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“The Scariest Moment is always right before you start” -Stephen King

I heard this quote and thought it was SO appropriate for my health blog!

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EARN your thunder thighs!

thunder thighs

Wall Squat

Lean head, shoulders, lower back, and butt against a wall, with feet about 18 inches in front. Click arrow to see the next step.

Muscles it works: Quadriceps, butt and hamstrings

 

Stair Climber

Stand sideways at the bottom of a staircase. In a scissorlike motion, cross your outer leg to reach the step. Click arrow to see the next step.

Muscles it works: Entire leg

 

Lunge

Stand with hands on hips, legs hip-width apart.

Muscles it works: Hamstrings, butt

 

Ball Squeeze

Sit in a chair, leaning slightly forward, arms at sides, feet flat on the floor. Place a medium-size ball between your legs above your knees, with just enough pressure to hold the ball in place.

Muscles it works: Inner thighs

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OK… one of us is going to have to change!

OK CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET A PAIR OF THESE LITTLE RUNNING SHOES FOR MY YORKIE LOCKET, BUT IN PINK?!?!!?

I might just die happy if 4 mini XXS pink running shoes showed up at my doorstep for Locket.

I love health & fitness almost as much as I love my yorkie… almost!

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I love spotting clever Fitspirational T-shirts!!

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Once you begin your Fitspirational life, you’ll start to notice that there is Fitspiration EVERYWHERE you look!

I’m at the grocery store right now, buying all the fruit I need for the rest of this week’s morning fruit smoothies- and I spotted this clever shirt.

She must be a health blogger I thought 🙂

After I saw it, I just had to stop her and ask if I could snap a picture for my health blog. She was flattered, and even asked me for a link!

If you’re having a hard time finding Fitspiration, open your eyes- it’s all around you.

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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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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 🙂

Bikini bikini bikini!

 

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The DO’s and DON’Ts of Push ups-

Good form is SO important when you’re doing push ups. Doing them the wrong way will minimize the effect of the exercise, not to mention potentially strain your neck and wrists.

If I can do these push ups in heels and a dress, you can do them in a sports bra and sneakers!

DON’Ts

  • Don’t stick your butt up in the air
  • Don’t put your hands too close together
  • Don’t strain your neck by trying to look at your toes
  • Don’t forget to breathe between each push up

DO’s

  • Do Have a flat back
  • Do look a little bit in front of you
  • Do put your hands chest length apart
  • Do put your elbows at 90 degrees
  • Do always keep your arms over your wrist

Pushup

Notice how my butt isn’t sticking up, and my elbows are over my wrists!

These may seem like a lot of steps now, but if you keep practicing the right way to do push ups  it will get you to your goal body WAY quicker- and without damaging your precious self.