Have you seen the smoking hot photos of our Jesus-loving sistah Pilar Sanders? A recent 2012 photo-shoot revealed her fit body and got a lot of people inspired. Sanders put in time and work to make sure she looks good and we don’t blame her. Having a strong core inside and out is a great way to maintain your inner balance and transition to a healthy lifestyle. She has a Black Belt in Tae Kwondo and enjoys skiing, tennis, and football. Sanders stays active and that’s an important thing to note when thinking about getting your body in shape.
We all have different body types and metabolism rates. But she got us thinking – is it possible to bang our butts into shape by New Year? Instead of waiting to make those resolutions on New Year’s Day(that slowly roll off our minds like green peas on a plate), we decided to get a head start and go for the challenge today!
During the holidays? We’re crazy right? Yeah, we might just be. We don’t need an Insanity workout DVD to prove it.
How do you get a banging body? Sorry, a fad lemonade diet won’t do it. Consistent exercise and healthy eating will get you there. Seems cliché, but to maximize results you have to amp up the intensity of your workouts. Oh, and you also have to hit the gym every single day. Yes. Every. Single. Day.
Athletes have amazing bodies. And they work at them every single day. If it’s something you want, you have to work at it and commit yourself to it every single day. But don’t worry. We’re here to help our readers get fit!
If you’re ready for a challenge, make sure to take notes and track you’re progress. Get a calorie counting log to keep you responsible with what you’re eating. We’ve put together a high-intensity workout and some dieting tips to get you going. Stay committed and show us the product of your hard work! Are you ready for the challenge?
Explanation of Monday’s exercises:
- 20 squats
To do: Stand with your hands by your sides. Sit back while raising your arms in front of you for balance until thighs are parallel to the floor. Resume your starting position.
- 20 lunges
To do: Stand with your hands on your hips. Step forward with your right leg until your right thigh is parallel to the floor. Resume your starting position, then step forward with your left leg.
- 25 dead lifts
To do: Stand with your arms hanging in front of your body with a three- to five-pound weight in each hand. Bend forward from your waist until your knuckles touch the floor. Resume your starting position.
- 40 crunches
- 40 reverse curls
To do: Lie on your back with your arms by your sides. Raise your legs toward the ceiling until they are perpendicular to it. Raise and then lower your butt two to four inches off the floor.
Some extra tips:
- Do make lean protein the main part of lunch and dinner.
- Do pick dark leafy greens, such as spinach, when choosing vegetables, instead of starchy potatoes.
- Do avoid alcohol, which contains a lot of sugar, whenever possible.
- Don’t consume too many high-calorie tropical fruits, such as pineapples, bananas, and coconuts.
- Don’t indulge in a lot of sugary desserts. Try satisfying your sweet tooth with fruit sorbet.