Strength Training Plan

Hey friends! We’re about 3 months out from summer, let’s get to WORK.

If we want to feel / look better, we gotta put in that daily work to get there.

And because I love y’all so much, I documented my current workout plan here for your reference.

No excuses – Your action items for the next week:

  1. Review the training plan below and customize it to your liking
  2. Decide on a daily workout time (10-11am for me)
  3. Start your new workout plan Monday

Below is a gym-based strength training plan, however these exercises can be done pretty much anywhere utilizing at-home equipment and modifications. If you have any questions, get in touch or leave a comment below 🙂

What is strength training?

Strength training (also known as resistance training) is a type of exercise that causes your muscles to contract against an outside resistance.

The outside resistance can be from your body weight, weight machines, medicine balls, resistance bands, dumbbells, etc.

Benefits of strength training

  • Enhanced brain health
  • Better cardiovascular health
  • Improved bone health
  • Lower abdominal fat
  • Increased energy levels
  • Better flexibility and mobility
  • Elevated body image
  • Improved mood


  • (choose 1) walk / jog 1 mile outdoors, 30 min treadmill hike (10+ incline), or 30 min stairclimber
  • 5 min warm up before workouts (wrist rolls, arm circles, leg swings, etc)
  • 5 min cool down after workouts (deep stretching, foam rolling, deep breathing, etc)

Monday: PULL

  • 10 min Rows
  • 10 min Inverted rows
  • 10 min Leg lifts / L-sits
  • 10 min Abs

Tuesday: PUSH

  • 10 min Push-ups
  • 10 min Dips
  • 10 min Planks
  • 10 mins Abs

Wednesday: LEGS

  • 10 min Deadlifts
  • 10 min Squats
  • 10 min Hip bridges
  • 10 min Abs


  • 45-60 min outdoor walk / jog
  • OR 45-60 min treadmill hike (10+ incline)

Friday: PULL

  • 10 min Rows
  • 10 min Inverted rows
  • 10 min Leg lifts / L-sits
  • 10 min Abs

Saturday: PUSH

  • 10 min Push-ups
  • 10 min Dips
  • 10 min Planks
  • 10 mins Abs

Sunday: LEGS

  • 10 min Deadlifts
  • 10 min Squats
  • 10 min Hip bridges
  • 10 min Abs

Tips for Optimal Results

If you’re unsure about an exercise listed above, YouTube is a great resource along with

Form (your body position when you perform an exercise) is super important. It’s not a bad idea research these exercises before performing them, it’ll give you a great reference on how the exercise should look / feel.

Keep things light to start; adding weight gradually on a weekly basis.

If at any point you feel pain during an exercise, consider that you’re using too much weight and / or your form isn’t what it should be. Take a step back, drop the weight, and maybe record yourself performing the exercise. See if you can clean things up.

Let’s keep it moving family!


Weak grip? Hang from a bar

Having a strong grip is essential for our workouts and everyday living.


If you are using a bar or dumbbells: to get in a quality workout, you want to be able to hold onto the bar or dumbbell for a full set without your grip burning out on ya.

Imagine you’re doing a set of deadlifts with 10 reps each set. You get to rep 7 and your grip is about to give out… so you stop and you don’t complete the full set. Ya got a weak grip my friend – let’s work on that!

Everyday living

Aside from workouts, our grip strength plays an important role in everyday life – carrying groceries, furniture, and other heavy objects.

Imagine you’re carrying groceries and you have to stop and off load because you’re grip is literally giving out and you can’t go on any further.

Ways to strengthen our grip

It makes sense to keep a strong grip, right?

So when and how can we work on it?

  • Monkey bars are a great and fun option to try if you live by a calisthenics park or playground. This is my personal fav, just hanging and climbing in the fresh air and sunshine 🙂
  • Hang from a pull-up bar or dip bars
  • Farmer walks: hold weights by your side and walk with them (highly recommend for foundational strength)
  • Utilize gripper balls or a similar tool

During your next workout, try out a grip exercise or two. Give them a spot in your weekly workout routine, stay consistent, and you will most definitely feel your grip get stronger over time.

What’re some ways you work on your grip strength? Are you gonna start incorporating these or something similar? Comment below!

Small changes lead to BIG RESULTS


Bad posture? Engage your shoulders

Do you have rounded shoulders or text neck? Practice better posture by engaging your shoulders!

You can engage your shoulders anywhere at any time.

Simply think, “shoulders back, chest out, chin in.” Pretend you’re holding something between your shoulders blades.

Another way to practice good posture is to help strengthen your shoulders by doing backward arm circles. Rep out and get your shoulders burning. Or by simple lifting your arms straight up feeling the burn.

Remember, if you have bad posture you can most likely fix it with a few daily exercises done a few minutes here and there.

It’s when we neglect a weakened area does it become worse.

Keep moving my friends!


Have a bike? Ride to get fresh groceries

What’s a FUN, health conscious thing you could do today? Ride your bike to get fresh groceries 🙂

I’m blessed to have a grocery store and produce shop right down the road…

And I can use my bike to get there!

Exercise, sunshine, snacks, nooo car needed.

If you do have a bike at home, are you taking advantage of it or letting a great way to work your heart and mind slip through the cracks?

PS – omg y’all! This is my 100th post on the blog😭 my 2022 personal goal was to post 100 healthy living blogs and weee got it done!

My writing consistency was looking a little rocky in the beginning of the year (weekly/biweekly blogs) but with picking up the daily snippet goal recently – I’ve accomplished my goal well ahead of schedule.

Always and forever grateful. Feeling blessed. Appreciating the good times. Learning and adjusting along the way. Working on doing what I said I’ll do.

Stay blessed my friends!


5 Breaths Per Pose

Tight muscles? Have thought about doing yoga or some type of stretching for a while now but don’t know where to begin? Want to get back into a yoga practice?

A great place to start is 5 breaths per pose.

For each pose you do, whether it’s basic stretching or a yoga sequence, hold that stretch for 5 deep belly breaths.

Fill up your lungs – all the way in, all the way out.

Feel your muscles and nerves relax with each exhalation.

Move onto the next pose.

Ask Joey Diandrea, he’s recently implemented this tip and is seeing much success with it!


Morning Movement

If you’ve been feeling low energy lately – here’s a tip that most definitely will help: MORNING movement.

With morning movement, you’ll be feeling all types of good early on, and that good will ripple into the rest of your day!

Here’s a basic structure for your reference…

  • Upper body: arm circles, arm lifts
  • Lower body: leg kicks, leg swings, squats
  • Chest: push-up variations w/ cobra, downward dog
  • Back: hang from a bar
  • Abs: v-sits, russian twists, leg lifts, sit-ups

Set a timer (10-60 minutes) and knock these out shortly after you wake up in the morning.

How many reps to do? Just go until you feel it burning and then some! Switch up the exercises as you please. Throw on some music and roll with it.

Stay active my friends and keep your energy flowing 🙂


Daily Mile Minimum

Hey friends! I just finished up day 199 of daily mile minimum 🙂

My current fitness goal: run/walk/hike 1 mile a day (minimum) – 365 days in a row.

A daily mile puts me at 10-25 minutes a day depending on if I’m running or walking…

Which in reality isn’t much time at all!

Lace up, start Strava, and get to stepping.

Daily mile minimum is a great mental challenge and a perfect example of an easy to do, easy not to do activity that we touched on a few days ago.

Movers! Do you vibe with the daily mile minimum / these type of fitness goals? What are you currently working toward?! Comment below!

Last summer I completed cycle outdoors 100 days in a row and found tremendous value.

Challenge yourself to do new things in a fun and realistic way. Need help coming up with a goal? Hit me up or comment below!

Check out > my Strava profile < for daily mile updates.



Change Up Your Workout Tempo

Keep on Growing

Our bodies are known to adapt. And that’s why switching up the tempo of your workout is so beneficial.

If we do the same exact workout everyday / every week, our bodies adapt to those workouts and our results can become stagnant, or even degress.

By changing up our workouts (in very small ways) in the day to day…

We can expect continuous progress

Getting stronger and healthier a little bit more each day. 1% healthier.

How to Switch Up Your Workout Tempo

So how do we make sure we are switching things up – what can we do?

For strength training, switch up your workout tempo by changing your reps! Try…

  • An increasing pyramid: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
  • A decreasing pyramid: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Adding weight: set 1 = 10 lbs, set 2 = 15 lbs, set 3 = 20 lbs
  • Subtracting weight: set 1 = 20 lbs, set 2 = 15 lbs, set 3 = 10 lbs
  • Maxing out using a timer: For example, 1 minute interval – 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off or 1 minute interval – 45 seconds on 15 seconds off

For cardio, switch up your workout tempo by changing your intervals! Try…

  • 1 minute moderate effort, 1 minute easy effort
  • 1 minute jog, 1 minute walk
  • 1 minute run, 1 minute jog, 1 minute walk
  • 1 minute run, 1 minute walk
  • hike incline, run flat, jog downhill
  • run incline, jog downhill


For your next workout, switch things up and try a different tempo! Choose one from the list above and personalize it, or create your own.

How do you switch up your workouts – give us some ideas?!⬇️

If you try this let us know how it goes for you🙌

Keep on stepping.

x Cor

Movement, Nutrition

Burn More, Lose Weight

If you are trying to lose weight, burn more calories than you are consuming!

1 pound of fat = 3500 calories which means in order to lose weight, we have to burn more than we are consuming on a daily basis.

How? It’s simple… exercise / move more often and consume less calories (note that it’s less calories, not less food)

Easy math:
Say you burn 2,500 calories for the day, and you consume 2,000 calories. That’s 500 calories down. To get to 1 pound of fat burned off, we are looking to get 3,500 calories down. 7 days at 500 calories down = 3,500 calories down = 1 pound of fat burned off.

I’m sure you can see how the day to day really does matter whether you are looking to gain, lose, or maintain your weight.

It’s important to stay active and eat well – we all know this. Taking the first step is the hardest, but once you start and get in a rhythm, you won’t have to push yourself as hard to get it done – you will start to form the habit of doing —> less thinking and wishing, more doing and improving.

CHALLENGE! For the next 30 days, commit to moving more and eating cleaner, healthier (low-cal) foods. A little bit everyday absolutely goes a long way and the change you’re seeking to make can start today if you decide to follow through on your commitment.

Here’s a free movement guide for ya to get started…

Along with a food shop checklist and some easy healthy recipes.

Regardless if you walk, run, lift weights, etc —> burning more than you consume will ultimately drop the extra pounds you’re trying to lose.

Keep on stepping!

x Corie


Cycle outdoors 100 days in a row

Completed my goal of biking outside 100 days in a row. Another one crossed off the impossible list!

Some days were MUCH easier than others.

During these past 100 days I’ve…

  • Lived in 4 different homes
  • Laid my poppop to rest
  • Listed our place up on Airbnb
  • Road tripped from Philly to Florida to live indefinitely (with only a duffle and personal bag)

All big things that could easily throw me off if I wasn’t laser focused on completing this goal.

Dealing with Grief

When my pop passed, a fire ignited in me to take care of my heart health. At the time I was working on my 100 day goal already, and wanted to keep it going in honor of him.

On my low days when I didn’t feel like biking, I thought about my pop. “If only he had exercised more and made his health a priority.” I was making myself miserable.

It took some major self-awareness and raw honesty to admit that I was living in the past of wishing and wanting life to be different, to just have my pop back – completely resisting the moment.

It took sooo much energy to consciously redirect my attention. But in doing so, the sadness and anger became my biggest motivation: the fuel to my fire.

When I felt sad or angry, I would force myself to think- “NOW is MY chance to be healthy and take care of myself. This is all Poppop wants, for me to be happy and healthy. This is exactly what the universe is teaching me. Take care of myself, now, not later.”

And out the door I would go. Feeling my pop completely proud of me for doing something that I didn’t want to.

No Rain, No Rainbow

There were days I had to legit drag myself out of bed bc I wasn’t feeling the best and days I forced myself out the door into the freezing pouring rain and cried about it lmao.

There have been highs and lows, but no matter what I got up and got out there day after day.

I face planted my first day out on the bike, had breakdowns before, during, and after rides, found some peace, and learned so much about myself.

AND after all this time, I can now ride a bike without using handlebars (lifelong dream)!

Just celebrating along the way.

Up next, I’m working on doing 10 clean headstand presses in a row using yoga blocks!

What’s your current health/fitness goal and how is it going? Comment below!

Don’t have a goal? Make one!

Don’t know where to begin? Hit me up, I’d love to help you out with creating one ♡

x Corie