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American Manufacturing

I am so excited to announce that we are now producing all the weights in the USA!! Nothing worth doing is ever easy, and moving all manufacturing home was hard work. Just when I ran completely out of wrist cuff weights, my new manufacturer disappeared off the grid. I panicked at first, but when you have faith in people, everything tends to work out. Just a few more days, and we will be all stocked up with new weights for the holidays. In the spirit of giving back and taking a moment to breathe, enjoy 25% the OM just breathe tanks in all three colors. promo code: namaste25
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Maya

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SUCCESS COMES FROM INNOVATION

W8FIT is a little short of it’s one year mark. This is the time to reflect on what worked and what needs fixing. Starting my own business has been a struggle every step of the way, but a life changing dream. It’s the most incredible feeling to inspire others to be their best selves. To show people that it is possible to do what you love, that your dreams don’t just have to be dreams…that they can become a REALITY.

Innovation: We are working on new samples of wrist cuff 2.0, adding ankle cuffs and a slim weight belt. We are taking all the suggestions and reviews from real people and putting them in action.

So, please comment any time you feel inspired to do so.

-Maya Kaminsky

Dried Mangos DIY

I am obsessed with dried mangoes, but they are not nice to my wallet. They can cost up to $10 for a bag. Fresh mangoes can range from $1-$2. You have to be careful because some dried mangoes are made with added sugar and preservatives. Here is an easy recipe to make them at home.

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Dried Mangoes

Ingredients:

4 – 5 ripe mangoes
1 Tbs raw honey
1/4 cup lemon juice

Directions:

1. Mix honey and lemon juice in a small bowl. Stir until the honey is dissolved.
2. Peel and slice mangoes into small even strips.
3. Dip each strip into the lemon/honey mixture, shake off any excess. Place on baking sheet.                                                              4. Put the mango in the oven and bake for two to three hours, flipping them over every 30 minutes or until they’re dry. Avoid cooking too long, or you’ll end up with mango chips!

 

Just change one thing this week – foods that will boost your workout

Three ways to make your workout better.

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Add Eggs

What an amazing source of protein. Eggs  are  also a great source of omega 3s which will help to protect your joints, so this helps  any exercise with high impact such as INSANITY or running. And because of the other nutrients in eggs, you absorb 100% of the protein that will also fill up that post-workout appetite.

Add Quinoa

We just told you how great eggs are for post-cardio, but another protein that is less talked about is quinoa. These tiny grains pack a punch when it comes to your protein content. It is a high quality protein with nine essential amino acids that is easily digested by the body. Quinoa also contains almost twice as much fiber as many other grains. Why not try something different? Here are some recipes we love:

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Little Quinoa Patties

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   Quinoa, Black Bean and Corn Tacos

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Add Cayenne Pepper

This little spice is known for both its healing and metabolism boosting properties. It contains capsaicin which increases circulation of blood around the body. And it’s also full of vitamin A which is great for the skin. Add it to your soup, chicken, or even salad dressing.

What to eat after a workout for best results

What you eat after cardio and after a weight training workouts are not always one in the same. Weight training is aimed towards muscle gain, while cardio is mostly used for fat loss.

Weight training We  deplete our muscles of glycogen, and break down muscle tissue. (that’s why your sore and tired after) The goal is to make your muscles grow back bigger and stronger. Eating carbohydrates and protein post workout can replenish muscle glycogen stores (energy) and start rebuilding muscle.

Cardio- You’re usually looking for maximum fat loss, so you’ll want different nutrition after a cardio session. You will want a 100-200 calorie snack consisting of a lean protein source and a quick digesting carbohydrate source. A great example is greek yogurt with fruit. The carbohydrates will help your body to digest and use the protein source that you have consumed and repair your muscles

 

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If you are in pure fat loss mode, it would be beneficial to have a carb-less meal after cardio. A protein shake with some essential fatty acids will keep the fat burning machine churning, while at the same time provide protein and essential fats to start rebuilding muscle.

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 For optimal results you’ll want to eat within 45 minutes of finishing your workout!!

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