Mireille's Journey To Health


Quick, Classic, Dumbbell Leg Workout

Pumping iron, baby!

Weights help build a rounder, tighter, lifted booty!

From time to time I get a little burned out on my workouts.  I never stop.  I wont let myself.  Sometimes, I’ll completely change my workouts.  Sometimes I’ll simplify so my workouts don’t overwhelm me.  It just depends, but I find ways to adapt them so that I wont quit.  What’s a great workout if you’re not going to do it?  The workout you’re actually going to do is the best workout for you.  What I mean by that is that even if a workout is filled with a great exercise routine, if you’re not going to do it, it’s not a great workout for you.  I’ve opted to simplify lately.  Between motherhood, household chores, my blog, my workouts, and life in general, I was getting  a little overwhelmed with stress and fatigue.  I wrote up a schedule for blog posts, and a schedule for workouts.  It’s helped so much.  I feel renewed and able to do it all again.  My workout routine is:

Sunday – Shoulders

Monday – Chest and triceps

Tuesday – Yoga

Wednesday – Back and biceps

Thursday – Yoga

Friday – 45 minute incline walk

Keep in mind, I also walk to my boys school every weekday and workout at the park across the street (abs, park bench workouts, resistance bands, etc…).  And on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, I incline walk for 30 minutes in the morning.  It can be a lot.  So I’ve simplified my evening workouts just a bit.  I’m sure I’ll decide to mix it up again before too long.  I like changing it up.  Here’s my leg workout from last Friday.

Bridges (6 sets/12 reps) – holding a heavy weight over the pelvic area.

Deadlifts (2 sets/12 reps regular, 2 sets/12 reps feet together, 2 sets/12 reps feet wide) – heavy weight

Squats (2 sets/12 reps regular, 2 sets/12 reps feet together, 2 sets/12 reps feet wide) – heavy weight

Calve raises (2 sets/12 reps toes pointing forward, 2 sets/12 reps toes pointing inward, 2 sets/12 reps toes pointing outward) – medium weight (not light, but not so heavy you’re going to tip over)

Changing your stance enables you to hit different parts of a muscle.  It’s the same with changing your grip when you work your upper body.  Some days I change my stance a lot, and other days I keep a regular/classic stance.  It’s good to change things up.


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