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3 Simple Changes…

๐˜ˆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐Ÿบ% ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บโ€ฆ โฃ
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๐๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ”%? โฃ
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I posted last week about the importance of training your core, but we all know that you can do all the sit ups in the world and see zero change in your body if other factors arenโ€™t coming into play as well. โฃ
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That being said, before you go cleansing and detoxing, letโ€™s first focus on some small sustainable habits you can incorporate consistently to progressively see and feel change over time. โฃ
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๐Ÿ‘ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฏ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž: โฃ
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1. ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ญ. Take inventory of your current steps per day and aim to increase and stay consistent from there. We often overestimate how much of a role our workouts play in weight loss, and underestimate the small things like your day to day activity and steps. It can play a huge role in overall calorie burn throughout your day. โฃ
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2. ๐˜–๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜จ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ. Donโ€™t overthink this one. Incorporate one veggie based salad a day and youโ€™ll fill up on good foods, bump up your fiber, and find yourself planning and accounting for at least one healthy meal a day โฃ
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3. ๐˜‹๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ง๐˜ง. Cut back on the calories coming from other drinks, and aim to hit a water goal. Not only will youโ€™ll likely feel a bit less hungry but you could also potentially be decreasing a ton of empty calories. โฃ
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Simple! Once you nail these you can start to layer on more steps. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ญ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด? ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ? ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฌ? โฃ
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April Abs

Yes Iโ€™m running an April Abs Challenge but I also want you to ๐’๐“๐Ž๐ ๐‚๐‡๐€๐’๐ˆ๐๐† ๐€ ๐’๐ˆ๐— ๐๐€๐‚๐Š. โฃ
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We always hear the saying, ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ. But, the reality is theyโ€™re revealed in the kitchen, and still made in the gym. Just like any other muscle group, in order to build stronger ones, we need to train them. โฃ
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๐•๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐š๐›๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ง ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ: โฃ
1๏ธโƒฃA low enough body fat to visibly see them. โฃ
2๏ธโƒฃThicker muscle bellies that are more visible giving you that six pack appearance.โฃ
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Some of this also comes down to genetics, the structure of your body, and many other factors we have little control over. โฃ
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But while visible abs are great, the reason we actually want to train our core is a whole lot different. โฃ
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And full honesty, having a low enough body fat to visibly see abs may not put your body in the healthiest or happiest state. (๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐Ÿผ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ด). โฃ
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So why train your core? โฃ
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Your core is not just those 6 pack abs, it is the entire base of support for your entire body. โฃ
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It includes your ab muscles, pelvic floor, the back muscles that stabilize your spine, and your diaphragm (your muscle used to breathe). โฃ
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It helps with everything from posture, to balance and stability, rotational movements, and is one of the most common ways to prevent or manage low back injury. โฃ
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Long story shortโ€ฆ if you want to move well and stay injury free until youโ€™re 90, a stronger core is going to allow you to do that. โฃ
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So stop chasing those 6 pack abs and start focusing on health, longevity, and moving well. โฃ
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Fuel your body well in the kitchen and trust with time your hard work will appear. โฃ
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AND if you want to train your core with me, hop in our ๐…๐ซ๐ž๐ž ๐€๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ ๐€๐›๐ฌ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ž. Iโ€™m sharing a new workout a day, 5 days a week under 10 minutes a day.ย Join us here!ย 
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๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ? ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฆ? ๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ต? โฃ
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P.S. This picture was my pre-surgery core and Iโ€™m working hard to get back there because I know I was at my healthiest, fittest, and most functional. One day at a time. โฃ
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Chocolate Protein Cookies

ย These are amazing, super low in calories and all ingredients you can feel good about!

INGREDIENTS
1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder (this the brand I use)
1 tsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 tsp (5g) sugar free chocolate jello pudding mix
ยฝ tsp baking powder
100 grams canned pumpkin
3 tbsp liquid egg whites
1 tbsp mini chocolate chips
INSTRUCTIONS
1 Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2 Combine the protein powder, cocoa, baking powder, and pudding mix in a medium sized mixing bowl.
3 Add in the pumpkin and egg whites and mix thoroughly; then fold in the chocolate chips.
4 Scoop the dough onto the pan using a spoon. Divide the dough evenly into 12 cookies (or however many you choose to make).
5 Bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Be sure to watch carefully so you don’t over-bake.
6 When cookies are done, remove from pan with a spatula and place on a cooking rack (otherwise cookies will keep baking on the hot pan).
Enjoy! Tag me if you try @daniellegracepย 
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Sweet Tooth Hack

Makeshift Birthday Cake Frosted Cookie!

So simple! Mix 1/2 scoop protein powder of choice with a little water until you get an icing consistency.
Spread over a rice cake, top with sprinkles and pop in the freezer for 10 Minutes or so!
This is amazing with a chocolate rice cake and a little peppermint extract in your protein (tastes like a thin mint)
Tag me if you try @daniellegracep
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Banana Bread Mug Cake ๐ŸŒ

Instead of baking a full recipe, I love single serving sweets so you can control the portion! This was so easy to make too!

Mix together:
1 small mashed banana (1/2 large)
1 egg
1 tbs. coconut flour (2 tbs. almond flour)
1/4 tsp. baking powder
Cinnamon & Vanilla Extract
Optional Chocolate Chips
Microwave for 90 seconds and enjoy!!!
Whoโ€™s going to try?!
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