Post Work Out Snacking With My/Mo

My friend Katie and I have been hitting it hard in the indoor cycling studio these days. We are committed to getting stronger and healthier this summer. June is what I call serious crunch time and if you’re like me, you might be feeling like summer really snuck up on us this year. It seems like New Years Eve was just yesterday…and now it’s time to hit those poolside parties in a skimpy bikini?! Oh vey. I have also noticed it's easy to get in a fitness slump in the hot weather. It's oh so easy to just blow off the gym and catch the girls for margaritas on a patio. When it comes to working out, we all set our own limitations. Which is why I will be giving you a few little reminders on how to re-motivate yourself as well as a few quick workouts you can do at home everyday to stay on track and see some results in your physique changing. Also sharing our newest fave post workout snack that includes ice cream......

So first things first...the snacking.....because food is always on my mind....

If you're not already MY/MO mochi-obsessed, get ready — because these sweet treats are delicious, AF. This stuff was all over Boston when I went and I literally fell in love. A rice-paste hailing from Japan, mochi is traditionally stuffed with some sort of filling and can be incorporated in several different varieties (e.g. in confections and soups, etc.). But my personal favorite form, one that we simply can't seem to shake, is that of ice cream. I mean the temps are starting to climb into the three ice cream is like seriously on the beat the heat survival guide. 

These golfball sized dollops of frozen ice-creamy goodness enveloped lovingly by a soft and smooth doughy coating. Imagine biting into a cookie dough ball filled with your favorite flavor of ice cream — yeah, it's like that (but with rice, so gluten-free!). Katie and I have actually had these at one our fave local sushi joints in it's so great we can now find them at a local market. 

What Is My/MO Exactly??

My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is the sum of two delicious parts:

1. Sweet Rice Dough

Ever wonder what that melt-in-your mouth, chewy dough is? Its called Mochi! Our sweet rice dough is made from the best ingredients to create that ooey-gooey texture you can’t get enough of.

2. Premium My/Mo Ice Cream

Once you get past the layer of sweet Mochi dough, your taste buds will be delighted by our extra creamy ice cream. We add very little air into our ice cream, unlike other brands, to boost smoothness, flavor, and create a truly premium treat.

Taking a bite into My/Mo is like taking a bite into pure happiness. With its incredible flavors (double chocolate, green tea, cookies & cream, ripe strawberry, sweet mango, mint chocolate chip, and vanilla bean)  and unique, fun texture, My/Mo can’t be replicated. 

Eating ice cream is always a treat, but with My/Mo, it’s a new, fun, and exciting experience. They come in the perfect serving sizes, so that you can conveniently share them with friends and family or take them on the go. I am obsessed with the melt-in-your-mouth outside and a cool and creamy center. So incredibly refreshing especially post work out and only 110 calories. 

The ripe strawberry is my personal favorite. Made with real fruit, Ripe Strawberry My/Mo bursts with sweet and juicy flavor. Got a major thing for pink currently!

So here are some ways to get re-motivated and stay focused ....

1. Give Yourself a Real Reward : and I do not mean the pizza or a cupcake. For me, for example...when I hit some of my fitness goals I will buy myself some new spin shoes or a new pair of Alo yoga pants I have been coveting. Or I will buy a new recipe book with clean recipes I have been pinning. 

2. Sign a Commitment Contract: You can up the ante even more by signing a contract agreeing to pay a pal $18 every time you skip Spin. This is the one thing that keeps me focused because I hate wasting money. I also tend to make friends in my studios too...and love it when they call me out about not being in class. 

3.Recruit a strong work out buddy:  This is one of the smartest moves you can make !! In fact, having the right workout buddy can often be the difference between failure and success, mediocre results and incredible results. Even if you find you work better on your own, the right workout partner can force you to tap into those extra reserves of strength and energy so that you push through a few extra reps. The right workout buddy helps you give it your all, and if you want great results then you’ve got to give it everything you’ve got: you get out, what you put in.

And here are a few quick effective exercises you can do at home everyday to keep focused and see some results. You really just need to invest in a few hand weights but even if you have books or anything....just make it work loves! 

Plank Exercise: Why planks? Each move shifts your center of gravity and forces your abdominals, arms, back, and glutes to stabilize your body. To get started, simply clear a space on the floor.

(A) Begin on all fours, with hands directly under shoulders, knees and feet hip-distance apart and fingers spread out. If you’re a beginner, rest on your forearms instead. (This also applies to all subsequent exercises.)

(B) Tuck toes underneath feet so that all 10 toes lie flat. Extend legs and push up hips so that your body is in a straight line from shoulders to heels. Draw in your abs, squeeze your glutes, and keep your head in a neutral position that’s in line with your spine. Hold for 30 seconds. And the gradually keep holding it longer and longer each day. 

Dumbbell squat exercises or lunge exercises

  • Stand up straight while holding a dumbbell on each hand (palms facing the side of your legs).
  • Position your legs using a shoulder width medium stance with the toes slightly pointed out. ...
  • Begin to slowly lower your torso by bending the knees as you maintain a straight posture with the head up.
  • Do a series of 20 3x

Tricep Curls: These target that area on our arms that we all hate ladies...yes..the wings....Hold a single dumbbell with both your hands, wrapping your fingers around the end. Your palms should be facing up. Lift your hands with the dumbbell over your head until your arms are nearly straight, then curl the arms back down behind your head in a controlled movement. Perform the movement slowly. 

Abdominal Crunches: Raise your head and shoulders off of the floor. Hold for three deep breaths, then return to starting position. You'll feel tension in the muscles in your abdomen. Do a series of twenty and then repeat 3x. 

And there you have it darlings! No excuses to not get into shape. 

And enjoy that post workout My/Mo .

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