It’s no secret that women’s hormones fluctuate as we enter different phases of our lives. But we also deal with the daily ups and downs, triggered by anything from lack of sleep to lack of chocolate. Regardless of what prompts a day of wrong turns and bad decisions, you can make these moments magical…seriously.
Jennifer Nicole Lee is an international fitness model, author and motivational speaker who has appeared on Oprah, CBS The Early Show, Inside Edition, E! Entertainment and Fox and Friends. She is the author of the The Fun Fit Foodie Cookbook and was named one of the “Three Top Females in the Fitness Industry” of 2011 by Yahoo Sports. Catch her health and fitness tip videos exclusively on Vitacost.com.
Ever told your kids to “do as you say, not as you do”? You were probably joking at the time, because we all know how well kids listen to their parents…not! The next time you’re desperately pleading to get your kids to change their behavior, act like an animal. Seriously. Monkey see, monkey do.
Motherhood is a sport that requires energy, mental toughness, patience and a laundry list of other traits. Before you fall apart thinking that you could never possibly be this idealistic super mom, I’m here to tell you that you can achieve the physical and emotional fitness every mom needs. All you have to do is exercise!
About 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered in it and about 80 percent of our bodies are made of it. Water is at the root of life, which would explain why you should be consuming a sufficient amount. Not only does proper hydration account for a well-functioning body, but it can also make your skin appear soft and supple, your lips smooth and kissable and your muscles hard and defined. But buyer beware: when it comes to hydrating a fit body (like yours), you should be mindful of more than just how much water you’re drinking.
Fad diets don’t work. And it’s not because you’re doing something wrong. Popular, calorie-restricting plans are simply not sustainable. So, what will last?
Media’s portrayal of the ideal woman has changed from the once-popular skeletal frames. In today’s world, more fashion models and celebrities are realizing that a fit body sells. And, quite frankly, it’s a healthier way of life. That’s why they’re turning to fun and functional group fitness options (think Tabata training and crossfit) and top-level personal trainers to transform their bodies into lean, mean machines. Finally, the sexiness of a well-toned body is catching on — and this is a trend you won’t want to miss!
“The secret of achievement is to hold a picture of a successful outcome in the mind.” – Henry David Thoreau
There are many forms of motivation, but the one I find most effective is visualization. If you have ever spoken in public and pictured the audience in their underwear, you know the power of visualization. So if you’re dying to get into your pre-pregnancy pants, pull those suckers out of the closet and use them to push you through your get-fit journey. I have a few other ways visualizing your success can really pay off, so keep reading. Read more →
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