Albion Fit Watercolors and a Giveaway!

This is a hard post for me. I have been extremely lazy about working out this year. I had been swamped with work and blogging, and I was just exhausted. One of the first things to go was the gym. I just didn’t have time. Besides the fact that my body obviously did not stay in shape, I noticed a huge change in my mood. You know the whole endorphins thing (think Legally Blonde)…well it’s true.

The past few weeks I have been working with Trainer Kelli through the Level 212 Fitness App. I’m starting to see some progress already, but I think the biggest change is that my mood has improved! I feel happier and like I have more energy. I always thought I would get more tired if I worked out, which happened at first, but overall I feel much better and have much more energy during the day. I also sat down with Kelli this week and we went over how important wellness in all aspects of our lives is to our health! While I am working out with her app about 3 times a week right now, I am adding some wellness components to my training. My project for this week was to make a list every night of the things I like about myself. Surprisingly and sort of sadly, this was really hard for me. But as the week has been going on it’s getting easier. Which is also why I decided to do this post.

When I first got these photos back I did not want to post them. I am not in shape. I am soft. My arms aren’t toned and my jeans don’t fit right. I have always been small, but there is a big difference between being skinny and being in shape. I have struggle with being unhappy with how I look for a long time. I have tried extreme diets and I have gone about “getting skinny” in some unhealthy ways in the past. With Kelli’s training plan I am hoping that I can adopt some healthy ways to get in shape! I hope this will be motivating to you guys as well! So I decided to still post them because I am trying to have a healthier view of myself. I don’t need to continue to dwell on or list all of the things I dislike about my body, but I can work on improving them. This is where I am starting. This is a good motivator to get back in shape and improve myself as a whole. I think being able to feel about myself mentally is just as important as keeping my body healthy and in shape. I can’t wait for you guys to come along on my journey and see the results!

Now it’s time for a GIVEAWAY!

Albion Fit and I are giving one of you the chance to win your choice of leggings from their site! Enter to win on my Instagram (@kristinrosedavis) by following the instructions there! But if you want some extra entries follow along on these as well:

– Follow on Twitter: @wildoneforever1 and @albionfit

-Follow on Pinterest: @kristinrose3 and @albionfit

– Follow on Facebook: Wild One Forever and Albion Fitness

– Follow on Bloglovin’: Wild One Forever

Just leave me a comment and let me know where you followed and you’ll get an extra entry for each one!

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Tee – Victoria’s Secret (old – love this); Sports Bra – c/o Albion Fit; Leggings – c/o Albion Fit; Shoes – Nike

Photos: Peace Photo

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My 2017 Guide to Wanting to Working Out

How many of you are like me and find yourself lacking motivation to work out? I would love to be one of those people who is super consistent and super motivated. Working two full time jobs limits my time and sometimes I’m just so exhausted when I get home. I have made it a goal this year to try and be more consistent! I love working out, but sometimes I fall out of the habit and it’s harder for me to start again. So I’m going to try to make it a habit again! I have put together a little list of ideas to help you gain motivation and maybe even trick yourself into liking working out. If I can trick myself for a month, then I’ll probably be back in the habit and will be back to loving it! IMG_6279(My first workout of 2017!!!)

Try Something New! 

Sometimes doing the same thing over and over can get mundane. I love trying new classes and new exercises to see what I love the most. For example, I recently just started working out with an online trainer! At first you may think that getting a trainer online is not as good as the real thing. I’m here to change your mind. I started doing Kayla and I had such a hard time staying motivated and wasn’t seeing results because I couldn’t stay consistent. Recently I started working with @trainerkelli through the @level212 fitness app. It’s COMPLETELY PERSONALIZED! I love it. She asks me what my goals are and tailors my workout to me specifically, so I can focus on which parts of my body I want to improve or what fitness goals I want to achieve. It’s 100 times better than a workout app that has the same workouts for everyone. If I have a really hard time with a certain workout, I can message Kelli and she’ll switch it up or I can ask her for advise on how to do it. She sets up my workouts for how many times I can fit in during the week and I have to check in with her, so I have a lot of motivation and I don’t want to cheat since it’s a real person and not a computer! There are videos linked to each workout and describe and show you how each one should be done. I’m going to be doing a post specifically about this later, but this has helped me so much over the past few weeks because it motivates me to get there! Image-7

Get a buddy!

Lots of people think this means you have to have someone who is going to do your whole workout with you. Most people want totally different results or just have different bodies that respond to different things. If you find someone you totally match with then woo hoo, maybe you found your “swollmate”. However, I think just having someone to go with makes it so much harder for me to say no! Half my problem is just getting there so if I have someone that is counting on me or who is willing to just go at the same time that helps me a ton! This helps me so much, even if it’s just driving to the gym together and we separate and do our own workouts!

Make a Bomb.com Playlist!

What is the worst thing that could possibly happen to me at the gym…forgetting my headphones! Music totally pumps me up and keeps me going! I read somewhere that music actually helps people work out longer and harder. Who needs pre-workout when you have Beyonce right?

Make it Convient for you!

You don’t have to go to the gym for a good workout! If you don’t have tons of time to drive to or spend at the gym, pop in a Jillian Michael’s video at home! Or go out for a quick run! Sometimes I just go over to the gym at my apartment complex when I’m trying to save time. It doesn’t have all of the machines that my normal gym does, but if it makes it easier for me to work out, why wouldn’t I take advantage of it?! Also you don’t have to work out at 5 AM! You workout when you have time. Don’t force yourself to do something that is not going to work for you. Remember we’re trying to make this about loving your workout again!

Set Realistic Goals!

I always over exaggerate mine. I’m like I need to lose 20 pounds! I need to work out every day! But when I look at my schedule 3 days a week seems much more likely. Start small and work your way up to your big goals. By hitting the small steps first you’ll see progress and it will be motivating. Then you can keep reaching for your ultimate goal. I get discouraged when I don’t see it happening right away and I think coming to terms with that will help me in the long run.

Don’t Overindulge, but Don’t Deprive!

As far as a diet goes, my best option is balance. I struggle with eating chicken and rice every day, so I don’t do it. I try to eat healthy, but I don’t deprive myself of a little treat or cheat day! If I go completely crazy on a diet I’m miserable. Some people are amazing at this, but for me a little bit of moderation goes a long way. If you’re miserable you won’t want to stick with it and ultimately you’re not going to see goals.

Have fun! 

If you hate running, don’t run! Maybe try a Zumba class or Yoga! Find what you love and what makes you happy and stick with those exercises. Remember you are not the same as the girl next to you and different things are going to work better for different bodies! If you find something you love, and are having fun while doing it, you are much more likely to have it become a habit and you will look forward to your work out.

I hope these tricks were helpful and I’d love to hear what your thoughts are and also your goals and progress! Leave me a comment with what your health goals are for the year and if you have any other tricks you think work the best send them my way!!!

Adopt a Pet for the Holidays with the Humane Society

Meet Thumper! He is a 2 year old Great Pyrenees waiting for a home at the Humane Society of Utah! He is already house trained, good with other dogs, kids, and cats, and such a sweetheart!

This big guy caught my eye because he is gorgeous, but he was also so quiet and sweet. If I could have taken him home that day I would have! Thankfully, the Humane Society of Utah is a no-kill shelter, but I was devastated to leave him there!

If you are thinking of getting a pet this holiday season please consider checking out your local shelter first! There are so many beautiful animals there that need homes! They are treated incredibly well here! It’s warm, safe, and they get walks everyday! But how much happier do you think they would be if we could give them permanent, real homes!?

Wild One Forever - Humane Society 3Wild One Forever - Humane Society 2Wild One Forever - Humane Society 5Wild One Forever - Humane Society 4Wild One Forever - Humane Society 1Now let me introduce you to a few of the others!

This is Rex! He is a 5  year old Alaskan Malamute. He’s house trained, and good with dogs, cats, and children.

Blogger: Lauren from @lauryncakes, www.lauryncakes.com

Wild One Forever - Humane Society 7This is Doc! He is a 7 year old Chihuahua and his history is a mystery, but he loves being held!

Blogger: Rebecca from @rebecca_swiss, www.rebeccaswiss.com

Wild One Forever - Humane Society 8Meet Anubis! A 7 year old Pit Bull. She’s a sweet girl who is already house trained, good with kids and other dogs but not a fan of cats. Don’t let her age fool you. She’s an active girl looking for an active home that can keep up. Looking for a longer term resident.

Blogger: Keara from @modest_style, www.modest-style.com

Wild One Forever - Humane Society 12This guy might be my favorite because duh Ghost from Game of Thones! His name is Osi, but his nickname is Ghost. He’s a 2 year old Siberian Husky. He’s house trained, good with other large dogs and kids, but not a fan of the cats!

Blogger: Violeta from @justanotherinstagal

Wild One Forever - Humane Society 10 This one is Motley! He is 5 year old Pit bull Lab mix. He’s already house trained, good with kids, cats, and other dogs. He loves to cuddle and hang out with his favorite people! Looking for a longer term resident!

Blogger: McKayla from @helloburpees

Wild One Forever - Humane Society 9This is Tippy! He is a 5 year old Black Lab mix. He’s a smart boy knows his basic commands, is house trained, and good with other dogs but prefers his humans. Looking for a longer term resident.

Blogger: Ashley from @foreverbyash, www.foreverbyash.com

Wild One Forever - Humane Society 11Meet Rosie! She’s a 4 month old short haired cat. Her mom, Daisy is also with her at the Humane Society and they would love to stay together!

Blogger: Kristin from @withlovefromkris, www.withlovefromkris.com

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Wild One Forever - Humane Society 6Top – Current Elliot; Jeans – Joe’s Jeans; Booties- Dolce Vita

Photos: Peace Photo

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