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Workout Safety: The Importance of Warm Up and Cool Down

I never realized knew the difference and the benefits of a warm up and cooled down until I began school. All of my fitness has been Beach Body or Online Trainers. Unfortunately, I was never encouraged to do a Warm-Up or Cool Down nor do they usually program them in. That is why so many people are getting injured working out at home.

Just because you don’t have a treadmill at home doesn’t mean you shouldn’t warm-up. Despite if your workout has a warm-up programmed in I would encourage you to Warm-Up and Cool Down on your own. Unfortunately, a lot of online trainers are either not certified at all, expired certification or no continuing credits. It is critical that you do your due diligience when working with one and check their credentials for your personal safety...

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5 Habits Mom’s do to derail progress

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I made a delicious, nutritious, and fat loss friendly meal for breakfast. Nothing extravagant Apple Chai (Sugar Free) Oatmeal and Hard boiled Eggs.  Something very simple after an intense workout. Ate my serving, that was measured out and a perfect portion, then I did the unthinkable. A habit that I have had since my lil diva’s started eating table food. I am usually mindful but you know how things go, sometimes you slip back into old habits. So, what did I do that is so heinous? As I am clearing the table, I…..yes, I did it. I scarfed down the leftover food from my littlest diva’s plate. (The horror-insert scared emoji here) I went from being completely satisfied with my meal, portion, and calories being in a healthy range...

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Getting My Functional Exercise

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Functional Exercise

Functional exercises are performed every day in our workouts but have you considered doing a Functional Exercise workout to your weekly routine. As of recently this primary type of activity has not only caught my attention but is now I include it daily in my exercise.  It only takes me less than 20 minutes, and I am feeling the difference a month later.

What is Functional Exercise?

The point of the Functional exercise is to train your muscles to perform the everyday task safely and productively. Huh? Isn’t that the whole point of the exercise. Well yes, but functional training is more specific than that.  Functional exercises teach your muscles to work together and get them ready for your day to day tasks...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 4

Day 4

Today’s prayer is: Give us time in our day to make a healthy lifestyle, a priority.

Sit down and think of your daily priorities. On that list where does your health come in, number 4, 5, prayerfully not 10th on the list. Do you carve out at least 20-30 minutes to be active? Do you have to stop at a fast food restaurant because you didn’t think of how or what you were going to eat until you were famished and your hangry buttons were being pushed? You are worth so much more than that. Sometimes you have to take time out of your day whether its the day before or the day of to think of these things. It doesn’t have to be hours, you don’t have to make a major grocery shopping run and then meal prep for hours to eat healthy...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 3

Day 3

Today’s prayer is: Give me provision for all tools I need to honor our temple.

God will provide

When I first started this weight loss journey we were not in a financially stable place. I didn’t have enough money to go out and buy weights, resistance bands. I was stretching the budget to feed our family of five and then to add some additional health foods seemed daunting. I took my struggles, worries and concerns to prayer. In every area God found a way to provide. We aren’t control of these things we can try to figure out a way but He already has one. All we must do is ask for His provision, His guidance and His lead and He will find a way.

If you don’t have the right equipment ask God in prayer, if you don’t have the “right” food pray to God to help you to acquire the right foo...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 2

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Day 2

Today’s Prayer is: Give me the commitment to pray for my temple, every day.

We have no problem praying for others, but we often overlook ourselves. I feel the reason why we neglect our temple is because we often don’t prioritize ourselves. We don’t want to be considered self-centered, prideful or vain. You can’t pour from an empty cup. Honoring your temple is important for yourself and those who are around you.

In Psalm 63:1 You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.

We can come to God with any problem, any issue and anything we need. If we don’t come to him, though, we are operating from an empty cup and parched lands...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge

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Challenged Again

Here we are again; it’s been eight months since you made that resolution to lose weight. Or, did you start and you may need a little boost to get yours through the rest of the year? Bring it to God and take it to prayer here is an opportunity to do things differently.

I have been on a weight loss journey for one year now, and I have seen great success.

Prayer has helped me intentionally honor my temple. In September of 2015 and January 2016; I prayed for 30 days to help me with motivation and self-control to make lifestyle changes to help me honor my temple. Here I am one year later still on the same journey, but I found that month of prayer strengthened my bond with the Lord...

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Get Brycked Up!

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I must get B.R.Y.C.K.E.D again!

I got B.R.Y.C.K.E.D Up, and I want to do it again and again. Two weeks ago, I was able to participate in something so fun, intense and different.  It was an hour and 20 minutes of pure sweat, laughs, smiles and hardcore non-stop workout.  I got B.R.Y.C.K.E.D Up, and I am now hooked.  I was invited by a friend to try a new workout; Of course, I was gamed!  When I got there, it was instantly enticing.  It was like stepping into a club there were Black Light, Strobe, Disco Ball, Carribean, Latin, Hip Hop music and sensory overload!  After the 2 minute warm up I was drenched in sweat and Tru Adams, the creator of Brycked Fitness was like, “Now let’s get started.” It was on an popping from that point forward.

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What is B.R.Y.C.K.E.D Fitness?

In my opinion,...

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Cherry Almond Protein Shake

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 Summer Treat

One of the things I love about summer is the fruit. I like cherries because they’re so juicy, ripe, and I can get them local than buying them in the store. I am privileged to live in the Garden State and in an ideal location. I am 20 minutes from a lake, 10 minutes from a farm, 45 minutes from the Jersey Shore and 10 minutes from Philadelphia in a great little suburb town in South Jersey. If I was into the mountains, which as of now I am not a hiking kind of girl I can be in the Poconos in about 2 hours.

I love where I live. So, during the spring, summer and early fall months I only buy my produce local. I rather support our local farmers and over the years have made some great relationships...

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Yep, it’s Insanity?

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Recently I decided to try an Insanity Class. I am sure that you have seen the infomercials. A high-intensity cardio workout that is supposed to get you results. Also, the name alone is something to either be very cautious of or curious. I chose curiously; now I am not a BeachBody representative or distributor. They did not pay me nor do I get any commission from this post but I am exploring different forms of exercise on my weight loss journey and having a lot of fun trying new things. I was invited by a friend of mine to try this class. I went for three reasons:

1) I’ve been in another plateau for the last few months. (So annoying)

2) I was curious I wanted to see why some people just love to put their body through an insane amount of cardio for 45 minutes...

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