As much as I love fashion, my other passion is fitness. If you know me, you know what a gym junkie I am. As far back as I remember, I’ve always loved to workout. Clear back in Jr. High and High School, my girlfriends and I would go to the Athletic Club, workout and do aerobic classes…(step class was on of our favorite;)) I continued to workout, but it was after I had my babies that I got really serious and tried to be more knowledgable about fitness and nutrition. Naturally, I have a small frame and pretty good genetics, but I wanted to be healthy, lean and more cut. I started eating clean, picked up running (which was a slow process) and started lifting A LOT of weights. Every day, I would google, pin and observe different workouts I would see at the gym. I then would go off and do my thing. Within months, I started seeing results with muscle definition….my hard work was paying off and I loved what I was seeing.
Hard work is defined as a great deal of effort and endurance….nothing happens if you don’t put in the time, and it really does take time and dedication. I do get a little frustrated with people who think I am naturally blessed…like I said earlier, I do have good genetics, but I also put in the time and work my butt off even when I am tired. I’m very conscience about what I do physically and what I eat, although I don’t deprive myself either. Make working out a priority, I do about 1 hour to 1 hour & 20 min a day either at home or the gym. It has just become a part of my life. With all of that said, I am excited to be posting some of my favorite/simple workouts that have help defined my muscles throughout the years. (I now have to figure this video thing out;))
TIPS and ADVICE
- Set realistic goals for yourself and your life.
- There is no quick fix, everything takes time and effort.
- Figure out what works for your body both nutritionally and physically.
- Don’t be afraid or intimidated at the gym….own the place. (Everyone is just there to get a workout in.)
- Don’t deprive yourself of things you love, just limit them.
- Always push yourself to do a little bit more each day.
- Workout with a friend or go to classes.
- Weights will not bulk you, we need them more than ever the older we get.
- Don’t compare yourself to anyone else…focus on you.
- Stop the excuses and realize that you are important….you’ve got this!!!!