Reshape your lower body with this weight and band workout

Resistance training is a must to shape and tone your lower body. Using both weights and resistance bands gives you a very effective workout to challenge your thighs and glutes. By supersetting the thigh and glute exercises you are able to efficiently work through this workout while really challenging yourself. I love it! Warning…if you choose the right weights, you WILL be sore! Is there anything better than feeling sore after a leg workout??? I think not! To me it says: JOB WELL DONE!

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Get ‘er done full body workout

Resistance training is such an important part of any exercise routine because it is the one thing that allows you to build lean muscle. Why do we like lean muscle, you ask. Well, for me its two fold; one-muscle is metabolically active so your metabolism gets a boost and helps you burn fat (yippee!) and two-muscles help keep you strong for all your daily functional activities. It’s like we say, HEALTHY LIFE, HAPPY LIFE! Total body workouts are always a winner for me because I am hitting all my major muscle groups in one workout. You throw in strength/resistance training with some cardio and abs and you have hit the trifecta!

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Friday Favorites 119

Ahhhhh Fall! It is by far my favorite season. The cooler temperatures, the beautiful colors of the harvest, the smell of pumpkin and spice….it’s glorious! After getting our oldest three girls off to college, we are starting to get into a new rhythm with just the four of us at home. While change isn’t always easy, it has been invigorating finding new ways of doing things. While I’ve been settling into our new norm, these are some of the things that are giving me joy.

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Creamy Baked Chicken Enchiladas...that are actually healthy!

This recipe for Creamy Baked Chicken Enchiladas…that are actually healthy, is much lower in calories! With less than 400 calories a serving, you can indulge in this comfort food with out eating a 1000 calorie meal!

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Crock Pot Thai Chicken Noodle Bowls

The fall is the time I really need to utilize my crock pot/slow cooker! With sports and back to school schedules, meal preparation becomes a bit of a challenge. This is a simple, yet DELICIOUS recipe you can throw in your crock pot by noon and be ready to feed the fam by dinner. And if you have to eat in shifts, as we often do, this works perfectly for that as well. This recipe is kid approved, it’s healthy and it’s easy….what’s not to love?!

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No Excuses Total Body Workout

The No Excuses Total Body Band Workout is perfect for times you can't get to the gym!  No time? No problem! No equipment? No problem! Taking kids to park? No problem! You can take this anywhere and have it done in no time at all - it really is a No Excuses Workout!  It will challenge your body, but not your mind or time schedule!

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Thigh blaster workout

I did this workout on a day I was short on time, but needed a good booty workout.   By combining lower strength exercises with lower explosive exercises you really challenge your glutes, inner thighs and quads while also burning fat.  This is now my "go to" lower workout when I need an effective and efficient workout that will leave my buttocks and inner thighs feeling the burn!

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3 B's Workout...Biceps, Back and Bench Hops!

The Three B Workout! Back, Biceps and Bench Hops! Never tried bench hops? Give this workout a try and build muscle while you blast calories…wait? Maybe it should be the four B’s - Back, Bi’s, Bench Hops AND Blast calories!

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Trader Joe's Snacks I Can't Live Without

This week I am not only trying to get my 3 oldest girls ready to head off for college, but I'm also trying to pack for a family trip to Michigan.  Both of those require a trip to Trader Joes to load up on snacks.  So if you're tired of boring, bland, healthy snacks...your taste buds will thank you when you choose these flavorful but nutritious snacks from Trader Joe's.  

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Back to School Workout Series

With 3 daughters heading off to college this Fall, I wanted to put together a workout series that they could easily incorporate into their collegeate routine. Finding time to exercise can not only help you fight the college weight gain, but it can improve your focus and concentration as well as improve your mood and reduce anxiety and stress. There are 4 workouts in this Back to School Workout Series.  If you are working out 3 days a week, I would suggest doing the upper body workout,  lower body workout and cardio core workout.  If you are wanting to make fitness part of your daily routine, I would suggest doing  upper body, cardio/core, full body, cardio/core, lower body. So colleatates...start your year off not only nourishing your mind, but also nourishing your body. Healthy life, happy life!

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21 Minute Total Body Band Circuit

There are 2 reasons this workout is perfect for home or travel! It only uses bands…and it is a total body workout that you can do in only 21 minutes! How perfect is that? #bandworkout #workout #totalbody #fullbody #fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitnessgoals #healthylifestyle #fitnesslifestyle #healthy #bands #strengthworkout #fitgirl #motivation #vacation #travel #vacationworkouts #healthylife #strongnotskinny #fitnessgoals

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Booty Blaster!

What an effective workout...if I do say so myself!  Cindy and I just did this workout with our ladies and I know they would all agree with it targeting our challenge areas;  buttocks and inner thighs! I am have been walking around like I just got off a horse for days now-ha!  If you want to work and tone your legs, then this is the workout for you!  The combination of superset strength exercises, burst of HIIT cardio and the Pilates finisher will definately help you achieve the strong, toned legs you desire.  

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mix it up total body challenge

This is a killer full body challenge that will transform your body!  There are 4 circuits in this workout and they are grouped by strength circuits and conditioning circuits.  The strength circuits address your full body and will stimulate muscle growth.  The conditioning circuits address your cardio and will help you burn fat.  Mix up your workout routine with this winning combination! 

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