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Saturday, November 22, 2014

How to have a healthier Thanksgiving - 10 tips for a healthy dinner

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Hey everyone! Are you as excited as I am for Thanksgiving this week?? This is probably one of my favorite holidays - we always get together with family/loved ones, eat, express gratitude, eat, watch football, and eat!! Did I mention there's usually food involved? In the past Thanksgiving has been notorious for blowing up my good eating habits. This year, however, I'm determined to make things different! I am stronger than you, succulent Thanksgiving turkey and delicious creamy mashed potatoes, and here's how this is going to go down this year! Today I'm sharing 10 ways that you can enjoy a healthier Thanksgiving. Don't let one day ruin weeks of exercising and eating right! Take back your Turkey Day and let's stay on track together!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

How to get rid of cankles - Best workout to shape calves

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Canklesa calf that goes directly into an ankle devoid of any shape or form.

Have you always wanted to add more shape to your legs? Ever thought that your legs could look better coming out of those shorts or poking out from under your skirt? The quickest way to sculpt amazing lower extremities that just beg to be showed off is by focusing on developing muscle tone in your calves. Today's "Problem Areas" series post is dedicated to toning and tightening up those calf muscles and help you shape the best legs of your life. Get ready for this one; we're going to work it!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fitness Motivation - Do what others won't so tomorrow you can do what others can't

The grinding, the pain, the soreness, the rigor. Is it all really worth it?

Being healthy isn't easy. Think about it – you wake up early before anyone else to go to the gym. At the gym you push, pull, lift, and carry beyond what you thought you were physically capable of, only to come home and adhere to a strict diet of protein, carbohydrates, and minimal fats and sugars. Let's be honest – fitness definitely isn't easy street. It requires hard work, dedication, and doing things above and beyond what "normal" people do. Putting things into this perspective, one can't help but ask…

"Is it worth it?"

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Chest and Back Superset Workout

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One of my favorite gym days!

I love supersets. The idea is simple – work one muscle group followed be immediately working the muscle group directly opposite. Basically, you're working the muscle group on the opposite side while giving the group you just worked a break. Confusing? I'm sure you it will be crystal clear once you finish this workout!

Two of my favorite groups to superset are the chest and back. It's a great way to blow through a ton of exercises in not a lot of time. Here on the newest addition to the "What I Worked Wednesday" series I'm sharing this awesome chest and back gym day. Try it out – I promise you will love it… And maybe hate it in two days…

Monday, November 17, 2014

10 of the Best Active Video Games for Kids

With the holidays around the corner, I wanted to focus on gifts you could give your friends, family and loved ones that will help them stay active, healthy, and achieve their fitness goals.

Today I wanted to share 10 of the Best Video Games that encourage kids to be active. Kids love video games, but many times they will be sitting down for hours on end while they play. We do have a video game console at our house (just a basic Wii), but we try to find games that require our kids to move. It's a great way for them to get exercise, especially during the winter months!

Without further adieu, here are 10 of the Best Video Games that will keep your kids moving!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Best Butt and Ab Workouts - Weekly Workout Plan

6 of my favorite workouts for two of your favorite areas!

Welcome to another "Weekly Workout Plan" here on Tone and Tighten! This week we're dedicating to the glutes and the abs - the posterior and the anterior - the "Butt and Gut"!! You get a bonus workout this week - 6 days (3 butt and 3 abs) of workouts to help you sculpt your backside and tone your front! Pick one a day for 6 days (only one rest day this week, but you totally got it!) and have a fantastic week!
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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Fitness Motivation - Improvement - Exercise Inspiration

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Stop comparing and start achieving.

In the world of health and fitness it's so easy to get caught up in the comparison game. Inevitably there is always someone better than us and unfortunately they're usually right in front of us. That guy/girl at the gym who looks amazing. The runner who finishes a full 5 minutes ahead of you in your 5K race. Even the dang instructor on the DVD who can go 60 straight minutes without even breathing heavy (have you ever tried to talk while working out?? That stuff's hard!). While there will always be someone to compare ourselves to, the harsh reality is more often than not we will fall short. So how do we avoid doubt, resentment, and discouragement? Remember one fact - 

Your only competition stares back at you in the mirror.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Low Impact 50 Minute At-Home HIIT Workout

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Sleeping baby?
Sensitive neighbor?
Rehabbing an injury?

This workout is amazing! I was stoked when I found it! The "Silent HIIT" workout is perfect for anyone trying to keep it down but wants to get an amazing shred on as well. Minimal jumping so it's super low-impact (great for anyone with aching joints) yet it's an incredible burn (700 calories!). Check it out below:

Thursday, November 13, 2014

How to get rid of back fat workout - Best back exercises

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Eliminating your problem areas one by one.

"I don't wear tank tops because of it." "I can't stand the way it looks in a swimsuit." "I just wish my back was more toned." If you have ever had any of these thoughts, today's workout is just for you! Introducing the newest addition to our “Problem Areas" series, today is all about back flab. You know – that little bit of extra on your back around your shoulder blades that "spills out" every now and then and that nobody likes to see. Today I am sharing 5 of my favorite back exercises that require little or no equipment in one killer workout designed to sculpt, shape, tone, and tighten your back! Check it out – bye-bye forever back flab!