1.29.2015

GIRLS TRIP and a Detailed Work Out Routine (before pic)


I am so so excited y'all!
I'm going on a cruise with just my girlfriends in February!!!
I'm going with 2 of my best friends (Liz and Jenn) that i've pretty much known my whole life, 
and then a girl named Jamie, who I've never really met, but i'm sure she's just the greatest.

I'm so pumped. I haven't been on a girls trip since college,
and even then it was more like a weekend trip to another place in Texas, not a trip to Mexico!

We are leaving in about 3 weeks, which means I have 3 weeks to kick my butt in shape!
I'm currently eating a cookies & cream quest bar while I type this.
[so good]
I'm planning on working my butt and legs REAL good today, 
oh and some cardio of course!

Luckily, I've already been eating better and working out.
So I'm not like panicked thinking I have to cleanse and do crazy amounts of cardio every day.

Here is what a typical work out week looks like for me!
Obviously some weeks I end up skipping days or doing something completely different,
but this will give you a good idea of what I TRY to do every week.

Now I am obviously no fitness expert, and I have nothing close to a "dream body"
BUT I know what works for me, and maybe it'll work for you too!
I also suggest going to random fitness classes, and switching things up every now and then!

Monday: Legs & Butt
[Monday & Thursday are my leg & butt days, on Mondays I stick with machines at the gym, and Thursdays are when I use free weights/body weight]
I also switch out with either doing as much weight as I can with less reps,
or a less amount of weight with a lot of reps.

30-45 minutes of any type of cardio (elliptical is my favorite)
Inner & Outer Thigh Machine 
Leg Extension Machine 
Seated Hamstring Curls
Leg Press Machine 
I use the Leg Press Machine to work out my calves also, 
I learned the hard way that you should do one leg at a time when doing calves, 
because I've had only 1 calf sore for 3 days now. whoops!
10 minutes Stair Master 
STRETCH

Tuesday: Arms/Upper Back
I typically do 1 or 2 arm work out videos at home (will link my favs below)

After doing these at home I head to the gym to do cardio.
30-45 minutes of any kind
Then will do some free weights/machines
Bicep Curls 
Tricep Extensions
Shoulder Press
Alternating Front & Side Raises
Lat Pull Down Machine
End with 10 minutes on the Rowing Machine

Wednesday: Abs/Lower Back
I've noticed that on Wednesdays I tend to get really lazy,
I do my cardio then I'm pretty much done for the day, 
but I REALLY want to find an ab/lower back routine that I love so that I actually do it.
So if you have any good ab/lower back work outs TELL ME.

30-45 minutes any type of cardio
To be completely honest I haven't worked out my abs/lower back in forever,
which is probably why I hate both of those parts of my body right now.
BUT if you haven't ever heard of Blogilates she has some awesome videos!!
So I will probably start doing those on Wednesdays.

Thursday: Legs & Butt
(I will go into more detail of these exercises soon)
30-45 minutes of any type of cardio
Lunges
DeadLifts
Squats
Side Lunges
Squat with alternating leg raises 
Donkey Kicks
Fire Hydrants

Friday: Full Body or Arms
Sometimes I work out on Fridays and sometimes I don't.
If I do, I will do like 20 minutes of Cardio followed with a Full Body Work Out Video or a
simple arm work out!

If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask!! 
Hopefully I really stick with this schedule for the next few weeks.
If you have an awesome work out that you love PLEASE share it with me!

Here I am today...
Not loving it...actually can't believe I'm posting this.

Hopefully in a few weeks my butt & legs will be bigger 
and stomach & waist will be tighter with more definition!

Happy Thursday!

xoxo, Monica

3 comments:

  1. I am doing the Tone it Up love your body challenge right now. I try to follow their schedule as best I can about 5 days a week. The bikini arms you linked is my favorite arm workout. It feels so good!

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    1. That's awesome!! I seriously love those girls, so so motivating! I need to start doing their work outs more often! They have some REALLY good full body ones!

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  2. Wow! I am soooo proud of you! Here is another website (I'm sure you already know about it, but here it is anyways) http://www.skinnymom.com/category/fitness/workouts/

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