Strength Training at Home! *dumbbells needed*

Strength Training from Home

 

So, I wrote this strength training workout plan up for one of my super besties. Upon completing it, it occurred to me that like 3 other people have asked me to help them create workout routines in the last year so I figured I would throw this out there for anyone else that is interested in Strength Training at home.

Many people think that you can only do strength training at the gym and the gym IS great because they have equipment that most people can’t have at home, but when I first started out on my journey, I wanted nothing to do with exercising in public. Now, I just prefer working out at home, most of the time, because I don’t have to go anywhere and my shower is like ten feet away when I’m finished 🙂

Keep in mind that most of this workout uses your body weight so you have to put serious effort into it and I recommend looking up proper form for these exercises before beginning to avoid injuries.

For maximum results:

  1. Work hard!
  2. Post-workout protein is essential.
  3. Have fun *I do these types of workouts while I’m feeding my Netflix habit ;)*

If anybody has ANY questions, message me on Facebook! I would love to help you either build your own workout or answer questions you have regarding this one.

P.S. Don’t forget to stretch before and after!

Healthy & Fit

As you may have guessed by the title, I will also be posting quite a bit about health and fitness. In the last two years, I have really fallen in love with health and fitness. To explain that a bit, let me just quickly tell you my weight loss story.

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In January of 2014 I had just had my second child and was very overweight. I am 5’8′ and weighed 193 pounds. Before I had kids I was around 145 pounds, but not at all healthy. I never paid much attention to what I ate and never even considered working out. Physical activity has never been held in high regard in my family so I avoided it all costs through junior high and high school. I had no idea where to even begin to lose the weight. So I started with Pinterest. I started researching how to eat healthy and how to exercise correctly. I didn’t really start dropping pounds though until I wrote down my own “Rules” for eating. I began with doing moderate body weight workouts at home 4-6 days a week (about 30 minutes) each session, drinking a ton of water, and eating lots of veggies. In January of 2015 I had lost 40 pounds and joined the YMCA to take a whack at strength training. I put together my own workouts from reading what worked for others on Pinterest and started going to the Y four days a week with my girls in tow. It was the perfect set up because they loved going to the childcare and playing with all the other kids. So for 12 weeks I did that and reached my goal weight of 145 pounds with a body fat percentage of 25% which I’m sure is the fittest I’ve ever been in my life. I felt amazing and looked pretty great too 🙂20151215_175647

    Unfortunately, in June of 2015 we had to make our first big move with the rig from South Dakota to California. In all of that madness I started slipping up hardcore. I was neglecting my workouts, not eating nearly as healthy, and letting stress and depression get the best of me. So here it is, 6 months later and I’ve been back on the bandwagon with health and fitness for about 2 months and loving it. To the right are my current Rules. (I update them every time I feel myself falling back into laziness) I have also gotten back into journaling again (following the path of “bullet journaling” this time) and have so many big goals and plans for 2016. This is my year!! I will be keeping record of my progress fitness-wise because I am going to push myself this year. I want to try new things and hit a new Personal Record for Body Fat Percentage. If any of you out there are looking for an accountability partner or just looking to make friends with someone who has similar goals, feel free to reach out to me. I will be here kicking butt 😉