New Year New Body! Drop Fat & Tone Up for your Best YEAR Yet!

New Year New Body! Drop Fat & Tone Up for your Best YEAR Yet!

Happy New Year fit friends! We’re helping you start 2013 off right with this week’s Fitness Friday. This is Amanda’s popular New Year, New Body workout (one of our favorites!), sure to get those endorphins going! Remember to set your intentions and get clear on how you want this year to play out for you. Take control and be deliberate.New-Year It’s amazing how things can unfold when you grab a hold of your own health and fitness, get focused, and act with intention.

By LIVE WELL 360 Ambassador Amanda Russell

It’s a new year, which means a chance to start clean slate and make decisions and changes to make it the BEST year ever!! Unless you are 100% perfect, we all have things we can change and improve (I know I do). I believe fitness is an absolutely critical component of the equation of feeling good and living your best life! I know that may sound extreme, and possibly even superficial to some of you, but let me explain… 1. When you take the time to move your body – push it, and really use it – not only do you get fit, but you start feeling good. Of course you can be happy without being fit, but just think how great you will feel when you are at your ‘fittest’. 2. Your energy will be better, your stress levels down, your confidence elevated and let’s not forget the aesthetics of looking like the lean, toned and healthiest version of YOU! This workout is a total body blaster – it will work every muscle in your body and leave you breathless and on an endorphin high – the key is to do it with intention and intensity. If you slack you only cheat yourself, that does not mean you shouldn’t modify. In fact, I encourage modifying! It’s better to modify and do it to the maximum of your own ability than to take shortcuts. Before you begin, take a moment to set your intention – your goal for the workout. Rather than dread it, get excited! Excited that you have made the decision to do this. Embrace the gift you have been given, which is the physical ability to do this. Trust me, when you are sick or injured, you take this for granted. So start your year off right, get into your mind and your body and give it a go with all that you have!

The Workout

12 Reps of the following 7 Exercises, Repeat X times!
  • 12 rounds (6 each side) seconds High knees + side jump High Knees
  • 12 reps Squat + Jump Switch
  • 12 reps Side to Side Push-Ups
  • 12 jumps Around the World Jumps
  • 12 each side One Leg Tricep Dips
  • 12 Star Jumps
  • 12 reps Table Touches (opposite hand to opposite knee)
Record how many rounds you achieve in 20 minutes – and post in the comments section. I’d love to know where you started! Cheers! icon smile New Year New Body! Drop Fat & Tone Up for your Best YEAR Yet!

About LIVE WELL 360 Ambassador Amanda Russell

Amanda-Russell-1-150x150Amanda Russell is an athlete, fitness expert, and creator of the AR Program and the 14-Day Shape Up. She’s been featured in numerous fitness magazines as both a contributor and fitness model, including SELF, Runners World, Fitness, Redbook, and Women’s Health.
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