Happy New Year Workout!

Happy Good Morning friends! OMG Happy New Year! 2019??? WOW!

Who’s ready for a new year workout?! If you’re like me and like to scroll through Pinterests fitness boards, then you know there are a TON of workouts for every fitness level and every fitness interest!

Here are a few of my favorite arm workouts! I always seem to go back to these or try to pin over and over 🙂

Always remember:

  • Push your body, but know your boundaries make sure all workouts are being done safely.
  • Increase or decrease the weight based on you fitness level
  • Increase or decrease reps to fit your fitness level

This workout is my absolute favorite arm workout, its super quick but you will feel the BURN! Pop in some earbuds and play your favorite mix and you’re good to go!

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This is a great video workout!

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Click here for the awesome video workout!

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Love this one during commercial breaks 🙂

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This is a great workout if you have a little bit more time to devote!

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One of my favorite things about arm workouts is that you can do them any where at any time {unless we’re talking power lifting…but thats an entirely different thing!!} Seriously though, you can get a good workout in during your favorite tv show. Happy workout!

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Lizatards Fundraiser Leotard {Califorina Fires}

Update 12/28: These gorgeous leotards are no long available, THANK YOU to everyone who purchased one or both! Lizatards was able to give a VERY wonderful gift! ❤

gabw1Without a doubt you have heard about the devastating fires in California. We spent  Thanksgiving in California {driving from WA state} Seeing the devastation first hand was truly like nothing I’ve ever seen before. My husband and I cried driving through towns that were basically non existent…so many people lost everything. It was overwhelming and gut wrenching. Our Hotel was to capacity, not because people were visiting for Thanksgiving but refuge from the fires. Some of the families had cars full of frame photos and rubbermaids full of their cherished belongings. As I said it was overwhelming.

 

When we arrived home and discovered that Lizatards was doing a fundraiser I couldn’t have been more thrilled!

Head over to Lizatards right now and purchase one or both of these gorgeous leotards for $10!

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The proceeds go to support the fire victims! The leos are listed as “California Fire Holiday Leotard” These leotards will be $10 until they are gone!

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Pink Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible!

0Sparkle and Change Sequins are EVERYWHERE and friends my nine-year old daughter and I LOVE it! She has a journal, pillows and clothes and our couch has gorgeous blue {that change to teal} throw pillows!}
When we saw these new Sequin Bibles from Tommy Nelson we were legit excited!
She picked the adorable pink and silver heart Bible {there are a few other color/style schemes!
The inside is adorable and whimsical, it really reminds me of the American Girl Welliewishers {which my daughter loves}
Her new bible is in the ICB version {International Childrens Bible: I really like this for our nine-year old twins} She has loved reading in it, her all time favorites are Genesis, Psalm and Proverbs! The bible also features awesome page articles covering topics such “how do I pray?” and “Why should I read the Bible?” I love these!
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I  would highly recommend this for your daughter or granddaughter {niece, sister etc}
PS: She is SO excited to take it to church on Sunday and to get new highlighters! *mommy is proud!
From the Publisher:

“Be a light for other people”

Matthew 5:16 icb

The pink SequinSparkle and Change Bible is sure to be a hit with girls! This fabulous material is on everything from pillows to t-shirts. The “mermaid” sequins change color right before your eyes. Girls will love the design and will want to carry the SequinSparkle and Change Bibleeverywhere!

This Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible features a cover with pink sequins that change color depending on which way your child swipes. It’s double the fun! It’s perfect for kids ages 6 to 10 to take to Sunday school, read with the family, or study on their own.

The ICB, the first Bible translation created specifically for children, is easy for children to read and understand with a third-grade reading level and is typeset in a large, readable font.  The Bible text is set in ten-point type, with bold in-text subject heads that help kids easily find the passages they are looking for. Also included are boldface words that correspond with a dictionary and concordance entry to explain word definitions. A great new feature in this updated setting is more than 300 key verses that are highlighted throughout the Bible for kids to read and learn. The beautifully illustrated insert pages are in a style that children love and will delight their imaginations, including topics such as:

  • A Bible timeline
  • A presentation page
  • A place to keep favorite Bible verses
  • Bible maps
  • Articles on topics such as how Jesus loves them, knowing Jesus better, and how to pray, etc.

Your little girl will love her Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible!

  • ISBN-10: 1400210739
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400210732

Thank you to Booklook Bloggers for the opportunity to read and review this book! 

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My New Favorite Arm Workout!!

I wanted to share this awesome arm workout I just found and started! So far I’m loving it and really recommend it!

Its from Chrissa Physical Kitchness. If you haven’t checked out her blog than you need to NOW! There is a killer Pomegranate Brussels Sprouts Salad with Paleo Poppyseed Dressing recipe that I cannot wait to try!

 

For this workout I like to use 15lbs dumbbells and do 25 reps for each workout then do one or two more sets! The beauty of weights is that you can use heavy weights or heck cans out of your pantry! If you are a beginner start with maybe 8-10 reps and lighter weights. ALL images are ©Physical Kitchness

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Lizards Deal of the Week!! {ends Nov. 3rd}


If you have spent any time on my blog then you know my ‘she’ twin is a competitive gymnast…and…we LOVE Lizatards Leotards!
To Celebrate the Holiday season Lizatard is
 having some AWESOME weekly sales and offers!

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I cannot wait to share them all with you!
Today I’m sharing the very first deal and guys, it’s a good one!
Buy any Lizatards leotard that has mesh and get the stretch capris 50% off.
The Lizatards mesh back leos are GORGEOUS! Just gave a look at these beauties!
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Gabbi LOVES these capris and wears them all the time! There have been so many compliments on them, even a few teams we know have gotten them for there meet sweatsuit!!!
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Capris are pictured above with the Lizatards Gymnast Stretch Space Dye Hoodie Jacket 

Remember this deal ends November 3rd

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Preach to Yourself by Hayley Morgan

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When Preach to Yourself: When Your Inner Critic Comes Calling, Talk Back with Truth by Hayley Morgan arrived I was so excited! I absolutely love her!

bpy1Preach to Yourself is written in a way that makes you feel like you are just sitting and chatting with your bestie! I cannot tell you how many times I laughed out loud and thought “oh my gosh me too!” I love Hayley’s writing style so much, she writes with so much encouragement along with truth, vulnerability and a refreshing amount of honesty!

Over the years I have heard so many say “oh _____ book totally impacted my life” honestly I rarely felt the same way until now. Literally from the first chapter I was changing the way I live. bpy2Within the pages of this book Hayley shares her real life experiences with humility, making it extremely easy for you to identify with her and feel comfortable! In addition there is bible scripture throughout the book adding a whole level of comfort, hope and love. Preach to Yourself is real, practical, honest and so authentic that you will want to get a copy for everyone you know…seriously!

Thank you to Booklook Bloggers for the opportunity to read and review this book! 

Break the cycle of doubting yourself, take God at His word, and talk back with truth – a new message of freedom from bestselling coauthor of Wild and Free Hayley Morgan.

We know Christ came to speak life, but then how come our inner critic keeps showing up and stealing the mic? If we’re honest, she’s a harsh one, saying things we’d never dream of saying to others: You’ll never measure up, you’ll fail again tomorrow, you just can’t get it right. 

It has been said that the eighteen inches from head to heart is the soul’s longest journey. Our head knows the good news is true, but our heart struggles to believe it, and it is in this gap that we battle to believe the promises of God.

Hayley Morgan, coauthor of bestselling book Wild and Free, has wrestled with this tension her whole life. In Preach to Yourself, she tackles it head-on to discover how we can renew our minds to renew our lives. For every woman who struggles with repetitive, negative self-talk, this book will show you how to identify the toxic loops where you get stuck and replace them with the truth of God we can believe with our whole selves.

This is not a “try harder” reprimand, it’s a “believe better” invitation: to take God at His word when He tells you who you are. Come along and learn a simple practice to break free from the lies holding you back, and step forward into the fullness of life God has planned.

  • ISBN-10: 9780310345770
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310345770

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Glute Activation Workout {with resistance bands}

Happy Good Morning! Who’s ready for some workout gear talk? Victorem mini loop resistance bands are my most recent obsession!
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These small but mighty little bad girls have a ton of different uses but one thing that I love to use them for is glute activation {basically warming up those butt muscles so you get the best workout and get that booty pop we all want!}
Quick Glute Activation Workout:
Place mini resistance band around your calves or right above your knees. I like to use the medium or heavy. Lets be real this workout BURNS and you don’t have to use resistance if you don’t want to.
25 Donkey Kicks {per leg}
  • Start on hands and knees
  • Flex right foot and press it up towards the ceiling or sky.
  • Squeeze Glutes
  • Lower the knee without touching the floor and repeat the lift.
  • Once you’ve completed the reps on the right leg, switch legs.

25 Fire Hydrants {per leg}

  • Start on hands and knees
  • Raise your right thigh out to the side, keeping the hips still.
  • Squeeze Glutes
  • Lower your thigh with out touching the floor and repeat the lift.
  • Once you’ve completed the reps on the right leg, switch legs.

25 Leg Extension {per leg}

  • Start on hands and knees
  • Flex right foot and press out straight behind you at hip level.
  • Pulse leg towards the ceiling or sky
  • Squeeze Glutes
  • Lower the knee without touching the floor and repeat the lift.
  • Once you’ve completed the reps on the right leg, switch legs.

You should will be BURNING by the end of this workout. I SWEAR I see after only a week!

In my opinion this is a great workout on its own, it doesn’t have to be a pre workout. You could easily to 2-3 more sets and a have ridiculous amount of muscle burn…you know that hurts so good burn…my fave!

I love doing these workouts in the morning, it gives a wonderful boost to the start of the day!

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