Health, LIIFT4 Journey

LIIFT4 – Week 1 Day 4

Guess what day it is?!

Day 4 – LEG DAY!

I love leg day!! Heavier weights are used because you’re working the largest muscles in your body. For me, the sweat just pours off! I sweat the most on leg day, and I love it!

For some of you moms out there who have children home with you, I’m sure you can understand the difficulty of trying to fit a workout in. I prefer working out first thing in the morning. If I stay up late to do it, I can’t fall asleep for several hours. It’s just how my body is. In turn, I try to wake up at 5 every morning. However, my little 10 month bundle of joy likes to wake up at 4:15am (since I started this, of course) and doesn’t want to fall back asleep until 5:30. Or until his regular nap around 9-10. My 3 year old also likes to wake up around 6ish. Now, when can I squeeze in a 40 minute workout? Ha! Thankfully, my husband has been able to help me with the kids in the mornings before he goes to work, and even if he isn’t able to, I can kind of get the boys to entertain themselves while I go and take care of myself! I need to show up for myself and “fill my cup” so to speak, so I can be the best wife/mother/daughter/friend that I can be. It is so important, I can’t stress it enough. I always thought that was bologna until I actually started working out and took notice to the emotional changes that I went through. Crazy!

Okay, so let’s talk about this first leg day. It was setup like day 1. It’s called LIIFT 50/50. We did our lifting exercises, then went into our HIIT moves, and finally finished it off with a core round. I was using 20, 25, & 30 pound weights. My arms wanted to give out before my legs, ha!

Here are the exercises we did and the weights I used:

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*Calf Raises – (Each set was different: Toes pointed forward, toes pointing in, and toes pointing out – that way you get your entire calf working)

The HIIT components were definitely challenging. Three exercises – first for 60 seconds, second for 45, third for 30. Repeat three times. Ever heard of a triple bear???

Start out in a bear position, keeping your knees 2 inches off the ground, then hop. Hope to the left, back to center, to the right, back to center, and so on. Killer!!!

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I love this program so far. The moves are simple, but definitely challenging. The eating plan is just enough food to keep me going. The days are flexible! If you can’t workout on a “workout” day, it can be used as a rest day and you can catch up the next day! It’s so great!

Even better news? I’m almost caught up with the challenge group I’m in! Yay!

Do you have any questions for me??? Thanks for hanging out!

**I’m going to go in my previous posts and post a photo of the exercises and the weights I used so anyone who is interested can go back and see!

Last thing I can say, tomorrow is gonna hurt.

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