All posts tagged: fit

Organic Dandelion Root Tea – Kiss Me Organics!

Organic Dandelion Root Tea – With Hibiscus & Cinnamon Time for another review! Hopefully you guys aren’t too tired of my reviews by now, I know that lately my blog has been filled with so many… but I promise, just a few more reviews and then back to blogging about other things! Now, I don’t know if I’ve mentioned before… but I am not a fan of coffee. I mean, sure, if you follow me on Instagram you’ll see that I occasionally drink coffee – but that’s only if I have a long day ahead of me or if I have a weekend all to myself. I’ve heard plenty of horror stories about people who are so addicted to coffee (aka my sister) and they get headaches if they go a day without coffee. Oh the horror!  Cue to Kiss me Organics! They have an all natural & organic Dandelion Root Tea that is also infused with Hibiscus & Cinnamon! Now, I love love love tea! If you haven’t noticed, I’ve tried both the Herbalife Tea & Tiny Tea; but …

Step Up Exercises – Week 1

As you guys know, I just bought my step up and have already began experimenting with it!  I usually don’t use the step up at the gym but after using it for a few days – It gives me a really good workout. I’m sweating just five minutes in! I’m getting plenty of different workouts with it and I love it so much. The funniest thing about the step up, is the fact that when I use it – I pretend that I’m teaching a class.  It really works, trust me – try it one day. I tried it the other day and I was more motivated and did more exercises.  An example would be, “Come on ladies, just five more! Keep your arms straight and your legs strong! Feel that heart rate going up?!”  Anyway, these are the routines I’ll be doing for my first week. I consider it “Beginner” since I only do it for about 15 minutes at a time and I’m still pretty much out of shape. Please note that I am not a …

Things I’ve learned after gaining 30+ lbs

The heaviest I’ve ever been before this was I’d say 125, and that was after the “freshman 15”. I’m not shy at all about how much weight I’ve gained or even embarrassed because I had a great support system (more on that later). I was always slim throughout my life, thanks to genetics and a very tough exercise plan since I was always playing sports. But, when I gained all this weight I was very confused and sometimes even horrified at how big I had become. I was suddenly scared of trying on clothes, hated looking at myself in the mirror, and didn’t want to go out. I remember going into a fitting room last year and not being able to fit into the size S or even M. I was confused, “How could I not fit this? I swear… I wore something from here last month.” I texted my friends and told them that I had to buy a shirt that was size XL. “What? I didn’t realize you got to that point…” a friend texted back. But, …

3 Favorite Workout Videos !

  1) Fat Burning Cardio Workout – 37 Minutes This is the routine I am doing today! I am really digging this routine because of the “slow” burpees. I am so used to torturing myself by doing burpees during kickboxing that slow burpees are a great way to burn calories but take it easy on your body. I love the soothing voice and the girl in the video always looks so happy and enthusiastic. 37 minutes was pretty tough but like the comments said, “It is totally doable.” 2) Call Me Maybe Might Squat Challenge This blew up a while ago and after watching it you should know why. The song was very popular and the challenge is actually very hard to do. Also, you can see results so quickly! The music helps numb the pain 😛 This is very tiring and I can barely finish it…but you’ll feel amazing when you’re done. 3) Want U Back Arms Challenge As someone who has just started working out, I usually tend to focus on my legs because …