Several weeks ago a reader asked me to explain my exercise routine and another reader asked me which of the Exercise TV videos I like to use. Today I have decided to dedicate a post to answering these questions. Because…everyone wants to workout like ME…right?! 🙂
Below are the pieces of equipment that I use for my workouts. I typically workout 5-6 days a week, for 55-60 minutes. During that time I always include about thirty minutes of cardio (mainly the elliptical or sometimes a run or fast walk outside) and twenty minutes of pilates, yoga, or resistance training. Like I said, I don’t really have a “routine” but I tend to do some type of arm and ab exercise every time I workout.
Many people might call me “lucky” because I am very small boned and overall quite small. Like I said in this post, you could easily look at me and think I have not one ounce of fat on me. Of course where I do carry my fat is around my waist (waist to hip ratio of .81 already, at age 28, yikes). This is the one area I try to workout the most. I know I can’t “spot reduce” but it’s still nice to have some muscle behind my…ahem…belly fat.
Then with all the power I have I lift up the fifteen-pound weight until it reaches the height of my chest.
And sometimes I’ll bring it all the way up above my head. I typically do about fifteen reps, and three sets of this move.
My Favorite Leg Workouts
- All 10-minute videos
- Best of Jillian (I love these exercises, I’m always sore the next day!)
- Last Change Workout (25 minutes, I think…)
- 30-Day Shred
- Yoga Sculpt (31 minutes)
- Pilates Abs (12 minutes)
- CRUNCH gym videos (a new favorite!)
And what do I eat after my workouts? Something that is fairly high in protein. Check out this post for some recommendations.
QUESTION: What’s your favorite exercise move?