Category Archives: The Gym

Daily Hiit is my newest Obsession!

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Check out this amazing website for 12 minute Hiit (High Intensity Interval Training) workout routines. No more excuses of not having enough time to workout! These exercises kick so much butt that the first few days I started I had to take some breaks in between. Don’t get discouraged though, everyone was a beginner at some point!  I’m currently on day Day 13 (I’m a day behind) of the Summer Transformer 30-day challenge and I can already tell how much tighter my core is from just 2 weeks ago. These exercises do not require too much space, so uou can do these exercises right in your living room. I got creative with my resources at home for weights, like I used an empty laundry detergent bottle filled with water for Day 11’s workout. So the excuse of not owning weights does not work here! Give it a try, the results are fantastic!!  Check out the website here.

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Great Work Out Routines to Do while Watching TV

Check out these awesome workout routines! I did these a few days ago when I wasn’t in the mood to go the gym and was just watching TV. They are simple enough to do when you have limited space and want to do some exercise but don’t have the energy for anything cray cray.

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Why I choose a Toned, Curvy Body over Skinny any day.

 

As women, we tend to constantly focus on what we’re eating. Every time we eat cake or any sweets, we always have to make a point of saying “OMG I shouldn’t be eating this.” or “OMG I’m getting so fat.”, or any other fat related comment. But really, if you are healthy and working out on the regular basis, that slice of double chocolate cake shouldn’t matter. If you translated all the energy that you are wasting fussing about what you eat and how “fat” you feel, to working out, you would have the body that you always wanted. Being  skinny and not working out, is not only not healthy, but its this fake illusion all women strive for. We think that if we’re skinny, we are going to be happier, sexier, more fun, a better person, etc. But really, if you don’t workout you won’t see any of that. Skinny people are still unhappy. They have depression and anxiety and a poor outlook on life, poor energy, etc. Just because they can fit in a size 2, doesn’t make them any happier than someone heavier. Studies have proven that if you work out:

– your depression and anxiety goes down

– you have a positive outlook on life and it helps build your self confidence and body image

– it helps fight heart disease, cardiovascular disease, and even some forms of cancer (!!!)

– you have improved brain capability and memory

– you have more energy to get things done

– stress levels significantly decline

Isn’t that what we all really want and are looking for? But instead of just biting the bullet, we think of every possible way to not move our bodies (hence the bazillion different diets and magic pills). Think of dogs that doesn’t get enough exercise. Don’t they become more aggressive and start to misbehave? And how happy are those dogs when they get a chance to go for a walk? That should be you. You should be jumping for excitement to get your body moving!  I will write another post soon about how to get yourself motivated to get your ass moving (in case my post didn’t do so already ;)). So be on the lookout for that. But in the meantime, try to get yourself moving, even if its just a walk in your neighborhood for an hour, everything and anything helps! And be excited! 🙂

 

Sources:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/exercise/HQ01676

http://greatist.com/fitness/13-awesome-mental-health-benefits-exercise

Enhance your Workouts with my favorite Gym Tools!

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“Strong Curves- A Woman’s Guide to a Better Butt and Body”

My friend told me about this book, so I downloaded it on to my phone (which was annoying to read, but will be great for the gym when referencing back to the exercises). It comes with a great 12 week booty challenge which is easy to understand and follow! Since I love going to the gym, I really liked this book. It gives you  great exercises to do which specifically target a women’s trouble zones.

MyFitnessPal App + GetRunning App

I also use the MyFitnessPal App to document my caloric intake and the GetRunning App to help me with my training. MyFitnessPal is super easy to use even for people who have never counted calories before! You can document everything from how many glasses of water you had to the amount of calories you burned in the day.

The GetRunning App is a great resource for people who struggle running and looking at their time at the same time. The app will literally navigate you through the whole exercise and it will even tell you when you reached the half of your run so you can run back home.

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