When you’re feeling a little down, get organized!

The past few weeks have been a bit lifeless. I feel like all I do is work, football, eat, sleep, and repeat over and over and over again. I’ve been feeling a bit unorganized and unmotivated. I want to get my YouTube channel out there a bit more. I want to get back on my fitness routine and lose 12lbs. I really really really want to get back on my home cooking schedule as well. Life has just been rough! In the midst of my unorganized mess of a life a friend reached out asking if I wanted to join her fashion blog. Man did that light a fire under my butt! All of the wheels in my head are turning and I have so many things I want to add to my list. My only issue is following through! Now….how to do that….

BULLET JOURNAL TIME!

So Haley, my friend who runs https://www.freebirdfashion.org/ , has been raving about bullet journals. I had to do some research, like a lot a research, but ultimately came to the conclusion that THEY ARE AMAZING! They are a good amount of work, but so much fun! As far as arts and crafts go my favorite colors are black and white and drawing is not my strong suit, so I am excited to challenge myself. Shoutout to Haley for helping me get my life together!

She sent me this link from a blogger who tells us allllllll about them! http://www.bohoberry.com/bullet-journal/

To conclude this post I will point out it is Sunday night and tomorrow is the day. I think I have said that every Sunday for the past few weeks, but this time I mean it! I am so excited to begin this busy schedule of mine!

XOXO, Have a great week!

(image from marieclaire.co.uk)

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The day I died…I mean Leg Day!

I’m sitting on my living room floor trying not to get my sweatiness all over my furniture. I decided to switch up my normal leg day routine since my goals are a bit different now. At first I was trying to build massive amounts of muscle in my legs, but now I want to just lean and tone them down…well thats the goal at least. I decided to do a mixture of muscle building and high rep exercises today. I was practically dying on the stair master for 10 minutes, but I MADE IT! Can we all agree that no matter how many times you’ve done the stair master it kicks your butt? Maybe it’s just me… Make sure you get all your reps in and as always, use proper form!

xoxo

Warmup:

Squat with bar only focusing on your form!

Squat – 135lbs x 10reps x 3sets

Smith Lunges – 50lbs x 10reps x 2sets (each leg)

60lbs x 10reps x 1set

Leg Press + Quad Pulses – 180lbs x 15reps x 3sets (LP)

180lbs x 20reps x 2sets w/burnout set of 40reps (SP)

Hamstring Curls Р65lbs x 15reps x 3sets

Donkey Kicks on Hamstring Curl Machine – 35lbs x 10reps x 3sets (each leg)

Elevated Abduction – 80lbs x 12reps x 1set

85lbs x 12reps x 2sets

5min on Bike w/moderate resistance

15min on Stair Master w/moderate speed

A Simple Back and Shoulder Day THAT BURNS!

Hello Hello Hello.

My shoulders are currently burning as I type this up for you all, but this was the workout I completed today. I have been pairing shoulders and back because my upper body routine I LOVE from Nikki Blackletter does not include many back workouts, and you can never do enough shoulder workouts right? I won’t include my weights here only because yours will most likely be different. I will say though make sure you choose a weight that you can get all of your reps in with. Also, do NOT be afraid to google some of the workouts. I do it all the time. Don’t forget to focus on form because without proper form it can be kind of pointless and you risk hurting yourself. Let me know how this routine works for all of you!

Warmup:

Superset

Cable Tricep Pulldown 20reps

Dumbbell Hammer Curls 20reps

Dumbbell Lateral Raises 15reps

Back:

Pullups on Machine 10rep x 2sets / 5-8rep x 1set

Seated Row 10rep x 2 / 6-8rep x 1

Superset Lat Pulldown + Bent Barbell Row 10reps each x 3sets

Single Arm Row 15reps x 3sets Each Arm

Shoulders:

Superset Rear Delt Raise + Front Cable Raise 10reps x 3sets (Rear delt raises do one arm at a time)

Lateral Raises 15rep x 3sets

Barbell Shoulder Press Behind Head 15reps x 3sets