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Short Workouts With A Real Big Payoff

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

The busier I get, the less time I have to sweat.

I know, I know this sounds depressing but actually it’s been a blessing in disguise.

Why?

Because I’ve learned how to workout smart, in a shorter time frame ( think 25 to 30 minutes ) and I burn double the calories.

Say what?!

Basically I’m doing interval workouts all the time now.

Intervals get heart rate super high & then bring it back down throughout a workout. Remember when I did this post on running? Ok so, I’m doing that but on an Elliptical for thirty minutes three days a week. I wear a sexy, lil heart rate monitor & bring my heart rate up & down throughout the workout. BTW: 30 minute intervals is way more effective than steadily going on the Elliptical for an hour straight.

Also, with 30 minute intervals I’m burning calories hours after the workout.

The metabolism functions much better with intervals because it logs serious overtime after completing the workout.

Love!! I mean, right?!

The other three days a week I’m doing TSC workout plan ( which I’ll share in the next couple months ). These are 27-30 minute workouts that will kick your ass. Again, perfect for busy girls on the go. The workouts are good old fashioned squats, lunges, tricep dips with a Skinny Conf flare. Each day was put together in a meticulous way to help people ( & myself ) attain tone & lose fat as quick as possible.

This source states: “less time in the gym doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice fitness if you know this secret: Interval training. Research shows that interval training—workouts in which you alternate periods of high-intensity exercise with low-intensity recovery periods—increases fitness and burns more calories over a short period of time than steady-state cardio ( you know: just doing the same thing for your whole workout time ).”

Another source goes on to say “your body likes to be on cruise control, because that’s where it’s most gas efficient. But when you push on the gas pedal, as you do in intervals, your body becomes less efficient and has to burn more calories to do the activity. And these quick-but-killer efforts may be the closest thing you’ll find to a magic calorie-burning bullet. You not only log less sweat time ( which is kinder to your body ) but also continue to incinerate calories at an increased rate even during the walking or jogging recovery periods.”

An hour workout is awesome every once in a while…

BUT honestly? An hour in the gym five days a week just isn’t realistic ( for me, at least ).

Side: there’s a lot of fitness bloggers out there that are balls-to-the-walls freaking gnarls, man.

They eat, live, and breathe fitness.

That’s just not my style. To each its own though— if you’re in to that, cool, but you probably won’t like this blog!

My mentality is keep the workouts quick, effective, & accessible.

Anyway, I’m super excited to share TSC fitness program with you guys! I can’t wait!

In the meantime, cut the hour shit out. Go to the gym— push yourself to the limit in those 30 minutes. Get your heart rate up. Sweat. And then? GTF outta there!! You got a life to live!

If you’re spending more time at the gym than you do at home, stop! If you’re working out for hours a day, stop! If you think more is more, it’s not!

Keep it simple, stupid.

Anyone with me? x lauryn

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Get Excited: Nancy Rose Is Giving Away A Hottie Black Getup!

The Skinny Confidential talks Nancy Rose Performance.

The Skinny Confidential talks Nancy Rose Performance.

OOooooh guess what?

Since you guys loved the black getup I’m wearing in this post, I decided to team up with Nancy Rose Performance to bring you a lil giveaway.

One lucky reader will win the ‘Teaser Pant’ or ‘Plank Pant’ and their ‘Boatneck Long Sleeve Top.’ It’s one of the most flattering pair of pants I’ve ever worked out in, so I know you’ll love them! And you guys know how I feel about thumb holes on shirts, so I promise you’ll die over the black top too!

I wear Nancy Rose to the gym, yoga, or even when I’m running errands. It’s easy to sort of go from working out to life in her designs.

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♡ Like Nancy Rose Performance on Facebook

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♡ Leave a comment below telling us your favorite workout!

Good luck babes! xx le

+ Giveaway winner announced 6/23; winner: Jeannie Coffey.

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Vacay Workout Tips…Plus A Little Announcement

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

Every time I travel, I workout.

Ultimately it’s completely possible to motivate yourself while relaxing— like Lo Bosworth said “at the end of the day, nobody can take better care of yourself than you do.

So be your own motivator. No one else is going to take you to the gym.

That being said, I try to take care of myself wherever I am…this absolutely includes vacation. Working out gives me energy, helps with anxiety, & gives me more confidence while rocking a bikini. Win/win.

Ok, so on another note, in the past couple months something’s been brewing for The Skinny Confidential readers…I’m creating a monthly fitness guide of workouts that you can do anywhere. Yes, anywhere. That means no gym needed.

While I was in Cabo, I tested the guide out to make sure they’re 100% ready for you guys ( TSC workouts will be geared towards teens/women  who are on the go constantly but want to look their best ). The moves are quick, effective, & economical. Think a 26 minute workout. You won’t need a bunch of fancy-ass equipment. Just your own body weight & maybe a weight or two. Super simple.

My favorites are the abs workouts…I’ve been doing them for two weeks & my abs have definitely improved:

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

Back to vacation talk, I was gone for seven days & intended on working out everyday. Obviously wasn’t very realistic, so I ended up sweating for five days. Some days I just did TSC workout program in my room instead of going to the gym. Michael was sort of looking at me like an alien from Planet Weirdo but who cares?!

I guess it comes down to this: I can’t justify eating & drinking more than usual and not breaking a sweat a couple days during the week. All in all I spent about 4 hours of my seven day trip working out. No big!

Anyway stay tuned for TSC monthly workout program! I’m super excited to share it! Also, you can find all my reasons I workout while traveling here.

And of course, happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads! And to my amazing daddy/best friend— love you! xx. L

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