Working Out No Longer Sucks

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Working out can be a daunting task. With busy schedules, these days, fitting a workout into your busy lifestyle can be tough. There is always a solution to a problem that you’re having, and that solution is Bulletproof Vibe. What is Bulletproof Vibe? Bulletproof Vibe is a 15-minute whole body workout and vibration therapy.

Listed below are some of the benefits of using the Bulletproof Vibe:

Detoxifies and strengthens the immune system (by moving the lymph system).

Helps build/regain muscle strength and bone density.

Reduces workout recovery time.

Stimulates healthier brain function.

Give you huge bursts of energy! 


Your might be saying right now, “how do you use this?” And the answer is simple: you simply stand on the Bulletproof Vibe, and the vibrations will travel from the feet through the spine and into the head. Be sure to stand on the Vibe with your knees bent. It’s best to always set your posture this way so that your head does not shake. Keep in mind that any movement while standing on the Bulletproof Vibe will have an increased benefit.

Stretching will be way more efficient, workout routines will return better results, and normally unused muscles or tissues will be stimulated. Try doing some standing yoga poses on the Vibe. You can also perform push-ups while on the Vibe.

How long should you use it? 5-15 minutes depending on how you feel. It is safe to use the Vibe every day if you choose to do so. It’s recommended to start using the product 2-3 times per week for only 5-10 minutes each session. The Vibe will introduce a new stimulus to your body, and you should give your body time to adapt to it. After a week or two, you may start to increases your sessions’ frequency and duration. As always, continue use with caution and listen to your body.

Enjoying The Journey: Fitness and Lifestyle

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Year after year the same problem exists for many people: they just don’t have the time to work out and focus on getting healthier. There always seems to be an excuse and fast food and junk food seem to be easier options these days. I’m here to tell you that there are “easy” ways to get into shape and stay away from bad food choices.  I’m no expert, but I’ve had success in achieving my fitness and lifestyle goals (I dislike the word “diet”).  First off, you have to evaluate what your goals are going to be (that’s right, goals). Having goals will get you to where you want to be. If you don’t set goals, then you’re going to end up disorganized, and ultimately, you won’t be achieving your fitness and lifestyle goals.

 

So, where should you begin? You should start by figuring out what kind of working out that you want to do. There are several options that you can choose from: do you want to add muscle like a bodybuilder, or do you prefer to be lean and toned? Now, how many days do you plan on working out? Three times a week, five times a week, or 6-7 times a week?

 

The next step in your fitness and lifestyle journey is to decide how you’re going to work out. Again, there are several options. There are various gyms that you can go to, but also consider working out at home. Everyone has their preference on where they would like to work out, but working out at home has a lot of benefits. I’ve experimented with working out at gyms, but nothing compares to working out at home. First off, you don’t have to worry about membership fees, and you can exercise in the comfort of your home without anyone watching your every move (literally). One of the best at home workout programs out there is P90x. I’ve completed the P90x program, as well as P90x+ and P90x2 with success. If P90x is not your type of workout, there’re tons of other workout programs out there. I’m a big fan of beachbody.com they have something for everyone that will fit your needs during your fitness and lifestyle journey. Also, there are a lot of apps if you prefer to workout from your phone. FitStar is a program that I’ve been using recently, and it’s an excellent program. The main thing to take away from here is to commit to something, and stick to the plan no matter what! Scientific studies have proven that if you stick to a habit (in this case, working out) for 21 days, you’ll do it without even thinking about it, and it will become a part of your daily routine.

 

One of the most integral parts of your fitness and lifestyle journey is what you eat. Admittingly, this was the hardest part for me (and at times, I struggle with this a bit). This was not easy for me, and I researched the heck out of what I should be eating. The tricky part is that everyone is different, and there is no “one size fits all” eating menu. It’s just not realistic, and you’re going to have to see what fits in your daily life and be prepared for a whole lot of ups and downs with this one. Once you get this down, along with your workout routine, you’re going to be unstoppable. Have fun with this side of your journey, and it’s ok if you eat “bad” more often than you eat “right.” Just remember that you can always turn it around, and get back on track. With the holidays upon us, it may be a challenge to eat the right things but pick your battles. If you know that you’re going to eat a lot during the holidays, set yourself up for success beforehand with working out and eating right a few days before you go all out.

 

Working out and eating right can be an uphill battle, but with determination and the motivation to change things in your life, you can expect to see incredible results. Don’t tackle all of this at once. Take it one day at a time, and go at your pace. Before you know it, you’ll be telling someone else about your journey, and helping them along with theirs.

 

 

Why 7 Minute Workouts are the Secret Ingredient

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Should I workout or not? That question is always bouncing back and forth in our heads, like a tennis match. Well, now there seems to be an effective way to squeeze that workout in, whether you’re busy or not. The New York Times has come out with their “Scientific 7 Minute Workout” app on your phone, tablet, or computer. To be honest, I’ve only tried it once, and that’s not enough to tell if worked properly. I’ll be giving this workout a trial run, and if it’s effective or not, I’ll let you know. Until then, check out the app linked below.

Click here: The New York Times 7 Minute Workout 

Forging Her Own Path: Amy Von Rummelhoff

Justin Marroquin interview with Amy Von Rummelhoff

The health and fitness industry is filled with some great people. Now more than ever, people are looking to get fit and healthy for various reasons. You might purchase a product, or sign up for a program, but do you really get to know the person behind the product? Chances are, no. That’s what separates Amy Von Rummelhoff from the rest of the health and fitness industry. She took time out of her busy schedule to tell me what she thinks about setting goals, how she got started in health and fitness, and how she overcomes setbacks. 

Justin Marroquin: When did you get interested in health and fitness?

Amy Von Rummelhoff: I grew up as a competitive figure skater and competed nationally in synchronized skating.  However, it was not until I nearly died in college from a very serious surgery and hit rock bottom, that I realized if I did not start eating healthy and learning to work out, my life would continue to slip through my fingers.  I became a gym rat pretty quickly and when I moved to LA in 2010, I worked as a trainer at Jackie Warner’s gym in Beverly Hills, and got into fitness modeling.  It was not until last year that I took the ultimate step to take the stage and compete among the best.  I have decided to commit my life to health and fitness, and recently took the position of managing the female line of MusclePharm, FitMiss.

Photo Credit: Chaz Photographics
Photo Credit: Chaz Photographics

JM: What was the process like when you first started out?

AVR: When I first started lifting weights, it was a guessing game of what to do. I was lucky enough to be working at a gym in San Diego, so I had trainers that helped me to get started.  I had no idea what was actually healthy; however, and although at the time I thought I was eating completely healthy, that was far from the truth. I love learning and have taught myself most of what I know today in the gym and in the kitchen.

Photo Credit: Chaz Photographics
Photo Credit: Chaz Photographics

JM: Do you believe in setting goals?

AVR: 100% believe in setting goals. I continually set mini goals in the gym to stay motivated— whether it be a photo shoot, a trip or a competition.

 

 

 

 

Justin Marroquin interview with Amy Von Rummelhoff

 

 

JM: How do you overcome a setback?

AVR: I am currently overcoming the biggest setback of all—trusting the wrong coach with my diet, and training last year— he destroyed my metabolism and thyroid.  It has been a very discouraging year to say the least; trying to reset my metabolism and staying 100% on track while getting VERY slow results.  I know in the end I will be better than I ever have, and I just stay motivated. I have a support group of amazing friends to lift me up as well when I am feeling down.

Justin Marroquin interviews Amy Von RummelhoffJM: What is your favorite part about being fit and healthy?

AVR: I feel better day in and day out.  I get sick very easily, and I love seeing my body change and get stronger week after week.

JM: Who has had the most influence on you in your life?

AVR: My mother is my best friend and biggest support.  She has been there with me through the lowest points of my life, the challenges I have encountered, and every competition I prepped for! I don’t know where I would be without her and her amazing support.

Justin Marroquin interview with Amy Von Rummelhoff

JM: How do you stay motivated?

AVR: I set mini goals and track my progress.  I always try to change something about the exercise  I am doing by increasing the weight, or the number of reps.  This is the best way to see if you are in fact improving and getting stronger.

Justin Marroquin interview with Amy Von Rummelhoff

JM: What would be your #1 tip on how to become successful not only in fitness and health, but life itself?

AVR: Pick a goal and do everything you can to reach it.   Be a motivator and a positive influence in peoples lives, and you will see the reward.  Don’t compete with others— compete with your former self.  I know it sounds cheesy, but it is so true.  It is easy to feel unsatisfied when you are comparing yourself to someone else. They have different genetics, background and work ethic— and it is impossible to compare two people with different backgrounds and it can eat you up!

Photo Credit: Jesse DeYoung
Photo Credit: Jesse DeYoung

Follow Amy on Twitter: twitter.com/amvonr

Like her page on Facebook: facebook.com/amy.vonr

Check out her website: amyvonrummelhoff.com

Introducing Hemp Force Vanill-Acai

onnit-hemp-force-vanill-acai-now-availableOnnit has just recently released its newest product, and it’s another great addition to add in your lifestyle. Hemp Force Vanill-Acai is a high-performance plant protein, and it has a combination of mesquite powder, freeze-dried acai berry, a blend of both tart and molasses notes delivered by 100% earth grown ingredients. Chia and flax-seed are coupled with omega rich hemp seed. Also, it tastes great and you can even make up your own recipes with it. Click on the link below if you’re interested, and check out all the benefits of Hemp Force.

https://www.onnit.com/?a_aid=JustinMarroquin19

Wonder Woman: Abi Christine

Abi ChristineAbi Christine is my first guest on the IGNORE IMPOSSIBLE podcast. She is a mom, fitness guru, published model, bikini competitor, blogger, and sponsored ProSupps athlete. Abi came on my podcast and we talked about health, fitness, and life. She is a wealth of knowledge, and I hope you enjoyed the episode.

Check out her website: abi-christine.com

Follow Abi on Twitter: twitter.com/abichristinefit

Like her page on Facebook: facebook.com/abi.christine.fit

Instagram: instagram.com/abi_christine