I know this is a bit of an older DVD, but I thought I would write a little review on it cause I liked it and it was different than my regular workouts so it was a fun little change.
This series isn't very user friendly- there are 4 DVDs and none of the actual 'routines' have an extended run-through at the end. To me this was a pretty critical thing to miss because its so much easier to just follow along for 20-30 minutes, get your heart rate up and then move on. They teach a warm up, the steps of the routine and then have one run-thru. I was constantly wanting them to just keep the workout rolling so I had to manually keep resetting it.
On the other hand, these routines were fun (as long as you don't take yourself too seriously!) and definitely made me feel a little sexy. I really enjoyed the fact that these routines were different. It was nice to get some steps in while working on some coordination and flexibility skills :)
I was 100% way too shy to do these with anyone else or with anyone watching haha. Maybe one day I'll have the confidence to do this with friends and just have a fun girls night or something!
If you want to try these DVDs I would suggest buying them on Amazon- I know that Best Buy sells them but I think they are more expensive there. Let me know if you end up trying these out and what you think! What do you guys add to your normal workout schedule to keep things interesting?
These were seriously yummy little snacks. Like straight up to die for! They have all of the nutrition info posted for you in a little print out and they come in these cutsey little packets. These are perfect for keeping at my desk- sometimes due to meetings or other crazy scheduling, I miss lunch so these are gonna be a life saver (I can already tell!)
Also- I didn't think about this before but these are perfect church-bag snacks. So obvi I'm bringing these on Sunday.
Graze.com has a pretty reasonable set up- $12 per box of 8 snacks. You can adjust the delivery date as you need it- I don't go through all 8 snacks that quickly so I order about once per month. They've also posted several coupons to my account after I signed up (like $2 off a variety pack and others like that) which is really nice.
It's perfect to have these snacks on hand- so much better for you (and more exciting) than anything out of a vending machine. Between the granola, trail mix and other goodies you feel like you get something different each time, yay for variety!
If you are interested in trying it out, here is a coupon code for your 1st and 5th box free! (6R7CM2PYB) Let me know what you think!
Growing up, I had a really difficult time finding motivation to exercise- honestly it was a huge struggle to get me to run even a mile. That being said, the only form of exercise that I actually enjoyed (but that never really felt like exercise) was gymnastics and dance. It was so fun for me to learn routines or tricks and whenever I mastered something, I felt very accomplished.
I stopped going to organized dance classes and gymnastics when I was in my teens so it's been a long while since I've done anything like... but then I tried U-jam last year.
U-jam is a dance/cardio fitness class that incorporates a pretty wide variety of music- everything from hip hop to oldies. I like this class quite a bit more than I like Zumba just because there's a lot more variety! U-jam has specific songs that you learn choreography too (no matter where you take a U-jam class, it will always be the same!) once you get the choreo down, you feel like a freaking pro.
I like U-jam so much that I decided to take the workshop and get certified to teach it! It's been a challenge finding time to work on memorizing the choreography, but eventually I will start teaching. I officially passed my assessment so its time to get down to business.
This format is just so much fun and so different- and that's how workouts should be! They shouldn't feel like work all the time, it's important to actually enjoy what you're doing.
For Utah people- there are several classes taught here (from Salt Lake down to Spanish Fork). Try Baile Dance Studio, Vasa Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness and the Provo Rec!
Outside of UT- go here and search your zip code to find a class!
After you try your first class, you might totally hooked.
Overnight oats are one of my favorite go-to breakfasts- its seriously the easiest thing to prep and pretty freaking good. I'm just all about easy- really. When you don't have to think about what to grab for breakfast on the way out of the house, you'll avoid junk food (usually) because you can't use the excuse that nothing is ready. Plus- it usually keeps me full until lunch and I know I'm getting some goodness in (can help lower risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes!)
Now doesn't that look yum?!
Recipe is from Pinch of Yum
Try to sweeten this bowl with fruit and agave- keep it as natural as possible. Adding extra sugar kinda defeats the purpose, so don't go overboard if you have to add some sugar :)
Grocery delivery is the new thing and let me tell you, it is awesome. It was so so nice not to have to plan out 3 meals! Knowing that they would be dropped off at my door definitely took my stress level down a notch.
Hello Fresh creates recipes, preps most of the ingredients and delivers them right to your door. They've cut out a ton of processing time (everything is already measured for you and you don't have to wash anything- its all ready to be cut!) and honestly it was delicious, flavorful and (you guessed it) fresh.
Our box was delivered on Thursday morning in an refrigerated box- since I work during the day, the food wasn't put into the fridge until about 6 pm. I was nervous about that, but the packaging and ice packs made everything stay nice and cool- Hello Fresh has a great set up.
I'm a college-grad, certified group fitness instructor and certified personal trainer looking to get my healthy to the next level. I hope you can find a little something here that will help you on your journey too.