Getting Back on Track Made Simple!
It happens to all of us- we get stressed, busy, or just unfocused. Our healthy habits take a back seat so here’s a simple guide to getting back on track. The most important thing is to remember that being healthy is a lifelong endeavor so don’t worry about mistakes or the past, move forward and create a better future for yourself!
For more nutrition tips and tricks go here. :)
The Ballet Physique: Back On Pointe Review
As you guys know, I’m a sucker for a good barre fitness workout. They’re fun, low-impact, and work your muscles in a totally unique way. So when The Ballet Physique barre studio sent me early access to their at-the-time soon-to-be-released DVD set, I was pretty excited to try it out.
There are things you can do! Try seeing if you can “rock” your weight forward or backwards a bit to take the pressure off your hipbones, though make sure you keep your abdominals tight and engaged. You could also lay a yoga/Pilates mat down under yourself, or even place a blanket or thin pillow under your hips while doing the exercise to provide some cushioning.
If you try these things and it still hurts to much to do, I’d suggest replacing Supermans with back extensions at a gym.
One-Legged King Pigeon Pose
- Begin in Downward Facing Dog. Bring your right knee forward between your hands and come into Pigeon pose.
- Rest your right hand on your right knee and bend your left knee.
- Flex your left foot and bring your left hand under your foot and try to grab onto your toes.
- This is the tricky part. You need to flip your left elbow up to the ceiling, so your toes are pointing straight up and your fingers are pointing down.
- From here, you can arch your head back and reach your right hand over your head to hold onto your left toes. If it’s easy, touch the top of your head to your foot.
- Stay here for at least five breaths and then release your hands and place your palms on either side of your right knee.
- Straighten out your left leg behind you and tuck your toes. Then press into your palms and step your right leg back, coming in Down Dog. Then bring your left knee forward and try this pose on the other side.
I think you guys know this is one of my fave poses, so I’m happy that there’s a nice breakdown of how to do it.
Perfect Port de Bras is a 15-minute, no-impact workout that works your arms, chest, and back for sleek, supportive arms during dance (though it’s fine for non-dancers as well!). All you need is a little space and a resistance band or two, though you could make it work using a pair of dumbbells as well.
Sorry for the low quality; people asked for the video no matter the quality. I’d like to make a high-quality video of this workout once I have the means.
Right when i was thinking about how out of shape my arms had become (I used to have biceps! the hell?) this video came up. I could do it all, so I’d say it’s for beginners, but it provides a really good upper arm workout while also teaching you a thing or two about ballet.
If you are not a ballerina (which I am not) this may hurt (ow).
Also note that you need at least one resistance band. Or dumbbells
I am a) glad you liked it and b) sorry you’re in pain.
Remember that you can place your hands wider on your band to make movements easier.
A full workout where you never have to stand up!
Good things don’t come for free. How many miles can you clock up this month? How about committing to our Run 30 miles in one month Challenge? That’s just one a day! Do it!