[Workout] Four easy Bosu moves

As most of us experience, morning alarms aren’t always effective…aka sometimes the snooze button is just a little too tempting. While I try not to make sleeping in a regular practice, sometimes it happens. On those days, I hate missing my full morning workout BUT I’ve come up with a few quick toning moves to do when I can’t fit in a full session – I call them “better than nothing” workouts :)

Earlier this week, I created a quick four-move better than nothing workout. It was easy to do these few moves before jumping in the shower and getting ready for work!


This week’s workout: Four Easy Bosu Ball moves
Muscles worked: Full body!
Courtesy of: @katekatebear (aka me)
Needs: Bosu ball

katekatebear bosu ball workout

Side plank dips: 
Start with your body turned to one side and your feet one of top of the other on the top of the bosu ball. Lift yourself up into a side plank on your forearm. In this position, lift your core up and lower it down. Then switch sides!
For variation, you can put your top foot in front of the other on the ball OR put your top foot on the ball and your other knee down on the ground. 

Uneven elevated push-ups: 
Start in a push-up position with one hand on the center of the ball and one hand on the ground. Perform 10 push-ups, then switch arms on top of the ball.
For variation, you can place your knees on the ground.

Plank rocks (forward/back): 
Place both feet in the center on top of the ball. Bring yourself up into a plank with your feet balancing on the ball, then start by rocking yourself forward (keeping your feet/toes on the ball) and then back (bending/pushing your heels backward).

Elevated reverse lunges: 
Standing up in front of the bosu, step back (carefully!) in the center of the bosu behind you. Stay in this position, and perform 10 lunges – making sure to keep your front knee over your ankle. Switch to the other side.

Again, it takes more time to explain these workout moves than it does to actually do them :) It’s a quick way to get in a workout for all your muscle groups!

You’ll never regret a workout! 

Friday Favorites – 2.1.13

So unfortunately this Friday I was crazy busy. I had work in the morning – filming with the TODAY SHOW!

today show in baltimore

Oh hey Natalie Morales!

And then in the afternoon, we had a family event. Unfortunately, it was a sad occasion, but it was very good to see everyone. It was a lovely afternoon of seeing everyone.

So on to the happier fun stuff from the week. :)

SUPER BOWL HYPE

Specifically, Ravens hype! The AMAZING showing of Ravens fans to send off our team was…breathtaking. GO RAVENS!

Ravens vs 49ers fans

BTN Workout

Short on time? Work it out before you shower! I’ve had a few days where I didn’t really have time (yesterday…case and point)…so this has really been great!

katekatebear better than nothing workout

This Means War

Seriously, could they have assembled a hotter cast? haha But honestly, I love Reese Witherspoon. She’s adorable in this movie. If you haven’t seen it, go rent it or buy it or whatever. I can’t wait until my hair grows out again so I can cut/style it like this again.

Reese-Witherspoons-Style-Means-War

New sunglasses

So unfortunately, one of my favorite Charm City stores just went out of business. BUT I was lucky and got in before it closed! They had the BEST sunglasses. Not that I don’t own enough sunglasses haha But I got some new ones – love em!

cat eye sunglasses

 

When I wear them, I feel like this…

swag dog

And I wish everyone a fantastic, amazing super bowl weekend!!!  

 

[Workout] Better Than Nothing Workout!

Ever have a day where you just aren’t feeling a full workout? We ALL do.

I try to get in a few workout moves every day (I’ve been know to do leg lifts while drying my hair haha). Especially on days when I know I’m not going to get a full workout in, this makes me feel a little better.

Recently, I saw someone post on Pinterest that they do 10 pushups before EVERY shower. Get a little sweaty right before you clean up…makes total sense!

To expand on that, I pulled together a few quick, fun moves for a Better Than Nothing (BTN) Workout that I’m going to try to do before every shower!

katekatebear better than nothing workout

I’d love if you’d join me! Tell me what moves you’d like to add in or switch out! Tweet me @katekatebear and tag #BTN