…and a very exciting Friday at that! Today I’m hosting my very first blog giveaway. It’s just something small to get started but hey, who doesn’t love free stuff? But first, let’s get to the fit move of the week. Work before play is what I always say 😉
I’ve been loving my new stability ball lately. Exercise moves that demand balance will work more than just the muscles you are targeting and give you more bang for your sweaty buck. If you’ve ever tried the stability ball jack knife you know what I’m talking about!
Mountain climbers on the ball work the entire core, including your legs, shoulders, arms & back. Can we just take a minute to appreciate that?… This is another exceptionally challenging move but its time of year when we need to make every second of exercise count 😉
Fit Friday: Stability Ball Mountain Climbers
AKA: Swiss, Balance, or Exercise Ball Mountain Climbers
Weight/Equipment: Stability Ball
Reps: 3 sets of 20-40 depending on speed
Method: Start in a high plank position with your hands on the ball, directly under shoulders. Keep your back flat, hips down, & core engaged.
Brace yourself using the ball and bring your right knee into your chest, then either
- return to starting position then bring your left knee into your chest (slow reps) OR
- simultaneously return your right leg to starting position and bring your left knee into your chest (quick reps)
Both quick reps and slow reps are effective in their own way. I will opt for quick leg switching when doing HIIT or circuits but I also like slow reps to get a deep burn in my core!
Vega One Nutritional Shake Giveaway
One of my favourite protein powders is Vega, especially because you can buy single packets of the all-in-one shake for a nutritional boost when on the road! From their website:
Good for your body and the planet, Vega One Nutritional Shake is the clean, plant-based choice to fuel your healthy, active lifestyle—without compromise. Made from natural, whole food ingredients, Vega One is a convenient, all-in-one supplement, packed with:
- 50% daily intake of vitamins and minerals
- 15 g protein
- 6 g fibre
- 1.5 g Omega-3
I’m giving away 3 Vega One packets in Natural, Chocolate, & Vanilla Chai to one lucky winner. All you need to do to enter is LIKE the Lizzie Fit Facebook page via the Rafflecopter entry form. If you’re already a fan, just confirm via the entry form. The contest ends Monday, December 9 at 11:59 pm and a random winner will be announced in Tuesday’s post.
PS: Have you checked out December’s smoothie of the month, peppermint mocha? Chocolate Vega would compliment this one perfectly! Have a fit, healthy & festive weekend 🙂