Friday, August 23, 2013

30 Day Challenge: Workout 7

     Since this is our last workout for the week, we're gonna give it our all! This may be a challenge for some but do what you can and know it's more than what you could do before! Let me know how you did with this challenge!

     Here it is:
50 Jumping Jacks
50 Crunches
45 Jumping Jacks
45 Squats
40 Jumping Jacks
40 Crunches
35 Jumping Jacks
35 Pushups
30 Jumping Jacks
30 Squats
25 Jumping Jacks
25 Crunches
20 Jumping Jacks
20 Pushups
15 Jumping Jacks
15 Squats
10 Jumping Jacks
10 Pushups
5 Jumping Jacks
5 Crunches
5 Squats
5 Pushups

     Congratulations!!!! I know that was hard but you made it to the end! I hope you all feel a great sense of accomplishment for what you've completed until now!  Take a break and relax this weekend! You deserve it!!!!! See you Monday!

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

30 Day Challenge: Workout 6

   We're on workout 2 of 3 for the week! Here's another video workout for your enjoyment! Hope you're all enjoying yourself and the new you in the making! Let me know how you're feeling and if you've noticed any changes! 

     See you Friday for our last workout of the week!!!!! Only 2 weeks left in our 30 Day Challenge! You can do it! We're almost there!

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Monday, August 19, 2013

30 Day Challenge: Workout 5

Welcome back! I'll make this short and sweet. Get ready for some awesome abs!!!

20 crunches
:15 plank
10 mountain climbers
:15 plank
:10 side plank (each side)
10 vertical leg crunches
20 bicycles
30 scissor kicks
:15 plank

See you Wednesday and Friday for our next workouts!!!!

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

30 Day Challenge: Workout 4

     After this workout you will have made it through the first 2 weeks and of our 30 day challenge! If you did the Monday Muscle with us you have been working out consistently for 5 weeks now!!!! What an accomplishment that is! Next week we will ramp it up again to 3 times a week. I promise to keep them quick but effective. No one wants to spend hours trying to be fit (at least I don't have hours to spend). So although these are pretty challenging, you're getting a lot of bang for your buck! Just push through and rock those killer arms! Let me know what you think and if you've had a favorite workout so far!  Here goes nothing:

Congratulations! You made it!!!! Go get a tall glass of cold water and take a load off! Great work!

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Monday, August 12, 2013

30 Day Challenge: Workout 3

      So welcome to week 2 of our 30 Day Challenge! Hope you all have recovered from last week.....our internet has thankfully recovered!  Without further's your workout:

20 crunches
20 cross crunches
20 oblique twists
20 lower leg lifts
20 crunches
20 left side crunches
20 right side crunches
20 oblique twists
20 v-ups
1 min plank

      Now take a deep breath and stretch out those abs! Awesome work! I know this is a killer but it gets us one step closer to those abs we all dream of! Check back Wednesday for our next workout! (this time we'll make it on time)

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

30 Day Challenge: Workout 2

So sorry for the delay friends! We had some internet issues on the road. Here's your workout:

12 Tricep Push-ups
12 Bicep Curls
12 Tricep Kickbacks

Do 3 sets of each. For extra credit you can use weights or soup cans!  Hope you enjoy! Sorry again for the delay!

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Monday, August 5, 2013

30 Day Challenge: Workout 1

     Welcome to the first workout of our 30 Day Challenge! Hope you are all ready for a 10 min workout that promises to kick your butt! And don't forget that we add a second workout this week, so stop back by on Wednesday for Workout 2!

I also wanted to take a second to tell you about a fabulous offer I have going on as an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay. I am searching for 30 models to receive a free facial and give me some feedback on some fabulous products! If you are interested, please use the contact page to send me your info. Be sure to include your name, email, phone number, and if it is ok to text you. If you are not local (Lincoln, NE) please also include your address so I can send you samples and set up a virtual facial. Feel free to check out some of our fabulous products ahead of time on my personal website. Thank you all for being so awesome! Not only will we all be feeling our best at the end of our challenge but also looking our best!  See you soon!

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

DIY Ring Holder Necklace

     This one goes out to all my nursing friends and to those of us who can't wear our wedding rings at work! I love my wedding ring and one of my favorite things about it is the low profile. In theory this way I could still wear it while working. However, my current position does not allow me to because of the risk for infection to the sweet tiny babies I take care of. So that leaves my options to pretty much putting it in the safe when I'm at work or putting it on a necklace. :( I don't know about you but I'm really good at forgetting things unless they're right in front of my face. So if I put my rings away, I forget about them for days and then my finger feels naked!

      The other day I stumbled upon the perfect solution on Pinterest. It is a really cute silver necklace with a heart charm that opens to hold your rings. Awesome.....not quite! I was excited until I saw the $60 price tag!!!!! Ouch! So I did my research and found out it is quite simple to DIY. I made a very similar version for $10! Yay! Now keep in mind I was looking for the cheapest option because I wasn't quite sure what I was doing or if I would like it. So here's what I did:

1 silver necklace
1 heart clasp pendant
1 jump ring

     I found a silver chain necklace that came with the clasp already attached. Then i attached the jump ring to the pendant and chain and that's it! Super simple, super cheap, and best of all no tools required!  (Did I mention I put mine together in my car in the parking lot because I was so excited?) I'll probably make a nicer one with a bigger pendant down the road but for right now it works! A nicer version could easily be made for about $20.  Here's the finished product:

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