Motivation Monday: Long Weekend Prep

This is a busy week, probably for you as well because of the holiday weekend coming up. I LIVE for long weekends and I think a lot of it has to do with the productivity that comes with preparing for one less workday.

No one wants a mess when they come back from a long weekend and having the carefree attitude to enjoy time with friends and family gives you extra incentive to tie up loose ends and walk away feeling less stressed.

DSC_2651That being said, I want to keep this post short and simple so you can get on your merry way to do whatever you need to do to get after it this week. Thinking of all the warm weather clothing (and perhaps even bathing suits) we will be rocking this weekend, I wanted to include some posts relevant to getting us fit and ready.

Today I am including a quick arm workout that you can do anywhere. Whether you are traveling for Memorial Day or crunched for time at home, this routine is just the thing to get those arms toned and fit.divider

MSF 10 Minute Simply Sexy Arm Routine

Warm uppush-ups on hands or knees. Do 5-10 reps.

Bicep curl-stand with feet shoulder-width over the resistance band (can do in kneeling position for less tension). Holding on to each side of the band, start with arms straight down by your sides then with palms facing towards you, pull arms upwards to your shoulders bending at the elbow and slowly release back down. Do 15 reps.

Tricep kickback-standing in lunge position with right foot in center of band, hold each side of band with palms facing back, bend at elbows and extend to full straight arm position (parallel to floor). Do 10 reps.

Upright row-feet shoulder width apart over the center of the band, grip each side of band and with palms facing each other pull band straight in front of body parallel with your shoulders, slowly lower back down. Do 12 reps.

Overhead press-stand with feet apart shoulder width on the center of the band, grip each side of the band at shoulder level with palms facing each other. Press arms straight up to the ceiling rotating palms to face forward as arms extend straight. Lower back down slowly to start position. Do 10 reps.

Lateral (T) raise-stand with feet shoulder width apart on center of band, grip each side of band with palms facing your outer thighs. Slowly raise arms out in a T position and slowly lower back to starting position. Do 10 reps.

Cool down-stretching in crisscross position, stretch one arm long and resist with opposite arm (switch sides).

dividerWhat are your thoughts on long weekends? A tease, or an opportunity to get after it? Let me know your thoughts!

DSC_2654I am off to observe some classes at a local Pilates studio and am solo for dinner since Tyler is working late so it may just be simple leftovers and getting into my book club book. Hope you have a fantastic week!

<3 Megan

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