Category Archives: Fitness

How to tone your arms

Here are a few video tutorials to help you out!

The temperature is rising, which means it’s time to start wearing tanks, shorts, sun dresses and all those summer friendly clothes! If you want to tone your arms up a bit to avoid that jiggly effect, which Relax because most women have or are very self-conscious about that, you have to start working out those muscles.

You can focus on sculpting your arms, but remember that you also have to workout your entire body to gain lean muscle and lose weight throughout. Switching up your diet, doing some type of cardio routine and including more water in your diet are necessary to achieve this. Here are a few videos that were specifically designed to target the arms.

Hope you enjoyed these videos! Got any tips you’d like to share?!

Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30

Want to shed weight and tone up in 30 days?

Jillian Michaels has it covered! Ripped in 30 DVD contains four workouts that take you through four levels of intensity. Combining cardio with weight training, her workouts are designed to get you noticeable results in time. I LOVE working out to her DVDs because they get your heart rate up and you can feel all your muscles working. She walks you through all the moves and shows modified versions for beginners, as well as encourages you to complete the session and keep working towards achieving your personal fitness goals.

Since better nutrition is part of a healthy lifestyle, a meal plan is included when you purchase Ripped in 30. If you want toned abs you have to ditch sugary and processed foods, an occasional indulgence is needed just don’t over do it. Don’t forget you also need to keep hydrated! A big part of our body is composed of water which you lose throughout the day, that’s why it’s necessary to drink lots and lots of water.

I have tried this workout and greatly recommend it because if you commit to your goal, it works!  The first step is getting up to try it. All you need are a set of weights, workout mat, and yourself.

I ditched the gym for Jillian’s workouts a while ago and am glad to say it was a very wise choice. Aside from the membership fee I saved on, her workouts are fun, keep me motivated, and work if you stay committed.


Have you tried Jillian’s workouts? Share your thoughts below:)

Get fit with BodyRock

One of the biggest excuses for not losing weight is not enough time…

With work, school, taking care of kids or a family, and everyday events it can be tough getting to the gym. But if you truly want to lose weight  whether it’s for health or personal reasons, you can do it without the gym. Honestly speaking, how many of you are paying for a membership that hardly or doesn’t even get used?!? Even if it’s only $20 a month, it adds up…

If you can’t find time to leave for the gym, make your own!

A less expensive way to lose weight is by doing home workouts. There are many sources online which offer great  workouts for free using some exercise equipment or your own body weight. Bodyrock.tv is a great site dedicated to home workouts which will get you in shape. Zuzana, the trainer and owner of BodyRock, demonstrates and explains how to do routines to achieve weight loss and strengthen muscles.

I had a tough time keeping up and will definitely have to give it a try again. In the meantime, try a workout yourself!?! Check out the following workout and let me know how tough or easy it was for you to accomplish 🙂

8 minute abs

Check out the video below and do it daily along with following a healthy meal plan and exercising for at least 30 minutes in order to get tight abs.

This 8 minute video takes you through various exercises meant to target your abs and obliques. Each move is repeated for 45 seconds. Do it daily with physical exercise and healthy eating habits to notice results within months.