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How to Eat Healthy at Any Restaurant

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Tell me if you’ve been here before.

You finally figure out how to eat healthy. Your structure your diet perfectly: protein shake in the morning, chicken breast for lunch, salmon for dinner, and a few healthy snacks in between.

But then…you go out to eat once…you have a little “cheat meal”…then another…and eventually you slip back into your old ways.

There has to be a way to eat clean whenever you dine in, right? Well, there is.

Let’s break it down step by step.

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Why You Should Start Working on Your Summer Body NOW

Wednesday January 31, 2018

What’s one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions on the planet?

You guessed it – to get in shape!

Working for the body you want is a great way to start the year. However, the real work is sticking with it even after January ends.

Summer is only 5 months from now, and you don’t want to look back and think “If only I started exercising sooner”, right?

We’re here to help you reach your goals this year. So let’s talk about why you should start working on your Summer body today!

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How to Eat Clean on a Budget and Save Money!

Tuesday January 30, 2018

“Eating healthy is too expensive” – have you ever caught yourself saying this?

If you think about it, eating unhealthy food is actually a lot more expensive because it costs you energy, productivity, and more trips to the doctor.

Eating healthy, on the other hand, gives you the energy and confidence you need to accomplish your goals.

Our job is to make sure you’re as healthy as possible, so today we’re sharing three ways you can eat better, feel better, and save money!

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Workout of the Week: Get Fit for Life

Friday January 26, 2018

Fitness is more than just losing weight to fit into a pair of jeans (which is still awesome!), it’s about making it a lifestyle.

Health and fitness is a lifelong priority. Don’t you want to stay strong and fit for as long as you can?

Of course you do!

And starting is easier than you think. All you need to do is set aside 15 minutes of your day and give this heart pumping, muscle toning exercise a try. Trust us, you’ll feel amazing after!

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Operation Get Fit: The Scale Is a Sneaky Liar

Thursday January 25, 2018

You know that awesome feeling when you start getting the hang of something that was once challenging?

Kinda like when your coworker brings in donuts and you’ve mastered the “turn away and keep walking” approach.

(Even though that beautiful pink box taunts you all day).

For me, the second week was a stepping stone. I actually found myself looking forward to going to boot camp after work.

Instead of dreading the sweat and soreness, I walk through FBBC’s doors and say bring it on!

It’s become part of my daily routine, and every session brings me one step closer to my goal.

Even though I’m excited about the workouts, there is one little thing that threw me off track this week…

The Curse of the Scale 😱

The scale has been my enemy for as long as I can remember.

At one point, I was weighing myself every single day, multiple times throughout the day. Of course, this only led me to go into full on panic mode as I watched the scale go up and down.

Over the years, and many self love exercises later, I managed to leave the scale in the dust.

Nowadays I only check every once in a while. The scale is deceiving, and can’t tell you everything that’s going on in your body.

But these past couple of weeks, I noticed my stomach started to hang out like I just ate a 5 pound burrito.

Even my pants were fitting tighter!

Despite my better judgement, I hopped on the scale and was shocked to see the needle jump 3 pounds.

I couldn’t believe I was gaining weight. I’ve been eating clean, drinking water, working out 4 times a week, what could I possibly be doing wrong?!

Breathe, It’s Just Water Retention 💦

Like any person who’s experiencing weird bodily changes, I turned to the internet to help me solve this mystery.

Turns out, it’s normal to experience “weight gain” during the first few weeks of working out. Between diet changes and stressing my muscles, my body is basically trying to figure out what the hell is happening.

Apparently, water retention is a result of your body working to heal the tiny muscle tears (i.e why you’re sore.)

For those of you who are experiencing the same thing, don’t worry. It will pass once the shock of a new regimen wears off!

While I’m still not happy about the bloating, I’m happy to at least have some answers.

Overall, I’m feeling stronger and healthier every day. And that’s something the scale can’t measure. 💪🏽 😎

Has this happened to you? How do you overcome bumps in your fitness journey? Comment below, I would love to hear your story!

Tune in next week for another update! If you missed last week’s post, check it out here.

Your friendly neighborhood content writer,

Mica

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The Workout Sweet Spot: 30 Minutes or 60 Minutes?

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Fit in 30 minutes? Sound too good to be true?

Yep, that’s a real thing. Say goodbye to those grueling long gym sessions.

30 minutes is all you need for a maximum fat burn. In just 30 minutes, you can shed calories at a rate that trumps what you’d during from a longer workout.

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How to Workout Even When You Don’t Feel Like It

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Whether you’re just starting your fitness journey or you’re a seasoned gym goer, you still have those days where you just don’t want to do it.

Sometimes even just getting off the couch is a struggle, and that’s okay. What’s important is you don’t let the lazy monster hold you hostage.

Which is why we’re going to give you three ways to get yourself moving even when you just don’t wanna so that you can keep getting those results!

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Workout of the Week: Dynamic Fat Crusher

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Do away with fat and make sure it never comes back.

This workout crushes fat and tightens your waistline, not to mention it’s easy to do.

Let’s face it: everyone goes through seasons of low motivation. That’s when workouts like this are really helpful. Simple exercises that still net results…what else could you ask for?

You might be tempted to speed through these exercises since they’re pretty standard. Don’t! Focus on your form instead and get the most out of this workout.

Ready to look toned and sexy?

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Do Alcohol and Fitness Mix?

Thursday January 18, 2018

What’s the first question most people ask when they decide to lose weight?

“Can I still drink alcohol?”

It’s a complicated question, one without a straightforward answer. We all can agree that drinking on the daily probably isn’t the best thing for your liver and belly. But what about a drink here and there?

Let’s talk about it.

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Operation Get Fit: My First Week of Boot Camp

Thursday January 18, 2018

Sweat, Sweat, and More Sweat

The saltiness that stings your eyes, the stickiness of your clothes as it clings to your skin, and the hair…oh god, the hair.

That’s right, we’re talking about sweat. I don’t know about you, but I hate being sweaty.

By the time I’m done working out, I feel like I’m in that scene of Flashdance when Alex dumps the bucket of water on her.

Except I don’t look quite as awesome, but you get my point.

This first week of boot camp had me sweating like a sinner in church. Something I haven’t been used to in a while because, well, “regular exercise” has been out of my vocabulary for months.

Now that we’ve covered how sweaty I get (I hope you aren’t eating while reading this) let’s get into the boot camp sessions.

Boot Camp Kicked My Booty

“It will all be worth it in the end!”

This is the mantra I tell myself as I push through those burpees and battle ropes.

If I could sum up my week in three words, it would be this: lots of pain.

There were moments where I truly thought I was going to pass out or throw up…or both.

I expected the exercises to be tough, but I was not prepared for just how intense they would be.

I could feel the burn in places I never even knew were there!

It also doesn’t help that I’m an extremely uncoordinated person, which means I spent a lot of the time tripping and falling over trying to find my balance.

If this were high school, I would’ve been voted class clown right then and there.

Luckily, my amazing trainers and fellow boot campers were there to show me the proper form so that I didn’t totally embarrass myself.

The crazy thing is, no matter how much pain I was feeling or how much I wanted to quit, the feeling I got once I finished is unlike any other.

I feel so accomplished after every session – every day is like taking one step closer to my goals.

Speaking of steps, I could barely take one without feeling like my legs were going to crumble beneath me.

No Pain No Gain, Right?

Being sore isn’t fun, but it does make you feel like you’re working your ass off!

The soreness I experienced my first week was no joke. I’ve seen 80 year olds get out of bed faster than I could.

I feared sneezing because my abs would hurt. Stairs became my number one enemy. And dropping anything on the floor was game over (luckily, I’ve mastered picking things up with my toes).

To speed up recovery, I stocked up on protein rich foods, drank lots of water, and took it easy on rest days.

Sure enough, it worked! By the fourth day I was almost fully recovered and ready to hit the battle ropes.

The first week I only went 3 days, and I realize now that 3 days isn’t going to be enough to get the results I’m looking for.

So from now on, I’m bumping it up to 4-5! I’m on a mission to get some guns and booty goals, so it’s time to woman up and commit!

Stay tuned next week for second week updates plus meal planning! If you missed my first blog post, click here!

Your friendly content writer,

Mica

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