Looking for a way to track your workouts?

If you’re anything like me, you HATE touching your smartphone 500 times/workout because you can’t remember details.

Well, I have your solution.

Check this one out! Workout Chart

The best part? You can customize it all you want to fit your workout!

Here’s my customized workout sheet for the next two days:

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Need help making a chart? Need advice on a workout? Wondering what some of these workouts look like? Want to give me advice? Contact me!

Pretending it is Wednesday (and Thursday!) for the sake of this post…

I was lazy Wednesday and didn’t do my workout until late at night, and Thursday I was SUPER busy with homework. I’d explain to you all about WHY homework is currently consuming me, but I’d rather not… I’ll let my tweet give you a rough idea:

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Also, for a running blog, I’ve been slacking on the “running” aspect. I’ve been in some pain (shins and muscle) and I’ve learned the hard way that training that way does nothing but hurt you further. Hoping to get back into it by tomorrow, though!

I am pretty sure my body has turned to jello through my Bodybuilding.com plan. Did anyone else try to develop a customized plan with their super easy tool?

 

 

Bodybuilding.com is lifechanging! (I swear they didn’t pay me to say that)

Hey guys! How’s everybody doing? Today is my boyfriend’s 21st birthday (he is exactly 5 months younger than me!) and I’m looking forward to our first bar trip. However, he’s a fitness junkie like me so if we even make it to the bar we’ll probably order a beer and share it, hahaha (not because we are boring- I swear! We both just hate the taste!).

I’m a total research junkie (probably somehow related to the fact that I’m an avid researcher at school), and I decided I wanted to try out some supplements. Previously all I’ve ever taken is protein and I was SO nervous about expanding beyond protein because I really didn’t know how. Now, I can’t even imagine taking protein because I get so much protein in my meals. I feel like there’s a lot of people who take protein supplements but really have no need for it.Check this out if you’re unsure if protein powder is needed for you or not.

I started my supplement search on Bodybuilding.com. They have an AWESOME feature that helps you find a supplement plan that is tailored to your goals. I did some more research beyond the results I got here,  but 2/3 of my purchases were suggestions from here! I did research primarily on Amazon, but also by conducting some Google searches on the best products for women for specific types of products that fit my goals/interests.

Interested in what I purchased? Check out my list:

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RSP Nutrition Quadralean

This was a suggestion from Bodybuilding.com!”Formulated to increase endurance, build muscle, burn fat & recover faster.” I am extremely weak and I have ‘runner muscles’, so I struggle lifting and get sore SO EASILY. Also, as a runner, I’m at a pretty intense plateau for fat loss.

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FitMiss BCAA

Are you a female looking to build some lean muscle? This might work for you! This will help raise your lifting potential while avoiding the “bulking” phase. I’m one of those people that bulk significantly easier than tone, no matter what I do, so this seems like a potential help for me! This also was a suggestion from Bodybuilding.com.

“There are nine essential amino acids that the body cannot manufacture itself and must be consumed. Of those nine, L-Leucine, L-IsoLeucine, and L-Valine play a critical role in muscle development because they are metabolized in the muscle rather than the liver.”

 

And finally,

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Hydroxycut Hardcore Next Gen

Please tell me I’m not the only one extremely intimidated by this. Finding a fat burner that I felt would work for me took A LOT of research and A LOT of patience, but I came across this one. It actually was voted to be the best fat burner for women, and doesn’t have those scary side effects like being jittery, increased heart rate at rest, etc. It has AMAZING reviews, and isn’t too expensive at all (and trust me, I’m the ultimate bargain hunter!). At $25 it’s a little more than I’d want to spend, but hopefully it’ll be worth it.

Just PLEASE remember, these are tailored toward my goals and my body. I gain weight SUPER easily and when I lift I put on muscle in a way that I don’t like. I’ve always struggled with toning and so many people suggested I try supps but I refused for so long, and now I figured I have nothing to lose by giving it a try. Worst case scenario? It doesn’t work and I find another workout that’ll help me tone up and increase my running abilities.

Anyway, I’m off to go for a run and begin Day 2. Feeling SUPER sore, so right now I wish I was living the lifestyle of Phyllis…:

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Wish me luck!

Have any workout/ supplement suggestions? I’d love to hear!!

I’ve been MIA… But there’s a reason, I swear!

Hey guys! I apologize for being MIA, but like I said, there’s good reason! I’ve been at a training conference, learning about innovation, creativity, and brainstorming and how to integrate all of this into the workplace while reducing workplace stress. It probably sounds boring, but it was actually really really really awesome.

Anyway! I haven’t been on the run for 4 days due to that, and still suffering from those shin splints 😦 However, yesterday was BEAUTIFUL and I was able to get outside and go on a long hike with my puppy. Here is a picture of him and his first ever hike:

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I’ve decided I want to try to transform my body from the typical “runner body” into something much more different. I found help from a friend who introduced me to Bodybuilding.com (how did I not know how AWESOME this site is?!) which matched me up with a personalized program to transform my body. I chose a 6 week program because my half marathon is in 7 weeks and I want to have some results before that and see if I PR with a totally different body type than ever before! I just started this awesome plan and I’m PSYCHED, but please keep in mind that this is personalized towards my goals! You can always head over to Bodybuilding.com and take the quiz to find out what is best personalized for your goals. And if you end up getting the same as me, let’s be Fitness PenPals!

Interested in what I’ll be snacking on during this transformation? Check out my MyFitnessPal profile, and follow me on there if you want! It’s a brand new profile specifically tailored to my ~transformation~, so as of now it’s empty!

OH, and I almost forgot- Happy Leap Year! Is anyone a Leap Year baby? If so, when do you go out for your 21st if it is on a year that isn’t a Leap Year? I’ve always wondered.

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Happy running, guys! And if you can’t get a run in today, don’t feel bad, because normally you only get 365 days a year to run anyway!!