30-Day Challenge: Day #7

30-Day Challenge (Day7)

Happy Monday!

I swear, keeping up with these posts is just as hard as the workout itself. But it’s something that I’ve committed myself to do, and if I’m not tracking my progress, I’d probably cheat and give up already. It’s so easy to fall off the wagon every now and then, especially around this time of year. Whether it be the cold weather, or all the holiday parties booked for the month, temptations are so hard to resist! We’ve all heard that diet is just as important, if not more, than exercise. I am the WORST when it comes to dieting. I don’t really watch what I eat, and even now with my commitment to fitness and living healthy, I haven’t fully shaken off my bad dieting habits. It’s not like I eat bacon and drink gravy at every meal, but I like to indulge every once in a while when I’m seriously craving some bad foods. Normally I try to eat as healthy as I possibly can, cutting back on excessive salts, sugars, and processed foods. But sometimes, those damn JBC’s from Wendy’s drizzled with honey can be oh-so tempting. It’s like a warm hug, inside and out.

I haven’t had anything from iQ Food in a while, and being a treat from my amazing boss Jill for our working lunch, Sarah and I went over and drooled over their menu. I love their stuff. It’s super healthy and so incredibly delicious. Taste buds party! It’s honestly some serious food porn:


Delicious, non?

Anyway, I just got an email confirmation today that I’m officially running in the Nike Women’s Half-Marathon in Washington next year …WOOHOO! So freaking excited. I’m just hoping that their numbers are right, because if I’m supposedly joining 15,000 other people in this race and I’m #18,509 …um, well, something is not adding up:

Nike Half

Either way, I’m going to get my ass there and rock it! Yaaaaaaay!! Can’t wait until it’s APRIL!!

Anyway, I digress. Back to Day #7, the end of the first full week!

So after taking a break yesterday, I felt ready to take on a new Lisa challenge. And speaking of ass, today is “Killer Ass and Thighs”. Who doesn’t like a nice bum?! The first part of the workout wasn’t so bad. My legs were burning a bit from all the jumping, squats, and the usual throwing around of the weights, but I made it through in one piece. The second part of the workout, I felt like I lost all feelings in my bum and thighs. My muscles were burning so badly, I was screaming and crying for the beep to come sooner. At one point, I even stared at my iPad just to make sure it was actually only 30 seconds and not 30 minutes. Near the end, I had to start singing random songs just to get my mind off the burning sensation. Lisa, in her usual fashion, was Chatty Cathy and telling me to keep going harder. Sometimes I wonder how she has so much energy to talk so much. I, on the other hand, was just trying to keep breathing and make sure that my bum was still intact. But I guess I’m making up for it now with this ridiculously long post, non?

Here is Lisa’s workout taken her workout directly from her website with some of my modifications, and the link to her video.

DAY #7:

Timer is set to 10 seconds rest & 30 seconds work for 66 rounds

The first 10 seconds is a break, followed by 30 seconds skipping, 10 seconds break, and a 30-second round of an exercise (listed below).

Today’s Workout:

  1. Bodyweight Squat Jumps
  2. Tuck Abs
  3. Shoulder Press [using Barbell]
  4. Back Extensions
  5. Bodyweight Squat Jumps
  6. Push-Ups
  7. Reverse Pull-Ups <replaced with Spider Push-Ups>
  8. Side Touches [using Hand Weights]
  9. Left Basket Ball Jumps [using Hand Weights]
  10. Right Basket Ball Jumps [using Hand Weights]
  11. Row [using Barbell]
  12. Tricep Dips
  13. Bodyweight Squat Jumps
  14. Wall Plank Abs & Knee Tucks
  15. Chest Punch & Tricep Kick Back [using Hand Weights]
  16. Switch Kicks & Touch [using Hand Weights]
  17. Side Oblique Jumps
  18. Knee Raises <replaced with Squat + Clean & Press [using Barbell]>
  19. Tuck Abs & Lift
  20. Mountain Climbers
  21. High Knees Twists [using Hand Weights]

Leg, Ass & Inner & Outer Thigh:

Ass Squeezes:

  1. Squeezes – Legs Hip Distance Apart
  2. Squeezes – Knees Together
  3. Squeezes – In & Out
  4. Squeezes – Hold the Squeeze + In & Out with the Knees

Ass Inner & Leg Workout: (Left & Right Side Separate)

  1. Straight Leg Lift
  2. L-Leg Lift & Lower
  3. Straight Leg Cross Over
  4. Bent leg press to the ceiling

Inner & Outer Thigh: (Left & Right Side Separate)

  1. Straight Leg Outer Thigh
  2. Forward Bent L Press
  3. Straight Leg Press Foot forward and back
  4. Small Straight Leg Presses up and down

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