I love a good workout and I usually go about 2 to 3 times a week to my gym, 24 Hour Fitness, followed by a power walk around the harbor. I thoroughly enjoy using the machines there and I usually do 3 to 4 sets of 10 to 15 reps each machine. It really depends on my current mood!

Between eating right and exercising, I have lost 10 pounds! I am now at my goal weight of 147. I plan on keeping it there between 145 – 148 pounds. According to Banner Weight, I am in my appropriate range for my height, which is 140 – 171 pounds for a female at 5’11”. When I was a teen and all throughout college, I was 132 pounds. Seriously you guys, my metabolism was that high! My body would just burn it off in a matter of an hour, I never had to exercise and I always ate like a cow. Now that I am older I need to work hard to keep it revved up!

Here are the 9 machines I frequently work out with:



I usually go pretty hard with this machine because I am trying to get my abs firm and sexy looking. I set this at a weight 5, this is an area I spend the most time on!



I love this for my back muscles and I can totally tell a difference when I look in the mirror. This one I set at 35 pounds.

Tricep Press.


This is the second area of my body that I spend the most time on and is taking the longest to get firm. I also do separate tricep dips aside from this machine. The weight I use varies between 30 to 50 pounds.

Bicep Curl.


I love my biceps and how easy this machine is to use. I set the weight between 30 to 50 pounds.

Leg Extension.


Seated Leg Curl.


I am 5’11” and my legs are the best feature on my body. They are super skinny and adding some muscle to them really goes a long way. I set these at 40 pounds.

Seated Leg Press.


I love this mainly for my butt. I set the weight at 50 pounds and it really has helped improve its roundness! 😉

Hip Abductions.



For my inner thighs and outer hips, I set the weight at 55 pounds. My inner ones are a bit flabby and this machine is helping to improve them.

When I am done with my workout I usually follow it up with a nutritious smoothie. I am in love with Maria Menounos‘ Green Power Smoothie, which has a frozen banana, 1 cup of spinach (or kale), 1/2 cup of apple cider or apple juice, 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce, 1/2 cup of plain nonfat Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup of ice chips. It makes the perfect post workout drink!


You better work it! 🙂


Photo Credit: Love to Know