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Health & Fitness

When it comes to fitness I have to admit it’s truly a necessary evil for me.  I would rather devour an entire bread pudding in one sitting than work out, but unfortunately it’s not an option anymore.  I, like pretty much every woman I know is not 100% satisfied with my body but have over the years accepted the fact despite how many lunges and squats I do, I will never be completely rid of cellulite.  In addition to the cellulite which I now consider womanhood,  I will NOT eliminate carbs from my diet, nor will I deprive myself, it’s just simply not gonna happen I love food wayyy too much.  With that said,  I do make an effort to watch what I eat and have become accustomed to naturally graviting toward healthier options.   I’m conscience of what I eat and know that regardless how intense a workout is, if your diet isn’t on point, it’s all for nothing. The last few months I have been asked about my health and fitness routine which I promised I would post, so here goes.

I workout at home 4 days a week for a little over an hour using the following equipment with the following routine.  If you don’t have access to gym equipment, the workout I do gives you a mix of home and gym.


Treadmill- Lifespan 4000I 
Multi Gym-Inspire M4 fitness 
Curl Bar
Weight Plates  2x25lb  4x10lb 4x5lb
Weight Bench

Treadmill- (4 days)
10 minute run on the treadmill at 5.0 mph and 2 incline
3 minute on each side, treadmill side step 2.8 mph 10 incline (see an example here)
5 minute reverse walking treadmill 2.0 mph 10 incline (see an example here )
2 minute treadmill walking lunge 1.3 mph 15 incline (see an example here)

Legs and glutes (alternate with chest arms and back days)
Plie’ Squats-2 sets of 12 with a 40lb weight (see an example here)
Walking Lunges-50 walking lunges with a 10lb weight in each hand (see an example here)
Weighted Squats- 3 sets of 12 with 2 25lb weights (see an example here)
Dead Lift- 3 sets of 12 with 2 25lb weights- (see an example here)
Leg Extension- 3 sets of 12- (see example here)
Leg Curls- 3 sets of 12 (see example here)
Kick backs-2 sets of 12 on each side (see example here)

Chest, arms, abs and back (alternate with legs and glutes)
Chest press- 2 sets of 12 (see example here)
Twisting jack knife- 2 sets of 12 using a 10lb weight (see example here)
Shoulder press- 2 sets of 12 (see example here)
Tricep push down- 2 sets of 12 (see example here)
Kneeling ab crunch 2 sets of 12 (see example here)
Bicep Curl 2 sets of 12 (see example here)
Wide lat pull down 2 sets of 12 (see example here)

Pre workout drink- I generally need something to give me gym energy but doesn’t leave me jittery for the rest of the day and this one is pretty good.

Found here

Shakeology- Perfect after work-out shake  

Vitamins vitamins vitamins- I am faithful to my vitamin intake and because I am not a fan of taking pills, I take the easy route and go gummy when I can.

Health and fitness is a part of my life not just because I need my clothes to fit properly but because I want and need to be healthy.  When I start my day with fitness I tend to make better choices throughout.  This routine works for me, it’s very no frills and because I workout at home, gives me NO excuses.