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Music Monday: Motivation Music

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Happy Monday! I hope everyone had an amazing holiday weekend. Music is such an important part of our workout so I wanted to share what has been keeping me motivated lately. These are currently my top five favorite songs to work out to!

1) Natalie La Rose – Somebody (feat. Jeremih)

2) Jason Derulo – Want To Want Me

3) Chris Brown & Tyga – Ayo

4) Ariana Grande – One Last Time

5) Pitbull & Ne-Yo – Time Of Our Lives

Share with me in the comments your favorite workout songs! Have a great week!

Xo

MelisFit

Summer Dish: Home-Made Ice Cream & Crumble

Ice Cream is something that I continue to enjoy all year round…rain, snow or shine~ But I have a particular appreciation for the cold creamy goodness on the dog days of summer when anything in reference to cool sounds tempting… Today I decided to be adventuresome & made use of a few sun-ripened mangos that my brother brought home…

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Into the mixer it went with a delicate mix of orange blossom honey and vanilla, a variation on a recipe from one of my favorite inspiration blogs, and a mere 45 minutes later I found myself sitting cooled & content.

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…It was about this time that I found a bag of fresh-frozen blueberries and came to the only probable conclusion of baking my first of many Summer Crumbles. A Very Berry Crumble I might add that paired and photographed famously amongst my freshly-churned concoction of frozen heaven.

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Enjoy dear readers…you know I did.

(republished from Tutu’s & Tea)
Fitness Tip: Get Outside!

Summer is here! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the weather is warm.  Open the windows, step outside, and soak up a little sun. Challenge yourself this week to take your workout outside.

  1. If you regularly do Pilates or yoga inside a studio – take your mat outside! Find a beautiful spot in a park, by the beach, or even your backyard. Put your mat down and enjoy your practice in the sunshine.
  2. Hop off the treadmill or elliptical and go for run outside. So many parks have jogging trails. Pick one you haven’t been to and enjoy the new scenery while you exercise. Maybe this new spot has hills – spice up your run with a few hill climbs or sit ups on an incline!
  3. Add some excitement to your regular workout routine by trying something new – kayaking, SUP (stand up paddle boarding), hiking, biking, or outdoor rock climbing. Both your body and mind will appreciate the new challenge.
  4. Release you inner child!  If you have kids -get outside with them and throw a frisbee, have a  hula hoop contest, play hopscotch, or practice your dribbling skills on the basketball court. Learn a new sport together as a family and just have fun!

Enjoy your summer everyone!

Happy Monday: The Skinny Cocktail

Grapefruit Cocktail

After working for months on your beach ready abs, there’s nothing better than lounging by the pool with a fruity cocktail…until you see how much sugar is hiding in each sip. With summer in full swing and the 4th of July just around the corner, sipping on something cold and delicious is necessary. But you don’t want to sacrifice your hard work. You can still indulge without spending extra hours in the gym with my favorite version: “The Greyhound.”

The Greyhound –

  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka of choice (keep it around 70 proof to minimize the calories)
  • Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice (roll grapefruit to get juicy then cut and squeeze)
  • Top with Soda water

87 Cal.

FitPro Obsession: ReXist360


The ReXist360 resistance band system is my favorite new product in 2015!  This product immediately kicks your entire core into high gear.  You will see results in strength, speed, endurance…need I say more.  You can even wear the bands while walking or hiking to improve your performance and get stronger.  You can check out the product at ReXist360.com.

I use the ReXist360 bands religiously with my clients.  My favorite workout is my BodyShots™ Boxing Bootcamp class and ReXist360.  This knockout class is taken up a few levels when we add in the resistance system.