MOLO Week 7: Push Up Circuit

This week’s Baby Boot Camp Mother Love Fitness Challenge (MOLO): Push Up Circuit. Last week was Squats Three Ways.

Week 7: Push Up Circuit

From the Baby Boot Camp MOLO newsletter:

Push-ups are a compound exercise that activate multiple muscle groups: your triceps and anterior deltoids get a great workout, but the movement also engages your shoulders, core, lats, lower back, legs, and glutes.

Just a few benefits of push-ups:

  1. A Functional Exercise
    Push-ups can be done anywhere, anytime, without the need for equipment. They increase your heart rate and target multiple muscle groups.
  2. Stretches & Tones  
    Along with stretching and strengthening your back and bicep muscles, you’re also toning them and keeping them limber.
  3. Cardiovascular Health
    When doing push-ups correctly, you should feel your heart rate increase during a super set!
  4. Improves Posture
    During a push-up, you are also working on your posture via the anterior and posterior muscles in your shoulders and arms, as well as strengthening your back and abdominal muscles.

Sunday

MOLO assignment: Post a photo of what’s in your refrigerator our MOLO FB group. What improvements have you made?

Since joining Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles (Culver City and Marina Del Rey), I’ve learned a lot how to manage my time as a mom. One of them is meal planning. I started to meal plan and it’s helped tremondously – here is my plan for the week. I’m happy to say I’ve improved on buying more fruits and vegetables and keeping my fridge stocked with easy to throw together salads!

Monday

MOLO assignment: Do 5 elevated pushups each time you do dishes or change a diaper today.

Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles (Culver City and Marina Del Rey) trainers Melinda and Elizabeth made sure we did a variety of push-ups this week! For this challenge, I ended up doing 30 push-ups for the day! Below is the board of the exercises for the first part of Monday’s class workout.

 

@babybootcampcc #babybootcamp #WOD #workout #fitness #exercise #tabata #momstrong also did a tabata for legs. Wall sit and squats.

 

A photo posted by Westside Mommy (@westsidemommy) on

Tuesday

MOLO assignment: Inspire others! Share your favorite food blogger’s website on our MOLO FB group.

When I did my personal fitness challenge , I found some really cool food blogs. One of my favorites is Nom Nom Paleo. A lot of delicious recipes on there, including Kalua Pork, which I still make on occasion! Since it was St. Patrick’s Day, I made corned beef and cabbage (pictured below) for the first time. I used a recipe from All Recipes, my go-to recipe book because the app is easy to use on my phone!

My first attempt at #cornedbeef #Irish meal #dinner #cabbage #potato #carrots A photo posted by Westside Mommy (@westsidemommy) on

Wednesday

MOLO assignment: Review the SMART goal you set last month. Assess where you are and what you need to do to meet your goal. Write down what your next step is.

Since my original measurements last month, I’ve lost one inch in my waist (goal is 2 inches); lost one quarter of an inch in my thigh; and gained half an inch in my biceps. I did 7 more high knees than I could before. I still haven’t met my goal of running a 5K in 30 minutes, but I did beat my previous time by a few minutes. I haven’t timed my planks lately, but I think I’m closer to reaching my goal of a 5 minute plank.

Thursday

MOLO assignment: PUSH-UP-A-THON: Challenge your partner to a push-up-a-thon. Remember: quality over quantity. Share who won on our MOLO FB page!

I’m happy we have a secret Facebook group page for the MOLO challenge. It definitely helped motivate me and remind me to do the daily challenges. I teamed up with my friend Mirina for the push-up-a-thon. I ended up doing 120 push-ups yesterday. I was going to stop at 100, but I was inspired by our other MOLO teammate and friend, Claudia, who did 120!

Friday

MOLO assignment: Go for a 30 minute walk today.

I plan on going on a 30 minute walk later today with my daughter in the neighborhood.

Saturday

MOLO assignment: Focus on getting 7-8 hours of sleep for the next three nights, or rest when your baby does.

Hopefully this can happen! Have a great weekend!

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