Video Motivation

Flex Friday and I’m YouTube creepin’ on my role models for inspiration!

Had a serious conversation with my hubby last night about my competition coming up and how I really need to crack down on an intense training program that keeps my body guessing and creates a lean body. Lifting things and putting them down ain’t gonna cut it! Time to throw in more plyo’s, more cardio, and super-setting with exercises that will challenge my body err’ freakin’ day! I also need to stop eating all the CRAP in my house. We agreed to go on a diet together, so it’ll be awesome to have a partner with me the whole way, supporting me and keeping me on track. Love that guy.

Anywho, today is my cardio day, so I’m switching it up with Zuzka’s ZWOW #100, she writes a TOUGH one too, intimidated and excited to try it when I get home tonight! I included the WHOLE video, so you guys can actually do it at home tonight too. No equipment required, just a small space and your bod:

If I’m feeling brave, I’ll do it TWICE and incorporate some Resistance Band training:

I also need to practice my bikini posing. I found a video of Amanda Latona that I want to emulate for my posing. She is AMAZING! Her routine is the first full routine in the video. I worship her booty and strive to have nice round glutes like her, so it only seems right to do her poses:

This weekend I plan on creating my macronutrient plan for contest prep! I included a rough draft up top with my calorie deficit and macro ratios. THIS IS JUST A ROUGH DRAFT! I’m gonna fiddle around with myfitnesspal to come up with a few daily meal plans. It looks really…. scarce in food, haha. That’s part of the territory though, this is the trial period! Definitely add me and hold me accountable! My username is: jessicarosef

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Stick around for next week’s workouts, they should be posted this weekend. Derek is helping me re-write and change the structure of my workouts to create lean tissue and really shed the fat while adding cardio. I really need to shock the muscles and lean out! Keep the body guessing!

Welp, have a great weekend folks, add me on myfitnesspal and tell me to put that cookie down!

~Jess ♥

 

Happy New Year’s Eve!

*Whewww* I’m pretty damn excited to be wrapping up 2013. So much has happened this year, good AND bad, I’m so ready to get a head start on making 2014 awesome. This past year has been filled with plenty of trials and challenges, life lessons have been learned, and I feel like I have more life experience under my belt to tackle the many challenges that are bound to come my way this upcoming year. I have learned the following:

1) Don’t get ahead of yourself when you get a new job that pays you better. Chances are some crazy shit’s gonna happen that will eat all that extra money up….. be frugal and wise.

2) Don’t rent a duplex from anyone, especially if the Landlord lives above you! Do not sign the lease if it’s a thousand pages long…. chances are the Landlord is an overbearing nut job and living there will give you a headache.

3) Don’t let the vet rip you off….. end of story. They are effin’ SCAM artists! Goodbye savings…. hello bills.

4) Stop drinking so much damn water when you have to sit at a customer facing desk all day at work! One potty break is fine…. but 5?! Seriously?!

5) Stop eating the Beechers Cheddar and Wild Rice Soup in the cafeteria, it will make you sick every time.

6) Avoid the ‘dreadmill’ at all costs. Run outside if you have to, you know how awesome you feel afterwards.

7) Tell your husband you love him everyday, and show him how much you appreciate everything he does. Thank him for cooking dinner for you, working hard at two jobs, going to school full-time, treating you like a princess, and being an awesome Daddy.

8) Count your blessings every day, and be thankful for the lessons learned from hardship.

9) Don’t sweat the small stuff. Take a step back, look at the bigger picture, and breathe. If there’s one thing you can control, it’s your emotions. Don’t give anyone or anything the pleasure of making you feel less or upset. ME2

10) Learn to live in the moment, don’t take shit from anyone, and do what makes you happy.

This year is gonna be full of accomplishments. I can feel it.

~Jess ♥

Motivational Monday!

Guess what folks?! I actually got my ass out of bed this morning and worked out! YESSSS! I broke my ‘no-working-out-on-Monday’ streak, finally! I seriously feel like a new person right now…..

This morning I did 3 Zuzka videos at home, felt awesome as usual. My abs and oblique’s are KILLING me from yesterdays ‘Bosu Side Plank Weighted Wraps’. Torched my abs yesterday, definitely needed to. I feel like my core has gotten pretty weak since I’ve been focusing on cardio and legs. Definitely miss that chiseled six-pack, time to bring it back!

For breakfast I made a delicious smoothie PACKED with vitamins and nutrients to fuel my morning:

1) Handful of shredded Kale
2) 1 whole Banana
3) 1 cup frozen mixed fruit (raspberry, blackberry, strawberry)
4) 3 tablespoons Chia Seeds
5) Splash of fat-free milk

Blend and enjoy!

Tomorrow morning I’m doing ZWOW #57 at home as well as a Resistance Band Circuit I conjured up. Pretty stoked to try it out! I found an awesome video on YouTube with some new resistance band exercises. I have incorporated combination exercises to focus on the whole body. I want to start using more resistance training for my upper body since it comes in pretty easily. No need to pack on more muscle, I’ve made my gains, now I need to maintain and shred.

On that note, I created my goals for this week! These need to happen:

1) Workout 6 days this week:
     – 45-60 minutes of cardio 4 times this week (Zuzka HIIT videos included)
     – 2 days of booty building
     – 3 days of core training (Zuzka HIIT videos included)
     – 2 days of resistance band training

2) Reduce sugar and carb intake:
     – No bread at lunch time, eat salad with lean protein
     – Holidays are over! No more sweet treats and candy

3) Posing practice!
     – 3 days of posing practice, 45 minutes each
     – Wearing heels around the house to break them in

4) REGISTER!
     – Registration opened last week, I have my application, now I need to send in the check

5) Create a macro meal plan for competition prep
     – Create a plan breakdown and start date 
     – Calculate daily macros
     – Create meal plan based on macros

There they are! Big goals for this week, but I need to take advantage of the extra time I have before work gets crazy again. Excited to start smashing out a training plan and gettin’ it DONE! The Holiday Season was amazing, but I’m ready for the New Year. Hope everyone has an awesome week! Stay tuned…..

~Jess ♥

2014, Right around the corner!

Hope everyone had a great weekend, happy Sunday evening!

Lululemon Shirt I scored for $16!

Lululemon Shirt I scored for $16!

I’m feeling refreshed, itching for the new year to begin! My wonderful husband took me shopping for workouts clothes this weekend. I scored some awesome Zella leggings, a white Zella jacket, a Lululemon tank top, and a Lululemon long sleeve shirt. O! I also got a really cute Free People black lacey dress, super excited to wear it out New Years Eve.

I love my Magic Bullet! I’ve been making really great smoothies with it. I have a couple of recipes saved away that I want to try in the future. I can’t wait until my French Vanilla Creme Optimum Whey Protein arrives on my door step. I FINALLY ordered some whey protein off of amazon.com. I have been putting it off WAAAAAY too long. I have been REALLY hungry at work for the past few weeks without it. It’s so convenient to just bring a sandwich bag with a scoop or 2 and my shaker to work. Microsoft keeps drink coolers with cartons of milk that measure out to the PERFECT amount for one scoop of whey! I’m a nerd, the things that I find amusing….

Zella leggings I scored for $12! Whaaaat?!

Zella leggings I scored for $12! Whaaaat?!

Anyways, my smoothie today consisted of the following:

1) 1 cup frozen fruit: Banana, strawberry, blueberry mix
2) 4 tablespoons of Hemp Protein / Fiber
3) 1 tablespoon almond butter
4)  Splash of fat-free milk

It was pretty good! Really thick at first since I didn’t defrost the fruit, the almond butter was pretty thick, and there was a lot of hemp protein powder. Really delicious, I love making my own smoothies.

Alright, as for workouts this week, my schedule is kind of all over the place. This week I work until 5pm everyday since it’s been pretty slow the past few weeks with the Holiday Season.

Tomorrow and Tuesday I come in at 7:30am, Wednesday I have off, and Thursday and Friday I come in at 8:30am. Tomorrow and Tuesday I will be doing at home workouts: Zuzka videos and resistance band training. I can’t promise a workout on Wednesday, considering it’s ‘National Hang-Over Day’. Give me a tough time if you like, but I am ringing in the New Year with a bang, considering the next several months I will have to kiss my wine bottles goodbye until May. Thursday is looking pretty ‘warm’ out with very little to no rain at all, so I want to shoot for an outdoor run for an hour. Friday will be the gym before work, Saturday and Sunday will be up for grabs! The weekend weather looks like it will be nice, even some sun, so I might just take advantage of that both days.

I will have my final workout schedule for the week written by tomorrow! I usually like writing everything out on Sunday night, but I need to go take my pup on a walk and get to bed early so I break my ‘no-work-out-on-Monday’ streak and do my Zuzka videos! I will be doing ZWOW #93, ZWOW #99, and Power Yoga #7. You should definitely try out her videos, I’m telling ya’! If I could be a sales rep for her DVD’s, I would be making her and ME millions! Seriously…

Anywho, g’nite guys! Have an awesome week, party hard on New Years, I want to hear ALLLLL about it! XOXO……

~Jess

Christmas Workout Schedule!

Good morning, Happy Monday folks, IT’S CHRISTMAS WEEEEEEK! So excited. When am I not excited though? I feel like that’s my phrase. So damn excited about everything….

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Maybe one day I will graduate the ‘bathroom photo’ phase

Since it is Christmas week, it means I’m working out EVERY DAY! If I’m going to indulge in cookies, candy, and sugar on Christmas Day, I HAVE to workout every day. That’s the deal.

As you can see, there is plenty focus on cardio this week and really backing off on upper body. Derek is right, I gain muscle VERY quickly up top, I need to focus on shedding fat on my legs and lifting the booty through cardio, sprints, hills, and DIET!

*Siiiiighhh* I really wish this competition was sooner, I feel like I’ve been waiting to start for so long. 17 weeks away! The only one that is in the state before Emerald Cup is the Tanji Johnson Bikini Classic at Skyview Highschool in Vancouver Washington Saturday April 5th, 2014. Maybe do both? I can imagine that would rack up a bill.

The next competition in the area AFTER Emerald Cup is the Empire Classic Bikini at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino in Airway Heights Washington Friday & Saturday May 9th & 10th, 2014. There is also the Washington Ironman Bikini next October 4th, 2014 a Saturday at Gold Creek Community Church in Bothell?!? That seems odd….. Hmmmm according to the NPC Contest Schedule, it looks like there’s only 3 NPC in Washington next year.

REGISTRATION FOR EMERALD CUP IS OPEN NOW! I just checked the site! I compete on Saturday April 26th, yippee! I will have to print the registration when I get to work on Thursday, and send my check off as well. Registration is $109, not TOO shabby. It is an incredibly expensive sport, but so are Iron Man Triathlon’s. I’m thankful I bought most of my items (tanning package, competition suit, and competition heels) on Black Friday deals.

In fact, I have a lot to be thankful for these days. I don’t take nearly enough time to step back and realize how lucky I am.

Recent posts will reveal how much I’ve let the stresses of work get to me, to the point that I realized I have been genuinely unhappy. It takes a conscious effort and strength for me to count my blessings, restrain my emotions and take a step back to look at the bigger picture. I let my stress and negativity control me, and the reason I love working out is so that I can release that tension and put it into good use and feel amazing afterwards. Truth is, I can’t workout 24 hours of the day, I NEED to exercise mental strength so I don’t allow myself to downward spiral like I have been as of late.

With this time off from work I have had the opportunity to weigh my decisions and re-evaluate my plan of action.

At first I thought to myself, I NEED A NEW JOB! I know I’m not the only one who thinks this where I work. Yes, maybe I DO need a new job, but I have too much to risk right now to go looking for another one. #1, I want to finish this competition at my current job. It would be too stressful to learn a new role while dealing with competition prep and drastic mood swings from hunger. #2, I am cross training as a back up for a higher position than my current role, which means the likelihood of me getting the position when someone moves on is MUCH higher. I am hoping that with new responsibilities dealing closer with something I would rather be doing with higher pay and better benefits will change my mind about working for the company. #3, Although I may disagree with the company and with management, and with the way management approaches their employees, and am ultimately getting paid to do things that don’t make sense to me; I get paid well, I have weekends off, and I have a schedule that matches my needs as far as training. #4, The experience will look phenomenal on my resume! I am coming up on 1 year next month, and already have so many qualifications I can speak for as well as managers. My Annual Review is coming up, which will determine my raise. I have well over half a dozen Business Improvement credit, I have achieved every goal on my Personal Development Plan, I passed my Keys Test with flying colors, I have excellent customer service, AND my Winter Training was a HUGE success last week. I have a lot to brag about, I won’t even down play it.

I have a lot of things going for me. Even though I might hear encouraging words every once in a blue moon, and it seems as though 98% of what I hear from managers is negative and how poorly my team is performing, I know that’s not the case. I know that there are a few people out there that recognize my work and how exceptionally I perform. I will admit, lately I have been slacking. Day after day of hearing nothing but negative feedback, criticisms, and managers displaying ‘attitudes’ make it really hard to WANT to perform well. You know what? It doesn’t matter if I want to perform well for THEM, or even for the company. I want to perform well for ME, for my future, for opportunities to come, and for the mere fact that I work hard at EVERYTHING I do.

Tell me I do a shitty job one more time, because it’s not the case. I’m going to do a damn good job at work AND in my competition. When I feel like stress is getting to me, I will take a step back and look at the bigger picture….. keep working hard and doing your best, because the road doesn’t end here. There are bigger and better opportunities out there and this is merely a difficult stepping stone that you have the will power to overcome.

Next time I feel like spouting some negative bullshit, I’m going to count my blessings for my sake and for the sake of everyone around me. Life is fucking hard, and it’s never going to get easier, so I might as well learn to deal with my personal emotions and learn to laugh it off. Life is too short to harbor negativity, there are WAY more things to be thankful for.

On that note, I’m going to walk my dog on this beautiful day, do my workouts, and finish my list of goals for the day! XOXO, until next time….

~Jess ♥

Count Down till Christmas!

*Whewwww* It’s been such a long week! Even though this week has been a cake walk at work, it’s definitely dragged on and on and ON! I’m itching to get out of this gray blazer and go home! Today is my cardio day, so I’m choosing to go home and do a few new Zuzka videos to get a good sweat on, raise my heart rate and challenge my whole entire body. I waaaaaay prefer doing an hour of her videos over doing an hour on the elliptical and dreadmill. Soooo boooooringggg! I need to get outside and run again! My husband is FINALLY going to take me on a run around our new place, if the weather permits. He’s been on his Winter Break and really enjoying himself. I definitely miss having him around not stressing out about school.

Tonight I’m doing ZWOW #98 & ZWOW #95. I will be finishing with her new series Power Yoga #5. Once again, you’ll have to go to her ZGYM to view the FULL workout. Totally worth the $10 a month, I’m telling you! NO! I’m not a sales rep, although I’d be a damned good one!

Both ZWOW’s I’m doing today are all bodyweight exercises. ZWOW #98 looks like the following 15 min AMRAP  (if I’m feeling daring, maybe I’ll go for 20 min!):

  • 10 Jump Lunges into 3 1-leg Dive Bombers <—- SUPER HARD!
  • 10 Bird Dog Burpees
  • 10 Sit-ups to Burpees

ZWOW #95 is the following, completing 3 rounds (maybe I’ll go for 4!):

  • 10 Pistol to 1-leg Burpee
  • 40 Alt. Crab Dance
  • 40 Mountain Climbers
  • 10 Back Lunge Kick-ups

Finally, I’ll cool down with a Power Yoga video. Her Power Yoga videos are pretty challenging as well. They stretch the whole body and challenge the heart rate. My goal is to stretch out 3 videos to last at least an hour.

Tomorrow is LEG DAAAAAAAY! Pretty damn excited about it too, not gonna lie. I’ve got a pretty good workout planned. Some times I really wish I had a workout partner for leg day so I could have a spotter on the squat rack. I feel like such a loner. Tomorrow’s workout is the following:

WARM UP:

  • -1 minute jump rope
  • -10 burpees
  • -1 minute jump rope
  • -10 jump lunge w/ kick
  • -1 minute rope
  • -10/10 side plank dips

  • -16-8-8-16 Swiss Ball Hamstring Pulls
  • -20 Dumbbell Pull Throughs
  • -10-10-10 Drop Set Hamstring Curls
  • -10-10 Stiff Legged Dead Lifts x3

  • -20 Goblet Squats
  • -15-15-15 Leg Press Variations
  • -20 Smith Machine Vertical Glute Press
  • -10-10-10 Drop Set Smith Machine Squats x3

  • -20 minute stair master single leg step ups (20/20)
  • -25 minute treadmill run / elliptical

Whew, gonna be a fun workout! Definitely gonna be sore on Saturday, so good thing Saturday is all upper body. I’m going to try Iron Works on Saturday too, pretty stoked about it! Really looking forward to having a new gym that’s clean, has a great environment, great equipment, and HOPEFULLY not busy at 5am 🙂

Today I’m sticking with my meal plan! I only sweet I allowed myself today was a cookie at work. That’s it for the day! Nothing else! This morning I had a Nature’s Bakery Whole Wheat Fig Bar and a steak Cesar salad for lunch. Today I still get to eat a banana and my ground turkey, quinoa, black bean, corn, whole wheat wrap. I know, pretty boring and staple diet, but I know the results are going to be great! I will be experimenting with new recipes next week too, so stay tuned or suggest some great ones!

My suit comes in tomorrow, I’m so freakin’ excited! It actually looks like they tried delivering it today, so now it’s at the post office. Can’t wait to pick it up and try it on! CHEEZIN! ^_^ Putting it on will be a humbling experience for sure, still have a looooong way to go.

Well, that’s it for today, I hope you all have a great night. Don’t forget to pass along any great recipes if you have any!

~Jess ♥

Hardcore Parkour!

JK! I just wanted to say ‘hardcore parkour’. No hardcore parkour today. The only hardcore thing that happened was my workout this morning. SUPER intense, felt freakin’ amaze balls. WTF, why don’t I wakeup every morning at 4am to workout?! Sleeping in is really over rated compared to how awesome I feel during and after a workout.

Adding video for ‘hardcore parkour’ reference:

Anyways, today I hit the biceps, back, and did 45 full minutes of cardio. Man, the ‘dreadmill’ can be such a bore, but I always feel proud of myself when I don’t hop off early! My legs are soooo sore from yesterday’s ZWOW #86! Short intense cardio and leg video that left me out of breathe. I seriously thought my lungs were closing up, LOVE it! That’s how you know it’s working. Not to mention my legs were on FIRE! Here’s the breakdown of her ZWOW #86. You REALLY have to go to her ZGYM and check out the full video, all the exercises are combo exercises, so you’ll have no idea what they look like unless you watch the video.

REPEAT SET TWICE!

  • 10 Reps of Knee Up – Pushup – Tuck [knee up jump with push up tuck]
  • 4 Reps of 10 Static Lunge Jump – Burpee [try to touch your back knee to the ground]
  • 10 Reps of 10 Mini Sumo Squats – High Jump – Burpee [force your hips forward then jump up]

Whew! 200 mini sumo squats total in that 15 minute video! Not to mention the high cardio from the combo movements. Seriously, she’s my idol. I would LOVE to one day do what Zuzka does and create my own online workout videos. OOoooo and guess what?! I stuck with my goal of NO sweets yesterday, pretty damn proud. I didn’t eat anything that I didn’t plan to either.

Today’s workout went awesome, I also ate moderately well. I allowed myself one sweet indulgence. I had about 15 peanut M&M’s at work for my Winter Training presentation. Here is my meal plan for today:

1) Banana
2) Nature’s Bakery Whole Wheat Fig Bar – 220 calories
3) Oatmeal and almond butter (my oatmeal exploded in the microwave! So I only got half… waaaahhh)
4) Steak Caesar Salad
5) 15 Peanut M&M’s and Almond Mix – 180 calories
6) Banana

7) Whole wheat, ground turkey, quinoa, black bean, corn wrap

The week after Christmas I will start taking out packaged foods from my diet, so no more Nature’s Bakery Whole Wheat Fig Bars and candy of course. I want to start eating everything really fresh again, so smoothies (hoping that I get a blender for Christmas!), hard boiled eggs, and fresh fruits and veggies. The closest thing to packaging I will get will be cottage cheese (cause it’s in a tub, duh) and whey protein shakes. I want to start meal prepping chicken breasts, ground turkey breast, quinoa, brown rice, sweet potatoes, asparagus, and broccoli. MMMmm sounds tasty actually!

Anywho, gotta run! Thanks for tuning in! Today I found a lot of bikini competition blogs, girls who are starting their first comp just like me, so I can’t wait to read up on those! See ya…..

~Jess ♥

Zuzka Day

Wow! 3 blog posts today, cray cray!

Well, turns out we will probably be experiencing another late evening at the EBC, SO I’ve decided NOT to go to the gym, but instead, I’m going to do my Zuzka videos at home. I have watched a handful to pick out some great ones as an alternative to todays workout. My focus today is on cardio, core, and GLUTES! The great thing about Zuzka is that her workouts incorporate body weight exercises to challenge ALL body parts. The way she writes her workouts are awesome! You don’t even realize that you’re doing 200 squats or jump lunges!

So when I get home I’m going to change into my workout clothes (I actually brought them with me to work to go to the gym afterwards, so I’ll change here). I’m going to warm up with 2 minutes of jump rope, then I’m going to do a quick 5 minute core video:

After that warm up I’m going to dive into her ZWOW #96 which focuses on the whole body but mainly cardio and core. After THAT I will do ZWOW #86 (which I’m afraid of quite frankly) which focuses mainly on core and GLUTES! ZWOW #86 secretly has you doing 200 mini sumo squats! My ass is gonna BURN! That’s the point though, I’m excited.

I’ll let you know how it goes! Can’t wait to do her videos! I honestly find her videos way more exciting, fun, and motivating to do than going to the gym to repetitively lift. Maybe that will change though after I check out Iron Works this weekend!

Anyways, I just wanted to touch base to say YES I am working out, it’s going to be a tough one since I’m doing high intensity full body exercises for about 45 minutes to an hour straight. I have stuck to my meal plan completely like planned. I have a banana, protein shake, and ground turkey quinoa whole wheat wrap to eat before the day is over.

Goodnight guys! Hope you all have a great Tuesday evening!

~Jess ♥

 

 

 

 

Glad to Wrap up the Week

*Le siiiiiiigh* Extremely INSANE week at work…. I had 15 meetings and completed my Power Point for my Winter Training. There was a lot of tension at work, plenty of negativity floating around, definitely put a damper on my mood. It’s been difficult working so hard and only being told everyday the mistakes me and my team mates have made.

I got home from work today I did 3 Zuzka videos though, lifted my spirits! 45 minutes of body weight, high intensity cardio, plyometric workouts. Afterwards I scoured my whole house top to bottom for tomorrow’s Christmas Party. NOW I’m sitting down writing and watching the movie Side Effects.

Yesterday was my cardio and leg day. I can feel my body getting stronger, especially my hamstrings! So exciting! I’ve also been playing around with heavier weights and lighter reps, next week I’ll be incorporating it a lot more so I don’t have to rush my cardio at the end. Tomorrow is my upper body day. I’m doing chest, shoulders, and triceps. Really excited for the New Year to roll around and get to WORK! I’ve been enjoying all the Christmas and party treats at work. I had 4 cookies yesterday, yikes! Every day I’ve had something sugary.

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Derek is on his way home from Spokane. He went to Spokane to see Kaienna in her school Christmas concert! He surprised her, she didn’t know he was coming, and he brought her roses. She was so ecstatic to see him and introduced him to all her little friends. Super cute, wish I could have been there. She gets to stay her all day Saturday and all day Sunday. Her mom comes to pick her up on Monday. It will be nice to have her for a little extra time. Sunday we go to Derek’s parents house to open up all her presents.

Today we got a package on our door step from my Dad and his wife Rhonda of Christmas presents, Kai will have so many to open on Sunday! Rhonda is super crafty and made us the coolest Christmas decorations! I’m so stoked about them! They are wooden blocks that she bedazzled that say “Jingle all the way.” They are reversible and say “Gobble till you wobble” on the other side for Thanksgiving. Man, I wish I were crafty! I have them sitting above my fire place right now. jingle

I still need to finish up my Christmas shopping! I have the other half of my gift to get for Derek, a present for my Dad and Rhonda, and a present for Derek’s parents. We did pretty good last weekend, finished most of our shopping. Parents are always the most difficult, I always want to give them something sentimental.

Well, I better go to bed; short post I know, technically it took 2 hours while watching this movie. Not very good, I wouldn’t recommend it. Poor Channing Tatum only says 5 phrases! I wanted him to be more involved! That’s why I watched it! Haha! Anyways, goodnight! Tomorrow I’m working out in the AM and prepping for the party. Hoping we have enough food and everything turns out just right. Till next time…..

~Jess ♥

Monday Blues….

*Le siiiiigh* It’s been one of those Mondays guys. I always set such high expectations on Mondays, only to sleep in and get a migraine. I used to be so good about getting my ass out of bed on Mondays and taking the day on!

I’m going to blame it on the bed, and how warm I keep my room. It’s seriously so hard to get out of bed, but I just gotta do it! *Uuuuughhh* There’s next Monday…. we’ll do better next time.

Certainly doesn’t help that it’s dreary outside and it’s ‘that time’. I want to curl up in a ball and eat a Family Size bag of Pirates Booty…. to MYSELF. I was so motivated on Saturday…. then *FWAP!* Get hit in the face with a crazy train of hormones! Being a girl is tough business, and I’m sure I’m not the most pleasant to be around.

(Tuesday's original workout that I will be completing on Wednesday)

Tuesday’s original workout that I will be completing on Wednesday

My workouts will be behind a day, and I will have to workout on Sunday instead of taking a rest day. I will be posting my workouts the day they were intended for regardless, I will still complete them all. Maybe Mondays should be my rest days now, haha, seems to work out that way! DB

 

Tomorrow will be better, I’m excited to workout at David Barton for the next 2 weeks! I am going to message Natalie to find a good time to get my measurements. I’m thinking at the end of my 2 week trial, give myself time to shed some fat!

Next week I want to start doing my Zuzka videos again. I feel like her videos do a great job of creating lean sexy muscle with body weight exercises and cardio; a great alternative to steady boring cardio to begin my workouts. I stumbled across this video that I want to try out! There’s so many more of them too, she’s definitely one of my fitness role models. I want to achieve her body for off season.

Well, I’m going to go to bed early tonight to guarantee I’ll get out of bed in the mornin’! I just wanted to confess that I didn’t go to the gym today! G’nite fitfam! XOXO

~Jess ♥