Happy Fourth Of July 2017

Fireworks, Independence Day, Celebration

Have a wonderful Independence Day Bloggers!

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Motivation Before JULY 4TH

Chalkboard, Quote

Keep in mind:

  • Continue to stay on track with goals 
  • don’t give up
  • don’t forget to make mistakes, then be happy you can learn from it
  • remember every choice has a consequence (good and or bad)
  • Hold YOURSELF accountable 
  • Stay positive
  • Have Fun!

Happy Easter Bloggers!

Happy Easter

Happy Easter To All My Blogger Friends

I know that not many of you celebrate this Holiday, but know that doesn’t matter to me, Happy Sunday to all of you as well. For some people, Easter is a religious holiday and for others, it means a bunny hops along giving out Easter eggs full of candy, no matter what your beliefs are, and why .. I want ALL OF YOU to have a wonderful Sunday and spend it with people you love and cherish if possible, like any other day but hold them tight and tell them you love them because you never know when it will be the last time. 

 

Thank you to all of you who have wished me a Happy Easter as well, I appreciate it! 😀 

 
 

Valentine’s Day Couple Workouts –

Happy Day Before Valentine’s Bloggers,

 

I realize that tomorrow will be Valentine’s day and many of you will be spending time with your significant other or spouse BUT don’t let this keep you from getting a workout in, as a matter of fact, in honor of Valentine’s day for all you couples out there (or if you will be with friends) I am going to list some exercises you can do together. Who said the gym doesn’t make for a good date? — am I the only one wouldn’t mind it? lol.  I am THAT kind of girl, but since I will be single , I won’t have as much fun as you guys (but that is okay, I am still going to get my workout in nonetheless). This list isn’t exclusive, so there are other exercises that can be done with a partner or friend, but just to name a few:

 

Exercises done with someone you love:

  1. Squats in sync – holding on to each others hands while squatting (opposite sides not next to one another)
  2. bodyweight partner press – depending on how strong each of you are
  3. Double crunches: this requires VERY VERY GOOD core strength, so only attempt if both of you possess this (one person wraps legs around their partner’s waist and does crunches, partner is standing the whole time)
  4. Partner curls
  5. Alternating box jumps
  6. Partner push up – one person will stand over their partner’s back with their hands on the upper back and apply some resistance as the other does their push ups
  7. Push up high fives
  8. Partner seated medicine ball twist – I have done this one!
  9. Partner superman – facing your partner and palms touching
  10. Partner resistance band chest press
  11. Squat with rotational pass
  12. Russian Twist pass- I have done this one
  13. Sit up medicine ball pass- I have done this one
  14. Forward-backward lunge with pass
  15. Wheelbarrow push-up with squat
  16. Push up with shoulder tap
  17. Reach and touch plank
  18. Side plank with rotation and clap
  19. Jump squats with clap
  20. Plank hold and jump- I have done this one!
  21. plank hold and burpees – I have done this one and it is no joke! lol
  22. Partner split lunge
  23. Partner resistance band triceps extension
  24. Partner glute raises
  25. Partner leg lifts

Yoga Poses You can do with Two:

  1. Forward and back bend pose
  2. Stacked child’s pose
  3. back bending cobra pose
  4. Dancer Duo pose
  5. Seesaw
  6. Huddle pose
  7. Double tree pose
  8. Double boat pose

Now of course, there are many other Yoga poses one can do with a friend or lover, and some are more challenging than others, so it is worth looking into whatever works for the both of you. Hopefully both of these list can add some fun, possibly more intimate ways of spending time with one another. Have fun! 

 

Your Fitness Blogger,

Shay-lon xxxxo

Happy New Years – This post is rated R (I have warned you)

Happy New Years BLOGGGGERSSS!!!!!! woooooohoooo!

I may be tipsy and typing all at once, but I think it is safe to do so without someone pulling me over or the typing  police coming after me – if you the typing police, I swear the wine is good and I will pour you a glass if you promise to continue to let me type and drink it. Now that I got that cautionary stuff out of the way, HOW IS EVERYONE’S NEW YEAR GOING!?! You don’t have to show me pictures of your blackout hangovers or the accidental nude picture that made it to everyone’s phones – lol. Although pictures more appropriate are allowed in my comment section, I try to keep this blog PG, but sometimes my fucking cussing gets in the way and well.. it goes up to PG-13 but then I am all like fuck damn fuck.. and woah.. it goes up to M for mature.. then shit fuck damn shit damn fuck.. and here we are at the big RATED R.  If any of that offends you, I am sorry, typically I try to keep it nun over here but every once in awhile I have to go rockstar on my blog. 

 

I did do a workout yesterday on New Years Eve and it went over very well, it was a short one, but still worthy of taking note on here. I felt kind of bad for not posting it when I was logging on social media and trying to avoid all of you, lol I am kidding. love you guys. Hopefully all of you made it to the gym or got a workout in at the house before pouring alcohol in your mouth and eating the goodies – if not, I will forgive you just this one time. I will give you an overview of how I spent my New Year’s eve, which went very well, more than I expected to say the least. 

 

It started like this… 

 
  • I went to a bar by myself for 3 hours before a friend shown up. I have social anxiety, so this was huge for me! I am so proud of myself, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be and I ended up talking with people until he had arrived. (random people who offered up conversation)
  • I got hit on all night long and got “business” cards with their numbers on them, lol. It actually made me laugh so hard at this.. I woke up this morning, like when did I ask someone for remodeling! lmfao. 
  • My new friend I made came by and met up with me, we bought drinks and I had 3 prior to him showing up and it was low alcohol because i am smart girl like that BUT the ones he had me drink.. well those were another story but very delicious. 
  • I wanted to dance, he wanted to dance and everyone was dancing, so I danced my ass off – i love dancing, many of you probably didn’t know, but I love dancing and having a good time. I will dance with almost anyone as long as I am comfortable with dancing with that particular person. 
  • I got invited on the stage to dance and I did it! woot! sure did.. rocked it out and am proud of myself for doing so. 
  • I left the bar really really really late and went to Waffle house afterwards with my new friend and his friend and we ate waffles and talked.. Yum! lol. 
  • Then I got home after 4am and went to bed.. Yay! 
  • I woke up at 8 for work .. LAME!
  • I got off after 3pm – YAY!
  • I opened a bottle or two of wine – yay!!!
  • made me some hot chocolate my friend made me for Christmas (different friend)
  • drank hot chocolate and wine at the same time – taking turns between the glass and mug! lol – yay!
  • my hot chocolate is gone for now – lame!!!
  • my wine is still here and I am drinking it- yay!!

The end. ( I left out hefty details..of my whole night, but it is for the best) lol

 

My Workout – Yesterday

 

Warm up: 

  • Reps of whatever exercise I was performing first without weight

Workout Session:

  • Wide-stance Sumo barbell deadlift- 4 x 12. 1 x 65lb, 1 x 105lb, 2 x 155lb
  • Smith machine squat- 4 x 15. 1 x 105lb, 3 x 65lb and found out my 1RM right now is 145-150lb which is 50lb lower than I used to be. but I am moving on up. Superset with skater lunges- 4 x 10 per leg
  • Barbell booty dip- 4 x 15, 12, 10, 10
  • Donkey cable kickback- Right leg (full kickback) 5 x 10, 10lb. Right leg (kickback pulse) 5 x 15, 10lb.  Left leg (full kickback) 5 x 10, 10lb. Left leg (kickback pulse) 5 x 15, 10lb
  • air squats: 130 reps

Short workout but a very good workout at the same time. Feel free to share your workouts with me in the comment section and have a wonderful rest of the New Years!

 

Your Fitness blogger, 

Shay-lon xxxx

What is your New Year’s Agenda?

New Year'S Day, Fireworks

Hey everybody, I know it isn’t quite 2017 yet or even New Years, but I wanted to get a head start in case I am having too much tomorrow celebrating and don’t have time to blog about it and wake up with a hangover on Sunday morning before work – not saying this will happen. I would never admit to this kind of fun! lol Don’t want to be a bad role model for all you good little noodles out there (but this could possibly happen) just a word of caution. 

 

I want to keep this particular post short and sweet. Two questions I have for you to answer:

 
 
  1. What are you doing for New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day?
  2. Do you have a New Year’s resolution? (Feel free to let me know what it is in the comment section)

Now, these two questions are easy to answer, but I want you to think long and hard about the 2nd question, because if you do have a New Year’s resolution, think about if you made it for a prior year and didn’t fullfil it, why didn’t you fullfil it? Think about why this is something you want to happen or do, think about whether or not it would be a long term goal or short term, think about the plan (how will you achieve this goal, what sacrifices will you need to make, and is it realistic). Most importantly, just think about how you will respond if you don’t conquer the goal you set (but don’t linger on it) 

 

Why I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions.

 
  • I am constantly making goals for myself throughout the year (New Year’s isn’t significant to me)
  • Half the time I forget about them within the next 3 months. 
  • Most of the goals I set, I don’t set them for a day and time, I just start them now, why wait a new year to do something 
  • It becomes much more of a fad to people – set one and say you have one and forget about it half way through the year and then start over again next year… just a cycle that I don’t want to get caught up in
  • A New Year doesn’t always translate to a “new me”, yes I am growing and learning and continuously working toward bettering myself but it doesn’t take a New Year for this transformation to happen. Some things take longer than others, but just because it is 2017 doesn’t mean “OH NOW I CAN BE THIS PERSON” lol the old 2016 me is in the trash.. no.. I don’t look at it in this way. 
  • by this time next year, everyone will be on this kick “omg, I am so over 2017, bring on 2018” lmao – It never ceases to amaze
  • I just have learned that if I want something, I don’t need to wait for it to happen, I need to make it happen – I don’t need to wait another year to make something happen, If I want it, I go for it no matter what year we are in. 

Some people may call me boring or a “debbie downer”, but I haven’t made a New Year’s Resolution in like year or two and honestly, sometimes I come up with mental thoughts of one, but then I am like.let me just write down goals and make shit happen. It works for me. The only “New Year’s Resolution” I have , if this even counts.. is to make my blog even better, to take it up a notch and really hit the ground running – I have so much in store for you guys. 2016 has taught me more about blogging and writing and making sure I appeal to my audience and I want to continue honoring that by giving you ALL I GOT. I hope that all of you have enjoyed my writing as much as I have enjoyed sharing with all of you during the 2015-2016 year, if you thought you loved it, 2017, you will LOVE it!!! (hopefully, no promises). 

 

Thank you everyone for all the amazing reads, the support, the positive feedback, the debates, the continued learning experience and the personalities you all have that have made me feel at home and at ease. I look forward to seeing many, if not all of you in 2017.  I am still accepting ideas as far as to what you would like to see on my blog (topics, theme ideas, videos, how often you want me to write, etc) I am also accepting ideas for my YouTube channel (topics, videos, editing, etc) whatever you have in mind, feel free to share with me and I will be sure to write it down and think over it when I am making final decisions.  I hope to have everything announced by the end of first week of January if possible, if not, the next week after that – depending on the schedule and how close I am in coming to a decision. Some things may remain the same, and some may change so be aware of that as well. 

Hope all of you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve & New Year’s. Be Safe and have fun!

Your Fitness blogger,

Shay-lon xxx