Fitness


Ideal summer fitness routine

ideal fitness gear for summer from top left: white athletic tank top /  sports bra / green and blue swim cap / blue athletic backpack / green ombre running shoes (I love these shoes so much!) / fitness leggings / swimsuit (great price!) / goggles / flip-flops

Summer is here! This means it is time to switch up my fitness routine; and maybe you too are thinking of switching up your fitness routine?

School ends for my kids in about two weeks, so when vacation starts, I will have more time to hit the gym. My routine might need some tweaking as summer progresses due to the summer school schedules of my children; but for the most part, I plan to stick to this routine. For the summer season, I want to make sure I mix in both indoor, and outdoor, fitness activities. It always important to include both interval training, and cardio training, along with strength workouts, every week.

If you are interested in swimming for fitness this summer, you can find my guide right here, and you can find multiple swim workouts right here.

My ideal summer fitness routine:

Monday: The Drop (interval training and core strengthening)

Tuesday: Swimming (cardio and interval)

Wednesday: Spin- Rhythm Ride (cardio)

Thursday: Weights or BodyPump (strength training)

Friday: BodyCombat (cardio kick-boxing)

Saturday: Hiking, walking, or swimming; something outside!

Sunday: rest day, hopefully napping on the beach! haha

Have you thought about your ideal summer fitness routine yet? If so, what do you plan to do?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Spirit Sox USA fundraiser review

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One-two-three-four! I can hear the crowd roar! Picture this: you are playing your favorite sport, and your team just won. Everyone in the audience is cheering for you and your team. While all eyes are on you, what are you wearing? Sure your team uniform is on point, but what socks are you wearing? They aren’t that old pair of gym socks, the pair with the hole and yellow tinge, from the back of your drawer you thought no-one would notice if you wore? Oh no, they are? Well, there is a fabulous way to fix this “sock problem” so that it never happens again!

There is a hot new company on the sport socks scene, and they are based right here in Silicon Valley. In the true spirit of entrepreneurship, Spirit Sox USA has taken sport socks to the next level. Instead of basic socks which match a sports team uniform, these socks offer a sport or team specific logo; and that isn’t even the best part. These socks can raise money for your team! Yup, you heard that right! Spirit Sox USA is a fabulous way to raise money for your sports team while looking like the true champions your team is filled with. Now, listen to that crowd roar!

Spirit Sox USA makes fundraising really easy. You can pick out a pair of socks in your teams colors, then add your logo; and when you sell them, your team reaps the benefit! In addition to raising money for your team or your school, Spirit Sox USA gives back 5% of it’s profits to schools in under-served areas. How fabulous is that!

I am really excited about this company; and thrilled to be the one to introduce it to you! The founder is someone I have know for many years and she is active in the community; as well as being an amazing person. Her company is all about giving back to the community; which makes it the ideal go-to place for team socks, and team fundraising. Love!

There are so many great ways to raise money with team socks from Spirit Sox USA. For example, during football season, the team always needs at least two pairs of sock for their uniform. My son plays Pop Warner, and they will need these socks for their regular uniform. In addition to their normal uniform socks, they will need a pink pair for October when football works hard to raise awareness and support for breast cancer research. The cheer team needs these socks too!

Team socks are great for both adult teams and kids teams. Teams can raise hundreds or even thousands of dollars for their team or school depending upon how many socks they sell. It is an amazing way to fundraise!

If you are on a team, or you have children on a team, or you are looking for a way to raise money for your school, check out Spirit Sox USA. I highly recommend them! You can learn more about Spirit Sox USA online at SpiritSoxUSA.com.

I can’t wait to get my son’s socks for football season! Which team or school do you plan to fundraise for?

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Fitness goals for the new year

Fitness gear wish list: grey sweatshirt / striped leggings / sports bra / grey tank top / running shoes (my favorite!) / gym bag (under $90!)

Happy 2017! Now that the holiday season is over, it is time to get back to my fitness routine. Last year, my goal was to workout five days per week, and lose fifteen pounds. I was not able to stick to the five day per week workout goal, but I did lose ten of those fifteen pounds! So that is a win!

Since I still have five pounds of last year’s weight loss goal to go, I am going to set a new goal for 2017. This year I would like to lose another ten pounds. As far as my workout routine goes, I am going for a more realistic goal of four gym days per week.

I am still homeschooling my middle child, and she would like to continue homeschool next year, so I have to consider her school schedule when I create a workout schedule for myself. She is my number one priority during the day, so my schedule requires a little help from my Mom, who watches my daughter when I have other matters to attend to.

Here is my goal, fitness schedule:

Monday: The Drop. This is a cardio interval training class which combines plyometrics, core strengthening, cardio segments, and strength training without weights. It is a 45 minute class which is doable.

Tuesday: 30 minute walk around the neighborhood with my daughter.

Wednesday: Rest. Wednesdays are busy days for all three of my kids. I am a “mom taxi” on Wednesdays, No time for a workout for me!

Thursday: Spin. This is an interval class. Interval workouts should be done twice per week for a healthy heart.

Friday: BodyCombat. This is a cardio kickboxing class which is high intensity cardio. It targets all muscle groups, and burns about 700 calories. Love!

Saturday: BodyPump followed by Adv Step. BodyPump is a choreographed weight workout, and Adv Step is a cardio class. I am always sore after doing these two classes; but combined, I burn over 900 calories. Love!

When putting a workout schedule together, it is important to combine strength training, interval training, and cardio into the schedule. This was my goal when I devised this schedule. Fingers crossed I don’t get so busy I can’t stick to this schedule!

As for my weight loss goal of ten pounds, I am continuing to use the MyFitnessPal app from the app store. It tracks my calories and workouts; helping me stay on track. You can also have friends on the app which is a fun way to share your milestones, and goals, with friends who have similar goals. Feel free friend me on the app! I’m CathyLSG.

What are your fitness and/or weight goals for the new year?

My fitness gear wish list: