Daily Archives: April 12, 2012
|April 12, 2012||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under Fitness, Workouts|
After 12 hours yesterday, the movers are gone. As is our stuff. I am currently laying on the floor with a pillow under my chest for comfort. We are pretty much down to our TV, an air mattress, and 2 folding chairs. Fun times. We are like this until Tuesday. A bigger crisis? Chris let the movers pack my foam roller. With the half marathon this weekend I about lost my mind. Especially since we will be in the car 15+ hours next week. Oy vie. Silly husbands.
Emmie and I snuck out of the house yesterday morning to get out of the way. Naturally we went to the gym. I am really going to miss the gym here. It is run by Marines and Engineers so they don’t care that Emmalyne just hangs out with me. I set her up with her blanket and toys and she laughs at me while I work out. It’s quite the experience.
I had my second to last training run yesterday. I knocked out a 30 minute tempo run for 3.33 miles in 30 minutes … or 9 min/mile. During the run all I could think about was how HEAVY my legs felt and it didn’t make sense. 3ish miles is an optimal short run in my book and I usually feel like a rockstar. It wasn’t until after I was done that I remembered I did sumo deadlift drop sets yesterday as a part of Best Body Bootcamp. Deadlifts will get you every time 😉 Before calling it a day I did my six pack summer abs workout and felt a nice burn in my core. Get to get ready to rock that bikini!
Speaking of bikinis … who wouldn’t want legs like Jennifer Aniston when they are hitting the beach this summer ? That was for you Danielle … 😉 I know I love a good leg workout so I dreamed up this little doozy for you. Enjoy!
All you need for this workout is YOU and a timer of sorts. I did it in a small space … just like my garage cardio circuit and it’s perfect to squeeze this workout in during naptime at home! To up the intensity you can add weights or do the circuit a 4th time. To make it easier, do it 2 times thru. Not familiar with some of the moves? No fear … here you go:
- Single Leg Circles
- Jump Squats (without the dumbbells)
- Plie Squat (with or without weight)
- Double Crunch
- Crossover Lunge (with our without weight)
Today I am running my last training run, having one last lunch with the girls, and having dinner with some of our friends. We have met some amazing people here who I am sure will be life-long friends. It’s one of the most amazing aspects of military life. Thank you everyone for the kind tweets and messages wishing us well with the move … we are lucky that we had really awesome movers!
How are you getting beach ready? What’s your favorite lower body exercise?