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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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How to Live “Beyond the Scale”

Thursday January 25, 2018

We have all been fooled.

Fitness articles, magazines, and experts all tell us the same thing: when it comes to fitness, the scale is the ultimate judge.

You finish a grueling workout. What’s the first thing you want to do? Hop on the scale.

You eat clean for a few days straight. Where do you go? Right back to the scale.

But does that scale really determine our happiness?

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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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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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