You better believe the Shull family is ready for the sun!
We love you cozy days of winter, buuuuut since our Spring Break is so early each year (man, it’s early!), we get extra excited extra early for sunshine and warm weather. I know I’ve said this about a thousand times but Spring Break RUINS ME. I go. Life is easy. It’s sunny. It’s warm. There are no school lunches to make. No homework. I have on shorts and flip flops. It’s lovely. And then, I come home and expect the same weather/routine…but that’s not Dallas in early March, so I spend the next 8 weeks complaining and waiting for the warm days of May.
One of the MOST requested topics you ladies asked for this spring/summer were MORE WORKOUTS FROM ANDREW! Today, I have a new one for you just in time to get your beach ready pluuuuus I rounded up some swimsuits for you too!
I am going to try really hard to incorporate more workouts this year, so please remind me if I forget. Before we get to today’s workout, make sure you check out THIS POST and THIS POST for some of Andrew’s other workout options. THIS POST HERE though includes video links should you need them.
Now, disclaimer, he’s not a personal trainer, and he’s certainly not telling all of you to do this workout. He just created a workout for me (I’m doing it today too!) and sharing it with you. He’s included videos of these moves as well just in case you’re not familiar with some of them.
Here is a reminder of what Andrew has to say about these workouts:
First one disclaimer. I want each of you to be healthy (notice how I didn’t say ripped, cut, skinny, bulky)….etc. Healthy is the number one priority. The scale can be a deceiver. It can also become some sort of idol. Be healthy and remember you can crush workouts, but if you aren’t eating a healthy balanced diet, then it’s counter productive. Do I eat a lot of chicken and egg whites? Yes. However, I eat balanced 85% or so of the time so I can let the bear out of the cage when I want and indulge. Life is too short not to have that Ranch Water or pizza!
Also, I am not fitness professional, nor would I claim to be some expert on “working out”. I don’t read fitness books or follow any sort of workout plan. I base all of my workouts around one major premise: always keep the body guessing with different reps, lifts, pace, and body parts. I think this is the best way to make sure you are well balanced. I would encourage each of you to find what works best for you, and then also learn what muscle group is activated when you lift weights.
I will give you a few examples: Want to work your inner thighs? Work with a typical squat (dumbbell, barbell, body weight) and kick your feet out wider than shoulder width with your toes pointed at a 45 degree angle. This activates more of your inner thigh/groin, and less of your quad. Want to make sure you glute stays high and tight? Lunges, goblet squat (YouTube it), glute hip ups, and a Bulgarian split squat. I encourage everyone to be well balanced and work your whole body evenly throughout the week.
What I have been tasked to do today is create a workout plan for you to do at home. I will include a Youtube link for each exercise in case you have no idea how to start.
There are pairs of exercises below. You need to “superset” all of these pairs (which means go back and forth only resting in the time it takes you to walk or start the next exercise…maybe 15-20 seconds max). Do not sit down or check your phone, but walk and talk, and stay in constant motion.
Equipment needed for the following exercises: 5,10,15, 20, 25 pound dumbbells (depending on what you have and/or typically lift).
BEACH READY WORKOUT #2:
Dumbbell side lateral raise
(See, each link takes you to a video demonstrating the exercise!).
Standing dumbbell military press
1 min plank front
Dumbbell chest fly
Standing bicep dumbbell curl
Tricep kickback Dumbbell
1 min plank front
4×20 goblet squat
4×20 glute raise, pause at the top
4×12 walking lunge
1 min plank front
2-1 min plank side
I am going to do this exact same workout this morning as well! I hope we all wake up just a bit more sore tomorrow!
Now, since we’re thinking Spring Break today, I rounded up swimsuits for you, for him and for them today 🙂 .
Happy almost sunshine season…
#1: Cove Twist Bandeau One-Piece Swimsuit • La Blanca
#2: Tapestry Strappy One-Piece Swimsuit • La Blanca
#3: Painted Cross Back One-Piece Swimsuit • La Blanca
#4: Underwire One-Piece Swimsit • Sea Level
#5: Cross Front One-Piece Swimsuit • Sea Level
#6: Off the Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit • La Blanca
#7: Stripe Twist Front One-Piece Swimsuit • Sea Level
#8: Sunscape Goddess Tan Halter Tankini Top • La Blanca
#9: Color Code One-Piece Swimsuit • Becca
#10: Floral One-Piece Swimsuit • La Blanca
#11: Twist Front Multifit One-Piece Swimsuit • Sea Level
#12: Island Goddess One-Piece Swimsuit • La Blanca
#13: Colorful Banana Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit • Farm Rio
#1: Island Goddess Wrap Bikini Top
#2: Islands Away Reversible Plunge Bikini Top
#3: Tides Bandeau Longline Bikini Top
#4: Sunscape Swim Top
#5: Sunset Soft Band Bikini Top
#6: Color Code O-Ring Bikini Top
#7: Keyhole Banded Bikini Top
#8: Sorrento Stripe Bikini Top
#9: Blossom Jadie Ruffle Underwire Reversible Bikini Top
#10: Essential Tube Bikini Top
#11: Cobalt Blue Parade Reversible Bikini Top
#12: Island Goddess Overlap Bikini Bottoms
#13: Tides Banded Hipster Bikini Bottoms
#14: Sunset Adjustable Loop Bikini Bottoms
#15: Islands Away Reversible High Waist Bikini Bottoms
#16: Color Code Hipster Bikini Bottoms
#1: Kids’ Surf Patrol Stretch Cotton Button-Up Shirt
#2: Pristine Blooms One-Piece Swimsuit
#3: Kids’ Long Sleeve One-Piece Rashguard Swimsuit
#4: Kids’ Vibrant Ruffle One-Piece Swimsuit
#5: Kids’ Glow in the Dark Vintage Whale Graphic Pocket Tee
#6: Jefferson Pineapple Print Water Friendly Vegan Sneaker
#7: Kids’ Tassel Cotton Cover-Up Dress
#8: Kids’ Floral Tiered Cotton Sundress
#9: New Performance Breaker Shorts
#10: Kids’ Hooded Terry Cloth Cover-Up Dress
#11: Arizona Waterproof Slide Sandal
#12: Kids’ Juicy Fruit Swim Shorts
#13: Shipwrecks Board Shorts
#14: Islander Board Shorts
#15: Kids’ Polly Pack Swim Trunks
#1: Digital Tropical Print Polo
#2: Bali Beach T-Shirt
#3: Sunfaded Slub Scallop Tank Top
#4: Travis Mathew The Zinna Slub Piqué Polo
#5: Counting Cards Cotton Blend Polo
#6: Arizona Soft Slide Sandal
#7: Ulele Flip Flop
#8: Tropical Print Polo
#9: Tropicadas 7-Inch Swim Trunks
#10: Banks Hybrid Shorts
#11: Hey Dude Wally Slip-On
#12: Aim Shorts
#13: Cannonball Volley Swim Trunks
#14: Salem High Drape Performance Shorts
#15: Sano Swim Trunks
Anyone else ready for some sunshine?!?! I’m curious when your kiddos have Spring Break. Let me know and let me know if you try this workout too.
Have the best day!