This week we’ll be starting a new series titled, “What’s Your Body Type?” Included in this series will be a description of the attributes from each body shape accompanied by at-home workout and eating plan examples that will help you along the journey of transforming your dream body into your reality! We will cover rectangle, athletic, hourglass, pear and the apple body shapes.
Today, the first body type we will explore is referred to as, “rectangle” or “straight.”
Don’t look at your lack of curves in a negative light…you can wear nearly anything! When women with ruler-straight body types, like Cameron Diaz, gain weight, it usually forms a little potbelly, and they have a hard time getting muscle tone. To add some curves to your figure, focus on tightening your core!
Lie on your back with your arms by your sides. Bend your knees to 90 degrees and place your calves on a fitness ball. Lift your head and shoulders off the floor, making sure to keep your head, neck, and shoulders relaxed. (Put your head down at any time if you feel stress in the upper body.) Take 5 short, consecutive inhales, followed by 5 short, consecutive exhales. Do this 10 times for 1 rep. At the same time, lift arms off mat and pulse them up and down palms facing down, in unison with the breath. 10 reps, 100 breaths per rep
What to Eat:
3 Scrambled Eggs
1 large grapefruit
1 piece of string cheese
Spicy Chicken and Pasta
Side salad and 2 Tbsp olive oil/vinegar dressing