Drink coffee, its good for you. There’s been a lot of negative reviews surrounding coffee when it comes to weight loss goals. But coffee is good for you, it has caffeine which is excellent for weight loss and pre workout. Just use stevia to sweeten your coffee and almond or cashew milk to cream it up and enjoy!
Happy 2018 everyone! May this year you see promotions in your job, decrease in your weight, increase in your muscle.
2018 is 2 days away! So it’s time to get those new years resolutions rolling in right? How about no new years resolutions this year? Instead I recommend focusing on making more of the right healthy decisions. Instead of making a goal of 20 pounds lost or 10 pounds of muscle added, I want to encourage you to just make the right decisions on eating and working out that will enable you to reach those goals. Every year we make goals and plans to reach a certain number and honestly I believe most people fall short because A. It’s work to stick with those goals and B. Our bodies don’t interact as planned. Our bodies aren’t predictable when it comes to goals so that’s why I believe if you want to lose weight, just eat the foods required to lose weight and workout. If you want to add muscle do the same thing.
Are you in a rush but hungry and need healthy food? Here’s the top 3 places you should go:
- Chipotle (get a bowl, choose lettuce, beans, meat, and spices or veggies as toppings
- Your local grocery stores (look for grilled or baked meats, or salads, protein bars, and fruit and veggies)
- local salad restaurant: Salata, snappy’s or crisp salad
I know you are eating the foods that your heart desires and probably wanting a workout to help burn those extra calories huh? Here’s your workout below:
3 sets of 20 high knees in place
3 sets of 15 squats
3 sets of 10 push ups (modify on knees if needed)
3 sets of 30 second to 1 minute plank
Have a good christmas eve!
1. Sit with good posture at your desk. Shoulders back, core tight
2. take at least 3 breaks a day to move
3. Drink 1 gallon of water
When you see “free food” at the office, it can be very enticing. To the point that you lose control of all your impulses and eat it. Because its free and its good! Let’s be honest! But the food will prolong you from reaching your goals, so you need to avoid the food. Here’s 3 tips to help you avoid:
1. Think about your initial “why” Why did you start your eating habits, “to be healthier” “to be slimmer for wedding” “live longer” that’s where your motivation will kick back in.
2. eat a protein dense snack immediately. Aim for 20 grams of protein via meat, protein shake, nuts, protein bar
3. Drink 32oz of water immediately then think about your why
Staying in shape can be challenging when your schedule is loaded with obligations. Between your job, social life, and family, when are you supposed to fit in time to work out? If you struggle with feeling guilty for taking time to yourself, or you feel like you can’t afford a gym membership let alone time not spent earning cash, consider finding ways to stay active while also earning a little extra money.
Side gigs are one awesome way to plump up your wallet while also getting active. While most side gigs can’t replace a full-time job, it’s easy to find a part-time position that hardly feels like work. Here are a few ideas for active side gigs you can pick up this spring.
1. Dog Walking
Having a dog is a great excuse to get outside for long walks and visits to the park. If you don’t have a dog of your own, consider becoming a dog walker. Dog walkers can make $15 or more per 30 minutes spent walking, and you can rake in big bucks for minimal time if you can walk several dogs at once. The best part? You don’t need any experience to become a dog walker. You can find clients by reaching out to busy neighbors, and once you have some good references you can start advertising on sites like Rover.com.
2. Fitness Instructor
If you’re a yoga, Zumba, or spin enthusiast (or one of many other fitness trends), connect with a local fitness studio to start offering a class or two every week. You’ll get to keep a cut of the class fees without having to worry about finding your own space or equipment. For something like yoga that doesn’t require gear other than what participants bring themselves, look into offering sessions in a free space like a scenic public park. If you’re intimidated by the idea of teaching an entire class, you can offer private one-on-one sessions in your home.
3. Docent or Tour Guide
Art or history lovers can couple their intellectual interests with their desire to stay active by becoming a docent at a local museum. Docents work as guides for museum guests who want a more educational experience out of their visit. You’ll spend a lot of time on your feet as a docent, getting plenty of light cardio to keep you fit and healthy.
Prefer to get outside? Consider becoming a walking tour guide. If your city or town has historical sites, there’s a good chance there’s a company offering walking tours where you can take visitors to different sites and tell them about the history of the town. You’ll get in a few miles of walking and absorb plenty of mood- and health-boosting vitamin D.
4. Youth Sports Referee
If you played sports in high school or college and want to give back to budding athletes, start refereeing for youth sports during evenings and weekends. Becoming a youth sports referee is easy. You can participate in a referee training by the National Alliance for Youth Sports for only $20, and some local recreational leagues don’t require any training beyond knowledge of the sport’s rules. And since youth sports are typically scheduled for evenings and weekends, it’s easy to fit this side gig around your day job.
Are you looking to get in shape and maybe even earn a few bucks, but don’t have time to squeeze a side job into your already jam-packed schedule? Try out one the many Android and iOS apps that give you financial rewards for meeting your fitness goals. Apps like AchieveMint let you earn points for workout sessions that you can later convert into cash or gift cards, while apps like DietBet and Healthy Wage let you compete against yourself and others for cash prizes. No matter what you choose, you’ll be improving both your lifestyle and your finances.
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Article by Paige Johnson
Never overdue something, that can be a bad thing to do. Whether you’re eating bad or eating healthy. Yes too much eating healthy can be bad because you could deprive your body of foods it craves then overdue it one day. For example if you decide to cut out all bad carbs for the rest of your life, what typically happens to most people is they go hard for 1-2 weeks then they crash. Make moderate goals, instead of completely giving up alcohol (unless you really need to) then give it up for a week at a time then go at it again, or do half of what you normally do. If you normally do 10 drinks a week, then go for 5. Over doing something or under doing something is not good. Everything in moderation is good when it comes to diet and working out.