My Top 3 Favorite Free Apps

I love fitness apps and I love free.

Below are 3 apps I love and highly recommend!

My Fitness Pal

IMG_0276This is my favorite weight-loss app. Tracking calories aren’t for everyone but it works really well for me. I have tried many diets (Weight Watchers and South Beach Diet to name a few) and calorie counting has always worked the best for me. I am not trying to be a body builder, I am just trying to be a healthy fit mom. My Fitness Pal gives me a suggested calorie count to reach my goals, and has a huge food database making it easy to list foods.

Nike Training+ Club

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This is an awesome fitness app. It has tons of workouts you can do anywhere. You can find workouts based on level, time, and equipment needed. I workout at home a lot and this is a great option to get your heart pumping!

Map My Run

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I don’t run too often anymore, but I always like tracking my runs when I did. I use to use the Nike running app, but that one always paused randomly during my run! Since switching to Map My Run, I haven’t run into this issue. I only use it to monitor time and distance, and it does the trick!

What are your favorite fitness apps?

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Body Like Jello

Hey guys!

If there are more errors than normal thats because my body is jello. Seriously. I am on day 3 of the Daily Burn’s Black Fire program and it is no joke. I am usually not a fan of workout videos but this is only about 30min per workout and is hard!!! Love it! Today started with Black Fire’s ABC 1 taught by Anja Garcia. I love her and Bob Harper! They are great trainers and really motivate you throughout the workout. The hardest move today was jumping back and forth over our mat while slapping the top of your knees…for 5 rounds. Holy crap.
image1After the workout Olivia, Lola and I picked up some necessities (Diet Coke & Starbucks) and returned home.
IMG_0173Breakfast
After my venti skinny decaf mocha and diet coke, I made an egg white scramble with 3/4c egg whites, 1/4c Trader Joes lite mozzarella cheese, and 1/4 of an avocado with a 100 calorie pack of Coca Roasted almonds –my favorite!
IMG_0181Then I went to Starbucks again (addict) and got a reduced fat turkey bacon sandwich.
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Olivia has been a little crabby today, so it was easiest for me to go through the drive-thru while she napped. Then I consoled her when she woke up extremely upset.
IMG_0194IMG_0199Luckily it was short lived and she’s back to normal!

Hope you all have a great night! See ya tomorrow =)

Weekend Recap

Good morning! Hopefully your off to a great start to your week!
This weekend was a great one! We had a weekend full of family, desserts, and some great workouts! Friday night we went to our uncle’s 60th surprise birthday party, and I had a few bites of this amazing dessert.
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sugar coma!

Sunday Olivia let us sleep in until 7:45 (45min longer than normal)! It was nice to get some extra sleep in! After we fed her, we went to Anderson Dam and did some hiking and Lola swam a bit. It was quite the workout with the stroller!IMG_0148IMG_0129

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IMG_0131When we returned I did a 30 min Daily Burn Black Fire workout (I am on day 2 of the 60 day program). I really likes these workouts, none of them are longer than about 35min, but they are intense! After the workout I quickly showered and headed to Target, Trader Joes, and Safeway to pick up some essentials for the week. Meal prep was completed, and I conquered about 4 loads of laundry. Its always nice to get everything ready ahead of time for the week, I always find there is never enough time during the week to make lunches or breakfasts, so it is nice to have everything ready ahead of time.

On the agenda today is another Black Fire workout, a walk with the pup, and maybe a stop at Hobby Lobby to pick up a few things for the house.

Hope you guys have a great day!

Friday Fitness!

Hey everyone!! Happy Friday! I hope you have some exciting plans on your agenda! We don’t have too many plans, just dinner out tonight and tomorrow, and a few sweaty workouts! Speaking of sweating, this morning I completed Daily Burn’s Tabata POC. It was a good one. workoutAfter my workout, Olivia and I headed to the pool for week 2 of her swimming lessons. It is so much fun. Next week Patrick is going with me so we can get some water pictures and video. I can’t wait!!
IMG_0285Tomorrow instead of doing Body Pump (Patrick has a dentist appointment and I am not quite ready to put her in the gym’s daycare yet) I am going to complete this HIIT and this upper body workout. Its challenging and quick! You’ll need a pair of dumbbells to complete this workout.

Do each circuit of 3 exercises (12-15 reps) 2 times. Each exercise is linked to show you how to complete the workout. This workout takes about 15min to complete. Limit rest between exercises.
Good luck!

Chest Press (you can do this on the floor, a bench, or a ball-which is what I use)
Chest Fly
Push-up

Reverse Back fly
Bent Over Dumbbell Row, Elbows In
Bent Over Row,

Elbows Out Bicep Curl (do both arms at the same time)
Inner Bicep (do both arms at the same time)
Hammer Curl (do both arms at the same time)

Tricep Overhead Press
Tricep Extension
Tricep Dip

Shoulder Press (I do this standing)
Shoulder Side Raise
Shoulder Upright Row

I’ve Got My Toes In The Water…

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend, and if your like me, I hope you had a great Monday holiday!

My day started out with another Daily Burn workout (Cardio Sports Drill), and an upper body workout (I will be posting it Friday!!). I then quickly showered and Olivia and I met my sister in Los Gatos to head for Santa Cruz! It was over 70 degrees at the beach…absolutely amazing! It was Olivia’s first time and she loved it. I had so much fun! Having a baby makes everything that much better!
DSCF0923DSCF0929DSCF0938We spent most of the afternoon at the beach and then headed home. I had about 5 loads of laundry waiting for me…I swear its never ending! I also started half of my grocery shopping with a trip to target. How does my list of 8 things turn into this!?! Oh…Target, you always win.  I usually do my grocery shopping on Sundays but since I have Tuesday off (in lieu of the Monday holiday) I am taking it easy and will finish up my shopping today. TargetWell thats it for today. I had a pretty low-key weekend and Monday. I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! See ya tomorrow with a peak into a day of my life =)

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone!!!

I especially love Fridays because I get to stay at home with Olivia! Except today is her 6 month checkup which includes shots :/ but she’s usually a champ!

Anywho, I wanted to share with you some Friday favorites!

Enjoy!

Body Pump
Body PumpIm going to Body Pump tomorrow and I cannot wait! I did it 3 times a week while I was pregnant and I truly feel this made my recovery so easy! Excited to get back into it one day a week!

A Beautiful Sunrise
sunriseThis was my morning view at work yesterday! Makes waking up at 5 a little easier!

A Nice Run
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This morning I went on a run with Olivia and Lola. We were able to get in 2.7 miles before the storm comes in later this afternoon. Perfect running weather! I also tried out the Map My Run for the first time, (the Nike Run app doesn’t work for me, always pauses workout) and I am happy to report this one worked great!

Tone It Up
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I am a TIU member and I just love it! The love and support that comes from the team and the two trainers, Karena and Katrina, is outstanding. Check them out!

Well I gotta run and get Olivia up for her appointment. Have a great day!!