Accidental milestone

Yesterday my daughter turned 13 months old. Still cannot believe I have a one year old. Doesn’t seem possible.

While I was expecting her to start walking that is not the milestone I’m referring to in the title. My daughter has always been timid around new toys and really anything so my husband and I decided to get her a potty so she can get used to it before we start with potty training eventually.

Before her bath tonight I decided to put her on it just for fun and she started peeing within seconds. I was so excited. I called for my husband to tell him! I know she usually pees before her bath so that’s why I put her on it but I wasn’t expecting anything. I actually figured she be scared of it. Maybe all those times she goes with me throughout the day is helping lol.

I know it’s super really to get so excited about something that was more a fluke but hey I will take whatever I can get! Lol!

Oh and while the thought of taking a picture entered my head I did not take one. I won’t be ‘that’ mom!

My little girl is being my big girl a little more every day! #imnotready


Row row row… Your Dumbbells!!! My favorite back exercises

I have mentioned in previous posts how I am really getting into a new lifestyle of health and fitness. I love seeing all the changes both mentally and physically!

I research related topics constantly by reading articles, watching YouTube channels, etc. I am not an expert in these areas. I am interested in possibly pursuing a personal training cert. in the future as I am really finding this as a passion of mine.

I’d like to share some of my favorite exercises per body part. **disclaimer: everything and anything I post regarding health and fitness is what I’m currently doing and is not intended to show/tell what anyone else should do.

For my first post in this series is like to start with my favorite day: BACK and BICEPS!

My favorite back exercises include (I do 3-5 exercises for 3-5 sets of 6-10 reps):

  • Wide grip pull ups
  • Pull down (PR 100#)
  • Seated cable row (PR42.5#)
  • Bent over barbell row (PR40#)
  • One arm dumbbell row (PR30#)
  • Straight arm pull down (PR40#)
  • Reverse grip pull down(PR70#)
  • Hyperextentions
  • Deadlifts (PR195#)

My favorite bicep exercises include (I will do all five exercises 3-5 sets of 6-10 reps):

  • Bicep curl (dumbbell and/or barbell) (20#)
  • Hammer curls (25#)
  • Incline bicep curls (20#)
  • Preacher curls (35#)

I don’t do anything special for biceps l. I will occasionally do curls with heavy cable to have tension throughout exercise.

Back/bicep day is the first day in my 4 day split. Building my back and getting my biceps to grow seems to be a hard part for me but I always walk out of the gym feeling AMAZING after this workout. And let’s face it isn’t that all that matters!!!

Today I completed 26 minutes of interval running and did strength training for over an hour; according to my polar heart rate monitor (which I absolutely love) I burned over 1000 calories today!!

If you want to keep up with my fitness journey feel free to find me on Instagram: tnm_514

Train hard!!!