Hi friends! The Pilot, Liv and I are enjoying a vacation in California this week, so in the meantime, I’ve invited some of my blog friends to guest post over here. I hope you enjoy reading them and adding new blogs to your rotation 🙂 Here’s an awesome post from two very close friends of mine: Michelle and Lori from PurelyTwins! I first met the twins when Michelle when we went to 105degrees together. Not only are these girls super fit and fun, they also make some killer desserts and snacks. Hope you enjoy! <3
We are Lori and Michelle from PurelyTwins.
We were so excited when our friend Gina asked us to do a guest post for her while she enjoys the California sun. You may recognize us as we have shared a wonderful easy chocolate biscotti here before.
Today we wanted to quickly talk about another love we have…fitness. Like Gina, we love to workout. At the beginning of this year we made a goal to reach holding plank for 5 minutes. We did it! We held plank just about everyday for a little over 3 months, we used it as our warm-up before our workouts.
Now that we have reached that goal, we have a new goal.
Our New Fitness Goal for the Summer is a PULL-UP Challenge! We have never done pull-ups because we workout at home and did not have any equipment to do them. Until recently, we got ourselves an equalizer. Now we are able to do pull-ups in the privacy of our home…as we are not good at them…yet. But you have to start somewhere, right?
We are thinking of starting with doing 10 pull-ups everyday. And as we get stronger we will add on 5 reps. Not sure of our ultimate final number we want to reach by the end of the summer, maybe 25-30 reps. The biggest thing for us is to do them everyday.
Goal – pull-ups everyday over the summer.
Why pull-ups? They are a great exercise for the back! Both of us struggle with posture. Planks have helped us get a stronger core, now we want to work the back side. We are hoping with doing pull-ups everyday our posture will improve too.
We plan to share our progress with this pull-up challenge on our NEW blog – purelytwins.com we hope to have strong backs by the end of summer, along with better posture. What is your summer fitness goal? Do you like pull-ups? How many can you do?
Have a great summer!
Lori and Michelle