Okay so I decided that I would develop a better bum, now in order to do that I found out that the main exercises to get this were squats, donkey kicks and lunges and don’t get me wrong when I first started doing them I noticed a pleasant change but not the increase I wanted in my legs and bum was just becoming more sculpted until I stumbled across Nicole Meija on /instagram’ a trainer/model who informed me of the following…
That the reason there was no longer growth in my lifted bum is that my legs/bum were used to my natural weight therefore the only way to increase the muscles I intended to grow meant I needed to start using weights!
I’m soooo glad I found this out which is why I ordered a pair of 2kg ankle weights to start doing my leg lifting exercises hopefully this works and I see some changes…finger’s crossed.
Below is a picture of myself doing a ‘Kick back’ position
Wow I’ve realised due to my short attention span that if I want to take my fitness regime seriously I need to mix things up, so for tonight I went on Youtube searching, in hope to find some cardio workouts of some sort and now all I can say is I HIT THE JACKPOT
Below I have put the Youtube links to 3 cardio workout videos which completes a full 30min cardio per day, by Tiffany Rothe. Warning these workouts are NO JOKE! lol
BOXER BABE 10 MINUTE CARDIO WORKOUT
GET YOUR SEXY BACK WITH THIS FAT BURNING, CALORIE BLASTING, BODY SCULPTING WORKOUT
10 MINUTE MOUNTAIN CLIMBER WORKOUT
ENOY THE PAIN I KNOW I DID LOL!
My diet so far since I started my 'Summer Time Fine' challenge has consisted of mainly chicken (boiled), egg,beans, vegetable and fruits, I no longer eat sweets, fried food and breads and pasta dishes.
From being 78kg I am now 70kg which is great to see! although I’ve lost weight in my thighs and since I have increased my strength training exercises, after doing some research I need to take in more carbs (carbohydrates) to help repair my muscles after workouts plus I still want to remain 'thick' in all the right places, therefore I will add controlled portions of brown rice and whole grain pasta to give me more energy during weight based and cardio workouts.
This morning after seeing 'Get fit and thick' last night,I decided to focus on my legs which did involve some sweating. To build the muscles in my thighs and tone the lower part of my legs I used weights, in order to help them grow and yes this was all still done in the comfort of my home.
Full body stretch
10 x 6 Seated Leg curls
2 x 10 Double dip squats
10 x 4 Donkey kick (1kg ankle weight) 10 reps per leg
50 Crisscross (no break) ab workout
Drink plenty of water!
You don’t need a treadmill to do Cardio, since I’ve decided to ditch the GYM I do cardio in different intervals today I did 30mins of my Hip Hop workout dvd it always has me drenched in sweat it’s a good feeling to know I’m burning calories and the dance moves are intense, which I need since I get bored easily.
This 'Step Up' workout dvd retails for £5.99 on Ebay.
I came back from the library and was inspired to work a little more on my legs, thanks to ‘Get fit with Nic’ I followed her leg workout to get more defined legs, I’ve naturally got big calf muscles but I want to work on getting them to look better.
2 x 15 Squat jumps
2 x 20 Split squat
2 x 25 Calf raises
2 x 15 Lunges
2 x 1min Wall Squat
All will tone your legs.
Below is a picture of me doing a calf raise in my living room passage way.
Below is the state of my body Jan 2014, I still have some more work to do to be Bikini body ready for summer 2014 …Summer Time Fine. I will take another picture at the end of Feb 2014.
- Stronger more visible core ( Yes I would like some fabulous abs lol)
- Stronger thighs and lifted Bum ( Yes I would like a more perky ass lol)
Light morning workout
Full body strecth
10 mins skipping rope for cardio
x25 Sit ups
The biggest change since deciding to take my ‘Summer Time Fine’ goal seriously is I HAVE DITCHED THE GYM! that’s right I was fed up of travelling to the gym and some people genuinely can’t afford it therefore I have bought items to create my own gym at home and it’s the best decision I’ve made I workout when I want, wherever I want.
Things I hate about the GYM
- Men always offering to help me out -_-
- Opening and closing times.
- Waiting to use certain gym equipment.
- Traveling back and fourth to the gym.
- Self conscious about being watched while working out.
Below I have shown what I have in my personal gym thus far.
These items are of the following and where bought at TK maxx (England)
What I hope to get…
Okay so some of you may be able to relate, that growing up in an African household in London or wherever you are isn’t easy especially for those on a diet, as Africans (Nigerian) cook predominately with Oil, Fried foods and heavy Carbs/Starch foods but with strong will it can be done especially when you see motivating results!