How are you all doing on this week’s Fitness As A Lifestyle Challenge? Phase 1 of the “Don’t Eat Crap” Diet: Go whole hog on veggies!
Even if you make just this one small change, and stay consistent with it, you will likely see positive results. If you eat more vegetables, you will naturally eat less unhealthy carbs, and less total calories overall. Why? Because the water and fiber in vegetables fill you up more effectively than processed carbs, deficient in fiber and nutrients. Not only do veggies fill you up better, but they keep you satiated for longer. Those processed carbs give you a spike and then a crash, whereas veggies keep you fuller for longer, especially if you are combining those veggies with protein and healthy fats. 🌟🌟Join me on Facebook & YouTube for workouts, fitness & health tips, motivation, & healthy meal planning.🌟🌟 Train. Nourish. Transform.

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Fitness As A Lifestyle Challenge: Phase 1 of the “Don’t Eat Crap” Diet

How are you all doing on this week’s Fitness As A Lifestyle Challenge? Phase 1 of the “Don’t Eat Crap” Diet: Go whole hog on veggies!
Even if you make just this one small change, and stay consistent with it, you will likely see positive results. If you eat more vegetables, you will naturally eat less unhealthy carbs, and less total calories overall. Why? Because the water and fiber in vegetables fill you up more effectively than processed carbs, deficient in fiber and nutrients. Not only do veggies fill you up better, but they keep you satiated for longer. Those processed carbs give you a spike and then a crash, whereas veggies keep you fuller for longer, especially if you are combining those veggies with protein and healthy fats. 🌟🌟Join me on Facebook & YouTube for workouts, fitness & health tips, motivation, & healthy meal planning.🌟🌟 Train. Nourish. Transform.

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This week's J's Fit Hits is now up (link in bio). Getting (and staying) fit takes dedication, motivation, and support. I get a lot of questions about how I stay fit and motivated, so I started

J’s Fit Hits: Tips & Tricks For Being Fit

This week’s J’s Fit Hits is now up (link in bio). Getting (and staying) fit takes dedication, motivation, and support. I get a lot of questions about how I stay fit and motivated, so I started “J’s Fit Hits” to share a few of my favorite resources, products, and tips with you each week. These are things that I personally do (or use) that I find really help me stay on track with my fitness goals. Each week, I will give us a little challenge – a single lifestyle change that we will focus on for the week and aim to incorporate into our lifestyle on a permanent basis. By slowly building up a set of healthy habits, we enable ourselves to stay in shape without feeling overwhelmed by the effort. Those habits build up and before you know it, you’ve got fitness as a lifestyle!

I hope you find something helpful in this week’s Fit Hits. Good luck with the FITNESS AS A LIFESTYLE CHALLENGE for this week and don’t forget to continue on with the last two challenges. These challenges are meant to build upon each other to create a healthy and fit lifestyle. Please stop and say ‘hello’ and and let me know how you’re doing. Send me any questions you have, as I’m going to be doing Q&A.

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Running “tires

J’s Fit Hit’s: Tips for Getting & Staying Fit (Week 3)

Running “tires” HIIT exercise using a pool floaty! No excuses – get creative and use what you have on hand! 😉 Okay, this week’s J’s Fit Hit’s is now up, along with a new Fitness As A Lifestyle Challenge. Getting (and staying) fit takes dedication, motivation, and support. I get a lot of questions about how I stay fit and motivated, so I started “J’s Fit Hits” to share a few of my favorite resources, products, and tips with you each week. These are things that I personally do (or use) that I find really help me stay on track with my fitness goals. Each week, I will give us a little challenge – a single lifestyle change that we will focus on for the week and aim to incorporate into our lifestyle on a permanent basis. By slowly building up a set of healthy habits, we enable ourselves to stay in shape without feeling overwhelmed by the effort. Those habits build up and before you know it, you’ve got fitness as a lifestyle!

I hope you find something helpful in this week’s Fit Hits. Good luck with the FITNESS AS A LIFESTYLE CHALLENGE this week and don’t forget to continue on with last week’s challenge (drink AT LEAST half your bodyweight in oz of water daily). Check in and let me know how you’re doing and if you have any sleep tips for this weeks’s challenge.

Don’t forget to check in with me and tell me how you’re doing!

You can also join me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and my blog for workouts, fitness & health tips, motivation, and healthy recipes.

Train. Nourish. Transform.

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Move of the Week: Front Kick Back Kick. This is a great move to sculpt powerful legs and burn calories! It's also a really effective way to work important core muscles - hello abs! Speed it up for a great cardio calorie burn. Pay special attention to the re-chamber. Really pull that leg back in. You will be working your muscles differently and you will get even more out of the exercise.

Note: Video is real-time.

Technique:

1) From a split stance with right foot forward and arms on guard, shift weight into left leg and bring right leg into a chamber (bending right knee up toward chest). 2) Quickly extend leg, exhaling forcefully through mouth while kicking out from hip and leaning torso back slightly, pushing out through ball of foot. 
3) Return leg to chamber and down.

4) Immediately lift left foot back into chamber (bending left knee behind you with foot near buttocks). 5) Kick back out through the heel (arms remain on guard the entire time). 6) Return leg to chamber and down.

Do 15 quick reps; repeat on the opposite side for a total of 3 sets, or do it as a round of Tabata (4 mins of 20/10 intervals) going at your maximum intensity.

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Move of the Week: Front Kick Back Kick

Move of the Week: Front Kick Back Kick. This is a great move to sculpt powerful legs and burn calories! It’s also a really effective way to work important core muscles – hello abs! Speed it up for a great cardio calorie burn. Pay special attention to the re-chamber. Really pull that leg back in. You will be working your muscles differently and you will get even more out of the exercise.

Note: Video is real-time.

Technique:

1) From a split stance with right foot forward and arms on guard, shift weight into left leg and bring right leg into a chamber (bending right knee up toward chest). 2) Quickly extend leg, exhaling forcefully through mouth while kicking out from hip and leaning torso back slightly, pushing out through ball of foot.
3) Return leg to chamber and down.

4) Immediately lift left foot back into chamber (bending left knee behind you with foot near buttocks). 5) Kick back out through the heel (arms remain on guard the entire time). 6) Return leg to chamber and down.

Do 15 quick reps; repeat on the opposite side for a total of 3 sets, or do it as a round of Tabata (4 mins of 20/10 intervals) going at your maximum intensity.

Train. Nourish. Transform.
Join me on Facebook, Pinterest & YouTube (link in bio) for workouts, fitness & health tips, motivation, & healthy recipes.

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Our bodies are around 60% water, give or take, so staying hydrated is vitally important. Water maximizes physical performance, reduces fatigue, improves the immune system, and helps with weight loss by satiating our hunger and increasing our metabolism.

How are you all doing on the water challenge? Don't worry if you didn’t quite meet your daily goal of 0.5-1 oz of water per pound of bodyweight this week. Lifestyle changes don’t happen overnight and these Fitness As A Lifestyle challenges are meant to be something to continually work on until they become part of our natural lifestyle. Keep working on it and get ready for the next challenge coming Monday in J’s Fit Hits. Hope you’re all having a great weekend!

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Drink Water! Drink Water! Drink Water!

Our bodies are around 60% water, give or take, so staying hydrated is vitally important. Water maximizes physical performance, reduces fatigue, improves the immune system, and helps with weight loss by satiating our hunger and increasing our metabolism.

How are you all doing on the water challenge? Don’t worry if you didn’t quite meet your daily goal of 0.5-1 oz of water per pound of bodyweight this week. Lifestyle changes don’t happen overnight and these Fitness As A Lifestyle challenges are meant to be something to continually work on until they become part of our natural lifestyle. Keep working on it and get ready for the next challenge coming Monday in J’s Fit Hits. Hope you’re all having a great weekend!

Join me on YouTube (link in bio) and Facebook for workouts, fitness & health tips, motivation, & healthy meal planning.

Train. Nourish. Transform.

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Are you drinking your water?! How are you doing on this week's Fitness as a Lifestyle challenge? I'm up to 60oz of water so far and had a hard mountain bike ride today so I need to step it up. Chasing my wine tasting with cups of water while on vacation celebrating my better half's birthday! It's all about balance. Fitness as a LIFESTYLE! 😍

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Are you drinking your water?!

Are you drinking your water?! How are you doing on this week’s Fitness as a Lifestyle challenge? I’m up to 60oz of water so far and had a hard mountain bike ride today so I need to step it up. Chasing my wine tasting with cups of water while on vacation celebrating my better half’s birthday! It’s all about balance. Fitness as a LIFESTYLE! 😍

Fit Wear: 👚 @castellicycling 👖@soffegirl ⌚️@polarglobal
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MOVE OF THE WEEK: Plyo Squat Jacks! This is a full-body exercise that requires no equipment and primarily works the legs and midsection -- specifically, the gluteus maximus, hamstrings, abdominals, quadriceps and calves. By adding a weight and an overhead press, you also engage the core and the upper body more. This exercise builds explosive power, aids athletic performance, and builds muscle while also burning fat. Quadruple duty baby!

Technique:

1) Lower into a squat and bring your arms in front of you, with both hands holding a single 10 lb weight (10 lbs or less - don’t go above 10 lbs on these).
2) Jump your feet together as you raise the weight over your head.
3) ‘Jack’ your feet out and return to a squat, as you lower the weight in front of you. Move as quickly as you can while keeping good form. Do 20 seconds of max reps with a 10 second rest in between, a total of 8 times (for one 4-minute Tabata round). Or do 3 sets of 20 reps as fast as you can.

Tip: When in a squat, be sure to keep your knees behind your toes and your hips behind you as if you were about to sit on a chair. Land softly when you come out of your jump into your squat.

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MOVE OF THE WEEK: Plyo Squat Jacks!

MOVE OF THE WEEK: Plyo Squat Jacks! This is a full-body exercise that requires no equipment and primarily works the legs and midsection — specifically, the gluteus maximus, hamstrings, abdominals, quadriceps and calves. By adding a weight and an overhead press, you also engage the core and the upper body more. This exercise builds explosive power, aids athletic performance, and builds muscle while also burning fat. Quadruple duty baby!

Technique:

1) Lower into a squat and bring your arms in front of you, with both hands holding a single 10 lb weight (10 lbs or less – don’t go above 10 lbs on these).
2) Jump your feet together as you raise the weight over your head.
3) ‘Jack’ your feet out and return to a squat, as you lower the weight in front of you. Move as quickly as you can while keeping good form. Do 20 seconds of max reps with a 10 second rest in between, a total of 8 times (for one 4-minute Tabata round). Or do 3 sets of 20 reps as fast as you can.

Tip: When in a squat, be sure to keep your knees behind your toes and your hips behind you as if you were about to sit on a chair. Land softly when you come out of your jump into your squat.

Join me on YouTube (link in bio), Facebook, and Pinterest for full workouts, fitness & health tips, motivation, & healthy meal ideas.

Train. Nourish. Transform.

#fit #fitfam #fitmom #fitspo #fitbody #fitness #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitlife #fitgirl #fitspiration #fitnessmotivation #fitchick #fitnessjourney #fitnessfreak #fitfluential #fitnesslifestyle #fitforlife #workout #weightloss #weightlossjourney #bodyafterbaby #squats #hiit #tabata #cardio

Getting (and staying) fit takes dedication, motivation, and support. I get a lot of questions about how I stay fit and motivated, so I started

J’s Fit Hits: Tips For Getting & Staying Fit (Episode 2)

Getting (and staying) fit takes dedication, motivation, and support. I get a lot of questions about how I stay fit and motivated, so I started “J’s Fit Hits” to share a few of my favorite resources, products, and tips with you each week. These are things that I personally do (or use) that I find really help me stay on track with my fitness goals. Each week, I will give us a little challenge – a single lifestyle change that we will focus on for the week and aim to incorporate into our lifestyle on a permanent basis. By slowly building up a set of healthy habits, we enable ourselves to stay in shape without feeling overwhelmed by the effort. Those habits build up and before you know it, you’ve got fitness as a lifestyle!

The first challenge starts this week. I hope you guys enjoy the series and find something useful in each week’s segment!

You can also join me on Facebook, YouTube (link in bio), Pinterest and my blog for workouts, fitness & health tips, motivation, and healthy recipes.

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Need a massage? The simple tennis ball is very effective for relieving post-workout soreness, loosening up tight muscles and working out kinks. It's helped me many times. And it's cheap!

You could even use a lemon! Then you’re doing double duty by getting it all soft so it releases it’s juices easier when you’re ready to cut it! Squeeze it into a tall glass of water after working your deep tissue and you’re set! That’s what I call efficiency!

Actual lemon from our tree! They are huge!! 🌟Train. Nourish. Transform.🌟 #fit #fitfam #fitmom #fitspo #fitbody #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitlife #fitgirl #fitspiration #fitnessmotivation #fitfood #fitchick #fitnessjourney #fitnessfreak #fitfluential #fitnesslifestyle #fitforlife #gelpolish #massage #lemon #weightloss #weightlossjourney

Work Out the Muscles Soreness

Need a massage? The simple tennis ball is very effective for relieving post-workout soreness, loosening up tight muscles and working out kinks. It’s helped me many times. And it’s cheap!

You could even use a lemon! Then you’re doing double duty by getting it all soft so it releases it’s juices easier when you’re ready to cut it! Squeeze it into a tall glass of water after working your deep tissue and you’re set! That’s what I call efficiency!

Actual lemon from our tree! They are huge!! 🌟Train. Nourish. Transform.🌟 #fit #fitfam #fitmom #fitspo #fitbody #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitlife #fitgirl #fitspiration #fitnessmotivation #fitfood #fitchick #fitnessjourney #fitnessfreak #fitfluential #fitnesslifestyle #fitforlife #gelpolish #massage #lemon #weightloss #weightlossjourney

We don't have total control of our health and there is no magic bullet to guarantee a long healthy life, but we can definitely stack the odds in our favor with exercise. Sedentary lifestyles count as a major risk factor for chronic illnesses and early death. The remedy is simple: MOVE. The benefits are plentiful. Think of exercise as a free magic pill. And all of the side effects are good for you! Take care of your body - it does a lot for you.

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Train. Nourish. Transform.

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Work Out Like Your Life Depends On It.

We don’t have total control of our health and there is no magic bullet to guarantee a long healthy life, but we can definitely stack the odds in our favor with exercise. Sedentary lifestyles count as a major risk factor for chronic illnesses and early death. The remedy is simple: MOVE. The benefits are plentiful. Think of exercise as a free magic pill. And all of the side effects are good for you! Take care of your body – it does a lot for you.

Join me on Facebook, YouTube (link in bio), and Pinterest for workouts, fitness & health tips, motivation and healthy recipes.

Train. Nourish. Transform.

Fit Wear: 👚@nbwomen 👖@soffegirl 👟@nike
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