Monday, February 14, 2011

In case you still need motivation...

If the name of the workout below still doesn't inspire you, by special request, here's a little something for your viewing pleasure:

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bootylicious -- The Original

Complete 5 rounds as fast as you can of the following circuit:

1 min spin bike on high resistance, standing up (Pump up the resistance until it's too difficult to pedal sitting down. Stand up, using the handlebars only for balance)

1 min spin bike on low resistance
(This is your rest period. Just pedal at a comfortable pace)

1 min spin bike on medium resistance, sprint!!
(Turn up the resistance from your easy minute and pedal as fast as you possibly can for the entire 60 seconds)

30 Body-weight Speed Squats (complete these squats without added resistance as fast as you possibly can)

16 Jumping Lunges

12 Navy Push-ups
(do a normal or girl push-up then bring one knee to the elbow on the same side. Complete another push-up, then bring the other knee to the other elbow. Keeping going until you've done 12 push-ups total)

25 Bicycle Crunches (every 4 turns counts as one repetition; put another way, every OTHER time one elbow touches the opposite knee, count one rep. If you still don't get it just don't even worry about it.)


Part 2 (Do 3-4 rounds of these two with 0 rest. This is called a superset.)

30 Double Leg Calf Raises
50 Jumping Jacks

Congratulations! You are now on your way to being bootylicious.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


So I've been inspired. Finally.

My sister started keeping a blog because she's going to be a famous photographer someday. So I'm going to start keeping up with mine because she's my older sister and everything she does is cool, and thus I want to have one too. Needless to say it will be nowhere near as artistic as hers and probably not half as entertaining, but maybe it will at least inspire you to work out. Or something.

I realized today that more than I miss the paycheck of personal training, I really miss the actually doing it. I miss the people I trained, spending all day in the gym, seeing the same people come at the same time every day and do the same 500 bicep curls in front of the mirror and wonder why they've stopped getting bigger. I miss people asking me for workouts or why their this hurts or their that feels weaker. I miss making up crazy intense workouts that make you wonder why you ever dragged yourself to the gym in the first place.

Realizing this gives me a little bit of hope for my future too. I've spent the last four years trying to decide what I want to do with the rest of my life and have been too scared I'll get bored with whatever I choose to want to commit to it for real (as in, get a full time job doing it). But I think personal training is different. For a year and a half, I never once didn't want to go to work. Never. Not one single time did I ever wish that a session would be over sooner. And I can't say that about any other job I've ever worked.

So maybe I have a future after all. In something other than watching ABC re-runs.