|Top Left: Before and after photos from my juice cleanse, Top Right: My final juice of the entire cleanse, Lower Left: Last day of the cleanse and feeling amazing, Lower Right: My first post-cleanse meal.|
For those of who aren’t too familiar with the Beachbody brand or Shaun T, let’s just say that the workouts will have one sweating in places he/she didn’t know sweat could appear and crying by the end of the session. Needless to say, I was invited to check out Sweat USA powered by Reebook as part of my “Fab to Fit Series” when the nation’s first all-star fitness festival arrived in Miami. With over 3,000 fitness enthusiasts in attendance and over 100 exhibitors showcasing their innovative products/services, it was one of the most inspirational and motivating events that I’ve attended.
The genesis for the annual Sweat USA Miami Beach Fitness Festival is to expose consumers to the latest trends, options and resources available on the market today in the health, fitness and wellness genres, through bringing the industry, and its leaders, together under one roof within a city whose residents seek a healthy and active lifestyle. For further information, visit www.SweatUSA.com or Like Sweat USA on Facebook at facebook.com/Sweat USA. Follow @SweatUSA.
As essential as fashion is to a girl’s life, so is maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, I decided to put together a “Fab to Fit” series dedicated to wellness and how I maintain a healthy appearance both inside and out. Many people ask me what my workout routine is or what types of food to eat in order to live a healthy life, which is the motivation behind this series.
Episode 1 – My Workout Routine
|Let’s pretend that I’m in this photo as well, to make it even more exciting.|
As many of you may know, I am quite obsessive when it comes to fitness and keeping a healthy lifestyle. Maintaining a healthy appearance both inside and out is important in building self-esteem or confidence. I receive a lot of inquiries regarding my diet or fitness routine, so today’s post features a few of my top tips for shedding stubborn belly fat along with a quick abdomen workout. Let me know if you would like more “healthy habits” videos!
Beauty stems from the inside-out, and one of my favorite methods for resetting my body is juice detoxing (or cleansing). After a juice cleanse, it leaves skin looking much smoother and gives a beautiful glow that can’t be applied with makeup. Therefore, I decided to try a 5-day juice cleanse to help remove any excess toxins from the body. Although I’ve done cleanses before, a 5-day juice cleanse was a new experience and amazing to say the least.
A typical juice cleanse consists of drinking 5-6 8oz. glasses of raw juice per day, along with water and/or green tea without consuming any foods. It seems to be trending on the west coast, with brands such as the BluePrint Cleanse, Pressed Juicery, and Jugo Fresh. These companies will deliver juice directly to clients which is rather convenient. For this experience, I juiced my own natural or organic fruits and vegetables because I own a Black and Decker juicer, which worked well for me.
Check out my 5-Day Juice Cleanse experience here:
Recipe used in my Green Juice (it varies, but this is the typical one that I used often):
1 bunch of Kale
1 bunch of Romaine
1 bunch of Spinach
1 bunch of celery
2 apples (green)