The Francene Marie Show

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Now that summer is almost over and you’ve put on a few extra pounds, you need to start working on next year’s summer body now! To start you might want to change your diet, let go of the French fries and order a side salad instead, but most of all drinking water instead of ordering sweet tea or a soda pop, but if flavor is your thing, add lemons or limes to your h20 cocktail. Next is the workout! If you only for 20 or 30 minutes a day, just do something because small changes, and starting slowly, will gradually build momentum to continue. You also want to make sure you allow time to warm up before and time for a cool down afterwards. Whatever you decide to do in a workout, break things up. If the workout says do 10 reps, break it down to 5 reps until you build yourself up to those 10 reps. Be creative, making it exciting.

Don’t like working out? Go for a walk! Start by walking 10 or 15 minutes a day. You can walk to the mailbox, walk do the end of your street and back or even walk in place. If you have a tread mill at home, take the clothes off it and walk on it. LOL! Don’t over do it, listen to your body and be flexible. Do things in your own time and elevate gradually.

Below are a few items I purchased to start my exercise journey at home, and they are working wonderfully for me!

1. Slam Ball – I purchased a 12 lb. ball but get what works best for you. Google or YouTube slam ball workouts and find one that works for you.

2. Battle Room or Heavy Rope – I found the best workout ides on YouTube.

3. Smart Hula Hoop – This one is really fun! I cannot use a traditional hula hoop; I’m just not coordinated enough! LOL! I am a beast on this version of the hula hoop!

As always consult a physician or a fitness professional for best results and to make sure that what you are doing will work for you. Good luck!

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