Top 5 Full Body Dumbbell Exercises to Start Now!

Top 5 Full Body Dumbbell Exercises to Start Now!

When you workout, you want to maximize your efforts and minimize your time, right? You’ll want to get these exercises started right now to get that full-body blast that you’ve been looking for! These dumbbell exercises are great to do on their own or can be added in to your regular workout routine. I incorporate these exercises regularly into my routine and they always leave me feeling out of breath and winded, but in the greatest way. All of these…

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Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

Kale – a superfood! Why not give this a try?! Maybe you’re like me and have given kale chips a try and burnt them the first time…oops! It’s ok, just try again! Experimenting with food is so fun, challenging and most often, very rewarding. Making kale chips can be a delicate process to get them at the right crispiness, but I assure you, it can be done. So here you have a classic potato chip flavor baked right into this…

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Healthy Paleo Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

Healthy Paleo Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

Paleo or not, this one is a must try for you! This colorful, fiber-rich, one-skillet meal will be sure to please. This sweet potato hash could be made for either a savory breakfast or breakfast-for-dinner option. You’ll be glad to know that this recipe is simple to make with easy ingredients…you can’t beat that! I found this one online but made a few adjustments for personal preference. A healthy balance of carbs, proteins and fats makes this a well-balanced and satisfying…

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Healthy Baked Cinnamon Bananas Recipe

Healthy Baked Cinnamon Bananas Recipe

Bananas are one of my favorite fruits because they are so tasty and because they can be very versatile. This take on bananas is a must try! These baked cinnamon bananas are quick, easy and will satisfy your sweet tooth without packing on the calories. Ingredients: 1 banana (or 2 or 3, depending on how many you’re making these for!) Cinnamon Coconut oil What you do: Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut banana into 1/4 inch slices. Spread out on baking…

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Chest Circuit Workout

Chest Circuit Workout

What do ya know?! It’s Monday, which means I train chest 😀 It felt great to get in a good sweat early this morning and I am glad to see it a bit warmer today! I wanted something that would get my heart rate up but also wanted to feel the burn from some resistance, which led to this quick circuit below. 5 rounds 20 dumbbell chest presses 20 chest flyes 20 push-ups 1 minute jump rope or mountain climbers…

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Simple Circuit Ideas

Simple Circuit Ideas

Y’all, exercise doesn’t have to be extravagant to be effective and I always say, “something is better than nothing.” If you are looking for something quick and effective that you can do in your home with little to no equipment, keep reading! Putting together a circuit of exercise can be very simple but sometimes we over-complicate making the perfect workout to do. If you’re sweating, getting your heart rate up or breathing heavy, then you can consider it a success!…

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Easy Oven-Baked Hawaiian Chicken Recipe

Easy Oven-Baked Hawaiian Chicken Recipe

If you are like me, you are looking for a quick and simple dinner to make and don’t want to spend hours cooking in the evenings. So when it comes to cooking, it doesn’t get much easier than this. This Hawaiian chicken recipe has just 3 simple ingredients. In addition, you’ll only have to get one pan dirty. I’d say that is a win-win! Ingredients: 3 chicken breasts BBQ sauce of choice (I used Sweet Baby Rays) 1 can of…

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Push/Pull Upper Body Workout

Push/Pull Upper Body Workout

If you’re looking for a good upper body workout, check this out! It’s a great Push/Pull workout for your upper body. 2 Circuits one to target the chest one to target the back 4×15 DB Chest Press Flyes DB Incline Press Dips 4×15 DB Pullovers Bent Rows Lat Pulldown Lat Bar Pullovers Choose a weight that is moderate for you, as the high reps will get you fatiguing quickly. I have completed this workout multiple times and every time, I…

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Super Bowl Legs

Super Bowl Legs

Super Bowl Sunday…also leg day!  I changed things up from my usual higher weight, lower repetition leg day because my energy level wasn’t ready for such a draining workout but I wanted something that was just as effective. I opted for a plyometric circuit to start that got my legs feeling it quick. Then moved to a few groups of supersets and was feeling the burn by the end. All done within 45 minutes. Fairly quick, definitely effective!    

Crossfit Wannabe

Crossfit Wannabe

  You say you wanna do Crossfit? “Cindy” is one of the benchmark WODs (workout of the day) that test your strength and stamina. Give it a shot: