Monday, October 28, 2013

KB work out

I am happy to say that I have lost 4 pounds in the past 3 weeks! That 21 day challenge really helped in resetting my system and FINALLY pushing me past my plateau. I was stuck there for almost 2 months! It was such a great feeling stepping on that scale Saturday night. Sorry I don't have any before and after pics...I always forget to do them.

I am really LOVING my kettle bell workouts. Here is the breakdown of what I do...It includes almost all the moves from the vid in my last post (plus a couple). I'll be doing this routine 3 times a week:

3 rounds (complete all moves with no rest in between exercises, 1 min rest between rounds):

Around the body pass - 10 reps clockwise, 10 reps counter clockwise
Bent over row - 10-12 reps each side
Dead lift - 10-12 reps
Figure 8 - 10 reps back to front, 10 reps front to back
Russian twists - 20 reps
Half get up (lay flat on back come up to sitting position) - 5 reps each side
2 hand swing - 15-20 reps
Front squat with curl - 10-15 reps

KILLER! don't you just love the feeling of shaky muscles? ;-)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Week 3 + a total body kettle bell workout

I am in my final week of the Bizzy diet 21 day workout plan. It has been great! Easy to do and I have not yet missed a single day! Very different from my (previous) normal lifting routine....I think that is definitely what I needed to shake things up. I have not stepped on a scale, nor took my measurements since I started this challenge. My clothes do fit differently and I SEE changes in body...my face mostly. Saturday is the last day and I will be weighing myself and having my hubby take my measurements. I can't wait to see my results. :-)

Spent last Friday with a good friend of mine who convinced me to dust my kettle bell off and put in some work. This morning I searched YouTube and found the perfect beginner kettle bell workout for me. I LOVE finding new ways to sweat! This routine is perfect for anyone who is wanting to give kettle bell workouts a try. Simple, yet effective and it targets the whole body.



Try it out and let me know what you think. I will be doing this routine about 3 times this week in conjunction with finishing off the 21 day plan. Dontcha just LOVE 2-a-days?

*disclaimer: I am by no means a fitness expert. I just enjoy working out and sharing what I do. Check with your doctor if you are thinking about starting a workout routine or changing up your current routine*

Friday, October 4, 2013

Time for a reset

I am here, once again. At the dreaded "plateau." UGH! So what am I going to do about it you ask? I was thinking a reset. A hardcore, in your face, ass kicking, sweat inducing reset. So I took to bodybuilding.com (one of my faves for new workouts and inspiration). I was not let down. After a ton of reading, I found my reset: The Bizzy Diet 21-day fitness plan. An intense, 3 week plan that is sure to kick my ass! The plan consists of HIIT training plus weightlifting circuits (upper and lower body). Great thing, like with all other bodybuilding.com programs, is that it also includes a nutrition guide that you can follow. I admit, I haven't exactly been making the right choices the past 2-3 weeks or so (had more than my fair share of Starbuck's frappuccinos). So on Monday it starts.

If you want to know more about this 3 week program, click HERE.

P.S. Remember, Bodybuilding.com is also free to join.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Its a muffin top massacre

The dreaded "muffin top." UGH! The one thing that all moms work hard to get rid of. Me? I'm not at all concerned with having a 6 pack...I just wanna get rid of my muffin top aka my "love handles."
Casey, Ms. Blogilates, just posted a new vid targeting the dreaded muffin top area. LOVE LOVE LOVE! It burned oh so good!!



I paired it with this workout for an all over good feeling body this morning.




I get into a workout rut every couple weeks where I get so bored with what I'm doing, that I just feel motivated to do anything. Blogilates is my go-to when I start to feel like this. It gets me excited to workout again.

Try out the workouts and tell me how you like them. I am thinking of incorporating the POP cardio workout 3 times a week for the next couple of weeks.

Have fun and GOOD BYE MUFFIN TOP!!!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Time to get back to blogging

What can I say...I've been on summer vacation with my guys. Still working out of course...but just living and not attaching myself to much except having fun. 
I've been completely inspired this summer and am more focused than ever in getting my body and health to where I want it to be. 
I'll be back to a more normal blogging "schedule" in the next week or so, so I hope y'all are still out there :-)

Until then my fit fanatics...


(I've actually added this twice a week to my regular workout schedule)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

5/2/13 - Shoulders + Cardio

Yay for May!!!

Shoulder press:

30 lbs x 12
30 lbs x 12
30 lbs x 12
30 lbs x 12

Stability ball crunches: 1 x 25

Upright barbell row:

45 lbs x 12 (35 lb curl bar + two 5 lb plates)
45 lbs x 12
45 lbs x 12
45 lbs x 12

Stability ball crunches: 1 x 25

Side lat raise:

10 lbs x 12 (dumbbells)
10 lbs x 12
10 lbs x 12

Stability ball crunches: 1 x 25

Front raise with dumbbell:

10 lbs x 12
10 lbs x 12
10 lbs x 12

20 minutes on stationary bike

Four weeks down...now on to the next four weeks :-) looks like exercises are the same just grouped together for supersets. Will be trying to lift heavier these next four weeks.

4/30/13 - Back + Cardio

Deadlifts:

55 lbs x 10 (35 lb curl bar + two 10 lb plates)
55 lbs x 10
55 lbs x 10
55 lbs x 10

Wide grip lat pull down:

40 lbs x 12
40 lbs x 12
40 lbs x 12

Bent over barbell rows:

45 lbs x 10 (35 lb cul bar + two 5 lb plates)
45 lbs x 10
45 lbs x 10
45 lbs x 12

Narrow reverse grip pull down:

40 lbs x 12
40 lbs x 12
40 lbs x 12

Seated cable rows:

40 lbs x 10
40 lbs x 10
40 lbs x 10
40 lbs x 10

One arm dumbbell row:

10 lbs x 12 (each side)
10 lbs x 12
10 lbs x 12

15 minutes on stationary bike