Over the past few years I have come to realize that my body is a gift from God that should be taken care of in the best possible way. I don’t exercise and eat clean for a certain size or a number on a scale, or for anyone’s approval. I hold@my health as a priority because I want to honor and glorify God.
Take care of your health for the right reasons, not for anyone or anything else.
Who else struggles with lower back pain? Tight hamstrings? Then this move is for you!
As someone who has struggled with lower pain for as long as I can remember, I am always looking for great stretches and exercises that will improve my back strength and work out the kinks.
Start in down dog position, and lift your right leg into an open down dog split. And open down dog split has your belly button poit ing out towards the room (make sure to keep your shoulders pointing down toward the floor though). Hold this position for a few seconds making sure to point the toe and lift as high as you can, in order to get the best stretch possible. Then draw your right leg in and down underneath your chest and lower your chest as much as possible. Hold for a few seconds before going back into down dog.
This stretches out your back, hamstrings, and side of your buttocks/thigh area.
Repeat on other side.
To modify, don’t lift your leg as high and don’t lower your chest as low.
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I have been eyeing this journal for a few months now, and my husband finally just ended up buying it for me this weekend. Each day you wrote down something you did that took you out of your comfort zone. Can’t wait to see my comfort zone challenged.
What are you reading right now?
Everybody say SQUAT!
This move works your entire legs and core area. Get into a sumo squat position (wider than hip distance). As you squat down touch the floor. As you raise up, raise up into your toes and point your arms toward the ceiling.
In order to modify this move, don’t touch the floor and don’t raise up into your toes.
Do this move for a full minute.
Are your legs burning yet?
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Week One of PIYO is in the bags!!! I set my alarm and got up before church this morning to get my Upper Body workout in.
This move is great for your arms and core. Get I to low plank and move up into like position. Return to plank, and repeat. Do this move for a full minute.
To modify, hold plank for 10 seconds then drop to knees for 3 seconds, repeating this cycle for the full minute.
Did you care for your health today?
Simply put. Powerfully spoken. Prayer is something I don’t ever want to be without.
How can I pray for you?
I love helping people and know that God has called me to do so. God has placed me on this planet to be a difference maker and world changer, and that is what I plan to do. I am looking for 3 people to help live fit lives. This includes spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. A fit life includes all of these areas, not just one. I know there are people out there that God is calling to live fitter lives. How? Because He called me to do so a few years ago, and He still prods me everyday to keep at it. God desires the best for His children, and He wants to see us fit in every way. So, if God has tugged at your heart strings or if He has been prompting you to live a fitter life, I would love to chat with you. Email me at Jaclyn.firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me your email address, and let’s set up a time to chat.
Who else loves a good bargain????? I found all of these treats at our local health food store for $4.50 total!!!! 😳 Everybody say what?!?! 😂 Healthy food IS affordable. 👍
What is the best bargain you have found lately?
PIYO Day 6 and this move incorporates your core, shoulders, and lower body.
Get into Warrior One position (front leg with toes facing front, knee bent without going beyond the toes, and back leg straight with foot turned out). Lift up and raise arms. Lower down and lower arms out to the side. Continue doing this move for 30 seconds on each side. Don’t forget to breathe! And make sure your legs are not too close together, this will help to prevent the knee from going out beyond the toes.
To modify don’t go as low as your lower down.
As you lift and lower your core tightens to keep you balanced. As your lift and lower your arms, you engage your shoulders and your legs.
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I have to take a moment to “brag” on one of my coaches, Michelle Hight! I met Michelle through a challenge group I hosted, then she continues on with Insanity, and decided she wanted to pay it forward and become a coach.
She has hit the ground running from day one and has encouraged and inspired me through her passion and efforts.
And get this, she just had TWINS and has a 3 year old!!!
She radiates with the love of Christ in all she does, and never gives up. She is a blessing to her family, friends, those she coaches, to me, and to Team Ignite!
Thank you Michelle for impacting the lives of the people around you for the better!