A Workout You Can Do Anywhere!

I have been traveling a lot more than usual this year!  There have been weddings to go to, family reunions to attend, vacations, and time away with my husband.  Not all hotels or places we stay have workout equipment that I can use so I had to create my own full body workout!

 

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Here is one of my go-to full body workouts that can be done anywhere!  You can do your workout outside, at a friends house, in a hotel room, or at your parents house.  Anywhere that you are… you can do this workout!  The beauty about this routine is that you do not have to use any equipment.

So many people don’t workout sometimes because they don’t have access to a gym, a dvd player, or their laptops.  This shouldn’t be an excuse.  God has created the perfect gym in nature:)  You can build strength and get a great workout in without ever stepping foot on an elliptical!

Are you getting away this summer or fall?  Try this workout!:)

How did you do?

Rini~

10 Reasons to Move Everyday!

Happy Monday!:)

The past week I have been reflecting on how important it is to move our bodies every day.  I don’t necessarily mean with intense exercises but just moving our bodies in one way, shape, or form.  Our bodies were made to be in motion, and with the type of lifestyle we tend to lead, we can forget this important fact.  Instead of sitting on the couch or at your desk all day, try getting up and moving at different points in the day.

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To help us understand how important it is, I wanted to list 10 reasons why we should move everyday.

1. It gives us more energy throughout the day.

2. It helps maintain and/or lose weight.

3. It helps us feel better about ourselves.

4. It puts us in a better mood.

5. It helps us get more done since we have more energy.

6. It helps burn more calories throughout the day.

7. It helps curb our appetite.

8. It improves our flexibility and joints.

9. It helps fight off diseases.

10. It helps blood to flow to our brain which helps us to focus.

These are all great reasons why we should be moving everyday, and now I want to discuss some ways in which we can make this happen!

live breathe inspire We can take the stairs instead of an elevator, park away from the stores when we shop to get in some more walking, actually go for walks, walk or run while listening to audiobooks or podcasts, and get up every 45 minutes from our desk and get in some physical activity.  It might be a walk, some jumping jacks, planks, or high knees.

We just need to make sure we are moving everyday.  Our bodies were designed for movement.  We look and feel better when we are moving, so why wouldn’t we try moving more each day?

What are some ways you make sure to move everyday?

~Rini

5 Weight Loss Tips

IMG_1254 As we have entered into a new year I know many of us have a new years resolution that has something to do with weight loss or just getting healthier in general.  We know how much of a struggle it can be trying to live a healthy lifestyle which is why we have come up with 10 weight loss tips!  From my experience there isn’t an easy way to lose weight fast so before we begin we have to remember that this is a lifestyle change.  It took me 3 years to finally lose the weight it took me only 6 months to put on.  It might not be a fast process, but it definitely is worth it!

1.  Drink Water!

I know this might seem like an obvious step, but it really does help not only in weight loss, but also with every aspect of your health!  Water helps your skin (anti-aging) along with aids in digestion.  If you are struggling to create bowel movements, then this simple step should help with this as well.  Try to drink 8 glasses a day, but if you can’t do that try to get it as close to that as you can:)

2.  Workout

I know I know… who really wants to workout?  Before I started living my healthier lifestyle I would make every excuse under the sun to not workout.  I have been there and done that.  The truth about losing weight though isn’t just eating healthier… you HAVE to workout as well.  The type of workout you do can vary differently based on your health, weight, and age.  Someone who is very overweight would benefit greatly from just walking as much as they can and doing some strength exercises.  I will never forget what one of my college friends said to me.  I was going on a walk with my at that time boyfriend and excited that I had walked everyday I said, “I have been walking everyday, hopefully this helps with my weight problem.”  She looked at me point blank and said, “Reeni you are 21 years old… you need to be running.  Do it now while you can.”  This was a slap in the face to the kind of life I was leading at the time.  She was 100% right, and now 6 years later running is one of my favorite workouts.

3.  Eat Veggies!

One of the best things about veggies is that you can eat A LOT without getting the calories you so desperately don’t want!  I try to eat as naturally as I can (meaning stuff that comes from the earth).  As opposed to a diet, when you focus on eating from the earth, then you can eat a lot of food.  It helps you realize that you don’t have to starve yourself to live a healthy life while losing weight at the same time!  It is a win-win for everyone.

4.  Grab a Buddy

I know it is so much easier to stick with a lifestyle change if you have a buddy/friend that is helping you through it.  My workout buddy/friend was my husband.  He worked out with me during the first few months of working out even on the days he didn’t want to.  He knew this was important to me to stick with it so he made sure he pushed me as far as I could go.  This helps so much in keeping you accountable to your goals.  Even with a buddy you won’t do everything perfectly, but you will have such a higher chance of sticking with it in the long run.  I highly recommend you find someone now to help!  If you don’t have anyone I would love to help out in any way I can:)

5.  Keep Healthy Snacks at Home

The worst feeling in the world is being hungry without anything quick to grab that is healthy.  That is why it is so important to keep healthy snacks at home, at work, or in your car.  What I like to do is every week cut up some veggies/healthy fruit for snacks for the week.  This makes it so much easier actually eating healthy if it is quick to grab something from the fridge.  Along those same lines try not to keep sugar/unhealthy food in your home.  There are some people who can have them at home without it tempting them, but let me tell you a secret… I am not one of those people!  If it is at my house I will eat it.  Therefore, I just don’t keep those foods at home.  If you live with people who like to eat food like that either ask them politely to hide them from you or try to get them to eat healthier as well.  You are doing something good for their health:)

-Rini