Leg & Booty Workout for Beginners!  

Okay, so not everyone LOVES to workout. And some people only like specific types of workouts. Gabby loves cardio but not lifting. Annie loves lifting but not cardio. We all have our own reasons for liking what we do also.

Annie, a former gymnast, gets bored too easily on cardio but uses weights to clear her mind and focus almost like a meditation. Gabby deals with imflammation in her body, which she’ll talk more about this week after years of being a college water polo athlete.

But, Gabby decided to “take one for the team” (all of you) and do a leg workout with Annie after little to no weight training the last few years.

For a lot of women, going into the gym for the first time or even getting back into it after a long break can be intimidating or even scary. But, we want to show you that it doesn’t have to be! So here is our first leg day together…

View Leg Day Video Here!
This workout can be done with a partner or on your own.

Superset #1:

Sitting abductor machine – 3 sets of 15.     Go straight into squatting abductor – 3 sets of 15

In between each set of 30 abductor reps, step off and do 15 squat jumps, landing softly with knees bent. If you are having trouble with your knees, you can do a wall sit for 30 seconds in between sets.

Superset #2:

Dumbbell Deadlift – 3 sets of 15. We used 25lb weights in each hand. Keep knees soft and very slightly bent but stretch down through the hamstrings and squeeze glutes on the way up.

Between each set, do a set of barbell squats – 3 sets of 15. We used 30lb weights to focus more on form and getting our booty down low to the floor.

Superset #3:

Prone or laying hamstring curls – 3 sets of 15

Between each set do glute kickbacks – 3 sets of 15 on each leg. In the video, we are using a leg extension machine for the kickbacks, a good alternative if you don’t have a butt blaster machine in your gym.

Finisher:

10 bent knee leg lifts, 10 straight leg lifts, 10 side lifts (fire hydrants) – 3 sets of 30 reps with 30 second planks in between each set, as seen in the video. These can also be done at home or with ankle weights!

So that’s it! Our beginner booty/leg day! We hope you enjoy it. We’ll be starting our 30 Day Spring Cleaning Nutritional Detox on May 1st and we would love for you to join us! For more info or to sign up Click Here!

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Perfect Lashes in 5 minutes for $5

I love big full lashes! But, I don’t want to spend the time or money for extensions. Gabby can fill you in on those… no pun intended.

I started doing strip lashes once in a while for special occasions. And once in a while turned into every day!

So, I did a step by step video for you below to show you how quick and easy it can be.

How to put on strip lashes 
1. Pick your lashes!

  • I LOVE the Ardell Mega Volume 250… they are big enough to look like extensions but not too big to wear every day.

2. Get the glue

  • I use Duo with the wand applicator making th whole process SO easy.

3. Trim the lashes

  • The lashes are generally a little too long straight out of the box so I trim the inner corners about 1/8 inch.

4. Put thin layer glue on the strip

  • You want to leave the glue on the strip for 30-45 seconds so it gets tacky before you put it on your eye.
  • Use this time to put mascara on your own lashes and curl them to match the shape of the strip.


5. Place strip on the upper edge of the lash

  • Center the lash and push the strip gently along the edge of the lash so they are nice and close to your own.

6. Fluff up the lashes

  • Use your finger to gently fluff up the lashes and make sure they are secure and dry.


That’s it!! Now you have perfect lashes for the day! AND… these lashes are totally re-usable if you take care of them. This means saving the box they came in and gently taking them off before showering or bed and placing them back in the box maintaining their shape.