Showing posts with label exercise. Show all posts
Showing posts with label exercise. Show all posts

Saturday, January 25, 2020

tips for working out at home

I’ve never had a gym membership and have just worked out at home and run outside. I will admit, it’s hard to get out and run in the cold or about half the year in Arizona when it’s 90 degrees. And those are the moments when I start itching for a gym membership. But working out at home has been successful for me, but it definitely takes some commitment and dedication to make the time and focus on getting a good workout in at home.  
Most days I go for a run in the morning, do a workout during nap time, then hurry and get ready for the day during nap time too. Usually I’m not “ready for the day” until 1 in the afternoon, but this what works for ME.  Find what works for you.
Here are some tips (that I shared on instagram) with a little more detail and explanation.
  • dress like you’re actually going to the gym
If you feel BAD-A, you’ll work out like a BAD-A.  Get on that sports bra, pull out those compression pants and PUT ON THE SHOES.  You’re working out, dress like it.

  • find time to do without kids climbing on top of you
Do it before the kids wake up, do it while they’re eating breakfast, or watching a show, during nap time or after bedtime.  Stopping in between reps or exercises is going to slow your momentum and make your workout last 2 hours instead of 30 minutes.  This time is for you to focus on yourself. 

  • always finish strong
Once you’ve decided what your workout will be, whatever it is, finish it all the way through!  Just because no one’s around, it’s up to you to hold yourself accountable. You get as much out of these workouts as you put into them.

  • schedule it in/add to to your to-dos
“But I don’t have time to workout!”  You find the time when you MAKE the time.  Make it something you have to get done, add it to your to-do list, schedule it into your day.  If it’s important, you’ll find a way.

  • stop making excuses & get it done!
Being at home makes it easy for you to get distracted by all the other things you could be doing, but remember, if it’s important to you, you’ll focus in on it and get it done.  All those other things will still be there 30 minutes or an hour from now and you’ll never regret getting a workout in...but you will regret not doing it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Protein is for Everyone!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PowerInProtein #CollectiveBias

I am super excited to be able to share with you one of my new favorite drinks! It's full of 42g protein,  if you don't regularly obsess over protein like I do...thats a LOT for a ready-to-drink product! There's 24 vitamin and minerals, and not like "5% calcium", 90% of daily calcium!  And it only has 1g of sugar!  There's a reason these facts are on the front of the container, those are the things you want in your ready to drink protein shakes!  I've used a few different proteins and ready-to-drink proteins before, but this blew those other ones away.
 EAS Myoplex RTDs (ready to drink) is going to step up your fitness game in the easiest and simplest way ever.  You don't have to be a body builder or do crazy cross-fit workouts to drink protein.  They're available at Walmart in Chocolate Fudge, Strawberry Cream, French Vanilla, Rich Dark Chocolate, Cookie & Cream.  
Protein is awesome, for starters because it keeps you feeling fuller for longer.  If you've followed my blog for a few months, you'll know that I've shared about how I drink a protein shake every morning for breakfast no matter what I'm doing that day. It jump starts my metabolism & keeps me full until lunch.
As a mom of a preschooler, it can be hard to find the time (or money) to get to a gym everyday, so I have to use what I have at home to get my workouts in.  But even something is better than nothing to get my heart rate going and muscles burning.

I keep the EAS Myoplex drinks ready to go in the fridge to drink after my workouts, and it give my muscles an extra punch in the face, if you will, to help build it back up after I work them out.
I'll admit sometimes that morning protein shake needs to be stepped up a notch in the morning, so here are my 2 favorite combinations to make EAS Myoplex even more delicious.

Blend up in blender and enjoy that morning boost of protein!  So start drinking your daily protein with EAS Myoplex! It will make all the difference in your daily routine AND your workout routine!