The ABC Workout, yoga support, rock climbing, and more

Last month, I discussed my plan to become a morning person. Sadly, that didn’t work out so well–actually, it didn’t work at all. I did, however, start doing cardio again, and I also bought membership at a rock climbing gym. Making use of three simultaneous gym memberships is tough, but it offers me a well-rounded mix of exercises throughout the week. The remaining challenge is to complete all of my scheduled workouts, which is definitely not an easy thing.

On some days, I just can’t seem to find the time or energy to make it to the gym. When that happens, I like to do a little something at home. Even 10 minutes of activity can make a difference. For some quick toning, check out this Abs, Butt, and Core (ABC) Workout from Glamour. You’ll be surprised to see what you can accomplish in such a short amount of time!

New to yoga or need some help holding your poses? Check out The Nail-Your-Next-Yoga-Class Workout for strengthening moves that will help you perfect that warrior, bridge, chaturanga, bow, and more. I’ll definitely be doing this circuit tomorrow morning. Jumping back into yoga after missing class for two weeks is tough.

Rock climbing is great for building strength and endurance. It also makes my arms hurt like crazy… Anyway, this article from The Huffington Post outlines some awesome benefits of rock climbing. Looking for climbing shoes? I found this guide from REI to be extremely helpful. Yeah, they’re expensive, but it beats having to borrow smelly, old shoes every time.

Increasing research has suggested that exercise can lower the risk or recurrence of breast cancer []. A study published earlier this month demonstrated that “moderate to vigorous exercise for 300 min/wk was superior to 150 min/wk” for fat reduction and possibly lowering the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. Now you have even more reason to get those workouts in!

Finally, here’s this month’s official Workout Wednesdays playlist:


Happy exercising! Don’t forget to drink lots of water to stay “cool for the summer.”

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