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Why I Tell Myself that I’m Working Out Seven Days a Week

Lauryn Evarts is a fitness instructor from San Diego, California talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Because why wouldn’t I tell myself that? First of all, I typically end up working out five to six. BUT I shoot for seven.

Set ‘rest days’ don’t work for me. I hear people say this alllllll the time: “Sunday is my day to relax & rest.” I mean, it’s fine, if that works for you.

But it doesn’t for me.

Why, why, why? Things come up. Maybe your set ‘rest day’ is every Tuesday & you really have every intention of working out every single day other than Tuesday’s. But what happens when you “accidentally” sleep in? Or a friend/work/dog/cat needs you ASAP? Or maybe your BF [ who most likely does not know how to multi-task, because let’s face it: what man does…? ] needs help cooking dinner? Yahhh, plans change- life happens. And sometimes it ends up affecting your weekly fitness sch.

So my advice is this: intend to workout everyday. If you’re dead tired on Saturday, then skip it.

Pssshhhh, no bigs. You have four/five/six other days to make up for it.

So. There you have it.

If shit changes, I’m not hard on myself. And if I do sweat seven days, then ta-da, I’m a star.

Intend to sweat daily & bust ass seven days a week. It’s truly a win/win for your health, bod, & lifestyle.

Love.L

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Bye-Bye Blubber!

Lauryn Evarts with easy, quick fitness tips that help you lose weight and a beach workout with Chris Law.

[ Arms & abs: elevated push-ups ]

Lauryn Evarts with easy, quick fitness tips that help you lose weight and a beach workout with Chris Law.

[ Arms & back: WLT’s ]

With all of the DIY-at-home-workouts available, there’s absolutely no [ I repeat, no ] excuse not to sweat at least once a day. Our trainer, Chris, constantly reiterates that the most effective way to burn the blubber is to stick to old-fashioned, traditional strength training. Considering each of us has completely toned up since working out with him, my butt & I definitely agree with his perspective. Thanks again to my lovely, beautiful workout friends, Elena & Bri, who [ as always ] demonstrated some of our favorite fitness moves!

Lauryn Evarts with easy, quick fitness tips that help you lose weight and a beach workout with Chris Law.

[ Arms, abs, & legs: burpees ]

Lauryn Evarts with easy, quick fitness tips that help you lose weight and a beach workout with Chris Law.

[ Arms: pull-ups ]

Lauryn Evarts with easy, quick fitness tips that help you lose weight and a beach workout with Chris Law.

[ Legs: stair sprints ]

Lauryn Evarts with easy, quick fitness tips that help you lose weight and a beach workout with Chris Law.
[ Butt & thighs: step-ups ]

Lauryn Evarts talks juicing and skinny tips. She is a fitness and wellness blogger from Southern California with weight loss tricks.

 

Quick, Easy Workouts [ Beach Optional ]

 

Elevated push-ups: Get into a push-up position, but put your toes on something that is elevated [ a chair works ]. Come down to ninety degrees with the arms and push back up. Keep this out of your neck by holding it at neutral level. Pull your navel into your spine. Pinch your scapula inward. Do 20 reps, 3 sets [ 60 total ].

WLT’s: Hinge from the waist, pulling the abs into the spine. Start with your arms in a “W” shape and press back. All the tension is in your back and arms. Hands are in a fist. Do the same motion with arms in an “L” shape. Lastly, repeat by taking the arms straight out to your sides creating a “T” with your body. This strengthens posture. Do 15 reps of each [ W-L-T ], 3 sets [ 45 total of each W-L-T ].

Burpees: Stand up, drop into a squat with hands on the ground. Take your feet back in one quick motion, coming into the front plank. Come back to a squat position as quickly as you can. Return to an upright standing position & repeat. Do 20 reps, 3 sets [ 60 total ].

Pull-ups:  Grip onto a pole. Pull your body upwards. Take all tension out of your neck and shoulders. Transfer it to the arms. Bend your arms to ninety degrees & then extend down. Do 20 reps, 3 sets [ 60 total ].

Stair sprints: Run up & down stairs as fast as you can. Do this 2 times, 3 sets [ 6 times total ].

Step-ups: Start with stairs & step-up and down switching legs each time. Hands are on the hips. Knees do not come over the toes. This is so simple, yet so effective for butt & thighs! Do 30 reps, 3 sets [ 90 total ].

 

* Photo credit: Chris Law

Core Power Yoga

Core Power Yoga in La Jolla and the power sculpt yoga with weights class

Core Power Yoga provides the most amazing atmosphere & accompanied with their famous Power Sculpt class, it’s impossible to go wrong [ I am still sore from Tuesday’s class…]. The upbeat, loud music enhances the class, the weights and blocks keep the intensity high & the teachers consistently bring an infectious energy. No matter what other fitness classes you take, the Power Sculpt class will complement any other workout.

I’m obsessed with how I feel the next day: it’s the perfect kind of sore ; ). You know? The kind of sore that feels like your bod is changing? Love it!

Core Power Yoga in La Jolla and the power sculpt yoga with weights class

Core Power Yoga in La Jolla and the power sculpt yoga with weights class

Core Power Yoga in La Jolla and the power sculpt yoga with weights class

Core Power Yoga in La Jolla and the yoga sculpt class with weights

Love, Lauryn