Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thankful Thursday!

Man, I am so beyond blessed. More and more I feel so thankful for all my beautiful blessings, and today I want to focus on the little every day blessings that I so often take for granted. These are blessings I worked hard for, but still blessings...

Gas Prices- they are soaring, but do I feel the impact, no, because to be honest, I don't even pay attention. I mean yes the more I spend the less I am able to save, but I am so blessed to not have to pinch these pennies or have the stress of increased gas prices be something that weighs me down.

My short commute- I used to work 30+ miles from home (before kids) and was it the worst thing in the world, no, of course not, but I couldn't imagine doing that now. Time is already so limited.

My Treadmill- Yes it sounds silly, but I have had it for 8 years and it is such a blessing. On days when I am not able to make it to the gym it is so nice to be able to hop on and knock out a mile. No excuses!

Having a great Children's Hospital close by. My son has plagiocephaly and his trips to Children's of Atlanta are frequent, I see moms in my facebook group driving 3+ hours each way every other week for their appointments and mine is 5 miles away and top knotch! A blessing indeed.

These are just a few of the little things I am feeling beyond grateful for today.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Five on Friday!


Yesterday was my 4 year wedding anniversary. My thoughtful husband got me this beautiful canvas with our special dates on it. Love! Tonight we are having a date night.


My little girl singing the complete words to twinkle twinkle little star= The.CUTEST.Thing.EVER!!


My boy army crawling everywhere and all he wants to do is stand up. Such a big, brave boy and I am one proud momma of all his progression these past couple of weeks.


Weekend fun. We have 2 easter egg hunts and a birthday party all to squeeze into this beautiful weekend.


Life. Work. It's been rough, I have been missing my new gym routine and my family time. I am hoping it somewhat settles down soon and I can get back into a routine with the occassional hiccups. I am grateful for my career progression, I am just a creature of routine, I like schedules, plans, and normalcy.

Cheers ya'll to the weekend!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Workout Wednesday! Legs

Leg day is one of my favorite days. Here is my weekly leg workout- quick and effective.

Start with 1 mile run.

Then the following 3 power sets of 12- grouped items are alternated.

- Squats with kettle ball
  Jump sqats

- Stiff leg deadlift
  lunges- do up and down an aisle or alternating

- Leg curls
- Leg extenstion

- Leg Press
- Calf raises (same machine as leg press)
- Front squat

That's it! It is a great workout and I promise your legs will burn!

My mom... or in this case... Dad. Equalled my previous 1RM of 110kgs in 5-5-5-5-5 today. Pretty happy with that.