Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Florida Grapefruit Teams Up With Andrea Riggs For Easy Fitness Tips {Giveaway 10 winners} CLOSED

Florida Grapefruit has teamed up with Andrea Riggs to provide bust women with simple fitness tips. Andrea’s philosophy is “get body beautiful”, meaning, become the best version of yourself. Don’t aim for what you see in magazines. Advice a lot of women can use.

Andrea's Tips are pretty simple and easy to follow for Mother's with out a lot of time such as myself and simply busy women in general. And lets face it women are pretty busy. I think as women we all strive for a better us but don't set aside enough time for ourselves.

Tips provided by Andrea Riggs

Satisfy workout cravings. Working out increases your metabolism and appetite, especially high-intensity interval regimens which are ideal for building lean muscle tissue. Following exercise, try to immediately consume quality calories to help satisfy your appetite and help restore your energy levels. An 8-ounce glass of 100 percent grapefruit juice and a serving of nuts within 20 minutes of exercise can help healthfully satisfy your workout-fueled appetite and keep your metabolism running steadily.

Get Results. If you’re looking to amp up your fitness routine in preparation for a special occasion coming up, adopt a 21-day at-home fitness routine that alternates cardio and strength training to see a noticeable reduction in inches. Start with 20 repetitions of three total body toning exercises (such as kettlebell circuits or even just push-ups and squats) and schedule a brisk daily walk, jog or bike ride. Steadily increase the number of strength training repetitions and the length of cardio every three days.

Sleep if off. Getting adequate amounts of sleep may help regulate your appetite and control food cravings, both when you exercise and when you are at rest, so make sure you get enough sleep at night. You can even try scheduling a 15-minute power nap about an hour before a workout to help you feel refreshed and energized throughout.

Work out at work. Incorporating a little bit of physical activity into your workday can go a long way toward keeping you both physically and mentally healthy. Try keeping small squeezable hand weights at your desk and sneak in sets while talking on the phone or checking e-mail. Not only will this help build and strengthen lean arm muscles, it can also be a great stress reliever. Or, if you are already on your feet and don’t sit behind a desk, try doing squats or knee-bends throughout the day to avoid cramping and stiffness in your legs.

Change it up. Alter your fitness routine every couple of weeks to get the most out of your sweat sessions. Your body adapts to familiar activities, so an unchanging workout becomes less and less challenging as time goes on. Keep things fresh by alternating the treadmill with a bike ride outside or a spin class at the gym. Varying your workout will ensure that you are exercising all of your muscles rather than working out the same muscles each time.
I like the Change it up tip. This is my problem I get bored fast and think in order for an exercise to work I must do it daily, repeatedly. With summer fast approaching it's time to shed some of the winter weight and just start felling better in general. To Help get Andrea's word out and gets us active 10 lucky readers will win a great Prize Pack from Florida Grapefruit.
This prize pack includes:
  • A pink tote bag, perfect size for carrying your lunch to work or toting healthy snacks throughout the day
  • A pink sports bottle, ideal for hitting the gym
  • A resistance band, great for arm and leg exercise
  • A bottle of signature Ruby Red nail polish, a great color for spring!
Mandatory Entry- Tell me what you are doing to "become the best version of yourself " This is a must for extra entries to count.

Giveaway will end on 03/29/2011 at 11:59pm EST. Open to the U.S only.Winner will be chosen via Winners will be posted on my blog and also notified via email, Be sure to leave your email, if it's not visible in your profile Winners have 48hr to respond or a new winner will be picked.

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