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we’ll be outside all weekend


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The weather around here is in the 80’s right now! It won’t last too long but we are soaking it in while we can. I am a huge fitness/workout girl and I always love when I can incorporate fitness and have my baby along. Plus now that it’s warm we can be outside and run and play! We have been spending so much time at the park and on walks together and it’s just my favorite thing ever. Not a day goes by lately that he doesn’t say “park park park” and run to the door. So that’s what we’ll be doing this weekend!

Happy Friday, xo.

winter workouts

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You guys my site has been going bonkers lately so I’m sorry for the delay in loading and all the other problems. My blog is going to be getting a face lift so it’s working through a few kinks. Please bear with me! Anyway, I’m sure many of you have made new years resolutions, some of which may include fitness goals. I have never been great with resolutions. My relationship with fitness is pretty committed so if anything I make goals to continue being consistent and try new workouts! When it’s cold outside the gym is my usual go to. I’m lucky to have been born into a family where my mom was a personal trainer when I was young. So she has a gym in her home that I take full advantage of. I am passionate about long distance running, but also can’t resist a good weight training session. Tell me what you guys like to do for workouts! I am always interested in trying new things. Lately I have been obsessed with this you tube channel. I am always dying by the end of her workouts!

I hope your new year has been wonderful so far! Thanks for reading!

Photography: Angela Young

wednesday’s with beau- gym baby

Besides running, one of my favorite things to do to stay in shape is strength training. I love lifting weights, sometimes just using my own body weight, or using my huge chubby baby as my weight. I always try to get my workout in when Beau is taking his nap. However, sometimes he naps for 30 minutes and sometimes he’s out for 3 hours. Totally unpredictable! So if by chance he took a horribly short nap, or I have too much to get done during his nap that trumps exercise, I bring him along with me! Now I am super lucky that my parents have a full commercial gym in their home so I never have to pay for a membership anywhere, nor do I have to travel to get there (we’re living with them until our home is built). I know I’m so spoiled! Here are a few of the exercises I do within the week. I always try to hit each muscle group 2x per week.

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Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 preset^^^This tricep dip is a favorite. You can do this just about anywhere. Great at attacking flabby arms!^^^

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Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 preset^Crunches with kisses in between each one. It’s the best way to work abs.^

Remember that I am no professional and every body is different. My mom has been a personal trainer for years and has taught me lots along the way. There are so many great ways to stay fit inside and outside of a gym but these are just a selection of some of my favorite exercises. If you have any questions about anything make sure you ask in the comments! What do you guys like to do for exercise?

Thanks for reading!

13.1 miles

Happy Monday! This week I’m focusing on fitness since it’s one of my biggest passions. Running is one of my favorite ways to stay in shape and also relax my mind! Over the weekend I ran a half marathon with my sister and some friends. It was hard but also so much fun! For me half marathons are the perfect distance. Enough to be a challenge, but not so much as a full marathon (they are painful for me!) The course for the race was about 80% downhill so that helped me to get my fastest time I’ve ever had. I pushed it so hard that I can seriously hardly walk today! I think I’m ready to take a little break from long distance running for the year!

Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with hb2 preset^^The night before my race I of course had to eat a TON of Thai food, and ice cream.^^

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Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetI am so grateful to have the best support team. My parents never miss a race, and my Blake and baby are always at the finish line cheering me on. It’s also the best to have a sister to do all these races with! Have a great Monday, thanks for reading!