I forgot about this workout. This video is one of the best short workouts you’ll ever find! It only about 10 minutes but it can be challenging for some of you. It works your entire body and you should sweat a lot. I was . It includes some cardio, abs, legs, chest and more exercises. One of my favorite exercises here are pop squats (focus on your form) – this will really work you butt, thighs and legs! The best part: this is a home workout – no gym and no equipment required! If you still have some time and energy left after this, do something else – like work on your abs for a few more minutes, or chose your favorite workout.
The weather was really beautiful this weekend! Due to my busy schedule, I try to spend as much time as I possibly can outside on the weekends. This Saturday we decided to revisit an old hiking trail in Angeles National Forest: Mt. Waterman. I haven’t been there in many years – years before the fire. I forgot how peaceful and gorgeous it is! This picture was taken about halfway through. I would like to encourage you to take advantage of this sunny season wherever you are and walk, hike or go a nearby park and have fun! Outdoor activities are good for you, your body and your mind! Don’t forget to stay hydrated!
Adam Lambert and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in Los Angeles- Los Angeles City Council (LGBT Heritage Month)
Friday began as an ordinary day before the weekend when I found out that some of the people are going to attend the award ceremony at the Los Angeles City Hall, where one of the guests/award recipients is going to be a singer Adam Lambert. Unfortunately, I am not his fan and I don’t watch American Idol. Nevertheless, since it was only a block away I decided to join the attending group. Here is a picture of Adam Lambert and Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa. Too bad I took this picture with my phone because the quality isn’t the best. If I only knew I will be there I would bring a better camera with me. However, I was surrounded by many, many of others with their phone cameras – how convenient! LOL!
When you shop this season, make sure there are plenty of greens and veggies in your groceries cart. Here is an idea for a tasty spring salad. I did not add any meat today because I made my own protein rich dressing, for which I used Greek yogurt . But feel free to add low fat dressing of your choice. Here is a list of veggies I used: romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, radish, red sweet pepper and a green onion. I sprinkled everything with a few cranberries, sunflower seeds, walnuts and 2 spoons of feta cheese. Of course you can create your own recipe and substitute any ingredients. For example, instead of cheese you could toss a grilled chicken breast. Yummy!! Be creative and eat healthy!
Try this fat & calories burning workout on your own and see how much time it will take you to complete it. Focus on your form and do each exercises correctly. Don’t forget to warm up & stretch before and after exercising, drink water and pause between exercises when needed – but don’t stop the timer when resting
100 Skips (jump rope skips any way you want to)
20 Squats with weights
20 Shoulder Presses – use medium weights
20 Sump Squats with heavy weights
50 bicycle crunches
10 Push ups
10 Jump Squats
Record your total time. Repeat this workout in a few days or next week and see how much you improved. Don’t forget to have fun while burning!
If you need more motivation or want to motivate others, share your results in comments. Good luck!
Often I go out with friends and see how they order burgers, pizzas, fried foods or other not so healthy choices. Although it can be tempting sometimes, I usually try to stick to chicken sandwiches or traditional salads. Yesterday was one of these days where I saw many very interesting salads on a menu. I decided to go with this one because of the creative description (and colorful picture). It sounded not only tasty but also like a combination of all the healthy ingredients/veggies When I finally got it, it tasted very good but it was soaked in the dressing, which I forgot to order on the side!! Don’t know how it happened. Clearly, that was my mistake. Most of the calories I consumed came from the deceiving dressing! Lesson learned . Nevertheless, still healthier selection than a cheeseburger, large fries, coke and a desert!
This workout targets your upper & lower abdominal muscles, obliques and core. No equipment necessary workout, easily done at your home on a carpet. If you’ve been working on your abs and want to get a flat and sexy stomach, try this routine. All you need is 10 minutes of your time and positive attitude! The time will go by very quickly – without you even noticing. Just listen for a beep Remember, the secret to great abs is a healthy diet, so eat clean.
The Perfect Strawberry Diet Snack ★ Healthy, Fulfilling, Yummy, Low fat, High Protein & Fresh Fruits
This is a quick and easy refreshing strawberries snack. You can have it between your meals, when you feel hungry or crave for something sweet and sugary. Also, because of the protein rich cottage cheese, it makes a great fulfilling “meal” before you go to bed; although ‘lean & green’ would be my first choice Nevertheless, for those who stuff themselves up with junk food before the bed time – this would be a better choice. If you don’t have/like fresh strawberries, replace them with other fruits, or add frozen. I wouldn’t recommend fruits from cans because those usually have added sugar. Also, if you want to modify this recipe and make it a post-workout meal, add a scoop of vanilla protein powder. For breakfast, indulge yourself it with an additional half a cup of cooked oatmeal. Yummy! Try this and see what works for you best.
Really supper easy workout that will help you get your upper body in shape. It will tone your arms, chest, shoulders, etc. If you wish to intensify the workout use heavier weights. It’s ok if you do only a few repetitions; however, try to do at least 8 reps. Eventually you will get stronger and you will be able to do all reps. Exercising on a stability ball engages your other muscles as well (your core & abs, for example) so take advantage of this workout and try it out. Especially ladies who want to look sexy in a tank top