Work it out

Hey Megan! So I told you I would tell you all my workouts because I am a good friend like that. Also I have an infinite amount of time now to focus on working out, and you don’t, so it’s the right thing for me to do. Now my workout days go like this (this works for me maybe you should switch up to do whatever works for you idkkk) anyway: Legs, arms, cardio, legs, arms, cardio (6 sections for the 6 days of the week I try to work out)

Leg workout (put together by my dearest Drew)

Ok so basically every day I do a form of sprints, and this is them: Crank the treadmill up to a 5 incline, turn it up to as fast as you can and sprint for 20 seconds, rest for 40 seconds. Repeat a minimum of ten times, and each week increase to no more then 15. (slow and steady, it took me a long time to power through these) You will be sweating by the end man!

Hamstring curls 3 sets of 8 reps

Squats with weight 3 sets of 10 reps

Lunges with weight 3 sets of 15 reps per leg

Finish with: one minute straight of squats, then two minutes straight of lunges, then one minute straight of squats

Just remember to push push push!

Arm workout (pulled from a blog I read)

First the cardio listed above

Then I do the arms workout listed here http://www.mamalaughlin.com/2014/01/push-day-workout.html

She already listed it all out with nice pictures and stuff. It’s not too complicated, and allows you to keep upping weight. I do my pushups on my knees, hoping to do regulars soon. I also do 15 tricep dips each set instead of 10, and 15 pushups each set instead of 10 (per Drew’s recommendation)

Cardio Day

This basically just consists off running as long as I can on the treadmill, maybe throwing in some sprints. I’ve been really throwing in some hills or upping speed to help fight boredom. Also I try to do some planks or something when I am done to help with core strength. I usually go between 40 and 45 minutes, hoping to take that up for me personally because I have my half marathon in May. But you’re such a speed demon so I am sure this cardio won’t be hard for you!!!

And those are my workouts!! They keep me going, the importance of strength training for women’s bodies is really overlooked, but it really has been changing the way my body looks I am super pleased 🙂

Talk to you soon!

 

 

So what am I taking..

So basically I had a big revelation with all this prep for the wedding. I need to establish healthy habits, like exercising and lifting, and a relatively healthy diet, and not so much worry about the weight. Now obviously I still want to lose weight. But before, I was talking about losing like 30 pounds in three months, when now I think I will probably only have to lose about 20 (with under ten more to go :)) I won’t lie, Drew was a big part of that decision, because he just says weight is just a number, I am proud of you for making great changes, so it makes me happy and a little more relieved. I also really notice the way you’re body can change not by dropping weight necessarily, but by lifting and working hard (not just our beloved running). Anywaysssss my diet kinda goes like this; (new since like last week when Drew thought I should up my calories, I was shooting for 900 everyday before) so now I shoot for 3 days a week 900 calories, 3 days a week 1200 calories, and one day with kinda whatever calories. Now I still try to keep like 80-90% healthy foods even on the whatever calorie day (and by whatever I don’t mean like 6,000 either lol). Very little breads and carbs really, trying to get more veggies in, a lot of lean protein.

Now for the Advocare products I just started taking!
So I told you I did the herbal cleanse (which is not really a cleanse, just some pills and drinks and stuff and staying away from carbs sugar and dairy aka close to what I do anyway) and was really happy with the results, so I got more Advocare stuff because I read good reviews and really why not. So I am taking:
MNS-3- it’s like a daily pack of 4 sets of vitamins and junk, idk something about filling in gaps with your diet (nutrition) and craving suppressors. I basically take them as being super good well balanced vitamins.
Thermoplus_ I firmly believe this helps with the craving and the fullness! It’s supposed to be something to boost the metabolism as well. I truly really like this guy.
Catalyst- This is like amino acids basically protein that is supposed to support lean muscle and get rid of fat, great for workout support (once again supposedly) a lot of people who use advocare really swear by this and thermoplus
02 Gold- This stuff is not from their “trim” line but from their “performance elite” line, which is supposed to help you in the gym. You take two pills an hour before the gym, and it helps with oxygen absorption and muscle recovery.
Spark- This is advocare’s energy drink, basically gives you energy without the shakes and jitters, I like this a lot.

Now yesterday before the gym I took O2 Gold, Catalyst, and a Spark (at the times recommended) and had an amazing workout! I was definitely able to push harder, but I didn’t feel like shaky and crazy like this other diet pilled I tried once with Anna. Very controlled. And I had a great tough workout, without that much soreness today!

This is for you Megan :)

So I haven’t figured out how to make this private yet, so I am assuming you are the only one who can see this 🙂 I started some new advocare products today! I did the 10 day herbal cleanse and lost 4 pounds so I am kinda hooked. I have lost ten pounds since I started, basically only like 10 more to go to be wedding ready! I have been going to the gym six days a week, Drew made a workout plan for me that I love doing. I also have the Pittsburgh Half Marathon in May and the Cleveland Rock and Roll Half Marathon in October that I am doing so I am still trying to treadmill run even though that is awful. But still hustlin’. So today for breakfast: oatmeal that I make in the microwave with oats, egg whites, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, some truvia, almond butter and chia seeds. I was super full, until I sent out more save the dates then I ate a Kashi bar. Now its like supplement time then off to the gym! I will let you know what I eat and my gym workouts if you want, so whenever you have time we can both get boss fit together #wedding #purpledress I MISS YOU SO MUCH!