Carrie’s Card Trick

Hey babes!

Let’s talk fitness. More specifically, let’s talk Carrie Underwood fitness.

Carrie is one of my favorite celebrities. She’s has fabulous style, a big voice, and one of the hottest bods around. I mean, just take a look at those sculpted legs!

Ow ow!

 In the latest issue of Self magazine, Carrie shared her secret for torching calories and toning up. Her method is fun and easy, but also keeps you from getting bored during a workout. As soon as I read about it, I couldn’t wait to try it out.

Carrie says:
“I have a game I love for when I’m working out on my own, without a trainer. 
I take a deck of cards and assign each suit a body area – say, diamonds for arms, hearts for legs, spades for core and clubs for cardio. 
I split the deck in half and write down exercises for each suit, a different one for each half. So, if I flip over the six of hearts, I’ll do six squats. If the next card is ace of diamonds, that’s 14 push-ups. Sometimes I’ll make spades boxing and beat the crap out of the bag for however many punches the number on the card says. Having different exercises for each half of the deck keeps me from getting bored. I make sure there’s a joker in each half – that’s a mile run on the treadmill. Then I go through the whole deck. With a 15-minute warm-up on the elliptical, it takes about an hour and a half total, but it’s fun because you’ve designed the whole workout yourself.”

I tried this workout earlier today, and while I only got through half the deck, I worked up quite a sweat. The best part was I could customize the workout to the types of exercises I like to do. For instance, I hateeee squats, so when I picked a “leg” card, I opted for leg lifts instead. I also did jumping jacks, planks, crunches, and bicep curls. Going through half the deck of cards took me only 30 minutes and was super effective – I’ll definitely be sore tomorrow!

My cards and workout mat!

Check out the mag for more of Carrie’s workout tips, as well as the typical meals she eats. I can’t get enough of her! How about you guys?

Love, Cait

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  1. So glad you shared this! I love, love, love Carrie… she is absolutely fab! I may have to try this out tomorrow πŸ™‚ And pick up the latest issue of Self.

  2. Love this! I'll have to try it πŸ™‚

  3. What a fun way to workout and switch things up! I will definitely give this a try!

  4. Love this! I'm definitely doing this! xo

  5. Sounds like a fantastic idea! I might have to try it sometime.

  6. This is so cool! I love her too! πŸ™‚

  7. Anonymous

    For some reason, I can't leave a comment under my ID. Blogger and Google bug me sometimes. She does have fabulous legs.

    Great idea.

  8. Anonymous

    Oops. Forgot to say that the anonymous was me..

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  9. Thank you for sharing this! I get bored way too often when working out and this would help. Anything from someone that looks like Carrie, I will try! πŸ™‚

  10. This is such a cool, fun way to workout. Leave it to Carrie. Her legs are hot!
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  11. Loving this idea! I'm definitely going to attempt to do this trick when I just don't feel like working out!

  12. Love this!!! Carries legs def make me so jealous!!! Gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing.

  13. What a great idea!!! I love Carrie too, she is GORGEOUS, and her legs…. to die for!
    πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend!

  14. Ooh I love her! She looks so healthy and toned, too – I saw her tips in Self and I've been meaning to try them out! πŸ™‚

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  15. very cool idea. When i saw your original post, I thought it was the game where you line up a bunch of cards and then do squats and lift one and then you go for the next and the next. that's another fun game. πŸ™‚ and gets you a great butt!

  16. I was just reading about this in Self and thought it was a great idea! I definitely want to give it a try!

  17. I also want to give it a try πŸ™‚ Her legs are fab!!

  18. thats a great idea. I'm definitely going to try that soon!

  19. This is a great idea! I'm always wondering how many of everything to do and this is a fun way to shake it up- thanks for sharing!! πŸ™‚

  20. I so need to try this! Maybe it would actually inspire me to work out!

  21. Anonymous

    Thats a great idea!! Definitely going to try this out!!