Thursday, April 27, 2017

Making Time for Exercising

So many people ask me, "How do you have time to workout with homeschooling your oldest 3, watching 3 little ones, and being pregnant?"

My answer to them is, "I make the time."

It's that simple.  Exercise is important to my husband and I, so we make time in our day to do it.  My normal workout time is 9pm.  I get a second boost of energy at that time, and it's after all my kids are in bed. We have a "weight room" set up in the back room of our basement.  It has a barbell bench, kettlebells, and dumbbells.  I also use workout DVDs like PiYo and R.I.P.P.E.D.   On Monday and Thursday nights, I go to my local YMCA for group fitness classes.  They are Zumba, PiYo, and RIPPED. Occasionally, there is a special Friday night or Saturday morning class.  I also enjoy the Kettlebell AMPD class they offer.  I checked out their weight room, and am eager to try out some of the machines soon! 

During the warmer weather (I live in Wisconsin) I thoroughly enjoy jogging on our picturesque country roads.  Fall is my favorite time, as all of the trees turn beautiful colors!  My hubby nicely keeps an eye on our kids so I can go on my runs, and he enjoys jogging as well.  We annually do a Tough Mudder course together in the fall, so we train the rest of the year for it.  Upping our miles, working on our upper body strength, etc.  This year, since I am pregnant...I will probably just jog the whole course...while maybe doing the super tame obstacles.  

*Daily Workout Log:

Today I'll be going to the Y for my RIPPED classes!!  My friend is an instructor, so it's super fun...especially doing the kickboxing section.  I get to air punch her, haha!!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

My Favorite Company for Supplements

I use a few supplements for my workouts.  My favorite company is IdealFit.  This company makes supplements specifically for women.  Their products taste AMAZING and are nicely priced.

Products include:

Protein Powders:  chocolate brownie, French vanilla, caramel mocha, peaches 'N cream, strawberries 'n cream, cake batter, mint chocolate, pina colada, & chocolate coconut

Pre-Workout:  blue raspberry, watermelon ice, pineapple mango,  cherry limeade, stim-free blackberry burst, stim-free pink lemonade, & stim-free passion fruit

BCAAs:  strawberry kiwi, orange paradise, grape explosion, green apple, iced mocha latte, blueberry pomegranate, & raspberry lemonade

Protein Bars:  chocolate chunk, mint chocolate

Meal Replacement Shakes:  Chocolate & Vanilla

Supplements:  L-carnitine, glucosamine, CLA, nighttime probiotic, burner, vitamin d3

Electrolytes:  lemon

Oatmeal:  blueberries 'n cream, & peaches 'n cream

They also have shaker bottles, tanks, tees, sports bras, and sunglasses.  The products are created and tested by female fitness trainers.  The company also has fitness challenges you can do with meal plans and workouts all laid out for you.  It really is a great company!! 

If you'd like 10% off of your fist order with IdealFit, you can use my code:  LAURA-RNO!!

*This is not a paid post, I have no affiliation with IdealFit.  I am just a customer in love with their products.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hello There!


I am Laura.  I am a wife of 9 years, and mother to 6 living children, 1 in heaven, and am currently 6 weeks pregnant with our Rainbow baby!

I love fitness!  I love to workout!  My motto is:  "No one every regretted a workout!"  I say this to myself when I really don't feel like exercising.  I ALWAYS feel amazing after a workout!  Tired...yes. bet!  But never regretful!!

I started this blog as a sort of fitness diary.  Mostly to keep myself accountable. 

Join me on my journey to health and fitness!!