Boss Body: Update

Hi guys, I hope you’re having a good week! I wrote a post a while go about body boss and my first month with it. You can find that post here! But I was getting a lot of questions about whether after all this time I would recommend it or not!

Here’s the verdict, I love the exercises and the program but I just could not commit to it. It was such a regimented routine that I felt like if I took any days off, which lets be real I did because life, I had to go back. Also, it advertises its 24 minutes 3 times a week. Thats a bunch of bull. Its 24 active minutes, but there are rests and a warm up and cool down which is super important to complete. The exercise commitment towards the end is like a hour 5 days a week.

I found myself starting over and over again and then I got bored. I loved the idea of it the time intervals but every 4 weeks the time commitment grew and I just didn’t have an hour to give 5 days a week.

I think I may try this routine again though with a fresh start this winter when I have more time and will be indoors more. I found myself in the summer wanting to get out and now be stuck in the gym the whole time I did my exercises.

I also found I was weak in a lot of areas and could never tell if I was doing something quite right. So for the time being I hired a personal trainer just to really customize something for me and help me to learn form and things like that so the next time I tackle Body Boss I can really get after it.

I do like the program though and really think it will give you results if you are dedicated, like anything though.

I would also recommend buying the physical book if you do get it! I hope this was helpful!

Trying a New Fitness Class

Trying a new fitness class soon? I’ve tried a lot of new ones lately to just switch up my routine. And sometimes a new class can be scary. I totally get it, it’s intimidating but you’ve got this! And Here are some of my easy tips that will help you feel more confident!

  1. Don’t be afraid to call the studio! Ask what to expect, what to wear, if you need to bring anything and feel free to tell them this is your first class. They will tell you if its good for a beginner. Its their job to help you out!

  2. Get there early. Don’t be the first, because how else will you stalk what you need for the class like weights and where things are? But this helps you get positioned in the class to where you feel comfortable. Whether it’s the front of the room or far back!

  3. Since you got there early this is the perfect time to stretch it out. They will help you warm up in class but this never hurts to do and its better than just sitting on your mat getting nervous.

  4. Follow someone else’s lead. Watch someone else, you can see where and if they get towels. Or if they got weights and where.

  5. Ask questions! Don’t be afraid to ask the front desk where things are and what you need. Thats what they are for!

  6. Bring a friend. If that helps you to know you aren’t alone and someone to make eye contact with it really helps! It won’t be so scary if you aren’t alone.

  7. Bring water. Always a good idea you may not need during the class but it’s important to stay hydrated.

  8. In this same note, make sure you ate and aren’t dehydrated for class. I went to a heat class at 6 am when I woke up at 530. I hadn’t have enough water or anything to eat and I had to leave the class early. It wasn’t fun but I didn’t properly prepare my body for the class and now I know!

  9. Wear a cute outfit and buy a cute mat. Not sure if it’s just me but if I love my workout outfit then I feel a lot more confident. I’ve added some of my favorite items at the bottom of this post!

  10. MOST IMPORTANTLY .. BE CONFIDENT! You are taking time out of you busy schedule to do something good for you body. Don’t be harsh on yourself it’s going to be you first class and you’ll improve so much. So don’t compare yourself to other people in the class thats not who you are competing with. Pat yourself on the back, seriously its a big deal!

I hope these help and if you aren trying a new class soon tell me in the comments below! I will be thinking of you and with you in spirit. You got this!

Favorite At-Home Workouts

Hi guys, so as I shared a while ago I am in it to win it with my fitness game.  My wedding was a big motivator that's for sure, but I was tired of not feeling good so I finally took matters into my own hands.  I was doing the Body Boss Method, you can check out my post about that here! But I got sick and then I restarted the program and it sorta of got boring to me.  So I have interchanged some of the workouts because I am crazy busy and I just need a mental switch.  I plan on going back but when I don't really have a plan and need something quick, I'm sharing my favorite go to places. 

So besides the method, my go-to is Youtube!

For 30-45 minute workouts - I love the channel Pop Sugar.  I love when they have guest trainers those are my favorite.  And I get to try fun workouts like Pilates at home or barre all from the comfort of my apartment. This is one of my recent favorites.

Something quick and targeted - I go to Tone It Up.  I find their program really good but it frustrated me when I go to work out and you have to do that daily moves from your phone and then go through 2 or 3 videos.  I like to just go through one video.  So if I want to add something quick and targeted I go here.  Here's my favorite arm workout, core, and booty

When I need to relax - Yoga with Adrienne is my girl.  I love her yoga and her message.  She has relaxing and stretching videos like this or something quick pace. I need to use her more as a work out then a cooldown but I highly recommend her. 

Something fun - I'm not a dancer but dancing sometimes to these videos are exactly what I need.  Now, of course, the songs are short so I'll put a playlist together and dance with the fitness marshall! He has a playlist on his station like this one

Or Pinterest! 

When I want to do a quick circuit at home I have some workout's saved with Pinterest. Here are some of my favorites.  I tried to do a lot of body weight workouts so that's what I look for. 

I hope this was helpful and gave you some ideas for work outs.  Im dabbling in running its a new world for me.  I usaully hate running but Im also really working on my stamina and trying to push myself so I like the challenge! 

Whats your go to work out?

 

January Fitness Haul

Hopefully you all are sticking to your new years resolutions so far! The end of 2017 was crazy for us with all the traveling so I knew that as soon as January came around I would want to hit the ground running with my fitness regimen.  Of course I want to get in shape for the wedding but I also just want to feel good in my skin and healthy. So I used Digit, and set a goal of saving $500 by the end of the year to buy all my fitness needs!

REMEMBER WHEN SHOPPING: Use Ebates for cash back and coupons! Honey is a great back up when Ebates doesn't work on the site.

So today I'm sharing with you what worked and what didn't so you could check it out! PS I bought some of Tone It Up's new line so you can see the review here! 

Yoga Mat *Returned* - this mat was 3mm and even though it was cute that is way too thin for what I was looking for.  But it's good to know because now I know that Im looking for either a 5mm or 6mm mat.  This is the back up that I purchased! 

Sports Bra  - These are my favorite bras from Target, I love the style of them, they fit really well and keep everything in place.  Im not a big fan of padding in my sports bra (I dont need it) so these are perfect!

Lulu- Lemon Pants - This was one of my big splurges.  I loved the color and I knew these pants would be worth it because tehy would hold up for a long time. Although I thought the 7/8 would fit me nicely with being petite and they are far too long. To be honest the tag ripped off when I was trying them on so Im just going to keep them! 

Nikes *Returned* - I just didnt really like the color when it came in, thats all haha.

Still deciding on these Nikes - http://shopstyle.it/l/t67Y

Tone it Up Review

Guys I tried out some of the products from the Tone it Up line, and Im sad to report, I didn't like the products.  Their line is very inexpensive but it shows and I was suppose bummed out about it. 

Jump Rope *Returned* - This jump was the worst, it broke several times while I was trying to use it.  And I kept screwing the piece back on but I knew it would never fully stay so I returned it.

Dumbbells- I kept the dumbbells but you can see the seam and it seems like they may easily split.  But I liked the color and the texture of it so I thought it would be worth it.

2nd Jump Rope - This is the back up I purchased, not as pretty but it works and I guess thats all that really matters

Shoe wise I got these asics because I get shin splits very easily and I know this brand is great for support.  but I have been so hesitant because I hated the colors usually.  So when I saw these colors I grabbed them as quick as I could! They are so comfy! Originally I was thinking about getting a running shoe and another shoe for more cross training and doing weights so I am still deciding on these Nikes.  What so you think!?

TOPS

I was thinking about going to althetica or Lulu Lemon for some shirts but they just seemed so overpriced and I like some of my items from Old Navy so I just looked there I loved what I saw.  I love the Long sleeves, especially with the open back for some breathing.  These Plain Tanks are super cute and I love the material they are made from.  Also they have the cutest Graphic Tank, for a reasonable price. 

More Returns

I tried out these long sleeves from Target, but they had too much of a boat neck and showed my bra straps and not in a flattering way I thought so I returned them.  I also tried tried out these sports bras but they are more like cloth material and don't give enough support I think. 

PS HAS ANYONE TRIED THE HIDRATE SPARK BOTTLE? Im VERY interested in this bottle and if it actually helps you drink more water or if it is annoying and not worth the money.  Just need a review some one help a girl out ha!

You'll never believe it but I haven't hit my $500 limit yet.  So is there something you'd recommend? I'd love to know!!

Some of the products:

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Whats in my Gym Bag?

Hi friends, I hope that you are having a great week so far! With it being holiday season it's getting harder and harder to squeeze in a workout.  I have found that having a gym bag packed at all times has really helped me to get out the door when needed and to get my fitness on! So I wanted to share with you what in my bag currently!

REMEMBER WHEN SHOPPING: Use Ebates for cash back and coupons! Honey is a great back up when Ebates doesn't work on the site.

Look inside!

I love to make sure to keep a whole outfit in my bag for just in case.  So a pair of leggings, socks, headband, bra, and shirt.  Etsy has some really cute shirts and I found this one I have been wanting to get! I usually get my work out clothes at Target, but old navy has some steals.  My nicer clothes are from Athleta or Lulu Lemon which is usually just Christmas presents. 

My swell bottle is amazing for working out because I can fill it up the night before and it will still be cold. It's slim and holds a lot of water.

I use a Fitbit to keep track of my heart rate and how many calories I burn.  I am getting more into checking out my heart rate and this has been really helpful!

I have also been liking clinique work outline, especially these wipes.  Its great for right after a work out to get some of the sweat off and is refreshing. Dry shampoo and deodorant is never a bad thing to have in any bag really. It's great if you're on the go and need to head out somewhere! PS. I'm wanting to try out natural deodorant but I need some recommendations! 

I like to keep my yoga mat around, with the strap and of course some spray for just in cases. 

Here's a look at my favorite items!

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