I’ve always loved working out, whether it was playing organized sports with my friends, volleyball on tropical beaches or just hitting the gym, but I got to a point where I felt like I wasn’t getting any better. I’ve been the same size since I was a freshman in high school! Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing, but over the years since then I’ve gone to the gym much more religiously and tried eating healthier, and still my body stayed exactly the same. So when a good friend of mine became a personal trainer I knew it was the right time to try a new way of working out, more different than ever before. Something that would make me feel stronger than ever! That’s why I joined Benson’s.

Old routine:

My old workout routine went a little like this:

  1. sprinting intervals on the treadmill for 15-20 min.
  2. stair stepper, elliptical, or biking for 10
  3. machine weights for about 30 min
  4. free weights for 15 min
  5. Abs or booty workouts for another 10

That workout routine kept me in shape…it kept me slim, but it didn’t make me stronger. My body got used to the same routine day after day! I didn’t even know what to change about it because I didn’t know what other exercises to do! Even if I did see other workouts online or by watching other people, I didn’t know the correct way to do it, so I never bothered.

New Workout Routine:

There isn’t one!

Well not that specific anyway. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday is basically all lifting! And real lifting! I finally know what a deadlift is! I know how to properly squat and I’m even learning how to power clean! I’m doing stuff that actually pushes me and challenges me and I have someone there every step of the way correcting me and helping me push myself even further.

On Tuesdays we do circuit training! These are fun because I get to do them with other girls at the gym, we all get to experience the pain and misery together. But these are the days that really suck! I never know what we’re going to be doing, and I never feel prepared because they always kick my butt.

But my favorite day of the week is Thursday, when we do a boxing circuit. It’s so challenging but fun and rewarding at the same time! Boxing mixes cardio and strength and uses every part of your body. It makes me feel strong and empowered. I don’t even realize how tiring it is until I’m done, because during the exercise I’m so focused on the combinations and getting the punches right.

I’m still in the beginning stages of this new workout routine but so far I love it! It’s worth every cent to know that I’m bettering myself and my body. Working out has truly become my favorite part of the day and I can thank Benson’s for that!

 

The outfits:

Maybe I’m the only one who feels this way, but working out is so much easier if I’m wearing cute workout clothes! I feel way more confident than just wearing an old soccer t-shirt and it makes me proud to show off the body I’m working so hard for.

S & Company is starting to get in the best new workout gear starting with this tank top and legging combo.

This tank is the perfect material, it doesn’t ride up and it helps my skin stay dry even when I feel like I’m sweating up a storm. It has a built in bra, lace up back, a racer front, and it’s black so it goes with everything!

The leggings are the most comfortable pair I’ve ever owned! I usually have a problem with workout pants falling down as I do my routine. I always have to constantly be pulling them up, but I didn’t have that problem once with these leggings! Plus I love the fun fuchsia purple color to them!

These pieces plus many more will be added to the site soon! Stay tuned; www.sandcompany.co

I’m gonna be real with you…my hands have actually broken open and started bleeding from lifting these weights, but hey! at least it distracts me from the pain of actually doing the exercises!

My personal trainer and photographer, Taylor Houchin! Thanks for all that you do!

Try a class for free so you know what you’re getting yourself into! Email me at smdietrich3@gmail.com

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