Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tell it to me slowly

Wednesday was a 72% good eating day. That's a bad eating day in my book.

There is some good news though.

I did HIIT on the elliptical for 15 minutes. I could only do 15 because I started Ramp It Up. I seriously got my a** handed to me doing that workout and didn't have much energy or strength to get in a full half hour on the elli. Wow, I forgot how tough Ramp It Up is. My limbs felt like falling off of me and running away. Okay, okay, I'm exaggerating. But my legs and arms did in fact feel the burn.


Do you know what leg lifts are? Or are they called butt lifts?
You can do them with a bent leg like this:

Or with a straight leg like this:
Well, whatever they're called and however you do them, I hate them with a fiery passion. I cringe when Debbie Siebers says "Okay, now onto the floor on all fours...(or something like that)" because I know soon, my butt cheeks will be on fire.

I just don't like them.

But I do them anyway because after 6 weeks, my butt will look sweet. And all that pain and suffering I went through will be TOTALLY worth it.



  1. Ugh you do these on Shred too...with weights. I HATE them too, seriously I feel like my butt is going to fall off....

  2. HAHA i love the visuals here!
    I love that workout! Because..well my butt is so small & I like to think that magically it will make it bigger! But yes they do burn and rather quickly i might add! I'll get to number 10 and i'm already feelin it burn burn burn!

  3. love the pics yea i always do straight legs probably cuz they are easier lol

    keep up the great work

  4. Love the drawings.
    The last time I took a workout class we had to do those for what felt like forever. The instructor loved calling them 'doggy lifts' & would tell us to "mark our territory" which always made everyone snicker...especially since the class was 100% female. lol

    congrats on all your workouts!!

  5. kimmi - you do these on the shred?!?! I never got that far...I'm still trying to figure out how you would do them with weights

    AFG - those exercises DO make your butt bigger! well, technically they tone your butt which makes it appear bigger...that's what I've read anyways. whatever...I'll do anything to make my butt look nice

    Bee - straight legs are easier...but they still have the same outcome...they ALL hurt!

    Lynn - lol I LOVE that name! That's what I'm calling them from now on.

  6. Adore the visuals! Their sad little faces made my day! =)

  7. I hate floor work--I'll think of your drawings next time I'm doing it. I've heard great thigns about Slim in 6, great results.

    Many of my Firm tapes have those--ugh, ugh, ugh. lol

    All the pain and suffering *will* be worth it.