Pinterest Favorites {Arm Workouts}

I’ve had such a huge response to my Pinterest WOD series that I decided to continue it!

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If you’re like me and often scroll through Pinterests fitness boards, then you know there are a TON of workouts for every fitness level and every fitness interest!

Over the next couple weeks I’m going to share some of my most favorite Pinterest workouts by category…you know abs, legs, etc.

Today I decided to start with arm workouts that I have enjoyed!

Always remember:

  • Push your body, but know your boundaries make sure all workouts are being done safely.
  • Increase or decrease the weight based on you fitness level
  • Increase or decrease reps to fit your fitness level

This workout is my absolute favorite arm workout, its super quick but you will feel the BURN!

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This is a great video workout!

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Click here for the awesome video workout!

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Love this one during commercial breaks 🙂

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This is a great workout if you have a little bit more time to devote!

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What I love about arm work outs is that you can do them any where at any time! Seriously, you can even get a good workout in during your favorite tv show.

 

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YouTube Fitness Fave: BeFiT

Recenlty I discovered BeFiT on YouTube and I couldn’t be more excited!

About BeFiT

Get high-quality, free workouts on BeFit! Transform your body and workout with top fitness trainers Jillian Michaels, Denise Austin, Jane Fonda and more. Slim your waistline, tighten and tone your arms and get a great butt for free. Are you ready to be fit?

BeFiT has quickly become a daily favorite! Currently there are a TON of different videos from Pregnancy workouts to the brand new Belly Blaster Series! The range is HUGE so whether you are a beginner or advanced there is something for you! The best part? It’s TOTALLY FREE all exclusively on YouTube!

So right now I’m totally digging the

BeFiT Booty Boosters with trainer Brett Hoebel!

BeFit Booty Boosters with Brett Hoebel is a supercharged, 15 minute booty-shaping workout that employs a unique, butt-sculpting blend of strength training, body weight resistance moves and Brazilian-inspired Capoeira exercises to burn fat, activate the core, lift & shape the booty and tone your entire lower body fast! Turn up the intensity and activate your core as you sculpt the backside of your dreams with “Biggest Loser” Celebrity Trainer, Author and Fitness Expert, Brett Hoebel in this butt-boosting segment from the all new “BeFiT Booty Boosters” Fitness Series, only on BeFiT!

This one is the first one from the series “Big Butt Workout”

I love these because they are less than 15 minutes and work your booty…hard, but it that “hurts so good feeling!

Then there’s…

BeFiT Burn to the Beat Dance Intervals with instructor Keaira LaShae

Burn to the Beat: Dance Intervals gives you a fun 20-minute workout while keeping the intensity and effectiveness high. Turn up the burn and shake your booty to the beat with Fitness and Music Star, Keaira LaShae as she leads you through 4 of her favorite 20-minute routines that are sure to challenge the abdominals and uncover sexy definition for maximum results fast! Unleash your fierce side with one of the best in the business right from your own living room.

Here’s my favorite Burn to the Beat Dance Intervals: Reggaeton 

Seriously it is SO much fun and these workouts are less than 20 minutes!

Lastly the brand NEW BeFiT series BeFiT Belly Blasters with instructor Nicola Harrington

Turn up the burn and challenge yourself as you start down the road to 6-pack abs with Multi-Continental Fitness Trainer, Lifestyle Coach, and Mother of 3, Nicola Harrington in the first ab-shredding segment from the all new “BeFiT Belly Blasters” Fitness Series, only on BeFiT! Activate the core and engage all of the regions of the abdominals as you stabilize the spine, improve posture and strengthen the hamstrings to ignite your weight loss potential and with one of the best in the business, right from your own home. Say goodbye to belly fat as you crunch your way to rock-hard abdominals with result-driven, functional moves like torso twists, hand and toe touches, side lunge to side bends, standing T crunches, side lunge- low to high reaches, spider push-ups, hollow man side crunches and more! This routine can be modified to suit any level of fitness.

Here’s the first workout in this 6 week series

I gotta tell you I cannot wait until the next one! This is exactly what I’ve been looking for!

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The new Britni 2.0 {enough is enough}

 

B2.0You know that moment when you look in the mirror and you shrug your shoulders and say “well, that’s as good as it’s going to get?” I have decided that enough is enough.  No more “this is good as its going to get” no more “no I’d rather stay home”  because I have spent too long being embarrassed and insecure about my weight gain. No more pretending that I’m “totally ok with who I am” that isn’t true when it comes to my outward appearance. I know that I am not the only one and I think its time we all stand up and say enough is enough and take control of us! No matter where you are in your fitness or lack there of.

Enough not loving you

Enough comparing

Enough giving up

Enough embarrassment

Enough not thinking you are worth it

ENOUGH!

Maybe it’s because its spring, which means new beginnings that this has been in my heart and on my mind a LOT. I believe its time for us who are struggle with weight issues to take control of what may be a little weight gain or possibly out of control situation. Or, maybe its been on my mind because I have a friend who is suffering from potentially life-threatening conditions that are being exacerbated by her 280-300lbs+. I’ve tried so hard to encourage her and sadly with no avail. She has decided that she is too overweight and there is no way she can come back from it, this absolutely brakes my heart. No matter where we are, we CAN come back from anything! I don’t mean to come off harsh towards my friend because I think we are all guilty of thinking ‘nope its too late for me’ We all need a little or a lot of encouragement in our lives right?

My personal story {the cliffs-notes version}

My past: The road to my current weight was filled every emotion you can imagine, heartache, fear, pain, happiness, joy  and love. Ok, that seems totally crazy, let me explain. As a older teenager I was under 90 pounds suffering from mental and physical abuse by someone who I thought was someone they were not…so out of fear and abuse I just got skinner and skinner {I have decided not to share a picture because I don’t like seeing me that way and because I don’t want to give that look any kind of glorification.} Fast forward to being loved and adored by my now husband, getting happy and staying happy and intern gaining weight because I was so happy {ugh the irony} I was not longer in a messed up relationship based on control and fear. I was able to be me and be loved because I was me. It was at the time a healthy weight gain at I went from about 95 to 125 in a 4ish month span….but I continued to gain. Fast forward a little more to having babies that caused minimal weight gain but did however cause my midsection to stretch to the point of being bigger around then I am tall {with my twin pregnancy}

My present: I have struggled with losing the fat around my midsection and losing weight overall since 2010. I’m only 5′ tall so extra weight it very hard to carry and very painful and being 190lbs and above hasn’t been easy. It has been an uphill battle that has been so hard and yes, I have lost momentum and motivation many times and I have given up in the past. Since December 2014 I have lost about 35 pounds!!! I’m was so proud how far I’ve come and I know I still have a long way to reach my goal but thats ok, because we all have to start somewhere and sometime right? Then thing changed and sadly in late February/March of this year I lost a huge amount of momentum {because of heartache surrounding some family deaths} since then I have struggled with getting back into the swing of things. Now here we are in May and I can’t help but look back and think what would’ve been if I did not lose my momentum? Wait! no I can’t play that mind game with myself. I know a lot of you have probably been in those exact same shoes, but I’m here to tell you STOP!!! Don’t do it, Don’t beat yourself up, it is not going to help anything, in fact in my experience from years past when I play that game in my head I end up having even less motivation to restart and that’s just not good for anybody. I will not sit here and play the pity game of ‘poor pitiful me, I could have been at a weight that I wanted to be’ I’m not going to do that and I don’t want you to do it either! Each day is a new day, no matter what last night was like, the last week was like, the last month was like or the last year was like, it does not matter, today is your day to take control and start fresh!!!  Join me and take control with me today! You can do it, I know it! I can too!

Ok, I have NEVER shared a photo like this before…meaning, wearing something that to totally unflattering to my body…not sucking in NOTHING. I’m horribly embarrassed about my midsection and I’m so afraid of someone saying unkind things so I almost don’t even want to click “publish” this I think if I have shared something…anything that encourages one other person its worth it and that is a risk I’m willing to take!

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My Long Term Weigh Loss Goal: 60-70 lbs {for me its more of the way I feel and look than a number}

My Short Term Goal {May}: Consistency in my weekly workouts

My Short Term Weight Loss Goal: 15-20 lbs {by the 4th of July}

What about you? I’d love to hear!

I’m going to help us stay motivated is by having weekly workout posts of fave workouts I found on YouTube and Pinterest! Please feel free to share your favorites with me!

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Spandits Review and GIVEAWAY!

I know I have been totally missing in action and I’m sorry for that! This late winter season has been full of ups and downs…and sickness…and the list goes on. But FINALLY I am back and have some awesomeness in store for you all!

Lets start off with an AWESOME giveaway!

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Have you heard of Spandits? No? Spandits is one of my new favorite fitness companies! Their tights are AMAZING! The lovely ladies recently sent me a pair of their Galactic tights to try out! Before receiving these tights I had a few pairs of yoga pants but no tights or leggings that I loved…why? Because I’m really picky about the material and fit. I want something that is functional yet comfortable. And we all remember the see-through debacle that some *ahem* companies have had in the past.

With Spandits I didn’t have to give up my pickiness!! These pants are amazing….the fit is perfect, the material is thick and strong NOT hot or heavy and let me just say spandits tights come in some of the most fun patterns ever! Here are my Galactic tights

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gorgeous right! They are so fun and bright! I recently wore them to my boys tae Kwon do class and I had numerous people ask me where they were from and that they wanted a pair. Each one of them said the same thing “those are the best Galactic leggings I have seen” and I have to agree!

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Oh and spandits isn’t limited to just women’s tights! They have a whole line for Women, Men & Youth!!!

Before Spandits  I would get emails from readers asking if I could recommend my favorite workout leggings and I would always email back telling them that I haven’t found one I love yet. But that is no longer the case! Since Spandits have come into my life I have been able to respond to all those previous and current readers “yes I do have a favorite!”

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So I mentioned above that there was a giveaway! I have joined with the lovelies over it Spandits to give one lucky Gettin Fit With Brit reader a Hygge {Hoo Gah} of their choice!!! What’s a Hygge? It is m the coolest neck warmer (infinity style) ever!

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I really want a Hygge! This would be perfect for those cold fall/winter/early spring runs when it hurts to breath that icy air! C’mon I know you want one too!

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS HYGGE?

Hygge is an old Danish concept that helps Danes get through the long, dark winter.  It’s the art of building sanctuary and community, of inviting closeness and paying attention to what makes us feel open hearted and alive. To create well-being, connection and warmth. A feeling of belonging to the moment and to each other. Celebrating the everyday.” – Spandits.com

There are a ton of different fabric options too!!

WIN IT!  Click below…

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A HUGE thank you to the lovelies at Spandits for sending me my beloved Galactic tights and for the Hygge giveaway! 

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I’m a FitFluential Ambassador!

I have some really awesome and big news!! I have been selected as a FitFluential Ambassador and I’m SO excited!

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Fitfluential Ambassadors are like minded fitness enthusiasts and influencers!

If you’re not familiar with FitFluential then let me tell you a little bit about it.

FitFluential Is…

FitFluential is the perfect combination of fitness and influence.  We understand that fitness has many different definitions. It can mean walking, jogging or running. It can mean working out at the gym or to a fitness DVD at home. It can mean competing in bodybuilding and figure, or marathons and Triathalons. It can be Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, or Kickboxing, MMA and CrossFit. A fitness approach to food can be vegetarian, Paleo, Flexitarian, Pescetarian, High-Carb, Lo-Carb, Clean, High-Protein, Lo-Fat, Lo-Cal, Raw, or Vegan. It can mean any combination of the above and there is a new approach almost every week.

Basically Fitfluential and its Ambassadors are all about balance delivering a positive messages of health and wellness through four primary areas: Eat, Sleep, Move, Enjoy. “By focusing on these four components of a healthy LIFE, we promote balance

Sounds pretty fantastic right?

How did this awesomeness happen?

After getting some encouragement from some of my fitness blogging buddies I decided to apply to be a FitFluential  Ambassador. Honestly as I filled out the application I kind of laughed at myself thinking ” there is no way I am influential enough to be a part of this amazing network”  but I decided to still throw my name in the hat! After talking to a few of the above mentioned friends I learned that it can take months to hear if you have been selected or not. Imagine my surprise when I received an email telling me that I WAS selected in just a few short weeks! What!? Really! I think I read the email about 30 times! WOW! The fact that I am considered influential enough to be a part of this amazing network is mind blowing, shocking and a little overwhelming {in a good way!} I mean, some my most favorite bloggers {Like the always lovely and encouraging Nicole from one of my all time fave websites Pumps & Iron} are Fitfluential Ambassadors. Guys, I can’t even begin to tell you the excitement that I have!

What am I most looking forward to as a FitFluential Ambassador?

  • Encouraging and supporting as many women {and men} as possible to join with me, as WE reach our fitness and health goals!
  • Being included in this amazing group and I get to share my voice!
  • To see what opportunities that this opens up for me and my blog!
  • To Connect with other FitFluential  Ambassadors!

There is a ton more about FitFluetial and my ambassadorship coming soon…I just couldn’t wait another second longer and wanted to share! Keep an eye out for #FitFluential on all my social medias very soon!!

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LIVEexercise.com Review and Membership GIVEAWAY!!!

NGNELast month I shared a little bit about LIVEexercise {you can check out that post here} Today I’m beyond excited to share more about LIVEexercise with you!!

I want to take a few minutes and answer some questions that you might have about LIVEexercise starting with…

What’s LIVEexercise?

First of all LIVEexercise is AWESOME. It’s a online community of trainers and workout partners! These men and women are completely dedicated to making healthy living accessible for EVERYONE regardless of fitness level, body types, ages or location. In addition they are also dedicated to making all of this affordable regardless of your income level!

LiveExercise’s personal trainers are absolutely the best in the world!

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The workouts are really LIVE which means no retakes or  make up artists. I love the raw realness of these trainers, they are like friends, no judgement, no disappointment, they are there to encourage, push and support you because they really care! All workouts are filmed and broadcast in real-time from the LIVEexercise studios in Boca Raton Florida.

What kind of workouts does LIVEexercise post? Whoa, there are a ton! Like I mentioned above, LIVEexercise is dedicated to making workouts for EVERYONE regardless of fitness level, because of this there are several different categories…take a look…

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Like I said WHOA!

Here is a quick look at one of my FAVE workouts so far! I love it! I love Heather! View a clip from Episode 488 HERE!

How do I use LIVEexercise? The 3000+  will be totally  useless if you know how to use them. That’s why LIVEexercise has a onboarding” process. This on boarding process will help guide you towards the workouts and programs that are best for you!

screeninstructionsThere are a series of questions to help you find the perfect fit for you, such as:

What Level are you? choose from:

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

What is your Goal? choose from:

  • Build Muscle
  • Lose Weight/Fat
  • Increased Mobility
  • Performance
  • Tone and Tighten

What will you use? choose from:

  • Bodyweight
  • Resistance Bands
  • Treadmill

After answering these easy questions you will get suggestions based on your answers! Fool proof!

What if I miss a LIVE workout? No worries! As soon as the “live” shows are finished they are available on demand for replay, you also can view all past workouts in the archives! How cool is that! NEVER miss a workout because you’re late!

Can LIVEexercise really help me meet my fitness goals? Yes! LIVEexercise is there to support and cheer you on! When you workout with trainers you watch them push and struggle, they are right there with you! There ‘s something about that that just makes you want to push on! If you are dedicated to your fitness and want to make a change you will be encouraged knowing that the trainer ALWAYS shows up to work out with you and you will want to do the same.

I’m really busy and don’t have a lot of time to workout, can I still use LIVEexercise? No problem! YES you can! There are full-length classes that last between 30 and 50 minutes but, some take as little as 10 minutes! They are awesome and intense!

What kind of Equipment with I need? When you view the the LIVEexercise workouts you will notice that they often require Resistance Bands. LIVEexcerise LOVES resistance bands because they are compact, cheap, durable, and super effective. Get an amazing set of Resistance Band from Bodylastics HERE! I recommend the Max Tension XT set! You can also pick some up at any local store {including Wal Mart & Target}

What’s the cost?

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“LIVEexercise was developed with one goal in mind, to produce follow along at home workouts that would rival or surpass the best workouts at the gym or anyplace else. We call them at home workouts, but you can really do them anywhere! Since you can stream these incredible routines via the internet, you can also do them on the road, at the park, in an airport, the choice is yours.”

Why do I personally LOVE LIVEexercise? There are two main reasons. The first reason is the “On Demand” option! I have three kids, I’m a homeschool mom, I’m a full-time blogger…I’m busy 24/7, but I cannot and will not forfeit my health {I’ve done that enough in the past and it left me tired, feeling bad about my body and overweight} The On Demand options ensure that I will NEVER miss a workout, because let’s face it things happen and change our plans all the time. I’m able to pull up my favorite workouts, or the next episode in my program whenever I want…it might be 5 am or midnight, but I’m doing it!

The second reason is the fact that I can do all these awesome workouts in the comfort of my own home! I have friends who absolutely love the gym, and that’s great, but that is NOT me! I have never enjoyed going to the gym {regardless of my weight} I know that I’m not the only one who doesn’t care for the gym. There are a number of reasons as to why so many women specifically do not like the gym, including insecurity. When you go to the gym and you are uncomfortable it can be difficult to get a good workout in because of how you feel. That is NOT the case with LIVEexercise! You are at home, which means you can do your workout whenever and wherever!

Are YOU ready to LIVEecercies?

Here are a few ways to get connected with LIVEexercise:

Sign Up!

Right NOW you can get 2 Weeks FREE – all access!

You can WIN IT

I have partnered with Robyn at LIVEexercise to Giveaway 3 Months FREE of LIVEexercise!!!! Click Below to Enter!

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Enter the LIVEexercise Giveaway!

*Giveaway will run from 8/10/14 – 8/18/14  A winner will be selected 8/18/14 – contacted via email friday 8/19/14 *U.S Residents

Special Thank You to Robyn and LIVEexercise for this FANTASTIC Giveaway and the wonderful graphics! 

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