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Fitness App Love

12 Nov

Hello All!

I have a crazy Tuesday, but I wanted to show you my new favorite thing…the Nike Training Club App!

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I love the 15 minute workouts they give you, and man are they killer!  My abs are sore for DAYS after doing the Core Crunch 🙂

Do you use this app?  What are your favorite quick workouts?

 

 

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Sneaky, Healthy Tuesday Tips

25 Jun

Are you overworked, physically exhausted, even sleep deprived? If you answered “yes” to at least one of these, you probably feel like the last thing you want to do is exercise…or make an effort to eat healthy…or both!

Haley and I secretly love staying busy ALL the time (blame the type A personalities).

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 The classic “Arg, We have so much to do!” look.

Anyway, point is that sometimes you just don’t have enough time in the day to get a full workout in.  Long hours on the job also means your eating schedule may (severely) change.  Eating lunch early one day but late the next can ultimately lead to major snacking! (#guilty. Aurora, that one was for you!)

Read on for our quick tips to lead a healthy lifestyle on a tight time budget:

1. Water is the New Soda

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Reach for water instead of soda when you hit your afternoon slump (and believe me…it will happen!).  Even though your body might be craving a deliciously bubbly and sugary encouragement to get through the afternoon the crash you will experience after is really not worth it.  Not to mention the amount of sugar you take in from even just one 8oz cup.  Our advice? STAY AWAY. Drink water instead.  Your body will thank you.

2. Snack Right

Snacking is not a bad thing. Yes, we said it! As long as you are making healthy choices, snacking is perfectly acceptable.  If you arn’t feeding your body with nutritional sources of energy throughout the day, you are more likely to binge when you eat your actual meals. (Hello self-serve M&M’s in the lounge!) Visit our eats page for 100 calorie snack ideas!

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 Pretzels and granola bars are great on-the-go options! Check out our eats page for more ideas!  Seriously, go do it..now. 🙂

3. Portion Control

Haley and I love LOVE dessert (but who doesn’t though?!) Chocolate is a staple in our house, but we try to perfectly portion our sweet eats to eliminate chocolate binge eating (of which we have been severely guilty of in the past).

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Last night, I portioned our a serving of chocolate chips and felt perfectly satisfied afterwords.  Had I brought the whole bag into the living room with me…well that would be a different story 😉

4. Exercise When (and Where) You Can

Haley and I both wake up early and get back home in the evening, which doesn’t leave much time for proper exercising.  We realized that we are most motivated to work out right before we go to bed. So, every evening we lay out our yoga mats and do this crazy hard (and fast) ab workout.  We blast a POP song and alphabet our way to flat abs.

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 Awkward workout photos!

Let’s repeat, shall we?

1. Water, not soda
2. Snack right
3. portion control
4. Exercise when it works for you!

Happy Tuesday!

–The Twins

reunited.

25 May

AHH! After long months of being apart, we are finally back together!!

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Let the fun begin!

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We started the morning off with a sweaty 2 mile run.  Hanna kept up with Haley the whole time for the first mile 🙂

After our run, we worked our abs with this awesome workout!

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Eats included…

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Hanna’s salad included: lettuce, salsa, shredded Canadian bacon, cheese.

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Haley’s included lettuce, orange slices, shredded Canadian bacon, gorgonzola cheese (which Haley is addicted to).

And then dessert…*Disclaimer: If you make these prepare to eat ALL of them. Seriously. So good!*

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Enter: TJ’s blondie bars

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LOOK AT THAT FACE!!

That’s all for now! Enjoy your long weekend. 3 weeks till Haley is home for good!