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Upper Body Challenge

Alexa Brown

Add this routine to your workout each day and get a little extra burn in your upper body.  Bicep Curls x 15 (Add weights for an extra challenge.  If you don't have any weights, grab some water bottles or something you have around your house) Push-Ups x 5 Mountain Climbers x 20 As you keep getting stronger, you may want to add more intensity to your workouts.  This week, I want to do a giveaway for ankle weights. You can just strap them on to walk, jog, or work your lower body. Ankle weights can be used for many different...


Ab Challenge

Alexa Brown

This week, try to add this intense core work to your daily workout. Each day, you'll get a little stronger and add a little more to your workout. Let's tone your abs this week! Monday 10 crunches 20 flutter kicks 30 second plank   Tuesday 15 crunches 40 flutter kicks 40 second plank   Wednesday 20 crunches 60 flutter kicks 45 second plank   Thursday 25 crunches 80 flutter kicks 50 second plank   Friday...FINISH STRONG!!! 30 crunches 100 flutter kicks 60 second plank Exciting news! I am going to start doing giveaways! This week, if you tag @hbgcommunity and...


Sweet Potato Fries

Alexa Brown

Who else loves fries as much as I do? I know that when I go to a restaurant I am getting fries that have been deep-fried and overloaded with sodium.  While they taste delicious (and sometimes I splurge on them!), I love making a healthy version at home. These sweet potato fries are super easy to prepare and you just throw them in the oven to bake.  Let me know if you love them as much as I do!  Tag @hbgcommunity and use the hashtags #hbgblog and #hbggirls!     Ingredients 2 medium sweet potatoes 1 1/2 teaspoons fine sea...


Push-Up Challenge

Alexa Brown

Yay! You made it through the wall sit challenge last week!  Are you ready for another intense challenge this week?  Pushups are great for strengthening, toning and building your chest strength while also working your core.  With all exercise, it is important to find perfect form.  While doing pushups this week, start by making sure your arms are wider than your shoulders.  Then, maintain a properly aligned spine and keep your abs pulled in towards your spine while you are working.  Lead with your chest and try to explode away from the floor to really get your heart rate up!  If you...


Black Bean Salad

Alexa Brown

This black bean salad is so yummy! I have made this several times and tried many different variations of ingredients, but below is my favorite combination of flavors.  Of course, you can add or substitute anything in it.  Let me know what you think! Tag @hbgcommunity and use the hashtags #hbggirls and #hbgblog!  Salad Ingredients: 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped red or green bell pepper 1/2 cup cooked and cooled brown rice 1/2 cup cooked and cooled quinoa 1 can (15 oz) drained and rinsed black beans Dressing Ingredients: 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1 clove minced garlic 1/2...