At Home Dumbbell Workouts

At Home Dumbbell Workouts

At Home Dumbbell Workouts

At Home Dumbbell Workouts

Happy Sunday! Are you ready for some new at home dumbbell workouts to try this week? I hope you are ready. Lets challenge ourselves this week . Ask yourself this question before you begin , Am I using heavy enough weights to challenge myself??? If you don’t answer YES right away then its time to up your weights! Even if it’s just for one set each round. Try it out and let me know how it goes.

At Home Dumbbell Workouts

 

HIIT Monday:

45:15

  • Lunge- squat – lunge
  • burped with push up
  • skaters
  • star jumps
  • mt climbers

x3 ( make it longer by adding 1-2 more rounds! )

Booty Day

  • sumo squats
  • deadlift
  • lunge left then right
  • glute bridge
  • single let glute bridge left then right

12×3

Chest & Shoulders

Add weight each round . Ex: I started with 10 pound dumbbells for round one, round two used 12 and round 3 used 15

  • chest press
  • flys
  • lat pull down
  • arnold press

15x 3

one-two set of 10-15

  • y raises
  • t-plank push ups
  • max effort plank hold

Total Body Thursday

  • thruster
  • single leg deadlift hold + row , each leg
  • lat raise
  • glute bridge hold + chest press
  • dips

12×3

HIIT Bonus:

 

How To Get A Perky Chest

How To Get A Perky Chest

How To Get A Perky Chest

How To Get A Perky Chest

The number one question I get from new moms is how do I get my perky chest back after having kids ?! Between pregnancy and nursing are chest goes through a major transformation and many off us are left with “flat saggy ” boobs! But there is good news! We can train our chest muscles and bring some life back in them.

How To Get A Perky Chest

2-3 times a week add in 3-5 of these moves to your workout or carve out one day a week specially for a chest workout

10 Moves:

  • Chest press- amp it up by doing these on a stability ball
  • Pull overs
  • Arnold Press
  • Uneven push ups
  • T- plank – make it harder by adding in a push up
  • Flys- on a ball or with a band
  • Lat pull down – works your back and helps with posture
  • Pull over half moon
  • Y raises
  • Plank raise

How To Get A Perky Chest

 

Sample workout:

5-10 min warm up

  • 12 dumbbell T- plank
  • 15 Flys
  • 15 band or machine pull down

x2-3

  • 12 half moon
  • 15 chest press
  • 15 pull over

x2-3

  • 10 push ups

x2-3

 

 

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Easy Family Snacks

Easy Family Snacks

Easy Family Snacks

 

Meal prepping for you and your family can be tough, especially during the summer when we are always on the go. These easy family snacks are perfect to prep and even easier to grab when you are on the go

When I grab my snacks to go I always try and grab a protein , carb and fat! Don’t just eat your fruit bags without a protein or fat, you will be hungry!

Easy Family Snacks:

Fridge snacks:

  • Portioned out fruit- today I made raspberry, grapes &  blueberries bags
  • Veggie bags – My go to bags are carrots and peppers with guac or hummus
  • String cheese
  • Yogurt – I buy plain and add my own fruit to cut down on sugar
  • I also keeps lots of fresh fruit to grab on the go
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Frozen berry bites 
  • Ready to make smoothie bags . Add fruit and spinach to bags- dump in blender when ready

Snack draw:

  • Fruit snacks
  • Pirate boot
  • Portioned out pretzels bags with peanut butter 
  • Rasins
  • Portioned out granola bags. I like to buy a simple granola mixes and add in some dried fruit and chocolate chips
  • Portioned out popcorn
  • Energy balls   

Easy Family Snacks

30 Minute Home Workouts

30 Minute Home Workouts

30 Minute Home Workouts

30 Minute Home Workouts

Are you ready for some new 30 Minute Home Workouts to try this week? Who has time for long workouts?? Not me! Especially in the summer. I am loving my quick but effective workouts. I started doing some tone it up workouts this week and below I have shared what ones I have been doing with my modifications.  These workouts are perfect for busy moms, first & second trimester and post baby.

30 Minute Home Workouts

Total Body Monday:

  • 15 thrusters
  • 30 figure 8 lunge pass throughs
  • 30 single arm kettlebell swings ( alternating each swing )
  • 15 single leg glute bridge – each leg
  • 15 fast step ups

x3

Upper Body Blast:

  • 15 row + kick back
  • 15 curls
  • 30 dumbbell punches
  • 15 plank jax
  • 10 burpee row

x3

Tri set: no rest:

  • 10 db flys
  • 10 db chest press
  • 10 push ups

x2

Bonus: 100 squat hops

Legs & Booty 

  • 15 curtsy pule lunge each leg
  • 20 goblet squat
  • 15 deadlift
  • 60 second band squat walk

x4

HIIT Thursday:

45:15

  • squat jack
  • high knees
  • jumping split lunge
  • burped box jump
  • mt climb

x3

 

 

 

Postpartum Green Smoothie

Postpartum Green Smoothie

Postpartum Green Smoothie

Postpartum Green Smoothie

How we fuel our bodies after having a baby is just as important as when we were pregnant. My go to postpartum green smoothie is the perfect pick me up to help you the nutrients you need. This green smoothie is also great when pregnant or anytime after your baby is born!  It’s so important to pack in the nutrients and stay hydrated, especially if you are nursing & working out.

Postpartum Green Smoothie

You don’t need a juicer for this recipe, just a high-powered blender. I like to start by adding the water and greens alone and blending those until they are mixed will. Next I add the rest of the ingredients.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1  coconut water cup water – loaded with vitamins and is an immune booster
  • 1/2 water
  • 1 cups kale or spinach – loaded with nutrients
  • 1/2 avocado – helps with inflammation
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple – helps with healing and has lots of vitamin C
  • 1 banana – heart healthy & loaded with B6, B2 , C
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds- protein, calcium, fiber, energy booster , SUPERFOOD!

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Start A Healthy Pregnancy Routine

Start A Healthy Pregnancy Routine

Start A Healthy Pregnancy Routine

Start A Healthy Pregnancy Routine

Having a healthy pregnancy routine is a must if you want to have a joyful pregnancy and birth. A healthy routine includes more than just eating right and exercising daily ! Below I will share my healthy habits, steps on how you can add them into your life and lastly how to commit to your new habits for life .

Start A Healthy Pregnancy Routine

First we need to pick some healthy habits to add to your routine. There are lots of things you can  try , you will need to find what works for you. These habits are what work for me.

Habits:

Starting your day with a positive mindset and a short meditation is an awesome way to relieve stress and we all want a stress free pregnancy. You can meditate throughout your day too if you are feeling tense . Start by taking 5 minutes every morning for you. Read some positive quotes, check out your vision board, list some things you are grateful for, do some light stretching  or visualize your perfect day.

We all know how import exercise is for our growing bodies. This doesn’t mean you have to spend hours in a gym. There are plenty of non gym activities you can start adding to your routine. Try going out for a morning or post dinner walk to start.

Meal planing is just as important as exercise. We want to fuel our bodies and growing baby properly. Check out these superfoods you can add to your diet. Taking some time once a week to meal plan and prep some easy recipes/snacks will help make your life so much easier.

It’s also important you listen to your body everyday and take some time for you.  Relax with a big glass of water and a book. Even if it’s just enough time to read one chapter . You time is important when it comes to a healthy pregnancy.

Action: 

Next its time to take action with those healthy habits from above. Start slow if you need too. Maybe each week add a new habit. I think stating your day with a morning routine is the most important but feel free to do things differently than me. Each day you can build on your habits. Maybe days 1-3 you walk for 10 minutes , then by day four you jump to 15 minutes. It takes time to build a routine so don’t give up when things get tough!

Make a planner so you can mark off things that you have completed. Write the different habits with different colors on a calendar and check off each day that you complete your new healthy habit.

Commit:

Now its time to commit. Commit to what you can do each day to help make your pregnancy healthy . Please don’t stress out if you miss a new habit every once in a while, that’s okay, we are human !! This is your plan so make it around your life & goals so that way you will stick to it.

I hope these tips and habit help you to have a healthy joyful pregnancy! Id love to hear some of your healthy routines . Get the convo started below .

 

 

 

3 Home Workouts

3 Home Workouts

3 Home Workouts

3 Home Workouts

Hope everyone had an awesome 4th of July! If you are like me and took a few days to enjoy yourself then you are probably ready for some extra home workouts !

Are you joining my free online fitness accountability challenge?? Starting July 8th I’m going to do another 30 day accountability challenge for us! Right after the 4th were we all tend to fall off track! I’ll do some give aways again and this time  I’m thinking a target GC, some bands that I love that I use for leg day and maybe a fun “recovery box ” full of some things we need to help recover from our workouts!!!  If you want in on this group comment below , email or reach out on instagram! 

Legs:

  • 15 goblet squats
  • 15 single leg deadlift each leg
  • 15 side lunge each leg
  • 15 star jumps
  • 15 pulse squats

x3

HIIT Cardio

60 seconds on: 15 seconds rest: x3

  • burpee with push up
  • skaters
  • box jumps
  • plank shoulder taps
  • step up with knee raise

Upper Body

  • 15 curl & press
  • plank row 15 each arm
  • dips
  • side + front raise 15 each
  • 15 push up + plank jack

x3

 

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Protein & Energy Ball Recipes

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Protein & Energy Ball Recipes

Protein & Energy Ball Recipes

Who doesn’t love protein balls?! I have been experimenting with lots of different recipes lately and I’m excited to share my favorite protein & energy ball recipes with you all. These balls are a perfect snack anytime of the day. Bonus, my 18 month old also LOVES them! I eat mine as a quick pre or post workout snack. I usually have about 2 balls as a serving size.

Protein & Energy Ball Recipes

Protein Balls

Protein & Energy Ball Recipes

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup vanilla or chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter or almond butter
  • 3 T natural honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2-4 T liquid (almond milk, milk, cashew milk etc…)

Mix everything in a bowl until blended , roll into balls.

Cherry Almond  Protein Balls

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • vanilla protein
  • ⅓ cup almonds, chopped
  • ⅓ cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed (optional)
  • ½ cup nut butter (peanut or almond )
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • ⅓ cup dried cherries, roughly chopped

Mix everything in a bowl until blended , roll into balls.

Chocolate protein balls 

Protein & Energy Ball Recipes

  • 15-20 dates pitted
  • 1 cup almond or peanut butter
  • chocolate protein powder
  • cacao powder

Mix everything in a food processor until blended while and it forms a dough. Roll into balls then roll in cacao powder

 

Cherry Energy balls

protein & energy ball recipes

  • 2 cups almond butter
  • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted (~12)
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon water

Add everything to food processor until it all forms together. Stick in fridge while you clean up. Roll into balls. Store in fridge.

Raspberry Protein Balls

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 servings vanilla  protein powder
  • 8 dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup freeze-dried raspberries

DIRECTIONS

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the oats, cashews, protein powder, dates, cocoa powder, and salt in a food processor, and blend until everything is a smooth consistency.
  3. Add the banana, and blend until a  sticky dough forms.
  4. Roll out balls,  place them on the parchment paper.
  5. Pulse the freeze-dried raspberries in blender
  6. Roll each ball in the raspberry powder, and return to the cookie sheet.
  7. Store in the fridge in a sealed container for up to a week.

 

Protein & Energy Ball Recipes

 

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New Home Workouts

New Home Workouts

New Home Workouts

New Home Workouts

Happy July! How fast did June fly by? Crazy that the 4th of July is already this week. I hope you have a great time celebrating and you get to enjoy yourself ! Below are some new home workouts just for you.

I also have some exciting news .  I am running another FREE Accountability Challenge!! July 8th I’m going to do another 30 day accountability challenge in my private Facebook group! We will start right after the 4th when we all tend to fall off track!

I’ll be doing three give aways this time , I’m thinking:

  1. a target GC
  2. some bands that I love that I use for leg day
  3. a fun “recovery box ” full of some things we need to help recover from our workouts!!!

All you have to do is join my FREE online group and join in on the fun!!!  Once you find me on FB just ask to join. We share helpful tips, workouts, motivate each other, share recipes and MORE! If you or any of your friends want to join us let me know and I will add you to the group!!!!!

New Home Workouts : 

Tabata Tuesday 

  • ropes
  • step ups

rest

  • burpee row
  • thurusters

rest

  • pull ups x4
  • curls x4

rest

  • dips
  • jump rope

rest

  • ropes
  • ball slam

rest

  • 180 squat
  • DL HP

Hump Day

  • 25 sumo squat + calf raise
  • 25 single leg deadlift – each leg
  • 25 stationary lunges – each leg
  • 25 in out squat hops

x4

 

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Pregnancy Super Foods You Should Eat

Pregnancy Super Foods

Pregnancy Super Foods You Should Eat

Pregnancy Super Foods

Being pregnant defiantly makes you think a little more about the foods you eat.  I know I make sure I am eating a balanced diet full of all different foods so I can help my baby grow and develop properly . Below i have listed  some pregnancy super foods you should eat to help nourish your body & baby. If the food is new to you or you’re not sure how safe it is for you make sure to talk to your dr first!! This is just a list of foods I found to be beneficial that I ate while pregnant with Brody and am eating now with baby number two.

You can also continue to eat these foods post baby if you are nursing to help make sure you keep your supply up and are feeding baby the best way you can! I also added a lot of pineapple juice to my post baby diet. I heard it helped with milk supply and to help avoid getting clogged ducts.

Pregnancy Super Foods You Should Eat

  • bananas. helps avoid hyper tension
  • berries . vitamin C, fiber, folate and fluid.
  • pineapple . Vitamin C
  • dates.  Energy boost
  • bell peppers. Red bell peppers for vitamin C
  • sweet potatoes . Vitamin A
  • almonds – vitamin E
  • Eggs. not just egg whites! Vitamin D and choline for baby brain
  • yogurt. Calcium
  • avocado. Potassium and healthy fats
  • Quinoa . Protein
  • chia seeds. Loads of micro nutrients
  • coconut oil . Healthy fats

These are my go to pregnancy super foods that I could eat daily/ weekly without getting sick of them ! I tried adding a few of these foods to each meal throughout my day to help keep me full and fueled properly. Good nutrition is so important especially for us active pregos!!

Id love to know your go to pregnancy super foods? Comment below , Id love to hear from you

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