What’s In My Gym Bag | Summer Edition

What’s In My Gym Bag | Summer Edition

Hello, it’s me!

Yes, I am back, back again. Yeah she’s back, back again… OK I’m done.  But, YES, the past few months have been an absolute whirlwind for me with everything from moving, to deleting my IG (blog post on this coming in a few days), to starting  a full time Engineering job.  Sadly, blogging had to take a backseat for a bit.  For someone who is type A x 1000, it was extremely hard to say the least to let something I 1. love and 2. use to build a community essentially fall off the face of earth for a few months.  But, I 100% had to in order to get my roots set with everything new happening, find myself and where I need to be mentally, as well as physically, and reduce stress and anxiety.

To put it bluntly, yes I had to take time to do everything for myself.  Which is one hundred percent OK, and it is what I preach, so it would only make sense if I followed that, right?

Now, for what you came here for.

I promise some more #juicy posts will be coming in regularly, starting with an explanation on why I changed Instagrams, but today let’s start FUN.

What is in my gym bag? Summer edition.

Because, well, it’s summer! Also, be sure to scroll to the end for a special video 😉

Quest Beyond Cereal bars

Also, must clarify … my gym  bag is *also* my life bag, AKA it goes everywhere with me… to the point where I have permanent brush burn on my arms from where I rest the handles sometimes.  Slide into those DM’s for  proof.

Quest Beyond Cereal Bars

Quest Beyond Cereal bars

I like dez very much for a few reasons. One, they remind me of those cereal granola bars, but have protein, no sugar, and in my opinion taste better.  Two, with my digestive system issues, I don’t do so hot with protein only bars, so these are the perfect combo of protein, but not too much protein, still with fiber, and a few carbs mixed in there.

Three, they keep me full.  Which is honestly  so hard for me to say about bars.  Four, I found these guys  at 7/11!  What? YEP.  I can grab them anywhere, it makes it so easy  to just pop into the corner 7/11, grab a Quest Beyond Cereal Bar with a super cheap coffee and head off to work.

Should  I add the bonus of not having to  go  into a supplement store and be overwhelmed by the store clerk chirping your ears off about some health benefit of something or another?

Click here for a delicious & simple macro-friendly recipe I made with these (coming 7.13.17)

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I cannot tell you the number  of times Quest Beyond Cereal Bars (& their 7/11 inhabitance) have saved my mornings.  Check ’em out, check ’em out.  Plus, you’re going to want a few for the super easy breakfast recipe at the end of this post 😉

Makeup remover wipes

I never paid much attention to skin care (face palm) until this summer.  However, taking your makeup off before a workout works wonders on the skin.

Nuts | current choice -> cashews

What’s your go to nut? Comment below!

Jump rope

In case I get held up at work and miss a workout class.  Or, decide that it’s to darn gorgeous out to go workout inside.

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Phone charger

No explanation needed.

Spare socks and sports bra

I don’t really have an explanation for this.  Sometimes I get an  urge to workout later in the day after I’ve already gone to CrossFit, and who wants to put  on a damp pair of socks or sports bra from that morning?

That’s all I got  for ya! I guess my bag is pretty boring,

plus I’m sure you don’t want to hear about the band-aids, Gas-x (emergencies ok), allergy medicine, and hair brush I have in there 😀

Now time for the extra good stuff:

Simply Crispy Breakfast Pizza

4 ingredients. bomb macros. watch to find out how!

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Self Love: Stop Saying, Start Doing

Self Love: Stop Saying, Start Doing

Life Lessons I Wish I Knew Earlier

One thing I have been struggling with lately is the difference between saying and doing.  When you say you are taking a nap, it isn’t true until you actually lie down, close your eyes, and sleep for a period of time.  It is the same idea with all thoughts and actions.  I can say I love myself, but do I actually?  How am I showing myself that I do?  This has been on my mind for quite a while, so today I want to share 3 practices I wish I learned earlier(!) that truly do make us honor ourselves and show that self love FO REAL.

Self Love Practice #1

Give only when you are full

We are a generation of good-ists; we always want to give give give. We tend to always care what people think of us so we are always offering, and being the person there for everything and everyone.  But, far too often, we focus so much on this constant giving to others and working to satisfy others that we lose ourselves and ignore what we need in the process. Taking care of yourself is absolutely NOT selfish– in fact, it is your number one priority.

You, me, we– all need to focus on filling ourselves with what we need before moving to others.  When we don’t do this, we compromise our happiness, and often times, our health.

 

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Self Love Practice #2

Set attainable goals, not past-reach goals

I do believe in shooting for the stars however, I believe this only for the long run.  Think about it this way: if you are constantly setting daily goals that you cannot reach, what does that do to your confidence and eagerness to keep moving towards your goals?  Little to nothing.  There is no rush of confidence or acknowledgement of progress when you fall short regularly.

Instead, yes go ahead and set a long term shooting for the stars goals; but, in the meantime, set mini goals that you know for a fact that you can accomplish.  Even more importantly, celebrate these accomplishments.

One of the best things I have done for myself is wake up each morning, roll over, and write a goal down for the day that I know I can accomplish and that will set me further on the path to reaching my longer term goal.  I do this before I even leave my bed.

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Self Love Practice #3

Treat yourself like you would a best friend, not your worst enemy

Over the past year, I have been analyzing what I say to myself, and DAMN, I am not nice to myself.  If I treated a friend like I treat myself, they would not be a friend for long.  And, I know I am not the only one who does this.  We are all our own worst enemy, but why?  Why do we criticize every ounce of our being? What purpose is there in it?  No reason, and none.

The mentality I have adopted is if I wouldn’t say something that I am thinking about to myself to my best friend about her, I will not say it to myself.  Simple as that.

 

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I have more tips and practices coming for you all soon, so keep checking back and in the mean time be sure to follow my FACEBOOK page where I am posting more ~daily~ tidbits.

Stay strong, stay fit, stay beautiful

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Finals Week Survival Guide – Tips You Haven’t Thought Of

Finals Week Survival Guide – Tips You Haven’t Thought Of

Your finals week survival guide

The dreaded, and sadly unavoidable finals week is creeping up on us like none other.   Could I even call myself a healthy living and college blogger if I didn’t provide you with a Finals Week Survival Guide? No, no I could not.  So, put in those headphones, buckle down, and  soak up these innovative ~survival tips~.

Before we get to the good stuff.  My top 3 favorite study snacks… ONE TWO THREE GO: Quest Bars, Pop Corners, Scones.

Change your mindset

There is a lot  to say about how thoughts affect our lives.  Have you ever heard the saying “bad things happen in threes”? They usually do #amiright ?! But, research has proven that they do happen in three because we are expecting them to.   Now, apply that mindset to finals.  I think I can fairly say that we dread finals week, we think finals week is going to be hell, we will not sleep, we will not eat, or anything of the like.  We all think these things, and engrave them into our brains so low and behold they come true.

I can tell you right now that if you don’t convince yourself this is going to be an awful week or that you won’t be able to have time to eat, sleep, or workout, these things will not come true. You don’t need to put yourself at that disadvantage so change your mindset into one along the lines of “you can do this” and “a week from now you will be done” and it will be significantly easier– that is the what the whole YouMakeYou mindset is about.

Make a loose schedule

Get a blank, unlined piece of paper.  Make it into a mini one week calendar view.  And, not only write down your actual final exam dates and times, but also write down a loose schedule of when you will study what and how long.  Most importantly, and this is the next major point….

Schedule ‘me time‘ / time to veg

You. need. this. I can’t say it enough.  Your brain needs to rest, you need to rejuvenate, and you need to honor your true inner happiness in some way.  READ -> Taking a Break: How & Why You Should

 

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Find, or create, a playlist

This is a great way to keep yourself focused and going.  Make sure you build, or find, a good one so you have something to look forward to.  I LOVE Afternoon Acoustic by Spotify.

Switch up your location frequently

Try out new study spaces every other day, or even every day.  You will be surprised at how your focus and attention is significantly better. Plus, maybe the new location has #bangin coffee, or delicious vegan scones (yes, this happened to me). Don’t be afraid to go off campus either– Barnes and Noble is so refreshing for me!

Workout

Get that heart rate pumpin’, shake out those stiff legs, and brew those endorphins.  If you don’t have full hours to spare, check out EasyFit which is an eBook I wrote wit tons of short, effective, and anywhere workouts ($2.50) You don’t need a lot of time, you can even PLAN it into your day (re #1).

Suggestions: workout galore.

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Total Body Stairs Circuit and Quest Nutrition at Target

Total Body Stairs Circuit and Quest Nutrition at Target

On a quest to ____.

Before you continue reading, head over -> here <- and comment what you are #OnAQuest to.  Me? I am on a quest to becoming the most full and complete version of myself I can possibly be.  That may sound weird but lately I have taken a few steps back and come to realize that before I can achieve any of my objective  goals I need to find and become my true and utter COLBY self.

So tell me, what are you on a quest for?

Here’s some exciting news

 

quest nutrition target

 

Maybe you’ve seen on Quest Nutrition’s IG, or possibly my IG story ;), but BIG NEWS: Quest bars are now sold at Target in their new 4-pack boxes.   And, if you know me in even the slightest way by now you know these are my go to protein bars, so I immediately had to go check it out (& buy a few boxes of course). I went to my local Target in Ithaca, NY. and then of course struggled with which ones to pick out.  I settled for two that I haven’t had in a while: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Mint Chocolate Chunk!

 

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quest nutrition at target

 

While typing this I realized they are also on Target’s website for the same price as in store  ($8.99 for 4-count box).  Check that out here.

My favorite way to eat Quest Bars?

Honestly, I used to make the most intricate and out of the box recipes from Quest Bars, check out their stockpile of recipes, but then

  1. I hit college and my time went out the window and
  2. I realized that I actually truly enjoy eating Quest Bars in their plain ‘ole form.

Though, I will admit, I do enjoy cutting them up into pieces and baking them into cookies once a month or so. BUMP: try that!!

And then of course, I enjoy them after a workout of course! Dun, dun, dun.. you didn’t think I would leave you without a workout, did you?  Here is a fun (yes, fun)….

Total Body Stair/Stadium Workout

If you like this work out, checkout -> EasyFit -> Workouts you can do anywhere, anytime ($2.50)

True story: I did this workout two times since filming it, MAY be my new favorite! I’ve been loving challenging myself to get out of the gym lately.  Now, head to your local target (tar-jayyyyyy anyone?) pick up your favorite box of Quest Bars and go KILL this workout because YOU.MAKE.YOU.

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Life is too short for bad coffee

Life is too short for bad coffee

Why you don’t deserve to settle

To keep the name authentic, I did in fact sit down to right this directly after I brewed a horrible pot of coffee.  I was in an awkward situation because I had used my last bit of almond milk in the mug that was tainted with that pot of coffee so I was tempted to suck it up and drink it but instead realized that seriously life is way too short to be drinking bad coffee just because you are out milk especially when your daily coffee is something you look forward to.  So, I dumped it.

Where this blog post comes from is why I was brewing that coffee.  I was brewing that coffee because I was fed up with one too many things around me and needed an hour to sip and be surrounded (and filled?) with something that never failed to make me feel happy and relaxed.  While sitting there with my fresh, perfectly brewed cup ‘o joe I realized that I needed to stop settling.

 

life is too short for bad coffee

Making peace with a sh!tty world

Now more than ever I am realizing how easy this world makes it to be stepped on and torn down.   As I grow older I see how hard it is to find people that are truly good people to, and for,  you.  We are surrounded by people who are one way streets.  People who are only there when it is convenient for them.  And people who expect the world but aren’t willing to give the world.  We are surrounded by people who are easily influenced by the crowd to stray from what they know is the right thing to say or do to someone.  And, we are surrounded by people who don’t realize the impact and negative effects they have on many people as a result of their actions.

We ARE surrounded by all of these things

 

and it is so easy to fall into the trap or self-blame and self-pity.  Like when you are the person always there for your friends, but not once has anyone asked you how you are doing.  Or like when you make time in your busy schedule for a friend and they blow you off for a reason so minuscule it doesn’t deserve the title, reason.  Or like when you wouldn’t bat an eye before helping a friend in need, yet that one time you needed someone, there was no one.

The point of what I am getting at here is that all of those things are bad coffee.  That’s it.  And as hard as it is to say, and maybe read, life is too short for bad coffee,

the sink is right there and you can dump what you need to.

 pour the coffee

 

(READ🙂 I am not saying to go dump anyone or anything who has ever negatively impacted you.  But I am saying that (ALSO READ:) there is one sole thing in this world that you have full and utter control over and that is your mind and your thoughts; what you think affects how you feel and how  your life goes on.  These things, and many more, will happen, they are inevitable– that’s life man, it’s sh!tty, but in the end it is you who decides if you will give these things power to affect you.

Trust me, I know that is easier said than done, but you don’t deserve to settle.  Those people, or events, that make you feel like you are drinking a bad cup of coffee– they don’t deserve even near you giving them the power to enter your life and affect it so negatively.

You have to do what you have to do to find your happiness and live your life.

Because this is it, this is your life, not a bad friend’s life, not a bad cup of coffee’s life.  This is your life. Wake up, smell that fresh pot of beautifully roasted coffee and live the day for you.

If it means dumping the pot, or throwing the whole damn machine out all together, so be it.  I just went to 7-11, probably the most expensive place one can purchase almond milk ($5 a gallon wuht). But ya know– I am content AF sitting here sippin my joe and that is all that matters.

Here are some related posts that are a good follow up to this:

Dear Confused Millennial Part 1

Dear Confused Millennial Part 2

Reasons to Smile When Life Isn’t Perfect

* 21 Day Power Up: A step by step guide to the most powerful mindset of your life —  (‘letsdothis’ exclusive code for 25% off ~$8)

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PS. The coffee that I brewed that didn’t suck was Drip Brew. Seriously why do I ever try to switch it up.

Drip Brew: Single Purchase (‘youmakeyou’ 10% off)

Drip Brew Subscription (‘ymy’ 10% off) <– highly recommend, these beauts get delivered right to mah door for like $13/month

 

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Outdoor Workout and adidas by Stella McCartney

Outdoor Workout and adidas by Stella McCartney

This post is sponsored by adidas. All content and opinions are my own.

Outdoor Cardio and Strength Total Body Workout

Have I hit you with too many workouts yet recently? Is that even possible?  I know my blog feed is slacking lately but I’ve been slammed with work and life and finals approaching so I want to apologize for that and promise I will be back hitting you (not literally, or maybe ….) with more frequent thought-provoking content.

Recent Workouts Posted:

HIIT Total Body Workout + PROTEIN CEREAL BARS!

Superset Dumbbell Cardio and Strength Workout

** Personal Training Spots: 4 OPEN! **

To try and switch things up, I am sharing another workout you can do anywhere, anytime aka right now after you finish reading this (?), but I also want to review some new adidas gear I recently received.

Stella McCartney Adidas

A.D.I.D.A.S

All day I dream about sunshine?  Am I right? Or maybe, squash… or sexy pb… or squats(?)  What do you dream about all day? Head over here to share,  I want to know!

adidas by Stella McCartney

Since 2005, a British designer, Stella McCartney has been balancing athletic performance with attention to detail, fabric, color, and innovation. The adidas by Stella McCartney collection unites the world of sport and fashion with performance wear that makes a style statement.  Check it out here, or sign up here to receive 15% off your any adidas order.  Here is my favorite outfit recently:

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Shoes: Pure Boost x

Leggings: Warp Knit Tights

Tank:  Warp Knit Tank

 

Yes, I hopped on the holes-y leggings trend.  And, no joke, I wore these leggings to Relay for Life at my college, and within 1 hour, 5 people had complimented them. I LOVE.  Plus, perfect ventilation for those #shweaty workouts like the one at the end of the post.  These warp knit items are seamless and constructed to wick sweat and allow for movement in the right areas.

Warp Knit Leggings

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Cardio + Strength Outdoor Total Body Workout

All of the workouts I have been sharing over the past few months with you have been relatively similar, so today I’m switching it up, we are going back to basics. Are you ready? Don’t underestimate the simplicity of this workout– remember these moves have been around for so long for a reason!

Put your hair up, find a spot where you can run and have some square footage to stop and #WorkIt and let’s get to this.

Stella McCartney Adidas Workout

The workout:

  • 5 x sprint 20 seconds + walk 20 seconds
  • 25 bodyweight squats
  • 20 pushups
  • plank 45 seconds – 1 minute

Perform 4 rounds of the above.

 

Did you miss it?  Check out adidas by Stella McCartney here and receive 15% off your order from any collection by signing up here.

 

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Cardio Workouts To Kick You Into Pro Shape

Cardio Workouts To Kick You Into Pro Shape

Today I am bringing my wonderful blogging fam something a bit different! I wanted to switch up the workout scene a bit and hit you with a new challenge:  SPRINT CARDIO.  I know, it scares me too, but since you guys know I am more of a long distance gal  I turned to Hannah Gill for a guest post on this one.  Enjoy! And stay tuned for another switch up workout coming this weekend.

Five Proven Cardio Workouts by David Beckham

Guest post by: Hannah Gill

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As many people know, soccer is a physically challenging and mentally demanding game that requires a high level of fitness from its players. The sport entails a lot of running at different paces, forcing athletes to not just train and hone their skills, but also develop their cardio.

In essence, an important element to a successful soccer player is a great level of stamina. Since they are expected to perform various tasks at an intense pace on the pitch, they have to have the ability to quickly recover and maintain a certain tempo throughout a typical 90-minute match.

One of the more recognizable names in soccer – and in all of sports – is David Beckham. Men’s Health reports how Beckham wasn’t one of those child prodigies and that – considering his small stature – he had to work extra hard in order to prove himself to his academy coach.

During his prime, the now-retired English midfielder was known as a set-piece expert who could score from almost anywhere on the field. Betfair Football, a European site that covers high-profile tournaments like the Champions League, even featured an article by Luke Moore documenting the most exciting goals of his long and storied career.

Part of Beckham’s greatness can be attributed to his top notch fitness. He always put in the extra work outside of team practice sessions; constantly working on improving his cardio through workouts that would normally leave the average professional gasping for air.

Adam Bornstein, a writer for Born Fitness interviewed David Beckham back in 2008. From here, he learned and studied the secrets of the soccer superstar’s cardio routine, and underlined those in his article.

Today, I want to share these workouts with you, and challenge you to give them a try.

David Beckham Cardio Training 1

A five-minute run at 80 percent of a person’s heart rate; and then rest for four minutes in between sets. Repeat for five sets.

David Beckham Cardio Training 2

A two-minute run at 95 percent of a person’s heart rate; and then rest for one minute in between sets. Repeat for eight sets.

David Beckham Cardio Training 3

A 20-second full sprint; and then rest for one minute in between sets. Repeat for 30 sets.

David Beckham Cardio Training 4

A 120-yard run with a 20-second time cap; and then rest for one hundred seconds in between sets. Repeat for 10 sets.

David Beckham Cardio Training 5

A 60-yard full sprint; and then rest for 10 seconds in between sets. Repeat for eight sets.

These workouts are specifically programmed to mimic the pace of a usual soccer game. They put a spotlight on running at different speeds and resting at various intervals.

All things considered, David Beckham is the epitome of how impressive cardio can lead to greater things for soccer players and other athletes such as yourself.

 

Hi, it’s Colby again! Who wants to try one of these workouts with me?

Follow me on IG @be.happyhealthyfit && watch ‘my story’ to join me this weekend when I attempt one of these!

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How To Be an Effective Morning Person

How To Be an Effective Morning Person

How to make your mornings effective

I don’t know why but I have never really classified myself as a morning person before; however, I full heartedly have always classified myself as not a night person.  Honestly, I see zero productivity in any hour past 10/11pm.  Yes, hello.  My name is Colby and I am a 20 year old grandma.  TBH, both of my grandmas are #dope so I don’t have any complaints.

Back to the main point of this post… though I don’t think being not a night person (sorry for the double negative) automatically makes you a morning person, when I took a step back a few days ago, I realized that I actually am a morning person.  

I mean morning’s are my absolute shizzzzzz.

This hit me for the first time last Friday, when I had gone to the gym, stopped by the local cafe, ate breakfast at the local cafe, sipped some coffee, and was walking up the steps to my apartment on the phone with my mom when I realized I had to hang up and be quiet because everyone in my apartment was fast asleep.  I love mornings, I really do. 

One time I slept till 11, and was legitimately upset because I felt like I has slept the entire day away.

how to be an effective morning person

 

I am not saying you need to be a morning person with this ramble– heck, as a college student, sometimes I wish I was a night person instead.  But, in case you want to make your mornings even a bit more productive, I want to share some of my tips with you.

How to be a morning person (or more of one)

Set your alarm 4 minutes earlier than you normally do

Yup, that’s it. Not an hour, or even 5 minutes earlier, but four.  I promise you will not ever even think for a second about the missed 4 minutes of sleep.  Instead, you will be significantly less rushed, and awake before you leave.

Set one goal for the day

Before your booty even leaves the bed, think of one thing you can accomplish that very day.  And then, of course, accomplish it.  This small goal setting is one of the most important parts to getting your mindset right and daily action aligned with your goals. 

Make a loose plan for the day

Maybe do this one while you pee or something because it takes a bit longer.  Open up the notes on your phone and write a very loose plan for how your day is going to go.  Include meals and snacks too if you struggle with emotional and binge eating like myself! Here is an example of how mine looks:

 

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Get fresh air ASAP

Especially now that the weather is getting more beautiful by the second, soak up that vitamin D! Not only vitamin D but #FRESH air. HEY allergy season.  Whether it be opening your blinds as soon as you wake up, cracking your window, or just stepping outside for a few moments, the fresh air will do wonders.

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This is what I want to see

Here’s a way to get outside in the morning!

Drink a full glass of water

1, 2, 3…. CHUG! Did I say drink? I meant chug a full glass of water 🙂 Not in an aggressive way that you start burping and get bloated, but get water into your system to cleanse and get your organs working for the day.

Now, go here, and tell me your best productive morning tip!

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Superset Dumbbell Cardio and Strength Workout

Superset Dumbbell Cardio and Strength Workout

Grab a set of dumbbell for this total body workout

The sun is peeking its rays out and the weather is finally getting nicer.  I don’t know about you but this time of year  I feel so much happier and do so much more.  All that #VitaminD ayoooo. What is one of my favorite things about this bright and cheery weather? Taking advantage of the clear skies, warm temperatures, and beautiful world to bring those workouts outdoors.  Today, I want to share with you a total body workout packed full of trisets and supersets to get your heart pumping and muscles working at the same time.

RELATED: Easy Fit 

(workouts you can do anywhere, anytime)

All you need for this workout is a set of dumbbells (10-20 lbs.) and about 10 sq. feet of space, preferably outdoors. 

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Hey you, let’s get to it

Superset Total Body Dumbbell Workout

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This workout is both CARDIO and STRENGTH

Here is the breakdown

Perform each superset 3x

* denotes use dumbbells

1. Kettlebell swing* x 15 //  Squat and press* x 12 // Squat jump x 15

2. Pushup x 10 // Split lunge* x 10 each leg // Lunge jump x 20

3.  Triceps bench dip x 15 // Low burpee squat x 10

4. Wall sit and curl* x 12 // Mountain climber x 20

5. Diamond pushup X 8 // Kneel down get up x 10 // Broad jump x 10

 

Now, get outside and soak up that sun will getting that #BURNNN!  This workout was made in a beautiful pin-able fashion, so make sure to pin it to share & help me make Pinterest a thing 😉

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PS. I am opening up my online personal training (NETA personal trainer certified) for TEN more spots. Email me at youmakeyoufounder@gmail.com if you are interested to discuss your goals.

 

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Dear Confused Millennial Part 2

Dear Confused Millennial Part 1

 

 

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Dear Confused Millennial Part 2

Dear Confused Millennial Part 2

Dear Confused Millennial,

its okay to be scared

 

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Part 1: My Letter to you

< —

 

In part 1, we acknowledged that it is hard, it can even be terrifying to have uncertainty  and confusion about our futures.  And then, I told you the number one thing we can do to make this uncertainty easier for us.

The best thing you can do, the best thing we can do, is let go of the fear and the worry, let go of the future and be in the now, say YES to what we were put here to do… LIVE.  Be in the very moment, and do what your heart desires at every given opportunity.  Because when we do that, we unknowingly are allowing our futures to fall into place.  — part 1

Today is all about actually DOING this: saying ‘yes’, living for the moment, listening to our bodies & our hearts.

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As a confused millennium myself, I know this can be extremely hard, to say the least, so here are my top tips for you.

How To Live In The Moment & Chase Your Happiness

The moment you have right now is the only one you can change. 

Live in the very moment.  You can’t change the future until you are there and you can’t rewrite the past.  So, live in this very moment and do not let your worries about the future affect your now.

Forgive and forget the past.

Do not beat yourself up about what has happened in the past.  Hear me when I say that everything happens for a reason. You went through what you did for a reason, instead of letting it bring your present down, use it to build you up.

Related Reading: Make Your Setbacks Your Stepping Stones

Stop trying to predict the future, create it instead.

If your heart is telling you to pursue something, but you are thinking to yourself  “oh, well that’s not what my family would expect me to pursue” or “I don’t know if I have the skills for that”, shut your thoughts down and TRY.  For gosh sake, you don’t know until you try, stop trying to predict the future, and create it instead.  Now, I don’t mean go out and do something that puts yourself or others at harm.  Rather, I mean stop letting your fear of not satisfying others get in the way of doing what you truly and utterly desire to do.

When you fall down, get right back up- mentally, and physically.

Honestly, falling down is GOOD; you learn many lessons, you develop a deeper understanding, you become a tougher being.  The only way falling down becomes negative is when you stay down and lay there like a sad puppy.  No, no, no.  Respect yourself to laugh it off, get up and come back stronger.

Stop feeling sorry for yourself

Again, respect yourself enough to not make excuses. Sh!t happens, it does.  Don’t waste time making excuses and feeling sorry for yourself, decide what your heart wants, and take it.

Confused millennial, let’s do this.

Here’s a fun little savable image you can use to remind yourself of these tips regularly.  Feel free to PIN to share & help me enter the pinterest scene. >> Colby on Pinterest

 

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