Well today I promised my workout - so here you go lovelies. I am old school - for real I use dumb-bells, one bar, and my body. I don't have fancy schmancy equipment. I own a treadmill and this other thing in the picture - HA!!! I have YET to be able to do a pull-up - but I am working on that. I feel like my arms are pulling off of me - like I am going to look like Stretch Armstrong or something - freaks me out. I love the play room in the basement too - the kids play while I work out - so we get to spend time together even when I am exercising.
Oh wait. Weigh in Wednesday - I am down 3 more lbs. Sweet Lordy I am a happy girl;)
Okay so here it is - Mel working on her fitness. I am by no means an expert at ANYTHING except drinking Margaritas and shoveling Swedish Fish in my mouth. So please don't take this as a "rule of thumb".
Okay so my week looks like this - I run 4-5 days a week and weight train somewhere around 3-4 days a week. Now I REALLY focus on my arms and booty - arms are my area that need to be worked out consistently and I like killer booties:) This is my typical routine - but I change things up to give myself some flexibility and non-monotony.
Bicep curls combo (3 sets of 25 - 8lbs) with Overhead Presses (3 sets of 15 - 8lbs) - so I do one set of bicep curls - then a set of overhead presses, and so on. I am SUPER into good looking shoulders - I love the dent in the shoulder. I always feel nice shoulders really make you look HAWT and make someone look like they have good posture. Posture is KEY!
Upright Rows combo (3 sets of 15 - 25lb bar) with Hammerhead curls (3 sets of 25 8lb) - once again good ole biceps and shoulders.
Tricep kickbacks combo (3 sets of 25 - 5lbs) with bent over two dumbell rows (3 sets of 25 - 8lbs). Working on the triceps and upper back here.
Then I do a few sidebends with 5lb weights followed by some calf raises. I do about 30 sidebends, then 30 calf raises (and do this set 3 times).
Followed by rocking out (3 sets of 20) good ole fashion push-ups. I used to have to do the girl kind - but I am getting better.
Okay now onto legs and booty stuff. I start out with good ole fashion squats (no weights) - (3 sets of 30). It kills, but push through it.
Then I do a combo with wide stance squat while holding a 20 lb weight (3 sets of 20) followed by dumbell side lunge (3 sets of 15). So like the arm routines - do one wide stance sqaut set, then the lunge set, and so on....
Alright here is a killer - it is called "The Grizzly Bear" - I only do (2 sets of 25) because I basically want to die afterwards.
Finally I love me some kettle-bell - but since I don't have any I grab a 20 lb weight and do the swing. I love this workout - total body killer and you can REALLY feel it in your booty and inner thighs. (3 sets of 25)
Alright we are ALMOST there.... So I take a break - grab some water - turn up my ole school rap (No Limit Soldiers anyone?) and now it is time to push out some abs.
Basic crunches - 100
Reverse crunches - 100
Bicycle crunches - 100
Crunch twist - 75
Superman - 3 sets of 25 - in the video he does it a little different. I go all up and down at once so both my legs and arms go up at the same time - then down, then up, etc...
You can check the ab routines out HERE
AND... I ALWAYS end with a few PLANKITY PLANKS... I do about 5 or so and hold it until I shake, can't move, and fall over. LOL.. I usually look like this at the end - see always smiling:)
Finally by then some good booty shaking music is on - so I dance a bit for my cool down/stretch - ha.. yes I dance.. deal with it:)
Well there you have it - nothing fancy at ALL - and since I adore my girl Ashley - this one is for you girl - you can mean mug my NY Yankees hat all you want but Jeter is the MAN. Love me some Yankees - love YOU too, of course:)
|BAM - sans make-up, sweaty, and a chipped nail - so hood I tell ya.|
Go Sweat It Out