I wanted to write a blog about a certain exercise routine that has inspired me lately. MagicKitchen.com is excited about health – and exercise is certainly a part of that!
The exercises I follow are all on www.BodyRock.tv. This is a blog/community led by Zuzanna and Freddy. Freddy films Zuzanna doing workouts for their followers, Body Rockers, to perform as well. They post new workouts a few times a week and there are seemingly endless archives of past workouts to try at any time.
The workouts they provide are “high intensity interval training” (HIIT) workouts. They involve a series of different timed exercises with high and low intensity intervals. The workouts are normally between 10 and 20 minutes long but they will rock your body! You are supposed to push your very hardest for those few minutes and your metabolism will stay elevated for the whole day. Trust me, those 12 minutes will make you work and sweat like you wouldn’t believe.
Zuzanna and Freddy to try post about all aspects about health. They post about self-image, relationships, and they post all the time about eating healthy. One way of getting their followers to follow a good diet is by creating Diet Challenges. They’ve had challenges to drink enough water, cut out sweets, to eat more tomatoes, and more. These exercise gurus know that eating well is just as important as exercising hard and frequently.
The core of Zuzanna and Freddy’s diet plan is to eat 5 small meals per day and include a serving of lean protein (chicken, fish, low-fat dairy, lean beef, wild game, etc) and veggies in each one. They only approve of eating carbs other than veggies and legumes after working out. Fruits are encouraged in moderation for their vitamin and antioxidant benefits. And of course, drink plenty of water. You may drink green tea with meals and have one black coffee before working out.
Here’s an example of a typical day on their diet and exercise program:
MagicKitchen Vegetable Omelet http://www.magickitchen.com/menu/breakfast/omelet.html
1 C Strawberries
½ C Lowfat cottage cheese
2 C Green salad with romaine, carrots, celery, and mushrooms
1 T Oil and balsamic vinegar dressing
12 Minute “What You Want Workout” http://www.bodyrock.tv/2011/08/11/what-you-want-workout/
1 Protein shake
MK Penne with Meatballs & Marinara http://www.magickitchen.com/menu/Pasta/penne-with-meatballs.html
6 oz Raw carrots and tomatoes
1 Grilled chicken breast with pesto sauce
MK Beets with Feta http://www.magickitchen.com/menu/side_dishes/Beets_with_Feta.html
MK Spinach Italiano http://www.magickitchen.com/menu/side_dishes/spinach-italiano.html
2 Stalks Celery
2 T Garlic hummus
MK Bone-in Pork Shank in Bordelaise Sauce http://www.magickitchen.com/menu/main_courses/pork-shank.html
The community on BodyRock.tv is extremely supportive and involved. They post recipe ideas, inspirational stories, and videos of workouts. It is a very well-rounded blog and community. I would definitely suggest that anyone looking to improve their physical fitness and composition should check it out. One video and you’ll be hooked by Zuzanna’s appearance and attitude. Body Rockers everywhere are feeling the improvements to their lives. Don’t you want to give it a try?
Mindy, MagicKitchen.com Blogger