Get Fit: Week 2 to lose that mommy belly with trainer Robb Armstrong of eLifestyle

by Nicole Bloomberg, MBA
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Here on PinkandBluemag.com we post a lot of health related articles that includes, shaping up, and getting fit.

I have always been into eating healthy and do not believe in diets but, believe in adopting a healthy lifestyle so it sticks. I think diets really become fads! So change up your thinking.

But, now I am doing the work to get the body I want & that doesn’t just mean losing my baby belly but, getting healthy.
What does healthy mean? It means loving the skin your in & who you are. I have been contacted by two cancer fundraisers this week and it really striked a cord within me. Because my mom is an Ovarian Cancer Survivor, my Father in Law & grandparents passed away from cancer.
We really need to take care of ourselves for our kids! Constantly improving ourselves & especially our health is what is important.
I know my goal body, maybe unrealistic but, I am the type of person that always sets high goals and I am a goal oriented person. But, the key to success is confidence and loving who you are. Love yourself and your family enough to want to be the healthiest you can be and shine from the inside out.
Now as moms we can always wish to have a flatter tummy, get rid of our muffin tops, and be more toned. For me, I need an overhaul!
My mind frame is to try your hardest & give it your all! I am just thankful for my health and I feel so much better this week and even though I am sore, ok, very sore.
I am working through it and even more motivated then ever to stay active, eat healthy, and make good choices for me and my fam!  I am all for body confidence, but, I am even more for living a healthy lifestyle.When I say to get fit and swing into Spring, I want you to do what is good for your body type. It doesn’t matter what size, weight, or shape you have. It simply means to feel your best, have energy, eat well, and have love yourself.
What factors do you think are important when it comes to being healthy for you & your family?Get the discussion going in the comments below.And thank you to my PinkandBluemag.com readers for inspiring this post!

See some of the exercise we did today and fit tips from Robb!
Robb’s 3-Pack Training Tips 

“With proper form and technique essential for isolating the target area(s) on a given exercise, here’s my how-to’s to maximize results for today’s exercise highlights…”

Total Core Move – 2-Way Spiderman Planks

This amped-up ab move will have you doing 2 moves per side – foot under the chest and foot out high to the side. *Perform all reps on one side and then repeat on the other side.
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Tips:

Breathe out as you exert the most force, which is when you bring your leg up to the top of the move (foot under the chest or out to the side).
Maintain a low center of gravity – body straight from head to heal. Do not allow your hips to rise up.
You WILL feel your lower back getting worked also as it is involved in this core move. Over time, as your lower back strength improves you won’t feel the need to “pike” up the hips to take some of the workload from your lower back.

Total Core Move – Russian Twist (with a light weight)

This ultra-slimming ab move will put your obliques on blast while also putting demand on the entire midsection from front to back!

Tips:

Breathe out as you exert the most force, which is when you transition the weight from side to side.
While leaning back slightly throughout, remember to keep your chest up to protect your lower back.
You WILL feel your lower back getting worked also as it is involved in this core move. Over time, as your lower back strength improves you won’t feel the need to slouch to take some of the workload from your lower back.
*To up the intensity, perform with your feet off the floor!

Total Core Move – eLifestyle Twist (using your foam roller)

This “twist” on the traditional Russian Twist will again put the attention on your obliques but will kick up the intensity another notch by having you reach further away from your body.
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Tips:

Breathe out as you exert the most force, which is when you transition the roller from side to side.
Touching the floor with the end of the roller is a MUST on each rep.
While leaning back slightly throughout, remember to keep your chest up to protect your lower back.
You WILL feel your lower back getting worked also as it is involved in this core move. Over time, as your lower back strength improves you won’t feel the need to slouch to take some of the workload from your lower back.
*To up the intensity, perform with your feet off the floor!

XO Nik

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