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Chances are, you are familiar with The Skinny Confidential. If you aren’t yet, than do like us and stalk her hard…like right now. To say that we are fans would be an understatement! We have been loyal fans for awhile now and you’ll see why once you start following her.
Everything TSC is fantastic in our book! We love her, her blog, the him/her podcasts she does with her husband, and her snapchats (our fave) are hysterical and SO imformative for health and beauty freaks like us. We even follow her hilarious (and also inspirational) hubby on snapchat!! Yep, we are that big of fans. No shame!
We reached out to Lauryn a few weeks back to let her know how much we love her content and to send her some of our recipes because we knew they were right up her alley: lots of spicy, lots of healthy! To our excitement, she wants to feature THREE of our recipes in the Nutrition section of her Bombshell Body Guide! OMG!
Lauryn also asked us to do a review of her Bombshell Body Guide for you guys! We are members now and are LOVING it. We are going to outline the details of the BBG and provide our feedback on the fitness/nutrition guide. We hope you challenge yourselves, try it out, and join us as we BBG it up!
WHAT’S THE BOMBSHELL BODY GUIDE?
The TSC Bombshell Body Guide is a full fledged nutrition and fitness plan, with a community included. But first you must become a member (check out member options and details HERE). Basically, Lauryn (alongside celebrity trainer, Jamie McFaden) is like your virtual trainer/nutritionist. She, and other members, can connect with you via the TSC chat room. You can ask questions, share opinions, exchange recipes, etc. etc. It’s pretty awesome. Now, let’s break it down: we are talking details on the fitness and the food below.
Once you are a BBG member, you’ll have access to two 28 week workout plans that will whip your ass into shape! Lauryn also shares her *new* 7 day meal plan aka her “shredding for the wedding” food guide that breaks down exactly what she ate for a week straight to be in tip top shape for her upcoming wedding. In her Workout Library, we love that we can find specific exercises based on problem areas. For us, our lower body is our toughest to tone, so having her specific exercises to target our booty and legs is fantastic! Her step-by-step photos are super easy to follow, and WOW talk about a butt burner!
Madison is a trainer and we workout a ton. We know a lot about fitness and we love how straightforward, simple, yet challenging her workouts are. You can do these all from home! All you need is a set of 5 lb. dumbbells and a chair/bench! These are 27 minute workouts, three days a week, that are quick & will tone you up FAST. As a busy mom and a working millennial, we are ALL about that!
In the nutrition section, Lauryn shares her favorite recipes and a few guest blogger recipes like ours! You’ll find meal plans and recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and even cocktails (cheers!). All are everyday recipes that don’t require a ton of time and use minimal ingredients which, as y’all know, is totally our thing! We can’t wait to try her Skinny Michelada Recipe and this Spicy Brussel Sprout Salad shown in these photos, yes please!!
We’ve already tried some recipes and love them! Some of our favorites? The TSC Pink Detox Drink and the 3 ingredient pancakes. SO GOOD. As we mentioned before, 3 of our recipes will be featured in the nutrition portion of the BBG. So keep an eye out for them 🙂
In conclusion, we are loving the BBG and are actually using her workouts right now and are seeing results. It’s nice to have an outside source show you some new moves/workout plans because we are totally guilty of doing the same workouts every week and have started to get bored/stopped seeing results. No bueno. We encourage you to join with us and become members, plus go checkout our recipes on her nutrition portion! So fun for us!
*All of the photos featured in this post are not our own, they are from the TSC Bombshell Body Guide*
Resistance bands are currently my best friend. I teach a Body Chisel class at Fitness With Insight, a TRX training studio in Dallas. I’ve been incorporating these bands lately and let me tell you, they are a killer. The exercise possibilities are endless so I thought sharing a workout with y’all was totally necessary. Make sure to pick the proper resistance tube to challenge every muscle in your body!
What You’ll Need:
- Resistance Band-
- Workout Mat
Overhead Squat Press: Begin with feet shoulder width apart and resistance band centered under feet. Place arms in wide box position, palms facing forward. Squat low, keeping weight in heels, press to extend arms overhead. Repeat.
Kneeling Glute Kickback: Begin on all fours, shoulders in line with wrist and knees in line with hips. Place resistance band handles in both hands with center on band placed on arch of shoe/feet. Drive your knee straight back, fully straightening your leg. Slowly bring knee back to start position. Repeat on both sides.
Hammer Curls: Begin with feet shoulder width apart and resistance band centered under feet. With arms fully lengthened at your sides and palms facing toward each other, curl arms up toward your shoulders at same time. Lower your arms in a slow and controlled. Repeat.
Leg Lowers: Lie on the floor/mat on your back. Keep lower back in contact with the ground, lift legs in line with your hips (keeping them as straight as possible). Slowly lower legs back down a few inches off the ground. Repeat.
Lunge and Curl: Step your left foot forward and bend your knees until your left thigh is nearly parallel to the floor. As you lunge, curl in front of your chest, palms up. Repeat on both sides.
Bicep Curl: Begin with feet shoulder width apart and resistance band centered under feet. With arms fully lengthened at your sides and palms facing outward, curl arms up toward your shoulders at same time. Lower your arms in a slow and controlled. Repeat.
This just might be my favorite workout I’ve made for you guys so far! It is a killer full body circuit that will kick your butt. Challenge yourself by not taking breaks during each circuit and only give yourself about a minute in between the three circuits (use a timer to hold yourself accountable). Remember to be awake of your form, especially during those planks! Good luck, I hope you enjoy this workout and feel the burn as much as I did!
The majority of us find that our sides are a problem area. With these oblique focused ab exercises, you’ll be able to chisel away those “love handles”! Try incorporating this workout or some of these exercises into your weekly program. Doing this quick routine 2-3 times a week will bring noticeable results in no-time! Time to sharpen those abs and challenge your core from every angle.
Criss-Cross: Place hands at the base of your neck with elbows wide. Pull head, neck and shoulders off mat. Bring right elbow to left knee and switch, left elbow to right knee.
Elbow Plank and Rotate: Start on forearms in a plank position with feet hip distance apart. Make sure shoulders are over wrist and back is flat. Rotate torso to the left, pivoting on the ball of your feet as left arm extends to the ceiling. Return to start position and continue alternating to each side.
Starfish Crunches: Lie down on your back with head rested back and arms out wide (90 degrees). Feet should be spread to the width of the mat. Slow and controlled, lift head, neck and shoulder as left arm reaches across at the same time your right leg lifts us. Try to touch left hand to top of right foot then lower back down, one vertebrae at a time. Continue alternating to each side.
Side Plank Lift: Lie on your side, position yourself with shoulders over wrist and feet either stacked. Lift your hips in the air, forming a straight line from your ankles, hips and shoulders. Lower your hips to the floor. Pause, return to starting position. Repeat. Then complete the same process on your other side.
Ankle Taps: Lift head and let body lean from side to side. Reach to the ankle and tap in with one hand then reach to the other ankle and do the same.
Plank Alt. Knee to Elbow: Start in plank position with shoulders in line with wrist and feet together. Make sure your back in nice and flat. Use your core to help you drive your right knee across toward your left elbow. Make sure to maintain your flat back without lifting your hips or butt. Place the right foot back down, continue to opposition side. Repeat.
Side Crunch: Start off by lying on your side side with legs stacked over each other. Make sure knees are bent a little bit. Place your hands behind your neck. Move your left elbow up to perform a crunch, the main focus will be into the obliques here. Crunch as high as your can, hold for a second, lower back down. Complete right side then repeat on left side.
No matter where you are, get fit with this 20 minute, no equipment workout! Super fast and effective cardio. What’s better than burning calories WITHOUT running! Now start those timers and get to work!