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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

I don’t know about you, but I hate being sweaty.

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

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

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?

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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Three Big Tricks to Maintain Your Metabolism All Day

Tuesday January 09, 2018

You ever look at someone super skinny and think, “Man, I wish I had THEIR metabolism!”?

Don’t get down on yourself! Being fit isn’t limited to genetics. You can reshape your body with hard work, discipline, and focus.

Your metabolism—the reactions that break down compounds, such as fats, inside your body—is your ticket to weight loss. Break down fats and sugars and your body will transform right before your eyes!

Even better news? There’s actually a way to unleash your own metabolism and stay skinny.

So what’s the secret? Let’s start out with your diet…

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Workout of the Week: Fitness with Buddies!

Friday January 05, 2018

Everyone needs a workout buddy!

Fitness is much more fun with friends. You keep each other accountable for workouts, you watch over each other’s diets, and you push one another to the limit.

Today is about the power of the partner workout. At Fit Body Boot Camp, multiple people work out at each station at once. That team atmosphere makes each session more manageable and fun.

Partner up, because it’s workout time!

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Recipes: Tangy Green Beans

Thursday January 04, 2018

Want your green beans with an added kick?

This recipe is everything you could ever want from green beans. The yellow onion, Dijon mustard, and rice vinegar add a tang to this dish that you won’t see coming.

You’ll even add some extra fiber and vitamins to your diet! How could something that tastes this good also be so good for you?

Check out the recipe for yourself!

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