Let’s get REAL

This is my first post in a while, but I think the topic is so important and means the most to me. 
There are hundreds of thousands of fitness accounts out there focusing on both men and women looking perfect and lifting heavier than anyone else, eating better, etc. I’m not one of those people. Yes, I love working out! It relieves me of stress and allows me to feel good about myself. I post pictures and workouts on my social media to share my progress and influence and motivate others to get active! It’s a great feeling that I think everyone should get to experience.

One of the biggest parts of being healthy and looking/feeling great is your diet. And I don’t mean that you have to DIET. I mean the food that you eat does have an affect on your body and can be a burden or be beneficial to your overall appearance and physical health. Personally, I don’t go on crazy diets to lose weight or go on a “cleanse” to be healthy. I think if you are interested in that kind of thing, that’s great!! It’s just not for me. Maybe I don’t have enough self control to stop myself from eating. I just LOVE food! I always find myself indulging in chocolate or some sort of yummy dessert at a restaurant. 

Unfortunately, I know I won’t be able to continue my poor eating style for a long time. My body just doesn’t work that way, and the calories will start catching up to me. At that time, yes! I’ll start watching what I eat and cut out desserts instead of stuffing my face with whatever I can get my hands on. 

My main message here…do what works for YOU. I’m not a health expert or a personal trainer, but I’m a person who has respect for my body and knows I need to take care of myself. I never push myself too far but rather just far enough. My limits are going to be different than others, and once you realize that what works for others may not work for you, everything feels easier. Live up to your own expectations instead of someone else’s! Make your own goals and go get them!
…and that’s my dose of positivity for the day:)

Triceps on Fleek

Alright, so two upper body workout days in a row (ugh), but I know it will be worth it, and I’m already seeing results! Todays workout was focused on biceps and triceps, but for some reason I was having more fun with my tricep workouts and maybe went a little overboard (again, worth it).

Try this workout and let me know what you think!!

Triceps extension: 6 sets of 15, 10, 5 reps

Dumbbell biceps curl: 6 sets of 15, 10, 10 reps

EZ-bar Skullcrusher: 6 sets of 15, 10, 5

Machine bicep curls: 6 sets of 15, 10, 5

Dips: 6 sets of 15

Hammer curl: 6 sets of 15, 10 reps

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