Chopped mango for breakfast! Yummm! #healthy #fresh #fitness #instafood
Spinach salad and goat cheese! #healthy #fresh #fitness #instafood
So I didn’t get much exercise in this weekend but I did manage to squeeze in a much needed shopping trip with my friend and catch up over appetizers (edamame beans and yam fries) on a gorgeous patio.
I think sometimes we get overwhelmed with fitness and health and forget to balance out our lives. Sometimes I get so absorbed with my health that I neglect other aspects of my life (like friends).
I also got a chance to go to the beach and soak up some much needed sun!
Back to the gym tonight though! Even though I didn’t exercise the last two days I did manage to eat healthy (asides from a piece of pizza) and still drink lots of water!
I don’t know what it is about summer but I find it so much easier and more motivating to work out and eat healthy. I get so upset lately when I miss a workout and I feel happy and balanced. Hmmm I think this is a sign I need to live somewhere warm and sunny!
So I have started insanity again along with a few days at the gym each week. Unlike this summer (where I ran into heart issues from not eating enough) I am going to be eating a full and well rounded diet. Making sure you are eating enough when you are doing hard and cardio intensive exercise is so important!
Do you know any easy abs workouts for beginners? I want to have a better looking core before summer!:)
Hi! Great question! I will be posting some awesome ab routines soon! In the mean time this is my favorite basic ab routine that is really easy and works every muscle in your core :)
1. Ball Crunches [4 sets of 25]
2. Butt Lifts (reverse crunches) [4 sets of 25]
3. Side Reaches* [4 sets of 25, 2 sets each side]
4. Single Leg Drops* [4 sets of 10 total]
5. Sumo Squats* [4 sets of 25]
6. Russian Twists [4 sets of 25, 2 each side]
*Side Reaches: Lay on your right side, with your right arm in front at a 90 degree angle, your left arm flat on top of your left side. Bottom leg (right) bent, top leg (left) out straight in front (parallel to your right arm). Using your stomach muscles lift and reach your left arm like you are trying to touch your thigh. Imagine squeezing a ball between your ribcage and your hip bon*Single Leg Drops: Lay on your back with your legs up straight, arms by your side anchoring you. Slowly lower one leg, then bring it back up and switch. Make sure you are using your lower abs to be doing this.
*Sumo Squats: Stand like you are doing a plie squat and have your hands on behind your head like you are doing a crunch. Lower to your left side touching your elbow to your knee, then back up. Repeat on the right side.
I read that if I don't take the cals I need I'll stop losing weight because my body will start to store.I was eating when I wanted,but it was too little&that's the only reason I started counting!If I eat when I'm hungry&around my workouts,that's ok?
It depends also how often and how intense your workouts are! If you are doing a program like insanity or heavy running then you need to be fueling your body with even more calories. I struggle with this because naturally I don’t eat a lot.
I did insanity last summer and I was only eating about 1,400 calories a day (not intentionally) and it was terrible. I was dizzy and light headed and started over working my heart.
Try eating 5-6 small meals a day and make sure to eat about 30 mins before a workout :)
It takes some time but it will happen. There is a fitness metamorphosis that usually takes 5 steps. Where are you on your journey