Friday, February 15, 2013

Winter Workout for a Summer Body


Hi Everyone,

I hope that you all had a fabulous Valentine's day! Sorry I didn't get the breakdown to my workout last night posted until today, but Jesse and I had a dinner date that I didn't want to miss! :)

This workout incorporates weights and focuses on full body toning. One round took me 19 minutes to get through. As the title suggested winter workouts can be the deciding factor in reaching your physical goals by summer. Finding a consistent workout plan that fits into your lifestyle now can have you feeling comfortable and confident while you are poolside. 

Also, exercise helps keep the winter blues at bay. Sunlight seems to feed my energy levels, and at this time of year when I am feeling sunshine deprived, working out can give me the mood boost I would otherwise be missing out on. 
I got a mood boost yesterday, when Jesse had roses, chocolates and bath pampering items delivered to me at work for Valentine's Day. When I got home he had another present waiting for me. New shoes! I was truly impressed that he noticed when I mentioned that I loved these sneakers several weeks ago. He went to my pinterest page to figure out where to order them for me. Here is a direct link to the shoes: Reebok Crossfit Nano 2.0. 

Flower's and workout shoes. What more can a girl ask for? :)

Loving my Reebok Crossfit Nano's!

I hope you all enjoy the workout! Have a great night,
Melissa




Beginner: 10 reps
Intermediate: 15 reps
Advanced: 20 reps

1. Weighted Reverse Lunge Step Up
2. Bicycle Abs
3. Plank Row (split reps between right and left arm)
4. Power Deck Squat
5. Warrior Deadlift (right)
6. Warrior Deadlift (left)
7. Cheek to Cheek
8. Scissor Abs
9. Heel Tap Plank
10. Romanian Deadlift

6 comments:

  1. I am new to your blog. I can't get enough of the workout videos. For a while now I've been trying to fine a great site that combines many different styles, and I have found it! Thanks so much :) I want to do a before and after for the 30 day NPC workout. How would I go about submitting my pictures to your site?

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  2. Hey Melissa!
    I am also fairly new to your blog and I love it. You mentioned that you use kettle bells at home. I just received a set as a gift (again what more could a girl ask for!) but am unsure how to put together a workout using them effectively. Do you have any suggestions on number of reps and moves? Again, big fan and inspiration because I am currently over 30 miles from the closest gym and these workouts that I can do at home are a blessing.
    Thanks!

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    1. Try jillian michaels or fitnessblender.com to get yourself started and learn techniques - I'm a kettlebell fan and they both have great full videos of just kettlebell workouts. Melissa is my favorite, so that's the only time I go elsewhere.

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  5. I loved this workout, just did it this morning before work! Keep up the great work :)

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