us the energy to survive the cold, winter months and feel good about ourselves. January's "Tone it Tuesday" series has been a wonderful way to keep us motivated to do so, and I hope that these past few Tuesday monthly series, in general, have served as motivation for practicing a healthy lifestyle.
In November, Creatively Lu was launched and the November series of Thankful Tuesdays began. Then in December, we ran the series- Take Out Tuesdays which featured healthy tips when dining out. Finally, in January we have run the series- Tone it Tuesdays featuring Jenna Klane, who has shared her 3 essential moves for mastering the booty, her tips for healthy snacking-before, during, and after your workout, as well as the energizing workout today.
Rather than, continuously change out the Tuesday themes each month I am excited to announce that I have created 4 Tuesday series that will continue every month. Here is the Tuesday calendar from now on:
- On-Trend Tuesdays: a look at the hottest trends for that month
- Tacky Tuesdays: Here we will hold an intervention for the trends that just don't quite make the cut.
- Tranquil Tuesdays: Tips for creating inner peace.
- Tone it Tuesdays featuring Jenna Klane
Yup, that's right Jenna will continue to provide her tips for staying healthy! And these Tuesdays will be featured over on the new website:
So keep an eye out for Jenna's February edition of Tone it Tuesdays over on Creativelylu.com in a few weeks! Below is your daily dose of inspiration, inspired by my friend Kelly who committed to living a healthy lifestyle over the summer and has successfully lost over 40 lbs during her journey.
|Kelly Lennon with her motivational/workout coach, 3 year old nephew, Colin.|
The Lennon Household, Fall 2013.
Create a toned Tuesday everyone!
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