You know you’re feeling good about your progress when you find yourself posting pictures of your butt on the internet.  So, here it is.  What I want you to see is that there is some curve to it now–because it was flat and lumpy just 6 weeks ago! (No, I didn’t take a picture of that).  It still has a long, long way to go (up) before I will be done with it.  Remember, the fabulous fitness model Alicia Marie is my butt role model and her butt pretty much resides up under her shoulder blades.  But, for now I’m happy just to see all this progress.  I look in the mirror and say to myself “it’s working, it’s working” like some mad scientist–and then I laugh hysterically (because that’s what mad scientists do) and because I am SO happy to see all my hard work paying off.  My dogs love it.  They dance around with me and howl.  We have a puppy party celebrating my new and improved butt.

Speaking of which, I worked out my glutes and thighs last night.  The glutes are a little sore when I flex, but otherwise I feel fine.  Oh well (sigh)…..   Just kidding, I know I’m making progress even if I’m not so sore that I can’t walk (like I used to get after almost every work out).  I can tell not only from the view in the mirror, but also because I am using SO much more weight than ever before!  For instance, last night when I lifted the 100 lb dumbell off the rack and began doing my plie squats with it, I felt like a real stud-ette. Here’s my workout from last night.  Enjoy!

  • Hack Squat Machine (this was a new one for me): 5 reps/90 lbs, 10 reps/140 lbs, 15 reps/140 lbs, 8 reps/ 190 lbs
  • Cable Kick Backs (all are done for each leg): 10 reps/60 lbs, 8 reps/70 lbs, 6 reps/80 lbs, 8 reps/70 lbs
  • Wide Legged Squats with 2 Dumbells Above My Shoulders: 12 reps/2-20 lbs X 4
  • Walking Lunges with 2 Dumbells Hanging at My Sides: 16 steps/ 2-30 lbs, 14 steps/2-30 lbs, 16 steps/2-20 lbs
  • Plie Squats with One Dumbell: 12 reps/80 lbs X 2, 8 reps/100 lbs X 2
  • Outer Thigh (Abductor) Roc-It Machine: 4 reps/50 lbs (drop set to) 8 reps/39 lbs, 10 reps/45 lbs X 2, 12 reps/39 lbs
  • Inner Thigh (Adductor) Roc-It Machine: 15 reps/52 lbs, 6 reps/60 lbs (drop set to) 8 reps/ 45 lbs, 6 reps/52 lbs (drop set to) 8 reps/37 lbs, 12 reps/45 lbs
  • Prone Hamstring Curl Machine: 12 reps/55 lbs, 10 reps/60 lbs, 8 reps/55 lbs
  • Cardio on Adaptive Motion Trainer (Squeezing Glutes) 10 minutes, 75 calories

Another interesting fact about my improved butt that I would have never hypothesized before this journey began is that eating MORE is actually improving my butt!  Yes, it’s true, I am eating more than double what I used to eat, and tons more protein than I ever ate.  This is making it possible for my gluteus muscles to grow and give my butt a nice shape and burn all the nasty lumpy fat off this trouble spot. I have also read that cutting calories drastically (as most of us do when trying to squeeze our flabby butts into our skinny jeans) just makes the situation worse for butt fat in particular.  That is the area where the body will decide to create pockets of fat to store because it seems that perhaps you might starve to death otherwise with this extreme loss of calories.  If you like science, you can find more info on this on other sites.  But for me, I’m just gonna post what I ate yesterday.  Eat like this and your butt will improve.  I’m living proof.

  • Breakfast (44 g protein): smoothie with bananas, frozen blueberries, frozen peaches, 1 packet of frozen acai berry with added protein (7 grams protein), 1 oz frozen wheat grass, 1.5 cups soymilk (10 g protein), 1/2 scoop Vega Complete Whole Food Optimizer (7 g protein), and 1 scoop of Vega Sport Performance Protein (20 g protein)
  • Snack: Handful of mung bean sprouts (12 g per 1/4 cup)
  • Lunch (24 g protein): white bean (15 g protein), kalamata olice, garlic and lemon juice puree on 2.5 slices of spelt toast (9 g protein)
  • Snack: Large handful of peanuts (10 g protein)
  • Dinner (20 g protein): Pinto beans (10 g protein), soyrizo (10 g protein) over raw spinach with small red potatoes (3 g protein), green beans, red bell pepper and onions.
  • After Workout/Before Bed (37 g protein): smoothie with banana, vanilla soy yogurt, 1 oz wheat grass, 2 cups soy milk (10 g protein), 1/2 scoop Vega Complete Whole Food Optimizer (7 g protein), 1 scoop Vega Sport Performance Protein (20 g protein)
  • Total: 147 grams of protein for the day!
 

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