Here’s my daughter’s first in a weekly series of blog posts. Enjoy!
Marla’s Fitness Corner – Week of June 17
Last week Sue (my Mom!) posted that I would be writing a weekly blog about doing a Couch to 5k Program. It’s true that I found a free Couch to 5k Trainer app in the Apple app store. I did the first few days of the program and really enjoyed it, but I’ve realized I’m not going to be able to run seriously until I get a pair of good running sneakers (very important everyone! Don’t run in a bad pair of sneakers. It’s a good way to hurt yourself). I’m planning on going to True Runner , a store specifically for runners, to get fitted for the right pair of sneakers in the next week or two, and then I will begin blogging about the awesome Couch to 5k program.
In the meantime though, I thought I’d blog about another great way I like to keep fit – Pinterest Workouts! If you’ve never been on Pinterest, you’re missing out. It’s a social media site based around “pinning” photos that link back to all kinds of cool websites. You can pin recipes, outfits you like, house decorating ideas, pretty much anything you can think of! My favorite thing to pin though is different workouts that you can do at home with minimal equipment or no workout equipment at all. You can find workouts to work your whole body or to focus on a specific problem area.
Let me give you an example. Lately I’ve been feeling a little flabby in the love handle region. So I found a workout on Pinterest with exercises that focus on burning away your love handles. Here is the workout:
It may not look like a lot, but I was sweating bullets! I chose to repeat the workout twice, but you can choose to do a Pinterest workout however many times you want. Another thing I like to do is find two short workouts for the day and do them together. Tonight I did the ‘Lose Your Love Handles Workout’ as well as this, a workout called “I love My Arms”:
The only equipment that you need for this workout is some sort of weight for the bicep curls, but if you can’t find one, you can just skip that step! That’s what I love about Pinterest workouts, you can take parts of different workouts and customize them to fit what you want to do for yourself.