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Good, Good, Bad

Happy Wednesday!

It’s been quite a busy few days! I was in AZ this weekend for Celebrity Fight Night and drove back on Monday. I was able to get some work done on the drive back (I wasn’t driving), and went right into more work as soon as I got home. I can’t believe it’s actually already Wednesday, now that I think about it!

I thought it would be fun to anticonvulsants-info some of the good and bad from the last week, with a good, good, bad post where I highlight 2 good things and then a not so good thing. Here goes!


I got to hang out with this cute kiddo this weekend,


as well as his little brother (my newest nephew). I love, love, love hanging with them!


Clearly, Oscar wasn’t getting enough attention haha!



I got to celebrate my belated birthday this weekend with my family (my birthday was March 10th).


My sister got me the BEST necklace I’ve ever owned for my birthday. It’s a necklace from Origami Owl and she put charms inside that represent me. She put a cup of coffee, a dog paw, a kettle bell, a heart that says “aunt”, a guitar, and my birth stone. To say I’m obsessed would be an understatement!



I found out about I ticket I had from 2013 that never got paid and had to pay a BOAT LOAD to ensure my license would be in good standing. NOT COOL.


I attended Celebrity Fight Night again this year and had a blast! Kelly Clarkson performed and was AMAZING, along with Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Josh Groban, and Ronny Dunn (Boot Scootin’ Boogie!!). Frank Caliendo also did his standup and OMG…it was hilarious. His impressions are so spot on, I could have watched his standup all night! I laughed to tears!



I got my pup and my mom’s pup together while I was in AZ and they were too cute! These two guys love eachother. We call Oscar mini-me because he’s SO much smaller than Knuckles.



My diet has been all over the place and I haven’t been sticking to my macros as consistently as I’d like to. I’m maintaining my weight (it’s what I do best! lol), but I want to stop allowing stress to get in the way of my goals. It’s something I’m going to work on this month as a top priority.


Question of the Day:

What is one good and one bad thing that happened this past week?

Good & Bad

Wow, this week has flown by! I feel like I say that a lot. It’s been a mixture of good and bad.


I finally sucked it up and started squatting with low bar. This means the barbell sits lower on your shoulders than a normal squat. It feels SUPER awkward, but it distributes the weight throughout your body better and usually makes it easier to squat heavier. Getting past the awkward feeling is by far the hardest part, but once you do, the results are awesome. I squatted 160 lbs for 3 reps the other day, whereas when I did normal squats last week, my 1 rep max was 165. I am really excited to see what my 1 rep max is with a low bar squat.

Here’s the difference between normal bar and low bar:

back-pain-high-bar-vs-low-bar-squatsPhoto Credit


I haven’t gotten much sleep this week and consequently have been a little grumpy. It’s amazing what a lack of sleep can do to you. I’m doing a photo shoot on Saturday (see below), but plan on fully taking advantage of my first free day in WEEKS. Not that I’m complaining, as it has been a fun past few weeks/weekends, but I literally haven’t had a day to myself in over 3 weeks. I need it.


I’m working with a fellow FitFluential Ambassador this weekend and will be demoing a bunch of exercises for a new iPhone app that is coming out! It looks really cool, so I will definitely spread the word when it’s out! You’ll see my familiar face/body in the entire exercise glossary! 😀

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I don’t recommend walking 19 miles in a matter of 2.5 days. It’s not a huge deal, but I hurt something in my foot last weekend and it’s just been an annoyance. I’m still able to walk, run, jump, etc. but it’s just a naggy little thing that is bothering me. I’m hoping a little R&R this weekend will heal me.


I love my best friend. I know this is cheesy, but this little guy makes me so happy! I love watching him goof around, play with other dogs, and just be a light in the room. I’m lucky to have this mutt!

Oscar is my hero.

In other news, I’ve been really digging my workouts as of late. I’ve been mostly focusing on getting stronger and throwing a little HIIT in between. Here’s what my workouts looked like this week:

Sunday: HIIT – 20 minutes

Monday: Legs (colored pairs indicate supersets)

  • Hip Thrusts: 185 x 12 (3 sets)
  • Banded Hip Abduction: black band x 30 (3 sets)
  • Leg Extensions: 70×15, 90×12, 90×12
  • Supinated Hamstring Curls: 50×15 (3 sets)
  • Box Jumps: 24 in. x 10 (2 sets)
  • DB Step Ups: 22.5 x 10 (2 sets)
  • Burpees: 10 reps (3 sets)

Tuesday: Shoulders + HIIT – 20 minutes

Wednesday: Full Body (Heavy Squats, Heavy Hip Thrusts, Back Extensions, Banded Lateral Walks, Incline Press, Chin Ups, Hanging Leg Raises)

Thursday: 15 min. Cardio to warm up, then a high rep, light weight full body workout including Leg Extensions, Supinated Hamstring Curls, DB Squat to Press, Rear Delt Raises, and Underhand Barbell Rows

Friday: REST

Saturday: Exercise Demos 🙂

Question of the Day:

1. What is 1 good thing and 1 bad thing that happened this week?