Halloween Pumpkin Workout + Motivation Monday

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Happy Halloween! It’s time to get ready for a new week! Super stinky that Halloween is on a Monday this year. That shouldn’t be allowed. I’m definitely more excited about watching the Vikes tonight on Monday Night Football! I’m also excited to be starting a new workout routine this week. More on that a little bit later. First, I’d like to share a couple of things I saw over the weekend that I think you might appreciate. The first is {Read More}

My Workout Routine for Flexibility and Fat Loss

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Flexibility and fat loss are two areas I’m really wanting to focus on right now. Lexapro has been amazing for my mind but when it comes to my body..not so much. You can read about my connection between Lexapro and weight gain here. It’s the only ongoing unpleasant side effect that I’ve experienced on this medication but it’s killer. My ultimate goal is to just be able to fit into my normal clothes again. Some of them have been feeling pretty {Read More}

Charlie Mike Workout Update

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A couple weeks ago I finally started the Charlie Mike workout program so I wanted to give a little update on my progress with it. *I don’t take before/after photos or measurements anymore because I tend to over-analyze and focus on the numbers and my trouble spots. My fitness journey is a journey. I’m not always going to be the “after”. There is no after until my journey ends.  This workout is tough but I’m finding it to be one {Read More}

Charlie Mike Workout Day 1

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One of my August goals was to complete the first four weeks of the Charlie Mike workout (created by trainer Ashley Horner). Well, I know I won’t get the first four weeks done because I just started yesterday… but, I finally started! And I’m a pretty big fan so far. I won’t bore you with the details of every single workout all the time but here’s what day 1 looked like: First up: Max bench press – 85#. I haven’t {Read More}

Country Heat Beachbody Workout by Autumn Calabrese

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When I first heard that a program called Country Heat was coming to Beachbody, I wasn’t super thrilled. Kinda more of the opposite. I like some country music but I just wasn’t sure about what to think of a line dancing workout. When I heard that Autumn Calabrese was the trainer for the program, I put a little more trust into it because clearly that lady knows what she’s doing! If you know anything about 21 Day Fix or 21 {Read More}

Bodypump #89: 55 Minute Full Body Workout

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For the past few weeks I’ve been on a Les Mills On Demand journey. Okay, mostly Bodypump and I’m loving it! I tend to stick to the Bodypump workouts because they’re my absolute favorite. The most recent one I tried was Bodypump #89. Whoa. Baby. One of the reasons I love Bodypump so much is because you get a nice full body workout all at once. I like my workout splits sometimes too but it’s nice to just get the full {Read More}

Les Mills On Demand: Grit Cardio #08 Starter

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Good morning, good morning, good morning! Happy two-more-days-till-Friday day! Last week I posted a workout review on the Bodypump #95 workout from Les Mills On Demand and I got a pretty nice response. That tells me there are people out there interested in these workouts! For this reason I definitely wanted to share the super ultra challenging workout I did yesterday. It was a Grit workout. Whomever decided on the name Grit is genius because wow. I learned I don’t have much, {Read More}

What is Your Soulmate Workout?

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Have you ever noticed that there’s one particular workout that you always come back to? Or maybe it makes more sense if I ask if you have a soulmate workout? I tend to stick to home workout programs with the occasional extra strength training and/or cardio session but whenever I complete a program I tend to feel lost. Once those 30 or 60 days are over, I just feel so much freedom. I think it’s because I’ve been so structured throughout the {Read More}

New Workout + Fun Planner News

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Summer is officially here! Our kids’ summer vacation is now underway and craziness has commenced! This summer is going to be busy to say the least. I’m working part-time in my previous position as a fill-in office manager and now I also get to work with one of my little sisters. :D I plan on working 3 days a week and then staying home with my kids the other two days to do fun stuff together. I actually miss In my {Read More}

My Top 9 Favorite Home Workouts of All Time

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Working out in a gym wasn’t an option for me when I got started. My fitness journey started at age 25. I was diagnosed with depression at age 15 and struggled with that along with body image dysmorphia and anxiety during my teens and 20’s. Basically, I was never a “fit girl” nor did I live healthy on purpose. With the birth of my second biological son at age 25 I became a mother of FOUR in a blended family. Shortly after I decided {Read More}