My Favorite At Home Exercises – Fitness Friday {June 3, 2022}

Hey Guys!

Welcome back to another Fitness Friday post! I hope you all are enjoying these, as much as i am.

Today i’m sharing my favorite at home exercises. Being a busy homeschooling mama of 6, means i can’t really make it to the gym whenever i would want to. So it’s very helpful to have exercises that i can do at home.

Side To Side Shuffle – I could do these all day, they are so fun! It doesn’t even feel like working out to me.

Squat Jump – I like the added jump on the end of this, it takes it from a boring old squat to something new and fun.

Running – I like running on the treadmill, which is the only piece of gym equipment i own. Before we got the treadmill, i used to run around our neighborhood. If you can’t run outside, or you don’t have a treadmill, you can always run in place.

High Knees – This exercise works so many different muscles, especially if you get your arms involved.

Fire Hydrants– This is a great workout for your hips and thighs.

Those are some of my favorite at home exercises. What’s your favorite at home exercise? *If you need help perfecting any of these moves, check out SPOTEBI for detailed instructions & demonstrations.*

Fitness Friday ~ May 6, 2022

Hi Guys!

For today’s Fitness Friday, i’m sharing what i eat in a day, weight loss edition.

I start the morning off with black coffee and water.

Breakfast: 10 AM – toasted English Muffin w/butter

Lately i’ve been loving eating these Multi Grain English Muffins, they are only 100 calories and so delicious. I toast it and then add a little bit of butter. At this time i also take my vitamins for the day.

Lunch: 12:30ish – Lo Mein Meal Prep

I love having some meals prepped and ready to go. Today i enjoyed eating one of these lo mein meal prep meals from damn delicious.

I also have an afternoon coffee with cream.*Not pictured*

Snack: 3:00ish – Key Lime Crumble Chobani Flip

This is my favorite flavor of the Chobani flips. It’s so good.

Dinner: 5:30ish – Chicken, Rice, and Salad

Marinated chicken, white rice, and a garden salad. This is a meal we make a lot, it’s a very yummy meal to end my day with.

That’s what i eat in a day, i also drink a gallon of water *not pictured*. I hope you enjoyed this Fitness Friday, and let me know what your favorite weight loss meal is, i could always use new ideas.

Weight Loss Must Haves

Hey Guys!

Today i’m going to share some weight loss must have items. If you have goals to lose weight next year, some of these items would be great to put on your Christmas wish list.

Workout clothes – To be able to be successful at losing weight, you have to find some workout clothes that you feel comfortable in. I just bought these pants recently and i’m in love with them.

Motivating Playlist – My workouts are way better when i have some good upbeat music to listen to. Pinterest has tons of workout playlists to get ideas from.

Yoga Mat – These come in very handy if you are working out on a hard surface. If you have a carpeted area you are working out in, then skip this item. This is the yoga mat i have.

Weights – I have a set of 5 pound weights and a set of 10 pounds weights. You can do so many exercises with weights from the comfort of your home. No fancy gym equipment needed.

Water Bottle – I have this one gallon water bottle and i love that it has the times marked on it, to keep you motivated to keep drinking.

That’s it! Those are my 5 must have items for weight loss.

xoxo,

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Paying Yourself To Workout

Hi Guys!

If you are anything like me than you can’t go to a gym to workout. Whether it’s because of kids, your schedule, or money, you just can’t make it to the gym.

Before i really started my health journey, last month, i had a thought… “Since i’m not paying for a gym membership, why don’t i pay myself a little something every time i workout”.

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This is how it looks like for me…

Every time single time i workout, i pay myself $5. I put that money into an envelope and save it away.

Once I’ve reached my goal weight, i will then give myself all that money that I’ve been saving away. Which i will then use to probably buy myself some new clothes. Because at that point i will definitely need new clothes.

It’s just nice to have a little extra motivator to workout.

If you want to do this too, but $5 seems a lot or not enough, you can totally customize your amount. $1, $2, $10, $15. etc.. It will all add up in the end. And you will have a very nice little gift for yourself for all your hard work. Which you can then spend on anything you want.

I hope you have enjoyed this little “tip”, and if you end up doing it let me know, i’d love to hear about your experience!

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Current Health Journey *Update*

Last month i shared my health journey, and today i figured it was time to give an update on how everything is going…

Current Health Journey update

As of today (2/25/19) i am down 19 pounds from the beginning of the year!!

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In my previous post i shared how i’ve been doing it (i.e. my workouts, diet, etc.), so i thought i would share those things again because some of it has changed since then.

First for my workout schedule.

I’m currently working out 5-6 times a week. I tried to do Bikini Body Mommy again, because i really liked it the last time i did it, but i only made it like 9 days before giving up. Here is why it just doesn’t work for me… I don’t sweat enough/burn enough calories for it to make an impact on my weight loss. I do love how it works out your entire body, seriously i can’t walk right for days after starting that program, but in the end it just doesn’t fit me.

So i’m still running on the treadmill, which i absolutely love! I’ve been working on getting stronger and faster at running 1 mile, and i’m super happy to report that my newest fastest time is 9 minutes and 38 seconds. That is a HUGE improvement from 14+ minutes when i first started running back in January!

I would really love to be able to run more than 1 mile, but i’m pretty wiped out after 1 mile, so that’s all i’m doing right now.

Besides working out 5-6 times a week, i’m also getting over 15,000 steps every single day (workout day or not!). Most days i average 18,000 steps, and on a really good day i can get 25,000 steps.

Now for my diet.

I’m still trying to stay away from: chocolate, candy, soda, bread, pasta, rice, and ice cream.

I shared a beachbody meal plan in my last post that i was using, and it was pretty good. I also discovered another beachbody meal plan that i ended up liking even more.

Here is the meal plan:

Breakfast M/W/F: Sautéed Kale and Red Bell Pepper Egg Cups (based on the Sautéed Kale with Poached Eggs recipe on page 32 of the Eating Plan)

Breakfast T/Th: Greek Yogurt Bowl

Lunch M/W/F: Seasoned Turkey and Black Bean Burrito Bowl

Lunch T/Th: Spinach and Roast Beef Salad

Snack M/W/F: Herbed Yogurt Dip with Raw Veggies

Snack T/Th: Hard-Boiled Egg and Baby Carrots

Dinner M/W/F: Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce and Parmesan Cheese

Dinner T/Th: Jalapeño and Cheese Turkey Burgers

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Seriously i loved all the foods on this meal plan!! So good!!

That’s it, that’s how i’m losing the weight and getting healthier. Are you on your own health journey? I’d love to hear what you are doing, and how it is going?

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