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Getting Back Into A Routine After Falling Off Track

Getting back into a fitness routine

So the new year new me thing may have worn off of some people by now. A lot of the times we start something but never follow through all the way like we would like to. Did you fall off of your routine & are stuck? We wait until the beginning of the year to start our working out and eating healthy. Most people stick to it & some fall off after a couple of weeks.

What keeps you inspired to sticking to your fitness & nutrition goals? I look back as my last show and how lean I was and how I could actually see my abs and I want to get back to that but actually stay there. I know I can do it if I reverse correctly. See what makes you inspired & look at it everyday or set it as your background on your phone so you see it multiple times a day.

It is so important you get into a routine and a great schedule everyday so you don’t fall off track. We all start somewhere. It is very important that you figure out what you like. Not everyone enjoys lifting weights. There are other types of workouts that you can do to get your heart rate up and burning fat.

Set goals for yourself. When you have reached that goal of losing 5 or 10 pounds reward yourself.

Find out what works best for you. What makes you happy. Maybe it is a group fitness class, pilates, spin class, swimming, lifting weights, HIIT workouts. Try out different types and see which you like best.

Have a workout buddy to keep you accountable. Both of y’all plan to go to the gym everyday at a certain time. When you have a friend to go with it makes you not want to cancel on them. They will be there to help push you through your workout and make it enjoyable.

Think of why you started. What are your goals that you are trying to accomplish. Are you trying to get fit for yourself or health reasons?

Never give up because you can’t do something. If you are having trouble with the weight or movement, drop the weight and slow down and really control your workouts.

Make it a lifestyle. Don’t do it because you think you have to. Do it because it is what you want to do.

When you have a set routine everyday it makes it easier to not make impulsive decisions. Like going out for drinks on a Tuesday.

Think about what you are putting into your body. Yes we all have cravings and it is fine to have those in MODERATION but your body does not need that. Make sure you are meal planning so it is easy for you to grab something to eat and quick for you when you have such a busy schedule.

When I started getting into fitness and caring about what I ate, it changed my life. I feel so amazing now and look way better. I am not under eating or over eating I am eating what is right for my body. When I go out to eat I make the right decisions. I chose to get chicken and rice with a salad or steak. Something healthy and that is good for my body. Not chicken fried chicken that I know as soon as I finish eating it I will feel awful and it will make me so sick.

I hope you enjoyed my post on how to get back into a routine if you have fallen off track! Have a great rest of your day!

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My 5 Travel Must Have’s

Essentials for Traveling

On Sunday Jake and I leave for NY, our very first time to NY! I am so excited and hope we have a safe travel. Do you have any recommendations on what we need to do in NY? Let me know if you do!

Today I thought I would share my 5 must haves for when we travel. Jake falls asleep as soon as he gets in his seat and me… yeah no not really. I am lucky if I fall asleep because it is just so not comfy.

The absolute must haves to make your travels easier

  1. Food & lots of water. So important, am I right? I always bring some snacks but you have to be careful what you bring with you because security is crazy. I carry a couple of the Kize protein bars (because the best bars out there) with me and some packets of protein powder & packets of the 100 calorie Oatfit. For the oats just go to starbucks or any coffee place and ask for a grande hot water but fill it 2/3 of the way. Let your oats soak for 5 minutes and boom. There you go. When I travel I always carry an empty shaker bottle to fill up with water at the airport to save money.
  2. A good book. I am trying to read more so I have been taking a book with me each time I fly. Depending on how long your flight is, I just took one book this time. I love reading anything that can help me in life. Wether it is self worth, nutrition, or how to succeed in life I love them.
  3. Hand Sanitizer & wipes. Being on flights I feel like there are just so many germs everywhere. I don’t want to get sick when I am traveling so I always make sure I have some hand sanitizer and wipes. Also these will be handy when I will be in NY when we take the subway or touch anything.
  4. Headphones. I love listening to music if I am just watching out the window or now a days a lot of flights have movies that play and you can plug in your headphones.
  5. Eye mask & neck pillow. If you are like Jake and can sleep the entire time I always give him my neck pillow so it is a little bit more comfy and if you are like me, I like wearing a eye mask if it is a long flight to cancel out the light.
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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide + Bikini Girl Diaries Week 5

Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Her

1. Diptyque Rose Delight Candle

2. Adidas Ultraboost

3. Love Keep Sake Box

4. Lafonn Classis Halo Ring

5. Champion Hoodie

6.Olivia Burton Watch

7. KKW Liquid Lipstick Collection

8. Chanel Fragrance 

Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Him

1. Adidas Ultraboost

2. Michael Kors Watch

3. Mahogany Teakwood Candle

4. Monogram Travel Kit

5. Chanel Cologne 

6. Dylan’s Candy

7. Monogram Watch Box

A great gift guide for him & her if you are having trouble figuring out what to get your bae.

Bikini Girl Diaries week 5 update. I did great this week even with it being by birthday on Saturday. I made sure I tried to track as good as I possibly could. We went to Texas De Brazil for dinner and then had wine and cake at the apartment with the family. Cake is hard to track but I tried to find the best thing I could on My Fitness Pal.

Last week my weight was 135. This week my weight is 135.6

I have a goal of hitting 130-131 by week 9. So the end of February. If I stick to my macros, workouts, and cardio I know that I will. I am just nervous because we are going to New York on Sunday so it will be hard not to eat certain things but I am going to do everything in moderation and try and order as healthy as possible. It is easy if you can find restaurants that are in My Fitness Pal.

I am still doing cardio twice a week and still have my two high carb days. Everything has been going very good and I am happy to see how I look in a month. I will upload comparison pictures soon!

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5 Tips On Recovering From Being sore

5 tips on recoveryYour recovery process is so important for your body. When we are working out 5-7 times a week your body needs all the extra help it can get. Still after working out for years I get super sore to where I can barley walk or barley drive my car. I know that sounds crazy but when I workout my chest… Oh my gosh, it gets so sore. So I am sharing my top 5 tips on ways to try and beat your soreness and how to recover more quickly.

Foam Rolling & Stretching – This one is very very important. I know I don’t do it as often as I should. Stretching 15 minutes before and after your workout will help so much. It will also help with warming up your muscles before your workout so you do not pull anything. Take 15 minutes out of your day and just foam roll. Yes it hurts like crazy but it helps so much. A way you can get extra stretching and foam rolling in, is at night when you are watching a tv show.
Getting enough sleep & Epsom Salt Bath – Are you getting the amount of sleep your body needs? To be able to fully recover each day make sure you are getting a great night of sleep. I take ZMA at night which is Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6. Many athletes take this at night for a recovery aid. With this you will also achieve deeper levels of sleep. Also a nice epsom salt bath is super soothing and can help with muscle soreness.
Feed them muscles – Post workout are you getting enough food? I always have enough protein and carbs pre and post workout. Also, throughout the day.. are you getting in enough nutrients for your body?
BCAA’s – (Branched Chain Amino Acids) help out so much when you are recovering from being sore. I don’t know about you but they taste so yummy it helps me with drinking more water. BCAA’s work in so many ways. One way is they help stimulate protein synthesis and reduce the rate of protein breakdown.
Yoga- I am not the biggest fan of yoga because I get so bored. But when I go to a yoga class for an hour I am able to fully stretch out all my muscles. Especially the slow burn yoga. You are in certain positions for a couple minutes. This one really helps me from being sore. Yoga is also great for competitors to help with their flexibility. Posing on stage is very important and the more flexible you are the better your posing is going to look. Yoga is a great options because if you say you are going to stretch and then never do, going to a class will make you work for an hour.

If you are sore try out these 5 tips (a little more than 5 lol) and let me know how they help you recover from being sore.

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