Hi guys! I'm so excited to finally share my fitness routine with you! I have a lot to share so I decided to do a mini series over the next month or so. Each post I'll share my routines (arms, legs, abs, etc) and a few healthy (and easy!) meals I like to make.
I've been working hard to get back in shape the last month and a half and let me tell you...it's not as easy as it used to be! I miss the college days when I could work out for a week and be ripped, ha! I really fell off the bandwagon the last couple years. It started with a new job which required long hours, then Kyle and I started dating which meant lots of eating out and boozy dates. Then I was pregnant (definitely wasn't going to start then), and all the sudden it was the holiday's and we all know how that goes. Working out wasn't on my priority list so like all the other NYE resolutioner's (is that a word?), I decided January 1st I was going to change!
Sports bra and leggings are by Prismsport - love their gear!
I've had a few of you ask if I started working out right after I had Camden. The answer is no (I was way too tired to even think about it!). I signed up for the gym when Camden was 4 months old (that's when I felt comfortable bringing him to the daycare) but I wasn't doing hard workouts. I would power walk on the treadmill and if I was feeling real crazy, I'd do the stair master. Now when I go to the gym I make it count.
HIIT Routine (35 minutes):
I do HIIT (high intensity interval training) 3-4 times a week before I do weights. When I first started doing, I wasn't running at this speed - definitely start at a comfortable pace and work your way up. I like doing 45 second-1 minute intervals, but you can do longer or shorter if you want!
Clean + Easy recipes:
I've always been a pretty healthy eater but have definitely stepped it up a notch. I don't follow a specific diet or cut out any foods (that would be setting myself up for failure!). I eat protein and plant based meals and try to go low carb.
Ground turkey (I add red pepper flakes and a little garlic salt) on a bed of spinach with homemade pico, steamed broccoli and whole grain rice/quinoa mix. This is super clean and easy to make! I usually throw some avocado in too!
Roasted cauliflower and chickpea tacos. These are bomb.com! Recipe here.
Baked chicken with sautéed onions/peppers + salsa verde + avocado (duh). Sometimes I mix this with lettuce to make fajita salad!
Favorite Workout Gear:
Let me know if you guys have any questions! Next post I plan on doing my arm and ab routine. xx