5 Tips To Stay Fit This Summer

Summer is officially here!!! You should not be worrying too much about how you look butttt you still want to feel confident, proud, and happy in your beautiful self. So, let’s go through my top five tips to stay healthy & fit this summer. tumblr_n5nkg9O8Ei1r0na0so1_500

  1. THE SUN IS OUT! yay! The sun boosts your mood and gives you a beautiful glow…but be smart about it. I do not care if you are only running errands or if it is a bit foggy outside or if your foundation has SPF 15. The statistics for people in the US that have skin cancer are shocking. It’s better to be safe then sorry. Stalk up on a face and body sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher.
  2. Right as you wake up in the morning is the best time to set the tone for the rest of the day (also make sure you got a good amount of pillow-time the night before). I recommend a morning reflection/mediation. Yes, I get it, you are in a hurry. This could be 10 minutes some days, and others a mere 30 seconds. Just sit your booty down, breathe, and think about the energy you want to accept and bring forth throughout the day ahead.
  3. Stay active whenever you can! Do squats while brushing your teeth, take the stairs, do calf-raises while waiting for the bus, carry your groceries to your car, bike instead of drive. If you are on vacation, use nature to your advantage: go on a run, climb trees, swim. You CAN stay toned with your own body weight!
  4. Amp up the H2O. Your body literally RUNS on water, your cells would die without it! Aim for 2-5 liters in a day. Drink a liter when you wake up, another at lunch, half a liter in the afternoon, and another liter at dinner. BAM! 3.5 liters down and in the system. It really is that easy. Respect the Earth and carry your liquid in a reusable bottle or mason jar. If you are not a water-fan, i suggest you befriend H2O, and quickly. Or drop in some citrus fruit to add flavor.
  5. Eat the sun…and the stars. My best suggestion for a clean diet is first, the main portion of what you eat should be the cleanest foods out there, fruit and veg. Then go from there; meat, fish, grains, spices, eggs, seeds, and nuts. If you’re craving some stuff that isn’t the best for your body, I like to create fun recipes with ingredients that replace the bad stuff and are A LOT better for the body.

Hope these tips helped you and remember to have a fun summer!

Until next time,

Claire

Green Goddess Smoothie

Hello beautiful people! Lately I have been loving this refreshing green, tropical smoothie and I think you would too.

Recipe:

  • Blend spinach/kale with spirulina powder and water until blended. This helps so there is no leafy chunks in your smoothie and it is all smooth & creamyyyy. yum.
  •  Next, add frozen banana and fresh or frozen pineapple. That’s it! Now go and enjoy your tropical green treat that is amazing for your bod!

Until next time,

Claire

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Starting A Healthy Lifestyle: The Basics

This post is for people who are just getting into health and fitness. I will be doing a post soon for people who are already living a healthy lifestyle and want to amp it up. tumblr_mn5p6xftlS1s8kq4zo1_400

  1. Change you mindset. This is not a “diet”, it’s a lifestyle. When you choose to live a healthy lifestyle it is all about balance. Don’t dread eating a healthy meal, make every single meal you eat flavor packed and delicious. You can have the things you like, such as brownies and burgers, but in moderation. One bad meal will not make you unhealthy just like one good meal will not make you healthy.
  2. Water. The best advice I have for this is: CHUG! If you think you’re drinking enough water, drink more. Your body is 60% water. YOU.NEED.WATER!! Water helps with literally everything in your life. When you go out to eat, get water. When you’re at home, drink water. When you’re at work or school, bring water. Always be drinking water. To help with this, get at least a 32 oz reusable water bottle to bring and fill up wherever you are. tumblr_mon7n7LG111rltj0eo1_500
  3. Eat clean, lean, and green. This is a good rule of thumb with healthy eating. Eat lean protein like fish, chicken, eggs, nuts, and yogurt. Eat clean and green foods that fuel your body like vegetables, fruits, and good-for-you grains like quinoa. Strive to eat the least amount of processed foods as possible. Swap out a regular salad dressing(s) for olive oil and lime. If you stick to this moto of “clean, lean and green”, you will be on the road to success.
  4. Sleep. Now a days a lot of people consider sleep a luxury, not a priority. You need to make sleep a priority. This does not mean getting 6 hours of sleep on the weekdays and sleeping until three on the weekends (i am guilty of this). Get everything done earlier, stop eating and turn off electronics a couple hours before bed, drink something soothing like tea and read a book to help you relax. If you have trouble settling your mind before bed, there are these relaxing chewable tablets called “Tranquil Sleep” that really help. You can buy them here: http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Factors-Stress-Relax-Tranquil-Chewable/dp/B000OBY4MU
  5. Stay Active. We were born with limbs, and bones, and muscles…our body’s want to move! So get up and move that body of yours. Walk, run, box, jump rope, dance, swim, lift, hike, stretch, bike…just go out into the world, sweat, and move your wonderful body. tumblr_m965q7tyAa1rnhmhjo1_500

I hope my advice helps you, and remember: this is a lifestyle not a diet. 

Until next time,

Claire

Jump Rope Routine

Jump-roping is one of my favorite exercises to do, in a short period of time it gets your heart racing. If you haven’t skipped roped sense you were four feet tall, it may be a big shock to you, and a minute of jumping may be extremely hard to do. So give it some practice and time, this routine will help burn fat and pump up your metabolism, if you’re having a hard time, take quick brakes in between. jump rope

Workout:

  • 1 minute of regular jumps
  • 1 minute wall sit
  • 1 minute of regular jumps
  • 1 minute of pushups
  • 1 minute of skipping jumping jacks
  • 1 minute plank
  • 1 minute various jumps ( for ex: 20 seconds normal skip, 5 seconds on one leg, 5 seconds on other leg)

THAT’S IT! If your up for it, repeat 1 to 2 more times

Everyday Exercise

These four moves tone the whole body. Now I am not saying to ONLY to this for your exercise, just to add on! Yes, even on your rest days ;)

I do these moves religiously every single day, and I want you to do these every. single. day. I hope you all notice a difference! If you take before and current pictures, make sure to tweet them to me: @clairebearshear

If you don’t know some of the moves, just Google them! 0fea263a14006dbb14f4e0f397337715

Exercises: 

  • 10 burpees 
  • 1 min plank
  • 20 squats
  • 10 pushups

Fitness: Heart-pumping HIIT Routine

If you read my last Treadmill HIIT workout, I explained what HIIT is. HIIT is high intensity interval training. HIIT workouts incorporate short bursts of energy with slower, to ensure maximum calorie burnage and, therefor, maximum results in little time. This routine can take you anywhere from 20-40 minutes. run

  • Warm up by stretching your arms, legs, and core
  • Get your heart rate up and sprint for two minutes at approximately speed 8
  • Cool down for three minutes walking at approximately speed 4 (or if you have more energy, slow jog this part)
  • Repeat this 4-8 times for a heart racing workout

NOTICE: Please adjust the speeds to suit your physical needs. The speeds provided are just recommendations. Also, if you run outdoors, just follow the bolded words and time, not the speeds.

Fitness: Treadmill HIIT workout

One of my all time favorite workout to do are HIIT workouts. HIIT means high intensity interval training. HIIT workouts get your heart rate up and then bring it back down and you repeat these cycles for maximum calorie burn-age. HIIT’s are mainly done running/on the treadmill, rollerskating, biking, and walking. This workout can be repeated as many times as wanted.

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Warmup
Start off with a five minute warm up at speed 3.5 and 3 incline
Intervals
Do one minute at 8 speed
One minute at 6
One minute at 4 with incline 2
One minute at 3.5 with incline 6 increasing by 2 incline each time you repeat this.
*Modify speeds/incline to fit your fitness level
If you want to do this running outside just adjust the speeds so speed 8 would be a sprint, speed 6 a jog, and 4 is walking. 
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