Starting Over, Again

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I mentioned in my goals that I really need to work on my working out/fitness. This has probably been the umpteenth time I have said that, but I really want to commit. I made it to the gym three times last week and will again this week.

I am my biggest competitor/critic. No one can make the changes I want to see but me, and that is my problem - I get complacent and do not stay committed. My idea for keeping myself accountable and on track is by making a fitness journal. I still use to track workouts and measurements and stuff, but I like things in my hands physically (I am a list/notebook/planner person) so fitness journal it is.

So, what am I putting in my journal? Here are the general sections.


I know I am not a big person, but I still have jiggly places. My goal is to turn the jiggles from fat to muscle, this means I will gain weight and look smaller. (Each month I will set a specific goal)

Measurements and progress photos

Both Nate and I are going to do this at the beginning of each month to keep us going. It is hard to argue that you are doing enough if your February picture looks worse than your January one.
Measurements that will be included: calf, thigh, hip, chest, arm.


I want to include both motivational quotes and pictures. check out my "Fitness Motivation" board on Pinterest to see some of these. Disclaimer: These are typical fitness pictures, a lot of muscle/small body/skin showing.


I am going to plan out workouts for the week, and switch them up each month. This way I can track my progress weight wise over a month's time.

Favorite workout in the past week:
Arc Trainer (Level 6 Intervals) | 10 minutes
Barbell Glute Bridge | 3 sets/15 reps (hold last rep)
Bent Knee Hip Raise | 3 sets/15 reps
Stiff Legged Dumbbell Deadlift | 3 sets/10 reps
Plie Dumbbell Squat | 3 sets/15 reps (hold last rep)
Oblique Crunches (on machine) | 3 sets/15 reps
Back Extensions | 3 sets/10 reps
Arc Trainer (Level 6 Intervals) | 10 minutes

As I get this journal put together (by February 1) I will post it for you all to see.

Part of my new workout regiment will include pre-workout and post workout powders/shakes. I am really picky when it comes to protein powders, so I am honestly just drinking a glass of milk with chocolate Carnation Breakfast Essential powder in it. Most of the time I use the same pre-workout as my husband, but the one he has now seems to be a bit too intense for me. Instead I am using the NO2 Pre-Workout Supplements by Greenforce Labs'. I recieved this product c/o Greenforce Labs' and have been using it the past two weeks.

It is designed specifically for: Intense Energy and Focus, Maximized Performance, Explosive Power, Insane Pumps, Increased Endurance. The ingredients include: Vitamin B-3, Vitamin B-12, Caffeine, L-Arginine, L-Ornithine, L-Citrulline, Beet Root Extract


It doesn't make me itchy or super jittery which is great for me (the husband needs something a bit stronger), and it also doesn't affect my sleep then later that night. The pills themselves are kind of big, but manageable. If you are just starting out with pre-workouts this could be a good one for you, but if you are used to them (like my husband) it may not be enough. I am obviously not a doctor or a personal trainer/expert of any kind on this subject. I am just sharing my experience with this product with you.

Disclaimer: I am not a certified personal trainer or a supplement expert. The workouts/fitness ideas/supplements I post are what works for me, but they might not be right for you. Always do your research and/or consult your doctor/health professional before changing to your diet and/or fitness routine. 
Also, I was sent this product c/o BrandBacker and GreenForce Labs in return for a completely unbiased review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. I would never lie to you!

How do you keep yourself accountable? Have you found any products that really help with your workout/recovery?

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