TBT – Pull-ups

On chest back days I’ll work on my pull-ups.  If you can’t do a full pull-up yet there are machines that you can use for an assisted pull-up or you can use a band.  My goal was to do 10 pull-ups in  a row and so far my max is 12 pull-ups.  Once I got to that point I started working towards three sets of 8.  Whatever level you are at now you can improve.  Set a goal, work hard, and you’ll get it.

Here’s a video of on one of my pull-up days.

Hope you have a fabulous day gorgeous!

Workout Wed – Leg Day – Walking Lunges

I typically do leg day once a week.  One of the exercises I do is dumbbell walking lunges.  I’ll do 3 sets of 8 steps each leg.  Here’s a video of me doing this.

Have a fabulous day gorgeous!

Motivation Monday – Victory

You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. ~ Winston Churchill




Keep working hard on your goals and don’t give up.  If you’ve wondered off your path, just reset and get back on it.  We can do this gorgeous!

Motivation Monday – Don’t compare your progress against others

I’m a competitive person so I know it can be easy to compare your progress in your fitness strength to others.  Don’t do it.

Take progress photos of yourself.

Keep record of your gains in an app.  I just use Google docs to record my strength workouts so I know how I did last time and if I’m feeling great I can see when I increased in my weight.  If you know of a better app I’m all ears.

This allows me to be competitive, but it’s with myself.

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Have a fabulous day gorgeous!

Motivation Monday – You get the results for the work you put in


You get out what you put in.  When you take the time to show love to your body by eating healthy and working out consistently you will get results.  We Are Strong.

Have a fabulous day gorgeous!

Food Friday – Typical Lunch

When I first made the decision to start eating healthier I would add one vegetable or fruit to each meal.  Over time I would increase the amount of fruit and vegetables in my lunches.  Now I eat a couple fruits and vegetables in my lunch.  I find that they fill me up quicker and they have less calories than what I used to eat for lunch.

Here’s a couple of examples of a lunch I eat.

Spinach Salad with cucumbers, carrots, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, feta cheese, and a couple of shakes of balsamic vinegar.  I’ll also eat an apple and a cup of grapes and sometimes a fiber one bar with this salad as my lunch.


This lunch is 3 slices of turkey deli meat, 1 whole bell pepper, a cup of grapes, mozzarella cheese stick, and an apple





Have a fabulous day gorgeous!


TBT – Wedding

What really helped me set a goal to be healthy and consistent with working out and eating healthy was getting ready for my wedding.  I was a size 8 in Dec. 2013 and by our wedding on May 17, 2014 I was a size 4.

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You can change and reach your goals.  We are strong and we love ourselves.


Have a fabulous day gorgeous!

Workout Wednesday – Front Shoulder Raises

For one of my workouts I like to do a shoulder day once a week.  One of the exercises I like to do is the dumbbell front shoulder raises exercise.

Here’s a video of me doing this exercise.


I like to do 3 sets of 8 reps with 20 lb dumbbells

Have a fabulous day gorgeous!

Tip Tuesday – Add a Fruit to Lunch

Pick your favorite fruit and add that to your lunch.  I like apples so I added them to my lunch first.  Over time I increased it to two fruits.  Then I started adding more vegetables to my lunch.  Just add one thing at a time and take small steps toward your health eating habits.


You are gorgeous!



Motivation Monday – Fit is not a destination


We should be constantly improving ourselves.  Once you hit one goal for example get to a certain dress size, re-evaluate your fitness and work on another goal like eat more greens.  We are making changes for a healthy lifestyle.

We got this gorgeous!