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Happy Friday Hots and Fits!

Is it just me or does the week FLY by to you, too? I mean, not just this week, but week(s) in general!

I got up today nice and “early” (7:20 as opposed to my usual 5:20 when I am a working chica) and decided to do the Fitnessista bootcamp which was posted by Gina yesterday.

I ran for about 3 (or 4?) consecutive days and I was really looking into doing something different today. I am in an Insanity rut (lasting about 2 months already now) so I thought I would do ChaLEAN ‘s cardio but thought I would rather just do something totally new.

I warmed up with this video:

I must tell you I found it a little bit difficult to follow at times (what can I say my choreography skills aren’t that good) but it definitely did the job.

Proceeded to the workout a la Fitnessista:

– Circuit 1: (With dumbbells)

Right leg in front: Lunge, come up and lateral raise with the dumbbells (15 total)

Plie squat, come up and upward row with the dumbbells- squeeze your legs and booty and you come up, too (15 total)

Left leg in front: Lunge and lateral raise (15 total)

Cardio blast:

Jog 30 seconds

Jumping jacks 30 seconds

High knees 30 seconds (arms straight out)

Burpees 30 seconds

*repeat Circuit 1 and cardio blast one time

– Circuit 2:

21s with dumbbells (21)

Overhead tricep extension (15 total)

Dumbbell deadlift (15 total)

Cardio blast:

Walking lunge and lift (1 minute)

Shuffle back

High knee skips

Shuffle back

*repeat Circuit 2 and cardio blast one time

-Circuit 3:

Push ups (modified or regular- make sure to keep your booty down and body in a straight line)

High plank- bring one knee towards your chest and then kick your leg back and up behind you, release and repeat on the other side (12 total)

Low plank- same thing- one knee in, then kick it back and up, foot down to starting position and switch (12 total)

Cardio blast:

Floor sprints (1 minute)

*repeat Circuit 3 and cardio blast one more time

 

And STRETCHED.

 

Since I am on holiday and have too much time during which I do nothing, I figured I will call on the brother (he is 8 years old and loves the fact that I am into working out) and asked if he wanted to do Jillian’s Shred with me. We did Level 1 together a few days ago and he seemed to like it a lot.

So Level 2 it was. The brother (who, of course, does the workout sans weights for anyone who thought I was insane) just said “wow this lady is crazy, sister”.

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Its so much fun working out with the little guy…because it really makes the workout fly by, we are actually spending time together and the cardio sessions are always such a laugh!

After visiting IKEA (gosh I hate that store) and running a few errands I came home and plugged in 35 minutes of Jillian’s Yoga Meltdown, Level 1.

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I know a lot of people say that this is not even a Yoga workout and so on but I honestly like it and it really challenges me. I break a serious sweat, people!

 

Alright, I am off now to update the iPhone/iPod (running tomorrow!) and get some ZZZZs!

 

See you later alligators!

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