I’ve done it again..

Forgot to adult for the week.. 

I think my weekly planner is getting sick of me going off schedule these days, I have a planner I use and lately have barely opened it — hints why I have been behind in blogging and studying; I should always check my planner because honestly. my anxiety starts to kick in when I don’t do things as planned and then have list of task that never got done because I have been fiddle farting around instead of adulting. I could probably complain all day, but it comes down to my time management and all my projects and goals.. I have so many projects and don’t utilize my time well (anymore) — well 2018, don’t give up on me yet… I plan on getting back on track when it comes to priorities and tasks (fingers crossed) .. but I am young, right? so I should be allowed to get off the beaten path every once in awhile without feeling bad.. BUT my personality trait doesn’t allow me to enjoy my youth when I am constantly trying to keep myself on a “perfect” schedule — pretending that it is possible to do so, so I don’t freak out. Thankfully I have friends and family who seemingly understand that I am crazy and my OCD and time management skills fight back & forth which causes the HUGE debate in my head as to what to get started on first. Externally I am smiling until I get home and break down.. but that’s a whole new story for a different day. Back to what is scheduled. My workouts. & if I am lucky I might be able to squeeze in some studying before work tonight. Hmm. Wish me luck. 

 

Oh & the next blog post will begin my workout sessions…. 

 
 

Shay-lon 

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2017 Blog Recap: My Pitfalls and Success!

thought I would take this time to reflect on my blogging career since first starting Dec. 2016. 

 

Once upon a time I was a beginner just like some of you new bloggers, I was searching for answers, perfection and followers. I owe my blogging to a professor whom gave me the idea and I took off with it – if it wasn’t for his guidance; I would have never found this passion & would have missed out on such amazing opportunities with my writing. 

 

He gave me the idea, but I had to come up with the answers, come up with the solutions, had to put forth the effort to see any success. In the beginning, I was restless, I was anxious, I was nervous and I was alone on this journey- while I had his continued support, I didn’t have the support of many others until my blog started taking off on its own (even then, the support was minimal). I struggled trying to find my voice within my writing, coming up with topics, making a routine, creating an actual blog and deciding which platforms to use. Google was both my friend and nemesis because while it was helpful; it wasn’t enough. Soon, I had to put forth all my efforts with contacting veteran bloggers with questions, concerns, and had to read blog after blog after blog in order to find my own wings. 2016 was tough to say the least and 2017 had its patches as well. 

 

In year 2017, I had great days where my stats were glowing and showering with new views and followers – I was hitting top success, BUT towards the middle & end of 2017 my blog was coming to a slow end ( I was writing less entries, views were low, my following was slow and my online presence was dwindling) getting lost in all the saturated fitness and health blogs— I struggled to stand out. My blog helped to get me sponsored as an athlete, it helped me be able to have a chance in writing for editors of very popular magazines (Muscle and Fitness magazine) and it gave me opportunities to write for online sources both paid and unpaid opportunities all the while it was tumbling down a downward slope.. 

 

I love my blog, and even though it isn’t at its BIGGEST success as of yet, I hope that 2018 will be the year it shines its brightest. In fact, I plan on putting in more work on this blog (and my other blog) than I have in the past couple of years of writing because I have HUGE dreams to fulfill and HUGE ideas that are possible and with the right amount of time and dedication, I know I can turn my blog into a HUGE success. A blog that will blow the minds of those who doubted me. In the meantime I plan on taking this blog to new heights, but still keeping it simple & still keeping it true to myself – always. 

 

I have seen my pitfalls and my triumphs within my writing – and 2018 will still have pitfalls and triumphs, it will just be a new year of showing continued growth. Many people consider me a successful blogger/writer in the fitness industry, but I don’t consider myself as such because the most successful of them are the ones who you remember the most, you read the most, you follow, you feel inspired by and have learned something from that has significantly played a part in your life, you subbed to their blog because you never want to miss a moment or story; you didn’t leave their side during bad months of writing and you weren’t just a follower of their’s- but somebody they knew and had grown to connect with. I want that. I want all of those things when people visit my blog. 

 

I appreciate all of you for being here to read this, It means a lot to me that I am ending 2017 on a positive note. Have a wonderful NEW YEARS 2018 🙂

 

Shay-lon Moss

WordPress Anniversary!

wordpress anniversy
I have reached my 2 year anniversary on WordPress! Yay 🙂
I just wanted to do a short couple of sentences, thanking everyone for supporting my blog and being apart of the my reading experience! it has been fun and I am looking forward to the future! xo
Shay-lon

I will back later..

Hey everyone,

Today will be my last post until after Dec. 1st because I have an exam that day, and want to make myself completely available so I can study for it thoroughly. This is a very important test for my future, etc so I want to do well on it and come back and tell you all about it, but I need to sacrifice my time with the blog so I can study and make time to prepare myself mentally. I will also be gone from YouTube this whole week as well! I will be on Instagram as often I can if I can be – same with Twitter. I appreciate the patience, WISH ME LUCK! and I will see you when I see you! 

 

Shay-lon 

P.S I will play catch up on all the workouts after this short break away, so if you have been keeping up with them, I will be sure to post them when I return, thank you!

Thursday Week Three|Day Four

Workout:

 
  • Barbell bench press: 3 x 12, 70 lb
  • Incline DB bench press: 3 x 12, 60 lb
  • Close grip pull up: 3 x to failure
  • Military press: 3 x 12, 50 lb
  • barbell upright row: 3 x 12, 50 lb
  • Floor crunch: 3 x 20

I had to do less weight with everything besides the barbell bench press for 12 reps, which I was happy I could do 70 lb for 12 reps on the bench press but wasn’t as happy with the military press and incline bench press, because I had to go down 10 lb to do 12 reps. Hopefully this coming week, I can work on that.

 

Fitness WonderWoman

Shay-lon 

Life Happens- More often than NOT.

The day’s go by so fast..

 

Thank you for your continued patience!

 The days have been going by fast lately here in Ohio and so I have been lacking in the blog department a small bit where some of you may have noticed (or now you notice because I told you) lol. That is my fault, I used to be blogging daily, and always commenting and replying back within hours , but now, my schedule has changed some days and I am spending more time studying – Thanksgiving is on its way & my social life has seemingly picked back up since meeting new friends. All of these excuses I listed are taking away time from my blog and so you have seen less post and if you do read them, the quality has been so-so & I totally take the blame for that and that is something I will get back on the right path because good quality articles are important, especially in my situation. 

 

The last thing I want to do is quit the blog or take a long break because I know this blog has done so much good, but I also have realized my reality sometimes doesn’t allow me to blog when I want to, so if it seems like I am skipping days, or weeks – do know this isn’t intentional and no, I am not quitting or ignoring your post/comments, all it means is life has a got a hold of me and I am trying. 

 

With all this being said, some good news.. 

 

I have had a PR of an online website/magazine get in contact with me out of the blue about writing an article for them, so hopefully if all works out, I might be doing that, it has been awhile since I have done an article for someone else. 

 

Secondly, I am looking for guest bloggers who can talk about: Yoga, meditation, and prepping for a marathon. You can choose out of the three which one you are comfortable with because I will want 3 different people anyways. Basically if you are interested in doing a guest post about any one of those three topics, send me an email Shay.moss19@gmail.com and let me know. I will discuss the details with you via email and we will go from there. There will be other opportunities for guest posting on my blog so don’t get hung up if none of these topics are up your alley, because I have over 100 topics written down that I do and ones that will be from someone else, so just keep a look out 🙂  Hope all of you have a wonderful Tuesday! Catch up soon!

 

Shay-lon 

Happy Belated Halloween! (Oct.31st Workout)

My Leg Day was scarier than most haunted houses! 

legs & triceps

halloween

Workout:

Tri-set:

 
  • Front Squat: 4 x 10, 80 lb
  • DB Romanian deadlift: 3 x 10, 60 lb
  • Box jumps: 4 x 1 minute

Tri-set:

  • Barbell overhead squat: 4 x 10, 45 lb
  • DB clean: 3 x 10, 40 lb
  • EZ-bar lunges: 3 x 10, 40 lb

Tri-set:

  • Stiff-leg barbell deadlift: 4 x 10, 95 lb
  • Kettlebell snatch: 3 x 10, 8 kg
  • bench dips: 3 x 10

Tri-set:

  • Smith machine narrow stance squat: 4 x 10, 95 lb
  • Bulgarian Squats: 3 x 10 each leg, 30 lb
  • Triceps pushdown: 3 x 10, 70 lb & 80 lb

Cardio: (3 times)

  1. DB step ups: 1 minute, 30 lb
  2. walking lunges: 10-15 reps

HIIT: (3 rounds)

  1. Crunches: 15 seconds
  2. flutter kicks: 15 seconds
  3. scissors: 15 seconds
  4. knee to elbow crunches: 15 seconds

I hope all of you had a wonderful Halloween! 

 

I won’t be posting a workout for today because I did not make it to the gym due ot not feeling very well this morning but hopefully tomorrow I will be in better health! thank you!

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon