Fitness Friday: September 19, 2014

Welcome to another F Cubed: my First Fitness Friday!  My hope with these posts are to give you a glimpse into my other life; my life as a personal trainer.  Yes, I love food and I love to eat, but being active has been a part of my life since forever!  (Also, it goes without saying that I love the other F in my life, my family.  They support me in all of my F Cubed endeavors and I could not do it without them!!)

So here it is, my first Fitness Friday:

First Fitness Friday Workout

  • 100 lunges
  • 50 push-ups
  • 2:30 plank
  • 100 squats
  • max pull ups (if you don’t have a pull up bar, do dips instead)
  • run 1-2 miles
  • 2:30 plank

Notes:  This workout might look a little daunting at first, but remember these two things and you’ll be able to do it in no time.  First, all workouts can be scaled based on your level of fitness.  For example, if you are just starting your fitness journey, cut the workout in half.  Do 50 lunges, 25 push ups, 1:15 plank and so forth.  If running 1-2 miles seems crazy, do what you can; walk then run, or just walk.  Second, do not feel like you need to complete each exercise without stopping.  If you can do 15 lunges before needing a break, do 15.  Then take a second, catch your breath and do 15 more.  Do not over complicate it!

What muscles does plank work?

Ever wonder what muscles plank works?  I love this muscular visual.

As always, I welcome your feedback and I am happy to answer any questions you have!  I hope it’s a great weekend!


A Busy Summer

Dear Blog Followers,

You might have asked yourself: where did Aspen go?  What has she been up to?  Not keeping up with the blog to be certain!  Remember that post a while back when I wrote about all of the major life changes we were contemplating and the decisions we came upon?  One of the changes was me going back to work, back to working outside of the home at a Gold’s Gym near our home.  As a personal trainer my workload started off really light as I built up my client base.  But now that the base is growing and seems hard to control.  This is a good thing, and a fun thing and, oh my goodness I feel like I can really see the good I am working in the lives of my clients.  I’m happy to report that I’ve found a passion more than just a job!

So, in light of all of my rekindled interest in fitness I’ll be making some changes to the blog.  I’m hoping to return to my original F cubed focus: fitness, food and family.  As of late (always) the posts I write have been more food-centric, but that’s about to change.  So, please bear with me and know, blog followers, that I have not forgotten about you.  Stay tuned!