And this year's title goes to...
This is shaping up to be a banner year for the actress, and we’re sure this is only the beginning!
The gorgeous actress voiced her joy at winning the coveted honor, saying:
[Image via People Magazine.]
If you are reading 50 Shades of Gray (shame on you), on top of your twitter game or wear your hair down during your cardio workout… Maybe it's time to hit some hybrid cardio. Are you ready to challenge yourself and try something out of your comfort zone? No? OK, keep reading anyways.
There's nothing wrong with a good session of steady low intensity cardio on the treadmill, elliptical or even a scenic walk/jog of your neighborhood or city, but changing up your routine can be exciting and help to maximize your results.
Everyone has routines and yes, sometimes we get tired and complacent doing the same old thing day in and day out. For instance, brushing my teeth. OK, bad example. That's part of maintaining good hygiene and is another topic entirely. Quick side note - I recently bought a Justin Beiber singing tooth brush as a joke. Turns out it's a quality tooth brush and it only occasionally starts playing on its own in the middle of the night. Solid purchase!
Anyways, so we get bored of always doing the same thing, right? I start to dread cardio when I think of how monotonous it can be. While boredom is a good reason to mix things up, changing your cardio routine can kick start your metabolism and, dare I say, actually make it enjoyable. Yea, I said it! (Please don't stop reading. It's worth it to finish. There might be a pony in it for you. And by "pony" I mean some good ideas to help inspire more efficient and empowering workouts)
So what the hell am I talking about besides Beiber and ponies, you ask? Here's an example of how to make things interesting, force you to put that book down and leave you a hot sweaty mess:
-Jump on a treadmill
-Start out by walking 3.5ish mph for the first 5 minutes to warm up.
-Then set the treadmill to the highest incline possible and do large lunging steps at a speed of 1.5-2.5 mph for 5 minutes
-Lower incline to 5 and walk at a speed of 3.8-4ish mph for another 5 minutes
-Lower incline to zero and and run one minute as fast as you can then walk one minute to recover. Repeat this for 10 minutes.
-Jog for another 5 minutes (any incline you choose)
-Set highest incline possible and do large lunging steps again for 5 minutes
-Lower incline to zero and run one minute as fast as you can then walk one minute to recovery. Repeat this for 10 minutes.
-Walk 3.5ish mph for 5 minutes to cool down.
-Then let the feeling of accomplishment wash over you for an undetermined amount of time.
Boom! That's what I call "hybrid" cardio.
You can apply this type of variety to any and all cardio machines. Just play with the resistance, incline and intervals. See how much fun we're having! Speaking of fun, don't forget that the world is your playground and you are not limited to a gym. Try hybrid cardio outside in the park, at a stadium and even on the stairs at your apartment complex. Just please do me a favor and don't be a mall walker. So help me if I catch you with short running shorts and ankle weights pumping your arms as you speed walk by Macy's.
- WWEDivas Champion, Kaitlyn
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How about old seasons of The Real World?? LOLz!
The Miz is engaged! Sorry ladies, but Maryse (a formeer WWEDiva!) has finally locked down the wrestler of your dreams!
Here's what she said:
Are you still coming down from the New Years buzz!?
As you approach 2013 with your new attitude, take this time to establish some personal goals. Each year everyone asks me “Do you have any new year resolutions?” I usually slap on a smile, to cover up the internal dialogue: ‘What?! I want what everyone wants…A BANGIN' BEACH BODY!! DUH! Please!! Cut me some slack, MAN!’
However, I humbly answer "No, I’m still knocking out some goals from last year,” followed by “and you?” Which at this point, I'm sure they're going to blow my answer away with a perfectly scripted answer…and they do, listing a million perfected thought-out goals.
But let's be honest, YES, we will be tempted by holiday treats, social hours, and the days where a cheat day is needed. WE ARE HUMANS not ROBOTS! It's time to create a bullet proof plan that will turn heads and friends green with envy!
There are a few important contributors in getting your bronzy body. Before we get started, you must be honest with yourself while appreciating your current body and visualize yourself reaching the goal. A few pointers that make you feel good for having that juicy booty, and proud to be a strutin', sweatin', and shreddin' MACHINE !
With our diet playing a large part in this beach booty breakdown, think twice before candy or caffeinated beverages become dinner– STOP!! Think green!!!!
'Green, greens the magical food; the more you eat the healthier you feel' Green is a feeling, an inspirational color. What other color has this many avenues of expression? Only in Slang-lish can we make sense of green - green means GO, or green means dough ($). Feeling sluggish or just bent in the gym mood?! KICK OUT of that funk by eating your greens!! Spinach, arugula, kelp…the greener the better! This is the super charge your body craves!! Treat your body right and give your body the fuel that it needs to replenish strength and support brain cell growth!
PAUSE: Now check out 'all that' with some mirror action…REALLY check yourself out!!! Then congratulate yourself for the work you've put in so far….
In the following months, a healthy life style is the GOAL!! And if you thought I was going to recommend stopping after beach season, STOP NOW, because you're reading the wrong blog.
Some bodies wants to be healthy, but just don’t know how. VISUALIZE and TEACH your body!! LOVE your body!! Listen to what foods and activities your body craves. Take notes so you can reflect where you've been, which will help you visualize where you're going. Find peace and inspiration in your day dreams. Visualize the goal and bring it to reality! This can be done by taking a chance and purchasing that bikini or vacation! Why not?! Dream big and wear SPF!!
Xoxox - WWEDiva, Fox!!
As a woman I know how tough women can be on Ourselves…What with magazine covers and the pressure from TV shows to look a certain way. Think about it for second…How many times have you looked in the mirror and had nothing but negative comments about your physical appearance???? I do it all time and I wonder why???
Well I've decided "No More!" How about we wake up and look in the mirror and say we love ourselves!! We will never be able to be accepting of ourselves if we depend on others approvals. So my new ritual is every time I look in the mirror I will say one positive thing about my physical appearance. Let’s embrace our differences! We are not all supposed to be the same sizes…Think how dull that would be!
A quick question: How many people you know right now that have told you “I'm on a diet” or “I still have some weight to lose before I’ll be happy or where I want to be”? I could name five without really thinking about it. Why can't we just be happy with the way we look now! I'm not preaching as I'm just now starting to embrace my curves and differences. I say let’s eat healthy and watch our portions and workout!!!
So Mirror Mirror on the wall, who's the prettiest of them ALL?
Please contact me on twitter @mslayel !
- WWEDiva, Layla
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