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Hey everyone! Welcome to my first blog post! I hope you enjoy and will subscribe!

Hi guys! Welcome to Running up a Mountain!! I’m Sierra and I am here to help y’all reach your goals while learning to love the journey, process, and climb. In order to fully appreciate the view, you need to appreciate the climb just as much! So many individuals want to reach the top of their mountain and have a great view, but are not willing to take the first step and endure the obstacles and climb. BUT……that does not have to be you! After reading my blogs, you can learn how to appreciate the climb and reach the top of your mountain.

What you can Expect

  • Advice on how to reach your goals and love the climb
  • Tips on how to live a healthier, sustainable lifestyle
  • Personal Stories from my own experiences
  • Inspirational quotes and sayings
  • Workouts for beginners and intermediate

Whether the top of your mountain is to live a healthier life, be more productive, or reach your fitness goals, I will be here along your climb, helping you throughout your journey! You will learn to appreciate the climb just as much as the view and enjoy the process that is needed to reach your goals.

In order to start your climb, you need to take the first step. The first step to reach the top of your mountain is to find out what is at the top of your mountain! Think about what you want to accomplish and succeed when you reach the top. Then, take the first step.

Find your goal. Take the first step. Appreciate the climb.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks blog post! I am so excited to get started inspiring, motivating, and helping every one of you out throughout your climb! See you next Sunday for another post! Have a fantastic week!

* There is a full body workout listed down below! If you choose to do the workout, remember to stretch before and after doing it! Warm-ups and cool-downs are equally as important!*

– Sierra ❤

*Feel free to email me or leave a comment in the chat box saying what is at the top of your mountain! sierra.runmountain@gmail.com

Full Body Workout

-10 arm circles (forward then back)

– 10 calf raises

-10 standing side crunches (each side)

-10 squats

-10 knee push ups

REPEAT 2x!

-More workouts on Pinterest!-

Core Circuit- Workout Wednesday

Hey y’all! Welcome to Workout Wednesday. Today, I am going to be sharing a quick core circuit you can do from your house. Enjoy!!

THE WORKOUT:

Circuit #1

  • oblique crunches
  • high knees
  • shoulder taps
  • full sit ups
  • burpees

REPEAT 2X!

Circuit #2

  • all around the world crunches
  • alternating toe taps
  • plank jacks
  • heisman
  • bicycles

REPEAT 2X!

*Having visible abs is not always realistic for some people so instead of striving for a perfect 6 pack, strive for a stronger core*

Also, you CAN’T spot reduce fat!!! Don’t just do 100 crunches and expect to see a six pack.

LET’S GET THOSE GAINS!!!!!!!!!!

Hope y’all enjoy this workout! Have an amazing hump day and see y’all Friday! Continue running up your mountain 🙂

-Sierra ❤

Happy Father’s Day!

Hey y’all! Welcome to today’s post. I hope everyone is having a great Father’s Day so far!

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all the dads, uncles, grandpas, or fatherly figures!! I hope everyone has had a great day spent with family and filled with love. ❤

Sending prayers and love to anyone whose father is not here with them today. ❤

Whether your dad is here or isn’t, God is with you. He is the greatest father anyone can ever ask for. He loves you and is with you. 🙂

Father’s impact lives in many ways. Thank you to my dad for impacting my life in a great way. One of the biggest lessons he taught me was to always work hard and do everything to the best of my ability. What lessons did your fatherly figure teach you?

Make sure to show some extra love to your father figures today and every other day because they truly love you.<3 See y’all Wednesday!

Father's Day: 5 things you didn't know you didn't know about the holiday -  Vox

-Sierra ❤

Fun Activities to do During Summer

Hey y’al! Welcome to today’s post. I am going to be sharing 30 fun activities to do during summer. Enjoy!!

  1. Exercise/Run!!
  2. Bake
  3. Swim
  4. Water ballon fight
  5. Watch TV
  6. Sleepover
  7. Organize
  8. Learn something new
  9. Shaving cream fight
  10. Paint with water balloons
  11. DIY’s
  12. Photography
  13. Have a picnic
  14. Camping/Glamping
  15. Drive in movie
  16. Play in the sprinklers
  17. Obstacle course at home
  18. Board game competition
  19. Play sports
  20. Feed ducks
  21. Lemonade stand
  22. Go to a park
  23. Fishing
  24. Eat popsicles
  25. Redo your room
  26. Visit the Farmer’s Market
  27. Shopping!
  28. Water Park
  29. Amusement Park
  30. Try new smoothie recipes

I hope y’all enjoyed and discovered activities you can do when bored! Have an AMAZING weekend and see y’all Sunday! Continue running up your mountain!!!!

-Sierra ❤

Bicep and Tricep Workout- Workout Wednesday

Hey y’all! Welcome to Workout Wednesday!! Today I am going to be sharing a quick and simple arm workout. Comment if you’re going to try this one. Enjoy!

*Don’t forget to warm up and cool down*

THE WORKOUT:

  • Tricep kickbacks (warm up)
  • Wide bicep curls
  • Bicep curl to overhead extension
  • Single bent over row
  • Skull crushers
  • Alternating hammer curls

REPEAT 2X!!

LET’S GET THOSE GAINS!!!

30 Best Workout Quotes - Motivational Fitness Quotes and Sayings

YOU GOT THIS! Get up and get moving!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!

Have an amazing Wednesday! See y’all Friday. Keep on running up your mountain!

-Sierra ❤

Motivation vs. Discipline

Hey y’all! Welcome to today’s post. Today, I am going to be writing about motivation and discipline. Enjoy!!

MOTIVATION: being inspired, usually for a shorter time, not always

DISCIPLINE: showing up when you don’t want to, commitment to something

Have you ever found yourself searching up on google “motivational quotes”?

I definitely have. I’ve also searched up “motivational quotes for when you don’t want to do something.” One of the many quotes was:

inspirational quote | Quotes, Motivation, Motivational quotes
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It was in that moment that I realized motivation means absolutely nothing if you aren’t disciplined. It is SO EASY to be motivated for a day, week, or even a month. But what happens when you aren’t feeling motivated anymore? You quit? Give up?

*not my picture*

This is where discipline comes in. Motivation will not last very long. In order to achieve your goals, you need to be disciplined. Show up when you’re tired, when it’s too hot, when you don’t want to.

In order to be great, you have to show up. It won’t matter if you read 100 motivational quotes if you aren’t disciplined. STAY DISCIPLINED! SHOW UP!!

I hope you enjoyed! Make sure to subscribe to my blog so you won’t miss out on any content. See y’all Wednesday. I appreciate all of y’all reading!!!! Have an amazing week and continue running up your mountain.

-Sierra ❤

My Top 5 Favorite Exercises

Hey y’all! Welcome to Fun FriYAY! Today I am going to be sharing 5 of my favorite exercises for any muscle group. I hope you enjoy!

  • Sumo squat
    • I love this exercise because it really BURNS my lower body.
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  • Plank jacks
    • This one is great for cardio, arms, and your core!
Plank Jack - Exercise How-to - Workout Trainer by Skimble
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  • Jackknives
    • GREAT core exercise!
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  • Wall sit
    • I LOVE this exercise! I always finish this shaking!!!!
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  • Bicep curl to overhead press
    • This is a great upper body move.
Bicep Curl to Overhead Press | Want Strong, Chiseled Arms? Here Are 11  Dumbbell Exercises Trainers Want You to Do | POPSUGAR Fitness Photo 3
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I hope you all enjoyed reading! Comment your favorite exercise!! It’s important to do workouts you enjoy and love so figure out what you like and then DO IT!!

Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any content! Reminder: I will be posting Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday for all of summer. Don’t miss out!! Have an awesome weekend and continue running up your mountain.

-Sierra ❤

Workout Wednesday!

Hey y’all! Welcome to Workout Wednesday. Today, I’ll be sharing a 10 minute cardio and abs workout for those who are tight on time. Comment below if you’re going to try this one!

Don’t forget to do a dynamic warm up before and stretch afterwards!

Let’s Get Started!!!!!!!!

(each exercise 40 seconds on, 20 seconds off)

  • Heisman
  • Sit up w/ punch
  • Plank to squat
  • Cross body mtn. climbers
  • Jumping lunges
  • Quick feet
  • Standing mtn. climbers
  • Side plank dips (left)
  • Side plank dips (right)
  • Jumping jacks

Let’s get those GAINS!!

15 Quick Motivational Workout Quotes for Women –

Make sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss out on any content! See y’all Friday!! Have an amazing week and continue running up your mountain.

-Sierra ❤

The Importance of People

Hey y’all! Welcome to today’s post. I am going to be explaining the importance of people and having supportive individuals around you. Enjoy!!

“It’s harder to run up a mountain by yourself.”

Throughout our life, we all encounter many different people. Some individuals tear us down or bring us up. It’s extremely important that you surround yourself with people who will make you feel good and are positive.

Some of us have the mentality of “we can do anything and everything by ourself.” It is good to be independent, but it’s perfectly okay to ask for help and receive help. Sometimes, it can make the experience easier and more enjoyable.

Premium Photo | Climbing group friends jumping on top mountain and amazing  sunset sky .
*not my picture*

Friends and family are important!! ❤

However, you shouldn’t just let anyone be significant in your life. You have to ask yourself if they are slowing you down or helping you run up your mountain. Why would you have friends that are toxic and don’t want the best for you? Sometimes you have to do what is best for yourself and not others.

Your journey to reach the top of your mountain and meet your goals doesn’t have to be a lonely one. Have friends and family that will encourage, support, and celebrate you when you achieve your goals.

❥ Support yourself. ❥ Support good causes. ❥ Support people. | People  quotes, Support quotes, Be yourself quotes

I hope y’all enjoyed! Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss out on any content! See you Wednesday. Have a great week and continue running up your mountain!

-Sierra ❤

My First Week of Summer Journal

Hey y’all! Welcome to Friday’s post. Today, I am going to be sharing my first week of summer with y’all! I hope you enjoy.

SUNDAY-

Today was pretty uneventful. I went to church, cleaned my room, and watched basketball. Best part of the day was knowing I was on SUMMER VACAY!!

MONDAY-

Today was super fun! It was Memorial Day so we went to my Mimi’s house for lunch. We had sub sandwiches and homeaid ice cream. In the evening, my dad, brother, and I went to the movies and watched Godzilla vs. Kong. 10/10 recommend watching.

*not my picture*

TUESDAY-

I started my day with an INTENSE full body workout. I ended very sweaty but I loved it. In the afternoon, I had cheer and it was sooooo tiring!!! We had to practice outside because the gyms were taken and it was super hot and humid. It was a great practice though. After, I went to my friend’s house and then got picked up by my mom. For dinner, my mom made pulled pork and I was SO happy because she never makes that :). Thanks mom hahaha

WEDNESDAY-

In the morning, I went to my Mimi’s house. I had cheer again where we practiced our stunts/pyramid because we leave to camp in 12 days! I am SOOOO excited for our cheer camp!! When I got home, the sunset was so vivid and shades of red and pink filled the sky. It was a perfect sight. At night, my friend and I went to church. We did a devotional, played volleyball, and hung out.

*not my picture*

THURSDAY-

I started the day with a 20 minute bike ride. I do 40 seconds on 20 seconds off and it really gets my heart rate up!! I had cheer today and it was SO TIRING!! We did our routine so many times but it was great because now it looks superrrrrr good. After cheer, I stayed at the gym for tumbling practice. I am currently working on my back tuck which is a back flip with no hands. I was exhausted by the end of the day so I just relaxed in the evening.

Comment what you did this week! “Great things never came from inside your comfort zone.”

I hope y’all enjoyed!! Make sure to subscribe to my blog and follow my Pinterest @Sierrarunz

Have an amazing rest of your week and continue running up your mountain.

-Sierra ❤

Workout Wednesday!

Hey y’all! Welcome to Workout Wednesday. Today I am sharing a superset leg workout! Comment if you’re going to try this one. Let’s get those gains!!!!!

A superset is 2 exercises that you do back to back with no rest. After you complete the 2 exercises, you rest and repeat 🙂

Let’s get started!

SUPERSET #1

  • sumo squat deadlifts
  • wall sit
    • REPEAT 2X

SUPERSET #2

  • deficit reverse lunges
  • bulgarian split squats
    • REPEAT 2X

SUPERSET #3

  • hip thrusts
  • squats
    • REPEAT 2X

I hope you enjoyed! Comment a workout you want to see. See you Friday!! Have an awesome week and continue running up your mountain.

-Sierra ❤