Fall 2017 Fitness Goals

Fall 2017 Fitness Goals

Hello, hello!

Y’all after a solid year of becoming basically best friends and constantly talking about doing a collaboration, Caitlyn and I are finally making it happen.

Read her post here!

Just in case you don’t know, Caitlyn is a fellow college blogger (College with Caitlyn) and fitness enthusiast. She’s a junior at Northern Kentucky University studying mathematics and computer science. I can’t really remember how Caitlyn and I “met”, but it was probably me bombarding her with messages on some platform. I would consistently ask questions and for advice, and eventually, we exchanged numbers, and here we are.

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Fitness & Travel

Staying on track while traveling can be hard, but sometimes it's good to take a break! Here are my ways of staying on track with my fitness while traveling.

Good morning, y’all, and happy Tuesday! I’ve been struggling with post ideas for the past week or so, and I did what every blogger advises: look at your own life and go from there. Well, I’m going to Orlando this week for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, and that means I’m traveling! You know what else that means? My workout split is about to be all over the place and my nutrition is definitely about to be not so great.

I know when I first started on my fitness journey, the idea of not being able to make it to the gym for a week was the equivalent of never being able to train again. I caused myself so much unnecessary stress because I thought a week or two off of the gym was going to be the end of my life.

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Gym Mistakes

We all make mistakes. We're all human. Here's a list of gym mistakes I've made to hopefully keep you from doing the same!

Hello! Wow, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve actually sat down to write a post for the week it’s actually going live. In case you didn’t know, I had all the posts written and scheduled for the month of August. Life was a bit hectic with res life training, move-in, classes starting, and trying to figure out my routine for the next four months. But, I’m back, and to be honest, I’ve been itching to write this post all week.

Today we’re talking mistakes. Gym mistakes to be exact.

I’ve been on this fitness journey of mine for the past year and a half, and let me tell you, I’ve made so many mistakes and had so many ah-ha! moments that it’s not even funny at this point.

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Supplements Explained

Supplements can take your training to the next level. Check out my current workout supplements!

Abigail, didn’t you already post something about all of the supplements you include in your fitness routine in the past few months? Yes, yes I did, and if I’m being honest, that post was awful. The quality was not something of which I was proud, and I’ve wanted to re-post it since the day I hit publish. So, we’re revisiting the topic, and I’m including some new products I’ve added into my routine. Enjoy!

This post has been one that I’ve wanted to do for a while, but I was very concerned that people wouldn’t want to read it. But is that really the point of this blog — writing things only for the sake of others might want to read? The answer to that is no. I’m here to be my true, authentic self and to talk about things that I love! And today that just happens to be the supplements that I’m taking at the moment.

I feel like when you tell people who aren’t in the fitness industry that you’re taking supplements, their immediate thought is “OMG you’re on steroids.” And honey, no. That is far far far from the truth. Supplements are intended to help fill nutritional gaps and take training to the next level. They’re not miracle substances that will get you a six-pack or make you ripped. But they will help you achieve your fitness goals.

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9 Weeks In: Push, Pull, Legs Update

9 Weeks In: Push Pull Legs Update

Okay first off, I have no idea how it’s already been over nine weeks since I started my push/pull/legs routine. How does time fly that fast?? Secondly, I don’t think I’ve ever been more in love with a program in my life.

So after running this split for the past 9 weeks, I thought it was time to really go into detail about the pros and cons of said split and exactly how I choose and structure my workouts. This is going to be a long post so hold on and let’s get into it.

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The Simplicity of Meal Prep

Eating healthy in college doesn't have to be hard. Meal prepping makes it easy, and here's how to do it. | college meal prep

I think there’s a huge misunderstanding when it comes to eating healthy in college. College is supposed to be the time of parties, pizza, alcohol, and junk food 24/7, right? At least that’s how all the movies portray “the best four years of our lives.”

There’s also a huge misunderstanding when it comes to eating healthy on a budget. It can’t possibly be done. “Unhealthy”, processed, pre-packaged foods are *apparently* way cheaper than fresh veggies, chicken, and rice. But, I’m pretty sure that isn’t true.

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