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Hibernation Habits, Be Gone!

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People it’s time to get up and out!  So it’s cold! So what!? A little cold never hurt nobody! Check out these tips for working out in the winter to break your hibernation habit and get ready for the spring!

From Fitness Magazine: Winter-Proof Your Workout lists the possible cause for your body storing more fat during the winter, the strategy behind ditching the bulky sweaters, fun ways to burn calories and more!

HuffingtonPost Healthy Living provides tips that will keep you motivated all winter with these quick Winter Workout Tips!

Winter Fitness Tips – 10 Formulas For Staying Super-Fit In Winter  from AskMen.com. This list isn’t just for men, you ladies can take advantage of any of these! Check out the article to get more explanation on each of their Ten Tips!

10. Have restraint
9. Consider the math
8. Think of the warm shower ahead
7. A Simple Kidnapping Will Do The Trick
6. Embrace The Cold
5. Just Bite The Bullet
4. Be One Of The Chosen Ones
3. The Chicago Workout
2. You Can Have Your Holiday Excess – And Eat It, Too
1. The Marine Workout

Cold Weather Workouts from Womens Health Mag guides you to working out in the elements! From safely mapping your route to starting off slow, distance wise, these are very important tips on how to safely get your fitness on!

5 Tips for Cold Weather Workouts from Spafinder!

1. Take a look at your health.
2. Layer up.
3. Warm up (maybe even before heading outside)
4. Protect your head, hands, and feet.
5. Diversify your workouts!

Specifically For Runners: Winterize Your Run from Fitness Magazine! It gives a great guide on how to layer depending on how low the temperatures go!

And to keep things fun this winter: Hit the Slopes – 10 Ski Destinations Close to Long Island.  Skiing is great exercise! Cross-Country Skiing is an amazing workout! If you’ve never skied before, its always good to try something new and its fun for all ages!

And if you just cannot seem to bear the cold, here are some of our favorite at home workouts!

1. T25
2. Insanity
3. P90X/2/3 (30 Minutes)
4. ChaLEAN Extreme
5. KB Body Series
6. Shrinking Jeans
7. Tabata
8. Cycleops
9. Resistance Bands
10. Stretch/Foam Roll

As long as you keep yourself moving this winter, you cannot go wrong! Remember to keep the spring and summer in mind to keep yourself motivated! If you head out into the winter weather to exercise, take in the fresh air, be safe and stay healthy!

First Tabata This February

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Some of these moves were taken from last night’s Kettlebell Kickboxing class which was an intense yet gratifying workout! Our heart rates were up and our fat was BURNING!

Check out this Tabata!

20 seconds weighted reverse lunge, 10 second break.
20 seconds alternate knee and chop, 10 second break.
20 seconds squat jumps, 10 second break.
20 seconds inch worm push ups, 10 second break.

Repeat for a total of 4 minutes.

Winter Fitness

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Well winter has been fully upon us for a while now and we completely understand the habit of hibernation. It’s been freezing, at least in New York it has been, and the last thing you want to do is travel anywhere other than to work, home or out with friends.

Sometimes making that extra trip out to the gym or for a run is discouraging in this type of weather. Not only that but cold weather does not encourage healthy eating. Maybe you’re dressed in roomy sweaters to keep you warm and you’re comfy cozy and what do you want to eat? Comfy, cozy hot foods! And just like that, you’re in hibernation mode.

It’s important to keep in mind that going into hibernation mode might be fun now but spring and summer are just around the corner. They will come, whether we feel like they will or not at this point, and if you don’t try to stay focused with your eating and workouts now, you’ll have more work to do once the warm weather rolls around and you shed those comfy sweaters!

Check out the Tips page for ways to beat the hibernation habit!

Baked You Out!

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This week’s cheat isn’t even that much of a cheat.  We totally faked out our taste buds here with this VERY healthy cheat of Baked Apples with Coconut Milk!  We agree that you could even leave out the coconut milk and it would still be just as yummy!  But you simply microwave a cored apple, add some chilled coconut cream or coconut milk, silvered almonds and cinnamon and voila! Check out the link to the recipe for more specifics and enjoy!

Additionally,  Michelle’s studio had a birthday to celebrate today and the birthday girl requested non GMO baked goods and Michelle found Jennifer’s Way Bakery - A Gluten Free, Non GMO, Soy, Dairy, Peanut free bakery.  The cupcakes were baked fresh before they were delivered this afternoon and the staff said they were amazing!  Michelle is having her cupcake tomorrow after this final day of Whole30 ends!

Super Bowl Sunday Chili & Healthy Chinese New Year Specials!

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This past Sunday we made this fantastic No Bean Chili With Roasted Butternut Squash!  Its great for a Sunday prep day and we’ve been having it for lunches all week!  The recipe calls for ground beef and lamb cut into cubes, or steak but we used ground beef and chicken so feel free to alter the protein as you like! The butternut squash with the chili were the perfect balance of sweet and spicy and its also recommended to add avocado. Its totally delish!

Chinese New Year began on January 31st and Beachbody put out a list of some wondefful Chinese New Year Recipes!  They look amazing!

10 Healthy Recipes for Chinese New Year

The Calorie Myth

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This week’s book is The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better by Jonathan Bailor.

We are extremely interested in picking up this book as we’ve heard a lot about it and since coming to the end of Whole30, where the principals do not rely on calorie counting but personal portion sizes, we are curious to find out Bailor’s approach.

The book gets amazing reviews with weight loss success stories to go along with it. If you get to pick this up, let us know!

Find Your Next Level

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This week’s article on the Magazine Rack is from Fitness Magazine titled Postcard From The Edge – by Claudia Lebenthal.

This personal essay from author and skier Claudia Lebenthal is an account of her experience happening upon a challenging slope, one she most likely would not have ventured to had she heard about its terrain.  But with no turning back she had no choice but to take a risk and reach a new personal level.  While on the mountain she waited to see other more experienced skiers and a young college kid came by.  When she asked him some pointers and that this wasn’t quite her level, he said to her “Well, you’re skiing it, Its your level now.”

That moment changed her life. Check out the article to find out how! And the moral of this story, never let any new fitness challenge scare you (with caution). You usually come out the other side a stronger, more confident person, not only in your workouts but in your every day life!


I’m A Machine

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This week’s Hit List is brought to you by David Guetta feat. Crystal Nicole called I’m A Machine and Michelle heard it in last week’s Kettlebell Kickboxing class with Jenel! It has an awesome beat! Check it out!

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