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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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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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