Posts tagged beauty turned beast
Eating Before & After a Workout....Is it ok?

Eating your pre- workout meal (before) and post-workout (after) is more than ok. It is necessary! Only under certain circumstances would it be ok to ditch the pre-workout but that's mainly a medical reason. This is actually a rookie mistake that many of us tend to do. We have the mentality that less is more when it comes to losing weight.. So the less we eat, the skinnier we will get. Sorry to break it to you chica, but that is not the case!

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Top Ab Exercises

Its Summer time! that means short-shorts, bikini tops and ABS!

I usually get tons of requests from followers and clients to post more Ab content around this time. I am going to comply, but you have to remember that your abs won’t show unless you have low body fat. What does that mean? You have to lean out by entering into a caloric deficit, I can help you with that if you’d like to send me an email at monikapaezmanagement@gmail.com. You will also need to start incorporating cardio into your routines and hitting your macros daily.

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Spring Clean your Workout Routine

I know that you may be really enjoying your workouts, you’re used to the schedule, and you’ve already got a routine going. Well that’s just the problem; it's routine! Once your body has adjusted to these motor pattern movements,you're not going to see the results you want. Another problem you may be having is that mentally, you’ve checked out. You’re just going through the movements and not really making any muscle/mind connections. That is why we have to Marie Kondo your workout and I’m here to help you with that!

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Healthy Kitchen Staples

Think of fitness as one of those old fashioned weight sales: if you do too much of one thing (workout like crazy but eat everything in sight) the scale will tip further to that side and vice versa. What some of us don’t realize is that in order to get the best results, you must really look at what you eat pre and post workout. I’ve got some really good recipe ideas for that here .

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Weekly Wokouts
10 Ways to Boost Energy

I wake up at 5am everyday to go workout. You would think that by 1-2pm I would be crashing. There are some days that I am a bit more tired than others, but for the most part I am pretty energized. My clients are always asking me how I do it and still have a smile on my face? Well I love coffee but I’ve said it here before, its for the taste because I drink decaf. I

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Motivational Post: Why your Biggest Competitor is really Yourself

Do you constantly find yourself scrolling through Instagram looking at pictures of other girls and comparing them to you? Could it be that you think they have a better butt? Tighter abs? More followers? You might think, ‘How can you be better than her?’ so that you can feel successful and happy.

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When is the best time to workout?

I get asked this question a lot, by friends, family, clients , etc. Basically everyone is intrigued by this question. I think it's partially because everyone is looking for an easy fix to losing weight and getting healthy. I mean if not there wouldn’t be an entire industry of supplements and diet pills promising to get you thin quick, Or maybe they just want to maximize their time at the gym since most don’t really like it but they go because they figure it's the only way they will lose weight.

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What Supplements should You take?

Whenever someone embarks on a fitness journey, its is human nature to want to go all in. Meaning you want to buy every fruit and vegetable in the grocery store, new gym clothes and accessories and most importantly supplements. My clients are always asking me what is the best supplement that they can get for the  best results. The fitness industry has led us all to believe that without these supplements we will never get the results that we want.

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Making Time for Fitness

Going to the gym is something that a lot of us put off. Whether it’s a nail appointment, a teacher/parent night at school, your boss has you staying late at work, running errands, or you’re just plain old “too tired to get to the gym.”

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How to Beat Cravings

Cravings. Everybody has them. At times they get to be too much and its just easier to give in. Its those evil cravings that can hinder you from achieving your fitness goals. I, for one, hate staying at home with nothing to do. All I want to do is eat because I'm bored. For me, the hardest day of the week is Sunday. it is my rest day and its usually the day I just stay at home, wind down with the family and prepare for the upcoming week. However, there are ways to beat those cravings. 

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5 Reasons Your Not Seeing Results.

Whatever your goals may be, if you’re having difficulties,  keep in mind that genetics play a huge role, so don't compare your success rate to others. That being said, there are other factors like sleep, stress and hormones, that also play a part in your progress. It is not impossible but maybe a bit harder. Remember to stay on track and to not lose your focus.

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The 411 on Foam Rolling

Until about 6 years ago, I had no idea what a foam roller was. I was first introduced to it by my running coach, who was getting me ready for the Miami Marathon. She swore by this thing and urged me to buy one.

So I did, and I hated it. I am not going to sugar coat it for you guys; I absolutely hated it. It was a pain to do, I would always forget to use it and it hurt. We’ve all been there- when we dislike something or aren't very good at it, we tend to just forget about it and never do it.

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Thankful for My MOM

While we were in New York this past weekend, I decided to do a quick, easy and tons of fun workout with my mom. it was the perfect way to spend some quality time together and bond over something we both love, ok well I love haha. For this workout you will only need a band and your MOM. 

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How to Find the Right Trainer?

Now that you've embarked on this journey, you want help and guidance in doing so, which I think is extremely important especially if you are new to the scene. Choosing a trainer can be difficult since their are so many out there and its unregulated. Often times people make a vast decision on  a trainer and end up getting hurt, damaging their metabolism or getting ripped off.

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