When I posted this photo on Facebook and Instagram people kept reaching out like “um what the heck do you do?” So I thought I’d start sharing my weekly workouts.
FIRST. Posting a bikini photo isn’t easy. I got anxiety hitting post for REALZ. But I work my ass off. I also know my body is beautiful because it allows me to do so many amazing things. We should all be able to celebrate that!
Second, I’ve always been an avid exerciser. In high school I ran cross country, played field hockey and softball, and jogged around my neighborhood in between seasons. In college I was a cardio bunny, but also loved doing the Jillian Michaels dvds to stay toned. And in law school I was really into Hot Yoga and ran my first half marathon.
Now, I run, crossfit, spin a little, barre from time to time, and walk a lot. I try to mix it up to keep my body guessing, but I find that lifting heavier weights has gotten me to the body I want.
I want you to know that I’m just a regular girl. I eat ice cream, drink wine, and indulge with my friends. My diet doesn’t consist of just spinach and steamed chicken. If you want to see what I eat, check out this post.
In addition to my workouts (you’ll see them soon below) I set my fitbit goal at 12,000 steps a day. The default is 10,000, but I need that extra little push.
My Workouts (March 13-18)
3 mile run in the morning
20 min interval sprints in the evening (walk at 3-4 on a 15 incline for 2 min, run on 6-8 for 2 min, walk at 3-4 on 3.5 incline for 1 minutes, repeat 4 times)
Front squats (I did 115lb)
8 min AMRAP (as many reps as possible)
2 HSPU (handstand pushups)
3 cleans (I used 65lb)
(I think I ended up with 12 rounds)
3 cleans…etc etc…
3 mile run at a faster pace
Rest day. Out for my friend Caro’s bday!
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 13 minutes of:
55 deadlifts (I used 75 lb)
55 wall-balls (I used a 10 lb wallball and it was def too light)
55 handstand push-ups
(I completed all the deadlifts, wall-balls, and rowing, and did 25 negative hand stand push ups)
I hope this is helpful. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.
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Pork & Cookies says
That’s so awesome
You look great !!
-Kirsten // http://www.porkandcookies.com
Thank you, Kirsten!
Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom says
I find this post so interesting! I am a runner and just did my first marathon last fall… and I’m doing my tenth half this spring! 🙂 I usually run 3x a week (but, ran 4x a week when training for the full) and then 2 days a week I do the Jillian Shred. I’m getting kinda tired of Jillian tho! I like the idea of doing heavier weights- I guess you do those with the cross fit? I have a lot of muscle in my legs, but not my arms… I think you look GREAT and that bikini is adorable!
Wow your 10th half marathon! That’s incredible! You are so insanely fit, momma!
I felt the same way about Jillian – I basically memorized the videos and they got old!
When I was running/training for the halfs I also felt like my legs were muscular, but I had no upper body strength and no abs. Now that I’m lifting regularly, my arms and tummy are much more toned, and my butt is higher! I can not recommend adding some heavy weights into your routine enough!
Susan Rahamim says
Good Job!- can’t keep up with you!!
Thank you 🙂