5.06.2015

Getting Rid of Cellulite.


My favorite leg day shirt from Tees in the Trap, Monday for leg day I tried a few new exercises and I'm still feeling them today so I thought I'd share. Nothing crazy, in fact they are mostly light weight and high rep moves.



Warm Up: 10 squats followed by 10 jumping squats. Open and closed legged. Repeat 3 times. 
Sweaty? Good.

3 sets of 20 per leg >>>>
Front kick with the cable machine.
Turn around and do the same for the back of the leg. 
Then do the same for the outer thigh.

Medium bar for some front load squats, I always enjoy feeling this in my abs too! It's like double the fun in one move. 

The last exercise you should go a bit heavier, challenge yourself. Dead-lifts into a squat, but up on a bench so you can go lower.

The reason weight loss can be so frustrating is because there is no right answer and so many variable can make you want to scream in frustration! How much should you eat? What kind of things should you eat? Should you lift weights or do cardio?

My number one priority when I decide on what to do is - will I enjoy it?  I am able to stay dedicated because I actually enjoy exercise and most recently macro counting. I came across a few pictures in my time hop that has me second guessing my workouts a bit.


Lifting weights about 90% of the time now has totally changed my body, my arms, shoulders, abs, back all are much more defined than when I was mostly running. In all honesty I think my legs LOOKED smoother when I was running, I struggle with cellulite as I'm sure most of you do and running really helped to smooth that out FOR ME. It never went away, but it was noticeably better. My legs are stronger now, by far, and I'm a faster runner now, by far, but I think I'm going to experiment with adding in another run day - so 3x a week - for the next 12 weeks and see if I notice a difference.

It's all about experimenting with workouts and numbers until you find something that works, no one can tell you what's going to work for you - just go out and give it a try!


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11 comments :

  1. I always love watching your workout videos here and on Instagram--thanks!
    The Lady Lawyer

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  2. The kicks you were doing are really helpful with running! I have weak hips and running caused me a lot of pain so I went to a physical therapist and that is one of the exercises he gave me. You can also kick across your body for your inner thigh. He said if I do nothing else regularly, do those and simple hip bridges on a stability ball. You're looking great!

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  3. Thank you for posting your videos! They help me actually look like I know what I'm doing at the gym. I'm very much a "dreadmill" girl at the gym so this inspires me to dabble more in weight lifting! Thank you :)
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  4. This is great, thanks! My gym is unfortunately not a great place for no-judgment, but it's cheap, so until we finish building our house, it's where I'm staying. Anyway, I digress. Random question: how long are your workouts? That workout seemed short, but if I put those things together and think about it, it's enough to kill your ability to sit down for the next few days, and would take long enough if you were doing the right things. I tend to struggle in that I think a solid workout has to be a full 60+ minutes (probably because WW tracks in minutes, even though I know it's an imperfect system and I use it for food over exercise), but I'm trying to train myself that it's still considered a good lift day if it's fast, but efficient in the moves I'm doing and weight I'm lifting.

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    1. I normally workout for 90 minutes, this is just a short excerpt into what I would do at the gym :) A good workout is based on your effort not the time it takes!

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  5. You are such an inspiration to me! Thank you!!

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  6. Cleaning up my diet helps my cellulite. Mine got worse with IFFYM. :( I'd say you're looking pretty awesome. Do what you love!

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  7. It could just be age that is making your legs look different! I am in my late thirties and all of the sudden my body is changing! Your legs look great to me! Strong!!!

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  8. I think you look fantastic! One thing I have done the last few years that has transformed my legs is yoga and Pilates. They are much longer and leaner. Just an idea maybe to try.

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  9. I was with ya on those squats until you added the jump...then I'm like....forget it, I'm out. Question: The kettle ball weight thing looks cool...but exactly how much does gravity affect the effectiveness? Like say I get higher than high and do the same workout than if I was lowwww....will it give me better results? Like ya know...let gravity do the bulk of the work for me. Because if so, I'm all about that elevation. Monkey bars...here I come.

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  10. I agree running alone shed 3 inches off my thighs in just a couple months. I was shocked!! I wasn't really lifting during that time just training for my half.

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