Workout Wednesday

Workout Wednesday 9-6-17

Happy Workout Wednesday friends!  Feeling rested and refreshed after a long weekend?  Me neither.  Labor Day really isn’t about sitting around, watching the entire  series of Game of Thrones again.  It’s about being outside and soaking up every last bit of summer with friends and family.  Sooo, I guess I should say I hope you had some great BBQ, maybe a drink (or two) and stayed up too late.

I have posted one of my workouts from last week below for you after the holiday weekend where we all probably indulged more than we should.  That’s ok though.  I don’t feel guilty when it’s only occasionally.  Working out isn’t about punishing your body for what you ate.  It’s about pushing it and challenging what your body can do.  The workout below is a full body workout that I hope will get your blood moving, heart rate up and maybe even leave you a little sore the next day.  Have fun!

workout Wednesday:

Cardio:

Run/ Walk 3 miles

Complete each exercise in the circuit then repeat the circuit 2 more times for a total of 3 rounds before moving onto the next circuit.

Circuit 1:

Bench dumbbell flys– 15 reps
Lunges with dumbbells– 15 each leg
Seated Arnold Press– 15

Circuit 2:

Barbell Bench Press– 12 reps
Bent over dumbbell rows– 15 reps
Toe Raises (3 positions-toes parallel, toes in, heels together with toes out)- 15 each position

Circuit 3:

Bicycle– 30
Jack knife Crunches– 15
Tricep Dips– 15

Please let me know what you think of my Workout Wednesday and what else you would like to see on here.

Kate- A Copper Queen

Roses are Red Cold Shoulder Wrap Top

Roses Are Red Cold Shoulder Top + Cropped Jeans

Roses ar Red Wrap Top

Roses ar Red Wrap Top

Roses are Red Wrap Top

Roses are Red Wrap Top

Roses are Red Wrap Top

Roses are Red Wrap Top

Roses are Red Wrap Top

Roses are Red Wrap Top

Roses are Red Wrap Top

Roses are Red Cold Shoulder Top + Cropped Jeans

Wrap tops can go either way for me. They are either way to large leaving a gaping neckline exposing my bra, or they are way to tight in the boobs and also leave my bra showing.  I realize in some instances, flaunting your brassiere can be stylish, even classy if done right. However, this was not the look I was going for as I wore this to yet another Target run for the week.

When I tried on this top, I was surprised that the fit was neither of the above scenarios. It fit so well! The off the shoulder detail is so cute and feminine and I love the red rose print. This top is great for a casual outfit when paired with some distressed jeans as I did.   You could add a pair of dark jeans and some cute pumps. Or even a pair of faux leather leggings!  I added this gold choker necklace and like to style it with low necklines or your basic crew neck. To add a little more gold detail to the outfit,  I wore these studded block heels which are the perfect alternative for the more expensive version.

Weekend away

We are in New Jersey this weekend for a wedding.  A good friend of my husband is getting married and we are excited to get away for a few days.  We did have a little time to explore this area and found a couple of cute restaurants.  Watch for a post on our trip soon.

I can’t believe that next weekend is already Labor Day weekend! Summer went by so fast! We all seem to be so busy but I hope you were able to fit some fun trips over the summer and I would love to hear all about it. What was your favorite part of this past summer?

Kate- A Copper Queen

Workout Wednesday

Workout Wednesday: 8-23-17

Happy hump day!  Are you ready to for another Workout Wednesday?  Last weekend was a little rough for me as far as diet and exercise.  We had my sister’s engagement party and I definitely ate too much sugar.  We decided not to have it catered and mad the food for 60 people!  I was so busy cooking that I did not have any time to go workout.  Soooo, I wanted to get back into this week and back on track.

I know I struggle with feelings of diet guilt after a weekend like I had.  I try to remind myself that its ok to not be perfect on occasion and enjoy life.  Those few extra pounds we may have or that little jiggle in your belly are the fun times you had with friends and family.  Spend time with people you have fun with, enjoy yourself, don’t go overboard, and get back on track starting with the next meal.   As long as you are trying to eat well 95% of the time, changes with happen and it will get easier.

This was my workout from yesterday. I wanted to hit every muscle group just a little. If you want an extra challenge and to keep your heart rate elevated, throw in a minute of jump rope between each circuit.

Workout:

Cardio:  Run/ Walk 30 mins

Circuit 1:

Complete each exercise then repeat circuit 2 more times for a total of 3 rounds

Barbell Squats (modification: bodyweight squats)- 15

Wide Grip Pulldown– 15

Dumbbell Curls -15

Circuit 2:

COMPLETE EACH EXERCISE THEN REPEAT CIRCUIT 2 MORE TIMES FOR A TOTAL OF 3 ROUNDS

Stiff Leg Dead Lift-15

Seated Cable Row – 15

Rope Tricep Cable Pulldowns– 15

Circuit 3:

COMPLETE EACH EXERCISE THEN REPEAT CIRCUIT 2 MORE TIMES FOR A TOTAL OF 3 ROUNDS

Incline Bench Press– 15

Bench Tuck Ups– 15

Seated Overhead Dumbbell Press– 15

Do you ever have diet guilt?  How do you deal with it?  Let me know what you think of these workouts so far!

Kate- A Copper Queen