It’s Monday Again…How about an Upper Body Burn?

So how was your Monday?  Once again I had the best of intentions for a SUPER productive day BUT we are still in the midst of a LOOOOOOONG weekend….4 days off for the hubby. I did get some work done today but I anticipate tomorrow I’ll be playing catch up.

Who am I kidding??? The long weekend has nothing to do with my lack of productivity today. Heck I barely saw the hubs today except when the Wi-Fi went out for a few minutes and the cable box turned off.

I did sit down and write out my workouts for the week.  It’s week 2 of 8 for me.  Have you started to make your best, healthiest life?  You still have 7 weeks to start living your healthiest life NOW – long before the New Year.  Get that jump start!

I highly suggest you to write your goals down.  Put them somewhere you can see them every day.  Mine are on my cell phone as cute holiday wallpaper!! They don’t even have to be fitness goals – any goal. Believe it and it will happen.

I have 3 REALISTIC lifestyle healthy habits and 3 fitness & nutrition goals for the next 8 weeks.

Lifestyle Healthy Habits:

  • To live a balanced life…mind, body, and soul.
  • To feel/achieve physical and mental fitness.
  • To have a positive outlook on myself at all times.

Fitness & Nutrition Goals:

  • Eat balanced meals with 3 fruits and 3 veggies a day. (Ugh! Not a fan of many fruits. I’ll have to get creative!
  • Drink 75 oz of water a day (half before any other beverage daily…not counting my morning tea).
  • Train 5 days with 2 active rest days per week (15,000 steps/day).
  • No restrictions. Have a treat when needed.

Last week I was not super successful with balancing my meals but with that being said knowing that I have these goals most definitely made me more aware. Surprisingly I did really well with my water consumption and I trained 5 days; however, my rest days were way too lazy.  But y’all I totally excelled in having a treat when needed.  LOL!  Geeeeeez!!

This week…I’m on FI-YAAAAA!! Okay, yes it is only Monday.

Healthier Holidays 2017

Week 2 – Workout #1 UPPER BODY BURN!

**Complete one circuit then repeat a total of 2 sets, 12 reps each.

Circuit #1:

  1. Dumbbells Chest Fly
  2. Lat Pulldowns using resistance tube
  3. Lateral Raises
  4. Push-ups

Circuit #2:

  1. Barbell Upright Row
  2. Barbell Bench Press
  3. Tricep Kickbacks
  4. Push-ups

Circuit #3:

  1. Bicep Curls
  2. Arnold Press
  3. Tricep Dips
  4. Push-ups

Today’s cardio compliments of Country Heat!  Yee-haw!

Did you feel the burn today? Make sure you are challenging yourself. Whether it’s the amount of weight you are using, your form or the speed of your repetitions.  Also make sure you are taking time to rest in between sets.

Now…let’s stretch!

Healthy Holiday habits

Grateful & Graceful Day Thirteen:

On cold days like today I am so very grateful for my at-home gym!


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