Nope, not talking about getting some sort of plastic surgery. 😛 I’m talking about a WORKOUT! This was one of the very 1st workouts I purchased (via a Challenge Pack). It included everything shown below – workout DVD’s, eating/meal guide, workout calendar, body measuring tape, and a month of Shakeology.
Today, I successfully completed my very 1st post baby workout! I was told by my midwife, that as long as I physically felt up to it, I had her go-ahead to start exercising from 2 weeks postpartum. (as long as I wasn’t powerlifting…she was serious about this…I delivered at a Military hospital and she said she had some serious fitness enthusiasts who push themselves too hard and start INTENSELY working out from 1-2 weeks after baby! WHOA…) Anyways, today, I am 2.5 weeks out from having Monroe (17 days to be exact). I’ve been feeling great so I decided to begin with a fairly low impact form of exercise. Currently, we have Focus T25, P90X3, Hip Hop Abs, TurboFire, and Brazil Butt Lift workouts. Yes, you could say I’ve been stockpiling workouts while I was pregnant. 🙂 Out of all of those, I figured the Brazil Butt Lift workout would be the most low-impact – giving my body a little more leeway (compared to the others). Plus, I honestly didn’t feel ready to be jumping all over the place, and sweating bullets.
Well, yes to “no jumping all over the place” but forget the “no sweating bullets” part! I did the 20 minute Basics workout which breaks down each move for you – prepping you for your workouts to come, followed by a 35 minute Boom Boom workout (apparently what they call the booty in Brazil) and man was I dripping by the time I was done with these 2! My thighs felt the burn, my core was kept engaged throughout, my glutes…..I can feel them starting the get “lifted” (lol….just kidding, not YET, but I definitely felt a burn there too!). I was challenged in every sense of the word throughout this entire workout. There wasn’t a whole lot of jumping (just one section of burpees for 30-45 secs or so) so this was a low impact workout in my book – but what it lacked in impact intensity, it made up for in targeted muscle engagement.
Here’s some pics that my amazing husband took….one-handed while holding baby…in our new, 1/2 complete, home gym (A.K.A. garage… 😉 ) Maya even got in on the action copying mama! Good habits start young and we fully intend on setting a healthy example for our children:
Those pics may not “seem” like a big deal, but:
1) this was my very 1st post Monroe workout
2) by the time I was done, I was sweating bullets and my legs felt like jelly
3) this is the 1st step towards getting a ‘Brazil Butt’!
4) I’m not showing all the other pics because they were blurry and I looked too awkward! lol…
I’ll be the first to admit that it takes me awhile to catch on to moves and I’m still working on my coordination, but I had so much fun with this workout! If you’re thinking of setting up some sort of workout studio – I HIGHLY recommend trying to set up a mirror so you can watch yourself workout – I truly feel it helps with your form so you can try to correct yourself to look more like the people in the video. You don’t need a huge one like the one my husband just set up in our garage – a small one will do just fine! I know Walmart has full length mirrors starting at $7-10 – one of those would be great!
Anyways, great thing about being able to workout in the comfort of our own home now: I don’t have to waste time driving to a gym – paying for a gym membership – and finding childcare (since we have THREE kids now!), I don’t have to look awkward doing difficult coordination moves in front of anyone other than myself (in my reflection), and MOST importantly… I get to hold my baby girl in my arms again the minute I’m done… 🙂
So, did I spark your interest in trying the Brazil Butt Lift workout?! To order or to read up more about this, click HERE . I can’t wait til tomorrow to do my next Brazil Butt Lift workout in the series!