Changes…

I figured its a new season and I’m about to start down a new weight loss path, so why not change up how Lily Boxing looks! So I spent some time today freshening up the blog page style and the pages are still undergoing some updates, but it’s well on its way.

Tomorrow I’m going to meet with a nutritionist so she can get me started on a more nutritious meal plan than I’m on now. I’ve been following Weight Watchers since about three weeks postpartum with James. I’ve been steadily losing weight, but want to make a full lifestyle change at the same time as I lose weight. So my hopes are that she can teach me to make more nutritional choices than I am making now.
I’ll keep you posted on how it goes tomorrow and check out the updated page-tell me what you think. I plan on posting the new workouts and receipes I find during this new road to complete wellness I’m taking. 
~Wish me luck~ 

The Fast-and-Furious Interval Routine

Get a full cardio workout in just 20 minutes with this interval routine. 

When you’re short on time, your best bet for an efficient and effective workout is amping up the intensity of your slow-and-steady pace, which will burn more total calories each minute during your workout—and, some speculate, may also suppress your appetite. Whether you prefer to swim, run, bike, hike, or walk, this cardio intervals workout, created by Todd A. Astorino, Ph.D, an associal professor of kinesiology at California State University at San Marcos, will make sure you get the biggest calorie burnout of 20 minutes.

0:00-5:00
Warm up, moving at a slow pace.

5:00-6:00
Go all out, pushing yourself as hard and fast as possible.

6:00-7:00
Active recovery: Catch your breath.

7:15-18:30
Repeat minutes 5:00 to 7:15 five times.

18:30-20:00
Cool down.

SUPERSCULPTING WORKOUT 4

This workout helps you sizzle mega calories even while you sleep. (yes it’s scientifically proven)
Obliques and Deep Abs               

CRISSCROSS
– targets abs and obliques (triple the toning for your obliques compared with a standard crunch)

  1. Lie face up on the floor with elbows bent out to sides at shoulder level, hands touching behind ears and knees bent, feet flat
  2. Crunch up, lifting feet off floor and rotate torso toward right as you bring your right knee into chest, simultaneously extend left leg diagonally up at a 45 degree angle
  3. Keeping torso and legs lifted, switch sides and repeat to complete 1 rep
  4. Do 10-12 reps, then move on to the Roll – Up

ROLL – UP
– targets deep abs ( 26% percent more ab flattening than a typical crunch)

  1. Lie face up on floor with arms extended behind your head, palms up
  2. Engaging abs, raise arms overhead and slowly lift shoulders and then torso off floor, hinge forward at hips to reach hands to touch toes.  MAKE IT EASIER: Place a folded towel or pillow under lower back for support
  3. Slowly reverse motion back to start
  4. So 10-12 reps, then return to CrissCross

Continue alternating sets until you have done 3 sets of each exercise

Fitness Magazine September 2011

SUPERSCULPTING WORKOUT 2

This workout helps you sizzle mega calories even while you sleep. (yes it’s scientifically proven)

Biceps and Triceps

PREACHER CURL
– targets biceps (better arm firming than a standing biceps curl, targeting 90% of the muscle)

  1. Holding a dumbbell in each hand, sit on a chair backward with arms hanging over its back, palms facing up
  2. Curl weights toward shoulders, then lower
  3. Do 10-12 reps, then move on to the Diamond Push-Up

DIAMOND PUSH-UP
-targets triceps, chest (25% more sculpting than standard triceps moves, like overhead extensions)

  1. Start on the floor in a modified push up position, balancing on hands & knees with arms extended so that body forms a straight line from the shoulders to knees, move palms close together under chest, thumbs & forefingers touching
  2. Bend elbows to lower chest towards floor.  Return to start
  3. Do 8-15 reps, then return to the Preacher Curl

Continue alternating sets until you have done 3 sets of each exercise

Fitness Magazine September 2011