I'll be the first to admit that I LOVE what a workout does for me, body and mind. And I'd be the first to admit that it doesn't always come easy. I start out absolutely dreading the hour in front of me. I bitch and moan and groan and do an incredibly punishing workout and end up feeling 100% better after it's done. Working out is my natural antidepressant. Work everyday to make your exercise routine payoff- physically, mentally, and in terms of loving life.
YOU HAVE TO REALLY CHALLENGE YOURSELF.
Circuit training is a great way to mix things up in your workouts. From circuit training with brutal cardio like crazy things on a motorized treadmill to army-style burpees that leave you begging for breath. The good thing about circuit training or HIIT training is that you're not doing that one exercise for very long before moving onto the next. This keeps things fresh.
THE MORE YOU SWEAT, THE BETTER!
I love pilates, yoga, and stretching. It's all i used to do. But hard core workouts have really made a big difference in my life. I have a lot of internal energy and intense exercise helps me channel that. I was never the type of girl that would enjoy being drenched in sweat, but I am now. I love the feeling of accomplishment i get after a tough workout, one rep that I wasn't able to do the day before, One more set I pushed myself through. I always use BXT Burn or Xtreme Burn to get me through my workouts. Amp'd pre-workout is another great pre-workout drink to use if you're looking for that extra push without a ton of calories.
WHAT TIME DO YOU EXERCISE?
I was always a night time exerciser until recently. I find that if i wake up, drink a shake, exercise and get it done in the morning I have a better day with a lot more energy. The only kicker- I don't naturally get up super early. It takes some time to get used to but I do find I have a more productive day if I workout in the morning.
Eat the foods that right for your body.
Sometimes I'm a meat and potatoes eater but most of the time I find myself eating meat-free. I don't know why I eat this way-- my body just sometimes screams at me to stay away from meat. LOL! This isn't always a good thing though. I get tired, cranky, and have NO ENERGY when I'm lacking the protein in my diet. That's where Crave Whey Protein comes into play! This shake has been my lifesaver! Because who wouldn't want a peanut butter milkshake everyday? This girl does!! Crave is just the right amount of protein for me, post workouts I can do a double scoop of shake and not have to worry about going over my calories. I eat a lot of sautéed veggies like brussels sprouts and broccoli. Also my alcohol consumption has been lagging the last few months.
If you're looking for intense workouts- I love to follow Alexia Clark and My Trainer Carmen on social media. They seem to have the best of the best workouts. Follow the Fitness Health Inspiration Page on FB for daily motivation!