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BEAT YOUR WORKOUT BOREDOM

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Happy Hump Day! If you couldn’t tell already, I’m kind of a fitness nut. But that’s not to say I absolutely love exercising all the time. Sweat dripping down my back, hot rosy cheeks and shortness of breath… makes me cringe just thinking about it. I’d much rather be spending the evening at home with my roommates sipping on wine while watching sappy movies! Exercising is hard! But, it is also important if you want to live a healthy lifestyle. Plus, the extra endorphins really make you feel good! The key? Make your workout fun so it doesn’t feel like work! My solution? Adding a medicine ball to my routine! Check it out below!

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To start off, I do regular crunches on the medicine ball with my arms supporting my head. I do enough until I can start to feel the burn… and then I do ten more!

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This move is my favorite! You want to start with the medicine ball above your head, about a foot from the ground.

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With your body in a “V” shape, start to bring the medicine ball to meet your feet. At the same time, start lifting your legs until they reach the medicine ball. Once you can place the medicine ball in between your legs, squeeze and lower to the ground.

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But, be sure not to let the ball touch the ground! To finish, raise your legs back up and repeat. After this move, you’ll be wishing it was still bikini season!

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To finish my workout, I always challenge myself with a plank on the medicine ball! Who doesn’t love a challenge? If you’re in need of more workout ideas, make sure you check out my exercise your way to flawless skin post!

What are some ways you make your workout more fun?

xo Krista

EXERCISE YOUR WAY TO FLAWLESS SKIN

Want to continue your journey towards perfect skin? Then, stop skimping on your gym sessions, early morning runs, yoga classes, and afternoon walks! Yes it’s true; skin care goes far beyond cleansing your face every morning and night. Sweating from exercise can actually detoxify your skin! For me, I really enjoy exercise, but struggle to find the time. So, I came up with this fast paced, metabolism boosting, 15 minute routine! I’ve already started to see the results, it’s AMAZING! Give it a try. Your skin will thank you!

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10 push ups. Make sure your hips are tucked forward!

80 jumping jacks. Your heart rate should start to pick up at this point!

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15 alternating lunges. Try to get as low to the ground as possible!

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20 sit ups. Engage your core the entire time!

25 squats. Don’t let your knees bend past your toes!

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1 min plank. Try to keep your body as straight as possible!

(Repeat 3 times)

By exercising regularly, not only will your skin thank you, you will be able to enjoy that cinnamon roll or latte on a crisp fall morning! Stay motivated Enza loves!

xo Krista

EASY EXERCISE IDEAS

If you’re like me, life is CRAZY busy. And, unfortunately, I don’t get to the gym nearly as often as I’d like. But instead of missing an entire workout sesh, I’ve discovered some super easy-to-do exercises that I can do at my desk! It’s almost like a miracle.

Ab Twister.

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I use my water bottle that’s full for this one. It’s super simple – just hold your water bottle (or whatever weight you choose) at chest level and gently twist all the way to your left while keeping your feet and hips forward. Then, twist to the right side. You’ll be able to feel your abs contract! I usually do about 10 reps on each side for this exercise.

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Chair Squat.

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This one is SOOOO simple and is a great exercise. Hold your arms out in front of you and lift up your hips and butt just enough so you’re hovering over your chair. I hold this pose for about 30 seconds to feel the burn!

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Leg Extensions.

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Start sitting up tall in your chair with your arms at your sides. Lift your left leg off the ground, straight out in front of you and hold for 10 seconds. Be sure to squeeze your quads to get a good workout! Then, switch to your right leg.

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See???? It’s not so hard to keep active even if you’re at a desk all day! I finish with a spritz of Cool Sustaining Toner on my face to refresh and balance my skin. What a great workout! -xo Kayla