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// July 10th, 2013 // No Comments » // Blog, Get Fit

My good friend Dr. Charles Sophy sent over a link to watch his segment on Dr. Phil! Wanted to post a little shout out to him, and let you all know about his work.

Watch the show here:

Dr. Sophy HOUSE CALL on “Dr Phil” from Holli Walker on Vimeo.

And follow him on Twitter and Facebook if you like what you see!

Mel B’s Workout

// February 16th, 2011 // 5 Comments » // Get Fit

The first time I actually step foot in a gym was 3 and a half years ago. And I’ve never looked back since. Having gained so much weight with Angel, who’s 4 this year, I needed to drop my baby weight and the correct way for it to stay off for good. So my thing, since then, has been interval training.

Let me explain: you take 30 minutes out of your day, you get on a treadmill (or go outdoors) and start off walking for 2 minutes and running for 3 minutes. And you that continuously up to 30 minutes. The point of this is that your heart rate gets to go up and down, your building up your stamina, and you’re burning the most amount of fat.

The good thing about doing this is that you can intensify your 3 minute run by adding an incline and sprinting instead of running. All in all, this is a workout that can suit any level of fitness.

Depending on how much time I have, I then add in some weights for my arms and abs. Video to follow shortly…

Workout for Beginners

// February 16th, 2011 // 2 Comments » // Get Fit

Getting started is the hardest part. My suggestion is this: either plan to meet up with your friends so you can workout together, or download your favorite tunes to your IPod, or go buy the Get Fit with Mel B video-game or my Totally Fit DVD (haha).

The most important thing is for you to be consistent. Plan to work out 2 to 3 times a week for a minimum of 25 minutes building up to an hour or an hour and a half. The whole point is: you need to sweat! And along with that, drab I know this may sound, but you have to start eating right too.

Taking outdoor walks, hikes, weather you’re walking to the coffee shop, taking your dog for a walk or your baby in the stroller, make getting outdoors and being active part of your weekly routine. If it’s too cold outside, you’re screwed! Maybe sign up for a gym membership? Fitness First gyms have great deals around the world.

If none of these are within your reach, then go in your kitchen, pull out some bags of sugar, or flour, or tinned soup and do your own at home workout. There’s many things that you can do by yourself: squats, jump and jacks, abs, push-ups, basically anything you would do in the gym or a workout class you can adapt it and workout at home. So there really is no excuse!

Free Workout Music

// February 16th, 2011 // 19 Comments » // Get Fit

Latest tracks by DJ Lindsay Luv

Here’s the best workout music to get you motivated!

What’s In Your Fridge?

// February 16th, 2011 // No Comments » // Get Fit

The first thing you need to do is clear out your fridge, pantry, sweetie draw, anything that is unhealthy and tempting, get rid of! You need to start thinking with a whole new outlook. Take your time doing food shopping, you don’t wanna buy anything that’s too high in sodium, sugar, fat or calories.

Also, take time out to experiment with herbs, spices, and your own salad dressing. You wanna stuck up with a lot of lean products, wether it be fish, chicken, turkey, tofu, and lots of vegetables. I always make sure I have turkey slices and celery for me to snack on. The last thing you wanna do is starve your body, cause then you end up stuffing your face with fast food junk. Recipes to follow soon…

Water, water, water is all you need to be drinking! But if you’re gonna go out and party, opt for a vodka soda. If you like wines, try a dry red or white wines. They are about 80-150 calories per glass. A glass of champagne is under 100. A Bloody Mary is around 150 calories. Mojito is slightly over 150. Gin and Tonic is 64 calories, just to mention but a few, get to know your calorie intake when it comes to your choice drink of choice.