Healthy, Happy, Fit Blog 3
Hi everyone and welcome to your final Healthy, Happy, Fit Blog Post.
As you come to the end of your 21 day transformation I have some final tips and ideas to push you that last little step closer towards your HHF goals. Again, we will be focusing on improving your lifestyle in the 3 different areas: Nutrition, Mindset and Fitness.
We will be introducing you to a new recipe, mindfulness exercise and workout for you to use in your final week of #HHF21 and in the rest of your fitness journey.
As a motivational treat for the last week of the programme, we have chosen a delicious dessert for you. Implementing healthy alternatives to your sweet cravings is a great way to satisfy and reward yourself without undoing the hard work you have put in. This week's Chocolate Chia Pudding is a great source of protein as well as being a yummy dessert. The chia seeds are responsible for the protein and help to keep you feeling fuller for longer.
As you come to the end of your Happy, Healthy, Fit journey and hopefully onto your continued fitness lifestyle, we want to draw focus onto "ending on a good note". As things come to an end, whether that be each class or this entire programme, it is important to take note of how you are feeling and what you have personally achieved.
During the cool down and stretches at the end of each session, take time to take stock of how your body feels, how your mind feels and where you are at in your fitness journey. Have a moment of quiet to notice the improvements you have made across the programme and if you have surprised yourself in how much you have achieved: how did you notice this in the class you just did?
This can all be documented in your HHF Journal. So at this time, take a moment to look at the mindset tracking you have done over the 21 days. Have you seen improvements? Make sure you take the time to realise your achievements and recognise the hard work that you have put in.
On your Healthy, Happy, Fit Journey we want you to recognise all the different ways that improving your lifestyle can positively affect your life. By focusing on these changes both in and out of class we hope you can recognise your progress.
The area of fitness we are focusing on this week is LEGS. We will be working on simple exercises to tone and strengthen your legs. This will help you in classes as for the majority of time, you are on your feet! By strengthening your legs you will feel able to do more, feel lighter on your feet and still be able to walk the next day!
Take a look at the following 3 exercises, repeat each one for a minute and repeat the whole thing 5 times for a quick 15 minutes Legs Blast!
First of all, a lunge. Stand with one foot in front of the other, then bend down into a lunge, keeping your back straight, taking your legs as close to 90 degrees angles as you can and making sure to keep your front knee over your toes. Return to the standing position, bring the other leg in front and repeat.
Next is a side lunge, with or without weights (or whatever appropriate heavy objects you have to hand). Stand neutral with your feet together. Then, taking a long step to the side reach down as far as you can to the floor, pushing your bottom backwards, keeping your back straight and your bent knee safely over your toes. Return back to the standing position and repeat on the other leg.
Finally, a sumo squat, again with or without weights. Take your feet out to the side, turning your feet out to a position that feels natural to you. Keeping your pelvis tucked under, squat down. Keep your back straight and chest up as you squat and return back to the standing position and repeat.
Enjoy, and see you all at graduation!
We hope you're feeling Healthy, Happy, Fit!