What is the Summer Of Strong (SOS)?
SOS is a weekly initiative to get you MOVING. Through at-home workouts that can be done in minimal time, I want Mom365 readers to feel empowered and STRONG! As moms, we need to be strong for not only ourselves, but also for our FAMILIES! We need to be strong physically AND mentally. And it’s my belief that exercising can do that for us.
SOS is NOT about:
Self-hate or poor body image talk.
Restrictions or extremes.
SOS IS about:
Improving our fitness levels.
Learning how to create workouts.
Empowerment through accomplishment.
For this week’s workout, we’ll be focusing on our LEGS – a body part that I know most women are self-conscious about. Since our legs are so highly utilized, strength training them is vital. With stronger legs, we can tackle stairs, lift our little ones out of whatever mess they’ve gotten themselves into and push the 10,000 pound double stroller (surely I’m not the only one with roly poly children!).
As a trainer, I’m bombarded with questions about how sculpt better legs. I get asked about “saddlebags” and cellulite and how to spot reduce. The fact of the matter is: You can’t spot reduce. What we CAN do with this workout is tone every muscle in your lower half and burn tons of calories!
Do this workout for three times a week for 2 weeks and I promise you’ll see a HUGE difference in your legs! Strong and sleek!
What You’ll Need:
A stopwatch and 20 minutes.
Three times per week, non-consecutive days.
For video tutorials, simply click on the exercise: Squat, Calf Raises, Walking Lunges, Burpees, Mountain Climbers, Forearm Plank, Wall Sit
Try this leg circuit out and let me know how you like it! If you have ANY questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. For more fitness (and family) inspiration, please visit my healthy living blog, Lindsay’s List.
I’m so excited to start sharing my passion with you guys!
QUESTION: Aside from wrangling children, what do you currently do for daily exercise?