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Don't Let School Make You FAT!

Most college students will gain between 15 and 25 pounds by the end of their sophomore year. One of the main causes of the freshman 15? Lack of exercise. Here's  a great graphic that breaks down the stats and offers simple solutions for how to stay healthy.  Oh, and another great way to get your back-to-school exercise anywhere/anytime?The KymNonStop Youtube channel.  Short, no-equipment in-home (or dormroom) workouts for your freshman booty.  Go check it out!

The Best Regimen for College Fitness

graphic offered by BestColleges.org

How To Make Your Own Sandbag (+ my fave 5 moves with it!)

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BEACH DAYSSSSS!!! Relaxation, sun, margaritas... and beer bellies?  Don't let this happen to you!  I've got just the solution:  BEACH WORKOUTS!  Check out my latest video to find out how-to make your own sandbag and use it in a workout.  It's SO easy, kinda fun and VERY effective.   So you can get your full workout in BEFORE you pass out face down on a towel with your margarita.  (don't forget your sunscreen!!!)

Here's what you will need: 1. Medium Sized duffle bag 2. All the spare plastic shopping bags you can find

Now watch the video!  (I've included a step by step below:)

Step 1. Take the plastic bags and fill them w/ 5-10lbs of sand.  In the video I do about 5lbs each. I don't use a scale. I just go based on feel.  If you want to be precise, you will need a scale.

Step 2. Place the plastic bags into the duffle bag.  Fill to the appropriate weight for your workout.  If you've never worked out with sandbags before, I recommend keeping it light to begin with just to adjust to the feel.  For the video I filled 4 plastic bags to approximately 5lbs each for a total of 20lbs.

Step 3. Fill in all the empty space with the rest of your empty plastic bags to create a tightly packed duffle bag.  This will make the bag easier to manage. Zip it up.  Now you're ready to workout!

Follow my video for some great moves, or get creative and do your own.  Working out with a sandbag in the sand will burn between 20-80 extra calories per exercise!  It's especially great for strengthening and toning the legs and thighs. So slather on the sunscreen and enjoy a burn of a different kind!

3 Breakfasts in under 3min

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As you know, I am NOT a morning person. Eating breakfast has always been a struggle but I find that on the days that I actually manage to get a small meal in before my day starts full swing- I have more energy and I make better choices for the rest of my meals. Plus, a well-fueled workout is much more effective and can help burn more fat throughout the day than working out on an empty stomach. All good things. I often eat twice before noon- a pre-workout breakfast and a post. (Always follow your workouts with at least a snack. For me, my post-workout meal is the larger of the two.)

So go ahead and hit snooze.  These are my top 3 breakfasts that I can make in under 3min!

PROTEIN SHAKE 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or skim milk 1 scoop protein powder ½ a banana ¼ cup strawberries 205 calories, 18g protein, 24g carbs, 5g fiber

YOGURT w/ FRUIT 1/3 cup High fiber cereal 6oz Greek yogurt ½ cup Berries or 1 sliced kiwi or 1/2 Mango 217 calories, 1g fat, 21g protein, 42g carbs, 15g fiber

TOAST with almond butter and sliced banana 280 calories, 11g fat, 6g protein, 44g carbs, 5g fiber