Try Something New Sundays: Ball Up
Ball is in your court! You up for it? Originally was going to do an ab exercise with the 3 balls that I saw @fanny_josefine do, but then I realized I haven't done pushups like this so I gave it a shot. Pretty easy, was more for fun. Try it out! .
I get a lot of questions about how I started to train to teach SBZ ? Very simple discipline & consistency and most importantly you just gotta push yourself to the LIMIT. I did 👊🏻 yes it's been hard , some days more than others. Have I been Sore ? Tired ? Hell yes but after seeing what my body can do now . I sure don't want to stop . Getting ready for this new month where I will be doing a little of me and new techniques of trainings I can't wait to share 😜. Bye bye Flu this week I'm back in action ✌🏻. Medellin don't forget @strongbyzumba classes March 5 @action.fitness. #sbz#strongbyzumba#sbzresults#sbzx28#strongbyzumbainstructor#dancer#medellin#medellincapitalfitness#Hiit
gearing up for monday with a challenge pose! at least for me…anyone else?? something about this balance, extension & twist often has me wobbling. day 6️⃣ of #TwistBliss is revolved half moon.
i’m apparently stuck on a roll doing 3-way options for all the poses in this challenge:
🌙1: hand on the ground - or float the bottom hand off the floor, if you’re feeling it. the idea is to have both arms extended.
🌙2: hand on block - an awesome way to line up your torso & appendages in the pose.
🌙3: bind - if you’re feeling uber twisty & want some serious balance challenge.
➰ engaging that entire back leg is key for stability! fire it up from bum to toes. flex or floint the foot to keep the leg strong. (floint = flex+point = point with the ball of your foot = what i’m doing here)
➰ keeping a microbend (aka teensy bend) in the standing leg’s knee does wonders for stability too.
➰ it’s hip to be square. ⏹ so keep the hips square while the twist happens in the torso.
➰ gaze to the floor, straight ahead, heavenward, or somewhere in between. locking visual focus on something prevents wobbles. locking visual focus on heaven doesn’t guarantee enlightenment, but it DOES give you balancey bragging rights—oh wait, that’s not very yogic, don’t do that.
✔︎ 1: Reclined Spinal Twist / Supta Matsyendrasana
✔︎ 2: Half Lord of the Fishes / Ardha Matsyendrasana
✔︎ 3: Revolved Head to Knee / Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana
✔︎ 4: Revolved Side Angle / Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
✔︎ 5: Revolved Triangle / Parivrtta Trikonasana
✔︎ 6: Revolved Half Moon / Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana
7: Sage’s Twist / Bharadvajasana
One of the major pieces of my blog currently is on my experience with #80dayobsession . I have committed to posting weekly updates on how it is going for me, overall and I just posted my most recent update on week 3 so go check it out on my blog, www.operationjordyn.com! If anyone has any questions or is interested in giving the program a try PLEASE REACH OUT TO ME. I am more than happy to chat with you about it and help you take the next step in your own health and fitness journey (if you are interested). 💕
Wanna know what I did to find my abs after babies, lift my #mumbum , and gain the energy and confidence to even share about this?
I’m going to tell you EXACTLY what I am doing - and honestly - none of it is a secret - most of you reading this probably know exactly what to do. .
But if you’re like I was, you’ve got all the excuses: .
“It won’t work for me”
“It’s too expensive” “I don’t have time” “I’m good with where I’m at.”
I had them all too - what changed was my mind and the fact that I decided to surround myself with other women who were tired of feeling uncomfortable, worn down, and doing the same things with no results....so here it is:
I wake up early to workout - usually 4:00 or 5:00 am depending on the day. I follow a program that is all lined up - all I have to do is push play. .
For the first time in my life - I am following a meal plan. I eat lean protein, lots of veggies, and healthy carbs and every once in a while - some chocolate 😁 I’ve learned to food prep #likeaboss even after absolutely dreading the idea.
I check in with #teambunsandguns everyday. An online group of other women doing the program with me. I’ve grown to truly admire for all of their dedication to improving themselves.
Bottom line: I got over myself. I made sacrifices. I spent some money. I did things I said I would never or could never do. I got uncomfortable. Because THAT is what it takes to change. .
Whatever it is you want - to lose weight, find your abs, feel better in your clothes...YOU CAN DO IT. .
All you have to do is believe in yourself. And if you don’t quite have that down yet, let me help you - because I believe in you. .
Drop me a 👊🏼 in the comments or DM if you’re ready to drop the excuses and start getting what you want. .
It makes me sad to see the gym slowly but surely clearing out. It's nowhere near as busy as we approach March 1st as it was on January 1st. That means that dozens of people have put there goals on the back burner, yet again. Are you one of them? Did your schedule REALLY get too "busy" or is that the excuse you are telling yourself to justify the fact that you gave up?
Sorry.. some tough love there, but someone has to tell you straight up. It's time to get your shit together and do the things you said you were going to do. I will push you on your journey because the garden of change isn't tended with kid gloves. But it is filled with growth and happiness that blooms from the inside out.🌸 Our Booty Bootcamp is starting up soon!🍑 Are you joining us?! What's your excuse?🤔 Shoot me a message📩 I'd love to help you get back on track👯 #fitfunfocused#selflove#CommitToYourself#YouAreWorthIt#challengeyourself#dontgiveup
MOUNT OXFORD 👊🏔(1346 m Elevation, 14km)
I had been like looking forward to getting out of Christchurch and doing this climb/trail run by myself all week.. Saturday couldn’t have been more perfect for this view! .
There is a 21km mountain race over this peak in May 🏔 and I pushed myself well out of my comfort zone to run this race last year.. and it was the most amazing race/scenery/accomplishment ever! 💪🎖🏃🏻♀️ I truly didn’t think I had what it takes.. but I came 13th woman!🤷♀️😅👊.. It just goes to show huh?? We can do anything we put our minds to!
So on Saturday I hustled up this mountain again (1346m elevation) in training to do this race again this year. Even the training runs here scare me‼️ But we never get better unless we push ourselves out of our comfort zones right?? And this year I want to do it even faster 😏🤙🏃🏻♀️💨
Did something this week I never thought I would do.
Signed up for The @crossfitgames Open AND completed the 1st Open workout (20 min AMRAP). After being sick since last weekend I thought I would end up in the corner throwing up, but instead exceeded all expectations.
Sometimes you just need a kick in the butt (Thanks Elise). Now on to the next!
This bathing suit is one of my “whys”. I bought this bathing suit before having Samuel and I’m determined to comfortably fit back in it. I gained 50 lbs during pregnancy and it’s taken me 20 months or more to really make a dent in that number. But that’s ok! .
I have been working out and eating good food for two weeks consistently and these are results I’ve had, along with feeling better, having more energy, my clothes are fitting better, feeling accomplished, realizing how important me and my health are! Do you want to know how much weight I’ve lost? .
0.6 lbs and 2.75 inches....that’s right! It’s not all about the number on the scale. It’s also not about seeing results over night and being ok with that. I did not put on 50 lbs over night, and I can promise you it’s not coming off over night either. .
When I say “good food” I actually mean good tasting and good for you. You don’t have to make it complicated or try the Pinterest recipes that have 100 ingredients! Start simple, and work your way through it. I have an unimaginably busy life and rarely have a minute to myself but I make time for me. I prep food so I’m prepared. I make time to workout, anytime I’m mindlessly scrolling throw Pinterest I realize I could be doing something productive like throw in an hour of movement! This is day 15/80! I’m super excited to see what the next 65 days has in store for me! .
Ran errands, went to the grocery store and been meal prepping for the week! Took a break and was excited to do some foam rolling! I cannot believe tomorrow starts week 6 of my new journey! Love it so much! In the past, I didn’t like rest days but now I love them! My body deserves a break! 😊💗
Week 6 I’m ready for you! 👊🏻
2,744 steps & 2,000 feet of elevation change in approximately a mile. ✔️😳
we finally made it out to complete the challenge of the #manitouincline . it wasn’t easy & it was definitely colder than expected, but it was completely worth it to do this with my now husband. ☺️
"I wish that everyone knew that you didn’t need a 3 x 7 sticky mat to practice yoga. You can practice anywhere you wish for any amount of time—you can practice while you are standing in line at the grocery store, waiting in traffic, in a parking lot, on top of a mountain--there are so many places you can practice, and the best part is, it’s contagious!" ~Chelsey Gribbon
Or even waiting in an elevator!! -
I am ... grateful. Pushed myself into a class early this morning at the studio and felt the benefits of the practice all day. So I am grateful for that little push I had this morning.
What are you today?