3 Components to a Successful Fitness Journey

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   1)  Motivation is everything! Without it we would not be able to get far in life because motivation is what keeps us going especially when all we want to do is quit. Think of all the reasons why you want to workout and be healthier…is it to get that dream body of yours? Do you want to be more energized throughout the day? Or is it simply to decrease your chances of suffering health issues? Whatever your reasoning is, let that notion be your motivation and that will not only keep you going but it will have you pushing harder!
    2) Turn cardio into your best friend! There are so many benefits to doing cardio but my personal favorite is that it aids in the weight loss division. Do cardio at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes and I guarantee you will notice the pounds shedding off!
   3)    You are what you eat! I’m pretty sure we’ve all heard that saying before, but guess what… its true! A lot of people think by just working out you will see results and that is false.  Over 50% of the fitness journey relies on what you eat alone! Its very important to choose healthier food choices or choose smaller portions in this process, and drink at least 8-10 cups of water a day! 

The Joker Workout: It’s All in the Cards

So we saw this on one of the blogs we follow and we wanted to share it with you all. It seems like a way to have a little fun with your workout!! Enjoy!!

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the joker workoutGrab a deck of cards and get ready for an awesome workout! Whether it’s just you and a workout buddy or a class – playing with a deck of cards is a great way to work up a sweat.

Workout Description: Shuffle the deck and split the deck in half. If you are working out with a group, split the group in 2 teams, Team A & Team B (or just split the cards between workout partners, Partner A & Partner B). A draws first and completes the appropriate exercise based on the card type. While A rests, B draws a card. Continue until you run out of cards.

Turn it into a game. Each Team/Partner gets their equal set of cards and begins drawing cards at the same time. The person to run out of cards first, wins. Loser gets 25 penalty burpees.

Reps:

  • Number cards represent reps…

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Commando Isn’t Always Bad

I know you probably looked at the title and questioned what the world I meant by that.

There are many of us that still work out in our regular t-shirts maybe some sports shorts, regular socks and cotton underwear. Stop me if I am wrong, but this is common with a lot of beginners. I was guilty of this one until I started working at Dick’s Sporting Goods.With that being said I think it is best to inform you, thanks to Shape Magazine’s March 2013 issue, that the microorganisms found in damp environments cause yeast infections. YIKES. The best kind of workout attire would be anything with high tech threads such as moisture wicking  materials. In this case, if finding moisture wicking undergarments is an problem, commando is your best bet.

 

Quick Strength and Cardio Circuit At Home Workout – MANKOFIT

Description: This basic strength and cardio circuit workout is perfect for those days when you want to work everything in a short period of time. This circuit involves alternating a low impact cardio and strength exercise ! If at any point you feel discomfort please stop as you could get injured. Always before performing any exercise routines do a quick warm up or stretch out. Modify pushups if needed! These routine is to be performed without rest, only you will rest when you are done for 1-3 minutes to start all over again until you have achieved 5 sets (stop immediately if you feel discomfort ).

 

I personally do this workout in the morning just to get me up for the day. It doesn’t require any weights just your body. I use this work-out typically due the fact that I work through out the day and I want to get a workout in the morning and then I go about a normal workout regimen at night. This workout can be done anywhere, pretty much anytime. Don’t Make Excuses, Just Do It.

Build a Gym at Home

 

As a college student, I usually have access to a gym 24/7 but since I am home for the summer I managed to build a little gym in the comfort of my own home, and I love every second of it. Little fitness equipment’s like a waist band, weights, a yoga mat, and an exercise ball are not only effective but inexpensive as well. You can purchase these items from your local Walmart or Five Below for a reasonable price and they truly can make a difference in your workout routines. It is important to not only just lose weight but to strengthen, tone and build back up some muscles in your body in order to look lean and fit..and certain equipment can help aid in that process!!

There is never an excuse not to workout! You can become just as lean and fit at home as you can in the gym, all you need is motivation, dedication, and some equipment!

 

…..Stay Fit, Stay Fabulous!

Detox Loving

Before I started my fitness journey just like anyone else I love love loved me some junk food and fast food! Now don’t get me wrong I still love to dibble dabble in a little “unhealthy” eating from time to time but not as much and I’ve found healthy alternatives that tastes just a good as the unhealthy stuff. Right after adapting a fitness mentality Ive always felt the need to cleanse out my system from the the toxins that I once was putting into my body so I started researching detoxing solutions and decided to create my own little homemade detox concoction last night. According to Dictionary.com a detox is a “treatment designed to rid the body of poisonous substances”,  so when someone decides to detox they are basically eliminating the toxins out of there body and cleansing their blood.

There are several health benefits to detoxing such as:

  • Providing the body with healthy nutrients
  • Building a stronger immune system
  • Lowering the risk of cancer
  • Improving blood circulation

There are many detox programs out here that people are on but since I am a beginner I decided to take baby steps! My mom and I saw a detoxing solution on Facebook and decided to try it out for ourselves

 

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 Ingredients:
Water
Cucumbers
Grapefruit
Pepper Mint Leaves
Lemons
Tangerines 
 
All you have to do is fill up those ingredients to your liking in a mug or a cup let it sit for at least 24 hours and then drink away!
I havent tried mines just yet but when I do I will keep you updated on how it goes!
 
Remember……. Stay Fit and Fabulous !