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Charming Charlie Summer Favorites!

Earlier this summer I put up a few posts on social media about how much I love the store Charming Charlie and shortly afterwards their social media team reached out to me to ask if I would like to be an ambassador for them where they send me some of their newest lines each month for me to try out. I only had to think about that for about two seconds before I agreed,…Read More

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Finding Balance: Month 2, Monday

Monday’s Workout: Full Body Circuit Equipment Needed: Dumbbells Yoga Mat (or towel) Medicine Ball Workout (Full Body Circuit): 1) Body Weight Squat 2) Pushups 3) DB Bent Over Row 4) Reverse Body Weight Lunge (12 per leg) 5) Standing Overhead DB Shoulder Press 6) DB Bicep 21’s 7) Bodyweight Tricep Dip 8) V-ups Do 12 reps of each exercise and do this entire circuit with only allowing just enough rest…Read More

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Finding Balance: Month 2, Tuesday

Tuesday’s Workout: HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Sprints Equipment Needed: None! Outdoor Sprints (can be done in a driveway, in between light posts or just 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off). -5 minute very easy warmup -15-30 second sprints (15 seconds for beginners, 22 seconds for intermediate, 30 seconds for advanced), with 30 second rest. 10 sprints. -5-10 minute very easy jog cool down.     Leave a comment below and let…Read More

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Finding Balance: Month 2, Wednesday

Wednesday’s Workout: Full Body Circuit Equipment Needed: Dumbbells Day 3: Full Body Circuit 1) Plie Squat 2) DB Chest Press 3) Hip Thrust 4) Upright Dumbbell Row 5) Dumbbell Lateral Raise 6) Dumbbell Bicep Curls (watch video to see if we filmed these alternating or not, I can’t remember. If they are alternating then call them “Alternating Dumbbell Bicep Curls”) 7) Overhead Tricep Extension 8) Bicycle Crunch Do 12 reps of…Read More

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Finding Balance: Month 2, Thursday

Thursday’s Workout: Tabata Style Cardio Equipment Needed: None! *I use the Tabata Timer app (free) on my phone for these workouts* 5 minute warmup Tabata #1: Alternate Burpees and Mountain Climbers (20 seconds on/ 10 seconds off) Tabata #2: Alternate Frog Jumps and Butt Kicks (20 seconds on/ 10 seconds off) Tabata #3: Lunge Jumps and Side to Side Shuffle (20 seconds on/ 10 seconds off)   Leave a comment below and…Read More