Ugh, I hate that word... "dieting." It literally has the word "die" in it! By no means do you need to "die-t" to lose weight. And, sorry to spill the beans, most of those d-word strategies end in the exact opposite - either stalling progress all together or setting you up for weight gain rebound. There are a couple other (more helpful) reasons I don't like the idea of a "diet." It assumes that the changes you're making will be temporary. It usually sets you up on a meal plan that SHOULD only be temporary. It asks you to includes absurd amounts of cardio or exercise in general. It sometimes includes some sort of "meal replacement," supplement, or magic pill.
If you didn't already know, I'm kind of obsessed with super efficient workouts. That means getting as much calorie burning, butt busting, muscle building as possible in a short amount of time. Because, guurrlll, I have an hour or less to fit in a good sweat, and I like to make it count! Who's with me? That's why all of the workouts in the Life in Spandex Sweat Guide are 45-minutes or less and can be done from anywhere. 🙂 I'm also obsessed with training my bootay! This 20-30 minute Shapely Legs & Booty No Equipment HIIT Workout deserves a round of applause because: 1) It's less than 30-minutes long. 2) It can be done nearly anywhere - hello sunny
No matter how much it's discussed, there's always some confusion around the best type of cardio to be doing for fat loss. And, it makes sense. It seems like every other article you read claims a different type of cardio to be your ticket to lower body fat. In reality, a combination of proper nutrition, cardio, and strength training is the equation to a healthy body. But the question is still valid - what type of cardio is best for fat loss? In order to understand the answer to this question, I want to give you a basis to the two types of cardio - aerobic and anaerobic. Some research suggests that there is a certain heart rate range that
Sometimes I fantasize about having hour-long workouts and other times I just want to get it DONE! I have a feeling most of you can relate to the latter. This total body workout HIIT workout is for those days when you want a little of both - a butt-kicking, empowering workout that only lasts as long as your favorite New Girl episode (with commercials). All you need is a set of dumbbells heavy enough to challenge you on the last 2 to 3 reps of each exercise. That means you can ditch the commute and complete this workout in the comfort of your home. Set a timer for 10 minutes. Complete as many rounds of the exercises back-to-back as possible.
*Disclaimer: Brooks Running sent me free gear in exchange for this blog post. However, all opinions and statements are my own. I truly love this brand! There are two, well actually three, things that can make or break your workout - your shoes, your sports bra, and your attitude. If you read this post, you'll be guaranteed at least two out of the three! 😉 When I was younger, I could get away with buying my running shoes and sports bras solely based on their look and price tag (the cheaper the better). However, I've been more prone to injury as I've gotten older, and my girls just won't bare the bouncing of cheapy bras anymore. That's when I found Brooks