#MotivationMonday – My Fave Stretches and 3 Tips for Toning your Arms

I can’t believe its already week 3 of the #BosuStrong challenge, time flies when  you’re having fun! Last week we focused on balance and I was proud of myself for _pushing harder_____. This week its all about stretching and toning – so make sure you join in on the fun!

 

Since we’re talking about stretching, here are 5 of my all time favorite stretches:

 

I love to stretch my legs by doing _compass pose_____________.

Compass Pose | Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!
Compass Pose | Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!

My favorite total body stretch is _Cow Face Pose Variation_____________.

Cow Facing Pose Variation | Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!
Cow Facing Pose Variation | Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!

I swear when I do _stretches before bed_________, it feels like _my whole body is thanking me__.

Bed Time Yoga Stretching | Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!
Bed Time Yoga Stretching | Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!

I stretch my mind by _learning as much as I can by reading yoga and fitness magazines_____________.

Crow Pose Reading | Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!
Crow Pose Reading | Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!

I try to stretch out of my comfort zone by _trying something new each week___________.

New Pose I just learned: Super Soldier Pose | Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!
New Pose I just learned: Super Soldier Pose | Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!

And if you’re looking for a great way to tone your _arms_________, here are my fave 3 tips (tricks, advice, words of wisdom, etc):

 

_Do push-ups daily. They tone your entire arm, plus your core and help you gain upper body strength for those yoga arm balances.________

 

_Don’t be afraid to lift heavier weights. You won’t look like the incredible hulk, I swear. More muscle you have the more calories you can burn.__________

 

_Do HIIT workouts a few times a week to burn body fat off your body while toning your arms at the same time._________

Chaturange Push-ups | Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!
Chaturange Push-ups | Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!

So I want to know – are you #BOSUStrong? Copy and paste the above, fill it in and make it your own and then tag me in it and share with your friends! Let’s all be #BOSUSTRONG.
The daily prompts are below. You can also follow along HERE.

 

Stay Healthy my Friends,

XO,

Carrie A Groff
– Healthy, Fit and Barefoot!

“Happiness is Barefoot on the Beach!”

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