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I'm someone who's undergone a complete life/self overhaul. I'm now a professional in my dream job, balancing an amazing relationship, a healthy body, a healthy self image, my passions, my family and surrounding myself with good people. It's hard, not gonna lie. But I'm here to help, to inspire and say "you're not alone."

Me, today. 6.30.12: Day 6 of the Anywhere Workout Challenge

ImageMy day started with a walk to the warf and a healthy breakfast found in an unlikely place – food trucks. Walking down 20 minutes to the farmer’s market I got a Korean taco ( grilled marinated meat over a little white rice, and crispy seaweed, topped with scallions) and ate it looking at the water, sea air hitting my face and sun on my skin. It was glorious start to a day filled with bike riding through the park beach kite flying, dancing at a magazine decade party and singing my lungs out in a Japanese karaoke house. Walking up and down the hilly streets to all these events, I got a pretty good calf and glute workout, but if you’re not out then how can you get that at home? here’s how

– Workout band side squat: step on your workout band, feet shoulder width apart, holding each end in each hand. Cross the ends in front of you, grabbing left with the right and right with the left. With knees bent in a slight squat, step from side to side focusing on flexing your glutes. Do 5 sets of 20 and you’ll be burnin those buns.

– Robot legs: Standing on your workout band, with it crossed in front and grabbing each end, hold the ends at your hips or higher for more tension. Keeping you legs straight, kick out one leg straight to the side, focusing on pulling up with your hip flexers and lowering with those glutes. 3 sets of 20 and you will feel the burn.

– Horse stance: On hands and knees, keeping abs tight, lift one knee up to be parallel to the ground, 20 times on each side for 3 sets.

– Deep Squat: Just like it sounds, stand with feet shoulder width apart and squat, keeping knees over your toes and lowering so that your thighs are parallel to the ground. When coming up, push through your heels and tighten your glutes, making sure to use as little of your thighs as possible.3 sets of 25.

– Ballet back leg: Standing and holding a chair or counter, keep a slight bend in your standing leg and the other leg lift slowly backwards focusing on your glutes to pull your leg back. 20 on each leg for 3 times.

– Speed skater: Just like it sounds, get your Apolo Ohno on! Start in a slight squat, weight in the middle of your feet. Jump from side to side, about 3-4 feet apart, slowing yourself down at each landing to launch off that foot. 2 sets of 20.

Enjoy!

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