Talking About Passions and Why We Should Share Them + New Get Fit Workout

Okay, the weekend is here and I’m enjoying every drop. I have been waiting for it for so long it seems, but at the same time, it feels like it was just here last week. Am I the only one feeling this right now?

Let’s cut to the chase, shall we? I wanted  to talk about passions. Do we talk about them enough? Do people really need to know what you love to do with your life? In my opinion, yes. We do.  DUH. A lot can happen once you get that out there…once you show people that you love more than one thing. In my case, running. Yes, people, I love a million more things than running! I actually happen to lift weights, bike, circuit train, and dance (when no ones looking, of course, because I’m absolutely horrible)

So, first off, we can all have more than one passion. I do. And I’m one happy chick. So, think about it, what are your passions? List them all, let people know, share, enjoy them, and be you. I feel like a lot of people don’t search for their passions and they end up never dreaming…and no dream to go after, seems…well, sad. Sad smile

Magical things can happen when you share your passions…this blogger, Tanya, just shared her story about how blogging landed her a job. Uh, amazing. She actually kind of inspired me to write this post. People want to see your enthusiasm about your passions…then you go from there.

A quote I came across a couple of day’s ago: “Hire for passion first, experience second, and credentials third.” – Paul Alofs

AGREED

Is your passion: reading, writing, painting, singing, cleaning, baking, fishing, moving, dancing, teaching, marketing, managing? The list goes on and you can have them all!

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  • Running: Obviously, this is my first. I love it. I truly do and I don’t plan on leaving it EVER.
  • Social Media Marketing: I enjoy this one. I do it for my myself with the blog and for a catering company (which specializes in food…which comes to my next passion)
  • Baking/Recipe Making: I have been baking for years and I one day, hope to write a clean eating recipe book…that’s how much passion I have for this. Food is awesome.
  • Old movies: I have learned a TON from watching old movies from the 30’s-60’s. I know that’s weird, but I could seriously watch old movies all day and take notes on them for fun. I also used to be a theatre geek.
  • Painting: I don’t do it enough and I should. Actually, I think I’ll do it this weekend. There’s just something about creating a picture…it makes me smile. Like really smile.
  • Health Coaching: FUTURE JOB, helllloooo! I will be helping individuals learn how to eat healthy for their body…guiding them and supporting them. There’s more to it but yep, soon I will be health coaching. Can July get here already. If you need me, holla!
  • Creating Workouts: OTHER FUTURE JOB! Yes I will be a personal trainer and I will be awesome. I absolutely love making workouts…I have been doing it for years and it’s the coolest thing to complete one of my workouts and know that it was a good one! Also, the idea of helping people get fit, is something else that makes me really smile! So amazing, right?
  • Blogging: I just really like to blog. There’s something about writing…and its even better when its about nutrition/food/health/fitness. I’m in it for the long run! (HA HA HA…because I love long runs)

So with fitness in mind…I created an amazing workout that I thought was pretty spectacular. If you don’t try it, I will find you!

JUST KIDDING, but seriously check it out!

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HOW TO:

  • Squat, Lift, & Walk: You need 10-30 pound kettlebell. Start in a a squat stance with KB placed in front of you, squat, pick up the KB with both hands, walk three-five steps side ways, squat the KB down, repeat
  • In & Out Plank: Start in a high plank and jump your feet out and back in till you reached the number of reps. Keep core tight and keep good form!
  • Goblet Squats: Squat holding a KB or Dumbbell held in front of your chest. Hold tightly and keep core tight as you squat down.
  • Pistol Squat to Pushup: Pistol squat down on one leg, switch over to a plank position, perform a pushup, go back to previous position, coming up on the leg you squatted down with. If you need to use hand to help you go down and come back up, please do so. I still do!
  • Cardio Burpees: A burpee without a pushup.
  • Reverse Lunges with Shoulder Press: Hold 5-15lb DB in hands close to chest, palms facing you, go back into a reverse lunge, come back to standing position, and twist up to perform a shoulder press.
  • Strict Mountain Climbers: In a plank position, start with one leg next to your hand and keep one straight. For 10 reps, switch back and forth.
  • Pop Squats: Pulse down 2 times in a squat position and on the third pulse, jump up as if you were doing jump squats.
  • Walkout Planks: Start at one end of the mat, walk out to a plank position, hold for a count of 3 seconds, walk back up to starting position and repeat.

Okay, I hope you enjoy this workout, and let me know on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram if you tried it out! Also, don’t forget to share your passions with the world. Feel free to write a post on it if you are a blogger, and share with me in the comments!

Questions:

  • What are all your passions!?
  • Do you like the workouts I post?
  • What would you like to see more of on the blog?

XO Audrey

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Happy 1 year Blog Anniversary & I Enrolled in Nutrition School!

Good morning all!

Today, January 7th, is my 1st anniversary for my blog. Last year at this time, it dawned on me what I should call my blog. I was looking at two different words:

“in shape” and “cupcake”

And all of a sudden, I looked at my mom and I said “I finally know what I’ll call my blog! In Shape Cupcake!”

You don’t understand, it took me like a month to figure out what to call my blog. It was taking all my brain energy just trying to put something together.

My very first blog post –> Drinking Green Smoothies

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Some of my favorite blog posts:

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…”I haven’t touched pop tarts since I was 10.”

 

I have been through a lot since last year. A ton of changes have occurred and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • I’ve grown in my spiritual faith. God is always #1 in this world. He is the CENTER of it all. It’s not about me…it is about HIM!
  • My grandmother passed away, but she’s in Heaven, praising the Lord.
  • I was offered an amazing job this Fall.
  • I experienced how it feels when your car almost breaks down in the middle of the night on a highway. Freaky.
  • I started going to WORD ALIVE International Outreach Church in August and I hope I don’t have to go to another church forever!
  • I graduated high school and I’m so GLAD!
  • I discovered cappuccinos and they are so foamy!
  • I’ve been able to give and let my light shine

Photo: Yesterday, my mom and I went to help package food! Word Alive Church is just so awesome! #project58 #shine #pray #fast #give #Isaiah58

I also have a big announcement!

For the past 2 years, I’ve been wanting to enroll in The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. That is what I chose instead of college. I wanted some that fit me. A place that had Audrey written all over it. And IIN was the school!

I finally enrolled yesterday and I’m so darn happy about it!

IIN is…”The Health Coach Training Program is a year-long online course specially designed for people who are passionate about health and wellness. Whether you’re interested in learning about nutrition, launching a meaningful new career, or even changing the world, Integrative Nutrition will empower you to transform your life and achieve your personal and professional goals.”  Source

I know a few other bloggers who have graduated and they absolutely loved it. But I just know this is what I need to do and I’m more than excited.

I start in February and I can NOT wait! Eek!

1 year from now, I’ll be graduated and a certified health coach. Then it will be time to start my personal training certification with NASM. So I’m buckling down and I’m ready!

My dream is to have my own health and fitness studio that focuses on personal one on one training and coaching that empowers women. It’s all about health and love. Not about just how great you look. That is only a perk. I also hope to do a lot more because I’ve got some crazy good ideas.

If you want to know more about the program, just ask this crazy runner.

I also hope to do some recaps on how much I like the program (every once in a while) and will do a full recap when I’m graduated. Stay tuned!

XXAudrey