Pre-Weekend Workout

Before the weekend I try to up my workout intensity, because I know when the weekend comes along, so does all the restaurant hopping. I decided to combine my weight training day with a circuit training routine to kick my butt in gear.

Today’s  pre-weekend workout

Back and Biceps

Circuit Training

Today’s workout lasted 26:00 minutes and consisted of:

Warmup – 3 min./ Knee Sprints – 30 sec. / Plank – 30 sec. / Right Sided Plank – 30 sec. / Butt Kicks – 30 sec. / Criss Cross Jumping Jacks – 30 sec. / Flutter Kicks – 30 sec. / Plank in and out – 30 sec. / Compass Jumps – 30 sec. / Jumping Jacks – 30 sec. / Jump Rope Criss Cross – 30 sec. / Left Sided Plank – 30 sec. / Cross Punches – 30 sec. / Mountain Climbers – 30 sec. / Supermans – 30 sec. / Burpees – 30 sec. / Reverse Abdominal Crunches – 30 sec. / High Knees – 30 sec. / Plank Jumping Jacks – 30 sec. / Spotty Dog – 30 sec. / Lunges – 30 sec. / Ice Skater – 30 sec. / Windshield Wiper – 30 sec. / Bridge – 30 sec. / Knee Sprints – 30 sec. / Right Sided Plank – 30 sec. / Criss Cross Jumping Jacks – 30 sec. / Plank in and out – 30 sec. / Cross Punches – 30 sec. / Supermans – 30 sec. / Plank – 30 sec. / Compass Jumps – 30 sec. / Left Sided Plank – 30 sec. / Spotty Dog – 30 sec. / Flutter Kicks – 30 sec. / Right Sided Plank – 30 sec. / High Knees – 30 sec. / Plank Jumping Jacks – 30 sec. / Windshield Wiper – 30 sec. / Reverse Abdominal Crunches – 30 sec. / Criss Cross Jumping Jacks – 30 sec. / Cooldown – 3 min.

Nothing like a pre-weekend workout to get your juices flowing!

Let’s see what the weekend brings!!!!

Lab Rat Recap: May 15- May 21

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

* Workout five times-Weights 3x Nike training 2x:  NO/ Did Weights 3x Nike Training 1x
* P90x Yoga (fingers crossed): I didn’t cross my fingers hard enough
* Stretch after each workout: Blahhh
* Track all seven days for Weight Watcher: SUCCESS

 

GOALS
*Workout at least 4x (Getting ready for a big move)
*Cook 5x
*Track Weight Watchers all seven days
*Finish packing for VIRGINIA!!!!!

Fit Fabulous & Famous: Jordin Sparks

 

 

What a body transformation! Ms. Jordin Sparks has recently lost 30 pounds this past year with the help of a personal trainer and a portioned control diet. In a recent bikini tweet pic she compared her suit to fruity pebbles, but I think she just wanted to show off her new Beyonce inspired body to the world, GO GIRL!

“I don’t know why but my bathing suit reminds me of fruity pebbles… Werk what we got.”

Previously Sparks was a model for Torrid, a plus sized line, before losing all her model weight. Sparks was proud of her body and felt that women should embrace their curves. She is definitely singing to a different tune now.

“I love food and I love my curves. I’m very strong-willed and I’m stubborn in that sense to where I’m just like ‘No, I won’t be that way,’” she said. “I definitely do like exercise. I like to eat right. It’s all about being healthy. The stick-thin thing, I’m kind of just like ‘Not gonna do it’ and ‘I couldn’t.’”

Continue reading on Examiner.com: Jordin Sparks dumps plus-size modeling after 30-pound weight loss – National Celebrity Fitness and Health | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/celebrity-fitness-and-health-in-national/jordin-sparks-dumps-plus-size-curves-after-30-pound-weight-loss#ixzz1LKFYgyNX

Just look at the boost in confidence in the above bikini picture. She is half naked, but she is letting you know that she worked her ass off, literally, and nothing can stop her now! The other picture shows a more modest Sparks, wearing a loose fitted shirt to cover her problem areas and giving a shy smile to the cameras.

 

Jordin Spark’s was beautiful before, but now she has the confidence and seems as though she on the right path to a healthy and fit lifestyle. Jordin Sparks you are officially Fit Fabulous and Famous!!!

Nike Training for iPhone… LUV it!

If you havent tried it already and you have an iPhone check out the the NEW Nike Training app, AAAAAmmmazing. Check out my thoughts below in my new Video post

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Luv it Luv it Luv it!

Its a win win situation, I think the app is free and there is so many great features, PLUS you can integrate music and goals for optimal success! Nike is just killing it!

Back in the Game

Can I just say it is always great when you fall and you are able to pick yourself back up again. I have been reading through some of my favorite health blogs and it seems these past few months have been rough for ALL of us. But the true test of ones dedication to their healthy lifestyle is being able to pick themselves back up again.

Believe me it is rough. The past month has been a struggle, trying getting myself back in my old routine of daily exercise and consistent healthy eating habits. Around day two and three I would just give up and feel sorry for myself. Thankfully, this past week I have been able to pick myself back up again and get myself going. I tried to think about what helped me get back in the game and a few things came to mind.

See Below:

1.Reading health blogs: Reading other blogs helped me realte to other women.

2. Observing how my body feels: When I start feeling groggy and sleepy all the time I know it has to do with the quality of food that I am eating and me not going to the gym.

3. Clothes: When my pants start to feel a little tight that is usually when I pick myself up real quick.

4. Sadness: When I start to feel sad and almost depressed I know alot of it has to do with my Health. Being healthy for me is meditative, I feel a sense of balance.

These are just a few things, but I am sure there is more.

So those who are feeling down and out, find what works for you and make sure you write down and place it somewhere where you can see it everyday for constant motivation.

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