Body Come Back Day 4

Body Come Back Day 4

|| Lips – Dragon Fruit || Blush – Whisper Rose || Face – Skin Transforming Foundation || 
|| Lash – Lash Serum ||
I’m over this cold weather but new makeup makes it better. On Monday I got all my new makeup in and it was so exciting! It’s always like Christmas around here. In the pic above I’m wearing my new Lip Balm and Foundation. It wasn’t cakey at all and the Lip Balm smelt soooo good! It’s stocked and ready to go.
 I did order some great brow tools that are coming soon also. Big brows are trending this Spring, so grow those babies out! Orchid – the lipstick you all love is back in stock as well. 
Yesterday also, Jake and I just went to the gym and were both able to get on the bikes together! You always need a rest day or two, depending on what you are doing. If not your muscles would be way overloaded and that’s when you get hurt! I’m also trying to do something each day even if it is just walking so my body gets back into habit.
I am doing legs today. I feel like you either love or hate legs. I am a legs kind of girl so I love it! But I am approaching my work outs differently so we will see how much I love this.
Legs

CALF RAISES
*Stand with your legs shoulders distance apart
*Raise up onto your tip toes
*Slowly return to the starting position
*Do 40 reps of these

-25 sit ups and 1 minute jump rope-

PLANK LEG LIFTS
*I’ve attached a picture, courtesy of Pinterest!
*Do 3 sets of 10 on each let
<<<you can just use your couch if you don’t have a ball>>>

-25 bicycle crutches-
STEP-UPS
*Start on the ground in front of a step or box
*Step up onto the step/box with your right leg 
*Bring your left leg up like you are about to take another step up (your thigh should be parallel to the ground)
*Then bring your left leg back down and step off the step with your right leg
*Do 15 steps on each leg {30 total}
-30 sec plank and 1 minute running in place-
REVERSE LUNGE
*Start with your feet together
*Take your right leg and place it behind you, lowering into a lunge position (keep weight on your front leg)
*Bring your right leg back to starting position
*Do this 30 times alternating legs {15 on each leg}
-30 second right side plank and 1 minute jump rope-
SUMO SQUATS
*Start with your feet hips distance apart
*Turn your toes out like a ballerina (make your toes point at 11 and 2 on the clock)
*Squat down until your legs are parallel with the ground
*Hold for 3 seconds and return to your starting position
*Do 3 sets of 15
-30 second left side plank and 25 jumping jacks- 
DONE!
I hope you enjoyed today’s workout tips.
Hang in there it’s almost the weekend :)!
Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO,
Britany

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Body Come Back Day 2

Body Come Back Day 2

 Good Morning beauties! I’ve put together a couple things to get your workout motivation for the day.
Including a sparkling headband to keep your bangs out of your way and some cute hair ties to keep your hair up without damaging it. Oh and these Nike snake print leggings are on sale! I LOVE sales!
Snake tights |Nordstrom Sale|

Headband |Link|
Hair Ties |Link|
Yesterday me and my husband ventured out onto the icy roads and it was sooo scary. But I wasn’t too worried because he has a four wheel drive and he’s a pretty good driver. Still scary though, so I starred at Instagram to keep myself distracted the whole way to our therapy meeting. PHYSICAL therapy haha. 
When Jake tore his ACL I also went in for my shoulder and knee. My injury is a lot less extravagant than his but still needing therapy. Basically my posture stinks, I work on my feet all day, and I did not do so good at working out…. (Crossfit)  :(. They can’t tell me what has caused my problems but say it is a combination of the three. I really wish I listened to my parents when I was little and kept my shoulders back… now my nerves are pinched and causing a lot of painful issues.
So this is why we are in therapy together right now. Yesterday was the first day we went at the same time and it was fun. It always helps when you have a work out partner. 
Below I have listed day 2 of my first week back to working out.
I hope you enjoy!
Day 2 Booty/Abs
MARCHING BRIDGE:
*Lay on your back while bending your knees and setting your feet hip distance apart.
*Raise your hips up to make a straight line to your knees.
*Slowly raise one foot into the air to make your leg straight, parallel with your other thigh then set it back down.
*Do the same with the opposite leg.
*Lower your hips.
*Hold your abs tight during all of this
*Do 3 sets of 10 (above is one set)
~Now do 1 minute on the jump rope and 30 bicycle crunches~
CLAMS:
*Lay on your side in a spooning position. (bending your knees)
*Keeping your feet together lift your top knee up and then place it back down
*Switch sides
*Do 3 sets of 10 on each side
^^To make this more difficult, get a resistance band |from academy| and put it around your thighs, right above your knees.^^
~25 jumping jacks and 30 seconds of plank~
SQUATS:
*Start with your feet shoulders distance apart.
*Squat down until your thighs are parallel with the floor.
*Hold for 3 seconds, then return to starting position.
*Do 3 sets of 12
~1 minute on the jump rope and 25 sit ups~
MONSTERS:
*Start with your feet shoulders distance apart.
*Do a squat like above^ 
*Now while you are in the squatting position step together
*Stay down and take a step out to the squatting position again
*Stay down and repeat stepping together
*Stay down stepping apart.
*Do 10 steps leading with your right, then 10 steps leading with your left.
^^To make this more difficult, again put a resistance band around your thighs
~25 jumping jacks and 30 seconds laying on your back and holding your feet out straight in the air about 3-6 inches off the ground~
DONE!
——–Be sure to keep your knees wide and your booties back while squatting so you don’t hurt yourselves, You should be able to see your feet while you squat!———— 


Thanks for stopping by!
XO,
Britany

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Body Come Back Day 2

Body Come Back Day 2

 Good Morning beauties! I’ve put together a couple things to get your workout motivation for the day.
Including a sparkling headband to keep your bangs out of your way and some cute hair ties to keep your hair up without damaging it. Oh and these Nike snake print leggings are on sale! I LOVE sales!
Snake tights |Nordstrom Sale|

Headband |Link|
Hair Ties |Link|
Yesterday me and my husband ventured out onto the icy roads and it was sooo scary. But I wasn’t too worried because he has a four wheel drive and he’s a pretty good driver. Still scary though, so I starred at Instagram to keep myself distracted the whole way to our therapy meeting. PHYSICAL therapy haha. 
When Jake tore his ACL I also went in for my shoulder and knee. My injury is a lot less extravagant than his but still needing therapy. Basically my posture stinks, I work on my feet all day, and I did not do so good at working out…. (Crossfit)  :(. They can’t tell me what has caused my problems but say it is a combination of the three. I really wish I listened to my parents when I was little and kept my shoulders back… now my nerves are pinched and causing a lot of painful issues.
So this is why we are in therapy together right now. Yesterday was the first day we went at the same time and it was fun. It always helps when you have a work out partner. 
Below I have listed day 2 of my first week back to working out.
I hope you enjoy!
Day 2 Booty/Abs
MARCHING BRIDGE:
*Lay on your back while bending your knees and setting your feet hip distance apart.
*Raise your hips up to make a straight line to your knees.
*Slowly raise one foot into the air to make your leg straight, parallel with your other thigh then set it back down.
*Do the same with the opposite leg.
*Lower your hips.
*Hold your abs tight during all of this
*Do 3 sets of 10 (above is one set)
~Now do 1 minute on the jump rope and 30 bicycle crunches~
CLAMS:
*Lay on your side in a spooning position. (bending your knees)
*Keeping your feet together lift your top knee up and then place it back down
*Switch sides
*Do 3 sets of 10 on each side
^^To make this more difficult, get a resistance band |from academy| and put it around your thighs, right above your knees.^^
~25 jumping jacks and 30 seconds of plank~
SQUATS:
*Start with your feet shoulders distance apart.
*Squat down until your thighs are parallel with the floor.
*Hold for 3 seconds, then return to starting position.
*Do 3 sets of 12
~1 minute on the jump rope and 25 sit ups~
MONSTERS:
*Start with your feet shoulders distance apart.
*Do a squat like above^ 
*Now while you are in the squatting position step together
*Stay down and take a step out to the squatting position again
*Stay down and repeat stepping together
*Stay down stepping apart.
*Do 10 steps leading with your right, then 10 steps leading with your left.
^^To make this more difficult, again put a resistance band around your thighs
~25 jumping jacks and 30 seconds laying on your back and holding your feet out straight in the air about 3-6 inches off the ground~
DONE!
——–Be sure to keep your knees wide and your booties back while squatting so you don’t hurt yourselves, You should be able to see your feet while you squat!———— 

Thanks for stopping by!
XO,
Britany

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Body Come Back Day 1

Body Come Back Day 1

It’s so hard to get back into the swing of things! So I’ve selected some bright shoes to get you motivated!!
And they make you look tan!
| Shoes: Click here |
My husband and I are trying to eat healthier this year. We also want our wedding bodies back! We try our best to pick healthy choices, seeing as Jake, my husband, just had knee surgery it is not always the easiest. We have definitely gotten into a fast food routine during the holiday seasons… and then some. So now we are on our way back to the health wagon. 
Yes, we do still “cheat” but we mainly try to do our best to stay on track. I believe that if you allow yourself a “cheat day” why not have a cheat week. If I was able to eat all day on a “cheat day” my body would crave sugar all week long. (because I love all things sweet) Why do that to yourself?! Instead, eat healthy and have a small dessert now and then! ….small, portion control is key!
We haven’t been working out like we used to, due to injuries. So we are both still modifying things but beginning this week we are making more of an effort to get healthier. When you eat healthy you feel so much better. Just try this with me for a week and see how much energy you have next week.
I will show you the workout I am trying this week each day. Now, I did Crossfit for 5 months before we got married. So that along with wedding stress helped me out! But now I’m taking a different approach. I loved Crossfit, I’m not bashing, but I do not want to do such heavy/fast paced work outs anymore. My body was feeling it and I’m only 24! 
Here’s my workout for today.
Day 1: Arms/Abs
UPRIGHT ROW
*Stand with your feet hip distance apart
*dumbbells in hand (5-15 lbs) your palms should be facing you
*Keeping the weight close to your body and your shoulders back slowly lift your dumbbells to your chest, bending your elbows out. Your arms should be bent and parallel to the ground.
*Slowly lower the dumbbells back to the starting position.
*Do this for 3 sets of 12
~Now do 1 minute jumping rope and then a 30 second plank~
OVERHEAD TRICEP EXTENSIONS
*Stand with your feet hip distance apart.
*Grab one dumbbell with both hands (a heavier one that the last step)
*Put this dumbbell behind your head while bending your elbows
*Striaghten your arms to put the dumbbell into the air and then lower the dumbbell back behind your head
*Do this for 3 sets of 10
~1 minute jumping rope and then a 30 second right side plank~
BENT OVER ROW
*Feet together, bend both knees and lean forward
*Dumbbells in hand make L’s at the side of your body 
*Slowly straighten one arm out at a time (the tops of your arms should not move)
*Do this 3 sets of 10 on each arm
~1 minute jumping rope and then 30 second left side plank~
DONE!
I’m starting us out on something quick and easier so we can get our hearts back into shape as well as our schedules.
Remember! 
Choose healthier, drink TONS of water (I try to do four 16 oz. bottles a day), and stay positive!! 
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Body Come Back Day 1

Body Come Back Day 1

It’s so hard to get back into the swing of things! So I’ve selected some bright shoes to get you motivated!!
And they make you look tan!
| Shoes: Click here |
My husband and I are trying to eat healthier this year. We also want our wedding bodies back! We try our best to pick healthy choices, seeing as Jake, my husband, just had knee surgery it is not always the easiest. We have definitely gotten into a fast food routine during the holiday seasons… and then some. So now we are on our way back to the health wagon. 
Yes, we do still “cheat” but we mainly try to do our best to stay on track. I believe that if you allow yourself a “cheat day” why not have a cheat week. If I was able to eat all day on a “cheat day” my body would crave sugar all week long. (because I love all things sweet) Why do that to yourself?! Instead, eat healthy and have a small dessert now and then! ….small, portion control is key!
We haven’t been working out like we used to, due to injuries. So we are both still modifying things but beginning this week we are making more of an effort to get healthier. When you eat healthy you feel so much better. Just try this with me for a week and see how much energy you have next week.
I will show you the workout I am trying this week each day. Now, I did Crossfit for 5 months before we got married. So that along with wedding stress helped me out! But now I’m taking a different approach. I loved Crossfit, I’m not bashing, but I do not want to do such heavy/fast paced work outs anymore. My body was feeling it and I’m only 24! 
Here’s my workout for today.
Day 1: Arms/Abs
UPRIGHT ROW
*Stand with your feet hip distance apart
*dumbbells in hand (5-15 lbs) your palms should be facing you
*Keeping the weight close to your body and your shoulders back slowly lift your dumbbells to your chest, bending your elbows out. Your arms should be bent and parallel to the ground.
*Slowly lower the dumbbells back to the starting position.
*Do this for 3 sets of 12
~Now do 1 minute jumping rope and then a 30 second plank~
OVERHEAD TRICEP EXTENSIONS
*Stand with your feet hip distance apart.
*Grab one dumbbell with both hands (a heavier one that the last step)
*Put this dumbbell behind your head while bending your elbows
*Striaghten your arms to put the dumbbell into the air and then lower the dumbbell back behind your head
*Do this for 3 sets of 10
~1 minute jumping rope and then a 30 second right side plank~
BENT OVER ROW
*Feet together, bend both knees and lean forward
*Dumbbells in hand make L’s at the side of your body 
*Slowly straighten one arm out at a time (the tops of your arms should not move)
*Do this 3 sets of 10 on each arm
~1 minute jumping rope and then 30 second left side plank~
DONE!
I’m starting us out on something quick and easier so we can get our hearts back into shape as well as our schedules.
Remember! 
Choose healthier, drink TONS of water (I try to do four 16 oz. bottles a day), and stay positive!! 
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