Yes you heard it right, folks!
For every celeb, blogger, fitness instructor, friend, family member, or rando who told you squats are magical. Well guess what?
A big part of my “Life-Cleanse” is working out at the gym. Being the little person I am (I have a teeny tiny frame), I don’t have a butt. Nothing, zero, zip zilch, nada. So my goal was to get a booty and the key is: squats and lunges.
Here I will tell you how my routine progressed since I started working out (mid-Feb). A bunch of people have already told me that they see a difference which is super motivating, so I thought why not share my routine to help motivate others?
I usually do my squats and lunges at the end of my workout, no matter what day it is; leg or weights.
So first I started off with 50 squats and 50 lunges and no weights. Once that started becoming easier I went into 60 squats and 50 lunges. Then, 80 squats and 60 lunges. After that, 80 squats and 60 lunges carrying two 5 lbs dumbbells.
Finally, today was a big day for me because I carried 10 lbs dumbbells! For weight training I’ll carry 10-15 lbs nbd but this was a first for me.
Yay for progress.
It was the hardest set I’ve ever had to do, stopping every 10 squats/lunges to take a breath. But I made it, and so can you. Its so worth it when you wakeup the next day and your cheeks are sore lol! A good kind of sore. You know what I’m talking about. Baby steps are good, and the more you workout the more you progress.
Another thing I noticed is that if you have the time after a workout, you should reward yourself! This gives you something to look forward to and it motivates you when you’re all sweaty and tired and are thinking of giving up.
My reward is going to the pool. I’ll usually go home after a workout, make my protein shake to go, put on a swimsuit, grab a book and head to the pool to relax and get some color. 🙂 I’ll come back home to shower and feel super refreshed, energized, and tan! Ready to take on the rest of the day.
I hope my tips helped!Do you have any workout tips and motivators that help you get through a tough work out? I would love to hear them and try them out!
Don’t forget to do your squats.