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Guest blog post by Angela Claire Fitness:

Are you always “on the go”? Find yourself always in a rush, that you constantly find yourself storing food in your bag or eating in your car? The most common question that my clients ask me “what are healthy foods I can snack on?”. As a clean eater, you want to lean towards whole foods and nothing processed. So finding things to snack on that are not processed and not packaged is hard to find. However, as long as you prepare ahead of time and pack the night before the following day, there shouldn’t be any stress!

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Check out the following recipes and snack ideas for those on the go!
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say i do to bbq.

Ahhhh…..that’s the sound of relief. The cold has finally disappeared and we can truly enjoy this beautiful Spring weather! With the morning no longer being dark, boots are put away and tanks tops are finally out. Most importantly, our social calendars are busier than ever! All the pool parties , beach get togethers and the infamous BBQ’s. BBQ season is an opportunity to hang out with family and friends, however, it’s also exposure to a lot of foods we try to avoid! Don’t let a joyous occasion stress you out. Instead, embrace this season and go in it with full force!
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eat clean (+bonus recipe!)

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Finally!! Spring time….the sun is out, the birds are chirping and the tank tops are out of the closet. It’s time to step up our diet and exercise routine a notch. And what better way to stay committed and motivated than the always-so-fun-bathing-suit-shopping. Diet is KEY with maintaining health, wellness and weight. You could be working out every second of the day, but without a balanced diet, you are sabotaging your own progress. It’s all about clean eating.

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fit @ home.

March is almost done! And can you believe it? It seems like just yesterday we were trying to figure out New Years Eve plans and rushing around to find the tightest dress! Most importantly, we were writing down a list of New Years Resolutions. Let me be the first to remind you of the goals you set two months ago and check in to see how your progress is going!

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Spring is around the corner! And yes we still have a few more cold fronts to dodge.  However don’t let the weather set you back from reaching your goals. Yes the weather is gross and all we feel like doing is wearing sweats, vegging out, and watching re runs of Real Housewives. But there are no excuses! Especially when we have goals set. Don’t feel like making the trip to the gym? No fear! Here are some exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home. No equipment needed!

1) Standing Side Crunch – Stand with feet shoulder width apart, and make a fist with your right hand overhead, extend left arm at side. Shift weight to left leg and raise right knee out to side as you bend right elbow, crunching it toward inside of right thigh. And repeat. Do 20 reps and switch sides for 4 sets each.

2) Glute Lift– Position yourself on all fours and pulls abs in so your back is flat. Raise right knee to hip height behind you, foot flexed, and lower to start position. Do 20 reps. Switch legs and repeat for 4 sets each.

3) Full Extension – Lie face up with knees bent over hips and extend arms overhead. Crunch up as you reach for your hands toward feet. Extend legs a few inches off the ground in front of you as you extend arms overhead. Crunch up as you bend knees, placing weight back on ankles to return to starting position. Do 20 reps for 4 sets.

4) Stationary Lunge – Stand with your legs staggered, your right foot about two feet in front of your left. Bend your knees to lower your body until your right thigh is parallel and your shin is perpendicular to the floor. Straighten your legs to return to start. Do 10 reps, then switch sides and repeat 4 times.

5) Incline Push up– Get into a pushup position with your hands more than shoulder width apart on your couch or low table. Lower your body until your chest nearly touches the surface. Pause at the bottom and then push yourself back to start. Do as many reps as possible until you can not maintain form or have to stop.

6) Tricep Dips – Sit on the edge of your couch or a chair with your knees bent and your feet on the floor in front of you. Place your palms face down next to your thighs and keeping your arms straight, shift forward until your hips and butt are in front of the seat. Bend your elbows to lower your hips until your upper arms are parallel to the floor. Push back to start. That is one rep. Do as many reps as possible until you can’t maintain form.

Stay tuned for more fit tips from our expert and guest blogger, Angela Claire Fitness!

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giveaway monday: free personal training.

What better way to kick off Valentine’s week than with a giveaway? This week, up for grabs is a FREE personal training session with fitness competitor and certified personal trainer, Angela Claire Fitness! Angela is also the Mrs. Why Knot fitness guest blogger and we love love love the fit tips she shares with all of our readers.

Entering is simple and remember…you’ve got to be in it to win it!

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new year’s resolution.

We enter another year! And it’s time to start if off right. What is your New  Year Resolution for 2013?
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Every year, it’s tradition for society to have a new goal for the new year. However, the majority of society tend to make goals that are very broad. Whether it is to “eat healthier” or to “lose weight”. I use to work at a health club, and the gym used to be PACKED in January. It was impossible to get a treadmill! Two months later, the gym was back to its normal gym grind.  Why does this happen?

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