Get ready to have the flattest abs of your life with music from Britney “I Wanna Go”, Casacada “San Francisco” and Lady Gaga “Edge of Glory”.
By the end you’ll wish that Gaga would just STOP SINGING for the life of you.
Also, in other news…one of my fave brands since I was in high school, BEBE just launched their newest BEBE SPORT Collection! I did a really cool 1 min vid talking about my fave looks from their new line. Because animal print is transitioning over from Spring to Fall, they decided to go cheetah, red cheetah actually, for August! What do you think? Too much? Or genius?
That’s all I have for you right now. If you want the printable to the POP Pilates HOT ABS workout, you can score it right here - just click on “CHEETAH” on the left hand side and you’ll see it in the banner.
OMG I can’t remember the last time I went more than 1 day without working out. The last 2 days I’ve been stuck on the computer - filming, editing and emailing away. This is starting to take over my life! I also just received my 2nd set of samples for the oGorgeous and Flomme yoga bags and they are nearly perfect. I have to finish off those revisions so that I can actually have sales for the holidays. Can’t wait to go into production. I mean, I quit my job over half a year ago to pursue my dreams of designing. So hopefully this is it! It’s been a long time since I’ve had any new product. Well, ‘cept for the Muffin Top shirts but that’s Blogilates-related.
Anyway, other things on my mind and my to-do list:
(PS. Yes that is red meat you see. I made veggie for for me and regular pho for my dad)
3. Film fashion review videos of my new clothes for Fashion of Fitness Channel - any one have ideas for vids you wanna see? Like “How to Dress Like” or “Celeb Yoga Fashion” or “Types of Girls at the Gym” videos? Please jog my brain!!! I’m delusional right now.
4. Editing the POP Pilates: Hot Abs workout. Britney, Gaga, and Cascada on board. Filmed this yesterday wearing some BEBE SPORT clothes. I have a printable all planned for you guys too. It will appear on the BEBE SPORT page on Monday I think…so stay tuned! Oh along with a cool lil fashion vid too on cheetah print.
5. I’m so tired. Must workout. NOW…NEED TO GET OFF COMPUTER!!!!
So anyway, sorry you had to read through all that. My mind’s feelin’ a little clearer. Here’s the workout I am going to do in the next 15 min.
PICK ME UP WORKOUT
1. Run as quickly as possible to nearest USPS blue mail box to deliver some packages (3 min) - ok you don’t have to do that. Let’s start over.
1. Run 1.5 miles to track
2. Do 10 100 m sprints
4. Run 1.5 miles back
5. Do pushups to a 3-4 min song, non stop, or at least without resting on knees.
6. Do any ab moves for 2 songs straight - that should be easy.
7. Cool down/stretch legs with yoga strap.
Yes it seems a lil intense but I haven’t worked out for 2 days. I ate pretty badly one of those days. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you probably read that I downed 2 hashbrowns with ketchup and a big white bread roll with cheese in one sitting. I don’t know what got me to that point. I mean, I know it’s ok to indulge, but honestly it was 10PM, it wasn’t even good, and I wasn’t even hungry! Probably stress and being inside all day was what prompted this. Just getting a little delusional you know?
Anyway, I am so excited to put my shoes on and punish/reward myself. Love love love working out. I am so happy to be in love with fitness. Will let you guys know how it goes. I am CRAVING some serious cal burn right now.
A. Begin with your fingertips facing forward with your butt raised. Lift your right leg off the floor, keeping it parallel to the ground.
B. Kick right leg straight up as you bend your elbows back. Then return to starting position.
Try 10 with the right leg and 10 with the left!
Modification: Do not kick! Keep both feet on the ground as you perform just the tricep dip part of the move.
2. Bridge Pulse:
Targets: Butt, quadriceps
Lie down on your back and raise yourself into a bridge position with feet side by side. Keeping your butt up, raise your right leg towards the ceiling. As the leg stays extended, lower your butt halfway to the floor and pulse right back up.
Try 20 quick pulses on the right and 20 on the left!
Modification: Perform this move in a regular bridge with both legs hip width apart, feet on the floor.
3. Ballerina Twist:
A. Begin in a side plank with hand directly under your shoulder and legs full extended. Raise your right arm up and elongate your fingers like a ballerina.
B. Pretend you a “threading a needle” and bring your right hand through the “eye of the needle” underneath your oblique as you raise you pike your hips up. Return to side plank.
Try twisting 10 times on the right and 10 times on the left!
Modification: If your shoulder or wrist hurts, try this move on your elbow. You can also modify by doing the side plank on your knees instead of your toes.
4. Inverted Shoulder Press:
Start in plank and walk your hands towards your feet until you can’t come any closer without bending your knees. Look at your feet. Now do a pushup.
Try 12 pushups.
Modification: The farther out your hands are from you feet, the easier.
5. Butt Ups:
Targets: Core strength
A. Begin in plank on the elbows, keeping your tailbone tucked and your belly button sucked in towards your spine. Make sure your back is flat!
B. Then, using your core, pull your abs up and your pike your butt up into the air. Hold, then release back into plank.
Try 12 butt ups.
Modification: Do the plank on your knees instead, and for the pike simple press your butt back instead of up similar to a Child’s Pose.
6. Runaway Abs:
Keeping your belly button sucked into your spine and your low back pressed into the floor, extend your arms long behind you head and your legs long and pointed in front of you. Your shoulders should be off the mat. Now begin “running” - your feet should flutter up and down quickly.
Try 20 flutters.
Modification: Keep your knees slightly bent with your head down, hands underneath your tailbone for low back support.