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The Power of Habits

Natalie Hodson Lacing Shoes

"A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit." -Desiderius Erasmus I have learned that, for me, my motivation comes in cycles. I have noticed that a few times each year I go through a couple weeks where I lose that motivation and desire to workout. What I have learned, is that when I start to feel unmotivated, I really try to focus and fall back on my habits to keep me going. ...[Read More]

Fat Burning Treadmill Workout!

Treadmill Workout

Members Only Post   Sprint workouts are a lot of fun.  I was a cross country and track runner in college and doing these sprint workouts always takes me right back to my track and field days.  This is a workout I pulled out from one of my college training journals and I really enjoyed it!  I don't know if I would go so far as to say it was 'fun', but it was a great sprint workout. Essentially ...[Read More]

The One Thing That Has Helped My Naturally Bigger Legs Look Better

Squats

  I naturally have bigger legs. It's just the way I was born. Do you want to know the one thing that has helped them look better? Lifting heavy. Squats and deadlifts gave my legs such better shape, tone and definition (and did not make them look bulkier, just the opposite in fact). I used to get really intimated doing these exercises, but after time I got much more comfortable. If you have a ...[Read More]

Bleacher Workout with Your Kids!

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  My kids had other plans for my "great idea" to all run the bleachers together today but we improvised. Baby girl wanted held the whole time so I think my upper body got a better workout than my lower body but oh well. Something is always better than nothing! If you want to try this yourself do this: run up the bleachers as fast as you can doing single steps then double step (skipping every ...[Read More]

Real-Life Workout Video!

Outdoor Workout

I used to get so frustrated when I would try to workout from home and my kids would interrupt me.  I remember so many times when I would just quit in the middle of my workout, throw my hands up in defeat, and think to myself, "what's the point?  I can't even finish one set without the baby wanting held".  It did get easier as the kids got a little older, but along the way I realized that if I inco ...[Read More]

Wednesday Workout: Leg Blaster!

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    My legs are always one of the last places on my body to respond, so I am always looking for really good leg workouts. Try this combo next time you are at the gym. I finished my workout with this combo and my legs felt like jello walking out of the gym yesterday! ‪#‎workoutwednesday‬‪#‎nataliehodsonworkouts‬ I hope you will consider joining hundreds of other people who have completed ...[Read More]

4-Week Shred Q&A (Commonly Asked Questions)

4-Week Shred Q&A

I have gotten some really great questions from you guys in the comments of each post.  As a way to make it easier for you (instead of having to read all the comments on each page of the program), I am going to re-post the most commonly asked questions and answers here on this page.  If you have another specific question that you would like answered, leave it as a comment below and I will add it to ...[Read More]

30 Minutes of Walking

How to debloat

    Have you ever felt this way? Sometimes I've gotten so caught up in having the perfect diet and the perfect workout routine that I end up just getting overwhelmed and doing nothing, or always saying, "I'll start on Monday". When, the truth is, it's not the perfect workout program that will make a long term difference, but rather the consistent, small habits that make the biggest long ...[Read More]

4-Week Shred – Day 24 (Rest Day)

Before After Makeup

Today is a rest day, enjoy it!  We have just five days before our big day.  There are some little things I try to take care of one week out, most of which include running little errands and getting ready for the shoot. Natalie's One-Week Out Tips: Hair: I always get my hair highlighted and trimmed one week out.  This gives me some time before the shoot to get it fixed if the color turns out funky ...[Read More]

4-Week Shred – Day 23 (Chest/Triceps/Shoulders)

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    Now that we are one week out, it is crucial that we are focusing on drinking enough water.  It's been important all month, but now it is really important.  My experience has been that drinking enough water really prevents me from retaining water and helps me fill out nicely and also just helps my face look less puffy on photoshoot day.  I am for at least a gallon of water each day, but a ...[Read More]