30-Day Arm Challenge

I came across this challenge at the perfect time, because a few days ago I was just thinking to myself “I really need to tone my arms more before summer”. Fitness Magazine has created what looks like an excellent 30-day Arm Challenge to get your guns blazing just before summer!

This arm challenge is broken down into four weeks: Week 1 is all about body-weight basics, Week 2 adds dumbbells, and Week 3 mixes body-weight and dumbbell moves to build can’t-stop-won’t-stop endurance. Week 4 combines body-weight ~flows~ with some weighted moves to tone your arms to perfection.

The first day of each week, you’ll only do one exercise. But on the second day, you’ll do exercises from both Day 1 and Day 2. On Day 3, you’ll do the exercises from Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3, and so on. On Day 6 of each week, you’ll ditch the exercises from earlier in the week and focus on fine-tuning work, and on Day 7 of each week you’ll do a push-up challenge, so you can gauge your progress and start feeling strong.

The challenge details are listed below:

30 day arm challenge

 

The chart above shows what you need to do each day to follow along. Go to the Fitness Magazine site for video instruction on each move along with the number of suggested reps for each day. We will be starting this challenge May 1st and hope you will join along with us. Post your comments and pictures of your results on our ScullyFit Facebook Page or in the comments section below. Good luck!

 

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Fresh Mango Margarita

Frozen Mango Margaritas

 

We came across this recipe on the How Sweet It Is Blog right in time to get ready for Cinco de Mayo! The pictures look so amazing, we can’t wait to try it!

The recipe calls for this to be made with fresh mango, but you can substitute frozen chunks that are easy to find at Trader Joe’s or Target. It will make the drink extra frosty. If you use the frozen mango, you will just need to use a little less ice.

Personally, I could go without the chili powder for sprinkling, but that’s totally up to you and your taste. Enjoy!!

Fresh Mango Margarita Frosty

ingredients:

  • 4 cups fresh mango chunks
  • 4 cups ice
  • 1/2 cup silver tequila
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeeze lime juice
  • 1/4 cup grand marnier liqueur
  • pinch of salt
  • lime wedges for garnish
  • chili powder for sprinkling
  • simple syrup, if needed for sweetness

directions:

Add all ingredients to a high powered blender and… blend! Taste and if desired, add a little more tequila or a little simple syrup – whatever you need. I like to blend without the simple syrup and then taste and add it if the mango is not sweet enough.

Spoon the frosty into cups and serve with lime wedges. Sprinkle with chili powder if you’d like!

If your mango isn’t sweet enough, add a few tablespoons of simple syrup! To make the syrup, heat 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water over medium heat, whisking until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil then turn off the heat and let cool to room temp.

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20-Minute Cardio Blast Workout

This energetic workout is brought to our ScullyFit residents by Susi May of PopSugar. Some days, your schedule just doesn’t allow for a long workout, or maybe you are traveling and don’t have access to your local gym or at home equipment. I came across this quick and effective 20-minute workout that requires no equipment and can be done anywhere – even your bedroom or hotel room. It looks simple at a glance, but I can assure you it’s challenging.

cardio blast workout

 

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