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Fitness Walking Workout

Fitness walking is a great workout. If you want to burn more calories, improve strength and add some variety then give these a try during your next walk!

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* Warm-up 5 mins
* Walk 2 minutes and then complete one strength move (see below). Walk another 2 minutes, complete strength move, etc.
* Continue this cycle until you’ve completed all strength exercises.

  • walking lunges (20 total)
  • Squat (15-20)
  • Leap jumps (12-15)
  • Plank (hold 30 seconds)
  • Inch worm (10-12 times)

Repeat 2-3 cycles so your walk is between 30-45 minutes

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Cherry Blossom Smoothie Bowl

Pro tip: To make the bowl thick enough to support the cherries and strawberries, we used three cups of ice. If making this as a shake, you may prefer to only use one cup of ice.

Cherry Blossom Smoothie Bowl

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
  • ½ cup frozen unsweetened black cherries, pitted, divided use
  • ½ tsp matcha powder
  • 3 cups ice
  • ¼ cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 Tbsp. raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

Preparation:
1. Place water, almond milk, Shakeology, half of the cherries, matcha, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
2. Place smoothie in a medium bowl. Top with remaining cherries, strawberries, coconut, and pumpkin seeds; serve immediately.

recipe provided by Team Beachbody.

Kristen 21 Day Fix Success Story

Kristen 21 Day Fix Success StoryWe are all BUSY … whether it’s a move like Kristen’s story or it’s carpooling with kids, traveling for work … we tend to eat out more than we should (want). These eating habits can catch up with us … in more ways than one! I’m so glad Kristen decided to try the 21 day fix and learned healthier habits.

Kristen went through a huge move that kept her from cooking at home. As a result, she would eat out regularly and wasn’t making the healthiest choices! Once she saw the results 21 Day Fix was giving other people, she decided to try it for herself. In 21 days, she lost 11 pounds and 13 inches!

She said, “The 21 Day Fix helped me in so many ways. Not only am I able to feel comfortable for the first time in years, but my eating habits are so much better. This program isn’t like other diets. It’s a way of life.”

Way to go, Kristen!

Do you need help with your fitness program and health goals? Join my next online challenge group!
(via team Beachbody success stories)

80/20 Approach

You do not need to eat healthy 100% of the time. Try to live by an 80/20 approach.
Eat healthy 80% of the time and leave 20% for foods that you just can’t live without (mine happen to be Doritos and French Fries!).

A Simple Plan:
This might be a big (huge) change for you so start small. If your current eating cycle is more like a 50/50, then take it week by week and improve a little at a time.

Week 1: 50/50%

  • use a journal to keep track of what you eat so you can understand the areas you need to improve

Week 2: 60/40%

  • Remove one of the unhealthy options from week 1 OR replace it with a healthier option.
    • options might include: replace one soda with a glass of water – eat 2 cookies instead of 5 – replace your evening snack with a cup of decaf tea – replace an unhealthy side with veggies on your dinner plate

Week 3: 70/30%

  • You’re getting closer to the goal. What else do you need to remove or replace? Pick another item.
    • options (including week 2): begin the day with a healthier breakfast that includes more protein and less sugar – use smaller plates for meals to reduce your portion size – eliminate one day that you eat out with a home lunch or dinner

Week 4: 80/20%

  • Congratulations! You did it ….. or you’re getting better! Continue on this path until you reach the 80/20 lifestyle! (you can do it!)

Remember, you won’t always be perfect. There is no perfection to eating healthy all the time (at least not for most of us!). Try your best and it will become a habit and you will like the improvements you feel … and see. Some days will be a 50/50 but just recharge the next day and get back on track.

There are several apps and web sites that allow you to track your food and provide nutritional information. If you have any questions about those apps/sites, just email me or message me on Facebook.

live healthy & be YOUR best,
Missy


About Missy: Living healthy comes naturally to me. I live it & love it so I enjoy educating, motivating and helping others to do the same. I was born with a heart condition and had open heart surgery at the age of 8. I grew up being active and playing sports and am thankful to have my health. I’ve been in the fitness industry industry over 18 years and am ready to help you with your fitness and wellness goals.


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3 Simple Ways to Lose Weight

I’m going to tell you 3 simple ways you can lose weight, starting TODAY!

1. Eat a healthy breakfast:
This wakes up your body and mind. It gets your “engine” going. When your body wakes up and receives the nutrients it needs to begin the day – you will feel better, have more energy, will think more clearly and you will be less likely to “binge” later in the day. Studies show people who eat breakfast are thinner and healthier than people who don’t.

Some examples of healthy foods: yogurt, fruit and granola | whole wheat bread with PB | whole grain cereal with fiber | egg or egg whites | Fiber bar | Shakeology

2. Reduce (eliminate) your sugar intake:
Seriously, cut out the soda and sugary drinks. Drink water during the day. Have your morning coffee, if you need it (without the sugar) and then aim to drink 6-8 cups of water per day. Also in the sugar category …. cut out the sweets. If you need something, take a taste. If you can’t control yourself then stay away from the temptation.

3. Move more:
I didn’t say exercise …. but that’s what I mean. People tend to think negative thoughts about the word exercise, so I’ll say move more. Walk, take the stairs, play with your kids, walk the dog, join a class, dance around your house … just MOVE MORE. When you move more you’ll have more energy, you’ll feel better, you’ll burn more calories (which helps with weight loss). Once you move more on a regular basis, you will want to add in an exercise program. But just begin by moving more.

It’s that simple. If you really want to lose weight and live healthier, make small changes and do it! Here is my challenge to you: Do these 3 things for the next week and see how you feel. Message me, comment below, email me … let me know after 7 days!

Be YOUR best,
Missy

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Beachbody On Demand June 2015 Workout

If you’re like me, the summer months get busy with kids out of school and we travel for sports and vacation so I will use Beachbody On Demand for workouts.

This plan will provide excellent bathing suit, summer results! It’s a 4-day weekly schedule with 2 bonus tracks.

June 2015 Workout

  • Monday: 21 Day Cardio Fix
  • Tuesday: P90 Sculpt
  • Wednesday: CIZE (bonus track)
  • Thursday: TurboFire HIIT 20 and Abs 10
  • Friday: PiYO Sweat
  • Sat or Sun: TurboFire Stretch 10 (bonus track)

If you have questions about these programs or would like to swap one out for another, please contact me so I can make a safe recommendation. These monthly programs are created for my club members.

21 Day Extreme

To help you burn fat and carve lean muscle at lightning speed, you’ll get 6 Extreme 30-Minute Workouts, exclusive 21 Day Fix EXTREME Eating Plan, the Start Here Guide to help you see results from Day One and the Dirty 30 Extreme Workout .. and a free t-shirt!

Let’s do this together!
Get your program tonight and if you want help, please email me and we’ll create a game plan to help you reach your goal. missy@workoutwithmissy.com

Weight loss and the scale.

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There are so many factors with the scale –> water weight, the time of the month, time of day, muscle vs fat …. and MORE.

If you need to lose weight, just focus on living healthy, eating better and staying active. You will naturally lose weight when you’re consistently making the best choices. Don’t stress over the scale.

Use measurements, a pair of jeans and how you feel to determine your success.

Join me if you need help reaching your goals!

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