August Goals

I have seen a few of my fellow bloggers write post like this and I thought it was a great idea. Keep me more aware and oriented on accomplishing some goals whether big or small.

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  1. Continue blogging regularly, coming up with ideas and creating content. Consistency is key with just about everything.
  2. Work out at least 5 times a week for 30 minutes. Continue to eat better and continue my health journey.
  3. Be better about accessorizing and dressing. Most days I find myself never getting out of my PJ’s just to shower and get back into new PJ’s. But I stay home most of the time. I have tons of clothes and jewelry and they deserve as much love as my makeup gets.. or at least close lol
  4. Be less crazy… this would take a lot of explaining but I let little things bother me and I am actively working on changing my thought process on things.
  5. Try to film and take pictures more often. Blogging and being very active on social media can be a lot of work but it also can be fun and is necessary if you want to continue to grow!

Alright I am ready to tackle August! I am feeling good and am super motivated to accomplish goals!

What are y’alls goals??

Till next time

xoxo Erin

Fitness Journey

Alright friends it is time to update you on where I am on my fitness journey. If I have not said so before I am on a journey to have my pre-baby body back and I am starting to get there. But now I have an even better reason to get in awesome shape and that is to be looking and more importantly feeling amazing on my honeymoon. My husband and I made the decision to take our honeymoon late and so I am waiting in anticipation to hit the beach with a rocking bod!Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 12.45.09 PM This is a quick and easy workout! and trust me with the added weight it really works those muscles! Give it a try and let me know what your favorites exercises are! I love trying new workouts!!

xoxo Erin

 

Fitness Journey Friday

As you guys know or if you are new to my site, I am on a fitness journey. I am not 100% concerned with losing weight. I just want to feel good and look good. I recently purchased a Fitbit and I am obsessed!!!! Add me if you have one!

Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband, Black, Small This is the one I have! Check him out. So if you are not familiar with fitbit, this particular one counts your steps, tracks your sleep, your activity, your heart rate and so on. With the fitbit app you can also track your food and water intake. You can also do challenges against people! Being as competitive as I am I find any excuse to step up and get ahead of the people in my weekly challenges! I didn’t think I would have as much fun with it as I do.

I bought it because I really wanted an Apple Watch but didn’t want to spend that much money on a watch! I tried to find one on sale on poshmark but with no luck. So I decided on the fitbit! I love that it reminds me to move each hour and it really does keep me more aware of my activity and my heart rate. I can honestly say that I am up and moving and feeling better and I have even lost a pound!!

For Fitbit Charge 2 Bands 10PCS So I also ordered this beauty! It is a pack of 10 replacement bands in really fun colors so I can mix it up and not always be wearing boring black! I love this! Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 4.15.57 PM

I hope you enjoyed guys! Come join me on my fitness (body after baby) journey!! Don’t forget to add me on fitbit and challenge me!

xoxo Erin

ps I am not sponsored by fitbit, just sharing my latest obsession!

Wednesday Workout

Recently I have been getting up at 6AM to workout Monday thru Friday. This is my new routine:

  • 5-10 Minute Run/Jog/Walk. Just get your heart rate up!
  • 100 Jumping Jacks
  • 25 Squats
  • 100 Crunches
  • 25 Squats
  • 25 Push-ups
  • 25 Squats
  • 50 Russian Twists – try it using 10lb weights or kettle-bell or your baby
  • 25 Squats

Repeat if you are up for it!!!

I hope everyone is where they want to be on their fitness journey! If not please join me!

I like to cool down with some yoga stretches or by going on a walk

Hope you like and enjoy this easy at home workout! No weights needed unless you want!

xoxo Erin

Fitness After Baby

Getting back in shape is probably in the back of every pregnant ladies mind. It can be difficult and stressful and just plain hard! After all you just spent the last 40 or so weeks growing a human and then brought it into the world. That is a miracle and not everyone has a supermodel experience where they are back to perfect shape and feeling great right after birth. And I am right here with you to get back to the pre-baby body or just get in better shape. I am going to share my journey with you and share easy workouts and yummy food that can help you along the way!

I have the personal goal to lose 25 pounds by memorial day weekend. That weekend will be the first time me and my husband go back to the beach where we met and bring baby Knox with us! There are also a few other couples going so I just don’t want to be super out of shape when I sit on the beach with one of my best friends who is in great shape! That is my motivation.

So I invite you to join this journey with me!

First I go on a mile walk/jog with baby (in the stroller of course) around my neighborhood to get my heart rate up.

My favorite exercise is squats. I know I am insane. So I have been using my baby to workout with as my weight. While holding baby to center/chest I do 3 sets of 30 squats and 3 sets of 30 lunges

I then do 10 minutes of jump rope. I got a weighted one off of amazon for my husband so I use that.

Then do 40 crunches

30 jumping jacks

30 crunches

15 push ups

30 second wall-sit

15 push ups

This combo gives an overall full body workout and you will really feel it mainly in your legs! Hope you enjoy this workout. I will definitely bring you more workouts in the near future. Please leave me comments on your favorite workouts and if you enjoyed this one!

xoxo Erin