Work IT mama { schedule & workout}

My intentions for today was to post my first Work IT mama vlog but of course everything had to go wrong this morning and that didn’t happen.  So in the mean time I’m still going to give you a peek…. well not really a peek but a breakdown on how this mama works IT!

530– Wake up, get dressed and prepare little K’s school work

600- Check emails, prepare blog post and check for any coupon deals ( I can’t miss a deal)

630– Wake my two older boys for school & make breakfast

700– Kiss the boys off to school, wake my husband ( little M & little K) and off to the gym

700-830– Get my sweat on, relieve stress & clear my mind ( work-out)

830–Finish up & drink my Herbalife shake and prepare my herbal tea for the day ( still at the gym)

830-900 — eat breakfast, take vitamins ( maybe I will post later on my vitamin choices)

and start school for little K .

That’s my morning– check out later post for the rest of my day, I know 530 is early but this is the only way that I found that I can get my personal time and get in a workout.

Today’s work-out

Right now I’m trying to get cut so I’m using this work out from Making the Cut by Jillian Michael

Body ball dumbbell presses ( 10 each arm)

dumbbell Flys on body ball w/ Crunch ( set of 15)

Squats ( 50 fast)

Plank ( hold 10 sec)

Side planks w/ inner thigh raise ( set of 10)

Burpies straight from plank ( 10)

Sumo Squats ( set of 50)

This is 3 different circuits with no rest in between exercises

I also do a 1 minute sprint in between each circuit

Believe me this workout is a killer but it gets the job done!

 Work- out days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. I use Wednesday for my rest day and use Saturday for my cardio with the family.

So what about you? Do you workout in the morning or at night and if so what’s your schedule?

Mama Maintenance {move it mommy!}

Ok have you ever woke up one morning running late and having a million things to do? Well yesterday morning was that morning for me. Usually my morning routine is wake up at 6, prepare Little K’s work for school, wake my older boys up( at 630) so they can get ready for school, kiss them bye onto the bus at 7 and then off to get my hour workout in till about 8.

Didn’t happen that way yesterday because for one I didn’t hear my clock alarm and then on top of that I had to be at my middle son’s Christmas party at 9. So instead of my normal hour workout– I had to cut things short and race off to the gym and do a quick 30 minute workout.

Which consist of :

Got in a good sweat, cleared my mind and was ready for the rest of the day!

Even if you have limited time– always make time for mommie :) Remember if we don’t keep our maintenance up then the whole machine breaks down ( family)

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So what’s one of your “go to” workouts when you’re crunched for time? Please share, thinking about starting a linky party for next week :)

Also remember only 30% is the gym and the other 70% is nutrition— so take a look at my Work IT tab and see what  we use as a family and provide our clients. It’s the best thing popping:)

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Mama’s having some work done–just a little nip & tuck

While visiting home ( TX) I stopped by my every loving mom’s to catch up & to get criticized( that’s what she likes to do best). On this “delightful” trip my mom decided to reminisce about how healthy and toned I ” use to be” back in the day.Yes believe it or not I use to be a very fit & fine mama back in the day but hey that was the 19 year old with no kids me not the 30+ year old with 4 kids and a LIFE me. While alot of the time when my mom talks , it’s hurtful, this one time it was helpful. The truth is that I agree with my mom, I did use to be really active and fit before kids and even though I’m sure I have TONS of excuses I can throw out why that has changed, the bottom line is that it’s really NO excuse.

So this mama is about to do a little Nip & Tuck  (naturally).  Last night my ” handy dandy live in personal trainer” worked me up this wonderful new workout that fits my needs, my time ti and my goals that consist of exercises,  a meal plan and a tracking system to keep me working towards my ultimate goal– to be a new fit & healthy 30+ mama!

Here’s a little peep at what I did the 1st day:

Ate a small energy filled snack:

Took before workout  supplement: Prolong– helps feeds your body during workout

Only equipment needed for today:

Workout was a total of 1 hr ( at home – which I love!) and this how I looked afterwards ( please don’t judge me, I was tired as hell

and then drank lots of water and took the rest of my supplements: Super Aminos– helps rebuild muscle and fight sworness and Rebuild Endurance– helps rebuild everything you used during workout–

Supplements found here

So ladies stay posted and watch me work through my mama transformation ( by Nexlegacy Performance ) :)– there will be tips, tricks and pics along my 90 day journey!

Before pics posted on Friday–

10 minutes a day keeps the flab away

So the 4th has passed, so now what? Well for me– I think it’s time for me to get back to my monthly daily workouts. Just like every other woman/ mom, I’m such a lazy butt when it comes to my workouts. We all know that it’s good for us and studies say that it will help us release stress but do we get up and do it? Heck no. Well at least I know I don’t. I feel sooooo good when I DO workout but I just hate leaving the house being around all those ” I just come to the gym to be cute” chicks, so I just stay home ( see it’s their fault not mines). Well see the only bad think about that is that my husband came up with this simple but effective 10 Minute Workout that I can now do at home. Shit why did I marry a personal trainer?  Well ladies, since I’m such a helpful person ;) I decide to pass on the goods and help you get up off your couch too!

So here it is: 10 Minute home workout plan

Nexlegacy Fat Blaster workout it will blast calories and burn fat fast.

 Jump Rope 0-2:00 min

Squat- Push-up with leg Lift 2:00-3:00 min

Squat then do push up.  

Squat –Push-up- 15sec side plank 3:00-4:00 min

Squat then do pushup,  but after completing push-up, shift weight onto your right hand and the outside of your right foot. Rotate body to the right, extending left arm toward ceiling; keep hips lifted. Rotate back to center and repeat on opposite side. Hop feet back to start and jump up; repeat.

Squat-Push-up with Mountain Climbers 4:00-5:00

Squat and the push up. After completing the push-up, hop right foot to the floor just underneath hips. Quickly hop right foot back, extending leg behind you, while bringing left foot forward. Complete 5 hops on each leg, alternating sides. Hop feet back to start, jump up, and repeat.

Jump Rope 5:00-7:00 min

Reverse Lunges 7:00-8:00 min

Crunches 8:00-9:00 min

Stretch/Cool-Down  9:00-10:00 Min

10 minutes– hmmm seems easy— how about we try this for week and see how we feel?

Thanks babe for trying to keep us ladies healthy and around ( even though I know it’s because you guys can’t handle the kids alone :))

Happy Work It Wednesday!

Here’s a little something to inspire you

Photo: ew.com


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I’m trying to get Coco fine

Just kidding, I think Coco is a cool chic and all but this is just a little too much for me. However what female doesn’t want a nice little package in her best fitted jeans?  So I asked my handsome husband over at Nexlegacy Sports Performance to help us ladies out since he is certified in rebuilding booties :) and since I’m all about time, I asked him to give us 1 move that will help tone our tush and give us our Summer sexy legs all in one.

So this is what he had to say:

When it comes to losing weight, getting fit, and getting your sexy back, how hard you work is crucial…you have to push yourself past the old comfort zone if you really want to see results. That doesn’t mean you work yourself to the point of no return during every workout, but it does mean finding ways to work harder and smarter – getting your heart rate up to 75% to 85% of your max heart rate for short periods of time can help you burn more calories and build endurance so your other workouts feel a little easier.

There’s one exercise that does a great job of getting your heart rate up and get you on the way to the legs and butt you desire without any impact:

Squat with Back kicks:

This move is deceptive – it doesn’t look that hard but, try it for a minute or two and you’ll really feel it. Add this move throughout your usual workout, doing it for a minute at a time (adjust the time to fit your fitness level) to add a little intensity.

SQUAT WITH BACK KICKS:

  • Stand with feet together and fists up
  • Bring the right leg back and lift with full extension of the knee
  • Lower leg and bend knees into a low squat and then stand and kick with left leg
  • (Kick, Squat, Kick,Squat) for 1 or more minutes.

Hmm sound easy right? It is, I just did it and believe me after a minute or two of doing this, you can really feel the burn! So try it out, pass it on and make sure to visit every Wednesday for our Work It Mama post w/ video!

Thanks hubby and make sure to check him out here at Nexlegacy Sport Performance

Work it mama

There is one thing that all mothers have in common and that’s the fact that you always want to be the sexiest, coolest, divalious hippest mom that you can be! Well I know that’s what my goal is, I don’t know about the rest of you. One of the easiest ways to achieve all of the above is staying fit and centering yourself daily. I know there’s a lot of days that that’s not accomplish-able but we should all try to give at least that much to ourselves. We give so much to everyone else so why not treating ourselves by being fit and sexy. Believe me it makes being tired and overwhelmed worth it when you look in mirror.

Well today I Work It ladies! Yep, I hit my in home gym ( empty room with fitness equipment:) ) and sweated it out! First I started by putting on some of my form-fitting work out clothe, just a little incentive when you look in the mirror :)

Next of course you have to get the right attitude by pulling out your favorite Ipod playlist, here’s mine for today ( they’re oldies but goodies)

  1. Loose Control- Missy E.
  2. Hate on Me- Jill Scott
  3. Stronger- Kanye West
  4. Bite the Dust – PCD
  5. All of Rihanna’s Album
  6. Pon De Replay Remix w/ Elephant Man (this was a repeat!)
  7. All of Ciara‘s dance hit

And then the Work out:

  • Cardio Warm- up–high-speed jump rope for 12 mins (exchanging speeds every 3 minutes)
  • 2 sets of 15 Toe Touch Squat( TRX)
  • 3 sets of 15 DB shoulder press
  • 3 sets of 15 wide-grip pull down
  • 3 sets of 20 steps lunges
  • 3 sets of 15 Stability ball crunches

and let me tell you ladies, this is no joke! I did all sets with no rest in between in then took a 30 sec. rest in between each work out. I’m sweating my tushy off and feeling the burn still but I feel A MA ZING!

So amazing that I kept my i pod rolling and continue to dance my way all through out my house!

So try it girls– work it mama! Be fabulous today!