Sick of doing the same cardio routine? Step it up a notch…literally, and use the stepmill machine in your gym! This is the machine that looks like an escalator.
You are guaranteed to have an effective workout each time. Just be sure to challenge yourself, but listen to your body at the same time.
Play with the intervals and speed times to ensure you do not get bored of simply climbing stairs- WORK FOR IT!
The workout listed is intense so go at your own pace.
I personally enjoy the stairs because it is a bit easier on my knees than running and it is a great way to tone up my glutes too! Try this glute toning workout and see for yourself!
Tighten up your Glutes!
Try these tasty Sweet Potato Pancakes for a simple yet high protein breakfast option!
Sweet Potato Pancake Recipe
Found this pretty nifty Infographic about SUGAR! Beware- some things that are deemed as “healthy” may not be the best option.
When it comes to dried fruit, a lot of them have added sugar. Instead, reach for the real whole fruit and enjoy the natural sugars rather than the natural AND added sugars that are found in dried fruit. You will also be more satisfied because the whole fruit will fill up your stomach a bit more.
Oatmeal is another healthy item that gets ruined so that it tastes good. Unless the oatmeal packets say “plain” or “original” flavor, you are probably dealing with added sugars. Choose the plain oatmeal and add in your own sweetener, I like fresh fruit or a teaspoon of honey.
Read the infographic below for some other hidden sugar treats.
Find out how much sugar there is per 100 grams of certain dried fruits, spices, condiments, and other common food products through our infographic “A Sweet Trap: Shocking Amounts of Sugar in Common Foods.” Use the embed code to share it on your website or visit our infographic page for the high-res version.
<img src="http://media.mercola.com/assets/images/infographic/sugar-foods.jpg" alt="sugar in foods infographic" border="0" style="max-width:100%; min-width:300px; margin: 0 auto 20px auto; display:block;"><p style="max-width:800px; min-width:300px; margin:0 auto; text-align:center;">Find out how much sugar there is per 100 grams of certain dried fruits, spices, condiments, and other common food products through our infographic "<a href="http://www.mercola.com/infographics/sugar-foods.htm">A Sweet Trap: Shocking Amounts of Sugar in Common Foods</a>." Visit our infographic page for the high-res version.</p>
Workout at home when you are short on time.
If you are short on time and cannot make it to the gym—take it to the HOUSE!
I keep light dumbells and resistance bands in my house so that I can sneak in a quick workout ANYTIME. Even if you do not have these items. Try squats, lunges, burpees, jumping jacks, wall sits, dips —the list goes ON! Just challenge yourself. Do your moves for 1 min without stopping and then recover a few seconds and start again. Challenge yourself to hit more repetitions each min. the excuses stop HERE!
Feel like you are stuck in a weight loss rut?
Try incorporating High Intensity Interval Training HIIT to your Workout Routine.
This will allow for your heart rate to stay elevated while doing short bursts of intense physical activity followed by an active recovery period. Bellow you will find a link to a sample HIIT workout routine and my article also provides you with some more in depth description of what High Intensity Interval Training is along with the descriptions of how to perform this High Intensity Workout AT HOME!!!!!!
Angeles’ High Intensity Interval Workout!
Last month my weight loss tips were featured in the Florida Today newspaper. The article titled, “Five Ways to Lose Stubborn Pounds” offered the reader ways to let go of those lingering pounds. I readers know they should—
1. Supplement your Workouts
2. “RIP It” in the Gym
3. Hold the Salt
4. Cut the Sweet Treats
5. Drink Plenty of Water
In case you missed the print article, you can read the full list of quick weight loss here! Just wanted to share a few fun tips with YOU! Let me know if you have any tips that you use when trying to slim down quick.