5 Upper Body Cable Exercises for Toned Arms

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So today I am sharing a little workout Wednesday for you guys and sharing 5 upper body cable exercises you can do on the cable machine. These workouts will help tone and tighten your arms. I love the cable machine because it allows for smooth controlled movements so you can really concentrate on activating the muscles you are working on. All of these workouts were done using the curl bar attachment. I know how busy it can be at the gym, so for me I like trying to maximize my workout by utilizes different exercises on the same machine. Check out my short one minute video above and the exercise description below. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below!

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4 Cable Exercises to Shape Your Booty

Since my journey to getting my muscles back, my butt has always been one of my main concerns.  Lets face it, I am not blessed with natural curves, aka no boobs or butt, however with hard work, the right diet, and the right workouts I know I can grow my butt. One thing I wanted to do different this time around was really focus on my butt muscles and concentrate on those muscles instead of just doing “leg” day. I tend to grow my quads faster than any other muscle in my body, and what I didn’t want was overly exaggerated quads. So with tons of research I found these four workouts to be some of the most effective workouts to exercise your booty on the cable machine. If you watched my previous video 4 Exercises Using The Lat Pull Down Machine, you know I am a big fan of cable exercises. Cable exercises are a great way to workout to target specific muscles and offer a full range of motions. These  4 Cable Exercises to Shape Your Booty are four exercise you will want to incorporate in your routine. Watch the video and read the description below!

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4 Exercises Using the Lat Pull Down Machine

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So like many of you requested here is workout video using the workout machines at the gym. Today I am sharing four exercises you can do at the lat pull down machine. I’m the type of girl who likes to utilize each machine as much as I can, because if you know how it can be at the gym, sometimes if you don’t get on a machine quick you might be waiting forever to get on. With these back exercises you will be targeting different areas of your back just back changing had position and grip handles. View the video for more details of four exercises using the lat pull down machines.

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Your 6 Minutes Legs Workout

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Here is another addition of workout Wednesday for ya! Want those toned sexy legs for summer? Today its all about the legs and six different exercises you can do with dumbbells to tone up your legs. This 6 Minutes to Toned Legs workout can be done at home or at the gym, and can be modified without weights for beginners.  For this video I talk you through form, technique, and how to do each exercise effectively. Check out my 6 Minutes to Toned Legs workout video below!  Continue reading

10 Minute Booty Blaster Stroller Workout

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Hey guys, so I am super excited to bring you this short but very intense 10 minute booty blaster stroller workout video. For the moms who hate going to the gym, has a little one that is not quite old enough for the gym daycare, or just wants a fun workout alternative to do with their kiddo,  here is a great stroller workout you can do to help target those glutes. This 10 minute workout is a great workout that can be done by anyone just starting out, or if you are advance you can add resistance by adding a resistant band or body weights. Check out my 10 Minute Booty Blaster Stroller Workout below.  You can sign up here to get the PDF printable of this workout!

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The Easy Family Meal Prep Plan with HelloFresh

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TFIG! This month I’ve stepped it up when it comes to putting my health and fitness goals first. I made a promise to myself that I would not let my work with my blog, and all the social event that come with it get in the way of my fitness goals. So this month I cleared my schedule M-F and set specific times to work on my blog, and making sure to go to the gym first thing in the morning. And let me tell you, it has made a world of difference. Another thing that has really helped me when it comes to my nutrition is HelloFresh. HelloFresh has stream lined my cooking and prepping by giving me healthy, easy alternatives already prepped meals shipped right to my door! And for the whole family too! No more getting tired of the same chicken breast and broccoli all day, HelloFresh has great options including vegetarian options for the whole family. Check out the process that has made this mama’s life easier when it comes to meal prepping healthy meals for the family.

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5 Tips to Make Time for Your Fitness Goals

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5 Tips to Make Time for Your Fitness Goals by Houston fitness blogger Dawn P. Darnell

Let’s face it we are all busy, and if you are a mom like me well then you are probably non stop all day, because we all know a mom’s job never ends. So how do we make time in our busy schedule for our fitness goals? Today I’ve teamed up with Walmart and Campbell’s Well Yes!™ Soup to share with you 5 tips to make time for your fitness goals in your busy life.

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The Skinny Truth About Weight Loss – LMSO


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Can you believe 2016 has come and gone and now we are in the new year? This past year has been a rollercoaster when it came to my fitness goals. Looking back to 2015 and my post on 10 Habits to Ditch this New Year, I realized I let a couple of those bad habits linger through the year. This year I have so much to be thankful for, I had the opportunity to pursue my passion of blogging into a business while juggling my life as a mom and wife. But with all things said and done, I put my fitness goals on the back burner and I realized by doing so I put a huge part of me aside. I lost all of my muscles I had worked so hard for, and suddenly I became SKINNY. The type of skinny that is a result of not eating regularly, the type of skinny that is the result of not sleeping enough, and the stress of always being “too busy”. This is the skinny truth about weight loss.

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The Best Fitness Gear for the New Year

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The Best Fitness Gear for the New Year by Houston fitness blogger Dawn P. Darnell

With Christmas less than 5 days away, and New Years just around the corner, our New Years resolutions are slowly creeping back on us. Some of you like myself will have some new fitness resolutions for the new year. And as we round out the year, even with it being the busiest and sometimes most stressful time of the year, it has never been easier to stay healthier with Centrum MultiGummies. Today I’ve teamed up with Centrum MultiGummies to share my favorite fitness gear for the New Year to help you stay fashionable and motivated to reaching your fitness goals.

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