Friday, September 25, 2015

Fitness Friday is BACK!!

Hi loves! Fitness Friday is back!! I stopped for a while because I had just finished school and I went into a transition period. I did not workout very much during this time. Now I have finally started to get back into the groove this month!

On 9/12 I did 35 reverse sit-ups. On 9/13, I stretched for 35 minutes. The day after I stretched for 32 minutes and went on a 3 mi. walk. On 9/15, I stretched for 25 minutes and went on a 2.5 mi. walk. The day after I stretched for 10 minutes. 

On 9/17, I stretched for 23 minutes. The day after I stretched for 48 minutes. I also did a segment on two different workout DVDs. I did the Circuit Training segment from the Caribbean Workout Abs, Buns, and Thighs DVD. I did the Core and Legs segment from the Caribbean Workout Core Pilates DVD. I LOVE the Circuit Training segment. It reminds me a lot of my Dance! Workout with Barbie VHS that I used to do as a child! :D 

Sunday I went on a 4.5 mi. walk. Monday I stretched for 15 minutes. On Tuesday I went on a 3.5 mi. walk. On Wednesday I stretched for 36 minutes. I also did the Circuit Training from the Caribbean Workout Abs, Buns, and Thighs DVD. I did 20 reverse sit-up and 30 Russian twists. I did 2 x 20 sit-ups with both legs bent in the air (it looks like your sitting in a chair but you are on your back). I did 5 each direction of circular crunches (you circle your arms and as you go forward, you raise your chest/back up slightly... this exercise works your waist). I also did 10 each of one-legged pike-ups (opposite arm, opposite leg). 

Yesterday I went on a 4 mi. walk. Today I went on a 2 mi. walk and I stretched for 15 minutes.

~Challenge~ 

This week's challenge is going to be simple and fun! I recently read a very interesting study... Before I tell you what it is, first see if you can do the challenge! Stand on one leg with your eyes open. There is a large chance that you just did that with ease for more than 20 seconds. Now stand on one leg again, but this time close your eyes. It is significantly more difficult, isn't it? Apparently you are supposed to be able to stand on one leg with your eyes closed for at least 20 seconds. If you cannot do this, you could have damage to the small blood vessels in your brain, which in turn means that you are at high risk for a stroke (AARP). If you can do it, you have good brain health!

Let me know what you think of this challenge in the comments below! Make sure to follow me on Pinterest, Bloglovin, and Twitter!

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