FIVE tips to get you to the gym

If I don’t go to the gym in the morning it’s hard for me to get the energy to go after work.  But getting up in the morning isn’t always easy. Here are some tips that I use that will help you get out of bed and into the gym in the morning!

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1. No snooze button
Get out of bed when your alarm goes off the first time. When you hit snooze you may delay just enough to talk yourself into skipping the gym.

2. Lay out gym clothes
The less thinking you have to do in the morning the better! Set out your clothes the night before so you can get up and get dressed!

3. Pack your gym bag the night before
Looking around for your makeup bag or curling iron wastes precious time in the morning. Pick out your outfit [and shoes don’t forget your shoes] and everything you need so come morning, you just need to grab your bag and go.

4. Have a plan
Write a workout plan before you get to the gym. Walking in the gym without a plan can make for a slow start not know which machine to use or what you want to work on that day. Having a plan guides you with directions right when you walk in so you can maximize your time there.

5. Don’t talk yourself out of it!
Things can and will go wrong, that’s just life but remember your goals. Remember your why and talk yourself INTO the gym not out of it.

Good luck! Happy lifting!

For a workout program customized to your goals email maketimeforfit@gmail.com!

At home shoulders and abs

Moves to try! Here are some great moves you can do at home!

Bird Dog: Keep your core tight and chin up on the dog plank with alternating opposite leg and hand extensions.  You’ll feel this full body move works great for targeting those shoulders and core and even those glutes! 👍👍👍👌

The forearm plank to down dog is a great core move and gets your shoulders burning. Remember to squeeze your core as you press up hold for 3 counts then back down.  👊👊

Enjoy!

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Them legs though!

Hi there! Have a special event coming up? Wanna have legs to show off in the summer time?? No matter what the reason – if  you want the lean out your legs – here are three of my favorite moves to do just that! Try these in a circuit 12x each (each leg on RDLs and lunges) and followed by 50 jumping jacks. Try to that 3-5 rounds!

SingleLegRDL PileSumoSquat LungeBack-Powerup

 

**Maketimeforfit assuming no responsibility for injury prior, during or after workout moves. Only exercise if you are in good physical shape and approved by a doctor.

Invest in your health

Many of us wake up and think “today I’ll be healthy,  no junk food,  I’ll get a salad for lunch,  and I’ll get a workout in.” But as you go about your day,  things change up a little.  It’s a co workers birthday and lots of (delicious) cake flowing around the office. Or you get slammed and have to order pizza because you don’t have time to get lunch.  Then you decide to just pick up Chinese food on the way home because you don’t feel like cooking and the gym?  Ha no way, not today!

Once you realize that everything you put into your body will effect not only the way you look but the way you feel, you will be more careful or your food choices. “It’s too hard to plan ahead and really expensive to eat healthy.” Not really – when you think of how much you spend on fast food each week and not to mention the money you’ll be spending on medical bills as you get older.

There is no price for a healthy life and you are in complete control of it! Not to say you have to make every meal and go to the gym every day – just be aware of what you are ingesting and how much you’re exercising. Take pride in yourself and fuel your body with the right stuff!

Start today! Email maketimforfit@gmail.com for your personalized workout program! I will work with you to fit a program into your busy schedule!

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No gym partner? No problem!

A healthy and fit lifestyle is personal decision. IF your spouse, family, friends, kids are all doing the same it does make it (a whole lot) easier to help keep on track and accountable. Sometimes a solo workout can help you refocus and benefit you not only physically but also emotionally and mentally.

Working out alone gives you some alone time to think about you.

Let’s face it, life gets busy but DON’T forget you are a priority.

That solo workout whether it’s a quick run, a strength training session or a 6 mile jog – enjoy the time because time alone doesn’t happen often! That little alone time will help you to be best version of you – a healthy one!

You can go at your one pace – no partner pushing you faster or slowing you down. You become your own motivation.  Plus, you can skip the chit chat and focus on the workout you are doing.  Running, lifting, yoga, whatever it is you can go with your personal flow and do you!

Choose whatever music you want! Get lost in some music and let yourself take it all in! Sometimes a good jam session is all you need to keep going! Your music, your choice, you call the shots.

So take advantage of some solo time and get a workout in on your terms! You are only trying to get better than you were yesterday, sometimes a solo workout is just what you need!

 
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Tupperware Life

Living a healthy lifestyle takes a little planning, time and preparation.  In the super fast paced world we live in everything is thing “go go go” and planning takes a back seat. Some simple tips that can help you continue to ready healthy on the go!
•Make extra
When you do have time to cook dinner, cook enough for 2 extra meals.  It’s just as easy to make a piece of grilled chicken as it is to make 4.
•Staples
Have things you like in the house as ready go-to’s. For me I like string cheese,  clementines, bananas, grapes, edamame, fresh spinach and hard boiled eggs.
•Pack early
If you pack a lunch or dinner the night before you can just grab and go. Way easier than frantically putting things together lat minute.
•Single servings
When you store your left overs store them in meals. Don’t put all the chicken breats together, but rather the chicken,  edamame and rice. Again making it easier on yourself in the long run.

So I bring my lunch and sometimes dinner to work with all my Tupperware.  But if your health is important to you,  you find ways to make it work.  Plus, you can save a ton of money but not eating out! 👏👏👐👍👌

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Booty for your Boo

I got married in July 2014 and I definitely wanted to have the right curves in the right places! So whether you’re getting married and want to have that nice round booty in that perfect dress or you are getting ready for date night or even better you just to look in the mirror and check yourself out – here are some moves to help you get that booty!

Try these moves to help shape your booty for your boo and to look fabulous in whatever you wear!

BentKneeHipExtension HipExtensionwithChairAssist butt-kicks StepUp Superman-JustLegs

**MakeTimeForFit assumes no responsibility for any injury as a result of these moves**

Be your own #1 fan

Happy Monday! Start the week off right, exercise, eat well and drink lots of water! But most of all remember to be your own #1 fan! Learn to push yourself! 👊

I’ll bet many times (probably more than you’d like to admit) you put yourself down or discredit yourself, question your worth, beat yourself up..and let me tell you – that will get you no where!
So here’s your little reminder – Don’t be afraid to be proud of yourself and your accomplishments whether they are personal, at work, at the gym – whatever!
You have to be able to tell yourself “good job” “stick with it” “don’t give up” you can be your own cheerleader!
Self motivation is something you need to reach your goals no matter what they are.
So when are doing great at work, take time reflect and pat yourself on the back OR when you make it to the gym like you planned that week – tell yourself “good job, let’s try to make it two weeks straight!”

That little saying “your catch more flies with honey than vinegar” it works not just for others but for yourself too! Be nice to yourself! Don’t put yourself down and expect to have a positive self image.

Little tip: take pictures and measurements to remind yourself where you started and acknowledge your accomplishments!

Just a little reminder to love yourself – so look in the mirror and tell you yourself you’re great!

Here’s a little food for thought!

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Start today! Email maketimforfit@gmail.com for your personalized workout program!

Egg sandwich

I love the results I’m seeing from carb cycling – (if you want to know more about that email maketimeforfit@gmail.com). One of my favorite breakfast meals* is this egg sandwich – and it’s super easy to make.

I have an egg poacher (it was 4 dollars from Bed, Bath and Beyond here) and make two eggs with a quick stir and a little water – microwave for :45-1:00 and then put a little ham, cheese and couple slices of avocado the middle. Viola – super easy, and just as quick as a bowl of cereal!

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What are some of your favorite low carb breakfasts?

*I work out in the morning so I usually have a 1/4 c of oatmeal with this for enough energy to get through my workout.

Wedding Shoulders

Like I mentioned in a previous post I am a personal trainer and  got married last July  💍💒

I wanted to have more defined deltoids (shoulders) and no arm fat jiggle! Here are a couple moves I recommend for sculpting your shoulders! 💪💪💪

Whatever your reason try these moves to shape up your shoulders!

Top: Front Raises Middle: Lateral Raises Bottom: Reverse Fly

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But my smart husband helped me out by blocking my arm for the kiss! Definitely a keeper! 👌👌

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Good luck! And check out our wedding photographer , makeup artist, and hair stylist

Remember to check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program.