Getting back in the groove of it all

Hey guys!

I am finally officially off of maternity leave. I took 8 weeks off to spend time with my precious little girl and I enjoyed every minute. Now that I am back at work as of Monday, I am officially a working mother. It is bittersweet. I love to work, productive days are what I live for, but I love being a mother, being there for every waking moment for my child. I can see why tons of women do not come back to work. I probably would not be one of those women. I have a few things career wise that I HAVE to accomplish. If I set out a goal, I hold myself accountable to finish it. I am not faulting stay at home moms or those who decide they need more time with a new baby, but I know that I would always have that “what if?” in my head. So back to the grind it is.

Challenges I am having at the moment is finding time to work out, and just get some things done. Having a little one and being a single mother has proven to be a challenge, but I am learning that I am no wonder woman and as long as I have a plan and try to accomplish two things in a day vs 10-15, that I will be okay. Eventually I will be able to accomplish more, but baby steps are required at the moment.

In baby news my little one will be 2 months officially on Friday. Time is flying. She can hold her neck up pretty well, and has some good  movement, is following objects very well, and she is very alert. She startles easily. She has just begun to coo and smile when you smile at her and it is so joyous to experience. I love it. Motherhood is bliss.

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That’s all for my update! I look forward to blogging about my Mommy/Challenges/Workouts/Life adventures on a more consistent basis.

Beast Mode and some

Good Morning,

I woke up this morning a little stiff, and you know what! I am very okay with that. I am starting to do some lifting in my workouts and boy, let me tell you, it is interesting. Not only is it a challenge, it really takes concentration. Yesterday’s workout with #GarageFit consisted of:

15 min run for a warm up

25 hills

3 sets of bench-press w/ 20lb barbell @15 reps

3 sets of reverse pull ups with body band

3 sets of bench-press w/ 20lb barbell with 10lbs on each side @15 reps

3 sets of shoulder press w/ 40lb barbell

3 sets of reverse planks hold at 30 seconds each 

3 sets of dumbbell lat flys w/ 10lb weights

3 sets of dumbell hammer curls w/ 10lb weights

15 hills. 

Beasty. I have also found that if I eat a Banana w/ peanut butter. My performance increases dramatically. So tomorrow I am attending #GarageFits Boot-camp. I will definitely blog about it on Monday! Also, I picked up my books for school, and I need to go buy a few notebooks for notes! I need a laptop too, but that can wait.  I typically always have access to a cpu. A laptop is just far more convenient. Happy Friday everyone!

 

 

How to get Obstacle Strength Ready!

 

Anyone doing a rough and rugged obstacle course this summer?

Well if you are, this post is for you. All my Spartan, Tough Mudder, Mud Run racers get pumped! If you are looking for a form of training, and it takes training for these events, trust me, you can find it here. You need lots of strength and endurance when tackling these events and this circuit Tribesports has put together, will get you pumped and fit for winning a rugged and rough medal! Our goal is to get you across the finish line and give you the confidence you need to accomplish your obstacle tasks!  You have an A and B superset and you have to push through! So take the challenge one or more times and get pumped!!!! You can find the challenge here. If you take it let me know how you do! I would love to hear feedback!

 

If you would like more information on how this workout was designed, feel free to click here for more information.

 

It’s been a while

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. Sorry about that. Life has been a whirlwind. My shift at work has changed, I had that knee injury and ate horribly, and I went to NYC to celebrate my friends birthday, which was an absolute blast!!! We rode bulls, ate great food (which I wanted to be baptized in btw lol), partied, rode subways, danced in the streets, and froze!  I am hitting the gym up tonight or a fitness dvd whichever one I feel my heart desires. I am also doing a salad/ low carb challenge for the month. My diet will heavily be vegetable/ salad based. (YUM). I will of course put every grilled/baked protein known to man on  my salad/ vegetables. Along with protein shakes and proper exercise  I should be off to a good start on #TeamSummertimefine Here are some pictures from my recent trip.

My good friend Karena and I eating at an AWESOME Cuban restaurant name La Havana

NYC!

Riding bulls in NYC !

Happy Birthday to one of my best friends!!!