Archives August 2015 - Fit, Strong and Sexy

The Terrifying ‘C-Zone’ – are you trapped here?

The Terrifying ‘C-Zone’ – are you trapped here?

“I spent my entire life in my comfort zone.” This statement is terrifying, isn’t it? If you are doing the same thing over and over waiting for change, or something exciting to happen, you are wasting your time. Too many of us, including myself, have learned this the hard way in some aspect of his/her life, and the crazy part is, it affects so much more than just that ‘area& ...[Read More]

BEST of Summer Workout Remix

BEST of Summer Workout Remix

This video I chose some of the best exercises and favorite places we have done them and created one SUPER awesome Good Bye Summer Hello September total body Workout! Abs, arms, butt, legs, BODY get ready to ROAR!! Ready SET Let’s GO!! Raising the Standard on What it Means to be FIT! Love, Amanda ACT NOW! Get the BEST of my PROVEN bodyweight workouts in my Fit Strong and Sexy Video Library HE ...[Read More]

BEST Easy No Butter Healthy Pancake Recipe

BEST Easy No Butter Healthy Pancake Recipe

BEST easy No Butter Healthy Pancake Recipe that has made me a Breakfastarian (yes that’s a new word)! Sorry mom, but these pancakes may actually be the best I’ve ever had (& happens to be healthy also). I omitted butter completely and added 1 banana, 3 tbsp flax seed & 1/4 cup wheat bran. Yum! Kind of hesitated giving up the recipe, but since I am so excited about it, I just ha ...[Read More]

warm up

Dynamic Warm-up

This dynamic warm-up routine involves no equipment, and will prep your entire body for movement, PLUS it can be completed in just five minutes. You can use this as an effective warm-up for many different activities, from interval training sprints to a full body strength-training workout. Now Jump into your workout or try one of these awesome total body workouts: BUSY Girl FULL BODY Workout!! The 1 ...[Read More]

Healthy is NOT the New Skinny

Healthy is NOT the New Skinny

We live in a society plagued by body image problems. I am the first to confirm that I love and appreciate all the effort that is put into countering the culture of body shaming, I’ve been on the receiving end much of my life and career (see this video I did on this topic: Why Are You so Skinny). But, I have to speak up because I think that in many ways so much of the ‘anti-body shaming’ actions, s ...[Read More]

Arms, Abs & Ass Workout

Arms, Abs & Ass Workout

Working on the arms, abs and the, you know….a$$! Remember the workout starts and finishes in your brain, today, use this workout as a the chance to get out of our comfort zone, an opportunity to DREAM big and take risks! If you are someone that typically holds back, finishes with more in the tank, then experiment with letting loose a little today. Pick an effort level that is challenging enough th ...[Read More]

Antioxidant Nut Blend Greek Yogurt with Grapefruit and Coffee

Antioxidant Nut Blend Greek Yogurt with Grapefruit and Coffee

Antioxidant Nut Blend Greek Yogurt with Grapefruit and Coffee Healthy nuts or granola are a great way to add some crunch to greek yogurt! The blend of sweet nuts in this antioxidant-rich breakfast is very important, and cannot be substituted for other nuts, as those do not hold the same nutritional value. Also, if you don’t like your coffee black, you can add a splash of almond milk or Truvi ...[Read More]

Energizer Smoothie

Energizer Smoothie

AR Energizer Smoothie This smoothie is the best energy boost for a busy morning and is so simple and easy to make! Plus, the added chia seeds and flax seeds make it a perfect holistic healthy breakfast to start your day. You can change it up every time by adding different berries or type of non-dairy milk! Ingredients: 8-12 ounces water or unsweetened almond milk 1-2 tbs chia seeds (Health Warrior ...[Read More]

Guide to Pre and Post Workout Eating

Guide to Pre and Post Workout Eating

There is no question that training for a race is physically and mentally demanding – and fueling your body with proper nutrition is critical. Two of the most critical times for taking in proper nutrition are right before your workout session and immediately afterwards. 
Why Do I Need these Pre and Post-Workout Meals? The pre-exercise meal/snack will help provide your muscles with the fuel they nee ...[Read More]

The Secrets about what to Eat Before a 10k Run!!

The Secrets about what to Eat Before a 10k Run!!

Consideration was provided by What you put in your body in the weeks and hours leading up to your 10K will have a significant impact on how well you perform. Think about your body like a car – if you have an empty tank of gas, you won’t have the power to perform. If you put the wrong gas in, you will have problems. The body is no different – food fuels your cells, your muscles and your organs, whi ...[Read More]

TOTAL Body Challenger

The BEST Workout for August: TOTAL Body Challenger

What you Need Bench or box (solid and sturdy enough to hold you)   The Workout 10 Box Hop Overs + 10 Tricep Dips = 1 Cycle Complete Cycle total of 5 Times for time!   The key here is intensity, do NOT do this with the plan of another long winded workout after, NO! You will get more out of this short period if you simply give it EVERYTHING! You shouldn’t be able to, say, go for a run afte ...[Read More]