Becoming the Domesticated Diva

Finding my inner homemaker… one flub at a time!

let’s tone those arms!

on April 2, 2010

Today we’re talking about toning up those arms!  I mean, no one likes to see their upper arms flap more than their hands when they wave – do they??  🙂

So let’s try these!  You know all those cans of food you have to put away after hitting up the grocery store?  Well, grab two of them and do some bicep curls!  Stand with your legs shoulder length apart, holding a can in each hand, wrists facing up.  Then, while keeping your elbows close to your sides, curl your arms up towards your shoulders.  Repeat about 15 times on both arms – doing 2 or 3 reps.  Next, keep your arms upright (like the stopping point for your bicep curl), twist your arm so that your wrist is now facing outward away from you and drop your arms back down to your sides.  Repeat as you did the bicep curls.  This will work both sides of your upper arms to help firm and tone.  🙂

Next, try holding a gallon of milk and a gallon of tea (or some other beverage) in each hand.  Lift each gallon jug about waist-high and then lower – you should feel it in your back.  If you don’t buy anything buy the gallon, maybe grab your laundry detergent and bleach – just make sure they’re approximately the same weight.  This will strengthen arms and help tone back muscles as well!  🙂

Try these few exercises and let me know how it goes!  I’ll have more ideas for you Saturday before another survey!  🙂

Happy Good Friday everyone!  🙂

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