Quiz time! How many of you reading this post made New Year's Resolutions? Even if you didn't make a “Resolution,” did you at least think about things you wanted to accomplish this year? I'm willing to bet that most women out there made some sort of New Year's Resolution that had to do with health and/or fitness. Next question – how many of you are still sticking with your resolutions? Well, the good news is this – whether you fell off the bandwagon, never got on the bandwagon, or are totally rocking the bandwagon, we are here for you. We have put together some AMAZING, FREE resources to help you lose weight and get toned.
1. MyFitnessPal: You've probably heard the ever popular phrase, “Abs are made in the kitchen.” It sucks to say, but it's true. No one has ever gotten a six-pack by eating a double double from In-N-Out five days a week. Fueling your body with good, healthy foods is an extremely important part of losing weight. MyFitnessPal allows you to track your caloric intake and breaks down your macros so that you can see what you're really putting into your body. There's an app for both iOS and Android.
2. Bodybuilding.com: This is an amazing resource! There are over 40 totally free fitness plans available to you, and the site will help you choose a plan according to your fitness goals. Each plan also has food recommendations, which is totally awesome for someone who doesn't really know where to start when it comes to nutrition.
3. POPSugar Fitness: I know so many moms who can't make it to the gym for a variety of reasons. I am so glad technology has advanced to the point where we literally have millions of resources at our fingertips. If you've got access to the internet, you've got access to a ton of fun, free workouts via the POPSugar Fitness YouTube channel. From abs and booty to dancing your workout away, there are a ton of workouts to choose from. Many of them are 30 minutes or less, which is perfect for the busy mom. And even better? They have workouts for every fitness level, from beginner to advanced.
4. Bikini Body Mommy: This site does require a membership (free), but it is totally worth signing up. You can get free workouts sent directly to your email each day, so it takes the hassle out of trying to choose what workout you want to do. The site itself is set up so that you can choose and participate in a workout challenge and then, once you've completed the challenge, you can start doing maintenance workouts to maintain your results.
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5. Bender Fitness: This site's tagline is “Fitness should be free,” so if that's your mantra, check this place out! It is full of resources! You can find look through their free workout programs to find one that meets your criteria, or you can browse the archives and find easy, free workouts that you can do at home or at the gym. My favorite thing about this site, though, is the meal prep and diet planning section. It makes nutrition simple, which is so helpful for people just starting on their health journey.
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What are some of YOUR favorite websites or helps for fitness?!?!