I'm sure many of you have been told that stretching and warming up as well as cooling down are an important part of your workout. Have any of you ever really thought about why or if there are better ways to warm up and stretch? Would you laugh if you learned that you may want … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Does stretching make an impact?
Today I completed the first week of Bikini Body Guide by Kayla Istines. It has been a great week in the gym and in the kitchen. When I first decided to purchase the 12-week program, I really had no idea what to expect. I honestly thought it was going to be a joke, but I … Continue reading Bikini Body Guide Week 1 Completed
I used to hate Mondays. If I could, I would sleep through Monday, skip over Tuesday and start my week on Wednesday, but I'm sure I would dislike Wednesdays then too. Not everyone is a morning person and I have my moments of dragging ass too, but last year I started doing my workouts in … Continue reading I make myself a Monday morning person.
Here is a photo to show that 20 days is a ton of time to make changes. This is only a 2 pound difference. I'm officially 9 weeks out til show and I couldn't be more thrilled, scared, nervous, excited, hopeful. I have been busting my butt and it's going to pay off. Even if … Continue reading 9 weeks official
This past week has been filled with some ups and down. I'm a little more than 9 weeks out til my show and I'm still steadily losing, but with the lose does come frustration. It's mentally exhausting having to keep up with the changes. I'm not trying to complain about my loss. I can't be … Continue reading There have been some ups and downs
Since I worked yesterday, my boss is letting me come in late today. However, I feel asleep at 830 last night which resulted in not being able to sleep in this morning. So off to the gym I went! I ran for time this morning. Decreased my speed and increased the incline. I'm down another … Continue reading Morning timed run
Today I ran my third 5K, but my first timed race. The first two were considered "fun runs" i.e. Color runs. While I had time those myself with my heart rate monitor and running app for my phone, I never felt the pressure to run a race and hit a specific time. I had goals … Continue reading My first timed 5K
I don't even know if I have all of the words to describe how the past few days have been, but here are some that I can think of... Exciting Frustrating Hopeful Happy That seems like a good list to start. I joined Team Beachbody last week and before you say anything negative, hear me … Continue reading These past few days…
I haven't checked in yet, but I've got some pretty exciting news. I'm down 7.5 pounds since I started eating cleaner, more often and lifting heavier. A definite NSV, I bought a dress two months ago on sale with weightloss in mind and now it fits, and other things are fitting looser. I'd say this … Continue reading Check-In- 18 weeks out
This is the post where I state my goals for the next 16 weeks, but I know they will slightly change so here are my goals for right now (bikini competition is 20 weeks out). Use My Fitness Pal daily to track my carbohydrate, protein and fat ratios Work out 6 times a week and … Continue reading Let the countdown begin