Do you Grokker?

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This week Sweat Pink has partnered with Grokker!! I have loved the Grokker website and app for a while now and I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to share it with you! Not familiar with it? Oh you NEED to be introduced!

Soooo what exactly is Grokker?

Basically its an incredible website where you can do some of the best videos and do all activities you love and since it’s a website {or app} you have the ability to do your workouts when ever you want…you are in total control making it perfect for anyone and everyone. Work from home? Grokker is for you! Work Swing? Grokker is for you! Stay at home mom? Grokker is for you…you get the idea! :) I love that Grokker lets you create individual wellness routines created for your personal interest and experience. But it’s more than just great viedos there are also awesome Grokker experts available to each and every member!!!

What type of videos are offered?

Fitness:

 

Grokker is more than just fitness! Want a ton of awesome cooking videos at your fingertips? Just check out the Cooking video topics:

So like I said above…I love Grokker and you will too! Grokker has a free membership that gives you access to a ton of videos. But….if you want more access to more of the amazing videos on Grokker? Use the code LOVEGROKKER for a free month of their premium version!

Don’t forget to download the iPhone app!

 

Although Sweat Pink has partnered with Grokker this week, I want you to know that I am not affiliated with Grokker. All opinion and thoughts are based on my experiences and I was NOT compensated for this post. I love Grokker and have long before this week! <3 

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A Gallon a Day

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We all know the drinking water is so good for you! Here are some awesome benefits to drinking a gallon of water a day!

Your skin will look beautiful. Drinking water helps your skin looks moisturized and glowing it will also help reduce any bloating and puffiness in your skin.

Helps you focus. Drinking enough water can ensure that your brain will have an oxidant oxygen that it needs to function at its optimal level how cool is that!

Removes toxins. You know when you drink a lot of water and you have to frequent the lady’s room well this is actually really good thing you’re reading your body of all kinds of toxins.

Better digestion. Water can seriously improve your body’s ability to break down food and remove discomfort from digestion problems. I come from a family with serious digestion issues and since drinking more water I can’t even tell you how much better I have felt.

With the awesomeness also comes a few cautions that I want to share with you if you choose to take the challenge or the plunge and drink a gallon of water a day

Not consuming enough fluids can lead to dehydration we all know that. Dehydration can be caused by a whole slue of things: excess sweating, fever, diarrhea and vomiting or even diabetes. Common symptoms of dehydration are: nausea, a sore throat, dry mouth loss of appetite for food or fluids and feeling ill.

The polar opposite of dehydration is Water Intoxication

Water Intoxication is rare but it can happen if you drink too much water too quickly. What you need to know: Drinking a gallon of water is absolutely safe if you spread it throughout an entire day but if you consume a gallon of water per hour you are at an increased risk of water intoxication and it can be deadly. Please be careful!! One of the reasons that I created my gallon jug with the times is so that I don’t overdo it.

**Drinking a gallon of water {safely} a day is more than the recommended intake but you will not have any harmful effects on your system if you are not dehydrated.

I’m not drinking a gallon of water a day because I thought it was going to cause a miracle weight-loss. Honestly the main reason that I started doing this is because I am easily susceptible to dehydration and with it getting warmer I don’t want to risk heat exhaustion as well. I don’t want to have dehydration headaches anymore. I don’t want to feel gross and sluggish because I’m dehydrated.

I’m only a few days into “30 days of drinking a gallon of water a day” I can tell you is that my skin seems brighter, I have more energy, Yes! I am peeing quite a bit more but thats totally ok with me and hey it’s getting rid of all kinds of nasty toxins in my body!

Quick and easy tips if you choose to start drinking a gallon of water a day!

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Grab a gallon: find yourself either a gallon jug or do what I did and thoroughly clean and empty milk jug or orange juice jug, whatever you have!

Mark it: on my milk jug I have 9 AM 11 AM 1 PM 3 PM 5 PM 7 PM and 9 PM. This is really help me stay on track

Use a glass: I have been using a tall 24 oz canning jar. I keep my gallon of water in the refrigerator and I fill up my 24 ounce jar put a straw in it I drink that down when it’s empty I refill it and so on until my gallon is gone.

Don’t be too hard on yourself: drinking a gallon of water a day for most people is a pretty big undertaking if you start out and you don’t feel like you can drink an entire gallon don’t push yourself work up to a full gallon.

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SweatPink #1MillionMinutes

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Hey guys! The SweatPink #1millionminutes campaign is moving right along and it has been so much fun!  So far more than 230,000 minutes have been logged by all the awesome participants!!!I’m so excited this week SweatPink is partnering with Grokker! Yay! What’s Grokker? It’s an awesome website that has tons of fitness and cooking videos! I have loved Grokkerfor months and really enjoy their awesome videos!Once again sweating has set up a fun little Mad Lib, as always I’m going to fill it out below but make sure that you fill out your own so that you can join in the fun!

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SweatPink Grokker Mad Lib!

I’m so excited to rack up more minutes using video workouts from Grokker! There’s everything from Yoga and Barre to Cardio for everyone from beginners to advanced, and I’m especially pumped to try Barre HIIT because it will make me extra sweaty and toned.

I plan to do my video workout in my office or upstairs living {depending how hot it is} before my nightly 5k with the hubby and after family dinner. My favorite thing about video workouts is that they are at my finger tips when ever I want a awesome workout, and they’re a super convenient way to get sweaty when I’m feeling lazy.

My goal is to hit 500 minutes this week!. I’ll do Cardio Kick Fitness HIIT 2 & Barre HIIT on one of my more intense workout days, and Yoga –Tight Hip Pain Relief & Yoga – Upper Back Pain Relief,  on a rest or lower intensity day.  I challenge my SweatPink sisters to beat my # of minutes or to do  Cardio Kick Fitness HIIT 2 & Barre HIIT with me!

psst! Want more access to more of the amazing videos on Grokker? Use the code LOVEGROKKER for a free month of their premium version. No strings attached – just good sweaty fun! :)

Want to get in on all of the fun this week? Follow this week’s daily prompts (shown below) on Instagram. 
Monday: What does your weekly workout routine look like? Show us a week in the life! @grokkerinc #grokkermillion #1millionminutes #sweatpinkTuesday: Try a video workout on Grokker and share a workout selfie! @grokkerinc #grokkermillion #1millionminutes #sweatpinkWednesday: Show us a unique space where you’ve fit a Grokker workout in. Hotel room? Balcony? Stairway? We want to see it! @grokkerinc #grokkermillion #1millionminutes #sweatpink

Thursday: How do you squeeze in a workout when life gets crazy busy?@grokkerinc #grokkermillion #1millionminutes #sweatpink

Friday: Free Friday! @grokkerinc #grokkermillion #1millionminutes #sweatpink

Saturday: What’s your best tip for staying fit while traveling? @grokkerinc #grokkermillion #1millionminutes #sweatpink

Sunday: Sunday Zenday. Show us how you chill out! @grokkerinc #grokkermillion #1millionminutes #sweatpink

DON’T forget to tag your posts with @grokkerinc #grokkermillion #1MillionMinutes @fitapproach #sweatpink!

Join #1MillionMinutes then use #1MillionMinutes on you instagram and twitter posts!

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Motivation Boosters

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We’ve all been at that point when we just want to skip our workouts. The reasons are many sometimes that sheer exhaustion, stress, too busy, zero motivation or just flat-out don’t want to. The fact of the matter is if we only worked out when we felt like it, totally awake, stress free and had plenty of time we’d probably rarely workout because life is busy and can be stressful.

Here are a few ways to help you get motivated and continue to work towards your goals on those days when you don’t want to get up, feel stressed out and busy.

Pump up the Jam:

It may sound simple and maybe a little dumb but making a killer playlist can really give you a motivation boost! I cannot they you have many times I’m ready for a workout and start my music app and then is bad song workout song I left feeling unmotivated, contrast that to times I used my own playlist and I have been at the end of my stamina on a run then an awesome song comes on and I suddenly have an energy boost and can keep going! 

Look the part:

Wearing your favorite workout clothes can work wonders in motivating you to get up and do it. For me personally this is a big motivator. Recently its been hot and I have been wearing shorts and a tank top for every single workout, about a week ago I was feel BLAH and didn’t really want to workout at all. While I was putting away laundry I came across a pair of my favorite capris…they are hot pink, light pink, purple and white chevron…super cute. I decided to put them on. I really feel like that got me out of my blah funk!

Plan it:

Nothing can stop motivation in its tracks more that getting your self all ready {whether it for a home gym workout or a gym workout} and realize you have no idea what you are doing…weights, zumba….ugh. One of the simplest ways I have found to thwart this motivation buster is by planning ahead. Whether you are using a printed out calendar, a dry erase board or your phone, by simply writing down what you want to do and how long you want to do it will really help keep you motivated and excited!

Phone a Friend:

We all get in blah funks like I was a while ago. That’s ok, we are human. Unfortunately for many that funk can turn into giving up…we don’t want that! I don’t want that! Simply calling up you bestie or sister or mom or husband…ect. can rejuvenate you! Feeling like you don’t want to do anything? Ask you sister if she want to go for a walk tonight and just talk! You’ll be surprised how much stress is lifted and how much physically better you feel!

Reevaluate:

Finally, sometimes we find ourselves feeling unmotivated because we have so many different workouts. Maybe you are doing Zumba, PiYo, weights, and….so on all in one day. Just like anything thing else you can easily get burned out by doing too much. Contrast that to only doing a small walk, then the next day weights for 20 minutes…Doing too little can take your motivation away very quickly. In my experience working out very lightly can be discouraging because you don’t see results. Reevaluation goes hand in hand with “Plan it” above.

 

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Kick your metabolism into gear!

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I can virtually guarantee that at some point you have heard the word “metabolism”,  more than likely you have heard individuals talking about their “slow” or “fast” metabolisms. Not quite sure exactly what a metabolism is or does? No worries I’ve got you covered!

Your metabolism is the internal system that turns what you eat and drink into energy. Metabolisms can fluctuate by speeding up or slowing down. Since we want in to stay sped up the question is how can we maintain a fast metabolism or signal to our body to start speeding up and burn fat? Believe it or not it is actually fairly easy! Here are five great ways to kick your metabolism into gear!

SLEEP:

Sleep helps you body perform at optimum level during the day. Sleep deprivation can actually tell your metabolism to slow down and we don’t want that!!

DRINK WATER:

Drinking water can actually speed up your metabolism so when you hear “Drink 8 glasses or more of water a day” DO IT!

EAT SMALL MEALS:

By eating 3-4 small meals a day your metabolism keep burning fat for hours!

EAT HEALTHY FATS:

Like…

  • Avocado
  • Coconut Oil
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Flaxseed
  • Olive Oil
  • Olives
  • Peanut Butter
  • Salmon
  • Soybeans
  • Walnuts

EAT METABOLISM BOOSTING FOODS:

Like…

  • Almonds
  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Chicken
  • Chili Peppers
  • Green Tea
  • Raspberries
  • Salmon
  • Soybeans
  • Watermelon

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What makes me an #LJInspired girl?

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This has been such a fun week full of healthy swaps, my favorite encouragers and so much more! Together with  @lornajaneactive and @fitapproach we are ending with what makes you an #LJInspired girl? So here goes…

What makes me an #LJInspired girl?

I work hard and strive for my goals on a daily basis. When I fall I get back up and continue, I refuse to look backwards and dwell on missed opportunities, failed goals or injuries, I ALWAYS move forward! I’m not afraid of hard work and always give 1000%! I believe in my self and have an amazingly supportive husband that helps me know that I can conquer any goal.

I’m a #LJInspired girl because I have a deep longing and desire to encourage every woman who is fighting and working hard to meet their goals not matter what they are. My passion is to help each and every one of you know that you are worth it and you CAN do it! It doesn’t matter where someone has come from, its about where they are going, don’t allow your self to get trapped in the “could haves” focus on the now and what today holds! Remember that everyone falls and has set backs. We are not alone…just ask and I will always be there to support you!

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Dream Big MAD LIB

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Over at Fit Approach we are trying to log #1MillionMinutes of sweat this summer! To make it a little bit more fun we are doing fun Mad Libs every week! SOOOOOO here we go!

DREAM BIG #1MillionMinutes #LornaJane MAD LIB

I believe that the key to a happy life is LOVE [noun]. LOVE [same noun] inspires me to be the HARDWORKING [adj] person that I am today. I am lucky to have my HUSBAND [person] and CHILDREN [person] in my life because they inspire me to live life to my fullest and to chase my dreams.

 My dream is to one day RUN A MARATHON WITH MY HUSBAND  [verb] and even if it takes LOTS OF TIME & TRAINING [noun], I know I’ll get there because I’m not afraid to dream big!

 While I dream big, I hope to inspire others by SEEING MY DETERMINATION AND THROUGH ENCOURAGEMENT. 

Feel free to join in the Mad Lib fun! Just copy and paste then fill in the blanks!

I believe that the key to a happy life is _________ [noun]. _______ [same noun] inspires me to be the _______[adj] person that I am today. I am lucky to have _______ [person] and ______ [person] in my life because they inspire me to live life to my fullest and to chase my dreams.

 

My dream is to one day _____________ [verb] and even if it takes _______ [noun], I know I’ll get there because I’m not afraid to dream big!

 

While I dream big, I hope to inspire others by ________________.

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