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Farida Floral: A Unique and Aesthetic Flower Shop

Farida Floral: A Unique and Aesthetic Flower Shop

I’m excited to tell you about Farida Floral! I had a photoshoot collaboration with them that came out more than amazing! I have linked and added a video at the bottom of me modeling Farida Floral’s Flower Crowns! About Farida Floral Farida Floral is a mother-daughter venture […]

Fitness Challenge Week One Day Six – Lower Back

Fitness Challenge Week One Day Six – Lower Back

Fitness Challenge! Welcome to Week One Day Six of this Fitness Challenge series to get back into working out and learn how to lift! My goal for the next 30-days is to show you how to break muscle groups up into workout days, my favorite […]

Fitness Challenge Week One Day Five – Chest and Abs

Fitness Challenge Week One Day Five – Chest and Abs

Fitness Challenge!

Welcome to the fifth day of this Fitness Challenge series to get back into working out and learn how to lift! My goal for the next 30-days is to show you how to break muscle groups up into workout days, my favorite exercises, and tips on form!

Schedule

 

 

The following is the schedule for this program:

Sunday – Rest

Monday – Chest, and Abs

Tuesday – Back (Lower)

Wednesday – Cardio

Thursday – Arms

Friday – Legs

Saturday – Back (Upper)

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Don’t have a pair of dumbbells? Grab the sleek design of the ones I have here.

1 Hour Before You Start Exercising

 

Fitness Challenge Week One Day Five- Chest and Abs

Crunch

Start in a laying down position with your knees bent and your feet pressed against your glutes. Breathe in as you raise your shoulders off of the ground and move your head towards your knees. You only have to slightly raise your shoulders off the ground and squeeze your abdomen. Breathe out as you lower yourself back to the ground in the starting position. Take a 30-second rest between 4 sets of 25 repetitions before moving on to the next exercise.

Bicycle Crunch

Start in a laying down position. Breathe in as you begin to perform a regular crunch but then twist your abdomen and bring your elbow and opposite knee together. Repeat on the other side before you breathe out as you lay back down to the starting position. Take a 30-second rest between 4 sets of 25 repetitions before moving on to the next exercise.

Chest Press

Start in a laying down position with your knees together. Pick up your dumbbells and ensure your elbows are parallel to your shoulders making a 90-degree angle. Breathe in and raise your dumbbells above your chest. Breathe out as you lower your dumbbells back to the starting position. Take a 30-second rest between 4 sets of 25 repetitions before moving on to the next exercise.

Dumbbell Flys

Start in a laying down position with your knees bent and together. Start with your dumbbells fully extended out by your sides while slightly bending your elbows. Hover above the ground for a few seconds as you raise your dumbbells above your chest. Hold for a second and release your breath as you return to the starting position. Take a 30-second rest between 4 sets of 25 repetitions before moving on to the next exercise.

Dumbbell Pullover

Start in a laying down position with your dumbbell above your chest and your arms extended straight. Breathe in as you lower your dumbbell above your head and hover over the ground. Relase your breath as you return to the starting position. Take a 30-second rest between 4 sets of 25 repetitions before moving on to the next exercise.

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Fitness Challenge Week One Day Four – Rest

Fitness Challenge Week One Day Four – Rest

Fitness Challenge! Welcome to the fourth day of this Fitness Challenge series to get back into working out and learn how to lift! My goal for the next 30-days is to show you how to break muscle groups up into workout days, my favorite exercises, […]

Fitness Challenge Week One Day Three – Upper Back

Fitness Challenge Week One Day Three – Upper Back

Fitness Challenge! Welcome to the first day of this Fitness Challenge series to get back into working out and learn how to lift! My goal for the next 30-days is to show you how to break muscle groups up into workout days, my favorite exercises, […]

Fitness Challenge Week One Day One – Arms

Fitness Challenge Week One Day One – Arms

30 Day Fitness Challenge Week One Day One

Fitness Challenge!

Week One Day One

Welcome to Week One Day One of this Fitness Challenge series to get back into working out and learn how to lift! My goal for the next 30-days is to show you how to break muscle groups up into workout days, my favorite exercises, and tips on form!

Schedule

 

 

The following is the schedule for this program:

Sunday – Rest

Monday – Chest, and Abs

Tuesday – Back (Lower)

Wednesday – Cardio

Thursday – Arms

Friday – Legs

Saturday – Back (Upper)

Note: this post contains affiliate links. This means that I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you subscribe or purchase something through the links provided. You will never see me post a link to a product or service that I don’t use myself or truly love!

Don’t have a pair of dumbbells? Grab the sleek design of the ones I have here.

1 Hour Before You Start Exercising

 

 

Side Lateral Raise + In and Outs

Start in a standing position with your dumbbells in both hands. Breathe in as you raise your dumbells to become parallel to your shoulders. Next, bring your dumbbells into towards your chest while still keeping your elbows up and parallel with your shoulders. Bring your dumbells back out and hold for a second before lowering your dumbbells back down to your side while you exhale. Take a 30-second rest between sets of 100 repetitions before moving on to the next exercise. TIP: I like to break my 100 reps into 25 reps and do it for four sets.

Side Lateral Raise + In and Outs
Side Lateral Raise + In and Outs Exercise

 

Front Lateral Raise

Start in a standing position with your dumbbells in your hands in front of your thys. Breathe in and lift your hands until they are parallel to your shoulders. Slowly lower down to the starting position while breathing out. Repeat for 100 repetitions and then take a 30-second break in between sets before moving on to the next exercise.

Front Laterial Raise Exercise
Front Laterial Raise Exercise

Jab, Jab, Hook

Start in a standing position with your dumbbells in both hands. Raise your left arm to protect your face and jab with your right arm. Make sure when you jab that your elbow is parallel with your shoulder and you jab straight out. Alternate to the other side. With your right arm swing out keeping your elbow paralell with your shoulder, this can be difficult until you have the form down so be careful to not let your elbow drop!  Take a 30-second rest and repeat for 100 repetitions before moving on to the next exercise.

Jab, Jab, Hook Exercise
Jab, Jab, Hook Exercise

Bicep Curl

Start in a standing position with your feet shoulder width apart with your dumbbells in front of your thys. Slowly raise your hands and breathe in as you create a 90-degree angle with your elbow. Keep your elbows close to your sides as you slowly lower and breathe out. Repeat for 100 repetitions and then take a 30-second break before moving on to the next exercise set.

Bicep Curl
Bicep Curl Exercise

Triceps Curl

Start in a standing position with your feet shoulder width apart. Raise your dumbbells above your head while breathing in and lower them behind you to make a 90-degree angle with your elbows. Slowly raise them above your head until they are directly above you as you breathe out. Repeat for 100 repetitions and then take a 30-second break before moving on to the next exercise set.

Triceps Curl
Triceps Curl Exercise

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Outfit Details:

You can grab my “But First Yoga” tank from Lorna Jane and a similar pair of Northface pants here.

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Fitness Challenge Week One Day Two – Legs

Fitness Challenge Week One Day Two – Legs

Fitness Challenge! Welcome to the second day of this Fitness Challenge series to get back into working out and learn how to lift! My goal for the next 30-days is to show you how to break muscle groups up into workout days, my favorite exercises, […]

Lalogy Organic Skin Care Review

Lalogy Organic Skin Care Review

About Lalogy Lalogy is an LA Based company that thrives on being organic. One of the first things I have started to look for in beauty companies is if they test on animals. If you’ve read my about me section, I am a mother to […]

Do It Yourself Guide to Making Healthy Acai Bowls

Do It Yourself Guide to Making Healthy Acai Bowls

Acai Bowls

I have seen the hype of these Acai Bowls all over the internet and Instagram! I finally caved in and did a quick search to see where I could get one myself. However being on the east coast, sorta near D.C., I had some trouble finding exactly what I wanted so I decided to make it myself.

Acai Bowls Background

What is Acai?

The Acai berry originates from Brazil. Acai is a dark plum colored berry. The Acai Berry has gotten very popular recently in Acai bowls. These bowls are created by pouring a thick smoothie into a bowl and decorating the top with fruit, nuts, granola, berries and a wide variety of other toppings.

Health Benefits

Health Benefits of Acai include the following:

  • Promotes Heart Health
  • Balances Cholesterol
  • Aids Weight Loss
  • Promotes Skin Health
  • Helps Digestion
  • Improved Mental Function
  • Improved Cellular Health
  • Boosts Energy
  • Immune System Booster
  • Anti-Aging Effects
  • Reduces Lung Irritations

Acai bowls Sambazon

Purchase Acai Berries or Acai Bowls

You can purchase Acai berries from any local grocery store in their frozen aisle or on Amazon through their frozen goods section. Acai Bowls can also be found and purchased at local smoothie or juice places. If your unable to get these berries, Goji Berries are also a great alternative to getting all the same antioxidant benefits.

DIY Acai Bowls

The steps in making Acai Bowls is fairly simple. I was surprised that even though my smoothie was not as thick as I would have liked it, the fruit did not sink in all the way.

1. Cut up fruit for both smoothie and toppings.

2. Make a thick smoothie.

3. Add toppings.

These are 10 Acai Bowls that I have created myself and gained inspiration for design through beautiful ones I’ve seen online.

How to Acai Bowls One

Acai Bowl 1

Ingredients:

Smoothie:⠀
5 large Strawberries
2 cups whole milk⠀
1 banana

Toppings:⠀
2 Cut fresh strawberries
20 Blueberries ⠀
1/4 cup Pre-Sliced Almonds⠀
1/4 cup Coconut shreds ⠀

Acai Bowls Two

Acai Bowl 2

Ingredients

Smoothie:

5 large Strawberries
1/2 cups whole milk⠀
1 banana

Toppings:

coconut shred

blueberries

 

Acai Bowls three

Acai Bowl 3

Ingredients:

Smoothie:

Sambazon Acai berry

1/2 cup blueberries

1/2 cup milk or coconut water

Toppings:

Vanilla Granola

1 sliced kiwi

blueberries

coconut shreds

Acai Bowl 4

Ingredients:

Smoothie:

Sambazon Acai berry

1 cup half and half

Toppings:

Granola

Shredded Coconut

Raspberries

Blueberries

Almond Slices

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GNC Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 Original Review

GNC Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 Original Review

GNC Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 Original Protein Powder I really enjoyed the chocolate flavor of this protein powder! I have not tried many different shakes to compared the flavor of this one to other ones but I was pleasantly surprised at how good it tasted. […]