1st December

Saturday, December 1, 2012


ROCK IT
Please consult your doctor before engaging on any fitness regime.


Today's workout is brought to you by PT Mollie. Let her know how you did by tweeting @PTMollie and using #0Calendar and #FatFreeXmas.

15 minute Quickie Workout
Warm up- 2 minutes of squats with feet hip width apart. Keep weight in the heel. Stick bum out as if sitting in a chair.

1 minute each:
-Clams with left side down
-Clams with right side down
-Kneel on all all 4's. Raise left knee up to side while keeping knee at 90 degrees (think of a male dog marking his territory on a fire hydrant)
-Kneel on all all 4's. Raise right knee up to side while keeping knee at 90 degrees (think of a male dog marking his territory on a fire hydrant)
-Roll ups
-Kneel by sitting on feet.  Lift bum so it is barely off feet.  Swing hips in little circles clockwise for 30 sec, then counter/anti-clockwise for 30 seconds.  Keep hips low!
-Stand and hold onto the back of a stable chair or counter.  Arabesque with the left leg by keeping the leg straight and toe pointed.  Raise leg with little pulses will keeping the chest high and back straight.
-Arabesque with the right leg by keeping the leg straight and toe pointed.  Raise leg with little pulses will keeping the chest high and back straight.
-Continue to hold on to chair for balance.  Left knee should be raised at 90 degree angle. Make small circle clockwise for 30 secs then counter/anti-clockwise for 30 seconds.  Smaller circles are more effective.
-Continue to hold on to chair for balance.  Right knee should be raised at 90 degree angle.  Make small circle clockwise for 30 secs then counter/anti-clockwise for 30 seconds. Smaller circles are more effective.

                                  
                                    
LIVE IT
You rest, you rust.

                                        

LOVE IT
We have two great offers for you today, starting off the month with a bang!

The fantastic offer is from the award winning Workplay Bags, based in Swindon, UK.




Mollie, Christine and Becca are all big fans of Workplay who make innovative bags for women who lead active and organised lives. We particularly love the Goddess II - the multipurpose gym and travel bag and the super light and comfortable Fleetfoot II running bag.

We have teamed up with Workplay to bring you an exclusive discount off any purchase from the Workplay range.  A perfect Christmas present for the active woman, treat your loved ones (or yourself) with a festive 12% saving at Workplay Bags with promotional code SORRY OFFER HAS EXPIRED. Offer valid 1-7 Dec for shoppers from around the world. Visit www.workplay-bags.com and place your order today.



We are also delighted to bring our readers in the USA and Canada an offer from My Vega.  Vega is a clean, plant-based nutrition company founded and formulated by professional Ironman triathlete and bestselling health author Brendan Brazier. Vega is leading a revolution to inspire, educate and  incorporate plant-based into any lifestyle with a personalized online guide, Thrive Forward launching in 2013.

Over the coming month we have four prizes to giveaway - a weekly prize of one tub of Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer and a Grand Prize at the end of the month.

Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer  is a pre-workout drink mix sporting a unique blend of 13 synergistic plant-based performance-improving ingredients, like green tea, yerba mate, coconut oil and rhodiola, specifically selected to:

  • Provide immediate and sustained energy
  • Increase endurance, aerobic and anaerobic capacity
  • Enhance mental focus and physical recovery

Take Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer 20 minutes before your workout to help you get in the zone with energy to burn!  

To be in with a chance of winning a free tub of Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer please send an e-mail stating your name, postal address and phone number (for tracking) to giveaway@ptmollie.com with 'Vega' in the subject line.

USA and Canada residents only. Winners will be notified by e-mail.

                                   
GIVE IT
Rod’s Racing (Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome)
Our purpose is to create awareness for these special children and raise funding that will go towards making what seemed like a distant dream of having a family of their own become a reality, one child at a time.

Mollie chose Rod’s Racing as the charity for the first week of the advent calendar. Her brother and sister-in-law found out their second son, Jacob, had Downs Syndrome in September 2011.  He was stillborn one day after his due date in February 2012. She is an active team member hoping to raise $2000 (~£1300) in memory of Jacob.  She is very happy to be supporting children with Down Syndrome via sport.

Please consider supporting this wonderful charity by donating here www.rodsracing.org/mollie

                                   

MAKE IT
We are very pleased that Thinking Slimmer is also supporting the Zero Calorie Advent Calendar. Look out for a special Christmas offer coming from them later in the month.



They have allowed us to share some of their Healthy Choices meal ideas with you, and we thought this would make a great one to start off the month- a delicious and  nutritious Moroccan Chickpea Casserole with Bulgur Wheat. Just the thing for a cold dark winter night!





2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the Calendar, I love it and I am looking forward to it every morning now! I will do the workout later today and love the idea of featuring a foundation. Also, I spy some awesome "Love It" things ahead. Thank you so much for all the work you girls have done!

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  2. Great fast workout! Definitely got me burning. I thought my leg was going to cramp doing the arabesque! haha. Apparently not muscles I generally use!

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