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Since the beginning of summer, I have amped up my health and workout routine to get in tip-top bikini shape for my cousin’s wedding in Cabo. And now that I’m engaged and there’s a wedding down the line (!!!), my routine has elevated to a whole ‘nother level. The best part about it is that I don’t have to starve myself or crash diet or go to spinning hell everyday like I used to do for Prom or silly events (and gain the weight and then some back the next week)… this is a semi-long-term body investment, just like my best friend Kristen’s blog in Los Angeles, “The Body Project“. Obviously you should practice healthy living everyday, but lets be honest… I’m getting married and I better look damn hot.

In addition to resistance/pilates training at least 3 times a week, and cardio 5 times a week, I (aim) to follow the Tone it Up Pescatarian Nutrition Plan which calls for a morning Beauty Shot to boost metabolism after a 30 minute jog. You totally thought it was beer at first, didn’t you? I love these little shots so much! They are making my skin glow and really curb my post-cardio morning hunger.

This beauty shot has Cinnamon and Apple Cider Vinegar to reduce hunger and balance blood sugar levels while the Cayenne raises body temperature, gets your blood going (aka beauty flush!) and boosts metabolism to help you burn more calories throughout the day.

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4 oz fresh pineapple juice

1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

Juice of 1/2 lime

1 tsp honey

Pinch of cinnamon

Pinch of cayenne

Shake with ice, pour, enjoy!

Fridge Files: Whats in Karena & Katrina’s Fridge?

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 Today were looking into Karena & Katrina’s fridge, the fit and beautiful girls from Tone It Up. These girls have been probably the most inspiring and encouraging cyber trainers I’ve ever had. They became famous from their fun and quick Youtube workout videos and have since become everyones favorite health idols. I follow their nutrition plan (the pescatarian version) and I love their beach babe workout DVD. I also get a killer workout from their workout guides on their Pinterest. I love that they support clean eating and getting LEAN through pilates movements and superfoods. Their figures tell it all, if you want to look like them, just follow what they’re doing. The first step is to see how they eat, so lets check out their fridge!

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Greek Yogurt: high in protein (18g) and low in sugar (0g)

Hummus: they love eating hummus with their veggies like carrots, mushroom and it holds wraps together really well

Goji Berries: the dried berries are high in antioxidants and hold the highest protein content of any fruit

Wild Salmon: filled with omega 3 fatty acids, they prefer wild over farm-raised

Peppers: they love making stuffed peppers with….

Quinoa: a complete protein thats actually a seed, not too starchy and its actually in the spinach family

Garlic: a superfood (Karena’s favorite). People who eat garlic are 2/3rds less likely to get a cold

Cucumbers: very hydrating (95% water) and a fabulous cure for hangovers

Coconut Water & Young Coconuts: super hydrating and filled with potassium, Katrina likes to eat the coconut meat

Berries: All of them! Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries! They’re filled with antioxidants

Portobellos Mushrooms: you can do so many things with these, you can grill them and they make the best burger bun, they’re also packed with Vitamin D “the happy Vitamin”

Cacao Chocolate: they recommend if you ever get chocolate to get 60% cacao or higher, which is known to prevent sun damage

Click here to check out the video of this at Bravo TV

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To see what K&K keep in their teal “Liquid Fridge” at work, click here.