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Get Physically Fit With These Amazing Tips!

Fitness generally refers to two different topics, nutrition and exercise. Both of these are essential aspects to having a healthy life and when you are able to improve them, you will begin to feel better about yourself and others will begin to respect you more. Fitness is not just about looking great, but more importantly, it is about feeling great. The following tips will help you with just that.

Swimming can help:

To improve your fitness regime you should try to increase your swimming speed. You can do this by increasing the flexibility of your feet. When you have flexible feet, you can propel through the water faster. To increase this flexibility, you should sit on the floor with bare feet. Stretch out your legs with your heels on the floor. Point your toes out as much as you can and then flex them toward your shins as much as possible. Do this for one minute.

Exercise your hamstrings with extended ankle leg curls. You can do these while either standing or sitting down, but make sure that you extend your ankle in the entire process. This elongates and stretches the hamstrings, as well as exercises the rest of your legs. This is especially beneficial to a runner.

Can you Adapt?

Learn how to adapt to your environment. You cannot practice certain exercises at home or at the office: create a routine that you can do entirely at home or at the office during your lunch break. Use the parks in your neighborhood to go running. Do not let your environment hinder your practice of fitness.  For me I’m on the road alot and spend much of my time in hotels, so I bring my computer and workout DVD’s with me. Continue reading

PB2 | Powdered Peanut Butter

Yes I did say “Powdered Peanut Butter“.  Now some may ask “why would you want powdered peanut butter”?  Well there are a variety of reasons but one of the biggest is clean up afterwards when having my Shakeology.

I was first introduced to PB2 by some friends and have loved it ever since.  Though you can use it in a variety of ways, the smoothie in my opinion is the best way to use it.

It comes in regular and chocolate flavored, which has some cocoa added to it, but the great thing is it’s only 45 calories for 2 tablespoons, which usually don’t even use that much in my shake. Regular peanut butter is 190 calories.  Below you can see information from the company page about PB2 and Chocolate PB2.

PB2 is manufactured by Bell Plantation which they also offer other products, such as peanut oil and crackers.

 

Easy reading for the health conscious

You’re here to learn about what’s in our products, but first let us tell you about what you won’t find. All Bell Plantation products are preservative free and contain no artificial sweeteners. And in the case of PB2 and Chocolate PB2, you won’t find 85% of the fat calories of regular peanut butter.

Nutrition Facts

PB2: Powdered Peanut Butter

INGREDIENTS:

Roasted peanuts, sugar, salt.
Serving size: 2 Tablespoons (12 grams)
Servings per container: 15
Calories: 45
Calories from fat: 13

Value and % Daily Value*

  • Total fat 1.5 g 3%
  • Saturated fat 0 g 0%
  • Trans fat < 0.01 g
  • Cholesterol < 0.01 mg 0%
  • Sodium 94 mg 4%
  • Total carbohydrate 5 g 2%
  • Dietary fiber 2 g 8%
  • Sugars 1 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Vitamin A < 1%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium <1%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Chocolate PB2

INGREDIENTS:

Roasted peanuts, cocoa powder, sugar, salt.
Serving size: 2 Tablespoons (12 grams)
Servings per container: 15
Calories: 45
Calories from fat: 10

Value and % Daily Value*

  • Total fat 1 g 1.5%
  • Saturated fat 0 g 0%
  • Trans fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium 70 mg 3%
  • Total carbohydrate 6 g 2%
  • Dietary fiber 1 g 4%
  • Sugars 3 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Vitamin A <1%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium <1%
  • Iron 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I usually order it directly from the company by the case since that seems to be the best way price wise.  In the store it’s been about $6.00-$6.50 a jar and from the company it comes out to about $4.00 for a box of 12.  They also sell it in a box of 4 and packets.

If you check out their website, you’ll also see they have an large amount of recipes that you can use their product on which you may not have thought of from main courses such as Thai dishes to desserts.

For a peanut butter alternative PB2 in my opinion is worth trying.  I’ve tried the Chocolate PB2 and for me it was a little too sweet, but I love using the regular in shakes and if you love peanut butter I’m sure you will too.

Keep Up The Good Fight

Rich Taub
Independent Team Beachbody Coach

Tapout XT | Review | Comparison

I recently purchased TapoutXT, a new 90 day workout program that I’ve seen advertised on TV that is based on MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) training.

Now before I start the review, I know some people may look at my site and say “you’re a Independent Team Beachbody Coach why are you doing workouts that aren’t Beachbody?
Well, the truth is there are a lot of Beachbody coaches do things besides Beachbody workouts.  Some do Kettlebells, Zumba, Tae Bo, Tuff Mudders, Marathons, Bike riding, MMA, Swimming, Kangoo, I think you get the idea. Variety is the spice of life, and though some people can keep doing the same workout over and over, others like to try different things and enjoy doing many different workouts. Continue reading

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