Six YouTube Workouts You Have to Try – Plus, a one-week plan

As promised in my Wednesday post here are my newest workouts, which by the way I am loving.  I feel good, but it’s also hard.  There’s a whole world on YouTube when it comes to fitness, that I just couldn’t believe existed.  I have to give a shout-out to Robin’s Sweet Confessions.  Her blog posts about her 30 day Paleo Challenge is what first clued me in on the whole YouTube work out thing.  And, if you are looking for a Paleo Challenge Robin’s I would one thousand times recommend.  Having done a Paleo Challenge myself I can tell you it is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.  It was, however, the best thing I ever did.  It changed the way I looked at eating and affected how I understood food.  It was also how I discovered my problem with gluten.  Robin’s 30 Day Challenge is the best one that you could probably find on the internet without paying for it.  She has everything you need including meal suggestions, workouts, snack help, water drinking help.  For someone like me that gets really overwhelmed with change; and would rather have someone else figure that out and basically order me around, it’s basically a dream come true.  So to aid you in the whole “telling you what to do” thing here are five awesome YouTube workout videos you must try.

Day 1: Jillian Michael’s 6wk six-pack abs Level 1

Day 2: Energizing Morning Yoga

**this is the yoga workout that finally made me like yoga

also on Day 2, give 30 Day Butt Lift Butt Workout 6

Day 3: 10 Min Abs with Laura London

and BeFit Arms HIIT

Day 4: Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred Workout 1 – cardio/arms/abs circut

Day 5: Morning Yoga and Butt Lift

Day 6: Jillian Michael’s Six-Pack Abs

Day 7:  Rest

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#FitnessFriday – Under Armour Makes Me Run!

One of my goals this year is to become Fit Fluential….I mean, I can’t ever actually imagine myself being as amazing as some of my fellow mommy bloggers that are my inspirations; but I’d like to think I can show how someone can go from nothing to something, with three kids and a husband that is frequently busy.  It’s really hard to find the time to work out; and I’m just so dang tired that at this point in my life getting up at 5:30 isn’t something I can imagine myself doing.  On top of all that its never been easy for me – losing weight that is.  On the flip side of that I don’t fluctuate much either.  Before I had my kids, which are my main weight gain issues, my only other significant weight gain is when I quit dancing.  To inspire myself and not get bored, which I find myself easily doing, I decided to pull out my phone and find myself some apps.  I came across an app for Couch to 5K (more on that later – I’m such a tease).  After I decided to give it a whirl, my immediate thought was, “what about the ladies?”  I happen to be fairly well endowed, what can I say.  This is one of the reasons why I don’t even go there with running.  The last time I ran was before I got married…so eight years ago?

The hubby suggested we head over to the BX and see what we could find.  I was freaking out over what I would use?  I mean, am I going to be doubling up here?  Then the gates of heaven opened and Under Armour shown brightly before me.  It was affordable too.  The prices at the BX were amazing.  The Under Armour maximum impact, compression bra is what I discovered.  Locating it online hasn’t been easy, but they have lots of other similar bras that look amazing.  If you’re military head over to your local BX and see what you can find.

I’ve been doing the couch to 5k here for a couple of weeks now, and I’m really excited and proud of myself.  I would never have imagined myself doing it.  Having done some P90X and not being in Reno, with its high elevation, is one of the reasons why I think I’m doing so well.  Maybe I was just being too hard on myself before.  I can’t wait to keep updating you all on my journey this year.  
check out some of these great links:
Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family – bloggy inspiration and fellow MilSpouse  
Maria @ Lift Love Life – bloggy inspiration and fellow MilSpouse
My Couch to 5K app – C25K by Zen Labs


 visit for her Fitness Friday Link up!! 
Have a Happy Weekend!!!
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#Fitness Friday – My hero

Happy Friday Everyone!  The weekend is here, and let me tell you I couldn’t be more thrilled!  The hubby will actually be around this weekend *knock on wood*, and well…that is pretty much a miracle if I ever saw one.  We might have some big plans for this Veteran’s Day weekend! 

Before I get to the reason why I titled this post, “My Hero”, let me just fill you in on what’s been going on with my fitness journey.   Last week I had one of those amazing epiphanies.  You know the ones I’m talking about, where the light bulb goes off, you hear angels singing and such things.  Mine came in the admission that I’m not failing after all.  Of course, one could always do better.  I know that one of the things that I’m not good at is depriving myself, mostly depriving myself from the soda – specifically the Dr. Pepper.  Other than that I’m pretty proud of myself for my eating habits in general.  I don’t eat super clean – like organic and stuff, but I eat my fruit and vegetables, I don’t have dessert every night.  Escaping the check out line without picking up some candy is super easy for me.  There’s always room for improvement, as in anything.  What I do know is that I’ve always been not super skinny.  My sister is built like that but I’ve always sort of had womanly curves, an hour glass shape (which saves me in the weight proportions department).  At my skinniest as a teenager I was a size 9/10.  Although I wonder if even in this short ammount of time the sizes have changed, what would that be now?  And just so you’re not wondering why I’m wondering, I think about this topic often, after reading Hungry, by Crystal Renn (go get it now!!).  My mom, in the 70’s, was 5ft 7in, 112 lbs and a size 8 or something…it might have been a six..but you get what I’m saying.

Back to my epiphany – its been eight years since I got married.  I was really comfortable with my weight then.  I was bigger than I had been in high school but I felt really good about myself.  I was super tight and toned, but I wore a two piece on our honeymoon!!  So, the other day when I weight myself  *cringe* I looked at it and actually said to myself, wow..its’ not so bad.  It’s not scary.  I’m only about 10ish lbs away from where I was at my wedding and I’ve just about lost all the baby weight from the three pregnancies (which that was an up and down thing).  So the biggest I’ve been post baby – and babies – I’m now only a short little jaunt to wedding weight.  Anything past that is just extra amazing  Now that I am more educated, and have met so many wonderful fitness bloggers I think tightening up and toning after reaching that magic weight I have in my head is a real possibility.  Wow!

Now onto my hero!  My hero is one of my very first friends when I moved here, my neighbor.  She’s amazing.  She runs.  Anyone who runs is a freaking rock star in my book.  Because of her I might just have to consider the whole couch to 5k thing, just to shake things up and maybe run with her.  She just ran the Marine Corp Marathon.  Her first marathon, that she didn’t think she could finish…but I KNEW she could do it, and she did it.  Did I already mention she runs?  She has shirts, and medals and those little number things hanging on her wall.  She has the 12.1 and 26.2 stickers on the back of her car.  She’s amazing.  For her run she told me about these amazing socks, and since she doesn’t blog and I was super impressed, I thought I would share the amazingness with you.

This my friends is the Thorlo Experia.  I love Thorlos.  I’m married to a Boy Scout, a Camper, a Military Man…trust me…me and Thorlos totally know each other. 

Thorlos experia┬« socks are specially padded to ensure maximum comfort during all your favorite activities. Engineered to provide activity-specific protective padding, Thorlos experia┬« socks provide blister-free comfort and protection.  
They come in a merino wool/silk and the cool max that my friend used.

She ran a marathon with no blisters man.  I’m totally impressed.  So I will be purchasing these.  I may not be a runner but with my working out and the walking I’m doing all the time to take and pick up my son I have developed a blister or two.  Now, while I may not have actually used this product I’m pretty excited about it so I wanted to share…while also saying how amazing my friend and neighbor is.

Fitness Friday Routine –
Fembody Appetite Control
Fembody Slim Select
Yogi Detox Tea

Hoping to start my P90X up again

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