My quick slimming routine to start the day

Today, I thought I’ve share my three favorite exercises to get the fat melting off. The beauty of these is that they take very little time at all too. Just a few minutes in the morning and you’re done (don’t forget to warm up and stretch after though :)

#1 – Jump Squats. Done correctly, these will work your whole lower body and your core as you support yourself. Smash out as many as you can in 30 seconds. Your heart rate will climb quickly, kick starting your metabolism for the day, and the muscle growth from rapid jumps will help keep you burning for a few days!

#2 – Push ups. Do as many as you can in 30 seconds. Keep that heart rate up, and tone your triceps and chest. Who needs a boob job!

#3 – Skipping. Quick as you can for 30 seconds.

And stretch it out. This quick routine is an awesome starter to the day when you’re in a rush. Mix it up with lunges, boxing, and jogging on the spot. And watch the fat melt away.

Stay skinny ladies

Popping Pills or Hitting the Gym?

It is just me, or does it seem like every day there is a new weight loss wonder drug being thrust in our faces? I’m constantly seeing online ads for all these weird products, things like UniqueHoodia, Raspberry Ketones, green tea pills, blah, blah, blah!

What ever happened to good old exercise and a sensible diet? I haven’t always lived the healthiest lifestyle. I still love the odd beer, and I can resist a slice of super supreme loaded with anchovies! But I work out, a mix of HIIT cardio and heavy weights, and an overall sensible balanced diet. And that does the trick for me just nicely. I’m not dropping pounds like a Biggest Loser contestant, but slowly and steadily I’m reshaping at a healthy, sustainable pace.

It’s interesting to read how some of these wonder drugs work. For example, there’s one called the Phen375 Fat Burner which is made with natural ingredients, many of which have been used in Chinese medicine to control hunger and boost metabolism. The descriptions actually make sense, so I’m kind of tempted to give it a go. Heavy weights and HIIT already fire my metabolism so I don’t know if pills will boost it any more, I guess if you were just doing low intensity cardio, a metabolism booster might be useful. If I do give it a try, I’ll keep you all posted!