Workout: Booty-fied!

Hello all!

Sorry for the hiatus last week, but I’m back! I stumbled upon a great combination of squats, weights and the elliptical machine last night that left my backside feeling the burn.

Part 1:

Weighted Squats (10 lbs.)

Weighted Lunges (2- 10 lb weights)

Jumping Squats (no weights)

[Believe me by this one you’ll be thanking Jesus I left the weights off this one]

Side Twist (10 lbs.)

[It’s been about a week since I’ve hit the gym this hard and thought my legs could use little break in between reps]

10 reps each x 4 rounds

If your legs aren’t feeling it by round 4 – I would add a little more weight.

After the fourth round I walked a couple of laps and stretched out my legs.

Part 2:

The Elliptical Machine

I put it on the glutes setting for 15 minutes, which is basically level 3 on an 85% incline with 1 minute spurts of level 6 on a 100% incline. I made sure to keep a steady pace the whole time (mainly because I thought I’d fall off the machine if I slowed down, my legs were feeling really out of shape last night).

RUN-A-THON

Today’s workout: RUN-A-THON!

This is a great way to tighten everything – I seriously felt like I pushed every muscle with this workout.

Side note: At my gym 12 laps = 1 mile and we kept up a pretty fast paced job the entire time to burn the maximum calories in the shortest amount of time. This workout took about 40 minutes to complete (give or take a minute).

WORK OUT:

run 6 laps

walk 2 laps

run 5

walk 2

run 4

walk 2

run 3

walk 2 (believe me you’ll want that second lap)

sprint 1 (run all out as fast as you can)

walk 1

sprint 1 more (I used this lap to push myself as to run as fast as I could go – believe me you’ll feel rewarded once you cross that line)

Women’s Health

A coworker asked me to design a quick invite for her organizations Women’s Health meeting. This is what I came up with and I kind of liked it even though I created it quickly.

P.S. I’ve really been into Pilates lately and I found this great article on Pinterest! I thought it appropriate to post since we are talking about Women’s Health.