All In My Twenties

How did everyone do this week? 
Did ya’ll get your work outs in? 
Eat the best you could? 
I know my week was successful. Lets break it down shall we? I’m gonna share my workouts with you and just some of the eating I did. I do not want to list out EVERY SINGLE THING I put in my mouth because lets be honest no one really wants to know. But I will highlight the “bad” things I ate so you can see that it is true we all need a cheat here and there. The key is ya have to do it in moderation! 
I will start with last Friday and go from there…
I have to say Friday was a good day. Fridays are usually one of my two off days from the Gym. I take 2 because I train hard the other 5 days so I need to let my body rest. On my off days I really make sure that I eat healthy as well but lets be honest I do this everyday.
I got up and went to 2 classes at the gym. I did my love BodyCombat and then I also did a weight class BodyPump. When I got home from the gym I also wound up mowing my lawn which is a work out in and of itself.
Feeling fit and strong and covered in grass after my work out and lawn mowing.
Saturday I wound up making some Avocado Pasta with Balsamic Chicken. It was delish!
I taught BodyCombat and again I took BodyPump. Mom was having family over so I wound up having to really watch myself with what I ate. Although I do have to admit I do tend to be a little more lax with my eating on Sundays and let myself indulge in things. I am not gonna lie I did have some apple pie with frozen yogurt and enjoyed EVER BITE of it! 
After work I hit up the gym to do some weight training. I try to get weights in 2-3 times a weeks. I find that I like to take Pump 2 times and then really push myself with free weights the other day. I went home and made Turkey Kielbasa with veggies 
After work I hit up the gym again for some BodyCombat. Straight up cardio day. I came home and made some Onions Peppers and Eggs for dinner. YUM-O! Then I continued to eat 3 DOUBLE STUFFED OREOS. Yeah I had to. It was one of those nights. Its ok though! All things in moderation! 
I decided to take as a off day because I had been going so hard all week with my work outs. My body needed to rest. I did not cheat on my eating at all. When I take a rest day from the gym I am super diligent about what I eat. It’s my own thing. I also make it a point to be active in my day. What do I mean by that? I usually take my dogs for a nice walk nothing crazy. I just still like to get up and move.

And here we are today. Today the week starts again. Tonight I get back into my work out mode. Tonight I will not only teach my class but I will also do a good hour of mirror work. Mirror work? Thats when I take time to work on my form for my class and work on new choreography.

Something else I wanted to share today….
Here we are at the start of a new week. 
I was thinking about what else to post in this and then it hit me. 


I promise you will not become like dude by lifting weights but what I will promise is you will see amazing things happen to your body by adding in some light weight training.

Weights will tighten your body and make your leaner. Who doesn’t want that? Lean is good! Make sure you are not only doing cardio and please please please for the love of Pete add in some weight training it is only gonna be a benefit to you.

  Hugs, Nikki

I have 14 Lovely Comments, I would love to have yours... on INSPIRE ME: HEALTHY wk. 2

  1. avatar
    August 9, 2012

    It’s okay about the double stuffed oreos – if you remove everything from your life it will be impossible to succeed – everything is fine in moderation:) Good for you! Sounds like you had a great week!

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    August 9, 2012

    I love this mention about weights! I love doing strength training workouts! I think most people automatically think they have to lift like 100 lbs or something. It definitely helps give your muscles definition too.

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    Jordan says:
    August 9, 2012

    Thank you for pointing out that women won’t “bulk up” from lifting weights. It annoys me to no end when I hear that! I haven’t had oreos in… so… long. Now I want one! Haha. Good job on keeping up with your workout schedule!!

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    Sara says:
    August 9, 2012

    Great job keeping up with such an impressive routine, great motivation for us readers!

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    Angie says:
    August 9, 2012

    I love this post…everything about it! Especially apple pie with frozen yogurt. Just sayin…

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    Amanda says:
    August 9, 2012

    Oh I hate weight training, but I seriously tried to add it into my routine this week for the exact reasons you mentioned. Also, loved your hot, fit, grass covered pictures. It’s great to work out and not really know it. 🙂

    @ Cut the Crap

  7. avatar
    August 9, 2012

    Hello Lady!!

    Good for you for sticking to it!! Love the post!! And yes to the weights!! Makin progress!!

    Thanks for linking up with us!!


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    Jane says:
    August 9, 2012

    My husband keeps getting on me to lift weights. I’ve been pretty upset the past couple weeks because I’ve really started to be more healthy and workout and I’ve put on weight!! Ugh. So, I definitely think I’ll be adding weights into the mix!

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    Michelle says:
    August 9, 2012

    Great post! I 100% agree that the number one rule of leading a healthy lifestyle (vs. “dieting”) is: EVERYTHING IN MODERATION! These people who think they need to cut out entire food groups or never eat sugar again are really cheating themselves of one of the great pleasures in life – yummy food!!

    I need to incorporate some weight training into my fitness routine. I HATE weight training. Hate, hate, hate! LOL. I don’t really care about being more “tone” or anything like that, but I think it would help make me a better, faster, less injury-prone runner. That is my motivation. Now to just get started…. ; )

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    JKT says:
    August 9, 2012

    What an inspiring and motivating post!! Love it! I’ve been thinking about doing weights lately but I don’t really know where to start/get intimated at the gym. You’ve encouraged me to ‘get over myself’, figure out HOW to do it and add some weights to my routine!

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    Raven says:
    August 10, 2012

    two classes in one day? you go! WAY better than mwah and my ZERO workouts in forever. You are looking FABULOUS!

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    Janna Renee says:
    August 12, 2012

    Man, I wish I lived near you, so that I could work out with you! I think it would be so fun to teach classes too. They are offering AFAA cert classes on Fort Carson, but a) I don’t know very much and b)I don’t even know if that’s a recommended cert to get. Anyhoo, keep it up girl!!

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