I had my first workout in the gym today since my little girl was born. Most doctors or midwives tell you to wait 5-6 weeks before working out again. Because I had stitches after Phoenix Rae was born I needed to wait the full six weeks post partum to start any kind of workout. But, I finally got clearance from my midwife to start working out again this week (Phoenix will be six weeks old on Wedn ...[Read More]
Clean eating works!! I wish so badly someone would have told me this after I had my son. I gained 60 lbs when I was pregnant and had a really hard time losing the weight. I always thought I was eating "healthy" but what I know now is that pre-packaged foods with a ton of ingredients and a lot of sugar won't get you lean and toned - even if the label says, "healthy". I didn't get lean by any crazy ...[Read More]
A short video talking about how I find time to work out around family, work, etc. A little clip at the end showing how awesome the daycare at our gym is (XSport Fitness).
I always bring my workout log with me EVERY single time I go to workout, here is an example of a page from my log back in November 2011. I just bought a small 100-page Mead notebook at Office Depot (I put my hand there to give you a perspective of the size). There are a lot of different ways to track your workouts, this is just how I like to do it. I used to print off the logs from bodybuilding.co ...[Read More]
100 lbs 4 sets of 8 reps. A lot of girls don't realize (I never used to either) that if you want to look toned in regular clothes you have to lift heavy in the gym. My muscles always look big when I'm lifting but then when I'm in my regular clothes it just looks nice and toned and not bulky at all. If you want to look toned don't be afraid to lift heavy. Natalie
Here are a few HIIT workouts I like to do: #1 3 minute warmup at 3.5 15 minutes of all out sprints 30 seconds at level 12.0/60 seconds rest (shown in this video) 2 minute cool down at 3.5 20 minutes total #2 3 minute warmup at level 3.5 (no incline) 15 minutes of thirty second sprints/30 second rest at level 10 or 10.5 (depending on how I feel that day) For the last 5 minutes I do thirty second sp ...[Read More]