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Afternoon Health Blogging- What a wonderful life!

It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Sunny San Diego today, and I’m so blessed to be able to take a few hours by this classy fountain and blog my little Fitspirational Heart out!

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I just finished a bowl of fresh hearty tomato basil soup at the quaint cafe next door, and it was just enough to fill my tummy for the next few fabulous hours. I’m lucky to have snagged this awesome spot next to the fountain, the sound of the water falling is perfect blogging music.

Not going to lie, this fountain next to me is looking pretty cold and tempting… if there wasn’t a group of seventy-something year old golden girls sitting at the table next to me, I’d dive right in!

On that note- I’ve decided that I’m going to use the rest of my college free summer to pour my heart and soul into my cyber baby TheFitspirationalBlonde.com! Get excited guys, I have spectacular God-sized dreams for this fabulous blog.

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Dwight is right ladies- lifting won’t make you huge…

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As a huge fan of the office, I couldn’t go another minute without posting Dwight’s huge face on my health blog!

Lifting weights is NOT going to make you huge ladies. This is a common misconception that I get asked about quite often. If you’re on a bad diet, and you just can’t seem to keep your hands off Mr. Ben and Mr. Jerry (if you know what I mean *ehem ICECREAM ehem**.

If you balance out a healthy diet (with protein/fruits/veggies) with a solid workout plan, you’ll EARN your way to the body of your dreams! Lifting weights is NOT going to make you big, but lifting weights without training might. If you’re really worries about this, please message me and we’ll go over your exercise routine together. A good cardio mix with strengthening exercises and weights will actually lean you out.

Whats the worst that can happen? You might just end up with a fabulously it body. Oops 🙂

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Pre-prepare your healthy snacks: Baked sweet corn

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Corn takes quite a while to bake. If you’re hungry and in a hurry, you’re more likely to grab something unhealthy because of your lack of time, such as icecream or a bag of chips.
By pre-preparing healthy snacks such as baked corn, you don’t have to wait so long when you’re hungry and in a hurry!

**Like my yellow nail polish?!? It matches the corn perfectly haha I didn’t even plan that!

When you’re ready to snack, simply bake a few pieces of corn at once, keep them in the fringe, and just reheat a piece in less then 3 minutes!

This will make you less tempted to get your hands on junk food.

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Unhealthy period food- Nutella Croissants

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Yes, before you judge me for posting sugar-packed-buttery-croissants on my health blog… All I have to say is I don’t care. For 5 days out of the month, I’m a crampy-chocolate-craving-DIVA who watches Sex and the City for hours; and punches anything that comes near me with male genitalia.

For the remaining 25 days I’m a healthy salad & smoothie loving Princess.

So, as I cram shovelfulls of Nutella into my guilt-free mouth… I’ll end this period post by saying- I’m real, I’m honest, and it’s okay to have an off day… Or 5.

In T-minus 4 days, I’ll be back to my healthy loving self. Until then, there better be a Godiva Chocolate store within walking distance.

Sincerely,
Crampy-Chocolate-Craving-DIVA…Brittany

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10 ways to get your health back on track!

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Weather you’re a beginner or just finding yourself a little off track lately, you can absolutely begin to take steps towards the healthy life you’ve always wanted.

Guess what, if life isn’t going the way you want it to- and the word “vegetable” hasn’t crossed your lips in a few weeks… you’re not alone! Don’t let it get you down, let it be encouragement to make next week even better.

So what if you’ve had a few donuts lately, just because yesterday wasn’t so great, doesn’t mean that today won’t be the beginning of a new you. However, change isn’t easy. It takes 21 days to form a habit, and those 21 days aren’t going to be a piece of cake (or a fork full of salad since we’re being healthy here haha.)

It’s okay to take baby steps. Make the decision that your bad habits don’t define you.

Take this list above and start actually applying them. When? NOW! Don’t say you’ll start this later. Later never comes. Recommit your day TODAY. Grab some water, dust off your running shoes and LET’S DO THIS!

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Fruits & Veggies: What to refrigerate

Guess what guys, there’s hope for your unimaginably small fridge! If you’re like me and your fridge seems to ALWAYS be jam packed with one thing or another, this list will be really helpful. There is no need to take up extra room in there with a food that does just as well left on your counter top.

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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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Bikini Bikini Bikini!!!!

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If you’re having a hard time getting yourself motivated to workout during summer, remember your goals. WHY do you want to workout? Imagine how you’ll feel tomorrow when you look back at today. I bet you’ll say “Why didn’t I just get up and do it?” You’re always going to regret the things you don’t do.

If all else fails; get up, put on your bikini, and look in the mirror. If you’re happy with what you see, sit back down and keep reading my fabulous blog anyway. If you’re not happy and you want to see improvement…. GET YOUR BUTT OFF THE COMPUTER AND GO WORKOUT! .. Then come read my blog when you get back 🙂

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Body Revolution: Day 36!!

Still going strong on Jillian Michael’s Body Revolution!

I’ve missed about 6 days total (which is normal, sometimes life just gets in the way!) I’ll be making up for it at the end of 90 days by adding an additional week 🙂

When life throws challenges at you, don’t let them get you down. Learn from them, then do what you can to fix them and be better next time!

Anywho, I’ve got my hair in a braid, my bangs pulled back, a glass of water within finger’s reach and my hot pink sports bra ready to go!

For some reason, I was having a really hard time finding the motivation to workout today, so I decided to pre-make a mini-cauliflower crust pizza and take it out 2 minutes before it’s done!

That way, I’ll be excited to get through today’s workout video, and I’ll have a deliciously healthy post-workout snack waiting for me when I finish 🙂

Recipe and pictures to come, but first- off to kick some butt with Jillian Michaels.

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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!