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WEEK FIVE

Week five! Sam and I decided to give each other hot bodies for our anniversary;). We are starting Insanity this week. Ahhhh. We did the fit test yesterday and um it was so hard. Have any of you done it? Help me. I just feel like I want to be in the best shape that I can be in and I'm excited about the challenge. I always appreciate getting inspiration on the web for workout motivation. Just take Ashley Greene (above) for example. There are about one thousand pictures of her leaving the gym. I mean, it shows! She looks amazing. I asked a really beautiful friend of mine what her workout routine was the other day and she said cardio every day, strength training five days a week. Wow! We are going to attempt six days a week. Wish us luck! Here's another way I get fired up, gotta have a good playlist:

Workout Playlist Top 10:

Beyonce and Jay Z: Crazy in Love
Outkast: Bombs Over Baghdad
Fergie: Fergalicious
Justin Timberlake: Sexy back
Madonna: Hung Up
JJFad: Supersonic
Blondie: Call Me
Black Eyed Peas: My Humps
Gwen Stefani: Wind it up
Outkast: Hey Ya


I need more good songs! What are some of your favorite "get fired up" songs?

15 comments :

  1. I have 2,3,and 5 on my workout list too. Love your addition of Blondie.

    Lady Gaga "Starstruck" and "Just Dance" are two of my favs :) I like Ice Cube's "Today was a Good Day" for my cool down. Haha!

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    1. ooh yes, gaga. i burned myself out a little but i do love "just dance." i love that you cool down to ice cube. that's my girl!

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  2. I think what I love about Ashley is that she LOOKS like she just worked out. I hate those women who leave the gym looking like they just got their hair done. I look like HELL what I leave the gym and I love that! Insanity is CRAZY hard...I tried it but it hurt my hips too much. My boyfriend did it last year and it really worked for him! He's starting it again, as of last night actually! My sister dropped about 3 dress sizes before her wedding last year using it too! GOOD LUCK!

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    1. so intense! glad to hear you know people that survived it. haha. i agree that i certainly do not look fresh as a daisy after i work out!

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  3. i'm a fan of pandora's "pop fitness" station. that's what i listen to when i'm at the gym! good luck!

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    1. ooh love pandora. thanks for the tip!

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  4. Here's my thing...I have to eat strategically if I know I'm going to work out hard core. I tend to get hungry a lot if I limit my calorie intake, so generally that doesn't work for me in terms of losing weight. I'm at a healthy weight for my body and not really looking to lose a ton of weight (maybe 5-7 pounds tops). How do you balance your calorie intake when you are working out? Tips, please!!

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    1. right now i am using my fitness pal, which adds in calories based on how much you work out. it's really helpful. so, if my goal calories are 1200 to lose x amount, then if i workout for 30 minutes and burn 250 calories, then my daily calorie goal is really 1450. it also helps to eat the right things in order to stay full and to eat small meals throughout the day. hope this helps!

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    2. Thanks, yes, that's very helpful! I think whatever it is, being consistent is the main thing...

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  5. Cardio every single day?! NO REST DAYS?? No way that would work for me. I've been running every other day (except the past couple days since I've been so sick with a fever). :( I should incorporate more yoga, but I do stretch all the time.

    I don't know who Ashley Greene is, but she has an amazing body and some adorable workout pants in picture 2!

    As for music, here's some of what's on my current cardio playlist: 3 (Britney), Opposite of Adults (Chiddy Bang), Hotel (R. Kelly feat. Cassidy), Riding Solo (Jason Derulo), Ride Wit Me (Nelly), Whatever You Like (T.I.), Hit Em Up Style (Blu Cantrell), Break your Heart (Taio Cruz feat. Ludacris), Just a Dream (Nelly) . . . and a couple others. I need new playlists too, though!

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    1. i know! crazy dedicated. ashley greene is from twilight and thanks for the jams boo!

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  6. You go girl! It's so cheesy but so good-Dynamite by Tao Cruz. Always reminds me of a weekend in Miami with my best girl friends so it gets me fired up to boogie!:)
    Impressed with strength training 5 days a week! This fires me up to not take it easy or take a day off! Thanks again for the inspiration!
    PS-Do you like Ashley Greene from Twilight!? She's a doll!

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    1. dynamite! love it. i want a miami girls trip. fun! i never got in to twilight but think she is just so pretty!

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  7. Super cute blog. I was just redirected from your old one. So talking about Isanity.. I am almost done with the 2nd month of Isanity. I know how you feel about the fit test. I wanted to cry the first week because I felt sooo out of shape.. mostly because I could not keep up with everyone in the videos and I was soo sore. But you will be amazed, that in a couple of weeks your endurance will sky rocket! You will see results within weeks. It's an amazing program. I am on my third week of month two which is MAX month and I am already planning to jump right into Round 2! Join the BeachBody Club (it's free), log your workouts, and you will meet some great people. I met several people who started when I did, we created a group, and motivated each other everyday. There were some days that I did not want to workout, but I knew that I would be a day behind everyone, and I did not want to be the one who slacked off. Anyway.. sorry for the long post.. but just wanted to give you my experience. Good luck!

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  8. Hi Lesley! I'm Hiking in Stilettos' friend who stalks your instagram and now your blog! Greetings! I'm always trying to beef up my fitness playlist, and a couple of my new adds are Jennifer Lopez "Good Hit" New Boyz "Better with the Lights Off" (see my blog for back story here) Carly Rae Jepson "Call Me Maybe" Lady GaGa "Scheibe" David Guetta ft. Sia "Titanium" ...really almost everything by David Guetta gets me ready to run...and I recently pulled out "Believe in a Thing Called Love" by the Darkness. Old school jam. Good luck!!

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