Strong Legs Workout

I am loving the change of weather here in Texas! The temperatures finally aren’t freezing anymore, and by the afternoon it was in the 60s. I am planning on getting in a 7 mile run this afternoon, and I hope to throughly enjoy this beautiful weather while it lasts. This Saturday is my 15k race with my dad, so I want to be ready for that. I am only doing this race for fun, but I still want to make sure I am ready for it.

Yesterday I ran four miles and then did a leg strengthening circuit later that night. I really liked this leg workout, and even though I wouldn’t normally do this as the only workout for my day, I think it is a great addition to some cardio you have already done in your workout.

Strong Legs Circuit

  • *15 squats
  • 10 fire hydrants each leg
  • 15 ham curls on ball
  • 45 second plank
  • 15 donkey kicks each leg
  • 45 second wall sit
  • 30 second side plank each side

I went through this circuit for a total of three times, and I could definitely feel it in my legs. The * by squats means I used weight for that exercise. I used my Bodylastics resistance band. And yes, I will be using green and red colors every time I get the chance until Christmas. πŸ™‚

So last week when I shared my Icy Weather Holiday Workout,Β I asked y’all a few questions about pic monkey, and all of your suggestions were very helpful. However, I don’t think I will be able to make the pic monkey pictures bigger on my blog (or change the size of any of my pictures I put on here) until I upgrade my blog and make it my own (without wordpress.com at the end). Maybe I am wrong about changing the size of pictures; let me know if I am mistaken and if there is a way I can still change the size of images. I am obviously not technically savvy. πŸ˜‰ But, I am really thinking about making my blog my own soon, what do you think?

Since the images I make on pic monkey turn out really small on my blog, I am not going to make any more cute images until I can figure out how to make the size bigger. I know there is no point in making a cute “pin worthy” image if no one can read it! So for now, y’all will just have to read my bulleted list for my workouts. Sorry!

On a different note, can y’all believe Christmas is 8 days away?? I feel like this Christmas season is just flying by! Last week I wrote that I was almost done Christmas shopping, but I haven’t done anymore since last Monday, so I still have those few gifts left to get. I am hoping to get some of those presents today and to get some wrapping done. I didn’t even get wrapping paper until yesterday, but now I am ready to start wrapping and putting presents under our tree!

Check out this super cute ornament Ryan surprised me with yesterday.

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I almost cried when he gave me this; I absolutely love it!! My parents actually gave us a “First Married Christmas” ornament the day after Thanksgiving, but Ryan surprised me with a “First Engaged Christmas” ornament last year, and I was really glad that he surprised me again. πŸ™‚

I am about to go eat breakfast though before I start my day. I am planning on sharing a fun holiday recipe with y’all soon that also makes great, affordable gifts!

Questions:

1. What part of your body do you feel that you seem to neglect the most when it comes to strength training? I feel like I don’t work on strengthening my legs the most. I guess I have a bad habit of thinking that since I already run on my legs I should work on strengthening something else, but I know strengthening my legs will just make me a better runner!

2. Tips for buying my blog so it will be my own?

3. Do you enjoy getting special ornaments? Have you got any special ornaments this year?

 

 

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12 comments

  1. I used Bluehost as my server for self-hosted and I used GoDaddy for my domain. The domain is easy to get and costs less than $20. When you make images in PicMonkey, if we click on them in your post, it does make them bigger so we can see. Also it is larger if I save it to my computer and open it as a preview. Just a little FYI πŸ™‚ I don’t believe there are any problems to pin it either! Enjoy your run today. Love that you and your dad ru nit!

  2. Can’t you buy your blog out through WordPress? I believe that is what I did with my old blog (before SImply Southern Stacie). Then stupid GoDaddy bought out my domain name once I let it expire…I was not happy, needless to say lol. As far as a server goes…I’m not help. My friend hosts my blog on his server.

  3. I went the same route as Heather (fitncookies). It may seem intimidating at first, but there are so many turtorials out there that will literally walk you step by step. I say take a leap & go for it =)

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