Summer Workout Routine + The Perfect Post Workout Snack

The official first day of summer is coming. June 20th. This time of year, with beaches, bikinis, vacations and summer outfits on my mind, I am far more health conscious. I find myself more motivated to bust my booty during workouts and to choose healthy snacks.

I am super grateful that my sister is a personal trainer. Sometimes I get bored of my same workout routine and I'll ask her to fill me in on some fresh moves. She was kind enough to let me film her so that I could share her awesome workout routines with all of you! This is a simple workout for men or women that you can do at the park. The only thing you need is a park bench and some water. She has demonstrated six simple workouts for us to do, that we are to try to complete at least three times all the way through. I hope you enjoy this killer full body workout. Don't forget to keep reading to discover the perfect post workout snack!

FIRST MOVE

Squats | 20 Times

 
 

SECOND MOVE

Push-ups | 20 Times

Choose one of the three variations

THIRD MOVE

Bench hops | 20 Times

 or

Modified bench walks | 10 Times each leg leading

FOURTH MOVE

Tricep Dips | 20 Times

Choose one of three variations

FIFTH MOVE

Squat kicks on the bench | 20 each leg

 

 

FINAL MOVE

Inchworm, tricep push-up, & knees to elbows | 20 Times

Make sure to stretch good before and after your workout to prevent pulling any muscles. 

Carbohydrates are great to consume after an intense workout like this. Fruit is such a pure and natural way to get some sugar/carbs in. Froozer, a Colorado based nutrition company, was kind enough to send me some samples of their frozen fruit snacks. They are delicious! Genuinely, my husband and I have sorta become addicted to these because they really are great. The company prides themselves on having extremely healthy products that are NON GMO, dairy free, kosher, gluten free,  and all natural, so basically anyone can enjoy them. They have three flavors- Strawbanana Bliss, Tropical Sunset and Blue Aloha.

We loved them all, in fact we already ate them all (within a couple days of receiving them!). I wasn't kidding when I said it's an addiction! We need to make our way over to Safeway to pick up a few more boxes. Like I mentioned before, it's the perfect post workout snack, but we also are just loving them as a cold summer snack to cool us down. 

Another great thing about Froozer and their line of products is it's an easy thing to be able to take with you when you're out and about... like at the park doing a workout! It's really a good way to intake some carbs before or after a workout and an easy snack to have for the kids if they get hungry. For those of you out there that may be watching your sugar or carb intake, Froozer products are only around 35 calories! So not only do you get to enjoy a sweet treat, but you can do it guilt free. Check 'em out, I was really impressed with the product and will be buying more as soon as possible because we ate ours so quickly.

 

* This post is a collaboration with Froozer. As always, all statements and opinions are genuine and my own. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that partner and collaborate with According To D. 

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Nightly Health & Fitness Routine: a few small disciplines can make a huge difference

Please understand, I am not a health professional in any way. I am simply passionate about discovering different things I can do to make myself a healthier person, and I love sharing that with you! I have recently added a health and fitness routine to my nights. I try to do this every night, except I slacked while we were in Orlando on vacation haha oops. I love the idea of this nightly health routine because it is soooo simple, it takes only a few minutes, and is not difficult to squeeze in before you go to bed. This is something quick and simple to ADD to what you are currently doing; I would not suggest taking your normal workouts out of your day and adding this in as a replacement. This is simply a few small disciplines you can add to your night time routine, and over time it will make quite a difference in your health, and I personally think your energy too.

| STEP 1 |

Stop eating after 8:00pm. Or you can do what I have been doing and stop eating around 6:00-6:30pm. There are studies that show that eating late at night your body is more likely to store those calories as fat instead of burning them for energy. I have stopped eating around 6 for several nights in a row and I feel great. It keeps me from doing my late night snacking. I will eat a decent sized meal right before 6, maybe grilled chicken, veggies and some fruit and I am good for the rest of the night. I might get hungry around 10:00pm or so, but because I stick to not eating past 6, it keeps me from snacking and adding unnecessary calories. I am going to continue doing this, I want it to simply be part of my lifestyle. 

| STEP 2 |

30•30•30

30 lunges on EACH SIDE, 30 squats, and 30 push-ups. Adding this onto your regular workouts will be amazing, especially for your legs and booty!!! I do this set of workouts with no break because then my heart rate goes up a bit. 

 

| STEP 3 |   

Drink 8oz or more of water before you go to bed.

Ok, this one I have really struggled with. I am horrible at drinking water, I need to get better because that is so bad for my body. The only downside to this one is I always wake up at least once to pee in the middle of the night. But hey, I guess that's a small price you pay to be healthier. 

 

THAT'S IT!! See, I told you it was simple. Three simple disciplines to add to your nightly routine that over time, will make a huge difference in your overall health and wellbeing. I, with you, will be implementing this. I'm excited to see the effect it has over time. I'm sure I'll have days where I slack, but what's important is getting back on track and each day resetting your focus towards a better you. 

Thanks for reading and stopping by! Comment below with your favorite nightly routine. Also, if you decide to implement this, comment below and keep me posted with your progress!! 

 

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