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}

5 Quick Workouts For a Busy Week

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When I know a week is going to be busy it helps me stay on track when I choose shorter, more intense workouts that I can get done quickly but that still get the job done! This week is going to be one of those busy weeks. It kicks off today with our wedding anniversary (7 years!) and wraps up with a busy Sunday of rounding up all the kids and getting ready for a new week. 5 quick workouts I {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}

Les Mills On Demand: Bodypump #95

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It’s workout Wednesday! I’m a bit late with posting today because I have some serious allergies or a cold or something going on. I’ve been up since 4am just feeling super congested, sneezy, cloudy and runny nose all at the same time. When I talk today I’m not really making any sense but hopefully the words will come out right in this post. Fun stuff! I mentioned in my June goals post that I’d be doing Les Mills On Demand {Read More}

The Most Underrated Beachbody Home Workout Program Is…

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If you aren’t familiar with Beachbody, where have you been hiding?? Kidding. But you have seen some of their infomercials on different workout programs, right? Beachbody has a huge library of home workout programs that are fun, affordable and effective. If you don’t have a gym membership or weights in your home, Beachbody can whip you into shape with any of their workouts from your own living room. I have completed several of their programs (here are my favorites) and I keep going {Read More}

You Can’t Run and Stay Mad [+ A Treadmill Workout]

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Today didn’t start off very well at all. I attempted sleep last night without a sleep aid and that was a terrible mistake. I got about 3 minutes of sleep. When you’re already having a hard time, lack of sleep doesn’t help! I was really emotional and just felt fragile from the time I woke up until I saw my husband’s face after he walked in the door from work. When I’m weak, he gives me strength just by looking {Read More}

30 Day ChaLean Extreme + TurboFire HIIT Hybrid

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Today I’m takin’ it wayyyyy back. One of the many home fitness programs I’ve completed since I started doing them in 2012 is ChaLean Extreme. It was the second program I completed which was just after Les Mills Pump (which has unfortunately been retired and discontinued). I have the TurboFire program but I’ve never attempted the full program because that would require coordination and well, I have none. BUT, I do really love the TurboFire HIIT workouts. They’re challenging, effective and short {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}