Ann-Marie certainly worked hard on Monday, here are my very favourite press ups which open the pecs in 3 planes making them super functional! Yay! If you suffer with that little bit of softness just by your armpit you will love what these press ups do! They lengthen the pec maximally which will open your chest and get your back working as well, which means you will have long toned muscles and posture a ballet dancer would be proud of!
Simply start in a plank position, take your left hand up a hand space, left a hand space, then turn it away from you, then lower into your press up. try 5 on each side and notice the difference.
To make this a beginner friendly exercise try it on your knees or on the kitchen counter. Then to make it harder alternate each hand!
Two posts in one day! Well, I’m feeling particularly motivated, the sun is shining and the sky is blue! Spring is nearly here and I want to help you lovely people feeling great!
Over the past few weeks I have tried something a little different inspired by the amazing nutrition experts, Kimberly Snyder and David Wolf… Hydrate first thing in the morning!
I have been doing this now for about 12 weeks and I feel amazing, my energy levels are up, mu stomach is down and my hunger feels much more stable!
What I have built myself up to is waking up and firstly brushing my teeth with Aluminium free Bi-Carb, swilling my mouth and spitting the fluid out, funnily enough, my dentist is the happiest he has ever been with my teeth and my sensitivity to all things sweet or cold has vanished! Great!
Then I started with just half a litre of water 30 minutes before food/green smoothie, to ensure optimum digestion of the green goodness. Over time I have built up to what I feel is good for me… 0.75 litre of plain, filtered water, followed by 0.75 litre of warm water and a whole lemon squeezed in. Then I use my Kikis Supergreens in another 0.5 litre water. I can honestly say, I feel amazin, my skin looks better and I really feel alive!
Then, only when I feel hungry I will eat my green smoothie! I really am converted!
I am not suggesting that you drink the same quantities, but try for 1 week drinking 0.5 litre of water on waking and see how different you feel. You should find that it regulates your thirst throughout the day and reminds you to drink, but try to drink away from meals as this dilutes your digestive juices. I aim for 20 minutes break between drinking and eating, then I wait 1 hour after eating to drink anymore.
Give it a go and let me know how you get on! Hope you all feel great! 🙂 xx
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