Liebster Award

So I know this is a little late but I still couldn’t pass this up! I was nominated for the Liebster Award by The Southern Statement. How exciting! If you haven’t already checked out her blog you might as well start heading to her site! Are you hooked yet? Ok so I honestly was not expecting the nomination since I have not been blogging for so long! I’m really stoked! Thanks girl!

Here are the rules of the Liebster Award:
1. Create a post thanking the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2. State 11 interesting facts about yourself.
3. Answer the eleven questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
4. Create 11 questions for the bloggers to answer.

11 Facts About Me
1. I can seriously live off of Starbucks and sushi

2. The closest Starbucks is about 50 min away… I still make the drive

3. It’s hard for me to find the perfect sunglasses or even glasses because my eyelashes are so long they touch the lens part and it bothers my eyes.

4. Speaking of eyelashes, for my senior prom most of my friends (and myself) wanted to wear falsies.. you couldn’t tell the difference of my fake and real lashes.. honestly I think mine were still longer and I hated it!

5. I’m a reality tv buff

6. I’ve only been out of state once! Yes, once!

7. I suck at cooking anything that isn’t considered “clean” “diet” foods

8. My first NPC Competition was so far one of the biggest highlights of my life

9. Sex and the City reruns can literally take up most of my afternoons

10. I hate being outside unless I’m working out or at a beach/pool

11. My birthday is one of my most favorite days because its between Christmas and New Years (my other 2 favorite days)!!

11 Questions from The Southern Statement
1. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging to help motivate myself and others during my fitness journey and somehow little by little added other topics along the way.

2. Name 3 of your favorite blogs/bloggers.
Lauren Conrad (of course)
Stephanie Sterjovski
A Cup Full of Sass

3. Name 3 of your favorite online boutiques.
Sashay Boutique
Mint Julep
Modern Vintage Boutique

4. What’s the best kept secret of the blogging world?
I still consider myself a blogger newbie. I learn something new everyday.

5. What’s your favorite trend right now?
Boyfriend Jeans, Cutoff Shorts & Bright Colors

6. Who takes your blog photos?
I take them myself

7. If you had to only pick 3 materialistic items to have the rest of your life, what would they be?
1. iPhone
2. Internet
3. Starbucks

8. What do you do for a living?
I’m a real estate student & full time unofficial “step mom”– and on top of all that trying to make a name for myself in the fitness industry

9. What’s your best kept beauty secret?
Having a clean diet and being hydrated makes my skin glow and my hair full! There’s perks to training for a NPC Bikini competition– great skin and hair!

10. What’s your favorite item in your make-up bag?
My EOS lip balm & facial sunscreen

11. What’s in your purse right now?
Currently on hand is my MK clutch. Nothing really fits other than the shopping essentials (credit cards, id, cash) and my iphone!

 

My 11 Nominees
1. Beyond The Khaki Pants
2. Love Miss Alyssa
3. Pretty In Her Pearls
4. Sweet Carolina Belle
5. Cheesecake and Cardio
6. Tutus and Pineapple
7. Made in the Shade Blog
8. The Houston Girl
9. Perfectly Scrubbed
10. Rebel Spot
11. Short and Sweet Chic

11 Questions for my Nominees

1. What’s your morning routine like?
2. What’s your favorite food?
3. Coffee or Tea?
4. What motivated you to start blogging?
5. What is one thing you cannot leave your house without?
6. How many pairs of shoes do you have? Don’t lie!!
7. What are your top 5 beauty products?
8. If you can travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
9. Who is your celebrity crush?
10. What’s your fashion style?
11. What’s your most embarrassing moment?

Thanks for reading!!

Sip On This: Tropical Inspired Green Smoothies

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1c watermelon
1/2c pineapple
1/2c raspberries
1c spinach
1c water

Blend it up! Makes the most refreshing smoothie!

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1c spinach
2 bananas
1/2c pineapple
1/2 mango
1tbsp coconut oil
1c water

Add everything together and blend! Enjoy this smoothie by the pool! Brings back some piña colada memories! Ha!

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1c spinach
1 avocado
1/2 mango
2 bananas
1/2c pineapple
1tbsp coconut oil
1c water

Blend. Sip. Enjoy that tropical taste!

NOTE: I froze all the fruits beforehand. I don’t use ice in smoothies because I don’t like the taste when it gets watered down.

Enjoy!

#FitFriday: Stadium Fat Burner

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So every now and then I like to switch things up and take my workout outside! This week I felt like getting out of the gym so I did most of my workouts at a local high school stadium. There are a lot of different exercises that can be done at a track & stadium. Especially those damn bleacher!!! They’re endless!!!  I would like to share an intense track & stadium workout with you. I did this yesterday and boy am I feeling it today! I will breakdown the workout below! Have fun my lovelies!

 

Break it Dooowwnn

Warm up: Jog 1 lap around the track (.25mi)

Right after the jog perform 100m walking lunges down the straight away.

Head to the bleachers.

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Circuit 1: Using a bleacher bench do 12 body weight triceps dips, followed by 15 bicycle crunches, and 40 bodyweight deep squats. Sprint up the bleacher steps and walk back down. Twice. Perform this whole circuit 2 times.

Circuit 2: Do 40 pop squats (stand with feet hip width apart, go down into a squat position, pop up and land with feet closed together, then jump back to squat position) follow with 15 crunches, and 12 body  weight push-ups. Sprint up the bleachers and walk back down. Twice. Perform this circuit 2 times.

Circuit 3: Do 5 burpees followed by 20 mountain climbers. Sprint up the bleachers and walk back down. Twice. Perform this circuit 2 times.

Finisher: 20 bleacher jumps (box jumps using a bleacher bench), followed by 25 calf raises, using the bleacher steps do step up leg lifts all the way up then walk back down (step up with the right leg and lift the left behind you, step up with the left and lift the right, and so on) do this twice. Afterwards, walk down to the track and perform 100m lunges.

Cool down: jog 1 lap

#FitFriday

Happy Friday everyone!!! So on behalf of #FitFriday I’m sharing with you my early morning leg/quad workout!! Try adding it to your routine today and feel the burn!!!! 😅

4x15reps
Leg extensions
Lying Leg press

rest 30sec-1min

30 Walking lunges

rest 30sec-1min

**2 rounds**
20 Squat jumps
20 Pop squats
20 Side lunges to knee up
20 Deep squats
20 Box jumps
20 Switch lunges

rest 30sec-1min

**Finisher** 30sec each 2x
Mountain climbers
Crunches
Wall sit
Bicycle crunches

1/4 mi run

BURN BABY BURRRRRN! 😅

Ohhh yea and for the ones with kiddos.. Happy last day of school!!!! Mine just happened to walk in the house! Let the summer begin!