Ten Hot Workout Songs To Get You Moving

Music can definitely help get your heart pumping during a workout. Enjoy the slower songs during strength training while getting down to some of the faster songs while taking on cardio.

Here are 10 songs upbeat songs that we love when hitting the gym.

10. Better When I’m Dancin’ by Meghan Trainor
9. Hey Mama by David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack
8. I Don’t Like It, I Love It by Flo Rida and Robin Thicke
7. Bad Blood by Taylor Swift
6. Slow Down by DJ Snake and Yellow Claw
5. Bring it Back by Shy Carter and Aleon Craft
4. Confident by Demi Lovato
3. Worth It by Fifth Harmony
2. Boneless by Steve Aoki, Chris Lake and Tujamo
1. Lean On by Major Laser and DJ Snake

Check out these videos and add them to your playlist!

How To Trick Your Taste Buds

It’s difficult to continually eat healthy when you miss some of your favorite meals or snacks but here are some ways you may not have to miss out on taste and go easy on the waistline.

Zucchini Fries

Cut 4-5 small/medium zucchini into strips and place on a baking sheet after you place aluminum foil on a baking sheet. Mix together 2 tablespoons of olive oil, lemon zest and 2 cloves of minced garlic. Brush mixture on the zucchini strips and then sprinkle shredded Parmesan cheese on top. Season with salt and pepper if you would like. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes at 350 degrees.

Spaghetti Squash

Heat up spaghetti sauce (with low sugar) on the stove. Place the entire spaghetti squash in the microwave for 5 minutes. Cut in half and let it cool a little bit. Scrape out the inside into a bowl discarding the seeds. Mix in the spaghetti sauce, sprinkle cheese on top and enjoy!

Cauliflower Wings

Line baking sheet with foil and preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut cauliflower into pieces. In a bowl mix together ½ cup of all purpose flour, ½ cup of water and ¼ teaspoon of garlic salt. Dip cauliflower into the batter until evenly coated and place on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Brush cauliflower with your favorite or homemade buffalo or barbeque sauce. Place back in oven for 5-7 minutes.

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Add 4 cups of frozen strawberries, 3 tablespoons of agave nectar or honey, ½ cup of plain Greek yogurt and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to a food processor or blender. Blend until creamy and serve or store in freezer for up to one month.

Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese

Cook 2 cups of pasta on the stove and drain once cooked. Stir together ½ cup of milk, 2 cups shredded cheese and ⅛ teaspoon of salt on the stove until melted. Add ½ cup Greek yogurt and cook on low until the sauce is hot. Stir in pasta and enjoy!

There are tons of new recipes to try that are healthy! Try them out and even create your own.

Ten Non-Food Related Ways To Treat Yourself

It is important to reward yourself for the progress you are making. So often we use food as a reward and it’s time to break the habit. You work so hard while on your weight loss journey and you deserve to treat yourself once in awhile. Here are some different ways you can treat yourself for all that hard work!

  1. Go get your hair done. Maybe try a new style or color you’ve been eyeing on your favorite celebrity.
  2. Buy a new outfit or accessory. That dress shirt would look great on you. And that scarf brings out your eyes.
  3. Take a day to try out some Pinterest crafts.
  4. Plan a date night. Go to a new restaurant, go to the movies or get frozen yogurt!
  5. Give yourself a rest day. Everyone needs a break. So take a day to yourself, stay in your PJ’s and binge watch your favorite show.
  6. Get new workout clothes or tennis shoes, this not only is a treat for yourself but it also continues to motivate you!
  7. Try a new hobby or sport.
  8. Start a home project such as decluttering and getting rid of old clothes.
  9. Volunteer.
  10. Read a book.

It’s important to slowly replace the central role food plays in our lives with a few new things.