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Friday, May 15, 2015

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Friday, May 15, 2015 46 Comments Images


Okay guys, so if you saw my insta yesterday then you already know that I am going to start talking a little bit more about fitness and all that fun stuff around here. Now to begin, I have to say that I have always been pretty hesitant to do anything fitness related on my blog, I am no pro whatsoever and don't want people to think I am! I don't have the best body and am not naturally tiny, so I have to work to stay in shape! I just truly love the way I feel when I am spending a little time on myself and taking care of my body. I danced my entire life, from when I was 3 to all the way through college and I really missed it when I was done! I knew I needed to stay active or I would lose motivation to take care of myself.
Now today I am not going to necessarily go into details about what my workouts are, but I will make sure to get to that in another post!  The biggest thing for me is just being realistic with myself. For example, I am not going to go and do some crazy diet, or no sugar, or something that I know I can't keep up.  I want whatever I do to become more of a lifestyle change for me, something that is totally realistic for me to keep up, and do every day. One of my biggest struggles is making sure to eat healthy and get all the protein and everything I need on a daily (and try no to eat after 8 pm). I make sure that I don't have too many treats and if I do need one (love how I say NEED one haha), I try to substitute it for something not quite as unhealthy.  For example my favorite snacks right now are brownie brittle, quest bars, fruit bowls, veggies, and most of all...protein/green smoothies. Protein shakes are one of the easiest ways for me to make sure that I get my protein for that day.  Now of course one shake won't be enough for all day but it definitely helps. One of my cute friends actually suggested these Shakeology shakes to me and they have been awesome.  I usually replace my breakfast for a shake every morning because somehow I always seem to be in a hurry and it's an easy quick thing for me to eat. I always like her advice too because she has been in the fitness industry for 8 years and knows what she's talking about, I mean you should see her bod and it's with a 7 month old! She became a BeachBody coach and I am always asking her for some tips, especially for my at-home workout days.  In her challenge groups you get one on one coaching from my her and support from other women working toward the same thing.  This has honestly been the biggest key for me! It may sound a little ridiculous but almost every single day when I work out, I am doing it with my sister in law and it is a game changer for me! It helps me stay motivated and committed knowing that we are working out together and pushing each other....for me, a work out buddy is key. On one of the major bonuses of the Challenge Pack Fitness program that my girlfriend does is the awesome at-home workout videos. Sometimes there are days that I just can not get to the gym...whether it's sick kids, I have too much work during the day, or my boys are just being stinks and not cooperating! It's important for me to have a good option at home to use for those type of days so I still feel like I got a good workout! Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE getting to the gym because it gives me that little out that I need, but it's just not always realistic.
Anyway, I know this is pretty long but I hope this helps! I will continue doing workout posts and will start talking a little more about specifics, but I just wanted to give you a little idea of what I enjoy and what has been working for me. The key is just to get that little kick in the butt and get motivated and don't think you are going to see results in a week. That is always the hardest thing for me, but once I start and stay committed I truly love it! I also want to hear if any of you end up trying the Challenge Pack Fitness Program because I really think you would love it! It just makes things easier when you have a guide to follow and shakes to drink everyday. Hit up my girlfriend if you want to try it because she is awesome and I want her bod haha. To finish this up, have an awesome weekend, eat junk, and don't stress! Love you all!


You can go here and fill out the application if you're interested in finding out more about the challenge packs or groups and I'm sure my girlfriend will steer you in the right direction http://www.tinyurl.com/KeeleeWeaverChallenge

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46 comments :

  1. I've been a dancer my whole life, as well! I now do it professionally in LA, but I'm not dancing everyday for hours on end like I was when I was at a studio haha. My metabolism totally changed after that, so I totally get what you mean! Love your workout gear <3

    StyledByBlondie.com

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    1. Yeah you don't realize how much it will effect you once you quit, it's crazy. Thanks!

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  2. I've been an irish dancer my whole life too so being fit and staying in shape wasn't something I had to worry about. It's definitely a struggle as you get older and have to be more conscientious about exercise and healthy eating. You look amazing btw!

    Rachael O x

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    1. Yeah I miss the days of eating whatever crap I wanted all the time! Thanks so much!

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  3. This is such a great post! Looking like a rockstar, girly! Shakes in the morning can be such an easy way to get all the nutrients you need!

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

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  4. I LOVE this post!!! I am a quiet reader but had to comment here as I really appreciate your realness and love that you own and appreciate your body the way it is. It's frustrating to see fashion blogs w/ women that are unattainably skinny and stay skinny by going to unhealthy extremes. ANyway, it's nice to see a fashion blog with a woman that has gorgeous curves! And shows us other real women that you can have curves and still rock fashion :) I also this would be a great opportunity to introduce you to Isagenix. I know Shakeology is great too, but look into Isagenix. They're health conscious protein shakes/bars/snacks etc. that has made me feel AMAZING and has done wonders for others - it's truly a phenomenal product. Message me if you want more details :)

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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comment! I will have to check it out sometime!

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  5. One of my favorite healthy snacks are pistachio nuts! They are so delicious and really taste like a treat, but they are packed with nutrients and protein! XX

    http://hannahhappily.blogspot.com

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    1. Love pistachios! It's just so hard for me not to eat an entire bowl of them haha

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  6. Love this post!! You should absolutely consider trying Isagenix!! If you start to veer into the world of fitness and health programs on your blog, you should give isagenix a try and a fair comparison! You will love it too! ❤️

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    1. Feel free to message me with any questions on the program, I am a coach for it and have had amazing results!!

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  7. Okay I neeeeeed to know what your bum workout routine is haha! Also what your favorite ab workouts are. I appreciate you doing this post cause it was super helpful. And I totally agree that being realistic is important and makes a big difference <3
    XO Janina
    http://janinafran.blogspot.ca

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    1. I'm doing a few workout posts very soon! I have a leg and butt one coming up soon. Thanks girl!

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  8. Like I said in my first comment - ISAGENIX IS AMAZING. If you Cara or any of your friends or anyone else here reading - please email me at shaylacarin@gmail.com for more info and to try the product as I'm a distributor for it :)

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    1. Okay cool thanks for letting me know!

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  9. I agree with the bum workout!! Cute tushy right there! Thanks for posting this!

    http://urbanombre.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love beach body! Although I started talking to a coach and all she wanted was money profit so that didn't work too well BUT I love love all Charlene Johnson products especially turbo fire! Such a fun video to workout to!

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    1. Well that isn't cool at all! I don't think I've tried turbo fire yet so I will have to soon!

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  11. Great info and I love that you are realistic about it! It is very encouraging and relatable!
    Fitness and nutrition are such a tricky subject with all the trends and advice, but coming from someone very real like yourself, it seems more achievable!
    Thanks! - [F] OUTINON
    www.outinon.com

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    1. I know, there is so much out there as far as fitness goes so it's hard to know what will work for yourself personally. Thanks for the sweet comment!

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  12. YOU LOOK AMAZING!! You definitely have motivated me and you are right working out helps you feel better. I am a loyal reader :)

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    1. Ohh you're the sweetest, thanks so much! I hope you keep following along:)

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  13. I ski raced all growing up and once I got married I didn't ski as much, I noticed a huge change in how I was feeling, now I make sure to drink mainly water and lots of it, I have eliminated soda from my life except on rare occasions and I always regret it afterwards. Can't wait to hear more.

    xx, Michelle
    http://rosetolife.com

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    1. I bet ski racing is such a hard workout I can't imagine! Yeah I always regret drinking soda afterwards too haha. So tempting though

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  14. I need to get back on track with my workouts! Thanks for the motivation!

    xo, J
    www.daintyjea.com

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    1. It's so easy to get off track I know the feeling!

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  15. I need to get back on track. Great blog post Cara.
    http://fabuloustorture.blogspot.com

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  16. Hi Cara! You are so beautiful and your posts literally MAKE my day! When you danced did you ever do ballet? It makes me feel so much cooler about dancing knowing that you did too!

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    1. Yes I did ballet for years and years! I definitely loved other types of dancing more haha but yes I did plenty of ballet.

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  17. WHERE is your yoga mat from!?! I'm obsessed!

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  18. WHERE is your yoga mat from!?! I'm obsessed!

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