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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! ❤ 

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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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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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Yummy Protein Cookies {made with Premier Protein Vanilla Whey Protein Powder}

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PPRProtein powder is so much more than just a shake! There are so many different recipes that you can add protein powder to! Earlier in the week I shared quite a few of my favorite shake and other recipes…check that post out here.

But what about cookies? Can we make cookies with protein powder and make them healthier? Yes we can! Here is my favorite go to five ingredients yummy protein cookies!
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Ingredients:

* Optional-  Craisins, Raisins, Coconut Flakes, Pecans, Cinnamon. The possibilities are endless!

Directions:

  • Blend together protein powder, bananas and oatmeal. You may need to add a splash of almond milk if this mixture is really dry. {I used my KitchenAid mixer for this, but of course you can stir with a spoon as well}
  • After protein powder, bananas and oatmeal are well mixed add walnuts and chocolate chips {and any optional ingredients}
  • Roll batter into balls and put on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 9 to 11 minutes at 350° let cool and enjoy!

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Delicious Whey Protein Powder Recipes

One of the best things about protein powder is all you have to do is add water! But protein shakes can be so much more that “just add water” for years my husband and I have loved protein shakes, pudding, protein balls and other protein packed recipes! Less than 5 minutes after posting “Are you getting your Protein?” I started receiving email after email asking for protein recipes so this post seemed pretty fitting! Here are a few of our faves to date! All my recipes used my favorite  Premier Protein Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

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Green Protein Shake

Frozen Morning Coffee Protein Shake

Quick and Easy Vanilla Whey Protein Pudding

  • 1/2 Scoop  Premier Protein Vanilla Whey Protein Powder {or Chocolate}
  • 1/2 C. Plain Greek yogurt
  • *Optional 1 tsp. splenda, steva or you favorite no calorie sweetener
  • *Optional 1-4 tbsp. Almond Milk for desired consistency
  • Stir to make pudding

Peanut Butter Perfection Protein Shake

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

  • 1 Scoop  Premier Protein Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
  • 1/4 C. Peanut Butter
  • Oatmeal
  • *Optional Flax Seeds or Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Mix together PP and Peanut Butter in a bowl, add Oatmeal until you get a ‘cookie dough’ consistency

Roll into balls place on parchment or wax paper store in fridge {my husband prefers them out of the freezer!}

Carmel & Pretzel Protein Shake

While blending add ice and water until you get your desired consistency.

Protein Packed Oatmeal {or Shake}

  • Cooked Oatmeal
  • 1 Scoop  Premier Protein Vanilla Whey Protein Powder {or Chocolate}
  • Water or Almond milk until you get your desired consistency.
  • Eat as Oatmeal in a bowl or Blend for a tasty Protein Shake
  • *Optional 1 tbsp. Peanut Butter
  • Blend

Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake 

  • 1 Scoop Premier Protein Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
  • Pumpkin Pie filling to taste {1/4 C. at a time}
  • Water or Almond milk & Ice until you get your desired consistency.
  • *Optional pinch Cinnamon and/or Nutmeg
  • *Optional 1 tsp. splenda, steva or you favorite no calorie sweetener
  • Blend

Orange Creamsicle Protein Shake

*Find more recipes in fitness magazines or on Pinterest!

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Are you getting your Protein?

unnamed-8 copyIf you spend any time in the social media fitness world than it’s a virtual certainty that you have heard about importance in protein. Last week I shared my whey protein pudding recipe and after it went live I received quite a few emails about Protein Powder, I have a larger post planned for a little later but I wanted to quickly cover some of the thoughts, faves, and when I drinking protein shakes!

Heres the low down, everyone needs a good protein powder/shake daily, especially if you are physically active {running, cycling, weights, piyo whatever} you will definitely need protein daily to repair your muscles. Recently, I have really been digging the  Premier Protein Vanilla Whey Protein Powder because it really has an old-fashioned milkshake taste to it which I really like! As you can see I’m pretty stoked about this morning shake!

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When do I drink my shake? Ultimately the answer is “when ever you want” some days I wake up REALLY sluggish and drink a shake first thing to jump-start my metabolism but you can always drink a protein shake pre-workout to jumpstart your energy {just like I do in the mornings} this extra boost in your energy will help you get a killer workout! On the other hand drinking a protein shake post-workout will help your body recover after any intense workout! When every my hubby and I do extremely intense workouts we both do a Pre and a Post workout protein shake.

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Not down with protein powder everyday? There are lots of yummy foods super high in protein:
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Pork
  • Fish
  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Cheese
  • Peanut Butter and other Nut Butters
  • Tofu
  • Soybeans
  • Yogurt

Eating this foods can act similarly to drinking a protein shake in the morning and before and after a workout! For example before your morning workout start with some yogurt, cheese or eggs! You will have a boost in energy that will help you tackle your workout and the rest of the day!

Products pictured :  Premier Protein Vanilla Whey Protein Powder , Blender Bottle  and Ball Wide Mouth Canning Jar and Lid {sold separately and found in the canning isle at target, walmart, fred meyer ect.}

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