Mar 202014
 

You vs YouHi #FitFam! Happy Spring and Happy “National Happy Day”!!!

In the busy lives that we lead…it’s You vs You!
It’s easy to not recognize the amazing progress we’ve made. It’s easy to lose focus because of the results we’re “not getting”. It’s easy to quit because of the obstacles that we face.

We must realize that WE are our biggest excuse. WE are our largest roadblock. WE are too distracted from what matters most. The scale won’t tell you how amazing you are! The scale won’t tell you how beautiful you look! The scale won’t admire you for your determination!!! continue reading

Jan 142014
 

NO GYM? NO PROBLEM! TRY THIS “WASHCLOTH WORKOUT”!

“Gliding Discs” are an awesome way to perform a total body workout. Typically, they are double-sided for versatility and work on both carpet and hard surfaces. From lunges and squats to upper-body exercises, you are guaranteed to target specific muscle groups and tone your entire body! Personally, I don’t own these yet so I’ve made my own version using washcloths. They are the PERFECT alternative and I’m loving the results of my workouts. If you don’t have hardwood floors, no problem. Grab a couple paper plates.

For more of my fitness videos, be sure to check out www.YouTube.com/FitWasted!

 

 

Dec 112013
 

12 Days of Fitness

‘Tis the season to get fit, not fat.

Fast forward to January 1st — the moment where you commit to your New Year’s Resolutions! After a season of way too many cookies, heavy meals and adult beverages, it’s only natural that people vow to lose weight and get fit. In fact, weight loss is predicted to rank #1 for 2014. But why wait until January 1st? Why not close out 2013 STRONG & HEALTHY with Tribesports’ 12 Days of Fitness?!

Click this link and come workout with me → 12 Days of Fitness (psssst…Santa has a special surprise waiting for you).

Oh yeah, I wrote a song for you….

 
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Oct 182013
 

Once upon a time…
It’s go time. You’re standing in the middle of the gym contemplating where to head first. It’s no surprise that the gym is overcrowded with what may seem like a thousand people. After all, it is Saturday. Grrrr…bulging muscle head dudes, supermodels and the seventeen year-old Little Miss Perfects. Come on, decide already! Free weights? Machines? How about those intriguing gadgets crossfitters use that you wouldn’t know what to do with anyway? As you carefully scan each section of the gym, as if you’re now a part of the secret service, you make eye contact with a man that clearly could be the next Christian Grey. Crap! Look away. Look down. DO SOMETHING! Phone, phone, where’s my fricking phone?!

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Sep 132013
 

When it comes to burpees, many would agree that it’s a true love-hate relationship. Why?

Love:
Burpees are one of the single most amazing exercises on the planet and are highly respected within the fitness community. They require extreme effort using just your body weight and can be done anywhere at anytime. Known for their powerful results, burpees will challenge every muscle in your body. They are an intense combination of both strength training and cardio training which makes them a popular choice by all military forces, crossfit aficionados, extreme athletes, and fitness junkies. In fact, a 10 minute burpee session alone can burn approximately 100 calories. I’m positive you have heard the saying “sweat is fat crying”, right? Perhaps “calorie murdering” is more like it. continue reading

Sep 062013
 

Why You're Not Losing WeightEver wonder why you’re not losing weight? Are you constantly “dieting” and still not losing weight? The truth is that even when you’re on this so called “diet”, you might be doing more harm than good. Well, I’ve got to be honest and say, stop dieting and start living! A healthy lifestyle is just that – a lifestyle, not a damn “diet”. Here are a few common mistakes I see.

Depriving Yourself
No carbs. No dairy. No wheat. No sugar. No food. What’s left? You may assume that giving up all your favorite foods is the magical answer to obtaining your dream body. But what happens if you deprive yourself too much? Sadly, it leads us directly to overeating. Furthermore, skipping meals to reduce your calorie intake is a great way to give your body permission to store fat. It’s a method guaranteed to backfire as our bodies dive into “starvation mode”. continue reading

Sep 042013
 

I’m always excited to try new exercises that challenge both my body and new muscle groups. This was yesterday’s workout. Awesome workout – no gym required! Just stairs, the great outdoors and me. It was super hard, and definitely challenging as it required stability, coordination and body strength.

It’s absolutely imperative that during any workout routine you remain 100% focused on your technique and form. Mastering both should be your ultimate goal first, then speed and reps second. Poor form may result in bodily injuries, so trust me when I say “focus”! Plus, proper form guarantees an awesome workout and maximum results.

Sep 032013
 

FormulaSexy abs, toned booties, sculpted arms, more energy…these are all things we work so hard for, right? And we’re often tempted to try ANYTHING additional to give ourselves a little boosty boost, right? I mean think about it, solicitations, temptations, fad “diets”, magic pills, detoxes…”where do I turn, ahhhhh”. Have you ever felt like this?

Sure, the easiest thing to do is give in, spend a little extra money and jump on the fad-bandwagon. Once we’re on the fad-bandwagon, we’re not just along for the joyous ride, we’re now driving that glorious p.o.s.! Racing with excitement, giddy with a million percent more energy as if we’ve just become a born again energizer bunny on wheels. But then what happens? The wheels fall off and that p.o.s. snaps in f-ing half, causing you to a screeching halt! Great, now what? continue reading

Aug 272013
 

Tired of the same boring exercises? HIIT play and discover 3 HIIT moves that are guaranteed to make you sweat: Elevated Pushup + Touch Downs, Pivot Abs, Bench Leaps. These Lunch Break Challenges are designed to teach you proper technique, variation and the impact that HIIT routines have to offer. Not sure what HIIT means? HIIT ( High Intensity Interval Training) is a form of cardiovascular training that can last anywhere from 5 – 30 minutes. Most commonly, HIIT workouts are an intense burst of activity for 30-50 seconds on, resting for 10-15 seconds in between each move. It’s an  excellent way to maximize your workout in a short period of time and is the perfect solution for someone on the go.

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Aug 262013
 

scales-dont-give-whole-storyThis is a topic that has been weighing on my mind heavily lately (pun intended).

How do you define fitness or weight loss “progress”? Is it the number on the scale each morning? Many of us would say “YES”, right?! After all, we’re wired to attach a number to something we’re working so hard on and call it “progress”.

Throughout the highs and lows of our lifelong fitness journey, we tend to become slaves to the dreaded scale. Waking up every morning, putting ourselves through teeth clenching agony, “Please God let it be 20 pounds less than yesterday’s weigh in.” Okay I’m being a bit dramatic, but ugh, why do we do this to ourselves? continue reading

Aug 192013
 

My goal in life is to inspire you! That’s why I’ve created these “Lunch Break Challenge” videos to help teach you 3 different variations that you can perform anywhere! Give them a try, you’ll thank me later. For more awesome videos like these, be sure to subscribe to www.YouTube/FitWasted.

And as always, you are ultimately responsible for your own safety. Please do not attempt any of these moves without consulting your doctor.

Aug 122013
 

Ab Exercises Did I mention ABS? Here are a few of my favorite ab exercises:

Bear Crunch
Toe Touch
Russian Twist
Single Leg Crunch
Crisscross
Bicycle
Hip Raise (Reverse Crunch)
Jump Up
Cross Leg Crunch

Coupled with these awesome exercises, don’t forget that abs are truly made in the kitchen: 80% nutrition, 20% fitness and 100% dedication.

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