I have been wanting to share my favorite workouts but I have been getting in the way of myself. Thoughts like I'm not a fitness guru, or a trainer, why would anyone listen to me? Anyways, being a random blogger, I feel like I share anything that I have learned or found to be a great workout over the years. Today, it's all about burning out your arms, whether it is at the end of a workout because you have more gas in the tank, waiting for dinner to finish cooking, or even adding another workout in your day!
I have 4 circuits below with 3 exercises in each. You will do 10 reps of each exercise 3x, then move onto the next circuit. The whole idea is to burn out your arms, so no breaks! You can use dumbells from 2-10lbs, if you can do more than 10lbs, WOW!
Wide Bicep Curl
Arm Raises to Shoulder Heigh
Circuit 3: Start in a Goal Post position, and ...
Drop hands to shoulder level
Overhead Chest Press
Circuit 4: Arms at a 90 degree angle in front of your face and...
Pulse Up and Down
Row In and Out
What helps keep you going? Pick a 6-minute song, that way you can finish when the song is over! Eventually, you will get bored of this routine, and because of that you can switch it up! This is my first workout video, please go easy on me.
See ya next Tuesday.
Hey Everyone! Dream or Vision Board, whichever you prefer, is the topic we are talking about today!
I used to spend hours making Dream Walls, that's right, a WALL! I would create a collage on one or two of my bedroom walls. Most of it was about fashion and horse, but as I grew up it turned into a place of motivation and inspiration. As I got older, and started co-habitating with my boyfriend now husband, I stopped making them.
I still had dreams and goal I thought about, but I didn't have it under my nose multiple times of day. The book She Means Business by Carrie Green, made me realize that I haven't dreamt nor inspired myself in a really long time. I know it sounds really weird, but moving to a new state and starting a job, your mind focuses on the now rather than the future until you start getting used to your new life.
I decided I was going to make a dream board for myself. I went on Amazon Prime and purchased a cork board, pins, and stock paper. From there I ran to Target to grab a few magazines and fun markers. Once I had all my supplies, I chose a night where I would be able to focus on me (AKA my hubs was traveling) and I didn't come home late from the gym, which is right after work.
I had a show in the background, and start cutting items out of the mags, I went through all of them and made sure I covered the most random pieces of inspiration: beach scene, drawings, fashion trends, model poses that were freeing, pics of places I have dreamt about (Paris), and so on. I also started writing out my favorite quotes, as many I could think of but often forget. After two hours, I had piles of materials to put on my board, but before I started pinning I would look at all my items and chose the ones that matter now. You start thinking about where you want to be the next year, what you want to do, what you want to accomplish, how you want to live your life, etc.
Once all the pinning is done, you look at your masterpiece, your dreams, and realize the constant reminder will continue to motivate and inspire you to be your very best. And if there are days you are not, you can reflect on how to get back on track.
This is a very therapeutic process I plan to do twice a year. I am a firm believer that there are shifts in our lives that will cause you to change your goals, which ultimately change your future. Twice a year is not a requirement, some do it annually and some every other year.
Enjoy the time you spend on you!
Here's another quick and easy recipe, jam-packed with nutrients! And it only requires 5 ingredients: Quinoa, Pesto, Asparagus, Spinach, Chicken. You can parmesan to make it 6 ingredients, but that is just a topping after cooking!
Prep time: 20 minutes
2 Bonless Skinless Chicken Breast
3 Cups of Cooked Qunioa
1 Bag (2-3 cups of) Fresh Baby Spinach
1 Cup of Chopped Asparagus
3 Tablespoons of Pesto
1. Cook Quinoa according to the package directions in a medium to large saucepan. One cup of uncooked quinoa boiled in 2 cups of water, should make 3 cups.
3. Bake 2 chicken breast at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until completely cooked. Let stand for a few minutes, then cube it into 1/2 inch chunks.
4. Once the quinoa is cooked, turn off the stove and add the pesto. When the pesto is mixed, then add the spinach and asparagus. Once the veggies are added, cover the saucepan until the chicken is done.
5. When the chicken is done, add it to quinoa mixture, stir, and cover for 4 minutes.
6. Serve up and sprinkle parmesan, if you want more flavor! Enjoy.
This is a recipe that I make once every other month because I can double it and make a large batch. A large batch will make about 6 meals, if not more!
See ya next Tuesday!
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