Category Archives: Fitness Fridays

Fitness Fridays/ My Supplement Stack

I wanted to show you guys all the things I take. I am not being paid for this post, these are just things that I have started to use with trial and error. I am also not a doctor or a nutritionist and I am not making any recommendations. Enjoy!

Morning Stack (first thing)

20130412-192553.jpg
Zinc 50 mg
B-Complex
Vitamin C 500 mg
Fish Oil 1200 mg
Multi-Vitamin
Biotin 5000 mcg
Acidophilus 3.7 mg
Cellucor Super HD

Afternoon (before my lunch)

20130412-193112.jpg
Raspberry Ketone
CLA 2000 mg

Pre-Workout
Cellucor NO Extreme

20130412-193313.jpg

Before Bed

20130412-193436.jpg
Super Snooze Melatonin Formula
Met-RX Amino 3000

Advertisements

My Progress

20130201-221833.jpg

Im excited! I’m nearly at my goal weight and getting stronger by the day. I need to increase my cardio, but other than that I am happy with my progress.

Here are my measurements from a few weeks ago:

20130201-222242.jpg

Here are my measurements now:

20130201-222306.jpg

Image

Fitness Friday

20121221-164217.jpg

Fitness Fridays: Hoo-Rag

I was asked by the people at Hoo-rag if I would like to try their product. When I went over to the website to check is out I was immediately happy. I am a headband, bandana, scarf gal. Always have been. Especially lately because I cut my hair last month and when I wear it curly its too short for a ponytail in the back.

I must say, I like the Hoo rag. It’s a seamless cylinder of fabric that can be worn in a variety of ways.

20121203-170306.jpg20121203-170314.jpg20121203-170320.jpg20121203-170326.jpg20121203-170332.jpg I wore it to workout as a headband and I am happy: it stayed put, wicked the sweat away, and was just tight enough that it was secure, but didn’t give me a headache! Score!!!!!!

They have a variety of colors and designs on their website. Prices start at $14.95.

Fitness Fridays: My Progress

I am so excited. I weighed myself this morning and I am currently 182.4. This is the smallest I’ve been since summer 2010. I know I’ve lost weight because none of my 16 and most of my 14 sized pants don’t fit anymore. I was walking around Kroger yesterday, and my pants almost fell down lol!

It feels good to reach my goals. The change happened slower than I was expecting but it still feels great nonetheless. I just wanted to give you guys an update and some motivation. YOU CAN DO IT! Especially if I did it.

Have a great weekend!

Fitness Fridays: Workout Plans for a Killer Core

To build a strong core and burn belly fat your workout plans need to be high intensity and your diet needs to be very clean.I know, it’s reality. Some people see this as bad news, and they will keep looking for the magic workout plan that will help them burn fat without breaking a sweat and eating whatever they want.

The truth is that in order to decrease belly fat you need to focus on full body strength training and eating a clean diet.

Workout plans

Strength training workouts are the best way to burn belly fat and
keep it off

Weight training will NOT make you “bulky”. It takes an enormous amount of calories to add large amounts of lean muscle mass. Women who say that they have tried weight training and got bulky, did not follow a clean diet.

There are tons of workout plans that will claim to help you lean out without breaking a sweat and eating whatever you want. They don’t work! That’s one of the things I hate about the fitness industry. There is so much misinformation out there.

The 6 Habits of Healthy Women Who Have Awesome Abs

  • Follow a workout routine that runs 60 – 90 days, this helps to keep you interested and following a set plan will enable maximum results
  • Lift heavy weights, mostly body weight training
  • Keep a food journal and eat mostly plants and lean protein
  • Do high intensity interval training
  • Sleep 7 – 9 hours each night
  • Have a coach or accountability partner

My favorite “skinny Jeans” workouts

I call them skinny jeans workouts because every time I have completed each of the workout routines I get back in to my skinny jeans. I bet your wondering why my skinny jeans only fit after I complete a high intensity workout plan, it’s because I’m not very strict with my diet if I don’t have a plan. Hey … I’m honest 🙂

Fitness Friday: Firefly Run

I am entering the Firefly Run here in Atlanta! I was browsing runs yesterday online, and came across this one. I thought it looked really fun and cool and I am so excited about it. I have to find a cool light-up and/or glow outfit to wear!  Although I do cardio, I don’t really run as much as I would like to, I am going to dive back into the Couch to 5K running plan in time for the run, and hopefully it will help me be able to complete it without walking….much.

Check out the video and let me know what you think!