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I just found a con of running. I ran my butt off. Literally, I ran my butt off. I have no butt! I used to have a butt, and now I do not! I’m like a disappearing butt magician (the secret to my trick is that I ran it off). My butt is with The Wind, because it is Gone. My butt crashed on an island where time is weird and you have to press a button to keep it from exploding…because it is Lost. Ok…I’ll stop. One more! My butt must have committed some crimes…because it is WANTED!
BUTT seriously (pun intended!) I have never encountered this problem before! I’m super jazzed to announce I’m 34 lbs down, but I’m pretty sure 10 lbs of that came from my butt.
This is such a good reminder that it’s important to pay attention to your whole body, how you’re working it (or not working it), and how YOU want it to be. My advice…if you want a smaller booty then running seems to be a good way to work it off. If you WANT a booty, then build up those buns with a glute building workout.
AWWW MAAAAN. I don’t have time for ANOTHER workout.
Solution: Incorporate your workout into a daily activity!
I was brushing my teeth. Standing. Brushing. I have Sonicare toothbrush, so it just does all the action and I move it around my mouth occasionally. So easy. I was standing there, looking at the air under my lower back where my butt used to be. I thought, “I wonder if there are any standing glute exercises I can do while I brush my teeth.”
Then I did some research.
YES! You can do a gluteus maximus workout WHILE you are brushing your teeth. Here is one stone…go ahead and throw it at those two birds.*
BOOTY & BRUSHING
Full Leg Contraction
Start in a wide squat. Push off the ball of your right foot, contract the muscles your entire leg and buns. Hold for four seconds. Repeat on the left side. Try five times each leg!
Begin by standing with your legs shoulder width apart. Squeeze your glutes as tightly as you can for four seconds. Repeat 10 times.
Lift your right foot toward your booty for a hamstring curl. Hold for four seconds. Repeat on the left side. Try five reps each leg!
With your legs shoulder-width apart, lift your right leg behind you at a 45-degree angle about six inches off the floor and point your toe. Tighten your glutes for four seconds. Repeat on the left side. Try five reps each leg!
Starting with feet shoulder-width apart, raise your right leg outwards to a 45-degree angle. Cross it in front of your body and point your toe. Hold for four seconds. Repeat on the left side. Try five reps here, too!
If you really want to feel the burn, repeat the routine two times…or three!
****ALSO, just so we are clear, BE SUPER CAREFUL! Don’t get all crazy with your glutes and choke on your toothbrush!****
I’ve just started this search for booty, want to join me?! We will have the cleanest of teeth and the fittest of buns in all the land! (I realize this probably takes longer than it does to brush your teeth…maybe throw in some flossing too ;))
Do you have a booty workout that works for you? Have you ever worked off a whole part of your body without realizing it?! I hope it’s not just me…
*don’t kill birds