Updated Fitness Routine

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I consider myself to be a fitness enthusiast. Lately, I have been going to the gym and working out more consistently that I have in a couple of years. I’ve made some small changes that have made such a big difference in working out regularly.

  1. Go to a gym near you. Weather you go to a gym that is close to your job or right up the street from your house you will be more motivated to go when you see in the gym on a regular basis. In the past, I was a member of a gym that was about 20 minutes from my house and was not on my typical route home. I would find myself making up every excuse as to why I can’t make the gym that day.
  2. Always keep workout clothes in your car. There has been many times when I was out running errands and had a little time where I could run and have a quick workout.
  3. Create a schedule. Making a schedule is a great way I hold myself accountable. For example I never have plans on Wednesdays, and I know not to make plans because I go to the gym right after work.
  4. Walk. If you feel like you don’t have time take a walk.
  5. Love you workout clothes. Every so often I like to update my workout clothes if you have great workout clothes and don’t use them, they will be wasted.

  Top: Nike old similar here and here ~ Leggings: Old Navy old similar here and here ~ Sneakers: Nike

It’s Workout Time!

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After resting all week, I think it is time to hit the gym! I was under the weather and now it is time to get back to work! One thing I am always excited about when it comes to the gym is gym clothes… something about what you have on is really motivating! I have been loving the black and white look when going to the gym.

Shirt: Nike similar here ~ Pants: TJ Maxx similar here ~ Shoes: NIke similar here

What’s in My Gym Bag

Today I am giving you all quick fitness check in. I am happy to share, I am pleased with my progress. I have been working out consistently for about three weeks, which was a big goal for me… be consistent.  While preparing to go to the gym today, it hit me. Maybe you would like to see what I bring with me to the gym.

1. Work out clothes
On a normal day, I head to the gym straight from work. Which is why my gym clothes are in my bag 🙂 just in case you were wondering.

2. Headphones
I need my headphones in order to work out. I really have to emphasis this point. There have been times when I left my headphones home and would skip my workout because I wouldn’t be motivated to do much without music.

3. Micellar Water
I like to wipe off my face makeup just incase. I am crazy when it comes to keeping my skin in the best position possible. I say, better safe then sorry. Another easy option is makeup wipes.

4. Wet Wipes
People are gross, I like to have antibacterial wipes with me when things are not looking as clean as I think they should. At the gyms I go to, I have noticed they ran out of disinfectant spray. I went home that day, and put my wipes in my bag imminently.

5. Perfume
After a hard work out I still like to smell like a lady. So I spritz myself just a little to freshen up. My mom always tells me “you never know when you may run into someone.” Scentbird provides a great service, you can get a 30 day supply to try out before you make a big perfume purchase.

6. Water
We have to hydrate.

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Fitness Check-in

Hello Friends,

Just like every other person on earth, I decided to get fit for one of my New Year Resolutions. Lately, I have been having such a great time working out. I am one of those people who enjoy working out, the endorphins you feel after that last weight and the since of accomplishment you get when you run for 30 minutes non-stop. It is the best!!!

Recently, I have changed my gym routine, for the last couple of weeks I have been solely been doing weights. Honestly, because my hair was straight and I refused to perspire with the hopes of making my blow out last longer, but I will save that for another post. Last week I started to incorporate cardio back into my routine (my favorite).  IMG_9429IMG_9462IMG_9468IMG_9489IMG_9501

Jacket: Under Armour, similar here and here ~ Leggings: Old Navy ~ T-shirt: Old Navy, similar here ~ Shoes: Nike similar here

Top Five Resolutions

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Happy New Year Friends, now is the time we share our resolutions. Typically, this time of year I like to think back at the year past and think about how I want to make this year better. So here we go…

  1. Be Healthy- Just like every other person I want to get fit and toned. On the flip side I do go to they gym on a regular basis but I want to be more consistent with my gym time and actually have a set schedule of when I go and what I am going to do while there.
  2. Love Everyone- God wants us to love our neighbors and I need to get better with that. Sometimes when people rub me the wrong way I can just write them off even, when I know it is the wrong thing to do… My plan it to just love everyone and be kind to everyone.
  3. Vacation Often- If any of you have followed me long, you know there are times I get that itch to go on a vacation. I am scratching it this year a lot (lol) I want to visit  quite a few places this year. I will let you know where in a separate post.
  4. Smell the Roses- Typically I find myself to be quite high strung, I have a never ending list of things to do. I want have a lot more moments of peace in EVERY day.
  5. Decorate My Space- I have to admit I have lived in my house for five years, and I haven’t even begun to decorate the bedrooms. I need to get that done this year. Frank and I have already starting thinking about what we are gong to do. Coming soon.

Here is what I eat…

Hey Friends,

Since I posted my fitness routine… I have received a few inquiries about my diet. I promise it is the simplest diet ever, but there are a few components to it. First, I have been gluten free for about four years. I have a stomach condition called Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), per doctor’s orders I shouldn’t eat gluten or consume dairy, along the years I learned I have a hard time processing meat as well. This is what has shaped my diet today.

In a nutshell, I eat vegetables, chicken and turkey. I try really hard to stay away from processed food, but on occasion I do eat brown rice pasta, or gluten free bread… Udis, is my favorite. Gluten free food has come a long way, when I first transitioned to a gluten free diet, I didn’t eat any of the specialized foods, they were so gross. Now they are pretty good, I can even get my husband to have some too. Unfortunately, they tend to be high in sugar and other not so great things to make it taste good, which is why I eat them only on occasion.

Here is my typical day of eating for me.

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Breakfast: Coffee… I like to use a lot of cream in my coffee so it increased the calories a lot and it fills me.

Morning Snack: Fruit, turkey bacon, turkey sausage, serving size oatmeal.

Lunch: Salad, soup, leftovers typically.

Afternoon Snack: Fruit, tea (with cream), protein shake, Gluten free cookies, or desert of some kind.

Dinner: Anything goes!

Evening Snack: Usually a popsicle, tea (no cream), fruit, sometimes a tiny bit of ice cream.

Things to note: I do consume dairy and gluten on very small scales. I eat fried foods which contain gluten, and I do eat ice cream. The coffee creamer I use is nondairy and I eat my ice cream out of a small Dixie cup. I think it is important to say I do not have Celiac’s Disease, for those of you who do, please do not consume gluten. Remember you should always consult a doctor when making changes to your diet or fitness routine.

By the way… I HATE eggs and ketchup!

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Gym Time

Ever since I could renumber I have always had a love for being healthy and taking care of myself. Over the course of the years I have started and stopped so many work out regiments, that never seemed to stick. Until now, the longest I have worked out on a consistent basis was four or five months. Back in January Frank and I decided to get a gym membership to help get in shape for the wedding. I thought to myself it is cheap enough that if I don’t go on a regular basis it wouldn’t hurt so bad, but it turns out I love the gym. It is a great stress reliever, amazing for your health, and I love workout clothes. Lately, I have been going anywhere between 3 and 5 times a week.

Normally, I am a little high strung and I find it difficult to relax. I have no idea why and I think I have been like this my entire life. When I feel like I have a lot going on, which is usually always, I try to find things that calm me down. Working out dosen’t exactly calm me down but, it does help me to relive stress. After my session, I’m usually clam and mellowed. It could be because I am tired, but that is neither here nor there.

Having a healthy lifestyle is extremely important to me. I want to age gracefully in a healthy way. To be honest, I love love love french fries and I could eat them every day. Not the most healthy thing to do, oh and ice cream, pizza, did I say french fries? Nonetheless, working out is so good for us humans. It keeps our heart healthy, keeps our blood circulating and other great things that someone with an MD could tell you.

Is it just me, but when you get home from a long day the first thing you do is find a comfy pair of yoga pants? I do! I whenever I am out at various clothing stores I always make a pass through the workout section to see if i can find any workout clothes on sale. Usually, I find really cute things for less than $10. Which is amazing!


xx

Jazmin Mac

Gallon Water Challenge

Over the weekend I was informed about the Gallon Water Challenge. I am all up for challenges, and I am so in there.  How it works is for 30 days, you have to drink 64oz or 1 gallon of water a day. The benefits are countless… but a few that stand out to me are:

Clear skin– drinking water will keep your skin hydrated, helping to clear up acne and other skin issues.

Boost metabolism– by drinking water before meals will make you feel fuller.

Aids in heart health and digestion– when drinking enough water it helps your heart circulate blood through your body and water helps you pass waist though they body.

I started this challenge on Monday, I hope you all join in with me 🙂

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xx

Jazmin