#WorkoutWednesday: Snowy Blues At Home Full Body Circuit

Happy Wednesday All!

Sometimes, it’s too cold to walk or get motivated to go to the gym! Fear not! This is an equipment free full-body circuit you can do to get in a quick workout at home. Check it out below:

5 Minutes – Stretch/Warm-up

Circuit – Complete 4 Rounds 

20 Squat to Oblique Crunches

10 Push-Up Burpees

20 Russian Twists

15 Curtsey Lunges

20 Shoulder Plank Taps

12 V-Sit Ups

20 Calf Raises

5 Minutes- Stretch/Cool-Down

After finishing this quick circuit, be sure to check out the 12 Days of Fitmas Challenge! Today is the first day of Christmas, and you don’t want to miss out!

Talk soon!

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#MotivationMonday: 12 Days of Fitmas Challenge

Happy Monday All!

With the 12 days of Christmas approaching quickly, I wanted to challenge myself (and you if you’d like!) to complete a circuit before bed every night.  Are you up for it? Check it out below: 

On the first day of Christmas, my trainer gave to me…a one and a half minute plank.

On the second day of Christmas, my trainer gave to me….two sets of push-ups (10 reps), and a one and a half minute plank.

On the third day of Christmas, my trainer gave to me…three sets of jumping lunges (10 reps), two sets of push-ups (10 reps), and a one and a half minute plank.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my trainer gave to me….four sets of sit-ups (10 reps), three sets of jumping lunges (10 reps), two sets of push-ups (10 reps), and a one and a half minute plank.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my trainer gave to me…FIVE 30 SECOND WALL SITS, four sets of sit-ups (10 reps), three sets of jumping lunges (10 reps), two sets of push-ups (10 reps), and a one and a half minute plank. 

On the sixth day of Christmas, my trainer gave to me…. six lateral raisesFIVE 30 SECOND WALL SITSfour sets of sit-ups (10 reps), three sets of jumping lunges (10 reps), two sets of push-ups (10 reps), and a one and a half minute plank. 

On the seventh day of Christmas, my trainer gave to me… seven mountain climbers six lateral raisesFIVE 30 SECOND WALL SITSfour sets of sit-ups (10 reps), three sets of jumping lunges (10 reps), two sets of push-ups (10 reps), and a one and a half minute plank. 

On the eighth day of Christmas, my trainer gave to me…eight russian twists,  seven mountain climbers , six lateral raisesFIVE 30 SECOND WALL SITSfour sets of sit-ups (10 reps), three sets of jumping lunges (10 reps), two sets of push-ups (10 reps), and a one and a half minute plank. 

On the ninth day of Christmas, my trainer gave to me….nine jumping squats,  eight russian twists,  seven mountain climbers six lateral raisesFIVE 30 SECOND WALL SITSfour sets of sit-ups (10 reps), three sets of jumping lunges (10 reps), two sets of push-ups (10 reps), and a one and a half minute plank. 

On the tenth day of Christmas, my trainer gave to me….ten push-up burpees,  nine jumping squats,  eight russian twists,  seven mountain climbers , six lateral raisesFIVE 30 SECOND WALL SITSfour sets of sit-ups (10 reps), three sets of jumping lunges (10 reps), two sets of push-ups (10 reps), and a one and a half minute plank. 

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my trainer gave to me… eleven curtsey lungesten push-up burpeesnine jumping squats,  eight russian twistsseven mountain climbers six lateral raisesFIVE 30 SECOND WALL SITSfour sets of sit-ups (10 reps), three sets of jumping lunges (10 reps), two sets of push-ups (10 reps), and a one and a half minute plank. 

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my trainer gave to me…12 shoulder presseseleven curtsey lungesten push-up burpeesnine jumping squats,  eight russian twistsseven mountain climbers six lateral raisesFIVE 30 SECOND WALL SITSfour sets of sit-ups (10 reps), three sets of jumping lunges (10 reps), two sets of push-ups (10 reps), and a one and a half minute plank. 

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Are you doing the challenge?

Talk soon!

#FoodieFriday: Keeping It Simple

Happy Friday All!

Sometimes, I really enjoy being creative and trying out new recipes to make healthier versions of my favorite foods. Other times, I don’t want to cook, I don’t know what to cook, and I’m starving. Can you relate?

For this #foodiefriday, I wanted to post a simple meal that I cook anytime time I find myself helplessly searching Pinterest for a recipe. Check it out below:

What you need:

  • 1lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 can of sliced carrots 
  • 1/3 cup Long grain rice (really, any kind!)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder 

What you do:

Add 1/3 cup of your rice to a rice cooker. This is literally my favorite cooking hack ever! I don’t have to even think about cooking. I just throw in the rice and some water, and twenty minutes later, my rice is done!

In the meantime, add your ground turkey to a skillet. Season with salt, pepper, and  garlic powder. Brown turkey.

At the same time, put carrots into a sauce pan on low-heat. Add in pepper and wait to boil. 

Through it all onto a plate, add a La Croix to the picture (and mustard if you will), and you have yourself a healthy and quick dinner! 

What’s your go-to, late-night dinner? 

Talk soon!

#WorkoutWednesday: Back Day

Happy Wednesday Day All!

As a college student, I am counting down the days until winter break starts! This semester has been good to me, but I am ready for new classes and a different routine. However, even with my academic rut, my workouts have been on point lately! Check this one out below!

3×10 Pull-Ups [Warm up — Can Use a Resistance Band to Add Assistance if Need Be!)

4×10 Barbell Rows

4×12 Wide Grip Lat Pull Downs 

3×15 Wide Grip Seated Rows

3×12 Close Grip Lat Pull Downs 

3×15 Back Extensions [Weighted or Unweighted]

What did you workout today?

Talk soon!

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#MotivationMonday: Christmas Specials to Relax With

Happy Monday All!

It is FINALLY December, and by default, the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love the decorations, music, gift giving and receiving, cooking, and spending time with my family!

To emphasize my Christmas spirit, I try to incorporate all things Christmas into my daily routine. With that being said, I wanted to share some of my favorite Christmas shows I flip on at night to destress before bed. Check it out below!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (26 Minutes)

While Jim Carrey killed his performance as the grinch, I still favor the grinch cartoon from 1966. It’s only 26 minutes long (short and sweet) and perfect to flip on with a cup of hot chocolate before bed!

The Year Without Santa Claus (51 Minutes)

If you have an icy heart this holiday season, I highly suggest watching this Christmas special to melt it! The “I’ll Have a Blue Christmas Without You” song is adorable. 

Christmas Vacation (1 Hour 37 Minutes)

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THIS movie is another classic and holds a special place in my heart. In fact, growing up, my family and I put this movie on repeat. It’s funny and relatable in the sense that sometimes, things just go wrong! 

The Polar Express (1 Hour 40 Minutes)

I saw this movie in theaters with my dad and siblings one snowy, December evening. I adore the “Hot Chocolate” song and the symbol of Christmas bells! It’s a great reminder that you are never too old to believe in abstract ideas.

What’s your favorite Christmas movie?

Talk soon!