I know it’s hard to hit the gym with your study schedules and loads of school work – BUT I know you guys have time to party and go on Facebook.

It’s 2011, make YOUR body and health a priority! Give yourself at least 30 minutes, 3 times a week to hit the gym.

Christmas and New Years Eve are over  and now it’s time to burn off that extra weight you’ve gained. I call it shedding. Time to shed!! Consider this my Christmas gift to you: it’s called…INTERVAL TRAINING!

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Get excited people because if you LEARN TO LOVE THIS, it will love your body back so much that you’ll be wearing nothing but booty shorts and bikini tops this summer (or board shorts if you’re a guy).

Interval training is just training in bursts, and rests.

Let’s use a treadmill for example (you can follow this pattern on any cardio machine — if you train at home, grab a jump rope!)

You want to run as fast as you can (I imagine myself being chased by either Flava Flav, Amy Winehouse, or Octo-mom) Be creative, choose your own. It may even be your grandmother, either way, run your booty off for – get this – ONLY 1 MINUTE, then treat yourself to a nice relaxing stroll for 1 minute.

When your 1 minute stroll is over, it’s time to burst again like a cracked out hamster! Pretend you’re on an episode of Cops, and get back to the grind – run for 1 minute full force again. Then chill for a minute with a nice steady pace walk. Are you getting the pattern?

So run (1 min) then walk (1 minute). Do this for 30 minutes, eat up and challenge yourself the next day. When you feel comfortable, try running for 2 minutes, and walking for one. Keep challenging yourself, this is how we keep it fun! Create it all in your head, make it interesting! Get in the zone, and before you know it, you’ll be dropping pounds and feeling great.

This way you don’t have to spend hours in the gym banging out  hours of cardio. I love it and you will learn to love it if you stick with it!

I want you guys to try this out and let me know how it works for you. I did it skipping today. It felt great, and now I can eat up, guilt free, and know that the gym will be there for me tomorrow with a new challenge everyday!

I combine interval training with my weight training. If you have more time in the gym, then hit the ‘Testosterone Zone’! Shed (cardio) and shred (tone up)!

Hope you guys had happy holidays, ate well, and are ready to become even more fit and sexy in 2011! I’ll be here with you, every step of the way!

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