HIIT Cardio Workout

Happy Weekend!

I got a workout I wanted to share today and its pretty awesome…so, you might want to try it out.

This is a fat-burning cardio workout that will definitely make you sweat. Point of the workout, is to take the time seriously. Start out with 30 seconds, take a 10 sec break, and start the next exercise ASAP. You need that heart rate to stay high! So, who’s with me? You going to try this workout today? Let me know in the comments down below when you’re going to do it!

HIIT CARDIO WORKOUT

I hope you will like it!

xoxo audrey

Questions:

  • What’s on the agenda for the weekend? Doing anything fun?
  • Do you workout on the weekends?
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3 Simple Foods To Curb the Cravings

Do you ever get hungry at obscene hours during the afternoon and late at night? Yeah, me too. I’m a victim. Growing up, I didn’t really understand that. I thought I had a some sort of problem and no one ever taught me about how to eat properly to not have that happen.

I’m sharing my today, 3 simple foods to curb the cravings. These are foods you probably already have in your house, and if not, please go get them!

#1 Apples

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I thought this was rather interesting and I’m sharing it. The article link is on SOURCE down below.

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

“Avoid extra visits to your doctor due to unbalanced blood sugar. Soluble fiber in apples, called pectin, reduces the amount of sugar and calories that’s absorbed into the bloodstream after a meal. That’s good news for folks who want to prevent type 2 diabetes, but it also makes apples one of the best snacks for dieters. Apple pectin prevents spikes in blood sugar that lead to increased fat storage. It will help you avoid the blood sugar “crash” that leaves you craving more food.

How long it will keep me satiated?
Apple pectin can keep you full for 1-2 hours.


When should I eat it?

Eat an apple before or after a meal to help keep you full faster and longer, or between meals to help keep blood sugar balanced. Consider adding apple pectin powder to yogurt, porridge/oatmeal or shakes.”

SOURCE

#2 Bell Pepper

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The fiber in bell peppers will help you get that fullness you’re looking for when you need something to help you curb those cravings.

There’s a thing called, Leptin. Ever heard of it? Well, in case you haven’t, Leptin is a hormone that is secreted from fat cells. It helps you know when you need to eat and when to stop eating. It does A LOT. Specifically, it helps to give you that feeling of fullness. When you overeat you can overtime deplete your leptin levels and therefore, the problem turns to constantly overeating and you don’t have the leptin to tell you to stop!

Bell peppers are one of my favorite foods to help restore the leptin. Even Zuzana from ZuzkaLight talks about it in her video here! Check it out to understand it more!

#3 Coconut Oil

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I love coconut oil! I put it on EVERYTHING (that I can)

One reason I love coconut oil, is that it kills those sugar cravings. Seriously, take a spoonful of coconut oil and just eat it. You’ll be fine. You might want to drink some water afterward…

Facts:

  • Coconut oil is made up of medium-chain fatty acids (triglycerides). These acids produce a lot of health benefits. Coconut oil is a source of instant energy…much like sugar. But coconut oil doesn’t produce that insulin spike in your bloodstream. Saves you from the slump!
  • It feels you up rather quickly…its kinda magical.
  • Helps you lose weight! (WHAT!?) Yes. It is because of the medium-chain fatty acids in the oil. These acids are transported directly to the liver, promoting “thermogenesis” which increases the body’s metabolism. Just look into more if you are a little unsure here. I’ve been studying this for quite a long time and I always make sure I get my coconut oil in everyday. YUM

So what do you think? Do you take any of these foods daily?

Questions:

  • What’s your favorite vegetable?
  • What’s your favorite fruit?

My Top 7 Favorite Workouts on YouTube

Happy Hump Day! Whoop, halfway to the weekend! So for today, Work Out Wednesday, I have decided to share 7 of my favorite go-to workouts from Youtube from my favorite Youtube fitness gurus!

There are so many workouts out there on YouTube, blogs, and Pinterest, that I’ve come to the decision to start sharing some workouts on here that you can pick from and not have to spend valuable time trying to find the perfect workout. You can also check out some of my workouts under my WORKOUTS page!

I’ll be sharing 7 workouts every Wednesday this Spring so look out for them!

fave workouts

If you’ve been a long time reader of In Shape Cupcake or you follow my instagram account, then you probably know how much I love the Tone It Up girls! I have a lot of favorite workouts from them and so for today, here’s my favorite one for right now! It’s pretty awesome and works your full body:

Another Tone It Up workout: My go-to booty routine when I’m in a hurry—> Beautiful Booty Routine (Livestrong Woman & TIU)

And one more TIU Workout—> KETTLEBELL ROUTINE

If you love kettlebell workouts as much as myself, then this workout is for you! I LOVE IT and definitely gets my heart rate up, which is usually what I’m looking for in a workout.

I really enjoy ZuzkaLight workouts (ZWOW)…and if you’ve never heard of her before, well you seriously need to check her out. Her workouts are different from everyone else…plus she has TON of follow along workouts that keeps you motivated! Here’s a couple of my favorites:

Do Not Throw Up! Z WOW 57 HIIT

ZWOW # 26 AMRAP This Is Sweat!

If you don’t follow PopSugar Fitness on YouTube, you are so missing out! They have these great 10 minute workouts and I definitely need these on days I’ve got only 10-30 minutes to spare! Here’s one of my favorite AB workouts from them!

10-Minute Flat Abs Workout | Class FitSugar

Last but not least, The Purely Twins! Gosh, I love them! Why? Because they are so motivating and inspiring. I really love their blog and when they started making YouTube videos, I got even more excited. They’ve got a great fitness page. Here’s one of my favorite workouts as of right now:

15 minute Rocket cardio workout

Alright, there’s the 7 for this week! Let me know what you think about Work Out Wednesdays!

Questions:

  • What kind of workouts are you drawn to? Cardio, kettlebells, beachy workouts, crossfit styled?

xoxo audrey