{a.m. workouts work best}

For me that is. Of course I would rather go in the afternoon, but that just isn’t going to happen for this momma! I normally have been waking up around 4:45am  (well, that is what time my alarm goes off…so….yeah…) to get into the kettlebell class that starts at 5:30am. To get a full lifting session in I need to get up by 4:30am and will be cutting it close to get home. One thing that is nice about getting up and getting it done is just that. It’s done. No thinking through the day about when I will or if I will be able to get that workout in. Get up. Get it done. Get home. Have a GREAT day.

This morning I did tri-sets for Arms & Shoulders. If you didn’t already know, tri-sets are three exercises or movements performed back to back with little to no rest in between. I normally do three or four different tri-sets in each workout. I will do 8-12 reps, and 4-5 sets for each movement in each tri-set. I take about a 60-90 second break in between tri-sets.

Shoulders And Arms Workout

Tri-Set 1 – Shoulders, 4 sets of 8 reps
A1 – Side Lateral Raise
A2 – Push Press – Behind the neck
A3 – Side Lateral Raise

Tri-Set 2 – Biceps, 5 sets of 8 reps
B1 – Barbell Spider Curl
B2 – Dumbbell Hammer Curl
B3 – Seated Dumbbell Curl

Tri-Set 3 – Triceps, 4 sets of 8 reps
C1 – Military Push Up (use knees if you have to)
C2 – Dips (weighted if you need to)
C3 – Triceps Pushdown

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Check out the crazy socks I wore today to get me up and going, use what ever you need to get you motivated! Today, it was a pair of fun socks that got me motivated!

Find what works for you, and go with it!
Peace Out~
Nicholle

{workin’ on my fitness}

Here are a couple of workouts that I have posted on my instagram @mom4everboys , go check it out for more details on these workouts. As I get this blog going I will make sure to add them here! Stay tuned…

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Now go workout! I promise you will not regret it!
Peace Out~
Nicholle
pssst: look for some meal prep posts in the near future, I just started meal prepping…watch out folks, this momma’s gettin’ shredded!

{gun show}

So, a brief (I’ll try, I promise) background. I had my first son in 2006, followed by a miscarriage, my second son in 2007, my third son in 2009, my second miscarriage in 2010, my third miscarriage in 2011, my forth son in 2011, and my forth miscarriage in 2013. Pretty easy math, that is eight pregnancies in seven years. My body has been through the wringer and back. In 2010 I became certified in kettlebells (RKC), but after those two miscarriages in 2010 and 2011 and then getting pregnant with my forth son I was taking a break from kettlebells. I had a hard time getting back into it after he was born and instead was doing body weight workouts, some P90, and running (I am NOT a runner!). I felt like I didn’t have time to exercise, but I knew that I am soooo much happier when I regularly workout. That was the challenge, really committing. After my last miscarriage (this past June), I decided enough was enough and I was going to make a change and MAKE the time to workout. I signed up for a Warrior Dash race and kept running. But it just didn’t seem like enough. It wasn’t doing it for me.

Late one night, at the end of July, I emailed our local kettlebell studio to see when I could start. I was up bright and early (5:30 am class!) the very next morning! So, I was doing kettlebells and some running. But that didn’t seem like enough. Still not doing it for me. I did a free 7 day trial at our local Anytime Fintess, and loved it. I have now started incorporating weight lifting! <—–This! This is what I love! THIS IS DOING IT FOR ME!!! I have since stopped running, besides some HIIT sprints or warm up jogging. I am trying my hardest to gain some muscle (my legs are my weakness, grow quads grow!!!). So here is my 1 1/2 month transformation pic from my instagram @mom4everboys. The top is the morning I started back at kettlebells (7/29/2013) and the bottom is 9/10/2013.

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Make those gains!
Peace Out~
Nicholle

{new blog}

It has been a while since I have done a blog post, darn near two years! I am just setting this blog up, so hang in there with me as I make some changes here and there until I get it just how I like it. And knowing me, as soon as I have it how I like it I will change it up again! 

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Until I can get more posts up, check me out on instagram @mom4everboys where you can see what I’m up to on the daily. From morning HIIT workouts, to my weight lifting, food, food, and more food, and of course my super cute boys!

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Have an AMAZING day!
Peace Out ~ 
Nicholle