Ok, so the big health fad of ‘juicing’ seems to be making it’s way into the year 2014. The year 2013 was filled with models, celebrities, your neighbor down the street and just about anyone looking to kick start a healthy lifestyle all attributing it to ‘Juicing’.
If you’ve been living under a rock for the past year and aren’t quite familiar with the term ‘Juicing’ let me explain…Basically, for a certain period time, it can be a day, 3 days, 5 days, 7 days or even 2 weeks, you don’t eat, but you drink approximately 6 pre-made juices a day as meal replacements in order to cleanse your system and give your body all the nutrients, fruits and vegetables your supposed to be getting on a daily basis, but you rarely do due to poor eating habits.
Sounds like a reasonable idea? Now I haven’t tried this out yet for a few reasons, 1) Will I be able to function solely on drinking juice even if it is just for 3 days? I’m not too sure…2) Even if it cleanses my system for the 3 days I’m on it, what happens after?…3) If your someone who isn’t ready to commit to a ‘Juicing’ lifestyle, meaning I’m not prepared to do a cleanse every month…is there a point of even jumping in to doing one in the first place?
Like with most things, I’m slightly skeptical when it comes to juicing. While I am all about trying to be healthy…although I can’t promise to always stick to it 100% of the time, is ‘Juicing’ truly good for you? Or is it simply one more fad that will be replaced in a year with the next health and weight loss breakthrough?
I think for now I will try a method that has seemed to ring true time after time…working out and eating right. What about you?
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Happy ‘WorkOut Wednesday‘ Loves! It’s my first WorkOut Wednesday post of the New Year and like many of you… yes I cheated a little and fell off the gym wagon around the holidays, but I’m happy to get right back to my workout routine! In this edition of ‘WorkOut Wednesday‘ I’m sharing with you a little piece of gym equipment called the ‘TRX‘.
The ‘TRX’ helps with suspension training. Basically, the ‘TRX’ gives you the ability to do all the exercises you normally do: squats, rows, bicep curls, pushups, burpees etc…except with an extra with a little extra twist. By suspending the body, the ‘TRX’ makes all these already ‘difficult’ exercises a little tougher by having your body suspended in stir-ups wear your either leaning towards or away from the wall in order to get that extra resistance.
I personally like the ‘TRX’ for some moves like squats, curls, pushups, planking etc…sometimes however, practice makes perfect and it takes a long time to be able to balance in the ‘TRX’ and do the moves properly at the same time!
Have you tried the ‘TRX’?
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Remember when ‘Planking’ was the ‘in’ thing all the cool kids were doing? Snapping pics of themselves ‘planking’ in odd locations and sharing it with their friends…well news flash, ‘Planking’ is still in, however not in the way it was made famous for!
This WorkOut Wednesday is all about the power of the ‘plank’ position. Holding the plank position for 30-60 seconds in between spurts of cardio or after a run helps tighten your core, stabilize your muscles and of course help feel the burn in those abs!
Want to do a spicier version of the traditional plank? To tackle your obliques, do a side plank like pictured below. If you can raise your arm up with weights even better, if not, stick to the basic!
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There’s always that one song that comes on your playlist inspiring outrageous singing, crazy dance moves or in my case, the motivation to go work out. Britney Spear’s single ‘Work B*tch’ does just that….take the lyrics “Want a hot body? You better work b*tch”…enough said!
This segment of ‘WorkOut Wednesday‘ is all about ‘working’ it and what better way to work yourself out in the gym with some killer cardio. They key to not only loosing weight, but also toning up is to mix cardio in with intervals of weight training.
For example, do 20 pushups followed by 30 seconds of jumping jacks, then back to pushups…so on and so forth. Mix up the cardio you do with jumping jacks, high knees, mountain climbers, squat jacks, burpees…whatever works best for you as long as you keep your heart rate up and the sweat dripping!
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Now yes I have to admit I was far from a Snooki fan when she was getting trashed and making an ass of herself on the hit show, ‘Jersey Shore’, but recently she has me thinking that maybe she isn’t so bad after all.
For this week’s edition of ‘WorkOut Wednesday‘ I wanted to talk about one of my new fitness inspirations, Snooki. She has come a long way from her ‘Jersey Shore’ days. She’s a new mom and is hitting the gym everyday to keep looking like one hot mama!
What I love about Snooki is the fact that she shares her gym adventures with the world via her website and social media. She isn’t afraid to admit, ‘Hey to look like this takes work’. She isn’t hiding how she gets her killer body and she embraces an overall healthy lifestyle!
She made an even bigger statement when she waltzed her way onto ‘Dancing With The Stars’ which is known to make even the healthiest of people exhausted and tired, but Snooki was sharing her rehearsal adventures with the world everyday and looked good while doing it!
Here’s some of my fav fitness pics of Snooki as well as a link to her interview with Dr. Oz in which she shared the secret of how to get her killer post baby bod, (Hint: It’s something that has been said time after time!)
Dr. Oz Interview: Here
Snooki’s Fitness Regime: Here
Here’s some of my fav Snooki ‘WorkOut Wednesday‘ Pics!
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