When Box Jumps Go Bad

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Do you have a fitness fear? I do. And it has to do with box jumps. I remember being pretty nervous to attempt my first ever box jump. It took me several tries to get the confidence to jump. It didn’t seem possible that I could jump 18″ high. And when I did, boom! Made it just fine. When it comes to workouts.. I lift, do circuits or cardio or something and everything usually goes pretty well. That was.. up {Read More}

Christmas Abbott’s Badass Body Challenge: 3 Weeks In

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For the last 3 weeks I’ve been clinging to Christmas Abbott’s Badass Body Challenge for my home workouts. I haven’t missed a single day and I’ve been working out 5 days a week. This is the best streak I’ve been on in a couple years now. Praise. the. Lord. I’m loving this program so far and I’m definitely noticing changes already so I wanted to share my experience so far. I’m a paid member of this program (worth every penny!) {Read More}

Cardio is Winning + Treadmill HIIT Workout Ideas

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Hey! Happy June 27th! It’s been feeling like fall in Minnesota for the past few days so I’m hopeful that July will bring back the summer feels! We only have so much summer here… be kind to us please. So I’ve always loved lifting. The name of my blog might give that away. Cardio has never been my strong suit, until recently. All I’ve been doing are treadmill HIIT workouts for the last 3 weeks or so and I’m loving it. {Read More}

Eating and Lifting Update… and Happy June!

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Happy June! I’m hopeful this month will be less chaotic than last month. There has been so much going on lately and my anxiety has been in complete overdrive! Looking forward to calmer times. Things are a little better since my last update so looks like things are headed in the right direction. I wanted to update the blog with a couple things I’ve been playing around with when it comes to eating. For several years I followed the whole {Read More}

5 Sneaky Ways Heavy Lifting Has Made Me a Better Mom

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I discovered lifting when I was 25 years old and man I wish I had discovered it sooner. Lifting has absolutely changed my life which is why this blog was born in the first place. Heavy lifting is my favorite form of exercise and I figured I’d highlight the reasons why in a blog post. If you haven’t tried lifting heavy yet, I really encourage you to give it a shot! 5 Ways Heavy Lifting Has Made Me a Better {Read More}

6 Things to Remember When You Start a New Workout

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Whether you’re starting a new workout for the first time in a while or you’re starting a workout you haven’t done before, there are a few key things to think about. I know for me personally whenever I start something new I’m always frustrated with myself – especially during the first week. I feel so weak and so “newbie-ish” that I wonder if I should stop. It probably sounds stupid but I swear it happens every. single. time. Starting is pretty simple, {Read More}

How to Have Time and Motivation for Regular Workouts As a Mom

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Having time and motivation for regular workouts can be challenging for anyone – especially those with children. I haven’t always been into fitness but ever since I started my journey and started being open about it on this blog, I’ve had a lot of people ask me how I do it. The top two questions I get asked are: How do you have time? How do you stay motivated?   A little back story… My interest in lifting weights happened after I met my {Read More}

3 Ways to Prevent a February Fitness Slump

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January marks the beginning of a new year and we have renewed hope and motivation to improve ourselves. For real this time. So we set awesome goals for ourselves, make a new vision board and start the new year off strong. And then February comes. The year doesn’t feel as new or as fresh and a lot of people tend to fall back on hope and motivation. Before you know it, you’ve begun to slide back into your old habits. It’s comfortable there. {Read More}

Calories Burned in Hammer & Chisel Workouts [w/Fitbit]

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Curious to know how many calories burned in Hammer and Chisel workouts?  Hammer and Chisel is my latest home workout challenge. I started it right at the end of 2016 and I’ve been following it since. I’m enjoying the challenge and after a few weeks of workouts completed I can definitely notice some changes in the way my clothes are fitting. Yessssss! One of the things I find interesting is knowing how many calories each workout burns. I look this up before {Read More}

6 Tips to Help Make Fitness A Priority All Year Long

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Fitness and nutrition are a dynamic duo when it comes to being healthy and achieving fitness goals like weight loss or muscle strength. I recently shared a few tips for controlling your eating throughout the year which you can read here. Today I’m sharing a few tips to help you make fitness a priority.   6 Tips to Help Make Fitness A Priority All Year Long Understand your body is created to move. The more you sit, the easier it is to keep sitting. {Read More}