YouTube Workout Challenge, Days 24 & 25

The downward slope to the finish! Only 5 days left!

Yesterday, rather than do a YouTube workout, I tried this series of 4 moves from Prevention: The Only 4 Exercises You Really Need. Basically the moves are plank, push-ups, squats, and triceps dips. I did 3 sets of- 1 minute planks, 10 modified push-ups, 30 squats, and 20 dips.

Verdict: Fast and easy. What I like about a circuit-type workout is that you can do the sets throughout the day, which is what I did. I like a quick pick me up.

Today I did two GymRa videos: Get a Butt like Beyonce and Speed Up Your Metabolism in 8 Minutes. The butt video was pretty good. It involved a step and weights. It was a series of 6 or 7 moves completed on each side, 15 reps each. The second video was actually 2-8 minute videos, one for each side of your body. So the title is misleading.

Verdict: I’d easily do both videos again. I was sweating like crazy when I was done with both.

YouTube Workout Challenge, Days 15 & 16

Tomorrow I’m headed off to a staff retreat with one of the great publishing companies I work with. I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone in person, learning more about the people I work with, and talking about fascinating and though-provoking ideas. There’s a 3 hour break built into each day, so I’m really going to try to get short workouts in. I may walk on the beach or swim and report out on that, because it’s still workout and it’s good to get away from the screen to find fitness.

Yesterday, I did another GymRa video. I’m obsessed. This 15 Minute Super Easy Butt Workout was really fun and really effective. It was 15 reps of glute-focused moves, which I love after sitting all day!

Verdict: Yes yes and yes. My butt feels great today. I can tell I worked it yesterday.

Today I did Sexy Arms in 7 Moves, another one by GymRa. I need to start packing and make sure I’m ready for my trip. I wanted to balance out the bottom work yesterday. This was ten minutes and 15-30 reps of 7 moves.

Verdicy: Really great in a pinch. Not the arm moves I usually do, so it mixed it up for my muscles. Loved it.