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I am a momma-to-be, a teacher, fitness/yoga instructor, runner, celebrity stalker, chocolate lover, embarrassing dancer, wine guzzler, can't-live-without-my-girlfriends kind of girl. I also have a collection of high heels that strongly outweighs my collection of runners. My goal is to find balance in my life through health and exercise- and when I say balance, I mean kicking ass in the gym and enjoying food, wine, family, friends, and basking in celebrity news. Let's eat clean and do some craaahaaayzy workouts together... followed by a glass of wine.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Hot Momma Medicine Ball Workout

Pin It Alright, peeps. I just finished watching the Bachelorette and I'm feeling sorry for myself. Yes, myself. I would like Emily and Sean to live happily ever after, mainly for my own selfish reasons- being able to stare creepily at photos of them and envision their future children. 

Speaking of future children, I will be wiping my tears and thinking of Sean's hot bod while doing this Hot Momma Workout! 

Please God, don't let my child's head be as large as my shadow's.

*As always, speak with your health care provider to see if exercise during pregnancy is right for you.

This workout can be done throughout your entire pregnancy- you'll need a 2 to 4 pound medicine ball and a timer- the one you'll hear in the videos is my Bit Timer App, which is available on iTunes for $0.99!

This is an interval workout where you will work for 30 seconds and rest for 20. You will go through the exercises and repeat the circuit 4 times. If you need more time in between, rest for 30 seconds!

Overhead Tricep Press
Using a 2 to 4 lb. medicine ball, stand about 6 inches from a structured wall. With elbows by the ears, elbows back as far as possible, bend the elbows and take the med ball towards the nape of the neck. Push the ball back up and touch the wall in front of you and repeat. If you feel comfortable, you can throw the ball against the wall and catch it over your head to start the overhead press.

Begin in a kneeling position. Place the med ball in one of your palms, and complete 4 superwomans with the opposite leg lifting when the arm is lifting. Change sides and complete 4 on the other side.

Plank Med Ball Rolls
Begin in a plank position, balancing one hand on the medicine ball. Remain as steady as possible while rolling the ball from right side to left. Repeat.

Squat Presses
Begin with feet a little wider than shoulder-width apart, and the medicine ball at chest height. Squat and bring the ball as close to the ground as possible, keeping your chest lifted. Then bring the ball above your head as you straighten your legs. Repeat.

Good luck, happy Tuesday and just freaking do it!