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Top 20 Motivational Quotes for Everyday Success

These motivational quotes are a great way to reignite the spark in your health and wellness journey, and in other areas of your life, as well. Don’t just read them and click away, either. Bookmark these quotes or pin them to your Pinterest motivation board. Save an image and make it the background on your phone or tablet. You can even print out these motivational quotes and post them on your fridge or vision board, so that you can revisit these bits of wisdom when the path gets rough or steep.

Check out our Pinterest Inspire Motivation board for more motivational quotes. Then put your motivation to work with these Skinny Ms. fitness resources:

Workout Playlists
15 Toning Workouts in 15 Minutes or Fewer
7-Day Morning Workout Challenge
6-Week Walk-to-Run Calendar

  1. If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way; if not, you’ll find an excuse. Unknown
  2. Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. Oprah Winfrey
  3. You have as many hours in the day as Beyoncé. Unknown
  4. The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand
  5. Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying “I will try again tomorrow.” Mary Anne Radmacher
  6. I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. Estee Lauder
  7. What shape waits in the seed of you to grow and spread its branches against a future sky? David Whyte
  8. Invent your own next chapter. Seth Godin
  9. Nothing will work unless you do. Maya Angelou
  10. Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do. Bruce Lee
  11. You are confined only by the walls you build for yourself. Andrew Murphy
  12. Life is short. Let’s do this. Mariya Nurislamova
  13. Act like a lady. Think like a boss. Unknown
  14. If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl. But by all means, keep moving. Martin Luther King Jr.
  15. You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide overthinking it. You have to go down the chute. Tina Fey
  16. A week has seven days, and someday isn’t one of them. Rita Chand
  17. Never let success get to your head. Never let failure get to your heart. Ziad K. Abdelnour
  18. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. George Addair
  19. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not lived at all—in which case, you fail by default. J.K. Rowling
  20. Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. David Bly

 

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Slow Cooker Sticky Garlic Chicken http://skinnyms.com/slow-cooker-sticky-garlic-chicken-recipe/ http://skinnyms.com/slow-cooker-sticky-garlic-chicken-recipe/#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:00:18 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=421746 Fall-off-the-bone goodness right in your slow cooker.

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Slow Cooker Sticky Garlic Chicken Recipe1

“Incredibly good, fall-off-the-bone chicken.” That’s our favorite compliment of every rave review we received when we recently served this delectable chicken dish. In fact, since the chicken becomes so tender during the cooking process, it needs to be transferred to each plate with extra care. The secret behind our tender, melt-in-your-mouth chicken is our trusty, reliable slow cooker. Heating the chicken for four hours brings a remarkable texture to the meat in this slow cooker chicken recipe.

Of course, slow cooker meals are notorious for their ease of preparation, and this one is no exception. This sticky garlic chicken recipe does require one simple step before starting up the slow cooker, and another step afterward. Simply brown the chicken in a saucepan before placing it in the slow cooker, and after it is finished cooking, thicken the sauce for another five minutes in a saucepan. These two steps make an incredible difference in the taste of the finished dish, making the chicken and the sauce more flavorful.

Adults and kids alike go crazy for this garlic chicken, so you can count on it as a winner at your family’s kitchen table. Serve it with whole grain rice for a complete meal that pleases every time.

Slow Cooker Sticky Garlic Chicken

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1 chicken thigh with sauce | Calories: 473 | Previous Points: 11 | Points Plus: 12 | Total Fat: 16 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 161 mg | Sodium: 154 mg | Carbohydrates: 26 g | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 21 g | Protein: 56 g |

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless chicken thighs, skin removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, divided
  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce, optional Tamari
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Directions

Rub the chicken with the salt and half of the pepper. Over medium to high heat in a skillet with olive oil, brown both sides of the chicken. Transfer the chicken to the slow cooker then sprinkle with1 tablespoon of sesame seeds.

In a small bowl, whisk the soy sauce, honey, lemon juice, garlic, and the remaining pepper.

Pour the soy sauce mixture over chicken. Cook on low 6 hours or high for 4 hours. Chicken is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Separate the chicken from the liquid then pour the liquid in a small saucepan. Over low heat, cook the liquid with the cornstarch until it thickens. Pour the sauce on the chicken before serving then sprinkle the remaining sesame seeds.

This chicken dish goes perfectly over a bed of steamed brown rice or quinoa.

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Here are more amazing slow cooker chicken recipes to check out:

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken, Potatoes and Mushrooms

Slow Cooker Chicken and Bean Stew

Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken and Rice

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Chicken

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

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15-Minute Bodyweight Boot Camp http://skinnyms.com/15-minute-bodyweight-boot-camp-workout/ http://skinnyms.com/15-minute-bodyweight-boot-camp-workout/#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:00:07 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=428102 Do this bootcamp workout anywhere!

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15-Minute Bodyweight Bootcamp

Boot camp workouts are designed to test your body’s limits. Our bootcamp workout combines a fast pace with bodyweight exercises for a routine that’s designed to blast fat and tone muscles without the use of equipment. This summer, free yourself from dumbbells and the treadmill, and head outdoors for a bootcamp you can do in the park, at the beach, or even in your backyard!

Equipment Needed: interval timer (Gymboss is a free app)

What to Do: Perform each exercise for 1 minute, followed by a 30 second rest. Complete this workout 3 times per week for a total body transformation.

Beginner’s Level: 1 round
Intermediate-Advanced: 2 rounds

Exercises:

1. Elbow to Knee Crunch
2. Spiderman Push-Up
3. Prisoner Squats
4. Triangle Push-up
5. Alternating Superman
6. Plank Glute Kickbacks L
7. Plank Glute Kickbacks R
8. Bridge
9. Plyometric Lunges
10. Run in Place with High Knees

Elbow to Knee Crunch

Spiderman Push Up

Prisoner Squats

Triangle Push-up

Alternating Superman

Plyometric Lunges

Plank Glute Kickback

Bridge

Run in Place with High Knees

All workouts need the right amount of energy and refueling. Use the articles to keep your body fueled and ready to go for every workout:
21 Healthy Foods for a Quick Energy Boost
14 High Protein Lunch & Dinner Recipes for Weight Loss
17 Clean & Lean Ways to Add Protein to Breakfast

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No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies http://skinnyms.com/no-bake-almond-joy-cookies-recipe/ http://skinnyms.com/no-bake-almond-joy-cookies-recipe/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:00:57 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=427545 No bake, all taste, and major nutrition.

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No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies Recipe

Sometimes, you come across a recipe that meets a trifecta of requirements: no baking, clean eating, and tastes like dessert. These No-Bake Almond Joy cookies are an essential healthy cookie recipe for every clean eater to have in their arsenal. Since we can’t deprive ourselves of sweet treats for a lifetime, and we’ve committed to a lifetime of clean eating, we need to arm ourselves with healthy, nutritious recipes that are easy enough to keep us away fro storebought treats, and delicious enough to fulfill our cravings when they come on.

These cookies contain only five ingredients and require no baking, so there’s no reason not to whip up a batch! Dates are a perfect addition to any healthy cookie recipe, as they are sweet and chewy, but are highly nutritious as well. Dates contain high amounts of fiber, potassium, and copper, and aid in digestive health, as well as containing anti-inflammatory properties. Their sweet flavor pairs well with nuts and chocolate, both of which you’ll find in these delicious cookie. We combine crushed almonds and almond meal for a crunchy texture and that distinctive almond flavor, as well as a dose of lean protein. Add coconut and chocolate chips for that true almond joy taste!

Simply pulsing the ingredients and shaping them into cookies will leave you with a batch of treats you can have at home in case a craving hits, or take with you on the go, in case the vending machines at work become too tempting. This cookie is as versatile as it is simple and healthy!

No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies

8 cookies

No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies

Yields: 8 servings | Serving Size: 1 cookie | Calories: 197 | Points Plus: 6 | Total Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 2 mg | Carbohydrates: 29 g | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugars: 24 g | Protein: 4 g |

Ingredients

  • 10 dates
  • 2/3 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut (unsweetened coconut was used in this recipe)
  • 1/4 cup minced almonds
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/8 cup water

Directions

In a food processor, add the dates then pulse until they form a ball. Add the almond meal and coconut then pulse until well combined.

Transfer the mixture to a bowl then add the crushed almonds and chocolate chips. Add the water gradually until the mixture holds together to form a cookie dough consistency. You may not need all the water. Shape into 8 cookies and place in a container lined with parchment paper. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours before serving.

Sprinkle with additional chocolate chips and minced almonds, if desired.

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More healthy and easy no-bake desserts at Skinny Ms.:

11 Easy No-Bake Desserts

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake

No-Bake Mini Apple Cheesecakes

No Bake Skinny Chocolate Cheesecakes

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

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11 Delicious Foods for Weight Loss http://skinnyms.com/11-delicious-foods-for-weight-loss/ http://skinnyms.com/11-delicious-foods-for-weight-loss/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:00:45 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=427788 Don't sacrifice taste!

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11 Delicious Foods for Weight Loss

Just because you’re watching your weight, it doesn’t mean you have to skip out on flavor. There are plenty of tasty foods that will also help you shed pounds. Eat these 11 foods for weight loss as a standalone snack or incorporate them into your meals for a full serving of flavor without all the fat.

Cheese

Cheese is an excellent source of protein, packing six grams or more in a one-ounce serving. The key with this dairy staple is moderation. Snack on a variety that’s lower in fat, like mozzarella or Camembert, or choose a cheese that’s heavy on flavor, like feta, so you can eat a smaller serving size. Pair cheese with fruit or veggies for a healthy midday bite.

Greek yogurt

This delicious snack is like the superman of yogurts; it’s low on fat but contains between 7 and 20 grams of protein per serving, perfect for filling you up. Save on fat by buying the plain, low-fat kind and adding your own fresh fruit, like berries or peaches, for flavor.

Avocado

Can you say yummy? This creamy green fruit is so versatile we’re always wowed with new ways to eat it. Slice it up as a topping for salad, mash it and use in place of mayonnaise on a sandwich, or sprinkle lightly with salt and scoop it directly from the shell with a whole wheat cracker. Because of its high fat content (don’t worry–it’s the good kind of fat), stick to snacking on just half an avocado at a time.

Smoothies

Perfect to sip on the go as breakfast or a post-workout pick-me-up, smoothies give you the maximum bang for your buck—a serving of fruit, veggies and protein all in one place. Be sure to make your own in the blender at home to avoid added sugar; check out our step-by-step guide for building the perfect skinny smoothie here.

Spaghetti squash

Love pasta but hate all the carbs? Spaghetti squash is a great-tasting, lighter alternative for the Italian-loving crowd. Spaghetti squash is more than 90% water, but works well with your favorite sauces and toppings to satisfy your pasta craving, guilt free.

Nut butter

Creamy and delicious, nut butter is an easy way to get a dash of protein, fiber and good fat. Spread peanut, cashew or almond butter on top of whole grain crackers or an English muffin for a healthy and filling treat. Be sure to check the label before you buy—ideally, you’ll want a nut butter without added sugar to avoid hidden calories.

Melon

If you’re fiending for a sugar fix, reach for a naturally sweet melon like cantaloupe or honeydew. Aside from being delicious, melons are largely made up of water, which will help fill you up with fewer calories than other snacks.

Apples

Granny Smith, Macintosh and Red Delicious—with so many varieties to choose from, you’ll never get bored eating an apple a day. They’re a nice source of fiber, with about four grams in a medium sized apple; that same piece of fruit contains just 80 calories. Keep one in your bag to stave off midday hunger and avoid caving to unhealthy cravings.

Chili

Filled with lean meat, protein and veggies, chili is one of our favorite flavorful dishes for weight loss. The best part? You can tweak it any way you like based of your palate and what’s in the fridge. For a good starting point, try our top-rated Momma’s Roadhouse Chili.

Berries

Raspberries and blueberries, to be precise (though any berries make a great waistline-friendly snack). Both raspberries and blueberries are high in fiber to fill you up, and they contain antioxidants that fight disease. Pro-tip: pop them in the freezer and pull them out for a sorbet-like dessert after dinner.

Dark chocolate

You didn’t think we’d leave chocolate off our list, did you?! Dark chocolate is richer than the milk variety, making it more satisfying in smaller amounts. Nibble on a square after a meal to keep your sweet tooth at bay. Bonus: dark chocolate contains antioxidants that ward off damaging free radicals.

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9 Grilled Summer Sides http://skinnyms.com/9-grilled-summer-sides/ http://skinnyms.com/9-grilled-summer-sides/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:00:42 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=427778 These sides will be the star of any summer get-together.

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9 Grilled Summer Sides

Is it time to get your grill on? There are lots of things to love about summer eating—and grilling is at the top of our list. While delicious grilled entrées usually take most of the glory, there’s no reason side dishes on the grill can’t be just as irresistible. Add these 9 grilled summer sides to your menu.

Grilling is often linked to heavily-sauced foods or high-fat meats, like sausages, but it can actually be a healthy way to prepare food. For example, these side dishes to grill are heavy on fruits and vegetables, which are filled with antioxidants, fiber, and other nutrients that support metabolism, help weight loss, and bolster the immune system. Instead of using high-calorie, sodium-filled sauces, we use clean-eating foods, such as spices and herbs, to add flavor.

For more healthy grilled meal tips, tricks, and ideas, check out:

Grilling Guide 101
Delicious Gluten-Free BBQ Recipes
3 of the Best Burger Recipes for Great Summer BBQs  

1. Grilled Spicy Mediterranean Eggplant with Tomato Salad
Serve a side of antioxidant-filled yumminess with this delicious grilling idea.

2. Grilled Corn on the Cob with Basil, Olive Oil, and Sea Salt
Get ready for seriously simple, seriously tasty eating with grilled summer sides like this corn on the cob recipe.

3. Grilled Apples, Pears, & Parmigiano Reggiano Skewers
We love this refreshing twist on skewers as a sweet side or appetizer. If you can’t find Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, you can sub with Gouda, cheddar, or pecorino.

4. Crisp Rosemary Fries with Low-Fat Aioli
Don’t serve ordinary fries when you can enjoy this delish not-fried alternative.

5. Easy Grilled Corn on the Cob
When you need side dishes to grill you cannot go wrong with this summer classic flavored with olive oil, sea salt, and pepper.

6. Grilled Asparagus, Green Apple, and Zucchini Salad
A light, fresh side dish, this green goodness is flavored with a Dijon mustard vinaigrette.

7. Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini Salad
Summer veggies, including potatoes, combine in a hearty side dish.

8. Dijon-Roasted Cabbage
This recipe is perfect for grilling. Simply poke a few holes in non-stick foil, place on the grill, and roast until the cabbage is tender.

9. Asparagus Salad
Grilled summer sides, like this one, are delicious and clean eating. This recipe also offers radishes, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, and more.  

 

 

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It’s time to tone and tighten! Visit Skinny Ms. Fitness for the exercise resources and tips you need to feel fab on the sand or in the pool.

 

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7 Quick Workouts for Every Day of the Week http://skinnyms.com/7-quick-workouts-for-every-day-of-the-week/ http://skinnyms.com/7-quick-workouts-for-every-day-of-the-week/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:00:40 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=428408 Put these workouts in your calendar.

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7 Quick Workouts for Every Day of the Week

If you lead a busy life, trying to squeeze a workout into your weekly calendar can feel like a game of Tetris. These quick workouts are perfect for any day of the week and will keep you on track to meeting your fitness goals.

1. Wake Me Up, Keep Me Going Workout Challenge
Wake-Me-Up,-Keep-Me-Going-Workout-Challenge

Starting your day with a workout is guaranteed to make that day better. Jump up out of bed and challenge yourself in the early morning with this workout.

2. 7-Minute Body Weight Blast Workout
7-Minute Body Weight Blast Workout

Push your body further with this fat blasting workout.

3. 6-Minute Fat-Blasting Workout You Can Do Anywhere
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Head outdoors, enjoy the weather, and change your body with this fast-paced workout.

4. 10 Minute At-Home Fat Blasting Workout
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If you’re pressed for time, this home workout is the perfect way to squeeze exercise into your day.

5. 7 Minutes to Whittle Your Middle
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This workout can make all the difference in slimming your midsection any day of the week.

6. 10 Minute Power Workout
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Use power to gain power. This 10-minute workout will have you feeling like a stronger version of yourself.

7. 6 Minute Workout for Better Sleep
6 Minute Workout for Better Sleep

Sleep is the body’s way of recharging. Use this workout to ensure you get your full rest.

A week’s worth of workouts needs a week’s worth of meals. Try these 7-day meal plans to help fuel every workout:
7-Day Flush The Fat Away Meal Plan
7-Day Get Lean Program
7 Day Clean Eating Menu

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Chicken Pot Pie with a Whole Wheat Crust

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the words Chicken Pot Pie? Do you imagine creamy filling, fried pastry, and tons of calories? We’ve taken the rich, filling, fattening ingredients out of the traditional pot pie, and we’ve replaced your favorite comfort food’s components with healthy, clean eating ingredients. But when you dig into this savory pie, you won’t find yourself wishing for something heavier. This healthy pot pie recipe maintains a perfect balance of flaky crust and flavorful filling, without weighing you down!

Start with whole wheat pie crusts or puff pastry. Made with the whole, complex carbohydrates in whole wheat that retain their original fiber and nutrients, this will give you a crust that’s just as flaky and delectable as traditional recipes, but with far more goodness per forkful. You’ll then make your sauce, but this isn’t a sauce packed with butter and heavy cream. We whisk flour into onions and celery softened with olive oil, then add milk and a cup of chicken stock with flavoring herbs.

Add your sauce, chicken and veggies to the pie, and bake! We like to use carrots, corn, and peas, but if you’d like to get creative with broccoli, cauliflower, or sweet potato, go for it. Just be sure to tell us how your experiment turns out! We use lean chicken breast, for a dish that combines savory veggies with lean protein for a comfort food dish that’s low on guilt and high on taste.

Easy Chicken Pot Pies

*makes 6 individual pies or 1 large pie Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1-1/2 cup-sized serving | Calories: 266 | Previous Points: | Points Plus: | Total Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 55 mg | Sodium: 172 mg | Carbohydrates: 16.5 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 5 g | Protein: 15 g |

Ingredients

  • 1 (9") store-bought frozen & thawed whole wheat pie crusts or puff pastry
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables (mix of carrots, corn, and peas)
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked chicken, chopped into small pieces or shredded (can use rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Heat olive oil over medium heat in a sauté pan. Add the onion and celery and cook for about 5 minutes, or until softened and translucent.

Pour in the flour, whisking constantly, and toast until a golden paste is formed, called a roux. Add the milk, pouring in a steady slow stream, whisking all the while. A thick sauce should form. Whisk in the paprika, thyme, salt and pepper, and the chicken broth. Remove from the heat. Stir in the frozen vegetables and chicken.

Oil the dishes and add the filling. Cover the pie with the pie crust. If serving in individual ramekins, use the container upside down to cut a circle in the pie crust. Seal the edges by crimping with a fork or your fingers. cut off any excess crust around the edges. With a paring knife, slice a few small slits in the middle, top crust of each pie. Brush the top of the crust and edges with the beaten egg, and salt and pepper the crust.

Cook for 30- 40 minutes. Pie is done when filling is bubbling from the top and the crust is a golden brown.

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Best Summer Jams Workout Playlist

There’s a reason why musicians often release their feel-good singles each summer, in the hopes that their tune will become “the song of the summer”. When the warm weather hits, everyone loves a fun, uplifting, energetic song that sticks in their heads and has them singing under their breath all day long.

We’ve compiled a summer workout playlist of 13 songs that will make your summer sing! These upbeat tunes are the perfect accompaniment to a summer workout. From bouncy numbers like Boom Clap by Charli XCX to edgier tunes like Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, we’ll have your heart pumping. And of course, we’ve thrown in some nostalgic summer classics like Hot in Herre by Nelly, to keep your spirits as high as your kicks, lifts, and jumping jacks!

1. Boom Clap
Charli XCX – 92 BPM Amazon/iTunes

2. Summertime
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – 95 BPM Amazon/iTunes

3. She Looks Perfect
5 Seconds of Summer – 160 BPM Amazon/iTunes

4. Habits (Stay High)
Tove Lo – 110 BPM Amazon/iTunes

5. Uptown Funk
Mark Ronson,Bruno Mars – 115 BPM Amazon/iTunes

6. Signs
Snoop Dogg, Charlie Wilson, Justin Timberlake – 113 BPM Amazon/iTunes

7. Heartbeat Song
Kelly Clarkson – 128 BPM Amazon/iTunes

8. Hot in Herre
Nelly – 107 BPM Amazon/iTunes

9. Rumor Has It
Adele – 128 BPM Amazon/iTunes

10. Too Young
Phoenix – 141 BPM Amazon/iTunes

11. Summertime Music
Shwayze – 98 BPM Amazon/iTunes

12. Giant in My Heart
Kiesza – 123 BPM Amazon/iTunes

13. Hold On, We’re Going Home
Drake, Majid Jordan – 100 BPM Amazon/iTunes

Combine these summer workouts with this summer workout playlist and keep rocking your workout from June to August:
Summer Circuit Training
21 Day Summer Slim Down Challenge
Summer Body Workout Challenge

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by Skinny Ms.

Clean Eating Grocery List for 1

Lunges are lovely and squats are sweet, but when you want to create that slimmer, healthier body you deserve, the journey starts in the kitchen. One of the most effective ways to jumpstart your new lifestyle is to stock the kitchen and pantry for success. Begin your journey with this clean eating grocery list for one.

This grocery list will stock your kitchen and pantry with many of the staples you need to prepare delicious clean-eating recipes. You’ll find plenty of whole, natural foods that haven’t been stripped of their nutrients. The clean eating shopping list is also packed with foods that aren’t loaded with refined sugar or excess sodium and preservatives.

Lay the foundation for good eating with our clean-eating grocery list, and then start planning your menu. Here are healthy recipe ideas to get you started:
10 Breakfasts in Under 10 Minutes
15 Best Entrée Salad Recipes
9 Quick Prep Entrées
25 Ways to Prepare Delicious Vegetables

Don’t stress out about making meals with lots of leftovers that will go to waste. You’ll find plenty of clean-eating meals that are ideal for freezing. Check out 30 Recipes That Freeze Fabulously.

Clean Grocery List: Breads & Grains

100% Whole wheat flour
100% Whole-wheat or whole-grain bread
100% Whole-wheat pasta
100% Whole-wheat pitas or tortillas
Brown rice
Bulgur
Quinoa (technically a seed, but treated as a grain)

Clean Grocery List: Canned/Jarred/Dry Goods

Marinara, no sugar added, low sodium
Sun-dried tomatoes
Tuna packed in water
Almonds and/or walnuts, whole & unsalted

Clean Grocery List: Condiments & Spices

Mustard, no added sugar
Ketchup, naturally sweetened (we love OrganicVille Ketchup)
Balsamic vinegar
Cooking oils, like extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, safflower oil, and/or coconut oil
Herbs and spices of all varieties (not spice mixes, like store-bought taco seasoning, just the pure herbs)
Chia seeds (for salad or yogurt toppings)

Clean Grocery List: Beans & Legumes (dry or canned)

Black beans
Chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
Kidney beans
Lentils (all types)
Navy beans
Pinto beans

Clean Grocery List: Produce

Salad greens, like lettuce and/or spinach
Favorite fresh vegetables
Favorite fresh fruits

Clean Grocery List: Lean Meats (buy organic when possible)

Fish, especially cold-water fish like salmon
Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
Lean ground turkey
Bison or venison (as a beef alternative)

Clean Grocery List: Eggs & Dairy

Eggs
Non-fat Greek yogurt (ideal for breakfasts, snacks, or as a replacement for sour cream or mayo)
Part-skim mozzarella cheese sticks (perfect for snacking)
Low-fat feta cheese
Butter, unsalted
Milk, 1% or skim, or a milk alternative, like almond milk

Clean Grocery List: Frozen

Frozen fruits, no added sugar (fabulous for Smoothie Recipes)
Frozen vegetables, no added sugar, sodium, or sauces (ideal for many easy-prep Slow Cooker Recipes)

 

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