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3 Reasons Why The Scale May Go Up When You Start Working Out

So, you’ve been working out daily and eating clean for the past week.

You feel better than you ever have! You have so much energy and you’re kicking ass in your exercises.

It’s the end of your first week in your new routine, and you excitedly jump on the scale to see how much weight you’ve lost.

“Wait…how could I have gained two pounds?! This is horrible! I’m supposed to be losing weight, what am I doing wrong?!”

Don’t panic! Continue reading to find out why you may see the number on the scale trickle up within your first couple weeks of working out!

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Benefits You Might Not Know You’re Getting From Fitness

You work out because you…

…want a six-pack of abs to show off…

…want a killer upper body for the beach…

…want to lead a healthier life…

Listen, it’s always great to come home from a tough sesh at the gym, look yourself in the mirror, and see your muscles begin to bud into form.

Better than that is the feeling of being healthy. Ain’t that the best?!?

Those are the main benefits you get from working out, but did you know that fitness is SUCH a bargain that you get some—shall I say—extra benefits as well?

Here are a few things you might not have realized you were getting out of your fitness routine!

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5 Ways to Stay in Shape at the Office

If you work an office desk job, you know exactly how it feels to sit in a chair all day staring at a computer.

By the time 5 o’clock rolls around, your eyes are probably working overtime just to blink. And sitting on the couch with takeout starts to sound way more appealing than hitting the gym and cooking.

We know how hectic the office can be – hundreds of emails, printer disasters, endless meetings, and tight deadlines!

Allow us to let you in on a little secret…your work day doesn’t have to make you feel so sluggish! Follow these handy tricks to keep yourself in shape, alert, and energetic throughout the work day.

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How to Break Through a Plateau and See Results

Have you ever seen that show “The Biggest Loser”?

It’s this television show that brings on people who really want to lose weight. They get access to the best trainers, proper nutrition, and state-of-the-art training equipment…

Oh yeah, and whoever wins gets to keep a nice cash reward, too.

Here’s what usually happens to contestants on the show: they experience incredible weight loss during the first few weeks of the show. Once their journey hits the middle stretch, however, contestants start to see fewer and fewer results…

It’s natural for weight loss to plateau once someone starts burning all the excess fat stored in their body. That’s just a sign that you’re on the right path to a permanent healthy lifestyle!

Sometimes, though, that wall is self-induced—people slowly fall off their healthy habits and pay the price for it.

Today, let’s talk about getting through this plateau and seeing the results you’ve always wanted for yourself!

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How To Avoid Temptation at the Grocery Store

When you step into a grocery store, you’re stepping into a land of healthy vs unhealthy choices.

These choices are either going to make or break your fitness goals.

Will you be pulled in by the sweet scent of cakes? Or will you stand your ground and power walk to the produce aisle?

This may sound a little intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be!

You are the decision maker of your life and you call the shots . So put down the powdered donuts and pick up those leafy greens!

We’re going to give you some tips on staying on track while food shopping so that you can reach for the healthy options every time!

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Why 30 Minutes is All You Need for a Workout

What can you do in 30 minutes? You might not think you can do a whole lot…

Think again. 30 minutes is plenty of time!

You could cook dinner for your kids, take your dogs out for a walk, enjoy an episode of your favorite sitcom, or read through that book you’ve been putting off.. You could even stop by your local Fit Body Boot Camp for a great workout!

We pride ourselves on our 30-minute workouts. We’re showing the fitness industry what’s possible when you make the most of 30 minutes. Our clients see the results they want WITHOUT having to spend hours and hours pumping iron in the gym.

It almost seems too good to be true, but we’ve made it work! Our Unstoppable Fitness Formula gets you the best results in the least amount of time.

You owe it to yourself, your health, and your future to give it a try.

Still need some convincing? Here are a few reasons why 30 minutes is all you need to get lean, toned, and shredded!

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How To Get Back On Track After Vacation

Summer is the time of year when many of us decide to pack our bags and set off on an adventure!

Swimming in the blue waters of the Bahamas? Backpacking through Europe’s historic sites? Lounging on a hammock with a mai tai in Hawaii?

Wherever you fly to for your adventure, one thing is for sure – the temptation of decadent treats will pull you in like a mermaid enchanting a sailor with her siren song.

Remember in the cartoons you watched as a kid when the steam from a freshly baked pie would come to life and dance around the cartoon’s nose? That’s exactly how it feels when you travel to a new land with all kinds of goodies to indulge in.

We’ll be the first to tell you, go for it! It’s vacation!

You shouldn’t feel like you need to deprive yourself of expanding your horizons and giving your tastebuds a taste of all the wonderful flavors of the culture you’re in!

However, we’ve all experienced that shocking moment when you return and realize just how much you were “treating yo’self”.

Don’t fear! You can get that weight off again in no time with the help of these tips!

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I Want to Get Healthy! Where Do I Start?

There came a moment in Jessica’s life when she knew she needed to change something…

Growing up, she ate whatever she wanted. Her friends always wondered how she never lost her figure (turns out, her metabolism was off-the-charts amazing).

Then she had her first child. Then her second. She began to get older, and her metabolism started to slow down.

Before she knew it, she had gained 30 lbs. She was more lethargic than ever before. She didn’t feel anything like herself anymore…

Jessica’s biggest obstacle to getting healthy was that she had no idea where to start.

“How many calories do I cut? What workouts should I be doing? How often should I workout? What supplements do I take?”

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the idea of living a healthy lifestyle. But fear not! We know how to get through it!

Here’s a short and simplified guide to starting your fitness journey off on the right foot!

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How You Can Lose Weight and Keep it Off by Drinking More Water

Water is referred to as the “magical drink” of fitness and health, and for good reason!

Water is like a unicorn – something everyone knows about, but not everyone believes in its power.

Of course, water is an actual element of earth and not a mystical creature (as far as we know). Surprisingly though, many people take water for granted considering its magical ability to cure many ailments.

One of its greatest super powers is its ability to help you shed pounds and emerge as a stronger, better version of yourself. Like a phoenix!

Alright, there’s been a lot of mystical talk here, but in all seriousness, drinking more water every day can improve your body’s functions and help you lose weight – and keep it off!

It’s a common struggle, constantly trying to remember to drink water as you go about your day.

We’re going to tell you right now that taking the extra effort to carry a water bottle with you doesn’t even compare to the victory you feel when you watch the pounds melt away!

Here’s five ways drinking water will help you lose weight, and hopefully inspire you to reach for that extra glass of H2O!

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How to Get the Washboard Abs of Your Dreams

Let’s do a simple exercise.

I want you to picture yourself with a six-pack. I want you to see your beautiful, bold self as lean and ripped, like one of those Greek god statues they carved out hundreds of years ago.

Maybe you’ve never even pictured yourself with a six-pack. Or, perhaps you feel you COULD get a six-pack but you don’t have the time or discipline for it.

Washboard abs aren’t only for the people you see on TV or in magazines. You can get some, too!

You heard me right.

There’s no better time than the summer to tone your abs and get in shape. After all, wouldn’t it be awesome to rock that bikini bod at the beach, the water park, or poolside?

While most people WANT abs, they don’t know how to get them. It’s not as simple as doing sit-ups until your stomach caves in on itself…

…but it’s definitely not that complicated, either.

We’re going to give you a few pointers on how to chisel that core of yours down to abs and muscles. This is stuff you can do today, so don’t be afraid to jump right in and start your ab routine ASAP!

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