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Sculpt-N-Cycle Workout & Onzie Tank Giveaway Winner

Hey guys!  Hope you had a good morning and your afternoon is off to a good start.  I’m loving working from home this week!  Being on the road every week for work is really hard on my body.  When I’m home I appreciate the little things like making breakfast and coffee in my own kitchen.  This morning I made some simple scrambled eggs, toast and coffee.  Later on I ate another whole wheat English muffin topped with crunchy peanut butter and banana (my mid-morning snack. I was HONGRY)

Enjoying working from home - made myself some scrambled eggs & whole wheat English muffin with strawberry preserves (a big pot of black coffee is a must)

Enjoying working from home – made myself some scrambled eggs & whole wheat English muffin with strawberry preserves (a big pot of black coffee is a must)

So…I have great news to share with you guys!  This Thursday (9/20/14) I’m going to start teaching at a new cycling studio, Beyond Pedaling in Dallas, TX.  If you recall, I took a class at Beyond earlier this year and had a great experience.  I’m so excited because this studio let’s me teach a music-based cycling workout with some choreographed moves. LOVE IT!  Also the ride incorporates hand weights, so I’ll guide my class through a ~5 minute arm workout while cycling.  I’ve been working on my playlist and practicing all week.  It’s weird because even though I’ve been teaching group fitness classes for almost 3 years, I still have that nervous excitement that makes it difficult to sleep.  Please wish me luck!

In the spirit of my new cycling gig, I designed a “Sculpt & Cycle” workout just for you.  This workout should take about 30 minutes to complete.  The time will fly by because you’re doing the arm workout while cycling – I love simultaneous muscle toning and cardio conditioning.  Give it a whirl and let me know how it goes.

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Last but not least, what you guys are “really” waiting for – the winner of the Onzie Knot-back Tank Giveaway is Liana!  I hope you had an amazing time at your craft show and sold lots of your homemade skin products – I love a fellow business woman!  I’ll be in touch to send your Onzie tank – in the meanwhile please email me your mailing address to brit@gritbybrit.com.

Thanks so much to all of your for sharing your weekend plans.  Hearing what you guys were up to motivated me to have a super active weekend as well.  Enjoy the rest of your day.  Show your GRIT!  Luv, Brit

Spice Up Your Running Routine

push ups during a run

Hey guys!  I hope you are enjoying some Super-duper Spring Sunshine and  taking your workouts outside like I recently recommended.   BUT in case your outdoor running routine starts to get stale, here’s a way to keep it spicy!  I’m happy to present my 3 Mile Tone Up Circuit!

What’s great about this workout is that is nicely combines long cardio endurance segments with body weight resistance training.  This means that you are burning fat + adding definition to your muscles!

The overall workout takes about 45 minutes to complete.  Expect to burn 400 – 600 calories!

Brit's 3 mile tone up circuit

As usual, workouts are ALWAYS more fun and more fierce when you do them with a friend.  So grab a buddy and hit the trails – you’ll feel awesome when it’s over!

Keep on truckin’!  xoxo, Brit

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(ABOVE – me and my workout buddy after completing my 3 mile toning circuit at Lake Norman, North Carolina)

Farewell Flabby Arms!

I hope you guys had a great Cinco de Mayo holiday weekend.  I spent my weekend in California celebrating a friend’s wedding – it was amazing!  The sun was shining and I finally got to wear some of my favorite sundresses.  On that note, nothing looks better in a sleeveless sundress than nice toned arms.  So, check out this arm workout that I designed to get you on a “Michelle Obama level.”  You’ll need 2 medium dumbbells to complete the exercises.  This is a nice workout to tag on to the end of a cardio sweat session.  You can workout with me in real-time by watching the video (click play above) or do the workout on your own (follow the instructions below).  Either way, be sure to try it out and let me know how it goes!

Enjoy rockin’ those sundresses #getitgurl

Sexy Arms Workout