Monday, June 18, 2012

Achieving my fitness goals

    So if you were to see me in the mornings or afternoon you would see that my workout clothes are really my true fashion most days. However you will not usually find me with all of my make-up on  like I have in these pics!
    A few weeks ago I hit my personal record of Squatting a 155 lbs and Dead-lifting 165 lbs. Its crazy all the comments I get  from guys at the gym for lifting like that. I had one guy stop me twice during one of my workouts. First just because he was shocked I was attempting to do a dead-lift and he commended me for lifting heavy. He than came back a little later to apologize for starring and to assured me he wasn't a creeper he than proceeded to tell me in his 3 yrs of training at that gym he had never seen a woman lift like that. I had another guy ask me if I was a lady cop and wondered why I was lifting so much. I get shocked when some of these guys confess they don't even lift that much. It seriously makes my day to have other  bodybuilders come up and hi-five me and even have other personal trainers compliment me on my build and my training style. Its true I don't train like most women and I like feeling like one of the guys. I grew up with 5 brothers so its my comfort zone. Lucky for me I have also been blessed with 3 boys of my own! For a change, its just nice to hear those types of compliments and have my hard work for my shape noticed  instead always being told  "must be nice to be skinny and eat whatever I want or just flat out being told I am too skinny!  I work hard "not to be just skinny and I work hard to have the ability to have some junk in my diet if I want! I do understand how hard it is to loose weight too. I  gained 60 lbs with my first pregnancy and only 20 lbs came off after having a baby! It took me a good 5 months through strict dieting and exercising to get the last 40lbs off! My next kid I gained 50 lbs. I will admit I ate a lot of crap when I was pregnant and couldn't exercise very much. With my 3rd child I was able to workout most of my pregnancy and was a lot more careful about what I ate and only gained 35 lbs. Yes I generally have a lean build but I also have the genetics to gain easily if I stop exercising and overeat like most everyone else.
     There is no quick fix or magic diet pill that will give you life long healthy results, no mater what your weight goals may be for your body! Its a lifestyle change through good old fashion proper diet and exercise, hard work and dedication!




Here are a few  exercises that are good to incorporate into your weight training routines. Stability balls are a great challenge to your balance and core.


                                Jackknife

       
                                    Push-up ( for beginners start on your knees)


                             Lunge



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44 comments:

  1. You look great, fit and stylish with that fab workout outfit! I need just a fraction your energy. Working on getting my Exercise MoJo back:)

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  2. Hey, I just found your blog from your comment on Tenecia's post! =) Congrats on those PRs! I wish more women would lift heavy so that those of us who do wouldn't be such an exception, but hey - to each their own! =)

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  3. Thank you for commenting on my blog so I could find YOUR blog! I love this post and it is just what I needed to read this morning. I love that workout outfit!

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  4. amazing! you're an inspiration! :)
    -marie

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  5. That's great that you can life that much! I can see how much time and dedication it would take. I love stability balls. I have one at home but haven't started using it in a while. I should really try those exercises that you are doing.

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  6. You are so beautiful and truly inspirational...what a wonderful job and an amazing display of Commitment!!!

    XOXO

    KK

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  7. You look amazing for having 3 kinds! Mean amazing!!! Unfortunately I jaw a hUGE amount of extra skin bc I lost 115 pounds. I can't get rid of it!! Darn!!! Thanks for piping by my blog!!!

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  8. That Is awesome girl! You really are an inspiration! And you look great by the way!!

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  9. LOVE your workout top!
    I just started buying "cute" workout clothes and I'm so excited!

    I'm the same way girl - worked my butt off (literally) to get where I wanted to be and
    I'm proud! GO US :)

    Happy Monday!
    xo

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  10. Cute blog :) Following back from the hop!
    You look great girl!

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  11. You look great! I tend to workout (I use that term so loosely b/c I never do) in old navy capris and a t-shirt! Maybe if I had cute work out clothes like you I'd actually go to the gym :)

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  12. Following back from the blog hop! I'm so happy I've found your blog. I've just started working out with a trainer and it feels great to be able to see yourself getting stronger and stronger ( not that I can lift nearly as much as you) I'm excited to learn from you!

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  13. Just came over from The Pleated Poppy WIWW. You look great! I am like you as I am usually in workout clothes! Glad I found your blog and I look forward to following your posts. Hope you'll stop by my blog sometime http://www.muchstronger.blogspot.com/ Have a great day!

    Janae :-)

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  14. good for you!!!! you look amazing!

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  15. girl you are in such great shape! wish i had your motivation, i am always just so tired!

    xxA
    www.letitbebeautiful.com

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  16. Wow, you look great--so inspiring! Thanks!

    Carolyn http://sillyhappysweet.blogspot.com

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  17. You look fantastic! And thanks for the inspiration.. I have GOT to get myself working out again. :)
    Distinctly M

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  18. You look so good! Just reading this makes me remember that I need to be doing my crunches at some point today. And some leg lifts. And my splits. Gotta stay flexible too!

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  19. Congratulations to you and your success! You are truly an inspiration my dear!

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  20. so inspiring - now i have to follow to keep up

    Xo Megan

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  21. Hi Cassidy. Congrats on your lifting success! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress and your Fitness Friday post :)

    Off to browse more of your blog.


    [Fitness, Health and Happiness]

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  22. Inspiring! I love your blog! Wanna follow each other? Please visit my blog ♥ Thank you!

    http://blowarainbow.blogspot.com/

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  23. You are keeping me motivated!...and exercising...and eating right! Enjoy your weekend :)

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  24. Look at you! Can I be you for a day? Not looking forward to working out once this baby comes! :)

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  25. You look phenomenal! I love your how-to photos. Those are so helpful for non-gym-rats like me who work out at home!

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  26. you look amazing girl... =) i totally agree... while i am not all toned and fit like you, i am small...and ppl chalk it up to, "it must be nice"...but its because i watch it...i mean i dont eat like a cow usually.. and am disciplined... (i was with workouts until this past year..),.,..anyways.. stopping by to say hello =) thanks for visiting my lil ole blog!

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  27. you are sooooo adorable!Fantastic workouts and tips.

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  28. Hey lady!! I just found your cute blog via the hop and added myself to your followers! Also I’d love to have you check out a fabulous OSCAR DE LA RENTA giveaway I’m having right now!!
    Hope to see you there! And thanks so much!
    Xo, Emily

    http://emilymmeyers.blogspot.com/2012/06/oscar-de-la-renta-giveaway.html

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  29. Love this post! I'm not a "big" woman, not that I'm tiny, but I don't look like I should be able to lift a lot of weight, but I can! It blows the men at my gym away. You embody a strong, fit woman. Congrats on achieving your fitness goals and to setting new ones!

    Krista Morgan
    www.caveprincess.com

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  30. I love you Cassidy! You are one hot mama! and congrads on the lifting. You seriously are my inspiration:> love you lady!!

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  31. First off...your arms are freaking amazing. Though I'm nowhere near squatting 155lbs, I get lots of stares and compliments at the gym too. I love working out as well and I hate the skinny comments-hell I work hard to maintain my body so a little junk food here and there is well deserved. Keep up the great work!

    http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

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