In the last few years, I went from running five days a week for fun and killing my 5K in under 30 minutes time, to running out of excuses for why I haven’t worked out. However, I have been jumping rope almost every other day as a fun way to stay active and burn calories since my recent birthday. For every 10 minutes I jump rope, I have been able to burn about 100 calories. With that said, I decided to reboot my fitness journey with a daily freestyle jump rope challenge!Read More…
30 day fitness challenges…here I come!!
I am really embarrassed to admit that I ended up taking four months off from working out after going H.A.M. in the gym for four months straight and no more than 1-2 days off per week. The GREAT news is I’m flawless and “I WOKE UP LIKE THIS” anyway! Okay no…just kidding…well no not really because I have great genes (LOL). But the great news is really that I am getting back on my health and fitness game! 🙂Read More…
I do squats after almost EVERY Workout. You should too!
Here is a picture my cousin took of me today when I was about to start my workout on the elliptical at the gym today. I can’t believe my thighs look toned! Working out pays off!
Quit complaining about your weight and just do it like Nikia (not Nike haha)!
Today I had an awesome cardio and lower body workout! I felt so guilty for taking a day off and pigging out yesterday. My day off was because Monday’s 3 mile run/power walk had me in pain PLUS the previous day I did a high intensity cardio and full body circuit workout. BUT I think I made up for a little today. 🙂
-40 minute Elliptical Intensity Trainer workout from my Workout Trainer app
2 rounds of the following with weights and no rests in between…
-Ab Machine: 15 reps
-Seated Leg Extensions: 15 reps
-Dumbbell Side Bend (r): 20 reps
-Dumbbell Side Bend (l): 20 reps
-Dead lifts: 20 reps
-Russian Twists: 20 reps
-Lunges: 20 reps
-Standing Dumbbell Calf Raises: 20 reps
Finished it with…
-Basic Squats: 55
-Wall Squat/Sit: 45 seconds
I would have done a 3rd round, but I was at my small community gym and tricks killed my vibe taking long ass rests on machines. Killed my rotation! 🙁
See my before and after pic below. I sweated my ass off!
I’m still a beginner, but definitely getting it in!!
My favorite fitness app to use when I workout is the Jefit app. I happened to find it in the iPhone app store, and it is also available for Android in case you want to download it too.