Monday, April 15, 2013

every little thing counts

My friend Leen & I were going on a walk today because it is finally nice outside here and we were comparing workout styles. I seem to find that we are very similar in mind and body! She reminded me and also reinforced some of my main motto's. We also discussed working out together which I think would be a lot of fun!

1. Doesn't matter how much just DO IT.
We are both very academic students and seem to find it hard to fit in a workout while also keeping up high grades. However one thing we both agreed on was to at least do a small workout to keep on track! Even 10 minutes is enough!

2. Mix up your workout.
It's fun to try different types of workouts and different things like yoga, zumba, jazzercise & my favoirte barre3.  If you're a runner try a new path or a new trail. Make sure you make your workout fun and exciting! So look for new workouts to do every so often to keep your workout fresh and fun!

3. Keeping your friends motivated helps you be motivated!
We were thinking of starting to run together and workout together! I feel like it would be a lot of fun to work out with a friend because you can laugh but also feel the 'burn' together! lol It's good to push each others boundaries and help each other grow!

I hope you enjoyed this post! As always leave suggestions and comments down below and pleassse subscribe!

Keep moving,
The teen health blogger -Nathalie

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Get creative with your food

Lately I have been really into juicing and smoothies, so I am going to share 2 of my favorite smoothies of all time!

1. Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

- 1 banana
- 1 cup of milk (approx.)
- 2 tbs of peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
- 1 or 2 squirts of chocolate sauce

Blend all the ingredients together to get a heavenly smoothie that is also a little healthy! ;)

2. Strawberry Banana with a twist

- 1 banana
- 1 cup of strawberries
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 strawberry yogurt
- 2 squirts of chocolate sauce

Blend it all together to get a creamy, fruity but also sweet smoothie!

If you have any other suggestions on your fav smoothies leave a comment below and please subscribe to my blog!

Thank you have a great day,

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The power of 10 minutes ♥

If you're short for time and only have 10 minutes here is some ways to get moving and sneak in some exercise in your very tight schedule. 

1. Take your dog for a 10 minute walk. (Even if you don't have a dog find a friend or just go alone and enjoy nature).

2. Lift some weights while watching your favorite TV show.

3. Blast your music and dance around the house for 10 minutes! This is also a great way to blow of steam.

4. Do lunges down your hall way while on your phone call, you'll surely start to break a sweat.

5. Do a 30 crunches, 30 oblique twist, 10 push ups and a 30 second plank hold. Repeat this as many times as you can!  Here are other quick workout ideas!

5. Walk or bike to your next errand. You're getting a workout in and saving money on gas!

6. Take the stairs instead of an elevator. 

Hope this helped! 
Stay active, Nathalie xoxo