Monday, April 20, 2015

Move it Monday #8 {Track Workout}

Hey ya'll its Monday and although it has been a while today I am back at it with Move it Monday! The weather is bipolar here in Utah right now as Spring time usually is and along with bipolar weather in Spring comes the start of running season. So to celebrate the start of the running season and mostly nice weather, when it isn't randomly snowing in April, I am sharing with you today 2 different running interval workouts that you can do on a track, on a treadmill, or even on a trail. Running workouts are great for all types of you active people out there. Running can help us all with our hearts, our lungs and full body transformation but along with the cardio it is important to incorporate some strength so these workouts have some body weight movements that combined with the cardio are sure to burn some unwanted fat and put on lean muscle. I know you all want to be able to more active with your kids this summer mamas so lets get crackin! You and your kids will thank me after these.

To find some of my previous at home/out side work outs you can find them HERE HEREHERE ,  HEREHEREHERE  HERE and an introduction to the series HERE, you can also find all of my other workouts I have shared on the blog since Last year through the search box on the side or the links I provide at the bottom of this post. I cannot wait to share with you all of my workouts and recipes to help you to be a better you. This year is going to be a great one. Lets get healthy and crush some goals together. Remember you can always email me with suggestions or questions at Now lets finally get to this workout shall we!!! 

Warm up! It is important! Don't skip it and do it all! Its like breakfast it should not be skipped, it should be taken seriously and it should be done well, because it prepares you for the rest of the workout.

The first one is a fun little pyramid chipper that will challenge you but is very doable. I did this one on Saturday and had a few other people do it and it was a good one. If you are just starting out you can modify the runs and reps. For example you can do a 800m, 400 m, 200 m , 200m, 400m and 800m  or even 400, 200, 100, 100, 200, 400m and you can do 10 reps instead of 20 depending on your level and how comfortable you are with running and those movements. But no matter which modification you do make sure that you are challenging yourself. You will only improve by challenging and pushing yourself in your workouts.

Make sure you time these running workouts so that you are able to do them again and see your improvement. Also record what modification you did so that you can push yourself even more on the runs and reps then next time you do it, until you are able to do the workout as written. Let me know how it goes if you do it I would love to hear about your experience.

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I love these out door workouts because I love to be outdoors and I feel like the sunshine makes us all happier. I also loved doing these at the track because me and my husband were able to go together and the boys just played on the track with us and in the grass. We were able to go together as a family and all have fun and be active together. My four year old ran over a mile with us and my 2 year old probably ran about a 1/2 mile they did awesome and then they loved running in the grass and playing with each other while we could watch them the whole time running circles around them. Make fitness fun. Make it a priority and be the example that your children can follow.

Ok here is another one for you. Do not skip the warmup it is very important especially to make sure your leg muscles are all warm before you take off running. Ok this one there are two options there is one for the beginners and one for advanced they are similar they are just different rep schemes. Pick which one is best for your level and give it your all. Push yourself, time yourself and record it so that you can do it again in a month and see your improvement.  It is as easy or as hard as you make it by how much you are willing to push yourself. 

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Holiday Plaques {The Wood Connection}

I love how the wood connections allows you to let your creativity sour. The raw wood that you get to make your own, and bring your creativity into your home is so fun. I am happy every time I go and leave with much more than I planned on. My kids also love it and love coming home with a little craft for themselves to bring home and work on with mommy. 

I loved my Valentines plaque so much that I created from the Wood Connection goodies that I just had to share with you my St. Patricks and Easter versions. They are so simple, easy to put together, cheap, and so fun to be able to put up during the holidays on your mantel, the wall or a little side table. All three versions I used the same technique and the supplies are from the Wood Connection.

Supplies Needed

-Small Wooden Plaque
-Small character wood pieces
-Paint brushes
-Wood glue
-Sand block
-painters tape

***All of these items can be found and were purchased at the WOOD CONNECTION

What I did
For the St. Patricks plaque First I just painted the plaque gold. Then once it was dry I placed the vinyl on the wood plaque and painted over it with the ivory white.  I did two coats letting it dry completely between each coat and that was plenty of coverage.

Then Once the white was dry I peeled off the vinyl so that you could see the gold "Lucky" underneath.

On the easter plaque I simply painted the whole thing a pale yellow. I did two coats letting it dry completely between each coat. Then once it was dry I taped off stripes with painters tape and painted the middle of the plaque a light blue. Two coats letting it dry completely between each coat and then once dry peeling off the painters tape

Then on both the plaques once all the paint was dry I sanded down the edges to make it look a little worn. I feel like this makes it look more finished. 

Next it was time to paint the little wood character pieces. For the pot of gold I simply painted the top gold and the bottom black, then once it was dry I sanded down the edges and then painted on wood glue and put on the glitter. For the clover I painted it green and added glitter and she horseshoe is gold with glitter.  Once those were all dry I glued them to the plaque with wood glue and your all done.

With the easter one I did an egg that I plainted pink and added glitter, a bunny just white and sanded down and a carrot with orange and green glitter for the top. Attached with wood glue.

This was my valentines version I created last month. You can find the tutorial for this one HERE.

All three and I am sure I will keep on with this tradition and make one for every season and holiday I am excited to make more. Thank you to The wood connection for having me and providing me with these awesome products. Now go and get your craft on!!!

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Monday, February 23, 2015

You are a Machine & Albion Fit Giveaway

Photo Credit: Tyler Ulrich
Fitness Clothing: Albion Fit

The human body is an incredible, miraculous and powerful machine. It really is crazy what our bodies are capable of when we freakin tell our mind yes I can. Why is that so hard. Why is is so hard to trust our bodies. Trust what we have worked for and trained it to do. I don't know if that will ever be an easy thing for me to believe in my body and myself but I am determined to work harder on that mental game, because deep down I know that human bodies are amazing! 

This year one of my goals is to trust my body, trust my mind, trust my heart and trust its power and my physical capabilities. It is hard, yes. We all have doubt, and at time fear, but how can you know, how can you know your true potential, your true strength if you don't push to find it. This is true in your fitness journey, but even more so in your life long journey. 

Push to find your strength in life, push the fear aside and just see what you are capable of. I am way too scared of failure. We as humans are way too scared to fail. But that is what life is. It is failing and succeeding it is falling and brushing ourselves off and getting back up stronger than ever. If we don't go through the hard times or the times we get knocked down we couldn't appreciate the good, or our strength we learn and grow from those experiences. Which honestly I hate. We don't want failure, we don't what hard when I look back on those moments I am so glad I was about to learn the lesson I needed to learn from it. 

So push yourself. Push yourself and trust yourself in your fitness journey, in your business, in your art, in your career and in your life. So what am I training for you ask? LIFE! I am training for life. To be in the best I can be. The healthiest, the strongest, the kindest, the most hard working me I can be. 

So to help yall keep on keeping on and feeling good during your fitness and life journey I have teamed up with my favorite fitness company Albion Fit to bring you an amazing and fun giveaway. They are giving away 3 $50 gift cards to their shop. That is right there is going to be 3 winners! I am so excited and can't wait for you to be able to find that perfect piece for you. Albion has the most comfortable, stylish and high quality fitness clothing and swimming suits I have ever worn. 

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