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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:


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


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:

adidas workout

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

warp knit leggings adidas


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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PUMPkin Workout // 30 Day Blogging Challenge #8

PUMPkin Workout // 30 Day Blogging Challenge #8

T minus 5 days until one of the best holidays of the year.  Halloween.  I love fall, I love Halloween.  I go hard on Halloween.  I may or may not have 3 costumes planned for this year already.  Speaking of going hard, one year in middle school I trick-or-treated so hard I woke up at 4am and threw up because I had THAT much candy.  I actually haven’t gone that type of hard since #ScaredyCat #literally.  THIS YEAR, we are going to go a different kind of hard….. WORKOUT HARD.

Grab a pumpkin, grab a friend (because this is going to be helllllla fun), and get ready for the PUMPkin Workout.

Ready.  1, 2, 3.  Music, Workout, Treat.

Here is your workout playlist:


Here is your workout:

pumpkin workout

Here is your post-workout treat:

Halloween Candy Inspired Protein Shakes (choose your favorite candy)!

I hope you enjoy this Pumpkin Workout! Be sure to save the image above so you can refer to it whenever you want to.  NOW, tell me, what is YOUR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CANDY?!




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A Birthday to Never Forget

#RealTalk one of the reasons I started actual blogging is because I wanted to show more of my normal life with this  #YouMakeYou community.  I think it is so easy to get wrapped up what you see in those tiny 3 x 3 picture grids on Instagram and even easier to almost be fooled, without even realizing it, into believing that what you see and read in those tiny snapshots is someones full life…  It is not. Most importantly, it is not YOUR life and it shouldn’t be.   We choose the prettiest pictures, the most inspiring captions, and the happiest times because that is people want to see.  There is nothing wrong with that but where it does go wrong is when people idolize what they see.   We need to remember that from things like Instagram, Twitter, and even Snapchat, we are NOT getting the full story– not even near the full story.  We need to focus on ourselves and what we need defined by our own minds.  #YouMakeYou am I right?!

ANYWAY– long story short, I started this blog because I want every one in this community to know that:

YES I eat healthy and love making fun, clean recipes,

YES I workout,

YES I try to keep my YMY mindset and follow my heart

but, YES– I am human and my life is not just the above things.  It IS possible to have a healthy balance, in fact that is what YouMakeYou® is all about: finding the best, most self empowering way for YOU to live.

So, here I am, not sharing health, fitness, or mindset knowledge, rather my crazy ridiculous birthday adventures that I don’t think could ever happen again, even if I tried…

  • Woke up 7:30, did my favorite stadium workout && finished with 21 burpees (20th birthday + 1 for good luck!)
  • Went home, made some pumpkin’ oats, started to eat them and then didn’t feel hungry so I placed them in the fridge (WHICH as you will soon see, I came to highly regret #Hangry?)

insert free Dunkin coffee here 😉

  •  For about a week me and my best friends had been planning on swimming across Cayuga Lake (cc. V large, at least 1 mile across)  for my birthday because HI WHAT ELSE WOULD WE DO?! #WeMakeWe  But the forecast said it was going to be storming all day so we were unsure if we would.  Luckily, it was sunshine-y all morning so we decided we would do it.  We met at one of my friend’s lake house and began our swim at 11am. There were 4 of us in the water swimming, and 2 in a canoe right next to us so we wouldn’t get run over and they holding extra life vests.  ONE HOUR LATER. No joke. We were guessing like 30-45 minutes max, but with the wind and current that lake was literally endless, we washed up on the shore, probably looking like we survived a shipwreck or something.  BUT WE MADE IT! Now, here comes the real story.  We made sure to check the weather before leaving and it wasn’t supposed to storm for at least 3-4 more hours; however, about halfway through the swim …
cayuga lake

picture me in the middle of this lake, belly up.

  • … the sky suddenly became eerily overcast.  It was cloudy, but dark clouds.  I remember thinking to myself “yep, I am going to die on my 20th birthday, this is how I go out”.   All I could think about was us  getting struck by lightning, or stranded in the middle of that vast lake.  Great  mindset, I know.  ANYWAY, we kicked it into #YouMakeYou state of mind and powered through to the other side of the lake.
  • By that time, it had been a full hour and despite the forecast, the storm looked like it was coming early.  We decided it was best to send only two girls back in the canoe because they could make it in 20 minutes top, and the rest of us would wait or hitch a ride.   While they were making their way back I spotted a party boat launching, with no party on it.  I ran up to him and asked what he was doing and if he would like to save 5 girls lives AKA I told him the story.  He was all for it, his party had canceled.  We hopped in and made our way across the lake–which is a nice way to put it because we got stuck on a sandbar, were pushed by the wind, all that jazz.  
  • We arrived safely on the other side and Dave (our hero) insisted we take a photo for him, little did we know that was the last access to a phone we would have.

Thank you nice man, Dave.

  • We climbed ashore, but our 2 friends in the canoe had already arrived back, took all of our stuff (clothes, shoes, PHONES, car keys, etc), locked up the house, and started to drive 40 minutes to the other side of the lake where we ‘were’.
  • Honestly, I am not sure how people survived years ago without phones and easy communication because we were so frazzled to say the least.  Think about it– how the heck were we supposed to get to them, or get anywhere.  Needless to say, it was past 2, nobody had eaten, nobody had coffee.  It all seemed like a nightmare.
  • Luckily, one of my friends had left her keys in her car. ALL HAIL CATIE!  We all hopped into her car, no shoes no clothes no nothing, and set off for The Commons (the college town in Ithaca).  On the way, Catie found her laptop in the car.  We arrived to the Commons 20 minutes later, and 2 of us ran into Starbucks to get Wifi, looking like lunatics to say the least.
  • We ended up being able to iMessage the two friends driving to get us who were at the other side waiting for us.  Since we had gone through so much already we decided to tell them to meet us at the top of the parking garage because why not make The  Hangover part 5?  I mean, we were already in our bathing suits, sunburned, hungry, wiped out, but still getting slight kick out of it.
  • Our friends arrived to the top of the parking garage about 15 minutes later to find us blasting music from the car stereo and dancing around in our bikinis.  Slightly out of boredom, but mostly out of hoping it would lessen their anger– of which it did 😉



  • After getting over the craziness that just happened, we feasted on some Thai food.  It was 4pm, almost eveyone’s first meal of the day… we all passed out soon after.img_4999
  • After a nice nap back at the lake cottage we rallied for some (soy) ice cream and rainbow spranks OBV (why didn’t I take a picture ugh sorry).
  • Then some night festivities post-ceded by streaking across the arts quad on campus #161ThingsToDoBeforeYouGraduate #ThisIsABigDealImJustTryingToBeCasual .

Looking back, I don’t think I could have even imagined a better birthday.  It was the most spontaneous, happy, and utterly FUN (&funny) day I have ever had.  Thank you to my wonderful friends who I literally do not know what I would do without, ya’ll brighten my day on a daily basis and are simply amazing people.  And I want to thank all you for wishing me a happy birthday and for reading my rambles on a daily basis.

PS. It never actually stormed, so that’s fun.



xoxo, Colby



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Five Workout Songs to Add to Your Playlist

Five Workout Songs to Add to Your Playlist

Confession: I have used the same iPod– yes, with the same 30 or so songs– since I started working out about 5 years ago.  Even worse: it is one of those tiny square iPod shuffles that clips to your clothing. #IAmADinosaur  O.K. actually, I lied, it is not the same one, I lost my original one (it was found in my old shoes 3 months later LOL!) and bought a ‘new’ one, the same version.

Why fix something that’s not broken, ya know?

BUT, before you music fiends get mad at me, I do teach spin, and I do make a new playlist for each workout I teach AKA 3-4 per week, so I am up to date on workout music DON’T WORRY! I just really enjoy my tried and trusted playlist.

Here are my top five songs from now-a-days that really get my class, and myself working:

  1. Run Boy Run


  2. Sun is Shining


  3. Five More Hours


  4. Stars


  5. Lovers on the Sun



You didn’t think I would leave you without a workout for these wonderful songs, did you?!

Outdoor Total Body Workout:

3 rounds

  • run .5 mile (stop somewhere pretty for the circuit!)
  • 24 walking lungesoutdoorworkout
  • 10 incline pushups
  • 30 jumping jacks
  • 15 straight leg sit-ups
  • 40 ab bicycles
  • 10 squat jumps
  • 10 full squats
  • 5 full burpees
  • 20 triceps dips


For similar workouts, check out my EasyFit workouts!


What is your current favorite workout song?

Do you have any things you just do not want to get rid of?


Remember, YOU MAKE YOU!!

xoxo, Colby

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