Top 10 Fun (and Weird) Fat-Burning Exercises You Can do at Home!

fun exercise for womenMost days, I love working out... and know that no matter HOW tired I might be when that morning alarm goes off, that my gym workout will help get me energized and pumped up to start my day.

But some days, when that morning alarm goes off, the last thing in the world I feel like doing is exchanging a comfy sleep tee for spandex workout clothes, and driving to the gym to lift heavy things. I’d rather stay in my pajamas! (Well, actually I’d rather stay in BED in my pajamas...)

Instead of crawling back to bed, how about trying this super fun (seriously) workout that you can do in your living room... no gym equipment (or workout clothes) necessary?!  It’s something I invented for those “rainy” (lazy) days, when you find yourself in a workout slump... and I PROMISE you’ll have so much fun with this workout routine, that you won’t even notice the 500 calories you just scorched...
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Calorie Calculator for Women: What’s Your Magic Number?

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The phrase "calorie calculator" is searched nearly 13,000 times a day by people who want to know the "magic number" of calories to eat each day to ensure they reach their fitness and fat loss goals.

This number is also known as your basal metabolic rate (BMR).

There are SO many calorie calculators out there on the internet - some good, some awful, many somewhere in-between.

What You're Going to Learn

In this post I’m going to show you where on earth these calorie calculators come from, give you a great one, and show you where to get an awesome nutrition plan that goes with it.

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Is Society Making You Fat?

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One of the women I used to train sent me an email telling me about some guy at the gym who pissed her off. Upon seeing her lifting weights, he came up to her and said,

“Why are you bench pressing? Women aren’t supposed to do that!” – Dumb guy at gym

Wow. Hearing this guy’s ignorant response obviously still infuriates me, but it also helped me realize something I’d never really thought about before:

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6 Simple Ways to Stay Motivated in the Gym!

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Do you find yourself skipping workouts or struggling to get in the gym?

Do you have trouble being consistent for more than a few weeks or months?

Is it hard to stick to your healthy diet?

Is it difficult to reach your weight loss goals?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are not alone.

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The Big Scam Behind Magazine Workouts

Magazine Scam

So it happens to all of us.

There you are, standing in line at the grocery store, when that miracle headline catches your eye: “Inside: the workout that will get you seriously ripped in just 2 weeks! (page 35)”  (WOW)

Obviously, you’d have to be crazy to not cough up 4 bucks to get a ripped bod in 14 days, right!?

Well now I’m going to tell you why you should never waste another penny on these crappy, bogus, too-good-to-be-true magazine workouts.
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Perfect your Problem Areas with These 3 Nutrition Rules

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It is very true that "exercise alone is not enough" to change your body.

In fact, exercise alone is hardly anything. For instance, one study demonstrated that you can exercise as hard as possible (say, 5 times a week for 16 weeks with an Olympic Conditioning coach), but will only see marginal results (about 1.5 measly lbs of fat loss) if you don’t also change the way you eat!
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Stay toned during the Holidays with these 6 simple tricks!

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For many women, “Holidays” mean putting diet and fitness habits on the back burner for a few weeks… and then regretting it later when they step on the scale.  Instead of being one of these women who gains 5-10 pounds this Holiday Season, incorporate some of these simple tricks into your routine, and be ready to show off that toned body in your hottest little black dress this New Years!
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Lose the Freshman 15! – 9 Rules to Get Toned in College

College Weight Gain Pizza

If you don’t read this article you could gain (at least) 7 or 8 lbs per year in college

As if new college students don't already have enough to worry about, there’s also the dreaded 5, 10, 15-plus pounds you can often gain in your first year alone.  Hence, the often joked-about, much-hated “Freshman 15”.

Learn how to avoid the dreaded freshman 15 with these 9 Simple Rules...

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