Tomorrow

IMG_0063 Have you ever had that moment; your following a diet and things are going great. Your officially 3 full days in. Then you receive an invitation for brunch at your spouses coworker’s house. You get there and there are cheese eggs, pancakes, and bacon. Yummmm. Okay, you can’t be rude, you have one pancake, one slice of bacon, and a small serving of eggs. Its fine, it’s just one small meal that has appropriate portions. It’s fine. You’ll continue the day as normal and go back to eating healthy foods.

IMG_0067 Well unfortunately I did the opposite. We get home and I start preparing my husband’s lunches for the week which includes Trader Joes’s guilt free potato chips. I eat about 3 servings worth. I feel the guilt. I then decide I want frozen yogurt. I get frozen yogurt with a ridiculous amount of toppings. At the end of the day I feel sick from the sugar, and disappointed from my 3 day streak.

IMG_0069 I remind myself tomorrow is a new day. I put a quote on Instagram and reach out to my tone it up team members. I am so thankful to have them. I am new, so I don’t really know any of them, but I still feel so much support.

Moving forward with this blog I will be posting every piece of food that goes into my mouth and the workouts I complete. I have 3 weeks left with the Diet Bet, and want to detox off the sugar addiction I have! In addition to food and exercise other life happenings will be present. How could I not include my babies?!?
IMG_0039I’m looking forward to a new beginning, toning up, and reach some new goals. Thanks for joining me on the adventure!

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Hello!

It’s Sunday. Usually the dreaded last day of the weekend, but I’m lucky and I stay at home on Mondays with Olivia so I love Sunday’s! ☺️ I am still not use to this blogging thing and I didn’t take any pictures of my day yesterday lol one day it will be the norm. Since yesterday wasn’t all that excited anyways I thought it would be a good opportunity to tell you more about me!
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I have my B.S. in Recreation and Leisure Services from Cal State East Bay and my M.A. in Special Education from Santa Clara University. While finishing up grad school I quickly realized teaching was not for me. Once I finished student teaching and graduated I began looking for jobs in recreation and eventually I was lucky enough to find a job as a Recreation Coordinator.

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Graduation party!

I met my husband Patrick in May, 2010 when I was 24 years old. We met through our friends. My friends boyfriend at the time played hockey with Patrick. We met and it was love 😉 we moved in together in April 2012, got engaged in October 2012 (same day the Giants won the World Series!!!) bought a house in June 2013, and then got married the next week on June 23rd, 2013! We had an amazing honeymoon on a 8 day Southern Caribbean cruise.

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In the beginning =)

That following December I got pregnant with our first baby. August 9th, 2014 Olivia Rose Findley. She is the cutest, smartest baby 😉 Currently I am working3 days a week and I stay home with Olivia 2 days a week.
IMG_0033And to end the night, here’s a random survey I stole from PBFingers, enjoy!

1. In baseball each player gets a “walk up song” that plays on his way up to the plate. What song would you pick?
Love Shack! I love this song, and it drives all of my friends and family crazy.

2. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend?
My baby girl giggled for the first time and I caught it on video =)

3. If you could have a starring role in any film already made, which movie would you pick?
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

4. What actor/actress would you have play you in a movie of your life?
Hmmm Kate Hudson, not because we are alike but I think she is so cute!

5. What is your favorite quote?
Don’t sweat the small stuff-this has gotten me through every life obstacle!

6. What was your first concert?
Christina Aguilera and TLC

7. What Internet website do you visit the most?
Google

8. Which of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs describes you the best and why?
Happy! Im happy most of the time, I would also hate to ever describe myself as grumpy!

9. If you were on death row, what would your last meal be?
Ice Cream. Specifically mint chocolate chip, whip cream, and M&Ms

10. What is the background of your computer?
This isn’t the background of my computer, but the background on my phone is my favorite picture of Patrick and Oliva. ❤

11) What is your favorite cartoon character and why?
Tweety Bird because it reminds my husband of Olivia…which now reminds me of her =)

Happy Saturday!

Wooohooo for Saturday!!!

How are you all doing? I hope well =) Today is a rainy day here in Morgan Hill, but I can’t complain. It’s sad but this weather = “storm watch 2015” on our local news haha
IMG_0043I started my morning with 15min on the elliptical and a body pump class. It was HARD! I haven’t taken it since I was pregnant with Olivia, and the entire time today I was thinking how the hell did I do this when I was 8 months pregnant??? Needless to say I am looking forward to going back every Saturday to get my butt kicked!!

So back to yesterday, Olivia had her 6 month checkup (which included shots). She is growing big! She weights 14.3lb and 2ft 2.25in. She is in the 16.13 percentile for weight and 69.27 percentile for height! She has always been a skinny tall baby, my husband is 6’5. Everything else seems on point with her. We are also reducing her Zantac (she has silent reflux) so I am excited for her to grow out of that.
IMG_0018IMG_0017IMG_0013After her appointment we headed home and her grandma stopped by (my mother in law) and I went to the gym for a little bit. I already ran earlier that morning, but I figured I should take advantage of the babysitting. I did the elliptical for about 35min while watching the Bachelor and called it a day. Then on my way home I stopped at Peet’s Coffee for a iced decaf sugar free nonfat vanilla latter.. It was delicious.
IMG_0006IMG_0029Once I got home I did some more laundry, finished the bachelor and cruised the internet until Patrick got home. We ate dinner (leftover tacos for him and an egg while omelette for me), and played with Olivia. Once we put her sown we did a Daily Burn workout (Pilates Flow Phase 2) and it was tough!! I really enjoyed it though.

Well that was my Friday night! Ha. Things are going to be low key around here today. We are meeting my sister and brother in law for lunch, running a few errands, doing some chores around the house and meal planning for tomorrow’s grocery shopping trip.

Hope you have a wonderful day! Talk to you tomorrow!

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!!

Working Out At Home

Hello! Hope everyone is off to a great start this morning!

Finding time and motivation to work out can be difficult. Throwing a baby into the mix can make it nearly impossible. Here are some tips and my go to workouts to keep things consistent and get/keep a toned lean body!

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•Schedule in a workout! I am lucky, Olivia sleeps through the night (has been since about 2.5 months old). She also naps long enough for me to squeeze in a workout.

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When she was waking up later (8am) I would wake up at 6:30am on days I was off and workout before she woke up. Now that she is waking up around 7am, I workout during her nap. Normally I can rely on at least a 45min nap, which is just long enough for me to fit in a great workout! I’m not always able to shower right away, but at least my workout is done! 😉 I am also lucky that I have a wonderful husband that understands my need for time to workout. On the weekends I will go to the gym in the morning and he will take care of Olivia while I am away. A typical week’s workouts will look like this:

-Sunday (off work): Gym-usually 30min elliptical, 30min hiit treadmill
-Monday (at home with Olivia): T25 and a Nike Training Club workout-LOVE both of these!
-Tuesday (at work): 30min elliptical, 30min some type of strength/stretch.
-Wednesday (at work): 30min elliptical, 30min some type of strength/stretch.
-Thursday (at work): 30min elliptical, 30min some type of strength/stretch.
-Friday (at home with Olivia): T25 and a Nike Training Club workout
-Saturday (off work): Gym-elliptical and Body Pump

I am lucky at work I get an hour lunch break (instead of 30min) if we workout. We have an elliptical and an area to do whatever else we want. Since there is no extra equipment and I don’t want to get too sweaty (no shower either) I take it easy for 30min on the elliptical while watching a show on my IPhone and then I do some other workout from a YouTube video, printouts, etc…

Workouts I live by:

•T25-Sean T is awesome. 25min workouts are perfect, I love this! I personally wouldn’t be interested in following the plan, I like to change my workouts too much, but this is perfect to get in cardio at home!

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•Nike Training Club-This app is great! I usually pick the 15min “Get Focused” and do it after a T-25. Some of my favorites include: Cardio Killer, Better Butt, Leaner Legs, Butt Buster, and Cardio Burst. They all require little to no equipment.

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•Jogging-We have a BOB stroller, I love it! This is a good option because I can take Lola on a run as well. Olivia loves being outside, so its a perfect option when we want to get out! I will usually go on a 45min jog around our neighborhood.

Daily Burn-I haven’t done any of these workouts yet (I plan to do my first today), but this is also another cheap option to do at home or on the go.

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•Internet-You can find all sorts of workouts by a quick Google search! PBFingers, Fitnessista, ToneItUp all offer workouts for the gym and at home!

Well there you have it! All of my go to workouts. Hopefully you can take some of my tips and implement your own schedule. My number one piece of advice, schedule your workouts by the week or month and it will make your workouts a no-brainer!

Happy sweating!

Hi!

Hello!!

Welcome to my blog! My name is Cassie and I am a 28 year old wife and mom. I am currently a recreation coordinator, studying to get my personal training certification through NASM. I decided to start this blog because I have been stocking the fabulous pbfingers, fitnessista, and sweettoothsweetlife for years and thought it was time to get in on the fun! Here are some fun facts about me =)
IMG_1999My husband Patrick and I have been married for a year and 7 months.
IMG_4652My baby Olivia is 5 1/2 months old and she is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Everyday I see a change. She has brought so much joy and love to our lives!
DSCF0855My first pup baby, Lola, is 3 years old. (I still get chocked up about the lack of attention she gets now that Olivia is here). She is a very active terrier mix that is obsessed with food.
IMG_2407I am a fitness enthusiast (as long as the fitness part is less than an hour long)!
SAM_0209My goals for this blog include to create a place to post about my daily activities with a focus on fitness and toning after baby! Goals do not include great photography, proper grammar, or to always make sense ;).

Thanks for stopping by!

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