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Weight loss challenge packs will provide you with the tools for successful, long-term weight loss. They also help you save money since the included products are discounted for challenge participants. Simply pick the home workout program and Shakeology flavor of your choice. Then send Coach Astrid a message so that she can add you to the appropriate challenge group and you will receive free coaching, motivation and support.

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Muscle Burns Fat and keeps you young

Trainer Megan Davies created the MBF workouts to incinerate unwanted body fat

If you have been looking for a secret weapon to whip your aging, flabby body back into shape, look no further than the Muscle Burns Fat (mbf) workout program. It’s a blend of weight training and cardio sessions that will melt any unwanted fat right off your problem areas with daily workouts streamed right into the comfort of your living room. Trainer Megan Davies makes it easy to follow her symmetrical and asymmetrical exercises even if you have never worked out with weights before.

Needless to say, building muscles also has the positive side effect of you being stronger and feeling more energetic throughout your day, no extra dose of caffeine required. Not to mention that stronger muscles also aid in injury prevention.

Of course this doesn’t mean that mbf workouts will turn you into the Hulk. But you will definitely end up with a leaner physique since muscle tissue has a higher density than fat. So even if your body weight does not change significantly, you should be able to fit better into your clothes thanks to the inches lost. Make sure to measure yourself before and after the 3-week program to evaluate your weight loss and transformation results.

Don’t forget about nutrition

Know what else happens when you work out with weights? Your metabolism goes into hyper drive. In other words, you burn more calories throughout the day, even when you are sitting at your desk. And yes, you might feel hungrier than usual as a result. That’s why it is important to seriously commit to healthy nutrition. Otherwise you are just sabotaging yourself. If you need help in this department, you can use the Ultimate Portion Fix Kit or the 2B Mindset Kit. Both are designed to help you change and understand your daily nutrition choices for life, not as temporary diet fix.

Check out the 30-minute sample workout video below:

Ready to get your sweat on with #mbf? Click here to access the complete program via Beachbody on Demand.

 
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Stretching equals good health regardless of fitness routine

Stretching is vital for good health

You might think that stretching is only for athletes, but think again! Everyone needs stretching to prevent joint stiffness and muscle aches, even more so as we get older.

If you have a desk job and spend your free time as a couch potato without any type of fitness routine, you will most likely experience back pain on a daily basis because your unused muscles, ligaments, and joints pretty much slowly weaken and deteriorate. This results in your ever-diminishing flexibility (ever wonder why it keeps getting harder to bend over as you get older?!). So if you can still reach your toes from a standing or sitting position, congratulations! If not, it’s time to get your stretch on at least two to three times a week. But why stop there– for best results stretch daily for 5-15 minutes. It could be part of your bed time routine and help you relax to get a good night’s rest.

Needless to say, if you do work out as part of a fitness and weight loss plan, it is simply imperative to perform basic stretching exercises before and after your workout sessions to prevent injury. And speaking of injury– stretching can aid the healing process, but be sure to use your body as a guide. In other words: stop when it hurts! Effective stretching is supposed to feel challenging as our flexibility improves, but it should never result in pain.

Recommended stretching exercise videos:

Controlled Stretch videos with Autumn My personal favorites are the short “Controlled Stretch” videos with Autumn Calebrese available via Beachbody on Demand. They are calming and feel good. Autumn explains the technique and purpose of each stretch to help you understand and master it. You can use the videos with any other workout program or by themselves as a solid stretching routine. Check them out and let me know what you think.

If you want free coaching from me, you can click here to sign up for a free Team Beachbody account.

 
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