Back On Track Challenge ’17


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ABOUT THIS CHALLENGE
This Get Back on Track Challenge is set to start up after the whole “New Year, New You” frenzy that is bound to happen. It’s the perfect time to get settled into a lasting new routine! This challenge will be 2 weeks long and will provide everything that you need to succeed and get this year started right!
THE DETAILS
January 15-29, 2017
Workout Program for the Full 2 Weeks
Private Fitness Group for Check ins & Daily Motivation
Price: $20
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3 Random Participants will win a Fit Naturals tote bag of goodies!

Low Impact Abs and Glutes Workout- Video


For those of us with issues in the lower portion of the body (like pear and apple shaped ladies) our bellies and booties (abs and glutes) can be a lot to handle. Best to target them often for maximum burn. Here’s a FULL short workout doing just that. I must warn you though that this workout is very plank heavy. It is also pretty low impact so check it out.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Dumbbells size of choice
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  • Barbell size of choice (or hold dumbbells on shoulders of each arm)
  • Preventing Single Strand Knots on Natural Hair


    If you have been natural for any amount of time no doubt you’ve run into some single strand knots! They are the teeny tiny balls at the ends of your strands that wreak all kinds of damaging havoc. Recently I realized that I couldn’t get rid of them even after a fresh trim. I protective styled and still got them and even trimmed the SSK’s off a second time but none of that helped! I had to think long and hard about some of my newer practices to see what I could pinpoint. I put together my suggestions in a video so check it out below.
    P.S. If you know of any other possible reasons that people get knots or have any tips to avoid single strand knots feel free to share in the comments! Let us know if you are having this problem and what you’ve done to minimize the problem.

    Standing Abs Workout


    Let’s face it. The mid region is a problem area for a lot of us ladies. To get slim in this area you need to lose body fat but once the fat is gone it’s a good idea to have toned muscle underneath.

    Standing Ab Workout

    Standing Ab Workout

    Many of the traditional abs workouts are done on the floor, but what about those who can’t get down on the floor or those who need something a little less high impact? There are standing abs workouts, of course. Give this standing abs workout a try. I’ve heard from a few group members that it gave them a good burn without getting down on the floor. P.S. That is me in the video. Me and my belly. Lol.
    Did you enjoy this workout? Would you incorporate it into your weekly home workout?Would you recommend it to others? Let me know down in the comments.

    Do I Need 6 Meals per Day?


    6 Meals per day or Nah?

    Being a fitness enthusiast has allowed me to be privy to a lot of commonly touted info about weight loss and healthy eating. This theory that you need to eat 5-6 meals per day is something that I have heard repeatedly, but is it true? Do you really need to eat this often per day to be healthy? I’m gonna go with nah. Throughout history people have been getting by with the same old 3 meals. Hasn’t science proven that people used to be healthier? Cancer and metabolic disorders have only been increasing as people try to find different ways of eating. Why change a good thing? Well it’s because some have said that it is an improvement over the traditional 3 a day. It is believed that you can increase your metabolic rate and burn more calories so, of course, many people want this because it would in turn mean that they are losing weight right?

    Where did this belief come from?

    There has been info passed around the fitness community about more meals helping to keep your metabolism going all day. This in turn is supposed to make people more lean and fit. But why?

    There's no difference in caloric burn between eating 1 or 6 meals per day!

    There’s no difference in caloric burn from eating more often!

    Why would people suddenly need to eat every 2-3 hours to survive or for optimum metabolism? They don’t. Our ancestors did not eat that frequently thus our bodies don’t require it to work optimally. There are studies that suggest that eating MORE food leads to more oxidative stress within the body. These studies also say that intermittent fasting is actually more healthy and burns more calories than frequent eating.(2, 3) Oxidation leads to cancer, so is producing oxidation throughout the whole day optimal? It doesn’t seem so. There has also been more recent research that says that there is no metabolic enhancement to eating more meals per day. It is more about the amount of calories eaten per day, so the way you split them up has little to do with enhancing fitness or “calorie burning”. That’s to say that if you eat once a day it is no different than eating your calories all throughout the day.1 Also personally I think I can regulate my meals and not overeat if I have fewer meals (and meal preps) to do. It’s so mundane and inconvenient, especially if eating the same meal several times a day…for the whole week. I’ve never wanted to eat that often unless it was junk food. 😈 How often do you eat? Did this article show you something you didn’t know? Let me know in the comments.