July Stars & Stripes Challenge!

Happy July! Here’s the deal, people: It’s independence month and we’re celebrating with stars and stripes…which means, we’re working our abs…A LOT. Summer’s in full force and we’re keeping that beach body toned (you’re welcome!) To begin, lie flat on your back and lift your legs to a 45 degree angle, keeping them as straight as possible. To perform a “star,” draw an imaginary star in the air with your toes with your back on the floor and legs together. For a stripe, move toes horizontally from one side to the other, and back (counts as two.) You’ll be doing stars some days, stripes other days, and both for double trouble. Just save, print, or pin the image below and let the celebrations begin!

July Stars & StripesOne Healthy Breakdown: work that core with stars and stripes galore!

Happy July!

July

The month of July brings lots and lots to celebrate! From our upcoming Independence Day to summer’s peak, blueberries, UV safety, picnics, country music, culinary arts, and, last but not least: ice cream! Let’s kick off the ‘dog days of summer’ right! Embrace your patriotism and commemorate our country’s birthday with family and friends – check out our pinterest board “Fireworks” for healthy inspiration! Celebrate ice cream by taking a walk to your favorite local ice cream shop after dinner this week or try these healthy frozen yogurt recipes!

Three Ice Cream Cones

Pack your diet with blueberries this month and try some new blueberry recipes! Wear your SPF everyday and spend as much time outside as possible! Blast your favorite country music tunes. Amp-up your culinary skills; stay in and cook and take advantage of summer grilling! Set a new goal this month. Try something new, check off that summer bucket list, or find a daily physical challenge to step up your activity (like our one-month push-up challenge!) Have a picnic! One of my favorite warmer weather activities is packing a picnic, heading to the beach, and enjoying the evening. What’s better than a meal on a blanket on a beach?!

One Healthy Breakdown: wishing you a happy, healthy month full of fireworks, fitness, and lots of fun!