Wall Sit Challenge

Alexa Brown

For the wall sit challenge this week, make sure you grab a magazine, a book or your phone to help pass the time quickly.  By the end of the week, your goal is to be able to hold this wall sit position for 3 minutes.  Here's a quick description and some key points about your form.  To start, form a right angle against the wall just like you are sitting in a chair.  Make sure your knees stay in line with your ankles, your feet are hip width apart and your thighs are parallel to the floor.  To add intensity, use...

Let's Get Organized

Alexa Brown

Who loves organization as much as I do?  I find myself making sure my house is organized each night before I go to bed.  Not only does it help me sleep better at night knowing that everything is in its place, but it helps me find things more easily when I need them and have a clean home to wake up to each day.  Have you ever let things pile up for days or even weeks at a time?  Doesn’t it just make you more stressed each passing day?  For me, if I keep letting it pile up, I keep...

Overnight Oats

Alexa Brown

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Do you find yourself looking for a quick and easy breakfast in the morning? Sometimes it's hard to enjoy a healthy breakfast when you are rushing out the door.  I know it can be tempting to stop and grab fast food, but try this healthy, easy and quick meal.  To make this, you need to start the evening before.  It's even more appealing knowing you do the work for it before you go to bed.  Follow the directions below! Ingredients: 1/4 cup old fashioned oats 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt 2 teaspoons chia seeds 1 teaspoon...

Cardio Challenge

Alexa Brown

Each day, after you complete your Healthy Body Guide workout, add this quick cardio circuit to help burn more calories.  Cardio is a great way to get your heart pumping and de-stress from your busy day.  The faster you move, the more calories you burn!  Tag @hbgcommunity and use the hashtag #hbggirls and #hbgblog to show your progress each day! 10 Burpees 10 Jumping Jacks 10 Mountain Climbers 10 Squat Jumps 10 Push-Ups Repeat the cardio circuit 5 times.  Take a one minute rest between each set.

Banana Oat Pancakes

Alexa Brown

Is breakfast your favorite meal of the day?  It's mine!  I love waking up early and eating a delicious breakfast to get my day started right.  However, it can be challenging to find a satisfying and healthy breakfast.  These pancakes are easy to make and a great alternative to traditional out of the box pancakes.  I hope you love them as much as I do!  When you make these, don't forget to tag @hbgcommunity and use the hashtags #hbggirls and #hbgblog.  Ingredients: 1 cup old-fashioned oats 1½ teaspoon baking powder 2 bananas (peeled & sliced) ¾ cup almond milk ½ teaspoon...