I couldn’t wait to get out of work yesterday, because as soon as I did, I picked up this pretty lil’ thing at the train station!
My long lost love, Destiny!
Destiny is staying with us for the night while she’s in town from Chicago, and I am always SO happy to have her over. To make things fun, we headed out to Desthil, one of my favorite restaurants in Normal, for dinner (the last time I went, I had the bison burger!)
We had a great time trying out a few beers from the microbrewery and eating some dinner. I had the warm salmon and potato salad, which is actually fabulous. It’s salmon, bell pepper, and potatoes with a honey mustard type dressing.
So yummy, with fresh ingredients to boot
This morning I have a challenge for you guys – a boot camp challenge!
Equipment: yourself and a medicine ball
Instructions: Complete the above four exercise circuit-style, one after another, each for 25 reps. Then repeat FOUR more times for a total of FIVE times total. Altogether it takes about 30 minutes. Don’t forget to warm up, cool down, and streeeettttch!
As always, check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise plan.
1. Corner to corner slammin’ burpees: With a medicine ball overhead, slam down on the ground, catch it, and carefully bring it down to the ground to support your weight as you go back into a burpee (jump the feet out to a plank position, jump them back in, and stand up.) Turn to the opposite corner and repeat. That’s one rep.
2. Medicine ball speed slams: With a medicine ball over head, brace the abs and slam it down to the ground. As quickly as possible, pick the ball up and repeat.
3. Medicine ball chops w/ a jump: In a sumo squat position, bring the medicine ball to the ground with straight arms. Lift (not swing) the ball up overhead, adding a jump when you’re almost to the top. Repeat for a total of 20 times.
4. Tuck jumps: With hands held in front of you, jump up and bring the knees to the chest. Land softly on your feet and repeat.
All right – I’m out of here. It’s time to hop on the elliptical for some cardio, and then make breakfast for the house Later, Shane and I are headed to a concert on the river in Peoria to watch the fireworks. It should be so much fun – plus, I can check another item off of my bucket list
Have a good one!!
What’s your workout for today?