Wednesday, April 09, 2008
When I first started this program I thought that I was going to dread my workouts because I knew they would be really hard. Little did I know that I would actually look forward to my MTC workout days. I think it's because they are both challenging and at the same time different every day. There's such a variety of exercises that seeing the same one twice in one week is actually a blessing rather than a curse. I'm hoping that I'll get the results that I want when I'm all through. Even if I don't, I'm having fun in the process and that's what it's all about :-)
I'm trying to visit my future apartment this weekend. My aunt said that it's going to be bad weather so we may not go, to which my grandma replied, what are you a princess and you can't get a little wet?? I could help, but laugh. She puts things into perspective.
On a side note, did anyone see the Biggest Loser last night? It was the last show before the final weigh in and I couldn't believe the numbers that they all put up. Ali going from 146 pounds to 135 in a week??!?!?! Holy crap. I wish I could lose 11 pounds in a week, let alone at that weight. And Kelly losing 13!! The girls kicked butt! So did the guys, 15 lbs and 12 lbs are nothing to be ashamed of, but wow!! I kind of wish that they had a Biggest Loser show for people who were overweight, not just obese. I know I could do with some face-to-face Jillian butt kicking.
**April Surprise Exercise 9**
Side Lunges (see picture for leg stance)
~ Stand with feet together and abs tight
~ Take a big step to the left with your left foot and shift your weight onto your left foot.
~ Bend your knee (making sure it doesn't go past your toes) and stick your butt out.
~ Lunge as far as you can comfortably go (think like the similar stretch)
~ Step together and repeat with the right leg. This is 1 set. Try for 10 on each leg
~ For an added challenge you can hold dumbbells to increase your weight or try for 20 on each leg.
~ This lunge is great for the outsides of your butt as well as the inner and outer thighs. I definitely felt it the day after!