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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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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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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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How To Beat the Breakup Binge and Stay on Track With Your Health

Remember when you were a teenager, and you had your first breakup? It felt like the sky was falling, right? And like you’d never be able to live another day without your boo back in your life?

Well…that feeling is still pretty sucky even as an adult. 

Fortunately, you’re older and wiser than you were back then. You know life goes on, and you know that your health and well-being is important for your happiness.

Alas, every breakup you experience is a tough pill to swallow. And we, as humans, tend to go on a bit of an unhealthy spiral when it happens.

Allow us to be the friend who tells you to put down the pint of double fudge ice cream! Today, we’re going to give you some tips on how to beat the breakup binge and stay on track with your health goals.

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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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Recipes: Santa Fe Salmon Salad

It’s time for another scrumptious serving of salmon…in a salad!

Today’s protein-rich meal is garnished with crip greens, corn, peppers, cheese, and avocados for a flavorful filling of veggies! This meal is easy on your health AND your taste buds!

To top it all off, we’ve added a little Santa Fe seasoning blend to give the salmon that extra “oomph” of flavor!

No greasy chicken skin. No fried anything. Just well-prepared salmon and salad—that’s all you need for an amazing, wholesome meal!

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Workout of the Week: Truly Arm-azing!

I know you want a pair of sculpted arms, some defined muscles, and a strong upper body to boot…

So…why not go get ’em?

Today’s workout will work your arms into toned condition. You’ll be loving that new you staring back at you in the mirror every morning—especially when that new you has some added muscle to show off.

Our workout for the day is another “11 Rep Round” workout! You’ll alternate between two different exercises, doing 10 reps of one and 1 rep of the other. For the next round, you’ll do nine of one workout and 2 of the other.

You get the picture…you’ll always be doing 11 reps per round!

Ready to flaunt those arms in public yet? Your time starts now!

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How to Become a Grocery Guru

You know what one of the best feelings in the world is?

Getting EXACTLY what you need.

There are times when our needs are glaringly obvious. Maybe a family’s only car broke down, so they need to purchase another one (and quick!). Or, you’ve probably encountered a time when you’ve been ready to fill out a friend’s birthday card only to realize that you don’t have a pen to write with.

Now when we talk about grocery shopping, that’s a whole ‘nother story…

We need food to live. That’s obvious. But when you stroll through the aisles of the market, your eyes are drawn to those snacks, drinks, and ice creams you WANT but know you don’t NEED. Plus, these extras add unnecessary expenses to your end receipt.

Listen here: we’ve got a few hacks to help you feel like the heavyweight champion of…the supermarket!

Sound glorious enough? If so, check out our tips on how to conquer grocery shopping, especially when you’re on a budget.

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