Thursday, June 29, 2017

Full Body Firecracker Workout

Photography by Jo Johnson
Happy [almost] 4th of July!  Every year we head to the lake to visit my cousin and her family sometime around the's our tradition and we look forward to it. This year is no different and I've been planning my snacks and sides for several days now that I'll be taking. I wish I could say it was healthy but if I'm being honest it's all junk food and I'm okay with that! It's a little thing I like to call balance. I'm all about a good food splurge when it comes to holidays but one thing I always try to stick to is getting a workout in. I know I won't be eating clean, healthy and whole foods but what I can control is burning some extra calories and get a good sweat session in. It's easy to make excuses to not workout over holidays because of time and especially because of travel. That's why I LOVE no equipment workouts you can literally do from anywhere. Scroll down for my full body firecracker workout. 


Full Body Firecracker Workout:

Circuit 1:
30 air squats
20 tricep dips
10 burps
x 3


Circuit 2:
30 mountain climbers (each leg)
20 donkey kicks (each leg)
15 fire hydrants (each leg)
x 3


Circuit 3:
30 russian twists (each side)
20 curtsey lunges (each side)
10 push ups


30 second plank (left side)
30 second - 1 minute plank (middle)
30 second plank (right side)
(Rest 30-45 seconds between each round of abs)

Tank via Riffraff │ Sunnies via Overstock │ Sports bra via Lululemon│Shorts via FLEO│Tennies via APL

Be Well,


PS, A BIG thanks to Jo Johnson for all the amazing photography. I was super excited to win a photoshoot from her. Go check her out HERE!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Doughbar Doughnuts + Dad's Day

Mark and I came across Doughbar Doughnuts and HAD to try them. They're a healthier option for a traditional doughnut and come in so many fun flavors. We ordered the variety of the month pack with flavors like s'mores, puppy chow, birthday cake and chocolate cheesecake. The first thing that grabbed my attention is that they're made from quality flour and are baked as opposed to fried...and the best part of all is the yummy toppings! I would definitely give these a try if you love sweets and want a guilt free sweet treat option or if you count your macros. The doughnuts come packed in cute little boxes and are individually wrapped which is nice so you're not tempted to scarf them all down in one sitting. 😜

The icing and toppings came in perfectly measured little tubs. We microwaved the individual icings and then promptly put on the toppings so they stick to the doughnut.

Each box of doughnuts comes with a sheet that breaks down the fat, protein, carb and sugar count so you know exactly what you're putting into your body. 

We put our best decorating skills to practice and got artsy with our doughnuts....or maybe lack of skills. Ha!

And I feel like I would be doing a disservice to y'all if I didn't share our "sad" doughnuts....I think I actually got some toppings mixed up because this isn't what the picture on the website looked like but we got a good laugh and the doughnuts were still tasty.

Frank got in on the action and may have got a bite or two and gobbled it up. I also have to give a shoutout to Mark for being a willing participant to support me in my blogging adventures. And a very Happy Father's Day to everyone out there... the human kind and the fur baby kind. We love you all!

Be Well,


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Happy 2 year "FIT-aversary" to me!

About two and a half years ago I was at a crossfit competition with Mark playing the role of "team mom" as everyone so lovingly calls me. I was in the hotel room getting ready for  the day and I caught the reflection between two mirrors of my backside and thought to myself "that doesn't look like my booty!" I had not been working out regularly and had been eating "healthy" through the week and eating like a NFL linebacker on the weekends. #treatyoself 😜 At that moment, I realized it was time to get back to the gym and make better food choices. So, I went to the gym and did the 30 minutes on the treadmill and intimidated by the weight room thing... this went on for about 6 months. I lost a little weight but overall nothing had changed. I then decided if I was going to spend time in a gym that I wanted to be able to see and feel a difference. In 8 weeks, with the help of a trainer, I had completely changed my diet and gained so much knowledge on lifting weights. Then, after having a trainer, I turned myself loose and put everything I had learned to practice. Some days were easy but a lot of day were really freaking hard. I learned to enjoy the suck and challenge myself. What got easier is when everything became a habit. Once eating healthy and going to workout became part of my regular routine it wasn't something I had to think about as a chore or that I HAD to do it. It really feels good to be at a place where I feel like I've accomplished something and even more rewarding to be able to share my experience with y'all.  Some things I've learned in  the 2 years to being dedicated to becoming a healthier version of myself:

👊Be consistent..with your workouts and your diet. In two years my body has completely changed but it's taken TWO years. BE PATIENT.
👊When you achieve one goal whether it be a certain amount of pounds lost, a skill in the gym or maybe it's the appearance of abs you will always find something else to improve on. I constantly hit a goal and find something else I want to get better at.
👊 Cute workout clothes in fact make you workout harder.
👊Go to the gym even on the days you don't feel like going. My rule of thumb is to  jump on the treadmill for 15 minutes...after 15 if you feel like going home then leave but I promise once you get going you will be ready to start your workout.
👊Don't let fear stop you from doing the damn thannnggggg! 

Photography by L.Taylor Photography 

tank via Lululemon
sports bra via Lululemon
shorts via FLEO (shorts in photo are sold out but I've linked one of my favorite prints from their brand new collection.) 

Be Well,


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