So I just wanted to take the time to show you guys that I didn’t always look this way. Both Corey and I have gone through major changes in our physique in order to come to this point in our fitness level. We both were skinny fat, and even on my part for a year or so… chunky :(. However, with dedication, lots of heavy weight lifting, clean eating and cardio all in a balance; we now look like this! Corey started lifting a little after me, but we both started almost two years ago. Though he does not plan to compete, it doesn’t stop him for aspiring for a competition ready body! Having a partner there every step of the way through the highs and lowsssss of this journey has been amazing. I know not everyone loves fitness like I do, but to have a boyfriend who loves it as much as me is truly inspirational. We both take progress photos together, meal prep together, cardio and lift together. Being bit by the fitness bug has only brought us closer together in our relationship. I’m so blessed to have my live in cheerleader and number one fan by my side everyday. Today is our 3 year 6 month anniversary. I just wanted to show everyone, that this journey hasn’t just been about me.. but about Corey too. I’m so proud of his gains and the confidence he has built. I love seeing him flex while looking in the mirror with a giant smile on his face. I love talking about our goals and articles we’ve read about the latest fitness craze during breakfast. I’m so lucky to have him, and we’ll continue to improve and love ourselves and each other for a long long time.
You’re going to turn your laptops for this one, sorry! But here’s my 8th set of deadlifts! I started at 185lbs and dropped it down to 115lbs to keep my reps high with high intensity and so I could maintain good form after doing 10 sets of 12-15. Straight back is vital with deadlifts, good form is key! This was in the middle of my set of 15, so that’s why. But check out my quads though! Damn! lol. I’d do PR videos soon. Again, I’m whispering because I can’t do videos at my gym. I’ll do more soon. What do you want to see? Send me your requests!
I know this has been a huge huge HUGE request that I’ve gotten since day one of my blog. Workout videos! Now, at my gym I’m not allowed to film so I had to be sneaky and not get anyone else in the frame. That’s why I don’t really do them. So, I tried and I managed to get some. HERE WE GO! This is my 8 set of my Fran/Bear combo. I dropped my weights by this set, because it is very tiring. I was doing sets of 15-, this is in the middle of my set. This was my cardio for the day, since my heart rate was so elevated. I also did, dead lifts which I will post soon and my back day. So sorry it’s at an awkward angle but, I had to hide my phone lol. Enjoy! And try it! It will kick your ass! 10 sets 15-20!
-lift heavy or don’t bother lifting at all (never an issue for me)
-Cardio a few times a week should not be slave work, but a change of pace.
-compound lifts are a must and is the only quick way to get visible abs.
-concentration days at first are very helpful
-plyos are the devil but they also get you ripped
-changing your routine frequently is extremely important in order to see and maintain results.
It was really great being on spring break! I definitely needed it… But I’m glad to be getting back on my clean eating and cardio/lifting routine regularly again. I did go to the gym 4 days this week and ate as clean as possible. But my skin, my bloat and my energy level is telling me I need to go back to my routine.
This week I’m starting with adding double cardio 2-3 days a week on top of my normal lifting (6x a week) and my HIIT (5x a week) schedule. I just want to shed that last bit of body fat to really see what I got underneath. I’m so close to where I want to be. Also my nutrition will be spot on. I’ll be kind of carb cycling and focusing on more high protein and veggies and then carbs. Just for now, I’ll see how my body responds and adjust accordingly.
Pictures to come!!
In all seriousness though…
Post gym sesh Douche-baggery’!
Excuse my faces- I was trying not to laugh and flex at the same time (neither of which worked out well lol) Also I don’t know why I look like I have noodle arms in this picture haha.
I love having my Boyfriend as my workout partner. Couples who lift together, Stay together <3
Sunday: Leg day (major major walking too)- check
Monday: Arm day: 20 minutes of insane HIIT I mean like 9.5 sprints on a 15 incline.. get on my level lol.- Check
Tuesday- Upper/Middle Back and stretching- Check
Wednesday (today)- Chest and shoulders w/ 20 minutes of HIIT
Thursday- Lower back, abs, 30-40 of HIIT
Friday- I go back home today- if I can get to the gym though.. accessory work like: Glute kickbacks, hyper extensions, ab work, anything I feel needs an extra unff. And 25-40 minutes of HIIT
Saturday- 2.5 mile run
Monday- Most likely off.. because I come home but… Hopefully Arm day though
Tomorrow: A.M hour cardio followed by P.M hour lift session, then yoga.
Look, I’m sick of being pretty jacked…like that’s fine and all but, I want to be ripped as has hell.. one chiseled greek goddess, yah know? I have so much potential to have a serious six pack and Jamie Eason arms for God’s sake! Like.. don’t get me wrong, I’m happy with my body (well as much as a female can). But I’m sick of looking at myself in the mirror and being mediocre. I’m being a lazy ass and I want this, so I’m going to fight for it. I fucking HATE cardio, but I’m going to do it because I’m dedicated.. I know I’m strong.. just look at my PR’s, but I want to look the part too. Sorry if that sounds weird or offensive.
Then I’ll go to Yin Yoga so I can calm down lol.