Become a Fitness Cheapskate

It drives me crazy when people say they don’t have the money to get in shape – then don’t spend money on stuff you don’t need! People ask me all the time what I do to get my arm definition and the only weights I have at my apartment are some hand-me-down ankle weights and…

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Get a Pinterest if you don’t have one yet! I absolutely love Pinterest. Just this morning I signed into my account and found two new articles on my homepage that I probably never would have come across without it. #1: 15 FREE Jillian Michael’s workouts. Some are full length, but others are just tutorials telling…

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Smart Holiday Eating Guide Eat it all, but keep it small. portion control is key! Keep gum with you at all times. chew gum after each plate to keep you from overeating. Mix it up. Only take one from each food category: one sweet treat, one dip, and one yummy meat option. Eat all the…

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This week/month has been so busy with the Holidays, so I feel like I’m running around like a mad man. That being said, yesterday I chose to finish up Christmas shopping instead of working out, and that is okay! If you are consistent in working out, taking a day or two off is fine –…

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Work on your posture at work today and for the rest of the week. Train your ab muscles to stay flat by sitting up straight and engaging them throughout the day. Not only will it help you ab muscles, it will also help take strain and pressure off of your back!

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It doesn’t take heavy weights and a gym to get muscle tone. While I love going to the gym when I have time, I rarely get to go – maybe once or twice a week on a good week. HOWEVER! Bodyweight exercises and light dumbells are enough to get in a good workout, as long…

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Start a workout log! It really does help to write down your exercises and what you eat so that you don’t lose track. Here is a simple print out that you can use to track your workouts. log sheet

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I know it might be hard to get a workout in today, but try this video if you have time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrB4CjpC-F8 Another option is to get a quick cardio workout in before your shower. Try something like this: 20 jumping jacks 10 burpees 20 crunches 10 pushups 20 jump squats Repeat 3x’s…

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Choose sugar free mints over gum if you want your stomach to seem more flat. Gum causes you to swallow more air, which in turn can cause bloating. Also, mint flavors help to get rid of hunger…so I usually chew a piece of gum or have a mint after dinner to avoid overeating or eating…