Juneathon 2016 – Week 1

So it’s that time of year again and my second Juneathon! Can’t believe we’re already halfway through 2016!!! Where is the time going!?! Anyway, I digress, back to Juneathon – this time, though, we don’t have to do a daily blog post, but I think a weekly round-up of the exercise I’ve been up to would be good (it’ll help me remember what I’ve been up to – my memory is appalling, I blame the kids ;-P)! So here we go…

Day 1
20 Squats
20 Bicep Curls (under own body weight)
Fitness Blender workout – HIITย Cardio Butt and Thigh Workout 5 Day Challenge to Burn Fat and Build Lean Muscle Day 5 – I did this at my mum and dad’s house and unfortunately didn’t bring my weights with me, but it was still an intense workout!
Finished with a 30-second plank and 30-second side plank repeated twice.

Day 2
20 Squats
Then an arm workout with 1.5kg weights (20 bicep curls, 20 upright rows, 20 tricep kickbacks, 20 overhead shoulder presses and 15 bent over reverse fly) repeated 3 times
30-second plank and 30-second side plank twice

Day 3
Slightly easier day for this one!
10 squats
10 sumo squats
10 squat jumps

Day 4
10 squats
10 jumping jacks
10 sumo squats
10 squat jumps
An arm workout with 1.5kg weightsย (20 bicep curls, 20 upright rows, 20 tricep kickbacks, 20 overhead shoulder presses and 15 bent over reverse fly) repeated 3 times
Then played in the garden with my hubby and the small people for 1.5/2 hours – we were doing football skills, lots of running and most importantly having lots of fun!!!

Day 5
10 squats
10 sumo squats
10 squat jumps
5 slow squats (lowering to the count of 5 and raising to the count of 5)
10 calf raises – toes pointed forward
10 calf raises – toes turned in
10 calf raises – toes turned out

Also, a massive one for me on Day 5 was my first run since breaking my ankle – this being 11 weeks and 3 days from injuring myself. Two lots of 8 minute runs with a 5-minute walk in between covering just over 4km. ย This felt great! Going to continue by taking it slowly and easily, but it does feel good getting back into it!

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Ended the day with a fun water balloon fight with the hubby and the kiddies! ๐Ÿ˜€

Day 6
Started a Fitness Blender 5-day challenge – strong and lean, with an additional arm workout! Slow squats are evil!!! This was a super hot and sweaty workout this one!!!
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Jump Squats and Mountain Climbers

Leg Swings – Happy with these, as it means my ankle is better!

Day 7
Day 2 of the Fitness Blender 5-day challenge – strong and lean – this session was more focussed on the upper body.

Squats with Weights and Curtsy Lunges

Jab, Cross, Jab and Two Knees and Tricep Jabs

So there you have it – week one completed! Phew!

I’m also making a concerted effort to drink more water and eat more healthily, trying to get in my five a day – or more if I can.

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Fridge full of healthy food to make Juneathon truly worth it!

Had some delicious meals using recipes off of the Health and Fitness Guide website and from the magazine! A vegetable curryย – contains 5 of your 5 a day, veggie-packed omelette,ย warm chicken and rice saladย I’ve even had pizza but on a cauliflower base! For lunch, I’ve regularly been having tomato, mozarella and basil in a gluten free pitta and the other day I made a layered tuna pasta salad! Yum! Is it possible to eat too many tomatoes!?!

Healthy Food

Taking care of my diet and trying new things (such as quinoa) in small quantities to check they agree with me seems to be working well – long may it continue and maybe one day even my children will eat the healthy meals too! Haha!!!

How have you got on with the first week of Juneathon? ย Let me know in the comments below! ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

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