14 Day Slim Down Challenge – Day #1

I know, kinda crazy! Just reading the title makes me nervous, but pushing yourself beyond what you think your limits are is how we change. I’m in need of some major pushing. I can run, I know I can run for a long time, but I want to get better and I want to get faster, I want to run Boston, so I have to push myself. It’s hard, but I’m ready and I’m hoping you’ll take part in this month’s challenge with me.

It’s February, the month of love, so what better time to show the most important person on the planet some serious love, YOU! It’s time to love our bodies ladies, and this month I’m challenging myself to a 14 day slim down challenge so come Valentine’s I can praise my bod.

Here’s to starting with a strong foot forward beginning with some serious calorie torching moves. This sequence utilizes plyometrics to make your burn in places you didn’t know existed, and to get your heart pumping, the sweat will drip ladies. We all know how important plyo work is, and we know it really does work, but it’s hard, and it sucks,so to help ease into this not so happy place of burpees and squat-whats?? I’ve selected a few moves that I think are great for beginners and pros alike, focusing on strengthening the core and the legs.

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This sequence is meant to be done 3-4 days a week for a duration of 45 seconds per move OR, if you really want to ease into this, sets of 12. It should be done twice in a row, so when you finish the sequence once you do it again, and here’s the best part: in between each move, you do 30-50 jumping jacks, more if you can. I usually like to do 60seconds worth in between each move. Here we go!

Sorry in advance for my wobbly legs, it was windy y’all!! Also I slowed down the actual movements so you can get a clearer shot of what I’m doing. So try to move fast, think of yourself as this hot little firecracker! I am by no means a pro, you guys this is a challenge for me too!

1. Plié Squats

Then your jumping jacks! Don’t stop!

2. Heismans

More jacks!

3. One Legged Dead Lift Hop.

Jacks!

4. Double Jumps

Jacks!

5. Lateral Lunges (note you can step only two paces, I like to go further because I focus on my speed, but two paces will give you a good burn)

And more jacks! Once done, repeat! Makes sure to do this sequence 3-4 times a week, we’ve got 14days ladies!!!

Thanks for reading!
Get Sweaty
XO
MN

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