January 12, 2014
Fastest Ab Workout!
Your new Monday video is here! Due to all of the emails I get asking what to do if you’re a busy bee and you just don’t have time to workout…I was inspired to create this routine for you. The 5 Min Ab Express Workout that fuses my best ab moves all in one. NON STOP! If you’re ever without wifi, print the image above and take it with you! I challenge you to do this routine right now before you read the rest of my blog post. GO!
WOW! Wasn’t that amazing!?? Great work! Now I’d like to share some fun stuff with you guys since I’m doing something a little different than the usual. (aka…gym time, computer time, filming time, editing time, eating time, semi-sleep time and repeat…) So right now I am in La Quinta, CA at the 2014 Clinton Health Matters Initiative event. I’m here along with Denise Austin, Billy Blanks, Dr. Travis Stork from The Doctors, and welp you guessed it…Chelsea Clinton and former US President Bill Clinton himself! *eeeeeee*
So what am I doing?
Every year there’s a conference that showcases leaders from across the sectors of business, tech, sports, and philanthropy and what they are doing to contribute health and wellness to the people of the United States. I am so honored to be in the presence of these amazing gamechangers! I was asked to lead a fitness segment during the conference which will be webcasted live at www.clintonfoundation.org/healthmatters2014. On Tuesday Jan 14th at 3:00pm PST is when I will be up…so if you’re around, tune in to watch! My mind is like a sponge ready to take in all of the knowledge and inspiration it can handle the next few days. I hope to learn a lot and share it all with you guys to better our community too.
Here’s a pic of me and Billy Blanks this morning after our collab…yup…Tae Bo and POP Pilates collide!! I can’t wait to show you our workout. Billy is such a superb teacher and genuinely kind soul. I totally understand why he is such an international inspiration to millions. It was a true honor to be around him. We also filmed a heart to heart talk about body image for you guys 🙂
I’m also trying to eat the best I can since my hotel room doesn’t have a kitchen. It’s hard, not gonna lie. The options are few when you cannot cook. Even motivation is down to workout since there’s extra activities throughout my time here, but I remind myself to not get so upset over it or to feel guilty about it! There’s working out, then there’s working to be well. And right now, the overall goal of this week is to learn and help others live happier, healthier lives.
Here’s the inside of my baked falafel whole wheat wrap. Umm. Can you say yum???
And now…for some random cool things that happened! Did anyone pick up the February issue of Ladies Home Journal? If you did…you may have seen this:
*squeals* Crazy right!?!! Just craziness. Seems so UNREAL!
Anyway, in the tutorial, I teach you 5 simple stretches that can help relax you when you’re stressed. You can see the video explanations here on LHJ’s website.
Then to add to the excitement…one of you lovely Singaporean POPsters emailed me THIS picture!
Though I don’t agree that a Blogilates workout cannot “replace gym sessions”, I am flattered to be featured in COSMOPOLITAN Singapore along with my peeps from the Boston Meetup!
Guys, thank you so much for being the enthusiastic, lovable, vibrant, and BEST group of students I could ever have. The only reason why Blogilates is starting to get noticed is because of you. I am so happy that more and more people will be encouraged to join our community and see how working out can be fun. It’s the first step towards building a healthy lifestyle and planting the seeds for our younger generation. YOU, my dear, are a part of this magnificent movement.
Ok I gotta wake up in literally like 4 hours to prepare for some community service I am doing tomorrow along with Chelsea…so I should probs get some rest! I’ll instagram some pics for you guys to see.
Love you so much…be strong and believe in yourself ALWAYS.
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