This video is one of the all time top workout videos on YouTube. It is a killer 8 minute abs workout with over 29 million views. But the style is different from almost every other type of workout video. Why? Its obvious when you play it, but for those just getting introduced to Passion4Profession, its not a real person. You follow along an animated instructor with a computerized voice. There is something rhythmic and soothing about the voice, but it is hard to get used to. 


Try it out and tell us what you think of the style. Even if you don't like the style, you will certainly get an ab ripping workout in!
 
 
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Yesterday was a gorgeous day in San Francisco. So we took a stroll down to Crissy Field and came across this truck. 

Why not bring the gym outside when the weather is so nice?!?

Well, if your truck isn't fully equipped, find other ways to get outside. We played tourist in our own city yesterday and rented bikes and went across the golden gate bridge. Made us realize that sometimes the tourists really do get it right. 


For creative ways to do something new in your city, check out what some of the more popular activities are. Its easy to forget when you have spent a long time in the same place. And no, we don't mean go and stand in Times Square. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and grab a lite lunch there before heading back. Or head to the beach in LA and rent a stand up paddle board.  Just enjoy the nice weather while its around!


 
 
Why do we call today's workout a three for one? With this workout you get three different instructors in one workout. They rotate seamlessly throughout the video which makes for nice variety and change throughout this total body workout. Thanks FitSugar!
 
 
There really are few things better than great Mexican food. But once you load on the chips, cheese, beans and sour cream, you are most likely looking at a 1000+ calorie meal. We suggest ordering or making a healthy chicken tortilla soup. You get lots of the goodies that make  Mexican food taste great, in a way that balances the portions. 


Try this recipe out!


Healthy Hearty Chicken Tortilla Soup
Serving Size: 6
Total time: 40 Mins


Ingredients
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas, cut into 1-by-2-inch strips
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed of fat and cut into 1 inch squares or strips
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 2 bell peppers diced
  • 12 oz. frozen corn
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 15-ounce can diced tomatoes, preferably with green chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/4 cup 2% milk shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Optional: 1 avocado

Instructions
    1. Spread tortillas in a single layer on a baking sheet and put it under a broiler for several minutes until browned and crispy. Turn them over and do the same on the other side. 
    2. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate using a slotted spoon. Add bell peppers, onion, garlic, salt and cumin to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add broth, tomatoes, corn, pepper and lime juice; bring to a simmer and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are tender, about 3 minutes more. Return the chicken and any accumulated juice to the pot and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and laddle into bowls. 
    3. Serve topped with the cilantro, toasted tortilla strips and cheese. Optional, add sliced avocado on top.

Nutrition
Per serving: 357 calories; 12 g fat ( 4 g sat , 4 g mono ); 86 mg cholesterol; 24 g carbohydrates; 37 g protein; 4 g fiber; 775 mg sodium; 231 mg potassium.

 
 
Try out this quick core routine, easy to do right in your home. No equipment needed.
 
 
So you want to look your best for your wedding day? Well, you can. But it does require you to stay focused and do the work. Here are some tips to help pace yourself to get to a healthier you.
 
 
 
 
Looking for a new workout? Try out this yoga workout by Tara Stiles.
 
 
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We love them! Got a stadium or street steps nearby? Perfect!

Though it might be hard to motivate to head to the steps, here are three reasons to love them:

  1. They provide a natural heart pumping workout. Run up, and then slow it down on the way down. This also gives you a nice break in between sets to recover!
  2. You can do a lot of variations on the stairs, you don't have to run every set. Try doing two or three at a time and adding a lunge in between. Side step up them, switching sides half way through to give your glutes and extra boost. Or try walking up them backwards.
  3. There is no better satisfaction than when you are done!

 
 
Nothing wrong with going back to the oldies! Even though thoughts on workouts and body movement has evolved over the years, some of the old workouts are still relevant and fun to revisit!