A.M. Workouts

The greatest thing that you can do for yourself especially those of you who are trying to shed those extra unneeded pounds, is a nice morning workout. It takes just as much commitment, as it does effort, but if you can focus, and stay on track, with consistent morning workouts not only does it kick start your metabolism, and sometimes it can help you to keep an elevated metabolism for several hours, and sometimes even all day. This means that you are burning more calories throughout the day at a faster rate, all just because you decided to get out of bed a little early and getting in a good workout. Not only does a morning workout boost your metabolic rate, but they also help to make you feel more energized and better throughout the course of the day. I have found from experience that this no myth. In fact, when I don’t get in a morning workout, compared to when I do i feel groggy, tired, slow, you get the point right? what im trying to say is that without a morning workout i never feel as good as i do when i can drag myself out of bed and into the weight room, and or gym.  Morning workouts are also great for regulating your appetite for throughout the day, making you not feel as hungry, and ultimately making it possible to not overeat over the course of the day. This is another way that a great morning workout can help those on a diet, and or trying to shed, and keep off a few pounds. It has also been said that an early morning workout can increase ones mental acuity. Usually lasting for about four to ten hours after your workout. This is some extra brain power many of can for sure use. Along with that comes better better focus, better mental capacity, and many other things as well. Like i said before these morning workouts can boost your energy, but did you know that the endorphins released after an exercise session, also can help to improve your mood as well. This can also help you to stay away from junk foods, as the routine of waking up and working can put you into a healthier, better state of mind all day. Obviously there are plenty more reasons why morning workouts are such a great thing, but I find these the most important, Not only do they highlight how it can be helpful, but also why and in what ways, and i hope you you learned a thing or two about how just one simple task can better your days.


Amazing Avacados

You may know avocados only as the deliciously delectable main ingredient in guacamole, but there is more to the avocado then you probably know. For instance, did you know that avocados are classified within the flowering plant family, is classified as a fruit, and is one of very few fruits that pack as much healthy fats, and protein as these green and purple fruits provide. not only are they good for you, but they are easy to find as well as to grow. California is the leading producer of avocados in the US, and most commonly produce the Haas strain of avocados, as they grow all year around making them easier to find eat and enjoy. Avocados can be found at your local grocery store, and are a great, ingredient to liven up you meals and, make you healthier as well. Avocados can also be used as cosmetics. They can help to moisturize, and nourish your skin, as well as it can work as a natural sunscreen. it can help to get rid of those bags you may get under your eyes, uses as a hair mask to rejuvenate your your hair and scalp, and can even be used as a facial cleansing, and exfoliating mask. They like i said have very many culinary benefits, as well. Avocados can be used in replacement of baby food, if you have a little one, and accidentally run out. They can also be used in salads, sandwiches, and desserts to add a sweet flavor component. now i no that sounds weird, but many brazilians, often add avocados to things like ice cream to add a bit of richness, as well as texture and flavor. It can be added by pureeing it into smoothies, sauces, salad dressings, dips,and toppings. The method i find the most useful, and what i find to be the most beneficial aspect of cooking with avocados, is that since they pertain so much healthy fats, and omega three fatty acids, they can be used to replace things like oil, butter, shortening, etc. Avocado is a very versatile, healthy, and most importantly delicious substitute for many things. Avocados are very high in vitamins, like K, B5, B6, C, as well as other things like folate, potassium, and fiber. They are also very low in sodium, and in fructose. Eating just one avocado a day can help balance cholesterol levels, as well as lower the risk for heart disease. On top of that, avocados enables your body to absorb fat soluble nutrients. Avocados, are not only in my mind a superfood, but are also well versatile, and i strongly suggests you find ways to include them into your life; you wont regret, trust me.

Getting Pumped with Pre Workout

One thing that we have talked about time and time again on this blog is that there are more than just one component to achieving the level of physical fitness you want to achieve. It take more than just the right workout, or just the right supplements, and nutrition. The real way that you make these physical gains is through a combination of the three, as well as the timing, and how strict and dedicated you are to your program. a essential supplement that has become really popular in the past couple of years has been pre workout mixes. Said to help increase your muscle stamina, as well as your focus pre workout has popped up everywhere, becoming a very hot supplement on the markets. Most pre workout formulas consist of these essential ingredients:  caffeine, arginine, amino acids and glutamine. These supplements help to fuel your workouts so you can get the most out of every last bit of your exercise. Whether that be a long run, a grueling lift, etc. I highly recommend pre workout supplements. Highly acclaimed pre workouts supplements like BSN N.O. Xplode 2.0, C4 are a few of the most widely known supplements, and from what I’ve heard, and experienced, they really do work. whether you need to use it for a confidence boost, ritual, or are feeling a bit sluggish, pre workout supplements will get you where you need to be. This is coming from a guy who is not too into all the supplements, I’m a basic scoop or two of protein after a workout type of guy, nothing to wild and or extreme, but I really  do love pre workout. It gets me feeling the way I want to during a workout, even the most grueling, and those days when that’s the last thing we want to be doing. supplements like Xplode, and C4 really give you that little jumpstart you need every once and a while. Now I don’t use supplements religiously like some people do, and I don’t waste hundreds of dollars every couple of weeks on all the newest and latest supplements, but two that I highly recommend you have with you is a good pre workout, and a good whey protein. No need to waste your money on dozen upon dozens of different supplements. Stick with a decent whey protein, as well as a decent pre workout, and I guarantee that the supplements you need on the road to achieving what you want to achieve will be covered.


Green Smoothies

the other day i was skimming blogs just like you our at the moment, and a post from >http://theyangsterincr.wordpress.com/ , on a post about a green smoothies. Green smoothies hit homes for me. Being a fan of quick and easy, as well as healthy meals I really love smoothies. Smoothies are great for meal replacement, quick meals, and a nice filling healthy drink. they are also an easy way to get in all of your required doses of fruits and veggies for the day, as well as a good kickstart to your morning. A couple of real delicious green smoothies that i really like are from >http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/healthy-green-smoothie-recipes/ This is a recipe for a delicious peach green smoothie, that’s not only healthy, but taste great too. it calls for-

2 cups vanilla protein powder
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup frozen peaches
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 a banana
2 cups of kale
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

this smoothie taste very great, as well as very easy and quick to prepare which is always good. Another great recipe is for a mango green vegetable smoothie, from . It calls for-

1 mango
1 cup of fresh baby spinach, or other leafy greens
1 celery stalk
1 whole carrot
1/2 to 1 cup of water depending on desired thickness, or thinness

This also a very good recipe that i like alot. I’m a huge fan of peaches, and mangoes, and exceptionally more intrigued by a green smoothie featuring two of my favorite fruits. Some other ingredients that really work well in green smoothies can be collard greens, avocado, and swiss chard. other ingredients that can really bring great taste and nutrients to your smoothies are any of your favorite fruits, and veggies, but stay away from fruit juices, and anything with added sugars. Freezing some fruits like bananas can really bring a sweet element to your smoothies, as well as a thick, cool, and refreshing component. Smoothies are a great thing for anyone whos is busy, or just hates to spend a lot of time preparing healthy meals, but at the same time want to eat clean and healthy. You should never replace all of your meals with smoothies but incase your in a hurry and have no time to make a proper meal, wanting a quick fix, or just flat out craving something sweet, without feeling the guilt of indulging in something unhealthy, smoothies are a great alternative. smoothies are a great alternative for a full quick breakfast, as well.