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Workout of the Week: Sexy Shoulder Sculptor

Don’t you want shoulders that SCREAM sexy?

Today’s workout will get you on track for just that!

We’ve got curls, planks, “I” raises, “L” raises, and burpees, all designed to tone your shoulders to perfection. There’s also one piece of equipment we’ll be using today that really brings the burn to your shoulders…battle ropes!

Battle ropes are these long ropes that you can slam, shake, and even whip. The ropes aren’t light, so you’ll need your shoulders to get them off the ground and moving.

There will also be a few resistance band and dumbbell exercises to add even more kick to this workout!

Let’s hop into this one! Can’t you feel those new shoulder muscles already?

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Recipes: Super Stuffed Squash

Trying to “squash” those carbs that sneak into your diet?

Today, you’ll get the chance to do just that with our squash-tastic recipe of the week: stuffed squash! This is an awesome way to enjoy beef guilt-free.

Here’s the trick: you use the squash as a little boat that holds your beef and veggies. Cool, right? You’ll feel full, and you’ll miss the carbs that come in hamburger buns and tortillas!

Below, we’ve listed a few veggies to mix in, but feel free to experiment with your favorite veggies as well. You can even switch out the beef for a different protein if you’d like!

Hungry yet? We knew you would be…

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Workout of the Week: Get That Heart Pumpin’!

Healthy heart, healthy body!

Did you know that your heat actually becomes stronger from exercising? The stronger it gets, the more blood it can pump through your body with every beat!

Exercise keeps your heart working at its absolute best. Plus, your resting heart rate will decrease since your heart will be so strong, it doest take as much effort to pump blood.

This short workout is going to get your heart pumping and your muscles working! Get ready to sweat through some high knees, push presses, and more!

Do you have the beat? Let’s get started!

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Recipes: Egg White Chile Omelette

What you do in the morning makes an impact on how the rest of your day will go…why not start it off right…with a little fire?

If you like spicy, this recipe will quickly become a breakfast staple in your home! It’s rich with protein, bursting with flavor, low in carbs, and totally mouthwatering!

Whoever said you can’t have it all hasn’t taken a bite of this beauty yet!

With its energy packed ingredients, you’ll be able to power through the day like a champion! Plus, this meal is a great way to stay on track with your weight loss and fitness goals.

Serve with some salsa and avocado on the side and you’ve got a fiesta in your mouth!

Grab a whisk, it’s time to break a few eggs!

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How to Beat Cancer Before It Comes

They say that 1 in 3 people on this planet will be diagnosed with cancer.

You might have loved ones, friends, or acquaintances that have battled with this deadly disease. Some may have lost their lives. Others may still be fighting cancer every single day.

Cancer can take away anyone’s soul, grit, and heart if they let it. It also can transform you into a bolder, stronger, and more beautiful person. It catches most people off guard; once they’re diagnosed, it becomes scramble mode: they have to change their lifestyle dramatically in a short period of time…

That’s DEFINITELY not the easiest thing to do…

So why not try to live that healthy lifestyle today? Why not decrease your risk of getting cancer before it even comes? That sounds like a plan to me!

Here are a few ways you can be proactive against cancer!

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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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Recipes: Celery Root & Green Onion Bisque

Did someone say bisque??

Today’s recipe features bisque, basically soup, with an infusion of veggies!

This recipe is dairy-free, so all you lactose intolerant readers can enjoy this fine meal. We added some coconut milk and chicken broth to make this soup rich, creamy, and easy on the stomach (and your health)!

Need any more convincing? This is the perfect recipe for an ice cold day when you need something to warm you up!

So without further ado, here’s that recipe!

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Workout of the Week: Get Abs, Lose Flabs!

Ready to ab-olish those abs?

Ok, ok, that one was a bit of a…stretch. (Alright, last fitness pun, promise!)

Seriously though, when is it NOT a great time to tone your abs? Throw you legs in the mix and you’ve got yourself a nice midsection/lower body workout!

Today’s workout is a partner workout, meaning you’ll need to find a friend to do this with. You’ll alternate between the primary movement and the secondary movement at each station in 30 second intervals.

This one is 5 rounds per station, so you’ll be working that endurance of your…a lot! Get ready for some plank jacks, jump lunges, and squat jumps!

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Recipes: Cinnamon Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps With Quick Apple Chutney

Mmmm, cinnamon apple. One of the most comforting mixtures to enjoy on a brisk Autumn day.

With Fall right around the corner, it’s never too early to start dipping your toes into some new recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping you on track with your health.

Today’s recipe combines sweet and savory in the best way! These cinnamon ground turkey lettuce wraps with apple chutney are a lean, green, tasty machine!

Ready to eat your way to health? Let’s get cooking!

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Workout of the Week: Plank it Up!

Walk the plank!!

Oh right, we’re not in a pirate movie.

But we are talking about the fat blasting, belly burning kind of planks today!

This exercise is perfect for getting that flat, toned tummy you’ve always wanted. Planks work all the muscles in your core abdomen, including the rectus abdominus (which are the visible washboard abs you see in all the fitness mags).

Get ready to work your body and sweat off some calories! Let’s get moving!

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