So this week has been CRAY CRAY! Nope not particularly busy, in fact I’m actually falling nicely into a routine but from a weather standpoint. Since last Wednesday we’ve had a heat wave here in Southern California. Now it was already 90° daily so a heat wave has meant triple digits EVERY DAY since Thursday! Crazy. People always say they want the sun but this is ridiculous. My plants are melting, the dogs are miserable and honestly everybody I speak to has had enough. This has meant that I’ve not wanted to workout in the crazy heat because, well… this…
To give you an idea, this morning I got up at 6am to run with Pixel and it was already 81°. I know!!! Anyway I was racking my brain to figure out what I was going to do for a workout Wednesday post then I remembered I had one in the bag, that I’d forgotten about! It means no update to my youtube channel this week but definitely means I can post here on the blog, because it’s also a little brag 🙂
This follows on from recent posts about wanting to build on my brand and further my writing career. Ages ago I joined a facebook group for Vegan Ladies that Lift. From that facebook group has blossomed an eZine called Definition For Ladies. A great online magazine specifically for women (but men can read too!) who are into strength and plant powered diets.
The editor, Christy, had seen my videos and workouts and asked me to do a bodyweight circuit for the Fall issue. I headed out into the back yard with my video camera as usual, and got Bob to do some photographs too, wrote up the article, edited some video and VOILA: A four page spread in the magazine!!! BOOM! 🙂 It’s a surreal experience as it’s not my first time being published either physical or online but it is my first time in the fitness media. For those that don’t know I used to get published online and in print back when I used to do scrapbooking and cardmaking. I have quite an extensive portfolio for crafting 😉 Seem like another lifetime ago now.
You can download the eZine at the website for free, or for a small voluntary donation. Plus the previous issues are available to download also. Volume 3 features my awesome bodyweight workout but also has a focus on power lifting, marathon running, foam rolling, plant protein, vegan protein bars, beets, pregnancy, acro yoga, and three awesome transformation stories! As I said my article had photo’s and video and the video is below. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for workouts and hopefully soon diet and fitness tips!
As this was my first time contributing to the magazine, and knowing how awesome the past issues have been, I was super excited to see my article. So fun! It’s been such a motivating experience to put myself out there, to push my boundaries, and to get outside my box a little. This workout was based around principles of exercises for the upper body, lower body, and abs. Circuit style. You’ll have to read the article to get the full text but you can see the screen shots below the exercises included: Pike Push ups and Prisoner squats.
Followed by abs of seated twist. Then we repeat the upper, lower and abs starting with tricep dips.
Then a fun reverse lunge with knee switch. This combines a reverse lunge with a plyo lunge, evil, pure evil. Such a leg burner! Then the abs are side plank with knee lift.
Check out the article in Definition magazine for a full write up and check out the video! If you like the magazine definitely share the link to their website and youtube channel, and mine to! I’ll hopefully be writing again soon for Definition in the Spring. Currently I’m trying to get things ready for our England trip and get ahead with writing paid articles and preparing blog posts for while I’m gone.