Thursday, September 27, 2012

Workout With Me!

So I had to practically drag myself out of bed this morning! Me and J'Baby had the sweetest little cuddle session while watching Super Why in bed! I just love those moments. Well anywhoo once I finally rolled outta bed I had my 1st dose of Magnesium (a bowl of raisin bran) while the babies enjoyed their Multi Grain Cheerios and we were off to the gym!
Today I decided to focus on back and shoulders, I also threw in some legs and of course I hit the abs! So here is a breakdown of today's workout:
  • 3 sets of 10 pull ups Example
  • 3 sets of 10 lower back extensions with 25lbs Example
  • 3 sets of 10 dead lifts with 60lbs Example
  • 3 sets of 10 machine low row with 60lbs Example
  • 3 sets of 10 lat pull downs with 60lbs Example
  • 3 sets of 10 dips Example
  • 3 sets of 10 shoulder shrugs with 25lb dumbbells Example
  • 3 sets of 10 shoulder press with 30lb dumbbells Example
  • 3 sets of 10 front shoulder raises with 35lbs Example

After all of that I decided to throw in a bit of legs. I did 3 sets of 10 high steps and then proceeded to my ab workout.
  • 200 crunches
  • 3 sets of 30 leg lifts
  • 60 side crunches

Happy exercising! Feel free to comment below with your workout!

Do you feel irritable, weak and exhausted all the time? Yeah me too...

I don't know about anyone else but I feel drained it seems like all of the time!!! Well it seems like it was perfect timing for Tuesday's episode of  The Dr. Oz show explaining why many women have trouble with their energy levels. So what did he have to say? We need more MAGNESIUM!!! He made a list of magnesium packed foods for us and suggest that we have at least 5 servings per day.
Here are a couple of links for the magnesium diet:
Daily Dose of Magnesium
Magnesium Grocery List

I've started my magnesium regimen and so far here's what I am doing:

A bowl of Raisin Bran for breakfast

     A Green Monster Spinach Smoothie for snack

A sandwich on whole wheat bread for lunch

Two bananas for afternoon snack

A bowl of oatmeal after dinner


Hope this helps! Cheers to more energy!!!! I know I need it LOL C'Baby and J'Baby have enough for us all!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Welcome To Rissa's Tips

Well since I have started my fitness journey, the request have been pouring in for  a breakdown of my workout routine. Sooo I decided what better way to share what I am learning than through my blog!!! Yaaay! Now here's the plan, I will post updates of my workouts, healthy meals, products to try as well as any other inspirational information for you guys! Oh and any professional beauty tips that I can offer as a little added bonus ;-)

So lets get started! I typically prefer to do my workouts in the morning and I like to keep a rotation of legs on Monday, back & shoulders on Wednesday, chest & arms on Friday, cardio on Tuesday & Thursday and Abs daily...yes friends DAILY!!! Now with being a stay at home mom of two, things can change at anytime so there are occasions when I have to shuffle my rotation around. That being said I moved legs to Tuesday this week and I killed them!!! I went up in weight and I'm still feeling it today! So here is breakdown of what I did:

The following leg exercises I did 3 sets of 10-20reps:
  • squats with 115lbs
  • front squats with 60lbs
  • hack squats with 60lbs
  • lunges with 50lbs
  • leg curls with 50lbs
  • leg press with 90lbs
  • leg extensions with 70lbs
  • calf raises with 45lbs
Moving onto abs:
  • 200 decline crunches
  • 30 side crunches (each side)
  • 3 sets of 30 leg lifts
For specific details on how to perform any of the exercises listed YouTube is a great resource for a visual. Have a wonderful workout!