How is it already the first Friday of the month?! I still can’t believe it’s March… I feel like just yesterday we were taking down Christmas decorations, and now here I am a week away from Spring Break. The past few months have been a complete whirlwind, between the busy season at work (I’m lookin’ at you, STAAR), training for a half marathon, becoming a LipSense distributor and working on my photography business. I have never been so busy, but I am loving every minute of it!
However, something I’ve come to realize in the midst of this chaos, is that working out and taking care of myself can get pushed to the back burner. Yes, I am training for a half marathon, but it can get hard to make time to go on runs or put things on hold because I need to get some rest. That’s why workouts like the one I am sharing today have become my best friends. Not only are they quick to complete, but you can definitely feel it the next day! It’s packed with muscle burning moves that will get your metabolism revving, and won’t take up hours of your day. That’s my kind of workout!
My outfit is my newest purchase from Fabletics and I loooove it. The leggings are so fun, and I’m digging the mesh detail. Super cute, amiright? The top is the Aventura Tank, and my bottoms are the Zoey Capri.
The mini band I used is from Tone it Up, but you can find some other ones here! And if you’re looking for some dumbbells to add to your home workout equipment, check out these, or head over to this post where I talk all about my favorite at-home workout equipment. And yes, they are all from Amazon. It’s a sickness, y’all! ; )
Quick Legs and Booty Workout
Repeat each move 15 times (on each side). Go through the circuit 2-3 times!
Standing with legs shoulder width apart, squat straight down until your legs make a right angle. Make sure your knees do not go over your knees!
Side Lunge and Knee Cross
Starting with your legs together, step out with your right leg and lunge down. Push up with your right leg and cross across your body to the left elbow. Repeat on the other side.
Deadlift with Weights
Holding dumbbells (I like to use heavier weights for this move), and feet shoulder width apart, bend straight down at the waist keeping your knees in athletic position. The weights should “slide” down your legs. Stand straight up, squeezing the backs of your legs and booty as you do so!
Leg Abduction with Mini Bands
Wrap a mini band (like this one) around your calves. Standing on your right leg, move your left leg away from your stationary leg. Repeat on the opposite leg.
Lying Side Leg Lift
Lie down on your right side and bend your right leg. Straighten your left leg and raise it straight up. Lower and repeat. Flip on to your other side and repeat the move.
Get on your hands and knees, with your hands underneath your shoulders. Flex your right foot and kick it straight out. Repeat on the left side.
Side Leg Extensions
Position yourself on your hands and knees, with your hands underneath your shoulders. With your right leg bent at a right degree angle, rotate it out and back in. Repeat on the left side.
Laying on your back, get into a bridge position with your feet underneath your knees and booty lifted to the sky. March eat foot off the mat, one at a time.
Now it’s your turn to talk! Answer one of these questions in the comments below:
Do you workout regularly?
What are your favorite types of workouts?
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