Sara from LOVE BY LYNN
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Hi, I’m Sara Lynn, and I write the blog called Love by Lynn.
I’m a new mom of a 2-½ year old. Love fitness and getting to know my body. Love learning about the body and sharing all my tips as I go. Becoming a mom has opened up a whole new world to me. It’s not only about sharing all the latest beauty tips and trends on Love by Lynn. It’s about the community of woman who have come together to help each other through the hard times of motherhood, and cheering each other on. I love helping woman feel good about themselves through sharing beauty tips, wellness tips, how to be a cool mom tips haha jokes… how to get that bod back, how to feel sexy, how to potty train…etc. It’s a wide range of all those things! Come over and join my community!
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I created my program called LOVE HIIT BODY GUIDE a little over a year after giving birth to Oaks. It was tried and true. I did all these workouts and couldn’t believe the results I was seeing. I lost all my baby weight and look better than I did pre baby. So I wanted to share this whole journey, and create something for those that are so busy, or just those who want to get the job done quick.
Since becoming a mom, it’s been hard to find the time to get to the gym. Especially when you’re a new mom with a tiny baby that needs all of you at every second of the day. That forced me to get really creative with my workouts. I knew I had fat to lose and muscle to gain, but not a lot of time. So I started implementing a HIIT between each set of my weights. If you aren’t familiar with HIIT, it stands for High Intensity Interval Training. High Intensity Interval Training alternates between high-intensity and low-intensity exercise. For example, sprinting for 30-seconds, then walking for 60-seconds is high intensity interval training. HIIT can be used both anaerobically in the gym with weights and aerobically with cardio.
So with my guide, I implemented my favorite things, jump squats, burpees, or high knees after each set. So here is an example below. I chose a muscle I want to lift that day and did the cardio HIIT in between each set. So chest and triceps are below. I do this with abs, then legs, then shoulders, back and biceps and then a cardio day.
These kind of workouts, gets it all done for you in 30 mins or less, you chose what level and pace you want to go. Thats why its so intense, but it gets the job done. You can do it in your living room, where ever you want. All you need is 2 sets of weights, a mat and a bench or steps.
The beauty of this whole program is that anyone can do it. It’s designed for anyone. You chose what pace you go, you chose what weight you lift, you choose how many rounds you do. It's designed to push you harder and harder AT YOUR LEVEL. I caps that because everyone is so different with what fitness level they’re at.
So when you start, know this and keep pushing yourself each day, each week and each month. You can start the program over and work a little harder this time around. You can never hit a plateau with HIIT because you are constantly working, burning and beating the strength you were at before. It doesn’t get easier, but you definitely get so much stronger.
I’m a foodie, but I also want to make sure I’m getting the right nutrients. But I also don’t want to be cooking all day long. I basically wrote down everything I ate in a weeks time and put it in my 7 DAY MEAL PLAN. Its for those wanting to get healthy, but want simple quick and easy! I wanted to create something that was easy to follow, realistic and something anyone can cook.
| Best health tip/trick/hack? |
Always eat breakfast within one hour of waking! Speeds up your metabolism. Eat every 2-3 hours to also keep your metabolism going. Make your drinks fun! I love kombucha, my at home latte, passion fruit tea with coconut milk, my apple cider vinegar tea, peppermint tea, and ginger tea. The drinks get me through my day and keep me satisfied. Add mint, strawberry or cucumbers to your water, or all 3!
| Weekly workout schedule? |
I work out 5-7 days a week. I love moving my body and seeing what it can do! I love pushing myself to do hard things. The body is amazing! I focus on 1-2 muscle groups a day, so Mon: Shoulders, Tues: Abs & cardio, Wednesday: Triceps & chest, Thursday: Biceps & back, Friday: Legs, Saturday: Booty, Sunday: walking/playing with Oaks or stretching. I’ll throw in cardio on the stairs or HIIT 4-5 days a week. My program focuses on HIIT and those muscle groups.
| Let’s talk quick n easy meals— I heard from a lil bird that you have some busy mama meals. Tell us about them! |
Cauliflower rice pre made from Costco is LIFE. Grab that and add it into meals, sautéed with eggs and avocado oil with pink sea salt. Top it with chicken. I pre chop my veggies every week. Chopping them up super small will allow you to eat more and it’ll be super easy to throw in smoothies. I pre make my own protein bites. Google Lovebylynn Chocolate Chunk Protein bites. They take 5 seconds to make and are an easy snack without all those artificial flavors. For protein I cook lean ground turkey, and bake chicken tenderloins on 425 for 10 mins with avo oil and pink salt. That way you can toss them in salads or yummy bowls. My secret sauce dressing will change all your salads and life.
Are you ready? Here we go. 1 freshly squeezed lime, 2 tbsp organic fresh grind peanut butter, 1 tbsp garlic, 1 tbsp honey, 1-2 tbsp soy sauce (depending how runny you want) that will make 2 servings! So delicious. I also make a yummy smoothie in the mornings, here it is…
1/2 cup water
5 Ice Cubes
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 handful kale & spinach
1/4 cup chopped strawberries
1 scoop vanilla protein (I like Orgain-plant based)
BLEND IT UP!
| How do you balance the beautiful life of motherhood with health & fitness? |
I wake up at 6am to work out and fit it in before Oaks wakes up while my husband is home. This starts my day off on the right foot and keeps me going. Health is a priority to me and taking care of myself is too. It makes me the best mom and wife. I want to be a good example to my son. That keeps me going every single day! If I happen not to wake up that day, I’ll do LOVE HIIT BG in my living room either while he’s awake, or while he naps.
| What’s in your bag!? |
Wipes, tide marker, buxom lip gloss, swim diapers, apple sauce packets, balls (oaks loves balls), notepad, pen, wallet, Justins almond butter packets, fruit snacks & usually a avocado or banana. Always have snacks!
| Beauty tip that we MUST know about? |
There are so many… Okay Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads, get them right now. My face has completely changed. It’s bright and clear, haven’t broken out since! Oh, and rose-hip oil. Use that at night and drench your body and face in it.
| Best exercise to do with a child practically hooked to your hip? |
Make it fun! Oaks loves when I’m jumping around. Put on some fun music they love, and do this. 50 burpees, 50 jump squats, 50 sit ups, 50 push ups. Do that 2x through you’ll be sweating hard, and your little one will copy you and love it. It’s fun enough for them to watch and quick enough for them to be patient enough for it to be over soon.
| You know me, I’m all about the supplements! |
What are your favorites and why?! | Youtheory collagen pills, helps my hair and skin! Apple cider vinegar… is that a supplement? Haha. Helps me feel balanced. Biotin, makes my hair grow. Digestwel+ digestive enzymes help me my heartburn (Use code: 417260 for 10% off your first Love Your Gut order), Oh and I take a prenatal because it’s got all the good vitamins in it.
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IG (my lifestyle, beauty wellness, mom tips): https://www.instagram.com/lovebylynn/
IG (fitness, recipe, tips) https://www.instagram.com/lovebylynnfitness/