How to Date a Health & Fitness Blogger

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So I’ve been dabbling in some dating recently and have realized that, man oh man, these boys did not know what they signed up for! Thought this would be fun for all my fit fam loves!

10 Things You Need to Know about Dating a Health and Fitness Blogger

1. Our brains don’t turn off. We can’t clock out of the office at 5, we are constantly running our mind for new ideas. On a date, in bed, during a movie. But hey, at least we don’t have to put pants on to blog. Could be worse.

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2. Yea, I know it’s 7 am on a Sunday, but it’s 10 am on the east coast and we just have to blast this post out on Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest.

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3. You’re going to be asked to take a hundred pictures/videos of us cooking and working out.

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…and you’re going to have just tune us out when we try to explain how our camera works and the 20,000 angles you need to get.

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4. ‘Will you taste this [crazy food concoction]?’ is a daily question.

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5. Damn, you are going to eat some fantastic food. It might need to be nuked after the photoshoot it undergoes before eating it, but it’ll taste better than the HotPocket/cereal/pasta with butter that you know how to make.

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6. Don’t be alarmed if you come over and we have ten lights pointed at a salad with a backdrop and tripod. That’s just your average Wednesday.

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7. I hope you’re cool with being talked about with thousands of people.

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8. We cannot be more than 10 feet away from our phones, iPads, or computers. That whole ‘no laptops in bed’ thing you got going on? No way jose.

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9. We have a TON of friends. But, I mean, we haven’t actually met them in person…

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10. You’re going to need to work out and eat healthy. That’s a necessity. Go to the gym together? Even better.

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If you didn’t win, you can email me at: lisa@theskinnyonhealth.com to get 15% off ANY services you’d like!

Hope you all have a lovely Thursday and don’t mind the MWF posts! Tomorrow will be a very different & (hopefully) funny post. Look out for a really special post Monday with a VIDEO about….(drumroll please)…oil pulling!

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The 15 Minute Broke Girl Workout

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Sooo I’m super cheap. I don’t have a gym membership because of this. I mean, I invest in my yoga studio, since it’s a total steal when you go 1+ times a day, but can’t bring myself to do the whole fancy gym thing. I also hate buying gym equipment in general, like to keep at home. I have one dumbbell (because why buy two when you can alternate?), and that’s pretty much it. There’s a gym in my building (thank god!), so if I’m desperate I’ll go there.

For this reason, I’m constantly looking for great workouts that I can do at home with no equipment. The broke girl’s workout, as I like to call it.

I’m a big fan of workouts that use your body as the equipment, rather than weights or machines for other reasons as well. Mainly, it’s a more organic way of pushing ourselves. After all, our bodies are the best tools we have.

I’m also always SO busy, and would never ever give up my hour of daily yoga (yea yea I know I know), so that leaves approximately -10 hours of free time in my day for an intense workout. I keep my high intensity workouts to 30 minutes or less, 3-5 times per week.

This is one of my favorite workouts because 1. It requires zero equipment 2. It’s only 15 minutes and 3. It’s tough but fun to do!

Okay, so I do each move for 30 seconds, and rotate around the four moves 4 times. So I do move 1 (30 sec), move 2 (30 sec), move 3 (30 sec), move 4 (30 sec), rest (30-60 sec), move 1 (30 sec), move 2 (30 sec),….. I rest for 30-60 seconds between each set of 4 moves.

MOVE 1: Kick and Squat
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, hands behind your head, and elbows out to the sides. Bend your knees and sit back as far as you can. Push back to start, then kick your right leg in front of you, foot flexed. That’s one rep. Repeat, kicking with your left leg, and continue alternating.

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MOVE 2: Jumping Lunges
Step forward with your left foot and lower into a lunge. Jump straight up off the floor, swinging your arms forward and switching your legs in midair, like scissors. Land in a lunge with your right leg forward. That’s one rep.

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MOVE 3: Stacked-Foot Pushups
Get into a pushup position and place one foot on top of the other so that only the lower one supports your body. Lower yourself until your chest nearly touches the floor. Pause at the bottom, and then push back to the starting position.

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MOVE 4: Cross-Over Mountain Climbers
Get into a pushup position with your arms straight. Bring your right knee toward your left elbow, return to start, and then bring your left knee to your right elbow. Continue alternating legs at a fast pace.

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3 Step Rec: Mexican Avocado Butter

AVOCADO BUTTER, PEOPLE.

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Sorry my second nut butter has taken so long. Apparently I’m not Davida The Healthy Maven and it takes approximately 1,000 kitchen fails for me to create a mind blowing nut butter. But I mean, this culminated in Mexican Avocado Butter.

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TSOH’s MEXICAN AVOCADO BUTTER

 Ingreds:

½  avocado
1 cup pepitas
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

  1. Mash avocado.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a MagicBullet or Vitamix (or blender/food processor of your choosing).
  3. Blend until creamy and spread on literally everything. It’s magic.
  4. Don’t forget to enter my giveaway to win a free 3-day cleanse!

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