Upper Body Blast

Upper Body Blast

Good morning! We are into the week and I hope everyone had an eventful Monday and good weekend! My Monday was a bit of a catch up since we travelled to Canmore, Alberta for a family wedding.  Ahhhh I can’t put into words how much I love big family weddings – seriously. LOVE ❤️ I’m talking Aunts, Uncles, cousins x 100, their kids, my parents, brothers, sister, their spouses, and their kids. It’s a lot, and fairly intense when everyone comes together from all corners of the country for such a short time, but when we are all together, it’s the best possible craziness.  My heart feels so happy when I’m surrounded by all the people I grew up with, and no matter how much time goes by between seeing one another, we just pick up where we left off – we laugh, we act like we haven’t really grown up, aaaaand we usually have a few drinks 🍹🤗  Continue reading “Upper Body Blast”

*OFFICIAL LAUNCH* – Carmen’s Fit Tips

*OFFICIAL LAUNCH* – Carmen’s Fit Tips

Today is an exciting day! I’m officially launching my fitness and healthy lifestyle blog 🙂 This is something I’ve been working on for a while now, and thinking about for a whole lot longer. I’m excited to tell you about my journey, talk about what keeps me motivated, and share my ‘fit tips’ with you 😉

Why fitness and a healthy lifestyle?  For me it makes life better. It feels good to be stronger, to have more energy and stamina, to be in control of how I shape my body, and to clear my mind and just be…  That is a powerful thing.  It’s hard to put into words all the things fitness has done for me.  It’s been a constant part of me, and one of the few things in life I’ve learned that I can control. I love that it has spilled over into other parts of my life and I can share that with the people in my life, my kids and anyone who might be interested.

Finding what drives you is different for all of us but it’s important to be clear on what that is because that’s what will give you direction on your journey to staying motivated and committed.  If you can do one thing for yourself, I think it should be taking care of your body and treating it well, because it’s the only one you’ve got.

 

Booty Work

Booty Work

One thing I love about putting together workouts is that the exercise possibilities are endless.  If you go to the gym and lift weights regularly, you probably have favourite  workouts, muscle groups to train, or exercises that you like doing over others. I know I have my favourites, and when it comes to training specific muscle groups, I love glute work (I also love training shoulders:).

shutterstock_197488316.jpgI usually do 2 glute workouts a week, and sometimes I will work in a lighter glute day if I do a full body workout that week.  Why so often?  I train this muscle group more frequently because it’s an area I want to add shape and firm up. I also like a round booty over a flatter pancake look 😉

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