No matter what the latest fitness trend - big buts, round shoulders, small waist. There's one thing that will always be in style - a strong core. So much of the fitness industry relies on the aesthetic benefits of regular exercise. Scroll through Instagram and you'll see a plethora of toned women with minimal body fat and well endowed chest and booty. These images aren't only toxic for our own body-image (if we don't look like that), they can be completely un-motivating. There may have even been times you completely gave up on exercising and eating well because you thought, "What's the point? I'll never look like that!" Let me tell you, the point is to live a long, mobile
Is it just me or does it seem like no one is really impartial to Valentine's Day. People either seem to love it or hate it. Whether I'm single or in a relationship, I love any excuse to buy/receive flowers and eat chocolate. So count me in as a lover, not a hater! Ever since this blogging thang, I like to use Valentine's Day as an excuse to celebrate loving myself, and to help you do the same! Last year, the Love Your Body Challenge was a huge hit. Thank you to everyone who participated last year. The feedback I got from this seven-day body confidence challenge is still fresh in my mind. You guys make it so easy for
It's Day 9 of the 12 Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge and I am so impressed with your dedication! No matter how baggy the holiday sweater, it's always nice to know you have a strong tummy underneath! Have you ever seen a beautiful woman and wished she would just stand up straight?! I have! Good posture from a strong core doesn't only make us look taller and slimmer, it prevents injury and low back pain too. Grab a mat, it's time to sculpt your holiday abs, cutie! Download your printable version by right clicking here and selecting "Save/Download As." Share the Love Challenge I also want to challenge you to spread inspiration today. Check out the hashtag #lis12daysoffitness on Instagram
It's the last stretch of your 12 Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge, lady. Don't quit on me now! Do you feel rejuvenated after you Silent Night Stretch? Do you feel more energized from consistent workouts and a diet full of nutrient-dense, whole foods? Let me know how your progress is going! I want to hear where you're excelling and also where you need a little more guidance! If you have any questions, ask! Let me be your fitness and health resource. We are revving our workouts back up! The Light Up Your Legs Workout will tone shapely, strong legs from every angle. Hello New Year's Eve mini dress. Grab a set of dumbbells and get-a-tonin'! Download your printable version by
It's Day 5 of your 12 Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge and you're in for a treat. I love using a Swiss ball in my workouts to add extra core toning to my strength training. Creating an unstable surface (or having to balance with the exercise ball) forces you to contract your ab muscles the whole time and amps up the calorie burn! This workout will sculpt your body from head-to-toe so let's get to it! Download your printable version by right clicking here and selecting "Save/Download As." Healthy Dessert Challenge Are you dealing with massive holiday treat cravings? Yup, me too! When I want to dive head first into a bowl of Figgy Pudding, I simply crush the craving with a healthy alternative.