Monday, April 21, 2014

Short Leg-day Circuit

I LOVE leg day....said no one ever! Okay maybe some of you crazy nuts out there do, but me not so much. I will love it when cellulite is gone and I have some hot sexy legs, but for no just NO, NO, NO, & NO! 
So after I stuffed my belly full of delicious food yesterday for my grandma's easter dinner I just had to go to the gym and get some type of workout in. I decided to do 25 minutes of cardio plus a little circuit of legs. I was so uncomfortable with my body swelling and being so stuffed that I was totally fine with a small workout. 
Not to mention my arms and shoulders where killing me from the previous days workout, so I wanted to avoid working those muscles again. Ha.

Well here is my fat ass on the arc trainer...

I was so ready to be done at like 10 minutes..ugghh pushed through and got sweaty.

The aftermath...

So here is my short circuit I completed yesterday
Round #1:
Leg Press- 50 lbs 12 reps
Calf Raises- 20 reps
Air Squats- 12 reps
Repeat for 2 more rounds!

BOOM! That is it!
I am so ready to shred this shit & get in shape for my wedding!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

 Hope you all enjoy today with your family and eat some good food. I am starting a new meal plan and work out routine tomorrow so I am going to enjoy some yummy food today before I start cutting out all the good sheeet. :) 
This morning I kept my breakfast simple with some eggies, cinnamon whole wheat toast, a green apple, & some dunkin donuts chocolate glazed donuts coffee. **HEAVEN IN MY MOUTH**

I had a little snack 2 hours later which consisted of a kiwi & a Jell-O Sugar Free Dark Chocolate pudding cup. It was so good and curved my chocolate craving. Since it's easter and my favorite candy is the Reese's, the eggs are probably my favorite! Although, today I am not giving in so anyone reading this please eat an egg for meeee! :)

This picture was from yesterday before my workout with my best friend. She pushed me to my limits yesterday and I am so glad she did! We did a 3 round circuit of 6 workouts. I wish she would have taken a couple of pictures of what we did, but here is the workout...

Arc Machine for 20 minutes, hill intervals on level 4 resistance at 65. AKA a freaking KILLA!
Round 1
Assisted Pullups-12 reps 
Assisted Dips-12 reps
Air Squats-12 reps
Abs (crunches) for 1 minute as many as you can get. 
Row Machine- 12 reps
Lat Pull Down- 12 reps 
Rest for 1 minute
Repeat 2 more rounds

Try this workout and you will feel it the next day I promise! I took my nighttime recovery from AdvoCare and it worked wonders on my muscles helping them repair throughout my goodnights sleep. If you are an athlete or doing any kind of physical activity this product is something to try! 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

PB & Cinnamon Oatmeal Recipe

My oatmeal has been tasting the same lately, so I whipped up a new recipe to turn my boring oats into something tasty. 
This was so good I decided to share my recipe with you!
2 TBS of PB2 
1/2 cup of rolled oats
3/4 cup Almond milk
Dash of cinnamon
Mix oats, almond milk, pb2 and cinnamon in a bowl and heat up in the microwave for 2 minutes. If still a little running heat up for additional 30 seconds. And viola there are ready to eat! Super easy and a quick breakfast in the morning. 
Hope you all enjoy you some peanut butter oatmeal! 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Workout Wednesday!

Happy Hump Day!
Today was a wonderful day full of work, relaxation at home, and a nice evening walk with my brother and our dogs. I have been trying to get back to working out regularly, but this weather has made it hard for me to find motivation. Being cooped up all winter has felt like hibernation mode, which was kicked up to full blast. I am super surprised a snow storm hasn't snuck its way back into our lives by now by the way that winter was going. The weather now is calling for DAMN TORNADOS!! What the hell is going on with mother nature?! I would just love some 50s-60s sunny with green grass and flowers :) *wishful thinking* 
My gym membership ran out mid-march and I haven't felt like getting a new one. I don't see the point in paying for one when I like to be outside and the weather is starting to finally warm up a bit. Running is something I have slightly started to like a little bit more these days, and running outside vs the treadmill just isn't the same. Getting some fresh air while running is the best mode enhancer and releases endorphins making everything that was shitty turn okay. Even though running might not be that fun it is a great workout. 

So tonights walk was about 40 minutes steady pace, stopping every couple of minutes so the dogs could mark over each others piss spots. Drove me nuts! Getting some fresh air this evening was well overdue and much needed, so I am glad I took the time out of my evening to go. 

I challenge you to take just 30 minutes of your day to get some type of physical activity in. Whether it is a quick walk or run just 30 minutes will add up throughout the week. Doing this 5 times a week will add up to 150 minutes of physical activity for the week which can help you improve your health. No matter why you decide to workout your body will thank you for doing it and you will notice a difference in your energy levels as well. 

If your working out for more than 30 minutes a day at higher intensity levels a pre and post workout may be something to look into. AdvoCare has many great products for enhancing your workouts and giving you maximal results. Check them out here AdvoCare
I love these products and use them every time I do a workout. 
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Hope you all have a wonderful hump day & enjoy some type of activity this evening :)