Wednesday, July 1, 2015

5 Minute Feel Good Cardio Workout


^^Begin your day with 1 round or substitute 4 rounds for today's cardio workout^^

#LGSummerFitcation Phase 2, Week 1A

Daily Workout: Cardio + Abs

Today's workout is found in Fit For Life (home workouts - page 9)   
& Total Body Transformation (gym workouts - page 8)

What is #LGSummerFitcation? Read more here  


 Day 3:
#LGFitAndFlexible Instagram Challenge: Reverse Warrior
Recreate the above pose, holding the stretch for 30 seconds and repeating an additional 3x. Complete on both sides. Share your pose on Instagram! Click here for the details 

Tip of the Day: Happy July 1st! Today marks the official 2015 half way point. As you know, I love the first of the year because there's so much inspiring energy in the air and women everywhere are committing to looking and feeling better through health and fitness. I'm hoping we can get into that zone today as an opportunity to refocus on those goals we may have set as New Year's resolutions. Instead of looking back and analyzing how you did with your goals, let's just start fresh ((this advice is coming from the girl who cannot remember her resolutions)). Whenever I set a few goals, I like to categorize them: career, personal, and health, which I further break down into nutrition and fitness. I think it's pretty important to set goals in all these categories in order to work on living a balanced life. Everything in our life is intertwined, so by setting and accomplishing goals in one area, we can actually boost another area.

Here are a few of my 2015 half way goals:
Career: 
Stay focused on putting out content that I would have loved to have when I began getting into health & fitness and expanding the #LGAccountability community to touch more lives and smoking hot bodies ;)
Personal:  
Locate a Houston suburb for Anthony and I to settle in after our wedding
Nutrition: 
Stick to organic, natural, and real food items 90% of the time, especially with treat meals
Fitness: 
Track strength/rep improvements on push ups, squats, deadlifts and pull ups

What are yours??

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Monday, June 29, 2015

 Day 2
#LGFitAndFlexible Instagram Challenge: Downward Dog + Extended Leg
Recreate the above pose, holding the stretch for 30 seconds and repeating an additional 3x. Complete on both sides. Share your pose on Instagram! Click here for the details 

#LGSummerFitcation Phase 2, Week 1A

Daily Workout: Chest + Back  

Today's workout is found in Fit For Life (home workouts - page 9)   
& Total Body Transformation (gym workouts - page 8)

What is #LGSummerFitcation? Read more here  

Tip of the Day: In honor of back day, I'm taking it back ((pun intended hehe)) to a tip I could have used when I first began weight training. For some reason, I found it so difficult to actually feel my back muscles engaging during a workout. Mistakenly, I thought going heavier with the movements would help when, in fact, I found just the opposite to help. If this is something you struggle with ((on back day or any other day)), try lowering the weight, practicing proper form and closing your eyes to really feel the targeted muscle engage. Lowering the weight will eliminate a major strength challenge, allowing you to focus on feeling the movement so that you can build the muscle up. With time and training, the muscle will develop and it will become easier to engage in the long-term. Keep at it!

Check In: Stay accountable by uploading your workout, meal, challenge and/or lifestyle pics to Instagram; inspire and be inspired by the community. Use our hashtags #LGAccountability #LGSummerFitcation #LGMealPlan #LGSweatSeshSelfie & tag me @laurengleisberg so we can all connect.  
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Sunday, June 28, 2015

How To: Meal Prep Quickly & Efficiently | VIDEO BLOG

#LGFitAndFlexible Instagram Challenge: Lunge + Quad Stretch
Recreate the above pose, holding the stretch for 30 seconds and repeating an additional 3x. Complete on both sides. Share your pose on Instagram! Click here for the details

#LGSummerFitcation Phase 2, Week 1A

Daily Workout: Legs & Glutes

Today's workout is found in Fit For Life (home workouts - page 11)   
& Total Body Transformation (gym workouts - page 12)

What is #LGSummerFitcation? Read more here 


Tip of the Day: Meal prep is a must, especially for us busy bees! When I first began eating healthier, I was incredibly intimidated by meal prepping. I had no idea how to do it and I wasn't exactly enthused about eating reheated meals. So, I came up with an quick and efficient meal prep that allows for flexibility and helps eliminate grabbing junk out of convenience. When we have healthy meals prepped and ready, the temptation for less healthy options significantly decreases! Join me in my kitchen as I go through a meal prep!

VIDEO: How To: Meal Prep Quickly & Efficiently

It's been far too long since my last YouTube video, and I hope to do them more regularly. Be sure to let me know whatever you'd like to see next :)

VIDEO SUMMARY:
STEP 1: Plan - I use Eat Your Way Lean & the Guilt Free Food Guide recipe sections as if they were a menu. I select meals 1-5 and write down any necessary items I need at the grocery store. Planning the meals ahead of time leads to a more efficient shop!

STEP 2: Grocery shop - I always try to keep this step fun for an enjoyable meal prep! I've been known to invite girlfriends and my family grocery shopping ;) It's actually pretty awesome to be productive while getting in girl time! 

STEP 3: Prep - I prep in order of these LG Meal Plan food plate categories: protein, carbohydrate, vegetable, fats. Through a lot of trial and error, I've found that order leads to the quickest meal prep. Additionally, baking will be your best friend so you can prepare the next meal while something is cooking in the oven.

STEP 4: Organize into containers - this is where my style differs from most. What works best for me is to place each item into a container (i.e.: container of salmon, container of greek salad. Then, each evening, I prepare the next day's meals by using some of my pre-made food and then organize a container for each meal. When there is a lot of meal prepped food, this style allows you to keep from eating the exact same meal day after day. For instance, one night I may pair the salmon with avocado salsa and a side of rice while the next night I may organize a M3 container with salmon and greek pasta salad. Flexibility is what works best for my personal meal prep style!

Check In: Stay accountable by uploading your workout, meal, challenge and/or lifestyle pics to Instagram; inspire and be inspired by the community. Use our hashtags #LGAccountability #LGSummerFitcation #LGMealPlan #LGSweatSeshSelfie & tag me @laurengleisberg so we can all connect.  
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