It’s COLD in Minnesota! I mean the toe-numbing, curl-up-in-a-ball kind of cold! Winter is officially here, and getting yourself going in such extreme climate, frankly, requires massive amounts of will and determination. And guess what gets me going? Yep you got it – My workouts!
So here’s me updating you guys about what I’ve been doing lately. I am trying something new. I was always the do-a-little-of-everything kinda girl. My workouts typically involved lots of cardio, a bit of strength training, and then finish up with stretching. And yes that helped me get to my ideal weight. But I realized that I had conflicting goals. I wanted to lose weight, but also be ripped and achieve great muscular definition. I did lose weight, but I still did not see the definition I wanted. Simply because I wasn’t working on building my muscles. So this month I’ve been all about heavy weights, and this week, it’s been about the lower body!
Thanks to my husband who lent me his bar-bell and weights, I am finally able to now progress on to big girl bar-bell weight training! Don’t worry dumb-bells. I’ll keep revisiting you guys every now and then 🙂
To give you an example of a workout I did on Tuesday (which KILLED my legs!), here’s a FitnessBlender workout video for you to try…
Mass Building Workout for Legs – 35 Minute At Home Lower Body Barbell Workout for Strength
This workout has left me sore for 2 days! You know that feeling after a workout where you just drop on the floor, I got that feeling back! Yes! Thanks to Beachbody, my stamina has increased to such an extent that I need harder workouts to leave me wiped! And that is why changing things up had gotten crucial for me.
This workout targets multiple legs muscles at the same time, which is what we want – calves, thighs and glutes. But I gotta say, my glutes were the ones to be sore the most.
What have you been working on lately?