Posts tagged with "strength training"

Strategies for Reaching Your Fitness and Healthy Living Goals

Posted August 19, 2015 in goals, fitness, workout and 7 more


Fall is almost here, which means it's time to set some goals! I absolutely love the new year, my birthday and new seasons. They're all perfect times to set new goals and reevaluate current goals. I'm all about the goals!

This fall, I am setting some fitness goals. But before I tell you my goals, I want to share my goal setting strategy!

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Getting my Holiday Sweat on

Posted November 9, 2015 in Holiday Sweat, workout, fitness and 8 more


*I'm a Sweat Pink Ambassador. I'm participating in the Holiday Sweat Challenge on my own. This isn't a sponsored post.

Life can get absolutely crazy this time of year. Holiday parties, traveling, Christmas shopping, decorating and spending time with loved ones, while all absolutely wonderful, can cause us to throw in the towel on working out and eating healthy.

My goal during the holidays is always to maintain my weight. I don't want to go into the new year with an extra five or 10 pounds to shed. Ugh!

So I'm actually stepping up my workout game this holiday season (because I'll inevitably be eating a bit more than usual). I joined the Holiday Sweat Challenge with Sweat Pink and Run to the Finish. It's from Nov. 8 (today!) to Jan. 2.

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Week of Workouts {Nov. 9-15, 2015}

Posted November 16, 2015 in workout, fitness, healthy living and 8 more

Happy Sunday! I hope you've had a relaxing and rejuvinating weekend.

I'm bringing back my Week of Workouts posts! I'll be sharing my workouts from the past week each Sunday. I took a long break from this series because my workouts were starting to look the same every week. But I'm changing things up as part of the Holiday Sweat Challenge.

My goal for the week was to get in 420 minutes of exercise and do yoga every day. Yoga every day didn't happen, but I'm going to try again this coming week! I was also a bit short on my workout minutes...I got in 315 minutes of exercise. I need to get better at working out on the weekends.

My biggest accomplishment this week was going for a run! I took a long break from running after the Yellowstone Half-Marathon. That race really shattered my self-confidence, and I just haven't felt like running. But I decided to try a 3-miler on the treadmill and see how I felt. I took it slow, and ran without stopping to walk. It actually felt good!

Here are the rest of my workouts this week...

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Week of Workouts {Nov. 16-22, 2015}

Posted November 23, 2015 in Pilates, strength training, hiking and 8 more

Happy Monday!

I'm late posting my workouts from last week because I took the weekend off from the computer, phone, social media, blogging, etc. and spent the weekend hanging out with friends in a cabin at a state park. It was a wonderful weekend, and a much needed break! I'll share more soon!

My goal for the week was to get in 420 minutes of exercise, do yoga or Pilates 4-5 times and go running at least once.

Thanks to two days of hiking, I got in 595 minutes of exercise for the week! I made it to two Pilates classes, but didn't make time for yoga or running.

And I, apparently, didn't take any sweaty selfies last week! I was off my game. I'll get back on it this week ; )

My goal for this week, is to get in 450 minutes of exercise, get back to yoga (3 times at least!) and go running at least once.

Here are the rest of my workouts from the week...

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Week of Workouts {Dec. 7-13, 2015}

Posted December 14, 2015 in workout, fitness, fitness instructor and 6 more

Happy Monday!

Today I'm sharing my workouts from last week. I'm teaching a lot of fitness classes right now because a bunch of instructors are taking time off for the holidays. So I'm trying to find a balance between teaching and doing my own workouts. 

The Holiday Sweat Challenge hosted by Sweat Pink and Run to the Finish is still going strong. I haven't been great at logging my workout minutes online. But I've still been working at reaching my activity minute goal each week. Last week, I got in 390 minutes of activity. My goal has been to hit 450 minutes, so I'll keep working towards that!

I've also been slacking on participating in their Instagram challenges each week. I'm going to hop back on this week though! This week's theme is "Nourish Yourself," and I'm all about that! You can follow me here.

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Legs + Glutes Bodyweight Workout

Posted June 2, 2016 in workout, at-home workouts, Legs + Glutes Bodyweight Workout and 4 more

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This workout is simple, but will have your legs shaking by last the round!

It's been so long since I created a new workout for you! Mostly because I haven't been teaching that many fitness classes lately, and I usually find inspiration for workouts when I'm teaching a lot of toning classes or boot camp style classes.

I cut back on teaching in February when I started training for the Lincoln Half-Marathon. I've only been teaching two classes a week since then - cycling and water aerobics. 

But I've been subbing toning classes lately and I'm getting ready to start my outdoor boot camp again, so I'm feeling inspired to create and share workouts!

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