Hello! Happy Thursday!
This week has been super crazy (I feel like I say that every week) and it has just flown by! The work days have been insane and they have been followed by rushed drives to Jazzercise. I’m definitely not complaining because a part of me loves being busy, however…I seem to have lost my brain along the way.
Bad blogger moment: I always have a million bags with me when I go to work. My purse, my bag with my Jazzercise clothes, and my lunch bag. I always have a million things packed into each and, somehow, both of my cameras made it into work on Tuesday. I grabbed one to take back to the kitchen to take pictures of my breakfast (of course) and then, for some unknown reason, took the other one back to take a picture of lunch. After I photographed each of my meals, I threw each camera into my lunch bag because it would be coming home with me later that day.
I forgot my lunch bag.
Then, I forget it again last night.
So, I have been camera-less for the past two nights as I sat down to write. Hence, no food pictures.
Even though there are no food pictures around here today, I am going to share the next best thing…a killer workout. If you guys remember, a few weeks ago, I shared an upper-body circuit workout from Muscle and Fitness Hers. Today, I’m going to share with you the lower-body circuit portion. While it’s virtually impossible for me to do the entire workout schedule as posted in the magazine due to running and teaching classes, I refer to the circuits a couple of times a week when I need to throw something different into my routine.
Get ready for shaky legs…
|Circuit 1||Circuit 2||Circuit 3||Circuit 4|
|Time (sec)||Reps||Time (sec)||Reps||Time (sec)||Reps||Time (sec)||Reps|
|Lying Leg Curl||15||12||15||10||15||8||15||8|
|Standing Calf Raise||15||12||15||10||15||8||15||8|
As with the upper-body workout, each circuit of moves is repeated 4 times. Each exercise in each circuit is done for 15 seconds, with each set of reps decreasing in each circuit. The idea is the increase the weight used with each circuit, so you start doing high reps with low weight and end doing low reps with heavier weight. Between each circuit, complete 5 minutes of cardio activity on a treadmill, stair-climber, or elliptical, working within your target heart rate range.
The combo of strength and cardio makes you all Jell-o-like. It’s awesome. Seriously.
Have a great day, friends! I’ll catch you later!
If you strength train, what is your favorite lower-body move?
Have you had any scatter-brained moments lately? Maybe I’ll remember my cameras today when I leave?