I started being able to only do 15 pushups. After 5 months, I could do 65 in a row!!!
I began curling a 20 lb barbell, and worked my way up to a 45 lb barbell.
Cardio is an important component for burning fat. I did 20 to 40 minutes of cardio at the end of my workouts (the stair master, EFX, or treadmill at a 3.5 – 4.0 mph and an incline of up to 8).
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Before my workout, I take a Branched Chain Amino Acid to aid with muscle growth and recovery.
Within 30 minutes of working out, I drink a protein shake (protein powder and water). 1 package of Lean Body For Her with 8 oz of water.
I was incredibly motivated and encouraged to continue to work hard because I kept seeing the transformation of my body. The results I saw in such a quick timeframe just amazed me. My diet was so clean, I was healthier than ever, my mood was positive and I was energized and happy!!!
Today, I continue to eat clean, eat 5 times a day, watch my portions, and exercise 5 days a week.
I truly believe and live by my rule – Life is all about Balance!!!
Trust me, everybody knows when I’ve missed a few days at the gym… I’m just not the same person…missing gym time = not a happy Maggie!
The gym keeps me physically, mentally and emotionally balanced. I’m so grateful I have a positive outlet at the center of my life.
Thanks for having me! If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments and I’ll do my best to respond. Megan had to teach me how to respond yesterday, so please be patient with me! 🙂
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Maggie and I are the kind of friends that talk and text constantly throughout the day – or not for a week – when we are crazy busy and she’s traveling. Lately, it’s been former and she has been saying how contributing to this blog and reading all the comments has her more motivated than ever to continue to stay fit. She’s also working on some new clean recipes that I’ll be bringing to the blog. I will also post the receipe for her morning protein smoothie soon.
p.s. Those are really her abs, no photoshopping I promise!