We love this quote from Arthur Ashe, an inspiring African-American tennis player who had the drive and determination to go after his dreams. It's all too easy to look at someone who has already achieved their goals and success and think "there's no way I can get to where I want to be from where I am." But the truth of the matter is that all of these people started from somewhere. And that "somewhere" is probably not too far off from where you are today. So just do it! Walk the stairs instead of taking the elevator. Eat that apple instead of the bag of chips. Go to bed when you're tired instead of staying up for the end of the show. Regardless of what you might think, these baby steps are giant leaps when it comes to your physical, mental, and emotional health. So go ahead - start where you are, use what you have, and do what you can. You are so worth it!
Want to build some superhero strength? It's easy, just make sure you get a protein shake in within 60 minutes of an intense exercise. Wanna know my favorite? Wait...for...it... Arbonne! Why you ask? Well because it's vegan and gluten-free. Not to mention the fact that it has 20 power-packed grams of protein. Protein power activate! Yum!!!
New year, new you, right? Well here's our first 30-day fitness challenge of 2014 - PLANK! The plank is one of the best exercises for a flat, toned stomach because it works all the muscles in your core. It’s a static exercise where you use your arms to raise yourself off the floor and hold the whole body straight and rigid, like a plank of wood. You can do it anywhere, you don’t need any equipment and it only takes a minute (literally). What’s more, it is more effective than sit-ups and crunches because these work only the superficial abdominal muscles. So who's up for the challenge?