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Juneathon Day 10 – Walking Lunges

Hi there,

Today’s Juneathon Juneathon Day 10 activities include a nice 30 minute walk (when I could have had been in a car) and a 30 minute Body Flexor workout from the Nike+ Training Club program. This is my first workout of my second program, Beginners Get Toned. Although the program wants to tell me I haven’t finished a program, yesterday I finished my very first 4 weeks of the NTC Beginners Get Lean program. I was in a bit of a rush yesterday so I didn’t get to express how extremely proud of myself I am for sticking to a plan for 4 weeks straight and completing everything I needed to. I missed logging one of the workouts so it told me I only did 94% of the program and now it says I am at 0 for finishing a program but whatever! I completed it and I know so I’m ecstatic! The workout today had some new exercises that I will hopefully get much better at. Can’t wait to keep pushing myself, even if I am too tired.

The exercise I’d like to feature today, I’ve been doing this one for the last 4 weeks and it was in today’s program too, Walking Lunges. Remember how I mentioned I love Hip Raises because they help tighten your butt, well so do Walking Lunges! Add some Walking Lunges into your workout to fit into some skinny jeans or to tighten up your gluts. This exercise also helps to build stronger legs (hams, quads, and inner thigh) and help with stability.

Here’s how to do Walking Lunges:
walking lunges

1. Start in Standing Position with feet hip-width apart
2. Walk forward by stepping your right foot forward and low at the hips bending both of your legs
3. Step up and Bring the back leg forward into another lunge downward
4. Take 3 steps (or 4 depending on the space you have), turn around, and repeat for a minute (or do reps if you prefer)

Key Notes: Push down with your hips, keep weight on your front foot that’s being planted, and try to keep your core tight and back straight. It is tough to keep your balance at first from one lunge walking into another and I still wobble sometimes but it’s a great workout!

Happy Walk Lunging!


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Back for Junathon

Well Hello World!!

It has been quite some time since my last post. Rest assured, I have still been running and working towards a better life with added workouts. I’ve completed a couple races and sign up for a few charity ones later this year I’m hoping to raise some awareness and dollars for.

I have to admit, I miss blogging and do think about blogging but haven’t been able to bring myself to get onto wordpress. I finally realized this is all because my work had changed a bit earlier in the year; I had to use wordpress a lot more in my day at work!! Our internal communications is built with wordpress but I’ve taken on some more responsibility to creative writing and exploring wordpress. So, why would I not want to blog, it’s a different subject and audience? I can’t explain it, I realized when I opened wordpress, even to my own blog, I felt like I was back at work. And with work being a little bit of a challenge lately, I don’t feel too keen on feeling overwhelmed when I’m at home. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job but there is only so much of one thing I can do in a day!

Instead, I’ve also found myself all over twitter for logging my progress and following others for inspiration. Check me out @rundmach ! Follow me and I’ll follow you! 🙂
I am also doubling up my posts on Facebook too so you can find me there as well! Add me and we can be friends!!

So, what am I doing back here? Well, I’ve signed up for Juneathon!!!!

I have actually decided I probably will not be blogging everyday but instead I will tweet & post on Facebook.

Good luck to everyone else who has signed up for Junathon and to those who are just working towards a healthier, happy life.

Happy Running!



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