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Pillow Abs: 9 Ab Exercises You Can Do With Your Pillow

Who knew you could work your abs using a pillow? The majority of us believe we have to make it to the gym to work our abs. However, Jeanette Jenkins new ab workout shows us how we can be in the comfort of our home and still strengthen our core. Goodbye ab machines and hello comfy pillows! [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BhpsCFrnAQ3[/embed] Here are 9 Ab Exercises you can do in the comfort of your home using a pillow: Leg Darts Half Roll Back Leg Lifts V-Hold Double Leg Kicks V-Hold Pillow Smash Pillow Twist Extend Legs Ab Tuck with Pillow Pass Straight Leg Pillow Pass Side Plank with Reach Under Key Takeaway Ladies, summer is right around the corner. So before you complain about having to go to the gym to work your...

Green Smoothie detox

5 Ways to Stay Fit by Completing A Weekly Detox

Detox week isn't anything crazy, but I want the focus to be on consuming more foods that are high in fiber that will promote the release of toxins from the body. Here are 5 detox tips that will help you stick to the No Sweets Challenge: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNIw0yw3GcU[/embed] 1. Incorporate at least 1 green smoothie a day.  Green smoothies are great for breakfast or as a snack. They are full of fiber and it's an easy way to consume your veggies and fruits per day. 2. Eliminate toxic oils. Avoid cooking with vegetable oil, peanut oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil and canola oil. Instead experiment and cook with avocado oil, coconut oil, olive oil, grape seed oil or flaxseed oil. These oils are less toxic and help the digestive system. 3. Drink green...

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6 Treadmill Workouts that Will Get Your Heart Pumping and Body Drenched

Treadmill workouts don't have to be boring!  The majority of people dread going to the gym and that's because of not having a workout routine. The first workout equipment people often use is the treadmill. But after 15 minutes of walking or running on the treadmill, we are ready to quit. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BhRdaqMnBtf[/embed] Here are 6 Treadmill Workouts to help transform your body: Lateral Squat Jumps - start at 2.0 speed and start with just lateral shuffles and add a squat when you are comfortable. Front Squat Jumps - start at 3.0 speed and make sure it's low impact. Feel free to also do regular squats with feet on the side rails. Single Leg Glute Belt Pushes - the treadmill is off at this point and you're working each leg...

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You Can Still be Fit and Enjoy Your Favorite Sweets

Do you crave sweets? When people think of being healthy, they often feel like they have to deprive themselves of sweets. The truth is, you don't! You just need to find healthy alternatives that will give you all the nutrition you need. Here's a pancake recipe that will help you satisfy your sweet tooth, but still provider your body some nutritional value. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BgyxDUpAfVH[/embed] Plant-based Maple Muffin Pancake Recipe: Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 1 small ripe banana 1tbsp chia seeds 1 scoop Banana maple muffin ( available www.gettrusupps.com) 1 cup + 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder Vanilla extract & cinnamon to taste Add 3tbsp of warm water to the 1tbs of chia seeds. Cook batter in a non-stick pan with coconut oil over medium heat. Read the remaining recipe by @massy.arias above!  Key Takeaway If you have a sweet...

body goals

Be Your Own Body Goals by Competing with Yourself

Why competing with yourself is healthy? It's important for people to understand that when starting your weight loss journey, it's not good to compare yourself to other people. When you begin to compare yourself, you often find yourself lost and it can become mentally draining. The road to fitness and becoming healthy takes time, so trust your process and know that if you remain consistent the results will come. Just use this fit chick as an example! [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg4vF8FBttR[/embed] Stop making excuses and just do it! The more excuses you make, the longer it will take for you to accomplish any goal in life. You have to not only change your diet, but you must also transform your mind. Did you know that 80 percent of your success depends on...

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Don’t Rush Your Fitness Journey, It Takes Time!

Why does "patience" and "fitness" have to work together? Have you ever weighed yourself and got frustrated with the scale? Or looked in the mirror and began to criticize your body? It's ok! We've all done it before. As women, our bodies are constantly changing. But instead of being patient with our bodies, we tend to want a major body transformation in a day. The truth is, it's unrealistic! It's not that our goals aren't reachable, it's the unrealistic time frame we give ourselves to reach them. Weight loss is a slow process and if you want to do it right, you have to be patient with your body. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BgybUDYlTQm[/embed] Here are 4 tips that will help you obtain patience during your fitness journey: Plan ahead and give your body time to transform. You...

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Healthy and Fit Vegan

How to Become a Fit and Healthy Vegetarian

Becoming a Vegetarian Have you ever considered becoming a vegetarian? I know, I have!  After watching What the Health, a documentary that highlights the benefits of veganism, I went vegetarian for a month. Surprisingly, a few of my girlfriends did as well. But, over the course of 30 days, I knew I was doing the right thing for my body. Since I already practice healthy eating, I thought cutting out meat would be a breeze. And to be honest with you, it was. However, I wasn’t losing any weight and traveling to South Africa didn’t help me stay on track. If you’re transitioning from a carnivorous diet to a vegetarian diet, there are three mistakes that ought to be avoided in order to promote a more efficient...

Meal Prepping is Key

How Meal Prepping is the Gateway to Transforming Your Body

Why is meal prepping important? Most people believe the key to weight loss is exercise. While exercise does play a major role in dropping those unwanted pounds, meal prepping is highly important because it will help you fight for the body you always desired. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BggvH0-giWY[/embed] Here are the 3 things you should do to prepare for meal prepping: Pick a day - The reason why picking a day to meal is highly encouraged is because this would actually help you stay on track. Most people use Sundays for meal prepping. It helps people with nutrition and fitness goals start the week off strong and end with a bang. Designating a day to meal prepping is extremely important if you're looking to earn consistent results. Pick the meals - Now that you...

6 exercises that will make you sweat

6 Exercises that Will Make You Sweat and Strengthen Your Body!

When the gym is crowded, what should I do? If you've ever been to the gym during its peak hours, you know that it's crowded and every machine is occupied. Instead of having to wait for a machine to become available, you should create your own workout routine. In case you get stumped, here are six exercises that will increase your heart rate and strengthen your body. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BgU26oDhXIC[/embed] Full Body Workout Routine by Latoya Shauntay Snell 10 pushups 15 air squats with a weighted plate 15 back lunges with a weighted plate 1 minute of jump rope 5 split squats on each leg 6 Burpees Complete 3-5 rounds of this workout depending on your time constraints. This workout is extremely helpful if you're crunched for time or have a limited amount of...

BGH: What does it mean to be fit

Question of the Day: What does living a fit life mean to you?

Living Your Best Life Some people believe living a fit life means you have to be a certain shape or weight. However, living a fit life doesn't mean you have to hit the gym every day. Living a fit life is more than checking the number on the scale. Living a fit life is more than depriving yourself of your favorite foods and dropping a few pounds. So, that's why I ask ...