A new workout is up and I’m excited to say that this is my 100th video! So, what better workout to celebrate this milestone with than an intense full body Tabata named, “Punisher”. ;-) I hope you like it! Thanks for working out with me! 💕🌟 Send me your workout check-ins as I love to see how hard all you awesome people are working!💪💦 Follow me on YouTube and Facebook for workouts, fitness & health tips, motivation, & healthy recipes. 💪 Duds: 👚 @kyodanactivewear 👖@adidaswomen 👟 @nike 
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“Punisher” Full Body Tabata Workout

A new workout is up and I’m excited to say that this is my 100th video! So, what better workout to celebrate this milestone with than an intense full body Tabata named, “Punisher”. 😉 I hope you like it! Thanks for working out with me! 💕🌟 Send me your workout check-ins as I love to see how hard all you awesome people are working!💪💦 Follow me on YouTube and Facebook for workouts, fitness & health tips, motivation, & healthy recipes. 💪 Duds: 👚 @kyodanactivewear 👖@adidaswomen 👟 @nike
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Ran into a wee bit of a hill on our mountain bike ride! I think this counts as leg day. 💦💦💦 chewed up trail and lots of flies. Hot and humid but very fun - love to take the workout outdoors! No mountain lions this time! Finished with a chilled glass of wine.

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Smashing Leg Day and Cardio in One.

Ran into a wee bit of a hill on our mountain bike ride! I think this counts as leg day. 💦💦💦 chewed up trail and lots of flies. Hot and humid but very fun – love to take the workout outdoors! No mountain lions this time! Finished with a chilled glass of wine.

#fit #fun #fitfam #fitspo #fatburn #fatloss #fitgirl #fitlife #fitmommy #fitnessgoals #fitnessjourney #fitnesslifestyle #mtb #mountainbiking #sweat #workout #calorieburn #cardio #workout #weightloss #weightlossjourney #trek #rockshox #bikiniready #bodyafterbaby

Sweaty! Just finished filming a new HIIT workout and its a sweaty, muscle-burning, leg-shaking, wind-sucking doozy! I think you're going to like it!

New Sweaty Workout Coming Soon!

Sweaty! Just finished filming a new HIIT workout and its a sweaty, muscle-burning, leg-shaking, wind-sucking doozy! I think you’re going to like it!

New Tabata workout uploading now and its got jump tuck burpeeeeeeees! That's the look of pain on my face! Posting to YouTube channel and Facebook (link in bio) soon. Modifications for all levels.

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New Tabata workout uploading!

New Tabata workout uploading now and its got jump tuck burpeeeeeeees! That’s the look of pain on my face! Posting to YouTube channel and Facebook (link in bio) soon. Modifications for all levels.

#fit #fitfam #fitspo #fatloss #fitness #FitForce #fitgirls #fitmamma #fitmommy #fitjourney #fitnessgoals #fitnessjourney #fitnesslifestyle #fitnessmotivation #workout #weightloss #workoutvideo #workoutanywhere #weightlossjourney #cardio #calorieburn #hiit #homeworkout #burningcalories #bodyafterbaby #burpees

Ab Rollouts are a very effective (and badass looking) ab exercise. The movement creates really strong and defined abs. Don't have an ab roller? A skateboard works nicely! Don't have a skateboard? Use towels (smooth flooring) or plastic/paper plates (carpeted flooring).

Skater Ab Rollers

Ab Rollouts are a very effective (and badass looking) ab exercise. The movement creates really strong and defined abs. Don’t have an ab roller? A skateboard works nicely! Don’t have a skateboard? Use towels (smooth flooring) or plastic/paper plates (carpeted flooring).

MOVE OF THE WEEK: Have you tried my “HIIT It Full Body Burn” workout yet? This killer move is in there. The hand-release push-up is a devil of a push-up variation. It standardizes the movement and gives you full range of motion, forcing you to go all the way down, making it harder to cheat.  Make sure you really tighten your core and your glutes before you push back up, to ensure your body is coming up in a solid line.  No wonky worms! This is an awesome move!  Your muscles will be on fire and it will make you want to cuddle with the floor for more than the second you are down there…resist the urge! Have fun!

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MOVE OF THE WEEK: Hand Release Push-Ups

MOVE OF THE WEEK: Have you tried my “HIIT It Full Body Burn” workout yet? This killer move is in there. The hand-release push-up is a devil of a push-up variation. It standardizes the movement and gives you full range of motion, forcing you to go all the way down, making it harder to cheat. Make sure you really tighten your core and your glutes before you push back up, to ensure your body is coming up in a solid line. No wonky worms! This is an awesome move! Your muscles will be on fire and it will make you want to cuddle with the floor for more than the second you are down there…resist the urge! Have fun!

#fit #fitfam #fitspo #fitness #FitForce #fitgirls #fitjourney #fitnessjourney #fitnesslifestyle #hiit #homeworkout #healthylifestyle #cardio #calorieburn #pushup #bodyafterbaby #burningcalories #workout #weightloss #workoutvideo #workoutanywhere #weightlossjourney #abs #fitmommy #fitmamma #girlswithmuscle #exercise #fatloss #gains #bodyweight

MORNING MOTIVATION: “This month’s choices are next month’s body”.

“This month’s choices are next month’s body”.

MORNING MOTIVATION: “This month’s choices are next month’s body”.

A goal without action is just a wish. Set some goals and smash them! If you don’t have a heart rate monitor, consider investing in one for a little bit of extra motivation. I find that using a heart rate monitor really helps motivate me, both in terms of frequency and intensity of my workouts.  I like to monitor how hard I’m working during a session, and I LOVE getting my workout session totals at the end of the week.  It makes my workouts a fun game and helps me accomplish my goals by giving me focus and making me accountable. It’s what I find works for me. These are my results from last week’s workouts. The fitness program on my watch set my weekly target at 2550 calories, but I was aiming for a 4000 calorie goal.  I’m super excited that I finally broke through that 4000 calorie ceiling! It took a few weeks of trying, and I was very close (3850) a couple times, but I finally did it! The fitter you become, and the smaller you are, the fewer calories you burn. Bummer…but the upside is that you are (1) more fit, and (2) have more muscle mass, so you are burning more calories at rest.

Whether it be fitness, or any area of your life, ask yourself what you truly want.  Then write down the #goals that you’ve set for yourself, make a plan to get there, and start driving. Start anywhere! The important thing is to just #START. “Be not afraid of moving slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

A Goal Without Action is Just a Wish

A goal without action is just a wish. Set some goals and smash them! If you don’t have a heart rate monitor, consider investing in one for a little bit of extra motivation. I find that using a heart rate monitor really helps motivate me, both in terms of frequency and intensity of my workouts. I like to monitor how hard I’m working during a session, and I LOVE getting my workout session totals at the end of the week. It makes my workouts a fun game and helps me accomplish my goals by giving me focus and making me accountable. It’s what I find works for me. These are my results from last week’s workouts. The fitness program on my watch set my weekly target at 2550 calories, but I was aiming for a 4000 calorie goal. I’m super excited that I finally broke through that 4000 calorie ceiling! It took a few weeks of trying, and I was very close (3850) a couple times, but I finally did it! The fitter you become, and the smaller you are, the fewer calories you burn. Bummer…but the upside is that you are (1) more fit, and (2) have more muscle mass, so you are burning more calories at rest.

Whether it be fitness, or any area of your life, ask yourself what you truly want. Then write down the #goals that you’ve set for yourself, make a plan to get there, and start driving. Start anywhere! The important thing is to just #START. “Be not afraid of moving slowly, be afraid only of standing still.”

Move of the week:  Jump Tuck Burpees!

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with burpees. And by “love-hate

Move of the week: Jump Tuck Burpees!

Move of the week: Jump Tuck Burpees!

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with burpees. And by “love-hate”, I mean “hate-hate”. They are HARD! However, the truth is that burpees are an awesomely effective exercise that delivers both full-body strength conditioning AND major calorie burn. You don’t need to buy any equipment and you can do them anywhere! A few seconds of burpees will convince anyone that burpees are a major butt-kicking workout. Tuck-jump burpees are even more intense! This is a still from my Full Body Tabata Blast workout – getting some air on the tuck jump!

To perform a Tuck Jump Full Burpee:

1) squat down and put hands on the floor in front of you
2) kick your feet back and do a push-up
3) Immediately return to a squat position and explosively leap up as high as possible from the squat, while simultaneously bending your knees and tucking your feet up. Repeat, moving as fast as possible.

Modifications: If you are a beginner, are recovering from an injury, or are just getting back into exercising try these modifications.

For less intensity:

As we all know, being active is only part of the health & fitness equation. What we eat (and how much we eat) plays a very significant role in our health.  Ever wonder what 200 calories of broccoli vs. 200 calories worth of a rice crispy treat looks like? Well, wonder no more!  Check out this great visual comparison, put together by wiseGEEK of what 200 calories actually looks like in different foods.  And always remember, that broccoli is also giving you lots of protein, fiber, and cancer fighting antioxidants, while the rice crispy treat is giving you high cholesterol, impaired immune system, and weight gain.  Ewww!

Ever wonder what 200 calories looks like?

As we all know, being active is only part of the health & fitness equation. What we eat (and how much we eat) plays a very significant role in our health. Ever wonder what 200 calories of broccoli vs. 200 calories worth of a rice crispy treat looks like? Well, wonder no more! Check out this great visual comparison, put together by wiseGEEK of what 200 calories actually looks like in different foods. And always remember, that broccoli is also giving you lots of protein, fiber, and cancer fighting antioxidants, while the rice crispy treat is giving you high cholesterol, impaired immune system, and weight gain. Ewww!