Happy Friday! I know we are starting to have fall on our minds. And even though I am kind of ready for denim, long cozy cardis and booties, it’s not time to cover up that body we’ve been working so hard on. For the past month I have started working out 3-5 days a week to really try to get my strength back. If you are a mom, I’m sure you especially get me. Our bodies have been through SO much. And even though I was really thin for the last couple years after having Leighton (thank you breastfeeding for burning all those calories!), I honestly wasn’t healthy. I had lost all my muscle, and I didn’t even realize it. All of my clothing fits differently. My legs got small and I lost all that cheerleading leg muscle I had for well over a decade. So right now I am focuses on building lean muscle and really just increasing my strength. I just want to be strong, fit and healthy.
So…I’m back this month with My Life Well Loved, Happily Hughes and Positively Oakes for another fitness workout challenge! This month we are talking about glutes. You know – the booty. = ) Boy did mine disappear after having Leighton! That is what not working out will do to you! Since I’ve been working out with my trainer, we have been focusing on the glutes a lot too, and I wanted to share with you some of my favorite workout challenges for glutes. I used to do most of these workouts years ago when I took pilates daily, and they are SO good at really working out the glutes.
Booty Workout Challenge
1.) 20 Kickbacks per leg. You will get on your hands and knees. Round your back, relax your shoulders and pull your abs in. Then start with 1 leg at a time and kick your leg straight up.
2.) 10 Plie squats. Get into a very wide stance. This will help to really activate the glutes and even the hips and not so much the quads.
3.) 20 Bridges. Lie down on your back with your knees up and feet flat on the floor. You are going to push your hips and butt up into the air with your abs tightened until you are making a bridge like shape. Hold each one before releasing and starting again. Really tighten your glutes when you are holding the move.
4.) 40 Flutter kicks. Lie face down on the edge of a bench. Only the waist up should be on the bench, and your legs should be hanging off. Hold your legs straight out level with your body. Pull your abs in, flex your feet and then alternate kicking (or fluttering) your legs up and then back down. It should be a pretty small, slow and controlled movement.
5.) 20 Side Fire hydrants per leg. Get on your hands and knees like you did for kickbacks. Round your back and tighten your abs. Open up your leg to the side. Basically it looks like a dog peeing on a fire hydrant, hence the name. = )
The biggest piece of advice I can give you when doing this workout challenge is to always keep your abs in and tight. And focus on the muscle you are trying to work. Slow down and hold each move. These small, controlled movements will actually make the biggest difference. And also feel free to try tempo changes. Maybe hold a movement and then do a slow pulse. These tempo changes will really help you to feel the burn. Now to the fun part! I am so excited to be teaming up with Carbon38 to give away a $100 gift card to their site! I am wearing their shorts and tank top today. They carry some of my favorite fitness brands from Solow to K-Deer to Sweaty Betty. To enter, just use the widget below and good luck! And make sure you check out My Life Well Loved, Happily Hughes and Positively Oakes to see their booty workout challenge for today! Will you be joining us for the glute workout challenge? If you have any favorite exercises, feel free to share them below!
100 thoughts on “30 Day Workout Challenge – All about that Booty + $100 Carbon38 Giveaway!!”
Oh i really love the split lane track pants!
I'd get the Explorer Anorak from Blanc Noir.
I love the ATOM TANK in Mare Blue!
Love the top.
YESSSS love this workout challenge! Those bottoms are cute too
I really like all of the PE Nation leggings!
I like the SPRINTER LUX HIDDEN LEOPARD PIXELATE LEGGINGS
I'm loving the deconstructed look so maybe the LNA Avalanche Tee.
the balsa weekender bag or the los angeles flutter sleeve shirt!
I like the ALALA Bondi Jumpsuit.
Good for you for focusing on strength. You look awesome lady!
Straight A Style
I would probably choose some capris
I love your workout wear. And I had no idea they offer so much on their website now. I would get the Lna Dolman Button Up.
I love the LANSTON DRAPE TRENCH!
I would choose the motion tank.
You are adorable! Such cute workout wear!
I would choose the LNA BOLERO CUT OUT SWEATER – I love the cut outs and the color, plus it looks so comfy.
Love good workout gear! Hard to find things that are cute and functional!:)
One item I would love to get is the ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY
THE PERFORMANCE BRA for working out.
I would get the CARBON38 LOVINA TANK.
I like the glitter night sky legging
i like the Wildcat leggings with the pearl tank in black. Really cute and different stuff.
Thanks for sharing this Booty Workout!
I love all the Carbon 38 workout pieces – especially the Seminyak Bra!!
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I love everything from the passport collection!
I love the Psyloque legging!
Love the full coverage sports bras! Especially the Adidas by Stella McCartney <3
I'd go for the ankle mess leggings, love the look!
I like the L'urv moonshine vest!
I like this one:
Ohh I'm dying for some new workout gear! The Adidas by SM looks amazing!
I would say the WILDCAT LEGGING.
My wife would like the WILDCAT LEGGING.
I like the Thirty8 Lace-up seamless capri leggings.
Need a new sports bra
HENLEY SHIRT DRESS. This is so cute
Love these MICHI
I like The V Single Cross Tank.
I love the ankle mesh seamless leggings!
That's a nice workout, that really hits your bum! Would love to try those. Thanks for these tips, Im taking notes!
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Cute workout wear really does help motivate me…crazy. And GIRL! You are a great jumper. I'm pretty sure I could never get that kind of air. Way to go!
I would pick up a couple of Spiritual Ganster tanks/t-shirts, a Carbon38 X Curtis Kulig bra, and some headbands I think. Though I may either skip the bra and buy some capris or more likely splurge and buy them in addition. I love the Spiritual Ganster brand though a lot so would for sure pick them up.
ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY 🙂
Your outfit is so cute! Love your style <3
I love the Sundry Oversized Shirt! It is so cute!
Love the Henley shirtdress!
I really need to get my ass into shape ASAP! I've been slacking so much!!
I like the Polymorph dress.
you go girl!!! this is total motivation for me to get back into shape!
You get it mama!! So inspiring!!!! Love these shorts!
Love the THE LAUNDRY ROOM Colder Crew
Thanks for sharing! I'll definitely be using this!
Okay so I'm definitely taking you up on this challenge because I need to get in shape quick and fast! Thanks for sharing! xo
I love the SINGAPORE top. So pretty!
I love everything, but I would probably get leggings!
I so need to do some booty workouts. Bookmarking this for later!
I would get the Alo Yoga lace up tank.
HIGH-WAIST AIRBRUSH LEGGING
The Nocturnal Workshop Tote is so cute.
I would get the Kuta legging!
I've been wanting the navy ultracor leggings with stars on them!
A couple of items I like are the Free People Movement Lotus Legging, Sundry Capri Pants, Free People Malibu Thermal and Rains Breaker.
These exercises are so easy! I need to try a few of these to get my booty in shape!
April | http://www.thebluehydrangeas.com
The kuta leggings OMG https://www.carbon38.com/product/kuta-beige
I like the Alala run crew top
I would get the Luna track pant if I won.
I love the Rally Tank!
I love the Adidas by Stella McCartney pieces!!! Thanks for the giveaway!
I'd love to have the Beyond Yoga Lightweight Crossover Tank.
I absolutely love everything in the Sayang Collection!
SUNDRY Sweatpants would be a top pick.
I like the THIRTY8 PEARL TANK and the ALO YOGA EPIC LEGGING.
I would get the ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY
I would choose the sundry sweatpants
I would pick out a couple lightweight crossover tanks, they are so cute and look comfy to work out in!
Cute workout shorts!!
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I like the Carbon38 kuta leggings!
id get the alo yoga west coast legging
I would get new leggings!
The luna track pants!
I would get the entwine leggings
I like the designer water bottles
I like their rally tank!
I want the S'well Bottle!! In all the colors, lol.
I like the BEYOND YOGA SPACEDYE STACKED AND SLICED HIGH WAISTED MIDI LEGGING
I like the SUNDRY Tribal Sweatpants
I like the gray Rally Tank.
I like the wildcat legging
I am loving the crossover tanks
I think I'd buy the meditation cushion! I have been really getting into meditation lately and this would be great for the mornings.
Love love love the Ace bra in white camo by Carbon38!
ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY
Adizero Adios are super cute!
LIME & VINE Stephanie White SWEATSHIRTS are so cute love to wear them.
I love those work out shorts!
I would choose the tank!
I LOVE the Moro leggings! ��
The rally tank looks nice!
I love the rally tank.