KILLER Lower Body Workout || At the Gym

Monday, October 6, 2014


So, I do "leg day" on Monday's. One reason is because, after taking two days off (Saturday & Sunday), I feel pumped and ready to get back at it come Monday. I need all the energy and motivation I can get when it comes to lifting my lower body. It's the hardest workout for me to get through; but one of the most effective and worthwhile. My "favorite" lift day is actually when I get to do shoulders and triceps... I love pretty shoulders, and muscle-defined arms!

But, back to leg talk..... this morning I did the lower body section of this 30-day program by Jamie Eason. That was a mouthful. I actually came across this awesome program on fitness coach, Erin's, blog. Her blog is by far one of my favorite places to go to look for a new workout. She also has a million different clean-eating tips, tricks, and meal plans. I highly recommend checking it out!

My legs were shaking by the time I finished this workout! That means it was a good one, right? :) Of course, I like to add a little bit of core at the end of all my workouts, so I did the following before calling it quits: 

3 sets of 15 reps each

Russian twists w/ weighted ball (30 altogether)
Reverse Crunch

And there you have it! If you try it out, let me know how it went for you! 
H A P P Y  M O N D A Y ! ! 

Blogtober || Challenge || If I Won the Lottery

What would I do if I won the lottery?

Goodness, once I actually start thinking about winning a lottery..... it makes me feel quite stressed!! I'm not quite sure I would like to win, to be honest. At times money can be tight, or financial stability can seem unbalanced, but I would still rather overcome those struggles through hard work. However, that money could be a blessing as well, if used right, that is.

If I won the lottery, here are a few things I might do:

  1. Put money into my little sisters college fund account. The girl has big things ahead of her!
  2. Give money to my parents to save for their retirement
  3. Give money to my Grandparents for them to use on whatever they want. They have after all, spoiled me rotten, as well as the rest of my family, for years; they deserve a turn
  4. Give money to my oldest sister and brother-in-law to put towards building their dream home
  5. Pay off all loans
  6. Put money into my own retirement
  7. Then, after all my family is treated, I'll splurge on myself a bit by buying lots of workout clothes
  8. I may also make myself a little account in the bank that will strictly be used for Starbucks & fro yo runs
  9. I might book a trip to New York City, and attend a Rachel Ray show. OR I might book a trip to Europe. Either would be a win in my book :)
  10. Then, if I still had money left over, I would put it into my savings; you never know when there could be an emergency
So, there are a few things that I would do if I won the lottery. In all reality, it wouldn't happen, though. Why? Because I don't really do the whole "lottery" thing, lol!! What would you do if you won the lottery?

The Daily Tay

Sunday Post #5

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Ohhhhh my word, I can't believe I'm writing my 5th Sunday Post right now! Technically, this post should have been written about three weeks ago, but unfortunately school took over my life in that time, which left me with little time to write a post. *Sigh* Last week I experienced a little break down in my car while talking to my sweet mom. For real though.... I have no clue what I would do without my caring, helping, loving mother. She always knows what to say, and how to fix whatever problem I'm dealing with. She is my best friend (and yes I'm 19 and still sometimes hold her hand). In last weeks case, it was stress. I was feeling overwhelmed with various things related with school, and I just, hit my breaking point. On a positive note, allowing myself to cry a little made me feel 99.9% better! :) Lesson: It's okay to cry; you should every now and again, quite frankly. We all do it. No shame! 

So, last night I went to see the movie Gone Girl! It was definitely worth my 11 dollars (eleven dollars!?!? SERIOUSLY!? Like ten dollars wasn't enough already? Seriously theater people... you're killin' me). The movie was suspenseful, mysterious, and mind-blowing. Once the credits started rolling everyone kind of, silently sauntered their way out of the room. It left you with that feeling like, "What just happened?" Haha, but it's a definite must-see if your into those kinds of movies! Personally, I am glad I hadn't read the book yet; I liked not knowing what was going to happen. Oh! I almost forgot to tell you of the yummy treats that I snuck in (because I refuse to buy an 8 dollar tub of popcorn or a 5 dollar bottle of water!). So, I went to Sprouts, and bought a bag of Popcorn Indiana - -Parmesan and Herb popcorn! It's only 40 calories per cup, and still tastes amazing. Oh! And then I also bought some dark chocolate covered blueberries, because I knew after a salty treat, I'd want something sweet. Delicious!

I'm pretty sure that Fall fever has 100% hit me, now. Why? I have never really been a crafter, nor have I aspired to be. Until now. Everywhere I look I see DIY crafts being made! And since my roommate and I love the holiday's, as well as decorating, I thought it fit to take a trip to Hobby Lobby to spruce up our apartment. So yesterday I decided my first project would be to decorate our kitchen dining table! I'm giving myself a pat on the back for this one, because I composed it all by myself! What do you think?

I finally had the chance to watch Gods Not Dead, last night. Wow. What a great movie! I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it yet!

This morning I got my exercise in over at a park nearby. I don't usually workout on the weekends, but still like to keep active, or else my body gets super stiff! I really just wanted to get a nice breath of the fresh, autumn air. I jogged a couple miles, performed a few jump lunges, squat jumps, mt. climbers, hi-knees, burpees, and sit-ups. It was a great workout to start my Sunday! I'm thinking I need to take up yoga again to get back the flexibility that so quickly disappeared after high school! What are your plans for today? My tasks today are to go grocery shopping, and get prepared for this weeks classes. Happy Sunday!


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