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December 2015

How to Lose Fat and Inches in 2016

WHO’S GOING TO FINALLY FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THEIR NEW YEARS RESOLUTION THIS YEAR????

The best part about each day and each year, you can change your life by  making different choices than yesterday. Are YOU ready to REALLY reach your goals this year???

For me, I will be completing this NATIONWIDE 🎉24 Day Challenge🎉, it will be my third one, planning on losing another 10lbs (the avg amount lost). So far I have lost 36 pounds (without working out like I should), it’s time to focus and reach my goals this year!! 2016 HERE I COME! Hope y’all are ready!

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Burn 500 Calories in 45 Minutes

Happy holidays friends! Check out this article I found from Fitness Magazine for burning fat and calories. Enjoy!

Burn 500 Calories in 45 Minutes

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Is Wine Healthy?

It’s a big question on many peoples minds. Is Wine Healthy?

Unless you have a specific reason to stay away from alcohol (including alcoholism and depression) we believe the scientific literature strongly supports that moderate consumption of wine is in fact healthy for the average person. Moderate consumption means about one or two glasses if you are a man and one glass a day if you are a woman. Also, most of the studies show it’s the first one or two drinks per week that are by far the most beneficial…so there is no need to drink every night of the week. The people who should not drink at all include those with alcohol dependency, women who are pregnant, people taking medication that should not be combined with alcohol, those with depression and mood disorders and patients with liver disease. However, if you do not have a specific reason to abstain from wine, a close look at the medical literature makes it is hard to ignore the fact that a few drinks a week is very likely to provide health benefits for many people.

One of the earliest scientific studies on the subject of wine and health was published in JAMA in 1904. Since then a flood of research has shown moderate drinkers tend to have better health and live longer than those who are abstainers or heavy drinkers. On the basis of an extensive review of research, the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reported that moderate drinkers have the greatest longevity (2). It also found that moderate drinking is beneficial to heart health, resulting in a sharp decrease in heart disease risk (40 to 60 percent.) Researchers at Harvard studied more than twenty-two thousand men ages forty to eighty-four for nearly eleven years and found the risk of dying was 28 percent less per week for those who had two to four drinks per week and 21 percent less for those who had five or six drinks a week.

Clearly, the benefits of alcohol do NOT increase with more drinks. The take-home message here is NOT that more wine is better. It is a fact that excessive consumption of alcohol poses serious health risks. The only acceptable way to consume alcohol in any form is in moderation.

Is Wine Healthy for Your Heart? Continue reading “Is Wine Healthy?”

Fitbit – What Is All The Fuss About?

I have seen amazing results from my friends who use fitness trackers. This is definitely something on my wish list this year! So I decided to do some research and find out about the features and options that are out there. What is best for me? Let’s see…

Click HERE to see my choice!

“It’s an advanced activity wristband that tracks your steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes.

You stay connected throughout the day with real-time fitness stats on the display. And when the day is done, automatically monitor your sleep and set a silent, vibrating alarm.

Whether you’re at the office or on the go, it wirelessly syncs your stats to your smartphone and computer to help you find the motivation you need to achieve your goals.”

How awesome is that!? This is the best way possible to get to REALLY know your body. Knowing is half the battle, as we all have heard. By setting daily goals and reaching them, you give yourself motivation to continue and get the exercise and sleep that is needed for the best version of you! This is what I would call “Getting Healthy”.

8 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism TODAY

Your metabolism plays such a major role in your body and with your weight loss. Metabolism is a term that is used to describe all chemical reactions involved in maintaining the living state of the cells and the organism.

You’ve probably heard people blame their weight on a slow metabolism, but what does that mean? Is metabolism really the culprit? And if so, is it possible to rev up your metabolism to burn more calories?

It’s true that metabolism is linked to weight. But contrary to common belief, a slow metabolism is rarely the cause of excess weight gain.

Although your metabolism influences your body’s basic energy needs, it’s your food and beverage intake and your physical activity that ultimately determine how much you weigh.

Metabolism: Converting food into energy.

Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. During this complex biochemical process, calories in food and beverages are combined with oxygen to release the energy your body needs to function.

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Continue reading “8 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism TODAY”

How to Lose Weight in 2 Weeks

There are so many things that I have tried in the past (and failed miserably) to lose weight quickly for a specific reason.
My wedding was a big one. I purposely ordered my wedding dress a size too small as extra motivation to lose weight fast. I made a VERY unhealthy choice to eat only egg whites and drink low sodium V8. Did I lose weight? Yes. Was I starving and miserable? YES! Did I gain the weight right back and then some? You can bet your butt I did.
I only wish I had known about the AdvoCare 10 Day Herbal Cleanse and the full 24 Day Challenge. Why be bad to your body to look a certain way, when you can be REALLY NICE to your body, feel so good because you EAT FOOD, put the best possible supplements in your body, and have the support and guidance of a group of AMAZING friends who want to see you succeed.

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What have I found that is working for me? Eating Clean. What is that like?

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I eat three small meals and three snacks. Every day! How is this possible? Eating lean protein, veggies, and a complex carbohydrate at each breakfast, lunch and morning snack.
What does that look like for me?
For example, for breakfast I will have three scrambled eggs with spinach and a cup of strawberries. For snack broccoli with hummus and chicken slices. Or almonds and a banana. This is such an easy way to get all of your fruits, vegetables, and protein in for sustained energy through out your day.

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The idea is to stay carbohydrates heavy in the morning. Later in the day have lean protein and veggies. Make sure to eat every 2-3 hours. This is the best way possible to eat and lose weight with out being hungry.

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Sleep is also VERY IMPORTANT for weight loss. Aim for 8-9 hours of sleep each night to help your body repair itself and keep your metabolism running high.

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The other thing that I have to talk about is water. Drinking water helps your body in MANY WAYS.

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And last but not least, EXERCISE! Thirty minutes a day, AT LEAST, will get you results.

What Workouts Do I LOVE?

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The main point here is to do the RIGHT THING for your body. No starvation diets. Nothing crazy or extreme will get you long term results.
What are the best possible supplements to help fill the nutritional gaps in your diet?
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Watch This “8 Minute Butt Lifting Workout”

So sick of squats? They are very important for reaching your booty goals. But, the key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. This 8 minute booty workout will target all the muscles in your glutes and hamstrings to give you a fitter, firmer butt. Get ready to look even sexier in those skinny jeans!

https://youtu.be/B2OYeHLyQ3I

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What to do Next

Keep Going! How to stay Motivated

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Motivation is major when we are talking about reaching your goals. What are some good ways to stay Motivated? Remember: A body in motion stays in motion!

Everyone needs some inspiration, and these motivational quotes will give you the edge you need to create your success. So read on and let them inspire you.

Read on to find the words of wisdom that will motivate you daily to  get you in the right mindset to help you reach your goals and be successful.

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire Your Success:

1. “If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.” –Anonymous

2. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” –John Wooden

3. “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” –Anonymous

4. “If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” –Jim Rohn

5. “Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it’s safe or certain.” –Anonymous

6. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life–think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” –Swami Vivekananda Continue reading “Keep Going! How to stay Motivated”

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