Fullbody Stability Ball Workout

Fullbody Stability Ball Workout

Hi Monday, I hope you all had a lovely weekend 🙂 I also hope that you all made the roasted veggie recipe I posted last week 🙂 If not, shame on you lol, but honestly, I think you should give it a try – it’s so simple and SO delicious. BUT, when you do, please do not leave out the tahini dressing because it adds so much to the dish 🤗

It’s Monday, a start to a new week work, workouts, and healthy habits.  This week I wanted to put together a fullbody workout using just one simple piece of equipment, a Stability Ball (or Swiss Ball). These balls are a great piece of equipment because there are so many exercises you can preform with it.  In addition, pretty much every gym has them and it’s an easy, inexpensive, small piece of equipment that you can have at home. Continue reading “Fullbody Stability Ball Workout”

Quick Easter Weekend Workout

Quick Easter Weekend Workout

Happy Easter Weekend! Not sure what everyone’s plans are, maybe it involves a little extra time with family and friends, maybe some relaxation and lounging around, or possibly an Easter egg hunt and some chocolate…:)  Whatever your plans, squeezing in a little workout or two never hurts! Continue reading “Quick Easter Weekend Workout”

Shoulder Shaper

Shoulder Shaper

Happy Monday! I love the start of a new week, for me it’s day 1 of my workouts, so I always try to get off to a strong start with a good training session.  Well, I try to give my all for every workout, but sometimes coming off a more leisurely or unstructured weekend calls for a strong day 1 🙂

One of my favourite muscle groups to train is my shoulders – Love. It. (along with my butt which I mentioned the other day :).  I like the look of nice shoulders so I try to give them a little extra attention so I can give them a little extra shape. This means I train them 2 times a week, sometimes on their own, and other times paired with other muscle groups.

shutterstock_197488247The workout I have posted below is a workout really isolating the shoulders (or speaking more technically, your deltoids).  I performed different shoulder exercises to target the muscles form different angles.  I wanted to place stress and overload all parts of the shoulder – the front aspect of the shoulder (anterior deltoid), the middle (medial deltoid), and back of the shoulder (posterior deltoid). I’m just telling you the more technical terms in case you are interested, or if you come across someone at the gym who talks like a wise guy 🙂 Continue reading “Shoulder Shaper”

*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.