I was scrolling through my Instagram and saw a fitness lady post a picture of her booty. She stated that she wasn’t posting a before pic and we’d all have to take her word for it about how bad it was. She has two kids, so I believe her. That got me to thinking about my own booty. I honestly can’t wait until I get it to how I want it to look so I can show you the dramatic before and after! Even right now it might slightly be impressive compared to my before picture (6 months after having baby #3), but there is no way in hades I would post it yet.
My booty is my biggest problem area and apparently the place my fat clings to the tightest. I have noticed that I loose weight in my stomach first and boobs (*sniff sniff*) and then last to let go is my thighs. I have side fat on my thighs I am aiming to loose along with this weird pocket of fat under my cheek I lovingly refer to as my “Second butt”. I have noticed the second butt is getting smaller so yippie for that!
My booty has a long way to go and it is my biggest motivation. Back when I was in about 9th grade I read this book called ‘Thin Thighs in 30 Days’ and religiously did the exercises in the book combined with running in place (we didn’t have a treadmill and our street was really short). My legs were thin but I had no muscle, so I was just skinny fat. I kept my thighs thin until I got married at 18 and then my weight increased about 15 lbs. within the first few months. After I had kids, you could say I had my mom’s legs and all hope was lost…..or so I thought. I began to notice that there were really in shape women that had had children and sometime’s looked even better than they did before! So I am 3 months into this and my legs are stronger than they have ever been, with me squatting 135 lbs 4X (my maximum so far) 2 weeks ago! I also Romanian deadlifted 140 lbs. thinking I was lifting 130 lbs! (Obviously I’m no mathematician.) I have even been doing my lunges holding a 35 or 45 lb. plate. I started lifting the 35 lb. plate over my head for at least the first half of my lunges. It’s super hard but I want to get to where I can do this the whole time and with a 45 lb. plate.
My favorite leg exercises are:
10, 8, 6 reps (increasing the weight if possible)
Those are my go to 4 exercises.
If I’m really feeling good or want a harder workout I’ll add in some extras.
- Plie squats
- Overhead squats (holding a bar over head) HATE these!
- Wide stance squats
- Glute bridge (To make this easier on my body I purchased a pool noodle to wrap around the bar so it doesn’t dig in)
- Bulgarian split leg squats
- Duck squats
Before beginning any exercise routine, always talk to your doctor. Naturally Jenn will not be held responsible for anyone not getting professional advice before using this workout routine.