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My sister and I tried the Brazil Butt lift, another Beachbody program, back in 2011 because we wanted our butts to look round and tight as we rocked our jeans and boots. Yep it was a good feeling to know that you’re flying high on anther workout trip without taking the actual flight. With the Butt Lift I’m imagining that I’m in Brazil on the beach looking at the mirror image of what I want my body to resemble. Well actually I’m in my living room but I really appreciate Leandro Carvalho (the creator and instructor of the program) bringing a glimpse of Rio de Janeiro into my home. He has these amazing women with the flattest abs I’ve ever seen and the tightest gluts in the world shown on the beach working out. One minute he is in the studio and the next minute you’re staring at the beauty of the ocean. What makes it even more amazing and almost comical is his accent. Call me a sucker if you will but I absolutely love his accent, comical at times but sexy. You can be dog ugly but talk to me with that accent and all I can hear is your voice.

Leandro seems to really care if my butt is round or not. What a man! There are four different programs that you can follow. There is program for the flat butt where he will show you how to take it from a sliding board to a merry go round. Then he has a program for the pear shape, which is one for too much of a good thing (too much butt), and the classic form. Me, well, I’m a pear. That’s when you have a small waist but hips for days. He promises to slim the hips, thighs and lift the Bum Bum (boom boom in English) He just cracks me up! Anyway, the first week was lots of squats, lunges, and cardio. I felt like a Brazilian dancer. Go Vee! Yep, about that, I still need to work on my balance.

My sister and I decided to do the work out together. The first couple of times we were bumping into each other. We had the nerve to have our niece filming us for YouTube. Filming on the first go round takes a whole lot of guts. It took her forever to edit. I guess she couldn’t stop laughing. We have that film in the archives right now only to be pulled out for a good laugh.  As we bumped into each other my sister would say “go the right way Vee.” It’s weird when you’re standing in front of the TV, their right was my left and vice versa. I was never any good with directions. Going the right way, well, that’s never going to happen. Maybe on week three, but on week one, I don’t think so. The dance numbers were off the chain. The music is hype and then you hear Leandro say “Shake the booty, shake the booty.”

Week two- whew! Too much sculpt for my taste and the ab workout is killer. He says “don’t cheat yourself, do just like I told you so you can get nice round boom boom that you want so much.” With those words said we straightened up and flew right. I wanted the boom boom that I want so much. Then he says when it gets hard again “make sure you straighten your leg so you can get the booty that I promised you.” My sister and I both started laughing because once you make a promise we depend on you to keep it so we decided to work through the pain. If you are brave enough to try this at home please know that we did a lot of sweating the first few weeks. You might want to have a wig on standby unless you’re going to the hairdresser on the regular.

The third week we concentrated more on upper body with his 50 minute sculpt routine and lots of floor work for the boom boom. Talk about sore. My butt felt like it was tied up in knots. I had to work hard on the treadmill to walk it out.

All in all it was a very good workout in conjunction of course with your regular routine. The program is 4 weeks.  My butt ended up perkier and I lost some inches off my hips. From time to time I go back to my favorite workouts just to break up the monotony.

Anybody tried the Butt Lift? Did you get good results? How about that accent?


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