I hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was spent relaxing and learning. Friday night I went to a friend’s restorative yoga class. I love her restorative classes, though she doesn’t do them on a regular basis. When I saw her name on the schedule I knew I had to go. Needless to say, it was exactly what I needed after a stressful week and I left after 75 minutes feeling incredibly relaxed.

My Saturday was spent at a Zumba certification. It was a long day, but one filled with lots of good music and learning. I’m planning on writing a post about it for others who might be interested in taking the certification too.

I started off Sunday with brunch at a vegetarian restaurant with some friends from Twitter. I’d never been there before, but the food turned out pretty good.

Today I thought I’d share a workout. This one is for your lower body and requires a gym because there are squats and deadlifts involved. Although I know that the weight room can be an intimidating place sometimes (I know it was for me), I really encourage you to just get in there. The first workout or two might be a bit scary, but the more you do it, the less intimidating it gets. And to be honest, everyone else is too busy thinking about their own workouts to worry about yours.

Lower Body Workout

A few tips for this workout:

  • Warmups and cooldowns are so, so important, so I decided to add them into this workout. They’re a pretty important part, so while it might be tempting to skip one of both of them, don’t!
  • I didn’t include any weights. How much you lift is up to you. How do you figure out how much you should be lifting? It might take a little bit of trial and error, but pick a weight that you can lift 12 times. If you can do 15, it’s too light. If you can only do 9, it’s too heavy. Be honest with yourself too. If it’s too light, challenge yourself and add 5 or 10 pounds. It’s also not worth having bad form, so take a little weight off if you’re really struggling with the last few reps.
  • Take up to 30 seconds of rest between each set.

If you do this workout, let me know how you liked it. Creating workout is probably one of my favorite kinds of posts to write. I’m pretty excited to be putting what I’m learning at school into practice.

Be sure to check out all the other workouts I’ve created on the Workout page.

Remember to check with your doctor before starting to workout. Honor your body and modify as needed. 

Did you do anything fun over the weekend? Leave a comment below telling me about it. 

Lower Body Gym Workout