Tuesday, January 22, 2013

My hump . . . my lovely lady lumps

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Thanks Fergie! I wish this blog post was about my lovely lady lumps but it's not.  I realized that my biggest fear, aside from dying a young, premature, painful death, is having a gut bigger than my behind. When I gain weight it's not the way normal people do. I can deal with the rolls and muffin tops. When I gain weight my tummy looks like a beer belly. No doubt. I feel so gross.  I've accepted the fact that I'm never going to be bobble head skinny. You know when you're so skinny your head looks bigger than your body?  So I work out as often as a can and eat as well as I can. It's hard sometimes because I love cheese! I've stopped eating cheese however because aged cheese triggers my migraine. I can't have Brie without a terrible migraine to follow. Anyway, I'm not one of those who can follow a strict workout plan. I usually just wing it. I run for about 45 minutes or the equivalent of 3 miles. Then I do a whole bunch of crunches. Then I make my rounds through the machines. I follow V around and he spots me. All 20 lbs of it. So this year I've decided to try a more structured plan.  Here's a few of the plans I found via Facebook, Instagram and general internet searches.  I'm going to try them.  Join me!  I'm not an expert or a fitness guru but I think this will be a good start!  What do you think?

Sexy Leg Workout: 2-3 sets 3 times a week
20 squats
30 lunges
40 calf raises
50 second wall sit
100 jumping jacks
50 second wall sit
40 sumo squats
30 leg raises
20 squats

Sexy Arm Workout Courtesy of Women's Health Magazine
Use 5 to 8 lb weights.  Do 15 - 20 reps of each exercise and go from one move to the other without rest in between.  Do this three times a week (2-3 sets).  Pictures courtesy of Women's Health Magazine (online).

Move 1:Reverse Fly                        Move 2:Biceps curl             Move 3:Dumbbell cross jab
Reverse Fly  Biceps CurlDumbbell Cross Jab
Lying Triceps Extension
Move 4: Lying triceps extension
Sexy Ab Workout 2x every other day   
10 crunches                                                                 
15 bicycles                                                                  
30 second plank                                                             
20 second side plank                                                  
10 crunches                                                 
20 bicycles
20 second side plank
10 crunches
30 second plank
20 leg lifts                      

                                              This back workout is courtesy of Julie Michaelson                           

Growing Wings Back Workout
Back Workout
Wide Grip Pull Up58 to 10
Wide Grip Lat Pull Down410
Hammer Strength Unilateral High Row410
Seated Cable Row - Narrow Grip412
One Arm Dumbbell Row312
Straight Arm Lat Pull Down315

*Chart courtesy of muscle and fitness (online), click on exercise for demo video
I'm also taking cardio classes at the gym.  Here's a little motivation . . . I bought a pair of Cut25 trousers that are a size 0!!! I kind of fit in them now but I think they could fit a little better. Let's do this!! Oh and don't forget: abs are made in the kitchen! 

My friend is a paleo enthusiast and you can find yummy recipes on his blog: Paleo in the streets or you can follow my friend  @ilefitness for healthy, non-paleo recipes! :0

My motivation: size 0 cut25 trousers.  Let's hope this works out.  
Cut25 trousers

1 comment:

  1. I am going to try and follow your tips. Working out for me is hard too. I don't know how people do it.


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