Cardio! :)

Hey, hey, hey!! I wanted to share with everyone my favorite cardio workouts!  Cardio is NOT my favorite, but it is necessary!  I don’t necessarily think you need to do it every day OR spend hours on the treadmill – but here are some ideas for you and things that I’ve felt have worked the best for me! Cardio Workout #1:  Treadmill Sprints Of...

Interested in entering a Fitness Competition? Read this before you make your decision!

Interested in entering a Fitness Competition?  Read this before you make your decision!

Apr 7, 2014

So, you’ve joined a gym, been lifting some weights lately, and hanging out on Instagram seeing everybody’s hard bodies – then you decide “Hey, I’m pretty athletic!  I could do that.”  And BOOM!  You decide to enter your first fitness competition. Ok, before you fill out the registration and send in your check for a show...

GOALS!

Hi!! Sorry for the delay – we’ve had some bad news in my family and last weekend was dedicated to spending time with my mom, dad, and husband. 🙂  On top of it, I’ve been sick. 🙁 SO – moving on – my workouts have been going wonderful!  The intensity is up on both my diet and my workouts and I am hoping that leaning out is going to...

At the end of the day..

“Don’t get too muscular!” “Don’t get manly.” “You aren’t going to get big and bulky, are you?” No matter what you do – someone will be disgusted, annoyed, or critical.  No matter how you look – someone will prefer something different.  You will be too muscular, too skinny, too big, too small, too...

Oh.. Hello HIIT

Week 5 has basically been the same as week 4.  I’ve rearranged my cardio a little bit to make sure I get in my HIIT and don’t skip out on it!  Seemed to work well.  Instead of taking Wednesday as a complete rest day, I’ve put my HIIT on that morning.  Thinking I’ll add another one to Sunday, as needed. I was also using the AMT machine...

Beginning of Week 3!

Week 2 went well.  Unfortunately, I can’t share my workouts on here because it’s part of a program I paid for that was designed by Ashley Horner.  You can find the program online at ashleyhorner.co (it’s the Magnify You Program) – the cost is $100 for a total meal plan and workout plan.  If you like her on Facebook, she has discount...

Magnify You

I started Ashley Horner’s Magnify You program out of the “Becoming Extraordinary” series.  So far – she’s kicking my ass. 🙂  Everything (well, mostly everything) is 4 sets of 20 reps.  So I’m just going to write the exercises and the weights used – and I’m trusting you can put the rest together!  This week was...

Abs are coming in and body fat is going DOWN!!

Abs are coming in and body fat is going DOWN!!

Feb 8, 2014

I’ve made some great progress in the last 5 weeks doing the Shortcut to Shred program by Jim Stoppani! (Bodybuilding.com)  I’ve loved the change up of doing a minute of cardio between each set.  It’s kicked my butt and also helped me drop some body fat.  I started the program around 126-127lbs and am down to 119.9lbs in 5 weeks.  About one...

Feeling great, Squatting heavy, and Leaning out!

Going to get right to it!  It was a good week.  Long – but good.  We got a new dog on Tuesday of this past week, so it’s been a long stretch trying to train a 3 year old Great Dane! 🙂 This week was the start of Week 4 for the program and the start of Phase 3 for the program.  I’m on new macros, low carbs all week and then REALLY high carbs on...

NOT a fan of super high rep ranges..

Another week!  I’m hoping to start another program here soon.  Competition prep is going to be in full swing in no time!  I’ll be sharing more about that later!  I’m not going to type out each and every exercise this week.  I’ll highlight the stuff that was awesome or that I think is important – but I’ll let you look back to...

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