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Six Pack ABS -Try My Intense AB Circuit

Ready for an intense workout that will get your heart pumping and  will help you create lean, defined abs?

It’s the weekend, don’t let it destroy your progress and hard work you put in during the week 🙂  It’s ok to plan one cheat meal but offset it with a little more activity and clean eating the rest of the day.

The abdominal muscles can be the hardest to uncover and define as it is one of the areas many people store fat.  To see definition in the abs requires a clean diet and a workout plan that includes cardio, weight training and core work.  Check out my ab circuit that will help get you started.  20170613_075037

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You Control Your Health

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Although hereditary factors can play a part in some diseases, you have a lot more control of your health than you might think. Your body is an amazing machine designed to heal, but with continued abuse of unhealthy food choices and inactivity, you can end up with permanent damage. There comes a point where your body gives in and stops fighting. You are left with an increased chance of developing diseases such as: diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, or auto-immune disorders.

Once this occurs you have damage that can’t be reversed. Diabetes can lead to blindness, loss of limbs, and even coma. Heart disease and hypertension can cause heart attacks, stroke, and leave you dependent on others for your care.

You have the ability and the choice everyday to make good decisions regarding your food choices and activity level.  Don’t wake up one day and regret the opportunities you had to take care of yourself and live a better quality of life.

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Click on this link to read my article on six steps to reduce fat and get lean

Don’t wait another day to start making small changes to your diet and lifestyle. You will be amazed at how much better you feel mentally and physically as you begin to decrease consumption of junk foods and develop a consistent exercise program.

LAU HANLY reports in the article:

Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of a Healthy Diet

Over the course of your life, the benefits of a consistently healthy diet really add up. You are less likely to develop cancer, arthritis, memory loss, dementia and macular degeneration. You’re at a reduced risk of getting heart attacks, blood clots, of sustaining falls and fractures, of getting diabetes, and of having nutritional deficiencies that otherwise become more difficult to treat as you age. You’re also likely to live longer, and to be happier and more active than people who have eaten a less healthy diet.


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Yum Easy No Bake Protein Balls

I love Sunwarrior protein.  Here is an amazing quick recipe on their site for an easy, healthy snack that tastes delicious.  Check it our at  Sunwarrior.com

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I love these easy to make protein balls to grab after a workout or for a healthy snack during the day.  Here is the recipe:

No Bake Coconut Protein Balls

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup (100% almonds) almond butter
  • ½ cup organic unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 scoops Sunwarrior Classic Chocolate protein
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 2–2 ½ tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons organic vanilla extract
  • *sprinkle Himalayan sea salt
  • *extra organic unsweetened shredded coconut
DIRECTIONS

Mix all ingredients together except almond milk.  Add almond milk as needed to get the right consistency for shaping your protein balls.

Form bite size balls and roll in shredded coconut.  Refrigerate and enjoy.

 


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How’s Your Self Control?

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Self control can be a big challenge but it’s like a muscle that responds to how often we use it. The more you use it the stronger it gets. Learn to pause and think about your food choices. How are you going to feel 5 minutes after eating those fries or junk food? It affects you physically by making you sluggish and in the long run leads to disease. Mentally it makes you feel bad about yourself and your ability to stick to your goals. Is your health and well-being worth that few minutes it takes to scarf down that pizza or doughnut? Learn to visualize success and imagine how you are going to feel after making a healthy choice. You can learn to enjoy healthy food by experimenting with new recipes and really getting involved in your food preparation. Your body will respond with more sustained energy and you will build self-control. Remember pause and reflect- food can either improve your health or cause disease. It’s your choice. 😊


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Ultimate Fat Burning Juice

Been experimenting with different juices to help get my daily intake of fruits and veggies. I been on a grapefruit kick lately and had never really thought about juicing grapefruit.  However, came up with this concoction that I absolutely love.

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It contains 4 of these ultimate FAT BURNING FOODS!

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I made sure to get just the fruit sections of the grapefruit and peeled away all of the white fleshy part of the fruit.  Here is the recipe:

1 Medium size RUBY RED grapefruit

1 cup of organic spinach

4-5 large organic dark cherries

1/2 cup of fresh pineapple

1 tbsp organic chia seeds

filtered water

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Blend ingredients and enjoy!!  Delicious. Let me know how you like 🙂

 


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Take Responsibility For Your Life

The following quote from Eckhart Tolle

“Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of those three options, and you must choose now. Then accept the consequences”19420717_1379921288763078_123818451850414898_n

It starts when you make the decision to change.  The right mindset is key followed by a written plan of action.  Determine specific goals that will allow you to bring about your desired change.  Check out my article on Five Steps To Reach Your Goals that will give you guidelines for bringing about positive change in your life.  It all starts with the determination that you will take responsibility for your life and the consequences.  You have the power within you for change; it all begins with you.