30 Seconds to Sexy- shaping up is faster than you think!!

Getting in shape does take time and dedication- there really is no way of avoiding that.  BUT you can make it as painless as possible by switching things up in your routine & workout life!!  If you are not having fun while you are working out- you are doing it wrong!! 

I say this from experience because when I was in the best shape of my life- I was working out in group sports or dance; anything active I did in a group because that made it feel no longer about getting in shape, but more about having fun together!  If you are getting bored in your workouts maybe it is because you need others around you to keep you entertained-PLUS it could also be that you are doing the same mundane things over and over again…

30 seconds to sexy is the ideal that praises the CIRCUT training method!!

Our workout group at Ripped Body does circuits workouts every single meeting.  This means that we are always switching up gears, doing different stunts and positions, always interested because what we do one day is not what we do the next!!  THIRTY SECONDS… that is all you need to keep progress going and improvement showing!!  Plus, a week ago- if we had to do 40 seconds of push-ups I might have keeled over and died right then and there…  But after just a week of doing the 30 seconds circuits, I already feel my strength getting better- and I could make it to 40 seconds of push-ups.  50… Maybe not.  But by next week I am sure it will be possible!!

Getting the body you want is centered on SHOWING UP to get it!!  We have a girl inour group who is a hip hop dancer and wants Janet Jackson abs!!  I mean seriously- who doesn’t… But Michelle is making it her goal to have those rockin’ Jackson abs.  How is she planning on doing that?  Showing up ALL 3 meetings a week, and going 30 seconds at a time… Everyone 30 seconds down is a 30 seconds closer to her goal!!

I personally want Michelle Obama arms!! Man, our First Lady has the sexiest arms!! And I could do mindless reps along in the gym for 20 minutes- OR I could take it 30 seconds at a time, with perfect form while having a blast with my fitness girls!!  

I really believe that 30 seconds is a motivator… In 30 seconds you could: pick out a tattoo, say “I love you”, or purchase a one way ticket to a foreign land!  Most GREAT things you experience over  a period of time [the whole- “good things take time” issue], but for those of us who are either just too impatient of too excited to wait- we need to set better goals for ourselves!! Yes… getting Janet abs might take a bit longer than 30 seconds…  But accomplishing the goal of doing a workout move for 30 seconds is a task you can finish and check off the list!

Distract yourself while you are waiting for the long term outcome to arrive!!

I am all about the fast pace accomplishments…  I like things that take time- but I am a busy lady, and sometimes I just need something on the go.  30 seconds to sexy doesn’t just stop at circuit training!!  Check out my download later in the week- a 5 Minute Mom Makeup Tutorial- for women on to go!!

Melt Away Calories- with ICE!!

Poor poor Michael Phelps…  The man is a phenomenal swimmer and Olympic winner- yet what do we all remember him for?  Weed.  Ha, poor guy…  Spends his entire life training, eating, sleeping his dream- it was finally there, andthen do to his… ummm… “extracurricular” activities, he is known as the swimmer who smoked pot. Ha, man… Tough break!

HOWEVER, his personal activities aside… Phelps showed us that we can literaly MELT away calories… Instead of having to go on the treadmill for another 20 minutes- we can use…. I-C-E!

Phelps was also famous for his 12,000 calories A DAY!!  12-freaking-thousand!  I aim to have 15-hundred!  The man is a tank!!  But even with all of his training scientifically speaking- he could not burn all of those calories… and yet he never gained weight.  What we found out was that cold exposure correlates with fat burning!  Michael was in the pool everyday- and when you work up a sweat in the water.. it follows you and it get s really hot!  But every time his body would touch the cool air- he’d have his cold exposure!  Nutritionists figured out that Michael was burning 7,000 calories during the day; so where did the other FIVE THOUSAND calories go?  Melted away with cold exposure!!

Insane, right?!

We can do this! It doesn’t take doing 10 five-hundreds [swimmers talk] in the pool in order for us to get this cold exposure.  If you put ICE in a bag and leave it on your neck and/or shoulders for about 20-30 minutes a day [everyday], you can achieve the same effects!!  Calories, literally, melting away!!


If you are looking into shedding some of your daily calories- try this out! What do you have to lose… besides some ice out of your freezer!! I do my ice everyday while I drive- that is at least 30 minutes a day, and I am not unconvinced at all!!  Try it out and tell me how it goes!! Follow me and give me comments- I want to know if you believe in it, you are skeptical, or if you are going to give it a shot!! TAKE ACTION! Meeeelt your calories AWAY!!

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