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WORKOUT OF THE DAY

Warm Up, Tabata: Jump Rope

Circuit (3 rounds)

2 sets of 15 Side Lunge Switch with Touchdown
10 Flying Burpees
15 Booty Pop Bridge
1-min Earthquake

POP Pilates: Perky Butt N’ Long Lean Legs
Song Challenge: Starfish Punches to Fitz and the Tantrum’sSpark
POP Pilates: Stretching for Flexibility

WORKOUT BREAKDOWN

Equipment

15-lb dumbbells: Booty Pop Bridge


Circuit/Blogilates: I put together this circuit last minute. I’m more than mildly sore all over already so I kept it simple. All moves had an isometric twist to it. For the Side Lunge Switches, I held the Side Lunge position for 5-secs after each set. For the Flying Burpees, I held the Chair Pose and Candlestick portions for 5-secs each. I used weights for the Booty Pops and I held the thrusting position for about a second on each rep and 5-secs on the last rep. To finish each round, I did the Earthquake for 1-min.

I followed that with Perky Butt N’ Long Lean Legs to further target the booty. [I like that video, partly because Cassey talks about how it feel to work out under nasty humid conditions (also known as “my everyday life”) and I’m all like “You get it now! Now you get it!”.

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Anyway, tomorrow MIGHT be a rest day.

WORKOUT OF THE DAY

Warm Up, Zuzka Light: 3-min Yoga Challenge

Circuit (4 rounds)

10 Goblet Squats
10 Plank Step Over Pushups
20 Split Squat Jumps
15 Tricep Dips

Blogilates, Bikini Blaster 5: Muffintopless
Blogilates: Stretches for Chilling Out

WORKOUT BREAKDOWN

Equipment

15-lb dumbbells (30-lb load) for Goblet Squats
a Chair


Circuit/Blogilates: So, I kind of planned this to be a 3 round circuit. I did better with my time than I anticipated so I ended up doing 4 rounds instead. *pats self in the back* My times per round were 6:31/6:22/6:13/7:00 mins respectively, taking a 1-min break between rounds. I follow that with a decent attempt at Muffintopless and then some well earned stretching. Overall, this turned out to be a 350 rep workout. I KICKED MY ASS! I’m so proud, though. *tear*

WORKOUT OF THE DAY

Warm Up, Tabata: Jump Rope

Circuit (3 rounds)
5 Pushup to Wall Walk between each set of moves

10 SB Wall Squat
10/10 Single Leg Deadlifts
10/10 Single Leg Squat & Reach

TIU: Stretch & Release

WORKOUT BREAKDOWN

Equipment

Wall Squat + Single Leg Deadlifts: 15-lb dumbbells
Single Leg Squat & Reach: 15/8-lb dumbbell on squatting/reaching side


Meh. I’m back. Not being consistent sucks. Yadda yadda. So, I did this circuit to ease into the swing of things AGAIN. Each round was 65 reps long. I alternated that Pushup/Wall Walk combo in between each set of lower body moves. Once I was on the inverted Wall Walk position, I held the position for 5/3/1 secs per round. Confession: Sometimes —most times— the execution didn’t go as smoothly walking down the wall as it went walking up it, but hey, gravity can be a b*tch. It was still fun to try. Even when it kicked my ass. I encourage you to try it.

WORKOUT OF THE DAY

Warm Up, Tabata: Jump Rope (High Knees)

ZWOW 28 (3 rounds)

10/10 Dragon Kicks
20 Split Squat Jumps
15 Pike Jump Squat Jump 
10 Reptile Pushups

POP Pilates: Flatter My Abs Workout + 3 sets of 10 Diamond Pushups
Blogilates: Relax With Me Stretch Routine

WORKOUT BREAKDOWN

ZWOW: This ZWOW was meant to be a 10-min AMRAP, but since I’m kinda um sucking not at my best these days, I opted to make it a time challenge for 3 rounds. And dear Lord did it burn. My time was 19:39 mins for the 3 rounds. [For book keeping purposes, I competed 1 round + 56 reps in the first 10-mins.] After a massive water break in between, Flatter My Abs burned like hell, and I did 3 sets of Diamond Pushups…which was cool. Arms felt really tight after set 3…but I was digging the feeling, so I added a 4th set. Now, for these, I took a full 3-min break between sets, otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to lift myself for all those reps.

Either way, I’m really excited to getting back to doing pushups. I’m not even being sarcastic. I’m being genuinely weird. And it feels particularly nice that I love them so much because it is nice to have something you love doing while submitting yourself to voluntarily exercise torture, you know? So, yeah. Pushups! *fist pump* 

WORKOUT OF THE DAY

Warm Up, Tabata: Jump Rope (High Knees)

Circuit (3 rounds)

20 Step Ups
15/15 Elevated Plank Kickbacks
5/5 Turkish Get Ups
10 Cross Legged Pushups

Blogilates: Hips, Butt n’ Thighs Super Shaper Workout
Blogilates: Amazing Upper Back & Leg Stretches

WORKOUT BREAKDOWN

Equipment

A chair
Step Ups: 15-lb dumbbells
Turkish Get Ups: 15/12/10 lb dumbbell for Round 1/2/3 respectively


Circuit/Blogilates: Total body circuit, sort of, maybe with a little tiny bit more emphasis on lower body. Took me about 35 minutes (9:28/11:40/10:51 mins per round) to complete, taking a 1-min break between Round 1&2 and a 2-min break between Round 2&3). I’d say I paced myself well on this one. Until I get my workout consistency under control, I’m afraid I won’t be able to go much faster than what I did. Work in slow progress. I finished with Blogilates because LEG CIRCLES! I modified the Side Planks Leg Lifts because I needed to. Intense. 

Anyone in the mood for a “Bring Sally Up” song challenge?

WORKOUT OF THE DAY

Class FitSugar with trainer Brett Hoebel

Warm Up
Drills
Stack-up Circuit
Cool Down

Blogilates: Sculpted Legs in Skinny Leggings Workout
Blogilates: Stretching for Flexibility

WORKOUT BREAKDOWN

Still sore from yesterday, but did something anyway.

Class FitSugar/Blogilates
: Full class is 30-mins long. The main workout is a Stack-up Circuit based off 5 Capoeira-inspired moves: Capoeira Push Kick Sit Up, Knee Strike Sit Ups, Jujitsu Sit-Through, Jujitsu Sit-Through with a 360 turn, and Capoeira Reverse Lunge. AS ALWAYS, Brett is a high-energy trainer which makes the workouts equal parts fun and exhausting. Heart rate was going because you are constantly moving one way or the other. I completed the workout with some Barre-style routine from Blogilates given that my legs were the least sore part of me at the moment.