Whoa. So it’s been soooo long since I’ve paid a visit to you all. I’ve been doing some traveling and test taking for my certification, almost finished! In the meantime I’ve been researching and brainstorming more ideas for the blog. You guys have given me some great ideas and I’m so excited to get back to it. I had some spare time at home to compile all of my ideas, which means plenty of blogs to follow! Being back home was great as always. My little brother (not so little anymore) graduated high school so it was filled with family, events, and plenty of not-so-clean eats. However, to make sure I didn’t completely fall off the bandwagon I made sure to get out and sweat everyday and eat clean about 80% of the time (it’s not everyday that I get home cooked meals from mom!). Dad and I went for a couple hikes, I decided to run to a friend’s house instead of drive, and my lovely mother stocked the house with plenty of fresh fruits and veggies. Oh yeah, and did I mention one of my older brothers won his pro MMA fight?! Talk about intense. I’ve never been so nervous, but what a stud!
With my little brother at high school graduation .
Finally got my cousin to get a picture with me!
Brother showing off his skills in the ring.
Yummy kabobs! Clean eats even at grad parties .
Anyway, I’ve started feeling more settled in to my new city, which means I’ve finally started more of a routine. Since I’ve been traveling lately (Nashville and Seattle- my faves!) I figured I’d get back on track with the routine and get serious about training and eating clean- NO CHEATS. I still follow the Tone It Up plan and whenever I need to get back on track I do their 7 Day Slim Down. I’ll post at the end of the week with results . I’ve also enlisted the help of a new friend to help me stay accountable for workouts. We’ve been doing circuit workouts that kick my booty! Literally… I couldn’t walk for 3 days after. I’ll be sure to post some of our workouts for you to try. I know I always talk about healthy living, working out regularly, etc, but I realized that it’s not much help if I don’t stay accountable and put my words into actions. That is why I decided I’m going to start posting progress in all of my workouts and keeping track on a regular basis. I know you’ve all felt it, but when I don’t stay on my routine and sweat and eat clean regularly, I feel like poo. I don’t have as much energy, I don’t feel good about myself, and I’m no fun to be around (just ask the roomie). So this is my commitment to myself and to you… I will post weekly with results, let you know how half marathon training is going, and workout in the mornings at least 3 times per week. I woke the puppy up early today to get 30 minutes of morning cardio in today. My goal is to PR in my upcoming half so there will be some serious training happening. Also… can I tell you how much I love my new Nike FlyKnits?! Talk about motivation to workout!
Here’s a little workout for all of you to try today:
Warm-up: 1/2 mile jog (about 6.6 mph)
6- 400m sprints with 1 min. rest (9-11 mph)
2 rounds (as fast as you can):
50 air squats
40 push ups
30 kettlebell swings
20 pull ups
Follow with abs:
50 roll outs
3 supermans- hold each as long as possible
4 sets x 3 reps - this should be your max. weight.