Back in action and new workout routine

Category: Fitness    

It has been about two weeks that I had taken off from lifting and any form of working out. I was feeling extremely under the weather; I don’t know if I had a cold or virus, or the weather changes here in New Jersey or just overall not getting enough sleep. I had a hard time having any kind of energy to workout and was feeling really weak and lethargic all the time. If I don’t workout in the morning, before work, I don’t usually have the time after work for a proper workout. You ...

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Falling off the fitness wagon

Category: Life Lessons    

I hate to admit it but recently I’ve fallen off the workout wagon and it isn’t for lack of desire or drive, but I have found myself out of the gym for about two weeks now and feeling pretty down about it. Over the last few weeks my energy has hit rock bottom and I’ve been extremely fatigued, weak and tired. I am not quite sure if it has to do with the weather or lots of germs going around (a ton of people I know have gotten strep throat, the flu and colds), but needless to say I ...

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015 - Top Present Picks

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One of the things I try to do really well during the entire year is to make mental notes of everything that my friends and family say in relation to “Oh I really could use/I would really love to get ___.” That to me is the only way I can really buy anyone something I know they will love. It’s important to me to get things that are either really needed or something they really want, otherwise it is one big crap shoot getting something random. I also real ...

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Meal Prep - another week and another set of Tupperware

Category: Recipes    

For those of you who follow me on Instagram (@missads1981) or on Facebook (facebook.com/jerseygirltalk) I posted my meal prep from this weekend and quite a few of you asked what I made and if I could write out what each of the items was on my list. Of course I love to share with you all so this post is just a quick run through on what I picked up at the grocery store and what I prepped for the next few days. As always the goal is to make staying on track easy so meal prepping helps me to stick t ...

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Remembering to take your vitamins and supplements

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I am a big believer and advocate for taking vitamins and supplements daily as part of my routine, but when I have conversations with family or friends about their health many of them tell me “I would take vitamins but I can never remember to take them.” I know that it takes some time to get into a habit of taking your daily dose, but for me it is just one thing I have never had a problem remembering to do. It is a concrete part of my morning routine, just like brushing my teeth or was ...

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Healthy Meal Prep Ideas to Pack for the Day

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As many of you know from reading my blog I am a HUGE advocate of meal prepping. I don’t think I would be able to stick to any kind of routine with what I eat on a daily basis if I wasn’t planning and preparing for what I am going to eat daily. With a hectic work schedule that leaves me little to no time to go out for lunch or snacks, I make sure to pack all of my meals with me in the morning. This has been a practice of mine for over five years now and has been a big part of my succes ...

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Video: the best abdominal exercises for a strong core

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A video that showcases my favorite ab exercises to help achieve a strong, chiseled core. These can be performed at home or at your gym but for only 20 minutes 2-3 times a week you can start to shape and grow a strong core. I have received a good amount of questions from those of you doing the 12 Week Workout Program about what ab exercises I do or recommend, so here it is.

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Video: Circuit Training Workout Round 6 Total Body Calorie Blast

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Today’s video features another full body circuit training workout. I hope you are enjoying these workouts and I would love to hear your feedback if you have been watching. I will continue to do this series since right now I do circuit workouts 3-4 times a week in conjunction with my heavier lifting 4 times a week. Do this for routine 3 full rounds, 2-3 minute rest between rounds but no rest during the circuit from exercise to exercise to help keep the heart rate up. I’ve ...

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8 High Protein Foods To Add To Your Diet and Meal Prepping

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When it comes to reaching your daily macros (macronutrients) it’s important to identify high protein foods that are clean, healthy and high in protein but not high in calories. The word “protein” is being added to tons of marketing materials and onto boxes that really don’t have a lot of protein grams, but because it’s a “buzz” word to big CPG brands it’s important to beware and know some of the best protein sources out there for your diet and meal ...

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Video: Upper body and abdominal circuit training workout Round 5

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Another daily circuit workout to help you keep your exercise routine fun, challenging and never dull! Today we focus on upper body, core and some legs. You will do every one of these exercises back to back, going in a circle to each station and having NO rest in between. The only time you will rest is after you complete a full circuit, then 2-3 minutes to catch your breath and then you repeat it all over again. This will get your heart rate up, your muscles burning and your body blasting calorie ...

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