Lazy Day

Good evening!

I hope everyone had a lovely day πŸ™‚

I had some delicious food today! My breakfast looked like this:

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I had some Greek yogurt with peanut butter and strawberries, blueberries and a banana! It was delicious πŸ™‚

I didn’t really do much today. I couldn’t go out and do anything because of all the snow we got here (12-14 inches!). So I pretty much stayed inside, ate food, watched Supernatural, read my book and worked out…. It was a great day πŸ™‚

Lunch!

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Lunch was equally as delicious as breakfast! I made myself a pizza and with that I had a mango, green beans and some green pepper πŸ™‚

And my workout today was some cardio and abs πŸ™‚

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It was a very tiring working, especially considering my arms were sore along with my legs, but oh well, it was a good workout nonetheless πŸ™‚

Have a wonderful night everyone πŸ™‚

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I hope everyone had a great St. Patty’s Day!
I spent mine just lounging around the house, pretty much doing nothing except reading and watching Supernatural (my new tv show addiction!! So good! :))

For breakfast I made myself a fried egg sandwich and a green smoothie, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day!

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I was going to make some peanut butter today but…. That didn’t exactly happen. Oh well, I’ll make some later this week.
My legs are super sore from yesterday’s leg workout and I love it! Walking up the stairs was a challenge πŸ™‚

Well, tomorrow is chest/triceps and I’m very excited! Have a great night πŸ™‚

Green Beans

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That was the insanely quick workout that I did this morning! I didn’t have much time to get ready this morning and I thought about skipping my workout for today but then I realized how sad I would be and that I wouldn’t feel very good that I had skipped it; so I decided to do it anyway! And I am so glad I did! It gave me less time to get ready but that’s okay, it was worth it πŸ™‚

Today, my brother and I went with some family friends to an indoor water park and it was a blast! We had a great time and then went out to dinner after so today was an all-around successful day πŸ™‚

Right now it’s about midnight and I am sitting in my room eating leftover green beans from the other night… And they are delicious πŸ™‚

Tomorrow I get to go to the mall to do some spring clothes shopping! But we all know that’s going to turn into me buying a bunch of fitness gear that I don’t necessarily need but that I want πŸ™‚

Have a great day tomorrow (today..?) everyone! πŸ™‚

Late Night Workout

Hello everyone! πŸ™‚

Yesterday, I decided to take a day off because I needed it and rest days are essential. Sometimes I don’t want to take a rest day because working out is usually the highlight of my day, but I know they are really important. So, yesterday, all day, all I did was think about working out πŸ™‚

Today, I spent a lot of time in the car and didn’t get back until quite late. I just finished my workout! I do like working out at night though, the whole house is quiet and it’s just so nice!
Anyway! Here’s my workout:

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This workout took about 30 minutes. It was a quick one, but if you really go all out for the 45 seconds and really push yourself, you’ll definitely feel it!

Yesterday, my grandmother taught me how to make her homemade peanut butter and I have no idea why I wasn’t doing this before! It is honestly the easiest thing to do. All you have to do is buy a can of peanuts (make sure that the only ingredient is Peanuts) and put it in a food processor. That’s it! Leave the peanuts in the food processor for a while, stopping to scrape down the sides every now and then. After a while it will start to get really smooth, that’s when you can add some salt, to taste. Once you are done making it, you will need to keep it in the refrigerator if you don’t want it to be all runny. But, my, oh my, this peanut butter is delicious! And, so much healthier than store bought peanut butter!! Mmm, mmm!

Have a great night everybody! πŸ™‚ see you tomorrow with another workout!

Motivation!

Good evening!

I stayed home all day today and pretty much did nothing except workout and watch some Netflix, but it was great! I actually got my brother to workout with me! He did my arm workout from the other day and he thought it was pretty hard. Today the workout I did was just a regular rep workout that I threw together this morning but it was really difficult. Sometimes when I’m working out and I am getting really tired I think to myself “I couldΒ just do one set of these instead of two..” but then I do two anyway because there is no point in cheating myself, no matter how tired I am.

Sometimes it’s hard to find motivation especially when you’re feeling down or bad about yourself. What I have done is, in my room, I created a “Motivation Wall.” I taped up quotes and pictures and a countdown to summer! I keep that up to remind me to work hard everyday. I’m pretty sure I saw this idea on Pinterest (surprise, surprise :)) and I love it!

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Also, what I do is I have a whole album in my phone dedicated to motivational pictures and quotes. Whenever I don’t feel like working out or I feel like eating something I know I shouldn’t eat, I look through some of the pictures I have in that album (there are about 260 pictures in this album… haha :)); they give me motivation to get my butt off the couch and go work out!

My all-time favorite! This is also the background of my phone :)

This one is the background of my phone πŸ™‚

I think a Motivation page will be coming soon, as long as I can figure out what I need to do in terms of citing the pictures, because I do not own them (including this one ^).

 

Well, anyway, I was plenty motivated today and got my workout done this morning! What I have decided to do, down in my basement where I do all my working out, is write all of my workouts on a white board! That way it’s easy to see and I’m not trying to find that little piece of paper that I wrote my workout on πŸ™‚

Here’s my workout from this morning!

My arm workout that my brother did was under neath this :)

My arm workout that my brother did was underneath this πŸ™‚

The divebombers and burpees with a pushup killed me, but I did get all the sets done! I felt so great after this workout, especially since I was covered in well-deserved sweat πŸ™‚

 

Today for lunch I tried something new! I had peanut butter toast with a banana for breakfast, so, for lunch I didn’t want to have more bread. I decided to make my sandwich on lettuce! It was so delicious and refreshing! I just put two pieces of ham and one piece of cheese on two pieces of lettuce and, bam! I had an amazing sandwich!

oh, and some peppers and an orange :)

oh, and some peppers and an orange πŸ™‚

Very, very good! If you don’t believe me, try it for yourself!

Today, my best friend in the whole world came over because we decided to do some yoga this afternoon. She wants to try to be healthier so I’m trying to help her and give her the most support that I can. The only problem was: neither of us really knew anything about yoga. So, essentially, all we did was sit on the floor, stretch and talk about life. We had a good time but not much yoga-ing was getting done! I think next time we’ll look up some yoga videos on the Internet or something.

 

Well, I hope everyone has a good night and a great day tomorrow!

See ya soon!

 

 

It’s the Weekend!

For me anyway πŸ™‚

I have a four-day weekend coming up and I’m am very excited! This semester is over, I aced all my finals and I am feeling good!

My wonderful day started out with an Interval workout on my elliptical followed by some strength training. I wanted to do some intervals because my arms are still sore from yesterdays workout πŸ™‚ even though I did add in some arms stuff to the end!

 

Interval Workout

2 minute medium effort warmup

90sec – 70% effort

30sec – 45% effort

60sec – 90% effort

90sec – 70% effort

30sec – 45% effort

60sec – 90% effort

90sec – 70% effort

30sec – 45% effort

60sec – 90% effort

90sec – 70% effort

30sec – 45% effort

60sec – 90% effort

90sec – 70% effort

30sec – 45% effort

60sec – 90% effort

90sec – 70% effort

30sec – 45% effort

60sec – 100% effort (go ALL OUT! It’s only a minute, you can do it :))

2 minute cool down jog

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2X20 squat and press

2X30 pushups

2X46 switch lunges

2X30 hip bridges

2X60 calf raises

 

Well, that was my workout that I did this morning! It looks really long but it really wasn’t. I think it took me about 35 minutes, but I wasn’t really keeping track.

So, I need to find a dress (kind of dressy, but not too much) for an event that I have towards the beginning of February. Does anyone have any ideas of where I can look? I have checked multiple places but nothing really speaks to me.

 

Breakfast this morning:

Yummm :)

Yummm πŸ™‚

 

We were out of bananas so I thought I’d make something different for breakfast πŸ™‚ I added some blueberries, strawberries and granola to vanilla Greek Yogurt. It’ s not quiteΒ as good as the yogurt-peanut butter-banana deliciousness.. but it’s a close second!

I realized that I need to start drinking more water throughout the day. I barely even drink a whole water bottle all day! I am so thirsty by the end of the day, which I know isn’t good, but I just forget to drink water during the day! Any ideas?

I was looking through my phone today and realized that I have so many motivational pictures of quotes that I have saved from Pinterest or Tumblr. For example:

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I was thinking of making a page here at Confessions of a Fitness Lover just for motivational pictures and quotes. The problem is: I don’t own those pictures and I’m not sure if I’m allowed to post them… Can I if I state that they aren’t mine? If anyone knows, please let me know because I would love to do that.

 

Have a great night everyone! πŸ™‚

 

 

Amazing Arms!

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is having a good day πŸ™‚

My day started off with my most favorite breakfast, that one that I told you about yesterday! I just added some peanut butter and banana to some vanilla Greek Yogurt and made this absolutely amazing (and addicting!) breakfast!

Without banana...

Without banana…

 

With banana :)

With banana πŸ™‚

This is so good, I highly recommend trying it! You could even sprinkle some cinnamon in there for a little something extra πŸ™‚

 

My workout today was all about arms! By the end Β of this my arms would barely move, I don’t think I’ll be able to pick up anything in the net couple of days!

Are ya ready to work out your arms? πŸ™‚

 

Amazing Arms!

5 minute warmup jog

  1. 2 minutes (1 each side) small arm circles – forward
  2. 15 pushups
  3. 20 tricep dips
  4. 75 Mountain Climbers
  5. 25 bicep curls
  6. 2 minutes (1 each side) small arm circles – backward
  7. 15 reverse pushups (or pullups)
  8. 20 pushups
  9. 50 jumping jacks
  10. 20 bent-over rows

*Repeat this 2 more times!*

5 minute cool down jog

 

If you try this, let me know how your arms feel!

Good night everyone πŸ™‚