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30 Days Out | Gym Playlist

30 Days Out Gym Playlist

Wow y’all…it has been a hot minute since I wrote anything on this site! I have been busy, however, creating a professional website I’d love for you to check out if you have some time. Anyways, I wanted to check in since yesterday marked 30 DAYS OUT from the end of Summer Shredding. My cut started in March, but I’ve been slowly changing my lifestyle since the beginning of 2017. Since January 13, I’ve lost 20 pounds and 8% body fat. During the month of April I fell off track just a bit, but that’s life, and now I have new motivation and a fresh set of goals to conquer. I’m focused and ready to crush this last month!

I honestly have never been more proud of my body or more confident in myself than I am in this moment. I am so excited to share my final results come the first weekend of June. I’m pushing myself harder than I ever have these next 30 days to really see the results I’m aiming for. Since I am 30 days out and workouts are getting tougher, I wanted to share my Spotify playlist. It’s one of the things that keeps me motivated to push harder when I’m struggling in the gym. And really, who doesn’t feel like a bad ass when you’re surrounded by guys in a weight room and Enter Sandman comes on in the middle of your set…? I know I do.

Workout of the Week {Legs} | Feb 27, 2017

Welcome back to another Monday and another Workout of the Week! This week we’re back to legs and I can’t wait to get started. For some who may not follow my Instagram {follow here if you don’t already} you don’t know that in less than a week I’ll be starting a #SummerShredding program. For 12 weeks I’ll be bringing in my physique with solid nutrition and intense workouts. I’m spending a lot more time on my YouTube channel lately, so subscribe to that if you’d rather watch me go about my programming rather than just talk about it on the blog. I’ll be sharing bits and pieces across all my platforms.

Now onto building the booty! Below is a fantastic leg workout that also works a bit of your core. Most movements, especially compound movements, will rock your core and that’s such an important factor for those of us who wanted a toned tummy!

WARM-UP: 10 minutes on the stair master

Superset 1: 4 sets

  • 12 sumo squats with one heavy dumbbell
  • 12 stiff leg deadlifts with dumbbells

Superset 2: 4 sets

  • 12 “good mornings” with a barbell
  • 12 jumping squats (if you want a full-body challenge, make these burpees!)

Superset 3: 4 sets

  • 10 single leg RDLs
  • 10 front lunges each leg (to make this tougher, add an oblique twist with a weighted plate. Each time you take a step forward, twist away from your front leg to feel it in your core)

Triset: 3 sets

  • 10 Bosu ball hip-ups (Lie on floor, place feet on the bosu ball. Lift your hips ups. Add in 10 reps with one leg up in the air for a harder set)
  • 10 donkey kicks each leg (keep a bend in your knee)
  • 10 fire hydrants

Added Core Set: 4 sets

  • 12 Bosu ball v-ups
  • 20 alternating single leg v-ups
  • Hollow hold for as long as you can

Workout of the Week {Back and Bicep} | Feb. 13, 2017

Hey back muscles…I see you coming in just in time for backless summer tops. Don’t see yours? Don’t neglect your back, ladies! I love training back, and because it is a pulling motion you almost always are working your biceps too, so why not kill two birds with one stone? I always combine back and biceps, as it’s easier to complete what you need to in a shorter amount of time! For those asking, my upper body weekly breakdown is:

  • Back/Biceps/ABS
  • Chest/Triceps/ABS
  • Shoulders/ABS

I always throw a little ab work in there, as a strong core is very important when lifting upper or lower body. I don’t train abs to get abs. Abs are made in the kitchen and we all know that. But strengthening your core is SO important to be able to train hard and strong! So without further ado, here is this weeks back and biceps workout, with a little ab action at the end!

P.S. If you haven’t seen my FAQ YouTube video that was posted yesterday click here! (more…)

Workout of the Week | Feb 6, 2017

Happy Monday, y’all! Today I’m sharing such a fun {and challenging} workout for you. Lately, I’ve been training six days a week, and sometimes I don’t want to do a typical weightlifting-style split, meaning I don’t want to focus on my shoulders/back/biceps one day, chest/triceps/abs another, or legs twice a week. Sometimes I want a total body burn that keeps my heart rate high with little rest. On these days, I do a body-weight/plyometric style circuit!  (more…)

Workout of the Week | Jan. 30, 2017

Another workout is coming at you! This week’s focus is upper body. So many women neglect their upper body because they think building shoulders and biceps will make them look bulky. Actually, that’s quite the opposite. Women want an hourglass figure, and a great way to thin your waist is by building up your shoulders! Also, it can be incredibly difficult to shave fat off of your arms, and you won’t be able to do so with cardio alone. Give weights a chance and I think you’ll be surprised what a consistent lift schedule will do for your body. (more…)

Workout of the Week | Jan 23, 2017

Workout of the week | Chambery and ChampagneHey hey hey! One of my resolutions this year was to move my body and really sweat on a weekly basis, and I thought it would be fun to share a different workout each week on the blog for you all! I find it so interesting and inspiring to see what workouts people are completing and what their goals are for their fitness journey. This week’s goals are: (more…)

Fit Friday: Lifting Looks

I have been lifting 5 days a week for 5 weeks now, and I am quickly falling in love with it! I used to lift in high school, and I miss feeling strong in the gym and growing lean muscle. Since starting to get back into lifting, I’ve been collecting different gym pieces that I am obsessed with! You all already know my obsession with Lululemon, and it’s only growing. I’ve been shopping at places like Nordstrom and Forever21 lately as well. This post contains a few of my lifting looks from this past week.  (more…)

Fit Friday: All About Water

img_6970Water can sometimes be an easy thing to forget when trying to get back on track with fitness. Many think they are consuming enough liquids, mainly water, but once they start really paying attention there is often surprise at how little they take in. Today I’m sharing how much water I try to drink on a daily basis, and how you can start consuming more too! (more…)

Fit Friday: Introduction

Fit Friday: An Introduction | Chambery and ChampagneFriday’s on the blog are going to start looking a bit different around here. I have mentioned in previous posts how I want this space to be more lifestyle-focused, something that will change with my everyday life. Right now I am very focused on grad school and my health. As I am reaching 23, I want to take more time to focus on my body and what I’m putting inside of it. Enter: Fit Friday.  (more…)