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Working out with your boyfriend- get a fitness partner!

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I am so blessed to be in a wonderful relationship with a guy who loves the fitness world almost as much as I do!

Bryan and I did The Color Run last month together, and now we’re working through Jillian Michael’s 90 Day Workout Video Challenge.

Having a workout partner provides incredible motivation to stay on track. When one of you starts getting off track, the other one is right behind you pushing you right back to where you should be. Having your fitness partner be the one that you’re madly in love with is just a fabulous added bonus 😉

If you’re not in a relationship, enlist one of your best friends! Make a list of goals that you’d like to achieve together and set a date by which you’d like to have them finished.

Potential Fitspirational Goals:

  • Complete a workout video series together (such as Jillian Michael’s Body Revolution). 30 Day Shred, P90X and Insanity are also great workout series you can check out.
  • Train for a specific marathon coming up. There are SO many wonderful runs happening throughout the US. From The Color Run, to the Mud Run, to runs for charities (breast cancer, aids etc). Disneyland even has their own runs now; The Tinkerbell Run, and the Princess Run! (Google this, they’re SO cool!)
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    Bryan and I finishing The Color Run in San Diego together!

  • Set a goal weight together that you’d like to achieve. Work together to come up with a healthy food plan and weigh-in once a week! Congratulate each other with every successful pound lost, or be there for each other if you need to re-strategize a better plan.
  • Fitness classes! Classes at the Gym are great to incorporate into your Fitspirational Goals. I’m really into Zumba, and I also love Heat Yoga and Turbo Kick. Go to your local gym with your fitness partner and come up with 1-2 weekly classes that you’d like to take together.

Get a partner, set some goals, and FITspire each other all the way to a successful healthy lifestyle!

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Jillian Michaels, please come yell at me!!

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Jillian Michaels is hands down my #1 fitness idol. I wish she would personally come over to my house every morning and yell at me to get out of bed and start doing my daily workouts!

I’m going to get through her 90 day challenge BOODY REVOLUTION workout video series, even if it kills me.

Dear Fat, prepare for me to BURN you. Love, Brittany and Jillian! Day 36 COMPLETE!

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Jillian Michael’s Body Revolution: WEEK 4!!!!

I can’t believe I’ve made it to WEEK 4 of Jillian Michael’s Body Revolution!  Since I’ve been working out with her for 29 days now, I’m noticing my body really starting to change. The combination of working out every day, with eating really healthy throughout the weeks is REALLY starting to pay off. Not only do I look better, I FEEL better. Today I noticed my arm muscles are beginning to develop, and when I pick up something heavy I can see the definition beginning to appear! Healthy eating habits combined with this incredible 90 day workout video series feels GREAT.

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Jillian’s Advice… I just can’t get enough.

She never tells you to skip meals, eat only 100 calories, or survive off of 1/4 of a carrot stick for the whole day.

Jillian is always up front about how important it is to EAT, but eat HEALTHY.

If you eat donuts 24/7, you’re going to start looking like a donut. If you eat salads, fruits and veggies; your body is going to start looking how you’ve always dreamed it would look.

ABS are made 80% in the kitchen and 20% in the gym.

EARN IT.

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Body Revolution- My progress so far! (week 3)

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Goal: to go from that “skinny blonde girl” to that “healthy toned/fit girl!”

Today I finally reached week 3 of Jillian Michael’s Body Revolution, and I’m so excited with my hard earned progress!

I didn’t realize just how much more toned I’ve become, until I put week 1 and week 3’s pictures back-to-back! I’ve come pretty far in 2 weeks, however, I’m still not anywhere near where I want to be. At the end of this 90 day challenge from Jillian Michaels, I plan on being one blonde-toned-fit-machine!

Looking at this back-to-back photo, it is incredible what the combination of eating healthy and working out can do.

My Eating Habits:

In the last two weeks, i’ve been sticking to my 80/20 diet: 80% healthy food, 20% freedom (what ever I want to eat.) I begin EVERY morning with a fruit smoothie & eat CONSTANTLY throughout the day (making sure to have purse snacks on me at all times.)

Breakfast- Eat like a Queen (or a King) *Two glasses of water*

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Lunch- Eat like a Princess (or a Prince) *1-2 glasses of water

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Dinner- Eat like a pauper *1-2 glasses of water

(sometimes a snack, depending on what time I’ve eaten dinner. I also like to get in an extra glass of water if it’s early enough before bed.)

Blogging won’t magically get you fit- EARN IT:

Let me make this clear guys, health blogging is great… but I didn’t begin to form these muscles by sitting on my computer reblogging pictures of fruit and toned butts… If you want to see positive changes, you have to sat goals, and take steps to complete them. You have to break bad habits and make positive changes in your daily life.

If I can do it, so can you.

Progress:

15 days down, 75 more to go!

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Jillian Michaels’ advice

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Jillian Michaels is by far one of my biggest fitness inspirations.

Her workout videos are incredible, we share the same dieting ideas (to eat healthy, NOT starve yourself) and to EARN your body though hard work and nutrition.

Jillian is fierce, fabulous, and can terrify you right though the TV. I really feel like she is going to jump through my screen and chew my ear off if I don’t push through one more rep of bicycle crunches!

I’m about to begin week 3 of her 90 day workout video series “Body Revolution”. It’s absolutely incredible.

These tips alove are excellent, I’m honored to post them on my health blog. Take notes everyone!

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Get your name on the list!

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Beginning list of Fabulous Summer Recipe Challengers:

  1. CARLY
  2. CAROLYN
  3. Edna
  4. Taileen
  5. Brianna
  6. ELISE
  7. Brandon
  8. BRANDIE

If you’d like to join the growing list of followers who are part of the SUMMER CHALLENGE: 2 NEW RECIPES A WEEK!, message me your name HERE and I’ll add you (along with a link to your blog, as well as the two foods you’re thinking about making this week) to this list!

Also, don’t forget to post your recipes and send me the link, so I can reblog it on the new official Summer Recipe Challenge page 🙂

Let’s all make friends and fill our bellies with delicious new recipes for summer!

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Brand New Kitchen Table!!

Last night, the two men in my life (my dad and my boyfriend Bryan) decided to adventure into the infinite abyss of IKEA in search of a new kitchen table. After about 30 minutes in that HUGE maze of a store, we finally found this big dark wood beautiful table!!

I am so in love with it, if I could sit there staring at the lake in my back yard and blog all day I totally would.

First Meal on new table

We just had dinner on it and I’m proud to say it was incredibly healthy. A great way to kick off a new table and the beginning of summer in a Fitspirational way 🙂

  • FRESH Corn (steamed with a bit of pepper)
  • FRESH Brussel Sprouts (steamed with a bit of honey and pepper)
  • Home made grape juice in classy wine glasses.

This is going to be such a great summer, I can already feel it.