Workout of the Week | Glutes, Glutes & More Glutes! (oh & I had a baby)

Hello! It actually feels really good blogging again. I was so on top of things and had quite a few blog posts scheduled just before the baby came, then took a “brief hiatus” so I haven’t actually blogged in a while!

Speaking of baby, I’ll update you now. Hunter James was born in the afternoon on Friday, March 3rd. He was 7 pounds 9 ounces and 20 inches long. He was perfect! Well, he did need to get a little fluid suctioned out of his lungs, BUT I got to spend a little time with him in the operating room on my chest skin to skin before they decided they needed to do that. As they pulled him up above the curtain and I caught my first glimpse of him, I briefly saw his purple face and his hands reached out “towards me” (or so it looked like to me). I heard him let out his little cry that reminded us of our cat 😛 , I was flooded with relief and so happy to finally have him here.

Okay, the corny part is over. Now, we have been home for about a week and well, sleep has been tough. He has not made the nights easy let’s just say, but he is honestly a wonderful baby (no, I don’t think I would say otherwise no matter if he weren’t really wonderful) and very content in general.

Today, though, I’m dreaming of the glutes. It seems a bit superficial with all that’s going on in my life, but hey a girl can still have goals, right? Towards the end of my pregnancy, I noticed how small my butt was looking! Maybe it was the huge bump in the front making the back look so little 🙂 but my butt has always been one of my favorites features. I stopped doing most glute workouts pretty early on in my pregnancy because they didn’t feel too safe and hurt in the wrong places, so trust me when I say I am excited to do this glute workout the moment my doctor gives me the go ahead!

Stay tuned at the end of the post for a little update on changes coming to the blog! 

Here’s what we’re going to do today:


Today’s workout does need to be done in a gym. We’re going to do four sets of each, with lower reps and higher weight in an effort to build some booty mass! If you don’t know how to do any of the exercises, don’t worry! Here are links to better explain:

Cable SquatsCable Glute Kickbacks from BenchSingle Leg Hip RaisesGood Morning/Squat ComboStraight Leg Deadlifts at Deficit, Back Extensions, Barbell Glute Thrusts, Single Leg Deadlifts

As I mentioned above, you’re going to see some changes here at Strong Hungry Girl. I have been contemplating for some time removing the “beauty” aspect and focusing solely on food and fitness. So, I finally did it. I started Strong Pretty Girl. Until I have the website up and running, you will still see the “Beauty Closet” tab and you will still see all of my past beauty reviews, but you won’t see any new posts on it.

If you are interested in beauty and makeup, go follow me on Instagram at @strongprettygirl. I’m currently doing a 100 Days of Beauty Reviews challenge where I post daily makeup and skincare reviews for the next 100 days.

As for Strong Hungry Girl? Well, every Monday I plan (“plan” being the operative word) on posting a Workout of the Week and sometimes additional fitness topics will be addressed in those posts. I also plan on increasing my healthy recipe/food related posts from one to two posts a week. This isn’t going to go into effect immediately as creating recipes is time consuming, but you can expect that. I’ll also throw in a personal post or other random posts I think you’d enjoy here or there. I have to allow for some flexibility, but I definitely want to focus on recipes a bit more 🙂

Do you like seeing recipes from blogs? Would you like to see more recipes from me or is that not your thing? I’d love some feedback on what you would like to see from me! 
Let me know your favorite glute workouts that I need to try and, of course, if you try my glute workout above!


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