My Real Life Workout Today: 4/29/13

Every once in a while I like to post my real life workout on here. (Here are some here, here, and here!) Many of you ask exactly what I do for my routine so it’s easier for me to lay it out on a post! (Many times I do put it on instagram so you can follow there) My arms are seriously still shaking from this workout and it’s been 6 hours!

I’ve told you before that I split my strength routine by body parts to get a more intense workout in those areas. This is not something I recommend for beginners, or even intermediate folks. (My splits are usually chest/triceps/shoulders, legs/abs, back/biceps, and then one full body day) Please remember that I’ve been at this a long time and I also do this “for fun” (haha) so I may workout totally different than what is doable for you. I also love going to a gym and to have the variety of equipment to use. Some exercises I do may not be conducive to a home or group exercise setting.

Today, I focused on chest/triceps/shoulders. I use weights between 10 and 25 pounds depending on the sets and exercise. I do the burpees in between to keep my heart rate up and help burn more calories during and after the workout.

Remember–you don’t have to workout like this! Do what you can with your phase of life and interests!

(Most exercises you can google for info, but feel free to ask if it doesn’t come up!)


UPDATE: After I posted this on facebook last night, I had a few thoughts. I’d like to share them here, too!


  1. ann says

    thanks for the post and inspiration! i can’t wait to try this sometime (in a modified way, of course! LOL). thanks for the new moves to keep my work outs fresh and unique! :).

  2. Heather says

    Clare, I appreciate your website and all of the content. I hope you continue to do challenges like the ones you have done in the past! Keep up the good work and keep posting photos, honestly, it is the best motivator for me. Seeing real women with real bodies transform them…huge motivation!

  3. Randi Marie Page says

    Absolutely Love your honesty in that last post (comments) you posted about jealousy, and blooming where God has planted each of us! Amen! All Glory to God! And, P.S…. Your arms look great in that pic!!! :)

  4. Nicole says

    Thank you so much for all your posts about fitness and nutrition. I would consider myself a pretty healthy person, but want to take things to the next level when I can(currently 31 wks pregnant and have a 2 and 5 yr old so I’m in that stage you mentioned where you can’t amp it up). I’ve really appreciated your recent posts about your intense workouts and your nutrition- like the post where you talked about using PB2 and other protein sources, suppliements, etc b/c I hope to be at that point someday. Please keep sharing with us b/c it is so helpful!

  5. Kim says

    When you are working on improving your shape nutrition is one of the key success factors. It will also help you intensify your workouts. Most nutrients are received from food, though, in order to enhance my energy my friend advised me to try nutritional supplements. The one I’ve tried first was Navy Seal Formula by Military Grade. And this is the one I am definitely going to stay with! It gives me incredible amount of energy and pushes me harder during my workouts. I see positive results in my endurance and strength. Now I am capable of visiting much more fitness classes than I used to.

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