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Quitting the Gym: 7 Home Workouts

So, I’m trying to quit the gym. I have a pretty good setup at home for working out – elliptical, bench, lots of hand weights, kettlebells (ok, so only my … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Day in the Life of Clean Eating + a Back/Hamstring/Shoulder/Abs Workout

If only I could eat like this every single day. Here’s my version of a full day of clean eating. I’m sure I could add more green veggies, reduce the … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Light Workout (while under the weather) With New Equipment

Even though I’m still feeling under the weather today, I wanted to try out some new “toys” I got in the mail before I left for Thanksgiving vacation. ┬áThese were … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Recommitting to the Plan After Multiple Setbacks

What happens when your child gets sick, you get sick, you still have to go out of town (two full days of travel), and Thanksgiving hits? Well, you may not … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

Working Out to Exhaustion: My Med of Choice

I guess I’ve never really lifted weights to exhaustion, or muscle failure. I have done it twice now since I started training for my new career. And I can’t believe … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

End of Week 1: Getting Specific with Fitness and Health Goals

As I’m reading Chapter 19 in my NASM CPT 4 textbook, Lifestyle Modification and Behavioral Coaching, I am realizing that I really need to get specific about my own health, … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day 5 – best breakfast muffins, interval cardio, and more studying

The best muffins ever! I call these Mama’s Muffins – a base of oat bran and oats, with shredded carrots, shredded granny smith apples, honey, applesauce, vanilla, cinnamon, and raisins. … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Back, Lats, and Biceps – the Wednesday workout

Had to do my strength training at home today, so I chose these exercises that can be done with dumbbells or nothing at all. I’m finding that I need 45 … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Getting Organized – Studying for the NASM CPT 4 Exam

As a former teacher, professor, and all around office supply nut, I love organizing! The first thing I’ve done to study for the NASM CPT 4 exam is to get … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day 3 – 1st day of 20-min aerobic interval training

So, woke up a little bit before 5, grabbed a shot of espresso and a can of La Croix, and headed to my elliptical. According to the guide I’m following … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Day 2 – first weights day

Started the day right with a morning strength training session. Did 2 exercises for each muscle group (chest, shoulders, and triceps), and then I threw in some abs at the … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day 1 – on my way to becoming a personal trainer

See my starting stats here. Day 1 just happens to be a Sunday, so it’s actually a rest day. I’ll highlight my food choices for today, along with any exercise … Continue reading

November 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Idea

I’m 37, a stay-at-home mom, and not happy with my food or fitness level. I had the crazy idea this past week to become a personal trainer. I’ve got the … Continue reading

November 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

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