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Day 24: POP Pilates thigh workout

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It’s hump day and Day 24 of the Pinterest Project. For today’s project I decided to get physical and work on my legs. As a warmup to this workout I ran in Central Park after work today. I only did a 30 minute run, but it felt so good out there with 60 degree weather. This winter I went on a running hiatus since it was so cold and I just couldn’t force myself to run outside, so since it’s finally warmer out, I’m trying to get back into my old running routine so I can compete in some more races this summer/fall!

For today’s project, I did the POP Pilates thigh workout which is specifically targeted at your inner thighs and creating that ‘gap’ between your legs that every trim or fit woman has. This workout was originally posted from the blog ‘blogilates’ which focuses on pilates and healthy eating. For this workout you are completing a cycle of four different leg workouts and repeating this series 3 or 4 times.

POP Pilates thigh workout: (repeat cycle 3 or 4 times)

  • Heel Pulse – 20 pulses on each side
  • Single Leg Raise – 20 on each side
  • Froggers – 20 total
  • Sideways Scissors – 20 total

After completing this cycle a few times, I personally thought that  Heel pulse and the Single leg raise had the most benefit on my legs. I really could feel the muscles in my inner thigh’s working on those two exercises. I felt like the frogger and sideways scissors worked my abs more than my legs. All of these are really good workouts, and I already do the single leg raises a few times a week. I’ll definitely have to add the heel pulse to that routine!

 

Ok, so it’s getting kind of late and I am absolutely exhausted, but I had to tell you about today before I sign off. Today was the first day of my new job and it was AMAZING!!! Seriously, it is so much better than the last place I was working. Everyone is really friendly, I get summer Friday’s, lots a vacation time and the place has a pretty stress-free vibe to it. Also, that salary I’m getting makes it even better!

I’m really happy that I found this place to work and everything really just fell into place for me getting this job. I was kind of stressing out about resigning from my old job, but I was trying to be patient and pray for direction in what to do. I literally resigned from my job and immediately found a new one. This was definitely proof that God’s timing is perfect and he played a huge role in finding me this job right away. It’s literally everything that I wanted in company, which makes the move even that much more meaningful! I feel so completely blessed right now and excited for what my future might hold here.

“The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.” Lamentations 3:25

Ok time for bed because I have to be at the office now at 8am…eek!

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Day 19: 10-1 Mini Workout

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It’s already Thursday and not only am I already excited because the weekend is practically here, but Hunger Games comes out tonight at midnight!! I have been anxiously waiting for this day, but I’m not going to see it tonight, so I have to wait a little bit longer. I’m going to see it on the IMAX screen on Saturday morning. I’ve already got my ticket! So, expect to read about it then 🙂

Back to Day 19 of the Pinterest Project… Since I decided I wanted breakfast food again tonight for dinner, I thought I wouldn’t bore you with another egg recipe and would do something fit and healthy instead! Today I did the 10-1 mini workout after doing cardio at the gym. This workout was originally posted to Pinterest from a tumblr page, ‘health-heaven’ where they have a plethora of workouts. You can pretty much find any workout you’re looking for on this tumblr page, including workout videos!

The workout is relatively simple. There are 4 activities that you are doing: jumping jacks, push-ups, squats and sit-ups. You work in descending order by starting with 10 reps of each and working your way down to 1 rep each. In total, you complete 55  jumping jacks, 55 push-ups, 55 squats and 55 sit-ups, so it’s not too shabby of a workout.

This workout was a little exhausting and I definitely felt it once I got through numbers 6 and 5, but once you make it through that, then its smooth sailing from there. Between this mini workout and the 300 challenge, you could definitely have some killer abs!

 

Day 17: The 300 Challenge

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For Day 17 of the Pinterest Project, I have decided to do the 300 challenge! This will be the first activity I have done from ‘Fitness’ board on Pinterest, so I am quite excited about it. Although I’m a little sore from running yesterday, the 300 challenge will be a good workout for my abs!

According to the blog, “2012…my last fat year” this workout is only supposed to take 15 minutes to do and once you are finished, you will have done 300 crunches.  Click on the blog link to get descriptions for each of the crunches. Also, do these crunches on a yoga mat because otherwise your tailbone will hurt.

The 300 Challenge

  • 25 in-n-outs
  • 25 bicycles
  • 25 reverse bicycles
  • 25 crunchy frog
  • 25 cross-leg/wide-leg sit ups
  • 25 scissors
  • 25 hip butt-ups
  • 25 heels to heaven
  • 25 roll-up v-ups
  • 25 leg climbers
  • 50 kayakers

All I can say is WOW! This was killer on my abs. I could definitely feel by abs burning the entire time and having sore legs from running didn’t help either. If you can stick to this workout a few times a week, then you’re definitely going to have some rock hard abs. Hopefully I can add this into my work out regimine a few times a week! Wish me luck!