January: Happy New Year
January has four calendars: a basic version for the average reader, one for beginners with frequent rest days, one for students that asks you to do more working out on the weekends and over the holiday break, and one for dancers (or anyone else working on flexibility) that includes stretch days.
The directions are simple: find the current date on the calendar, see what workout(s) it asks for, and pick one from each section listed for that date. For example, if today it says “Arms” and “General,” I’d find an arm workout and a general workout to do today.
Feel free to substitute an HIIT workout for any cardio workout listed. This is especially helpful if you don’t have a lot of time for cardio.
If you’d like to write about your experiences during the month or see how others are doing, please use the tag “BoP January”. By all using this tag, we can see what others are doing during the month and send others encouragement along the way. Let’s all support each other on our journeys! (If you’re not on Tumblr but still use these calendars, feel free to update us on the Back On Pointe Facebook Page or the Back On Pointe Fitocracy Group! Or, post on Instagram or Twitter!)
During the month, remember that you should take as many rest days as you need, modify any workouts that you cannot do, stay hydrated, get more low-intensity cardio, and eat well.
p.s. Any of the calendars can be modified. If you are training for a half-marathon, feel free to count that as your cardio on cardio days. If you’re sore in the arms from helping a friend move, substitute a butt workout instead. It’s all about you!Click “Read More” for the workouts!(At the bottom there are also a handful of links to good stretching videos for the Stretch Calendar if you want to mix up your routine!)
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squint at it when you look at it
this is incredible
I am not asking you to understand or forgive my actions, but for the first time in my life I was happy. We thought we could have it all. We were naive. For a while it felt like we could do something. Bring about change.
Fleur de lis by Robert Reid | Branches with Almond Blossom by Vincent van Gogh | Amalia de Llano y Dotres, Countess of Vilches by Federico de Madrazo |The anticipated letterby Harry George Theaker|We Both Must Fade (Mrs. Fithian) by Lilly Martin Spencer
Every time I see that WHAT SOUND DOES A FOX MAKE video I think of this.
The fox say “Ooroorooroorooroo!”
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Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873)