Favorite Teas

First off, I LOVE tea!

There are so many options. Green, Black, White, etc.

Second, happy Friday! Studies show, you are supposed to drink green tea at least 15 minutes before each of your main meals. I don’t know if this is true, but green tea along with all of the other teas are lovely and delicious!

Here are my top 5 teas that I love!

1. Zen from Starbucks

2. Refresh from Starbucks

3. Moroccan Mint Green Tea from Teavana

4. Green Tea with Ginger from Medicinal Teas

5. Lady Grey Tea from Twinings

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Have your tea now, and that Cosmo later!

~J

*I did not review these products, this is just my opinion.

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Personal Training

Its Tuesday! Hope it is going wonderfully for you all. So this post I am going to talk about some of what I do in personal training! Honestly, I was hesitant about getting one, but she has turned into not only a great friend but she has helped me change my life! I am getting so much stronger, and I can see my body transforming!

In my sessions, we use resistance bands, hand weights, my body weight, ballet barre, and more. She calls them her accessories… they are not. They are her accessories from hell! (Secretly, I love them though :)) We always start with a warm up (very important), and then move through a variety of workouts. Usually 2-4 sets of legs, arms and overall body, then we do a plank or two, pull ups and push ups (my faves!)! Then, we end in a stretch! Of course, during we gossip, talk about the day, and I complain and cry in my head….but I always feel 10x better after!!!

*If you are thinking about getting one, do your research! In my opinion, they can help you transform your life!

 

If you want to read some other fitness posts I have done click here and here !

Off to the gym I go!

Happy Tuesday!

~J

What I do at the gym!

Hope your Tuesday is going well so far! So this week I am working out like crazy, but what else is new?

This is usually how my workout life is scheduled out:

Monday– A short hour and 10 minute full body workout. I saw Delivery Man…So it was not as long as it usually it. Look out next Monday for that post.

TuesdayBarre

Wednesday– My regular gym workout for legs… OR PT, depends!

Thursday– Barre

Friday– Rest Day- Unless I do not have to work, then I go to the gym, but this is rare.

Saturday– Barre OR PT, depends!

Sunday– My regular gym workout for arms…

Leg Workout Day: I love focusing on certain muscle groups when I workout…So on leg days, I start with at least 30 minutes of cardio (usually 45 though). My cardio includes either 30 minutes on the elliptical/15 minutes on the stair climber OR 30 minutes on the stair climber/15 minutes of running. (After 2 minutes, I stop and stretch for a second.) Then, I go to the track, grab a 10 lb weight, hold it horizontally and do alternating lunges for about 2-3 laps around. Next, I go to the weight machines. Last, I do at least a plank or 2, stretch and go home! It is about 1 hour and 30-45 minutes of a workout.

Arm Workout Day: Arm days start the same as leg days! I start with at least 30 minutes of cardio (usually 45 though). My cardio includes either 30 minutes on the elliptical/15 minutes on the stair climber OR 30 minutes on the stair climber/15 minutes of running. (After 2 minutes, I stop and stretch for a second.) Then, I go to the weight machines for arms. Last, I go to the place where I stretch and do a variety of push ups (around 150), planks/side planks, and then stretch. It is about 1 hour and 15 minutes of a workout.

Full Body Workout Day: Okay, this day is long, just warning you now… Same as above… Cardio! I start with at least 40 minutes of cardio (usually 50 though). My cardio includes either 40 minutes on the elliptical/10 minutes on the stair climber OR 40 minutes on the stair climber/10 minutes of running. Then, I go to the track and do my lunges (see leg day above but for 2 lap). Then, I go to the weights and pick around 8-10 of the ones I do both arms and leg weights. Last, I go to the place where I stretch and do my planks, squats and push ups. It ends up being around 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours.

So there is it! My crazy workouts 🙂

Barre is tonight, and it is new! I am excited. Have a good Tuesday.

~J

*Please remember, I am not a doctor, and you should consult your doctor or a personal trainer before doing any workout!

The Stair Climber

My favorite piece of equipment at the gym….. The Stair Climber! This machine works your legs and butt. So basically you get on the machine and start moving. I always move the resistance up! What is the point if you cannot feel the pressure of a hard workout, right?! I usually do this for 20-45 minutes, resistance between 35-60 (depending on how crazy I am that day), and it usually burns around 200-400 calories! Win, win!

Give it a try today at the gym 🙂

Happy Tuesday!

~J

Stages of Dieting as told by Cosmo

So, I was browsing the internet and stumbled across this link on twitter…and had to read what it said. It was literally spot on. I am 22, so I can only go by ages 5 to 22 but it was true! I am going to post what is said, get ready….

Cosmo Article Link

From Cosmos article,

Full-circle from unabashed dessert enthusiast (age 5) to unabashed dessert enthusiast (age 30).

AGE 5-12
Give me all the cake!

AGE 13 – 15
Boy, these Hollister shirts run small. Maybe it’s just too dark in here to see them right? It’s always so dark in here. I get what they’re trying to do, but I almost poked my eyeball out on a palm frond just now. Whatever, I’ll try American Eagle.

Want to go see a big-budget romantic comedy featuring a woman who only gets the guy and the job post-weight loss “makeover” from a Size 6 to a Size 2? Want to see basically that same movie for the next 10 years? Great.

AGE 16
Dude, I’m just blotting my pizza to get the excess grease off. Because it’s gross, that’s why.

AGE 17
Let’s all get super-concerned about Becca Shapiro because all she seems to be ingesting are Diet Coke and Luna Bars, and also weirdly jealous of Becca Shapiro’s willpower even though would will never admit it. We should have an awkward intervention for Becca Shapiro where we sit around and eat a lot and talk about how awesome food is.

Want to go to the local diner and split a plate of mozzarella sticks 5 ways while secretly noticing how much or how little everyone else is eating compared to you? Yay!

AGE 18
I can’t believe how real that whole Freshman 15 thing is. I need to stop eating dining hall waffles for every meal. I’m gonna stop. I’m gonna get spinach tomorrow. Oh. It’s Make Your Own Sundae Night. Never mind.

I’m gonna start dieting. Going out drinking with an empty stomach? Sounds great! JK, I am now binging on three slices of pizza at 2 AM after a night out, before even taking off my makeup and body-con dress. Yay for “dieting!”

AGE 19
I shouldn’t be eating out so much, but this new guy I’m with is such a foodie. We go to such classy places!

AGE 20-21
I CANNOT STOP EATING CHEAP DISGUSTING BURRITOS WITH ABOVE GUY, WHO IS NOW MY BOYFRIEND.

AGE 22
Props to me because I make my own disgusting lawn water delicious green juice! And I eat quinoa when there is nothing left in the house, sometimes! I’m all about healthy dieting these days. Maybe I should be eating gluten-free! Let me try— nope, tastes like cardboard.

AGE 23
Every so often I do a super-extreme 10 day juice fast, because not eating any solids for multiple days on end is healthy! Now if you will excuse me, I need to go to a Tibetan-style sweat lodge on the edge of town and burn more calories be even healthier.

AGE 24
No, you should totally get the pasta! I’m gonna get the spinach, but you are sooooo skinny, you should totally get the pasta! No, you should absolutely get the— *Earth explodes*

AGE 25-30
Oh, fuck it.

Okay. Seriously… How accurate is this article?! I was one. laughing my head off while reading and two. I was like well yeah, spot on.

What do you think about the article? Do you think its accurate? Let me know!

Now, I am going to go have my “disgusting lawn water” drink 😉 (not kidding tho, love my smoothies)

Happy Tuesday,

~J

Disclosure: The content written in this post is purely my opinion. I did not review any of the products above for compensation.