Hey guys! If you missed it, check this post because this is a continuation of my updated workout routine!
I discussed the amount/times of my workouts in my last post and how I fuel. I also mentioned the exercises I do for my upper body and arms…so, you guessed it – time for the lower half. I typically enjoy working my upper body more than my lower to be honest, so to really stay motivated to get in a good lower body workout, I try to switch it up A LOT. Here’s just a sample of a few of my favorite and less-boring moves/machines that I stick to pretty often:
Leg Press (super common machine!)
Kickbacks (I like to call this the donkey)
Leg Curls (machine)
Leg Lifts (great for your ass!)
Lunges (VARIOUS kinds)
I also do a lot of body weight exercises along with the few mentioned above and add in some weights.I usually warm up/cool down each workout with a small walk around the gym or a few minutes on the elliptical. I’m a BIG fan of stretching after working out…seriously, it’s orgasmic to stretch.
Another extremely important thing to consider is rest. I always take rest days where I do absolutely nothing but sit on my bum for the day and watch tv, read blogs and just veg out. There are also days where I just am NOT motivated at all to workout…and on those days I know if I even step foot into a gym I’m just going to get a terrible workout and be a pissy, poopy bitch. On those days I resort to swimming…in the bath tub with a good magazine and a cup of hot tea or hot chocolate 😉 The more I respect and trust my heart, soul and body, the more at peace I am with myself. It has taken time and there was definitely a point where I thought it was necessary to go balls-to-the-walls and exercise in some shape or form everyday, but it’s not. Think about it – some people don’t workout at all. I remember why I work out and why it’s important to me and I stick to those guns, too. I workout for my confidence, strength, health and my overall inner peace! God gave me this body to take care of, not abuse.
I hope you all are having an amazing weekend so far! I’ve got a party to go to tonight with some old friends and tomorrow I’m going shopping with Christine and my friend Vikki – hello weekend, glad to have you back 🙂
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to enjoy a little pre-workout fuel:
I love breakfast, anytime of day!
Why do you workout?
What are your weekend plans?
Peace and love!
p.s. if ANY of you are interested in meeting up, possibly at Great Sage – or anywhere else for that matter, please email me/comment – blogger meetups are awesome 😀 Great Sage is having a fundraiser on the 23rd of Januray – 10% of sales will benefit the FARM fund! I think that’d be a great cause to meet up for.