Learning a new skill or even driving a different route home will result in a stronger brain; pounding the pavement, performing some HIIT or lifting weights will result in stronger muscles, bones and heart. Fortunately and unfortunately, in today’s society, things have become automated physically, yet our brains and stress levels are through the roof.
New Year’s is almost here. Along with that comes the overly optimistic setting of New Year’s resolutions. According to Wikipedia, 33 percent of participants set unrealistic goals, 33 percent don’t track their progress and 23 percent forget about their goals altogether.
Autumn Calabrese is a celebrity trainer, best-selling author, single mom, NPC competitor, and still one of the most down-to-earth and inspiring women I’ve had the chance to interview. Autumn is certified by both NASM and AFPA and is working on her nutrition certification currently. Her breakthrough hit workout 21 Day Fix®, and follow-up 21 Day Fix EXTREME®, have been Beachbody’s top-selling franchise for the past two years, while her cookbook FIXATE™ has sold more than 400,000 copies.
Instead of giving into every holiday indulgence you come across, try to tame your sweet cravings with one of these holiday protein smoothies instead!
With the rush and the craziness of the holidays, we sometimes see the worst come out in people. Occasionally, it might even come from us! But hopefully we see incredible kindness and humanity appear as the heart of the season inspires us.
The holidays are here, and as a result, you may find yourself falling behind on your fitness. After all, your schedule is most likely packed with parties, shopping and other festivities that seriously cut into your gym time. But, here’s the deal… you can have your fruitcake and stay fit too.
We didn’t get to our unhealthiest point by thinking positive thoughts or practicing healthier habits. We stopped making ourselves the priority, started using comfort, convenient foods to deal with life and possibly did some self-loathing.
You have a vision in your mind of your next goal. Maybe you want to see your six-pack, become a fitness model or maybe you would like to run your first Mud Run or half marathon. Whatever goal you choose, you should definitely take the time to make sure your goals and motivation match.
So we all know Halloween is approaching! Candy Corn, M&Ms, Peanut Butter Snickers, Reese's, caramel apples, etc... the list goes on and ON! Now, think about if the “TEMPORARY satisfaction” is worth the extra pounds. This doesn't mean you can't enjoy ANY treats... moderation is key here, and deprivation only makes you CRAVE food more! Here are some tips and tricks to keep that scale down this Halloween!
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