To the Nines

A beautiful PAX of 9 joined me for a “To the Nines” workout on this warm morning. The fans were even spinning for us!

Q: Luna
PAX: Defender, Ranger, McQueen, Aria, Hawkeye, Jolt, Rogue, Summertime, Glammy

Warm up: Long Lap; 25 Jumping Jacks; 25 Mountain Climbers; 45-second plank

Tha Thang:

Nines: For each pair of exercises, perform a total of 9 reps, starting with 1 of the first exercise and 8 of the second, then 2 of the first and 7 of the second, and so on, until you do 8 reps of the first exercise and 1 rep of the second. In between pairs, do some cardio: run, walk, jacks, mountain climbers, high knees, etc.

  1. Tic Tocs / Bicep Curls
  2. Sit-ups / Bicycles
  3. Reverse Lunge Pulses R / Reverse Lunge Pulses L
  4. Squats / Good Mornings
  5. Dry Docks / Donkey Kicks
  6. Superwomans / Push Ups
  7. Tic Tocs / Bicep Curls
  8. Sit-ups / Bicycles
  9. Good Mornings / Squats

Cool down: 45-second wall-sit, 45-second plank, 30-second wall-sit, 30-second plank. // Stretch

Inspiration*: As you face anxiety in your every day life, keep 3 things in mind to help combat the feeling of anxiousness:

  1. Refocus: Ask yourself, What is God trying to show me?
  2. Reframe: Examine your expectations and where you are channeling your energy. Reframe what is out-of-whack.
  3. Redirect: The satisfaction that we are all looking for is the satisfaction that ONLY God can provide. Redirect your search for satisfaction to him, and see how your feelings and responses change.

*Inspiration stolen directly from this sermon at Cokesbury Church.