Gratitude Quotes: 28 Day Morning Gratitude Challenge

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Today I want to give you a challenge that is slightly different than usual. Gratitude quotes, or affirmations, are an excellent way to start your day. I have personally been utilizing this in my own life, and have noticed that when I am consistent with it, I feel better. I have an inner peace that … Read more

Your Fitness Questions Answered: Q&A and Full Body Dumbbell Workout

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I decided to shake things up with this blog post! There are times when I feel that video is much more powerful than text. This is one of those times! I am answering your questions about fitness. Stick around until the end of the video for some great information and a full body dumbbell workout!

Fitness Question and Answer

We all have questions when it comes to fitness. The five questions that I am going to answer in this video are:

  1. How much cardio should I do?
  2. I’m currently going to school, working full-time, and have other commitments. I want to make working out a priority but can’t even fit in just an hour long workout per day. What should I do?
  3. I want to clean up my diet but I am a fussy eater. Any suggestions?
  4. What is an active rest day, and how many times per week should I take one?
  5. I am getting less sweaty during my workouts. Am I slacking?

Full Body Dumbbell Workout

This fitness routine is going to kick your butt in less than 30 minutes.

The Protocol

5 exercises. 45 seconds work/15 seconds rest per exercise. Complete an entire round of all exercises. Rest one minute. Repeat for a total of 5 rounds!

The Exercises

Dumbbell Thruster- The key here is to keep your core tight and to drive through your heels! Make sure that butt sinks down below parallel!

Half Burpee with Dumbbell Concentration Curl- This is a fun fitness move! You are going to do a half burpee with dumbbells, but instead of standing up after you jump your feet back you are going to stay in a squat and perform a hammer curl with your elbows tight against your knees!

Dumbbell Overhead Curtsy Lunge- Repeat this move for about 20 seconds per side, then switch. Keep the core tight, arm straight, and weight in the front heel!

Renegade Row with Triceps Push-Up- Wooohooo this is a burner! Core tight, row with one arm, then the other, then hit that triceps push-ups. This is not a fast move. Take your time!

Side Lunge with High Pull- Do this move for 20 seconds on each side. Keep the weight in the heel of the leg you are lunging with. Keep that core tight!

Drop It Like Its Hot

If you liked this style of blog post, let me know in the comments! Every blog post will not be like this, but I can add some more in like this if you liked the style! Also, if you have any fitness questions you would like answered please drop them in the comments as well! I want to be able to answer as many questions as possible for you guys! Happy sweating!

How to Find Fitness Work Life Balance

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Finding that fitness work life balance is extremely hard. Every time you take one step forward in one area, another seems to suffer. Why can’t everything just work together? It’s not like you can give one of these area up. It is impossible to let yourself go and be happy. You can’t ditch your family. … Read more

The Best of May 2017- Fitness, Food, and Fun!

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This post is going to contain all of my favorite things from May 2017. Everything from workouts to YouTube videos to my upcoming goals are going to be included in this post. Be sure to let me know if any of these suggestions and resources help you out! I want to know what you guys … Read more

Couch to 5k 28 Day Training Plan

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Summertime is here, which means that we want to spend as much time outside as possible. After working inside all day, the last thing most people want to do is go spend more time inside a gym. This couch to 5k training plan will get you fit as well as get you outside! The couch … Read more

4 Move Gorgeous Glutes Workout

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Who doesn’t want a round, high booty? This gorgeous glutes workout is short on time and equipment yet long on results. Get ready to make that booty burn! Technique Tips As an overall comment that applies to each of these exercises, mind muscle connection is key to targeting your glutes. So don’t be thinking about … Read more

How to Stick With Your New Year Resolution

Every year you go through the same thing. You set a new year resolution and two weeks into the new year the resolution has gone out the window. You want to lose weight, cut fat, build muscle, stay more organize, or whatever else but its just so hard. There are only 24 hours in a … Read more

20 Minute Bosu Ball Workout

Have you ever wondered what to do with the Bosu ball at your gym? Here is a 20 minute Bosu ball workout that will help you get started!

You know those half ball things that you see people trying to balance on? Those are called a Bosu Ball, and they are one of the absolute best tools to improve your balance and overall fitness. The first couple times you get on one, you will probably fall off. Trust me, it only hurts for a … Read more

5 Reasons Yoga Works to Balance Your Life

Have you ever considered doing yoga and wondered what benefits the practice would provide for you? Here are 5 reasons yoga works to balance your life, your physique, and your emotions.

Yoga has been portrayed in so many different ways in recent years. Hippie exercise, serious exercise, active recovery, beautiful, and the list goes on. Over the last couple of years I have fallen in love with yoga for so many different reasons, but I have mainly notice how yoga works to help balance my life. … Read more

7 Essential Things from My Gym Bag

Want to mix up your gym bag? Or maybe you are new to the gym and are not sure what to start with for essentials. Check out these 7 essential things from my gym bag to get some ideas!

Need some new ideas to spice up your gym bag? Look no further! I have compiled a list of 7 items that I never hit the gym without. These 7 essentials from my gym bag keep my workouts flowing, my skin feeling kick ass, and my system functioning. Whether you are a newbie looking for … Read more