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Monday Morning Boost (WORKOUT!)

Hey guys!

I had a full, crazy, weekend that included walking a total of 19 miles. I’ll give you a full update tomorrow, but thought I’d start the week off with a Monday Morning Boost!

Try this workout today. It should only take you 15-20 minutes and will definitely get you sweating bullets!


(As always, check with a doctor before starting any new exercise program. Listen to your body and don’t push yourself past what you’re capable of.)

monday boost


Things you must be dying to know about me…{survey!}

I’m definitely ready for Friday already….anyone else?

I had quite the Monday yesterday and definitely was glad when it was over. I finished it out with a sweaty boxing class too, which definitely helped! What is it about Mondays? They aren’t always crazy, but they do seem to be crazy fairly often. Hmmm….anyways.

I’ve seen this floating around the blog world lately…and we all know I love a good survey!! It takes me back to the MySpace days of survey after survey….haha!

Four names that people call me other than my real name:

  1. Lizzio
  2. Lerzer
  3. Zeedy
  4. Gizmo

Four jobs I’ve had:

  1. Commercial real estate agent
  2. Gym manager
  3. Executive Assistant
  4. Recording Engineer

Four movies I’ve watched more than once:

  1. Freddy Got Fingered
  2. Dumb & Dumber
  3. Just Friends
  4. Happy Gilmore

Four places I’ve lived:

  1. Scottsdale, AZ
  2. Tempe, AZ
  3. Santa Monica, CA
  4. That’s it!!

Four places I’ve visited:

  1. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. Chicago, IL
  4. Orlando, FL

Four places I’d rather be right now:

  1. In bed
  2. Scottsdale with my family
  3. A tropical island
  4. Alaska (although I’d need about 500 layers of clothing)

Four things I prefer not to eat:

  1. Tofu
  2. Peas
  3. Canteloupe
  4. Anything with Curry

Four of my favorite foods:

  1. Apples
  2. Grapes
  3. Kombucha (that’s a food right?? haha)
  4. Turkey Burgers

Four TV shows I watch:

  1. Forensic Files
  2. Homicide Hunter
  3. The Office
  4. Bob’s Burgers

Four things I’m looking forward to this year:

  1. My new nephew being born!
  2. A nice vacation somewhere
  3. Hanging out with Oscar and my family
  4. Lifting weights and doing what I do!

Four things I’m always saying:

  1. Oscar face!!
  2. I’m hungry
  3. Do you want to go for a walk?
  4. I’m hungry

Four people I tag to answer these questions:

  1. Jenna
  2. Katie
  3. Gretchen
  4. Julie

Question of the day

1. What are your top 4 foods?!


5 Ways to Have A Great Monday!

Good morning friends! Another Monday is upon us. I have mixed feelings about  Mondays. I love the fresh feel of a Monday. The chance to start fresh and put last week in the past. At the same time, it can be dreadful. So many things to do, having to get up for work, the thought of getting through a Monday only to have 4 more days to get through as well. I love my jobs, don’t get me wrong, but I love to go on adventures, relax, and do what I feel like at the moment, too!

After making a commitment to myself that I’d never hate my Mondays, I decided to come up with the 5 things that help me have the best Monday possible. Here goes!

1. Coffee.


I know this is an everyday thing, but a good cup of coffee can make all the difference in the world. If you can, ditch your regular Starbucks and get some GOOD coffee. If you love Starbucks, fine, but I’ve found that there are FAR better places to get a reallllllly good cup of coffee. Groundworks coffee is my favorite….see if any of your local coffee shops offer it!

2. Workout.

Deadlift set up

Like many of you, Mondays are always busy for me. I do know that if I make a point to get up just a bit early and even do a 20 minute workout, I’ll feel better. I feel more alert for the day, it’s easier to get through meetings, and I start the day knowing that I’ve already accomplished something. If you can’t get it in before work, use it as an after-work stress reliever. It is an instant boost of serotonin, which regulates your mood and will help make you feel happy.

3. Take a Walk.

Another gorgeous hiking view.

After meetings and phone calls, take a 10 minute break to just walk. Don’t bring your phone (unless you have to), and just tune out. Take deep breaths, take notice of your surroundings, imagine you’re in a dream vacation spot, and reflect on all the good things you have in life. It sounds so simple, but can really help you to let go of some stress and breathe in greatness. (Look at me sounding all yogi like.)

4. Plan yourself a surprise.

scratcherThis is probably my favorite of them all. On Mondays, I buy two scratchers from 7-11 and tuck them away in my desk drawer for later in the afternoon. Having something to look forward to throughout the day is so much fun! Maybe I’m just a total dork, but it definitely helps me get through the day to know that something special is waiting for me in my desk. Choose whatever gets you a little bit excited. Whether it’s a piece of chocolate, flowers, or your favorite drink, find something that you just can’t wait to have!

5. Rest.

photo(4)Getting a good night’s sleep on Sunday night can make all the difference in the world. Try to wind down a little extra early to ensure you have the energy you’ll need to push through your day.

I hope these tips help make your Monday the BOMB!

Do you have other tips for Mondays that help you get through? Leave them in the comments below!