Body Image And A Powerful Message

Body Image – noun; the subjective picture or mental image of one’s own body.

I know what I want to say to myself, but it just doesn’t happen easily. It’s a constant battle in my head… You look amazing! You worked so hard and you’re so strong! Yes, my hair actually looks good. My bags under my eyes aren’t that noticeable, right? Ugh, you’re so fat. My skin is disgusting. I have nothing to wear. I hate my clothes. You’re so gross. I don’t feel pretty. My body image perception needs some work.

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Tough Mudder Bootcamp Made Us Feel Strong As A Mother

Taking this class made us feel Strong As A Mother! Keep reading to see why!

Name: Tough Mudder Bootcamp 

Location: Blue Bell, PA

Instructor: Michelle  

Exercise Type: FORCE – We started with a warm up, which consisted of lunges, mountain climbers, crunches, etc. Next we started the workout. There were six stations that we cycled through twice. The stations included: shuffles, weighted ropes, kettle bell swings, rows on a TRX cable, weighted ball throws, and carioca. We ended the class with a cool down and stretching.

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HIIT And Cocktails? Bridge The Gap Workouts Does It Again!

HIIT and cocktails? Sign us up! Danielle Bridge from Bridge the Gap Workouts, held an AMAZING HIIT class at Boardroom Spirits in Lansdale a few weeks ago.  You all know how much we love Danielle’s classes, and when we heard there was a cocktail workshop following the class we couldn’t miss it! We have taken a bunch of Danielle’s classes, and all are amazing! Here are a few of our favorites (shopping and burn, bootcamp, HIIT and beer, and anywhere).

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Are You A Morning Person Or A Night Person When It Comes To Exercising?

In a previous post, I told you all that I had a goal to try and work out in the morning. Thankfully, I’ve been able to do so and here are my thoughts.

Working out in the morning, specifically at 5:30 am, is hard if you’re not a morning person like me! Since becoming a parent, I’ve become a morning person… not by choice. For example, last Monday I naturally woke up at 5:00 am. I decided to start the day with Danielle Bridge Bridge The Gap Workouts, LLC by taking her bootcamp class. Nothing like Danielle wanting a “Yeah!” at the crack of dawn, but she’s one motivating lady! Here’s what happens after I take her morning classes:

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Vacationing At The Jersey Shore? Try Stone Harbor’s Bootcamp Next Time!

My visit to Stone Harbor’s Bootcamp.

Name: 7 Mile Fitness

Location: Stone Harbor, NJ

Instructor: Various (See “Exercise Type”)

Exercise Type: Bootcamp – There were 40 stations set up all along the recreation center.  A few examples were: jumping jacks, squats, weighted ball throws, bicep curls, burpees, planks, and lunges.  When I first heard “40 stations” I figured there had to be repeats… I was amazed that they were all different! 

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Our Best 2019 Amazon Prime Day Picks When It Comes To Activewear

Amazon Prime, what a wonderful thing… Is there anyone who doesn’t use it? The biggest reason we use Amazon Prime is that it is convenient! Yes, we will pay $3 extra for diapers because they are delivered right to our doorstep the next day. How about toilet paper? Yup, got that too. A shattered iPad that needs to be replaced to avoid a meltdown, AMAZON PRIME.  They have everything, and can be in your hands in less than 2 days.  Now that today is Amazon Prime Day, we have ramped up our shopping goals!

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Friday Fitness Tip – Be Positive

This week’s Friday Fitness Tip is to Be Positive when it comes to your exercise routine, and in all honesty… life.  So many of us are consumed by negative thoughts, including us. I’m not good enough. I can’t do this exercise. It’s too hard. I don’t have enough time. I’m too tired.  I’m not fit enough. Stop it. All of those thoughts are negative, and we can all relate at some point or another.

Anyways, what are some ways to get rid of your negative thoughts?

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A Smoothie A Day Keeps The Doctor Away… Try This Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie!

Starting on July 1st, Melissa and I decided to replace one meal a day with a smoothie.  It has been 10 days since I started, and my favorite smoothie so far is a chocolate banana protein (Vega® Protein & Greens – Chocolate) smoothie.  YUM! See my recipe below.

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Remember When We Didn’t Know What Tabata Was?

A little over a week ago, I went back to visit Nex Level Fitness – Doylestown to take Amy’s Saturday morning tabata class (See full review here).  I seriously forgot what I was missing! WOW! From the second I walked in, until the second I walked out, Amy’s energy was amazing. Talk about a great motivator! All throughout class, she encouraged people by name, and kept the class moving at such a fast pace. 

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We Worked Off Some Serious Frustrations At UFC Gym (Lansdale)! TRX and Kickboxing In One Class?! Sign Up Now!

Name: UFC Gym

Location: Lansdale, PA

Instructor: Dan – He was fantastic! Dan was constantly walking around the room, demonstrating, and offering modifications those of us that needed it.  He was also very encouraging and let us know when we were doing a good job. 

Exercise Type: MATRX – no, not like the movie, even though that’s the first thing we thought… Kenau, anyone?!

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