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2018 New Year, New Body

Hi Aspirers there is one thing I’m tired of and that is my weight. Guess what it’s time for a change! Yup I said it a change! When I was in college I lost about 40lbs but over time I’ve gain half of the weight back and I’m not loving it. I still fit in the same size because my weight gain was evently spread out. You know what it’s hard to lose it again. I would exercise and then stop for awhile, then start again and stop for awhile. It felt like a never ending cycle. Recently I figured out why, I was bored. I get bored so easily doing the same workouts. So I decided to create a random workout plan and hopefully it’ll challenge me to continue working out. I chose this workout method for it to be fun and random everyday that I worked out so I won’t get bored. Each time I pick a popsicle stick I won’t know the difficulty level until it’s picked. I’ll be pushing myself daily.

I’m sharing this with you all because I want you to hold me accountable and I would love for you to join in as well. Continue reading and find out my plan for a new body!!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Instructions:

1. Label all your ziplock bags. Label one bag REP or SETS, second bag EXERCISE, and the third bag TIME FRAME (how many seconds, minutes, or times). The markers I bought to write in the bag wasn’t working on the bags so I used paper and taped the labels on like so.

2. After you label your bags it’s time to label your popsicle sticks. For the REP or SETS popsicles I put 2, 3, 4, and 5 reps. You’ll know how many times you’ll have to repeat that one exercise.

3. For the EXERCISE sticks I put random exercises and something fun I decided to add (can you spot it lol). I’m planning on adding more don’t worry. Some of the other exercises that aren’t shown: knee crunches, planks, arm circles, flutter kicks, etc.

5. For the last bag TIME FRAME I wrote multiples of 5s and I wrote up to 50. The reason why I was specific on the time length because it’s based on how long you were planning to workout. Say if you chose to workout for an hour and you randomly selected sit-ups and 50. You then can decide if you want to do sit-ups for 50 seconds, 50 times, or 50 minutes of sit-ups. If you want a good variety of your workout doing the same thing might not be the best thing.

After you labeled your bags and your popsicle sticks it’s time to workout!

My plan is to workout 2-3 days a week for an hour. Once my strength builds up I want to add more difficult exercises so I can continue to progress. If you are trying this method you could create ziplock bags with warm up and cool down options. Make this method your own. I don’t have a personal trainer so I have to do something that’ll work.

Stay tune for updates on my progress and I’m planning on showing you a snippet of my workout. If you decide to do this method or something similar comment down below.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

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My 3rd goal for 2018

Distractions hiders you from moving forward. You want to reach for the stars you have to put on your tunnel vision shades on and GO!

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

New Year’s Eve Vlog

Ahhhh here’s another video for you all! I said I was going to post more and I’m doing it. I’m spoke it into existence and I made it happen. I hope you like it and don’t forget to follow my blog for updates on new posts.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

Happy New Year’s Eve

Hi Aspirers it’s New Year’s Eve can you believe it? Soon it’ll be goodbye 2016 and hello 2017 but before we say our goodbyes think about what is one thing you wish to bring into the new year and comment below. 

Everything I’ve gone through this year the good and the bad was a learning lesson. This year I’ve noticed I’ve been praying more and more. I pray when I see an accident, a car stalled on the side of the road, when people are sick, when death happens, and I pray just because I want to and also when I need a good pick me up. Prayer will be coming into 2017 with me. I pray that 2017 will be an amazing year. I pray my success in life and my brand Aspire Oneself will continue to grow. I would love to continue with all my Aspirers because at the end of the day we are all aspiring to inspire. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

2 Days Until 2017

Oh my gosh it’s almost 2017! Can you believe it! Since it’s 2 days away I wanted to tell you 2 things I would change about myself if I could in 2016: 

  1. I wish I spoke up more. I’m pretty outspoken already but I let a lot of things slide by that shouldn’t have. 
  2. I’m an introvert but I could of stepped out my box a little bit more. Some people think I’m very outgoing but honestly I’m very shy and awkward when trying to make friends and build networks. If you put me in a room and told me to go talk to someone and make friends I have to pep myself up inside first. 

What are 2 things you would change about yourself if you could in 2016? Leave a comment below.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

3 Days Until The New Year! 

There are 3 days until 2017 so here are 3 ways I’m bringing in the new year: 

  1. Ending the year how I want the new year to begin. Surrounding myself with positive people. 
  2. Leaving everything negative in my past. 
  3. Have a glass of red wine in one hand.

What are 3 ways you’re bringing in the new year? Comment below. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee 

It’s 4 days until 2017 so here are 4 things I’m looking forward to in 2017!

  1. Travel more of course 
  2. Be around more family. My family is so spread out it’s nice to see and meet new and old faces
  3. I want the event I’m planning with another blogger be a success.
  4. Move into that loft I mentioned in my last year’s resolution. 

What are 4 things you’re looking forward to in 2017? List them down below. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

Planning for the New Year……

2014 has been really good to me. I’ve had great blessings and a few obstacles I had to overcome. Those obstacles made me focus on things that are missing in my life such as working for myself. My goal in life is to own my own business. One day I randomly said to myself “Why wait?” The fashion industry needs a new creative mind. Why do I have to wait to start my business when I finally move to a bigger city when I have plenty of people needing my help to revamp their wardrobe here. Those people and make my portfolio soar. What I’ve plan for 2015 is amazing!!!! Come on 2015 I’m ready!!

Sincerely, Courtney Renee