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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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Three Ways to Still Lose Weight While Dining Out

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Whether it’s Friday night with the girls or you’re too tired to cook after a long day at the office, you’ll most likely be dining out at some point.

Eating at restaurants is more than just getting a meal served to your table, it’s one of the best ways we socialize with our friends and family.

You may think you have to stay clear of restaurants to avoid temptation (we’re looking at you, dessert menu), but that’s not the case!

Here’s three ways you can still enjoy company with friends over a delicious, healthy meal.

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The Most Versatile Leg Stretch Is…

Thursday January 18, 2018

What’s the most versatile leg stretch you can do?

Don’t overthink it. It’s the classic “touch your toes” stretch!

At first, it might seem like the most bland stretch ever, but as you’ll see you can mix it up to stretch out different areas of your leg.

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Recipes: Taco Roasted Cauliflower

Thursday January 18, 2018

Cauliflower with a kick. Who wouldn’t want to try that?

Today is a dream come true for you veggie lovin’ Mexican food fanatics. We have a recipe that infuses the savory flavors of tacos into cauliflowers.

I hope your taste buds are ready for an invasion of spices, like garlic, cumin, chili powder, and onion powder. You still get the health benefits of cauliflower, just with an added burst of flavor.

This dish will help you eat healthy and will satisfy some of those nagging food cravings. Let’s see how it’s made!

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Workout of the Week: Tricep Dips for Days!

Thursday January 18, 2018

Tricep dips are in!

Any day is a great day for an arm workout! So how about some tricep exercises?

One amazing way to work your triceps is to do some dips. You’ll leverage your weight with your tricep muscles and get in a great workout in the process.

Check out this creative arm workout that will make your arms feel on fire (in a good way)!

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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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Workout of the Week: Lovin’ Lunges

Monday January 15, 2018

Learn to love lunges! (Say THAT 5x fast)

It’s leg day at Fit Body Boot Camp, where we do things a little differently. Today we want to show a little love to lunges.

Lunges might not always feel great, but they’re perfect for adding on leg muscle. This workout is an 11 rep round, so you’ll also mix in some plyometrics to really get in that leg burn.

You’ll do the lunges 10 times and the plyometrics 1 time. Every round you’ll decrease the number of lunges you do and increase the number of plyometrics reps you do.

Let’s lunge into it!

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Recipes: Honey Mustard Salmon and Kale

Thursday January 11, 2018

At first glance, salmon and kale might not sound like the greatest combo ever…but once you take your first bite there’s no going back.

That’s because honey mustard ties all these ingredients together. The tang from the honey mustard adds some “oomph” to this protein/omega-3-rich dish. Make sure you don’t forget the shallots and honey!

Need a lunch to bring to work? Just meal prep the salmon the night before and your lunch will instantly become an  A class dinner.

Ditch the chicken (for just one meal) in favor of some scrumptious salmon. Ready to try it out yourself?

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Operation Get Fit: FBBC HQ Content Writer Starts Boot Camp for 30 Days!

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Most of you don’t know me, but you read a lot of the words I write.

I’m like a ghost in the shadows, but with a lap top and a comfy office chair.

Or, I’m just your friendly neighborhood content writer who works at the Fit Body Boot Camp HQ.

My Humble Beginnings

My name is Michaelle (a.k.a Mica), and frankly, I’m no guru when it comes to fitness and health.

Growing up, I was the fat kid with frizzy hair and zero confidence. A combination of bad genes and unhealthy eating habits caused me to be a whopping 130 pounds by age 11.

(I can still smell the 3 PB + J sandwiches I would eat as an after school snack.)

And things didn’t get any better once I reached the teens.

High school can be enough of a nightmare on it’s own, but walking around at 190 pounds with pimples on my face and terrible fashion sense put a huge target on my back for bullying.

Let’s just say, I was never anyone’s #womancrushwednesday.

It wasn’t until I turned 21 years old that I finally decided to lose weight. I wish I could say I latched onto healthy eating and exercise right then and there, but that’s not the case.

Yoyo dieting, starving, and binging on unhealthy food became my lifestyle. Sure, I went from 190 to 140 pounds in the span of a year, but I did it in all the wrong ways.

My Mission: From Flab to Fab

Now, at 24 years old and 128 pounds, I’m finally in a healthier relationship with food.

While my diet doesn’t consist of pizza and fries on a daily basis anymore, I still have a lot to learn about eating the right foods that are going to burn fat and build muscle.

 Even though I lost a lot of weight, I still feel like a squishy, flabby blob.

“Well, are you working out?”

I do work out!

Occasionally…

Sometimes…

OKAY FINE ABOUT ONCE EVERY COUPLE OF WEEKS.

As I get older, I realize how serious it is for me to get in shape now while I still have the time and energy.

Which is why I’m doing this 30 DAY FIT BODY BOOT CAMP CHALLENGE!!

I started working at the HQ about 6 months ago, and I’ve shamefully never worked out in a Fit Body Boot Camp…until now.

I invite you to follow me on my journey as I take you through an in depth, REAL look at my transformation, and the emotions that come with it.

No filters, no faking…yes, there will be lots of sweating, swearing, and possibly tears.

My goal isn’t so much to focus on the scale, but more on building my self confidence, mental health, and toning some of the squish.

I’ll be posting an update every week here on this blog until February, and stay tuned for a full video next month so you can see my transformation in action!

 

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