The BEST pre and post workout snacks

Yes, you CAN actually snack healthily while on-the-go! I don't know about you guys, but I am often in a rush. Whether I am rushing from work to the gym, or trying to fit in a quick run before having to go to an event, there isn't always time for healthy eating. I rely a … Continue reading The BEST pre and post workout snacks

Apple Cider Chia Overnight Oats

Sorry for my absence, lovelies. It has been a wild ride of a summer (er? are we already halfway through fall? whoops!). I have been immersed in the Tone It Up #FriskyFall challenge, work, house, and life in general. Amazing how fast the time has been flying. And the blog seems to take the biggest … Continue reading Apple Cider Chia Overnight Oats

Tuesday is Back Day!

Tuesday is back and biceps!!! Woot woot…my favorite day of the week!
[Well, I hate biceps, but LOVE back.]

I love the post and workout below, because it is me in a nutshell. I work and work and work on my back, but never see the “baby back” that I am longing for…and my traps are massive. So…clearly, I need to work on form. I have been doing better on this with my tricep workouts (which were yesterday as a part of chest day), so I will do the same today with back. Incorporating the HIIT, pull ups, mountain climbers, and burpees are also how I am going to keep my heart rate up. And if you haven’t seen it yet, here are my core back exercises. I have also started to incorporate the following as I graduate to more/harder/stronger/better workouts:



It’s hard for me to pick which day of weight training I like best, but for many reasons I love training back! The main reason is because I want to improve on it! It has always been a weaker spot for me and before I started training for my competition I didn’t know why I wasn’t seeing results. That all changed when I started working with my coach. For one, she helped me to become less trap dominant. Apparently I was using WAYYY too much traps during my back and shoulder workouts. We adjusted my form on several lifts so even though I had to go down in weight, I was finally seeing changes and growth in my back. Ever since then I’ve really loved training it because trust me, when you see results, it becomes an addiction.

(Not my back in this picture, I just really admire her back…

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