Booty Blast: Sumo Split Squats

Benefits:  Biceps, booty, inner thighs, heart
OOOOO.. this one burns.  If you are working on glutes and want to amp up your calorie burn, add this metabolic blast.
I’m using 10 pound weights here and usually do 3×12 each side.   I like to use this at Sleek as an interval.  Your heart rate will definitely be up there!

Couple things: If you are new to working out, you may begin with no weights and a smaller range of motion.
Always listen to your body, but push yourself.
xoxo

4 weeks out update

4 weeks out. All this happened., and more
4 weeks out. All this happened., and more

I started the week off on Sunday with track.
I hit the mark on all my cardio and workouts.
I’m training 7 days a week. I have 6 lifting days.

I almost peed in my car. Don’t judge! #bikinigirlproblems

Had my check in with my coach, MJ today. I will get all new food and workouts
for this week.

My suit will be here Monday!! I cannot wait to see it!

I’m officially down another pound. I am 142. I am 1 pound over my last show weight
but I think I look much different than last year.

1 year apart
1 year apart

These pics are exactly 1 year apart. I’m happy with my progress.

We are upping my cardio this week and getting a little more food.
I am officially 3 weeks out! I have had no cheats and I’m ready to kill it this week!

Lululemon haul

Hipster café in Chicago. The mister and I.
Hipster café in Chicago. The mister and I.

On our Chicago trip, we did a little shop it up.

I was excited to visit the Rush Street Lululemon and found my unicorn!!
The Super Stripe Cadet Blue Wunder Under pants!!
Squeee!  I love these pants. The fabric is very different than my other WU
but it’s a winner.  I got the last pair in my size. Sorry, not sorry!

Super Stripe Wunder Unders in Cadet Blue
Super Stripe Wunder Unders in Cadet Blue

Rest less Tank

This outfit was much cuter than I had anticipated.  Rest Less Tank and the
Inspire crops in Black Burlap.  The fabric on the pants is very different than the other
10 pairs of Run crops I have. I almost had to size up!  It’s not that stretchy. I admit that I didn’t like the look of this at all until I tried it on. Lulu is like that for me. I have to try on everything.  The tank is adorbs. It has a long, strange rubber band gathering the waist.
It stays in place nicely.  The back detail on the top is really cool.

Restless tank and Inspire crops in Black burlap
Restless tank and Inspire crops in Black burlap

 

Rest less tank back detail. Cute.
Rest less tank back detail. Cute.

I was discussing pants with one of my friends, Jennie. We both agreed that we never really knew that different workouts benefited from different fits/fabrics.  Lulu is great for that.  I wore a pair of bright blue Under Armour pants for leg day this week. It was a huge fail. They came down with every jump up.   No one wants their business out there!

NOTE:  Wore my Speed shorts to the track with a 105 F Singlet *Silver
and both those pieces out performed me.  I looked like a hot mess after my workout but I was cool.  Believe me.. I used to wear my VSX Knock out crops to the track.  Misery.

I also picked up the Cool Racer Back in Wee Are from Space Blue Tropics.

Wee Are From Space Blue Tropics Cool Racer Back CRB
Wee Are From Space Blue Tropics Cool Racer Back CRB

I’m loving my CRB tanks as of late. Got my friend Rose, hooked on them too.
Uh oh.. once you go Lulu!

Run Pace Crop
Run pace crop is great for weight training!

My workout on Friday was tough.
HIIT at 6am
2 pilates classes
2 hours of legs

I rocked my Run: Pace Crops and the Energy bra.
The green tank is VSX studio tank.. which I own in ever color. They are flattering!

The crops are terrific for everything I did today. They didn’t move at all.
I got these in a 6 when I was 12 pounds heavier. I think they run a bit small and they are a shorter crop. They really fit me well now. I didn’t love them 6 weeks ago. I probably could have sized up.  Lots of our clients bought them at our trunk show. Terrific crops.
 These pants are still on the Lululemon site

 

Lululemon haul and show update

Hi guys!!
I am 13 weeks from my show. I did my registration today and I’m really happy!
This is the show I did last year in June so I will know what to expect.

We train with landmines at Sleek.
We train with landmines at Sleek.

 

We are using landmines in our studio now. We installed 2 and have two more on the way.I had never used them but they are fantastic. They are VERY old school. I’m looking to the old school training styles to develop symmetry.  Landmine training really kicks my booty.  I have noticed some new gains since I started using them. I feel muscles I didn’t know I had! Give them a try!

Funtional Trainer
Rob and I went to purchase another Olympic bar and ended up buying a new functional trainer for Sleek.  Now, I’m totally excited. My studio is almost competitor complete.  The functional trainer will give me the cables for finishing exercises.

Some times people ask me while I still go to other gyms, when I own one myself. Well… I still really love the GYM!
Sometimes I just need to be somewhere where I’m not ‘at work’.  I can put on my headphones and focus.  I got to lots of other gyms for their special pieces of equipment.  I’m not a fan of one of the Club Fitness but I always  end up there because they have a really bad@ss leg machine. It is also very close to Starbucks, so there’s that.

Lululemon Haul.
I am very excited that Lululemon is doing a trunk show at my studio in April. Our clients love Lulu! I admit I’m a bit of a sport clothes junkie and I’m digging my Lulu collection. I used to collect MAC so this is on par. I did some shopping over the weekend.

Run Crop Inspire II
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I really like this crop. It’s super comfortable and it doesn’t move out of place, in the gym. I have a few pairs of this style. It’s going to be great for spring. It gets hot in our space.

MatchyMatchy
Cool RacerBack tank
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I have to be honest. This looks better on, than in this picture.
It’s not super body hugging like some of my VSX tanks but I really like it.
Anyway.. I got the green one to match my pants.

Tanks,Tanks,Tanks..
I end up changing outfits at least twice a day… I am always
digging for a tank. I seem to never have the one I need. I found the

Run Swiftly Tank Stripe
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I love this tank! I’m so glad I found it. It’s perfect for lifting.
It looks great with anything, pants.. skirt.. Plus, it’s not TTH so you can toss
it on and it looks easy breezy.  I got a pink striped one
and this hot black striped one. It runs big so I like it one size smaller.
It’s not tight at all!  FYI
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Workout clothes make me really happy!
Have a wonderful day!
xoxo