Its the most wonderful time of the year, don’t you agree? But its also the most challenging time of the year to stay consistent with your diet and workout regimen.
Between wrapping up projects by deadline, gift shopping, attending endless holiday parties, and getting together with family and friends, finding time to workout or sticking to your regular diet routine feels more like mission impossible.
As we get closer to the holidays, I hope you’re making some time for yourself! Your job is important, but so is your health and well-being!
Many of my followers are traveling businesswomen who may be seeing nothing but the inside of a board room or hotel room — how painful is that? Let’s liven things up by taking off for enchanting London to work on those gorgeous legs and butt with some squats!
London is a fantastic place to travel to and one of my favorite European cities. Every time I leave this place, it always feels like I wish I had more time to spend there. Those of you who travel to London for work know the feeling.
From the London Eye.
There is something about ever-changing London- its amazing food culture, from restaurants to street markets, polite and genuine people, countless green parks, historic pubs, cute black cabs and that breathtaking view of Thames after dark.
There are so many things to do and places to visit in London that I think you need a second life just to experience it all. From Buckingham Palace and London Eye to Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral.
And of course, your trip would not be complete without stopping at least once is front of arguable two of the most famous London landmarks: Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster (did I mention that we will be the first ones to ever work out in front of them?!).
During my last trip, I learned some interesting facts about these two sights. It turns out Big Ben is actually the bell — not the clock tower — and it is illegal to die in the Palace of Westminster (so keep that mind when we will be doing those Cossack Squats).
The Benefits of the Squat
Squats should be a part of everyone’s routine as they require no equipment and can be done absolutely anywhere.
Performing squat exercises is one of the most powerful ways to achieve some fast results from your workout routine and to boost your overall fitness.
Few exercises work as many muscles as the squat, so it’s a perfect activity to tone and tighten your legs, booty and even your core!
Your balance and flexibility will improve (mainly in your hips and ankles), you will burn more calories, and there are even some studies that link squatting to the ability to run faster and jump higher.
I am beyond excited for our Squat Challenge 2 Workout that we’ll conquer in front of Big Ben and Palace of Westminster (still cannot believe as I am writing this).
These exercises are going to make your legs and butt look so fabulous, you’ll wish bikini season already started!
I prepared some of the most unique squat variations (Cossack Squats, anyone?) to sculpt and tone every single part of your legs and butt for a grand total of 300 squats!
Are You A Beginner?
If you are just getting started with squats and feel like this workout is too challenging, no worries. I got you!
Squat is an excellent exercise for elite as well as beginners as long as its performed the right way. Although very basic, many trainees perform it incorrectly. Let’s walk through this move step by step.
Step 1: Stand with your feet slightly wider than your hip width.
Step 2: Look straight ahead and drop down as if you are about to sit in a low chair behind you. This is super important! Don’t simply drop down, make sure you’re making a sitting position.
Step 3: Raise back up and repeat (again and again and again!)
Once you’ve mastered a proper form, you’ll be unstoppable at my Squat Challenge 2 Workout!
Before we begin, one last thing: if you want to achieve the best results from your workouts, it’s important to challenge your body with different exercises, to stay consistent with your workouts and, of course, to eat clean.
I want to dedicate this workout to all the incredible and amazing women who believe in themselves no matter what and go for their dreams despite how scary or difficult things might seem at times.