Even Kayla Itsines Feels Unmotivated Sometimes: Here's How She Deals With It

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It's hard to believe that Kayla Itsines — the trainer who has inspired millions of women around the world — has days when she doesn't want to work out. But like every other human being, there are times when she's particularly unmovitated, so if you're feeling similarly, know you're in good (no, great) company. She's right there with you. During a recent conversation with Kayla, I asked her how she manages a busy life of travel, training, world tours, social media, and connecting with [Read more...]

1 Reason Your Workout Is Preventing You From Losing Weight

Sanne_Berg / Getty Images Refueling after a workout is an important part of any fitness routine—the right nutrition choices can help you replenish your energy stores, build and maintain muscle, and rehydrate after sweating it out. However, when it comes to post-workout food choices, you can have too much of a good thing—and too much can mean not meeting your weight-loss goals.  Successful weight loss comes down to creating a calorie deficit, but you still need to make sure that [Read more...]

Crispy Tofu Sticks Are the Vegetarian Answer to Chicken Fingers

Crispy Tofu Sticks Are the Vegetarian Answer to Chicken Fingers

6/27/16 The following post was originally featured on Kath Eats Real Food and written by Kath Younger, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness. I promised you all this simple tofu recipe! It's super cheap (yay tofu!), relatively easy and quite delicious! Panko is such a great ingredient and so is tofu — both are so versatile. You can adjust the seasonings to taste in this recipe. I used an herby seasoned salt, but any kind of herbs and spices combo that you fancy would do. Mazen first had [Read more...]

20 Ways to Get Happy (Almost) Instantly!

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6/26/16 Being happy may just be the single most important thing you can do for your health, making it just as necessary as diet and physical activity. If you aren't feeling like yourself lately, not to worry. Knowing that times are stressful and the unexpected often occurs, here are ways to help you get back to happiness almost instantly. Play a game (not on your phone): Get your family together, invite some friends over, and have a game night. Not only will you be surrounded by good company, [Read more...]

The Easiest and Most Satisfying Salad You’ll Ever Make

The Easiest and Most Satisfying Salad You’ll Ever Make

6/26/16 Everyone is going to thank you for making this refreshing salad. Crafted with basic ingredients, it's not only low in calories, but it's also a great way to combine the flavors of cucumbers, tomatoes, and cilantro. We don't blame you if you eat this salad every single day — it's that good. At under 300 calories, one serving offers almost 12 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein, so after enjoying one crunchy bite after another, you'll feel full, satisfied, and energized. With [Read more...]

The Right Way To Do A Lunge For A Stronger Booty

Yurok / Getty Images Lunges are one of those classic exercise moves for a reason—they work. But since they’ve probably been a part of your workout routine for as long as you can remember, it’s easy to let your form slip and rely on what you’re used to doing, even if it’s not entirely right. By getting back to basics, you can make sure you’re getting the most bang for your workout buck—and efficiently building strong legs and a butt that Will. Not. [Read more...]

Here’s That Cauliflower Pizza Crust Everyone Keeps Talking About

Here’s That Cauliflower Pizza Crust Everyone Keeps Talking About

6/25/16 Cutting back on gluten and grains? This veggie-powered pizza needs to make its way to your kitchen. Freshly grated cauliflower serves as the base for the creative and delicious crust that you can fold up just like traditional pizza! The recipe only called for grape tomatoes and fresh basil, but feel free to toss a ton more veggies on this pizza pie to bulk it up a bit. At less than 300 calories for half the pie, this is a pizza recipe you can enjoy sans guilt. Related: Crispy [Read more...]

4 Standing Core Exercises That Will Sculpt Your Abs From Every Angle

Quavondo / Getty Images Standing exercises are great for working the muscles of your entire core—from your back to your hips. (And they’re another reasons to skip the crunches.) These moves will help you develop core strength because you have to really engage your abs to stay standing tall and stable—they’re challenging your abs and your balance. And, if you tend to have neck or hip flexor pain when you do core work on the mat, these moves may be a great alternative [Read more...]

11 Amazing Reasons To Work Out That Have Nothing To Do With Weight Loss

11 Amazing Reasons To Work Out That Have Nothing To Do With Weight Loss

JGI / Jamie Grill / Getty Images Even when you have the best intentions, sometimes, it can be really, really hard to drag yourself to the gym. Whether your bed or brunch plans are calling your name, sidestepping workout plans is all too easy when you’re feeling tired, stressed, and your willpower is running dangerously low. Finding the motivation to work out doesn’t have to be about getting stronger or leaner. Sometimes those are goals, and sometimes they aren’t, [Read more...]

I Trained Like a Victoria’s Secret Angel and (Barely) Survived

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I've been flipping through Victoria's Secret catalogs since I was 13, but it wasn't until I went backstage at the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show that I realized just how angelic those Angels are. At first glance, their figures, clad in lingerie and baby-pink satin robes, seemed otherworldly: long and lean, yet soft and supple. They were strong, too. Those wings are far from dainty, and it takes some serious muscle to keep them up. I could only surmise that the likes of Lily Aldridge and [Read more...]

Day 6 Recipes: Clean-Eating Plan

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6/24/16 Breakfast: Tofu Scramble With Kale and Sweet Potatoes Note: Eat one serving of this tofu scramble with a 1 cup of frozen mango thawed and sprinkled with cinnamon. To thaw the mango, defrost for 90 seconds in a microwave. You will use the remaining frozen mango in Week Two. Freeze the remaining portion of the tofu scramble for a quick and healthy breakfast after you have completed this two-week plan. Freezing the tofu will give it a more "meaty" texture that you might enjoy [Read more...]

The 1 Thing That Will Make Every Workout More Effective

Compassionate Eye Foundation / Getty Images Even though you might feel like going balls to the wall during every workout, it’s not just about training harder—it’s about training smarter. Enter the heart-rate monitor, which offers a really easy way to keep tabs on your intensity level. “You can see in real time how hard you’re actually working, because it measures how fast your heart is beating,” says Pete McCall, M.S., C.S.C.S. Many also give you a [Read more...]

14 Motivational Fitness Quotes To Inspire You Every Time You Work Out

Jordan Siemens / Getty Images Sometimes, no matter how important your goals are to you, it’s a struggle to bring your best effort to your gym session (or work up the motivation to make it happen at all). But whether you’re trying to lose weight, train for a race, keep your stress in check, or any of the other worthwhile reasons to make fitness a part of your life, staying consistent is key, even when you really, really, really don’t feel like it. When you’re struggling to [Read more...]