Tip of the Week

Roll with the punches! Life is gonna smack you right in the face when you don't expect it. If you're head's on straight, you're certainly gonna handle it just fine. Roll with it. Complain a little bit, and let it go.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Momentary Monday: January 25, 2010

This is Kristen. She likes to eat people in her sleep.
Wait a minute! Doesn't she look like Stephanie from previous weeks? Well, gosh golly gee, she sure does!

No, dear Blogoworld, you're not hallucinating from all your well-timed crunches, sit-ups, and Charlie's Angels--they ARE two different people. They're twins!

Kristen was nice enough to lay down in our upstairs hallway with bad lighting and do some push-ups for me. Know why she was nice enough to do it? Because she just can. These things come easy to girls who participate in a Texas high school athletics program. Yes, I am impressed.
So here we go! Time for a push-up!

Make sure the spacing of your hands is supportive enough for your body (especially if you're doing beginning push-ups.) As time goes by, you can increase or decrease the distance of your hands from each other and make the push-up more or less difficult (depending on your muscle strength.) But for now, make sure your hands rest just outside of your shoulders.
Also--look at this photo! Kristen held herself there for many, many moments, until I finally stopped being amazed and just took the photo.

I was even more impressed when I looked at her feet and realized she was supporting herself UP on her toes. Way to go, Kristen! Difficult is the new push-up.

As for the rest, just lift your body weight up and down until your face starts to look like this.

Or this. Her facial muscles are working for a reason. It's hard. But with practice, you can only get better!

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