“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ~Maya Angelou
All of the ways we work out, whether we run, walk, lift weights, dance, or do boot camp, help take us from caterpillars to butterflies…so we can fly.
Boot Camp Workout (Workout Card)
25 Jumping Jacks followed immediately by 25 Jump Ropes (with or without rope) = 1 set. Do 10 sets.
Ricochet Jumps with Squat Jumps (2 minutes) (see description below)
100 Seal Jacks
50 Curtsy Squats
5 push-ups followed immediately by a 30 second plank = 1 set. Do 10
Bicycle hugs (2 minutes) (see description below)
P.S. And speaking of change – of making a change in the lives of others – Cynthia has entered an essay contest at Weight in Vain answering the question “Why do I run”. The essay with the most votes receives a $100 donation to the charity/cause of his/her choice. Check out Cynthia’s essay, she’s number 4, and lend her your support by giving her your vote. The place to vote is: The Cause I Run For… . You can read the post, then scroll down and you will see the Voting Poll, then keep scrolling and you can read Cynthia’s, and all the essays. Cynthia’s is Entry #4. Then scroll back up to the Voting Poll, click Entry 4; then at the bottom of the Voting Poll, across from View Results, is a half-hidden button (if you roll your cursor over it, it turns yellow), just click on that and your done. Good luck, Cynthia!
Ricochet jumps with squat jumps (Nike Training Club)
Start with feet hip width apart, take a small jump forward, back to center, small jump to the right, back to center, small jump to the back, back to center, small jump to the left, back to center; then reverse this pattern (these are small quick jumps); immediately following your last ricochet jump, do 8 squat jumps in place (landing softly).
Bicycle Hugs (Nike Training Club). Lay down on your back, draw one knee in, while bringing up your shoulders (as shown in image), and pull knee in gently two times, then switch knees, do this for 8-12 reps; rest briefly by bringing both knees into chest, then repeat the sequence as many times as you can in 2 minutes.