The 7 Best TED Talks You Need To See

Do you need a little motivation in your life or just feeling stuck? Check out this list of TED Talks you need to see! I personally watch TED talks while I do my fasted morning cardio, not only does it help the time go by faster but I end up feeling so motivated that I have a great day!

Brené Brown – The power of vulnerability

Amy Cuddy – Your body language may shapes who you are

Monica Lewinsky– The Price Of Shame

James Veitch – This is what happens when you reply to spam email

Simon Sinek – How great leaders inspire action

Jackson Katz- Violence and Silence

Mel Robbins– Stop Screwing Your Self Over

Do you watch TED Talks? Comment below and tell me some of your favorites that I need to watch!

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Extreme Upper Body Workout | PLUS My Favorite Sweet Treat!

 

Happy Monday!

Be sure to watch the youtube video to see the full upper body workout. So when I’m on my period I crave sugar, which is odd for me because I’m more a carbs person. Anway I tried these low-calorie ice cream bars from Enlightened and they are hands down amazing!

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The bars range from 80 to 100 calories depending on which flavor you get, I opt for coffee most times but I have also tried the mint chip and caramel! No matter what flavor you pick you can’t go wrong. For me, this is a guilt-free treat that curves my sugar cravings just enough without breaking my meal plan.  Comment below and let me know if you have tried these bars and which flavor is your favorite!

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Successful Goal Setting – August 2018

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Happy August everyone! I love the start of a new month. I sit down to reevaluate and create new goals. Your 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down constantly.

Work Goals for August

  • Increase blog traffic double from July
  • Work with a brand for a sponsored post
  • Get to 800 subscribers on youtube – Subscribe here to help me 🙂
  • Work on letting clients know I’m the new owner of Good Faith Casting
  • Get 1 new client for casting
  • Fill my marketing for actors workshop – You can sign up here

Personal Goals for August

  • Hit 1 new PR (personal record) in the gym each week
  • Do fast cardio 4 times a week
  • Spend more time with friends ( I get so consumed with work and blogging that I forget to go out and enjoy life)
  • Watch less TV ( I’m addicted to Netflix lol)
  • Maintain weight

The key to achieving and being successful with your goals is to have both big and small goals. An example, I have monthly, yearly and long-term goals. I also make all my goals realistic which is key for success! It would be crazy to say I want to make 6 figures blogging this year but saying I want to make $100 in September from blogging, now that is a more realistic goal.

Comment below and let me know your August goals!

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My Current Workout Routine

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Check out this blog post for fitness tips! Bella Hibbs shares her curent workout routine

As of right now, I won’t be doing another bikini competition again this year which means my workout routine has changed. I have been getting a ton of questions on social media about what is different now.

I still pay for a coach during my offseason, this helps with accountability. If you are interested in having someone set up your nutrition and workouts check out my coach, Brad! He makes plans for competitors and for people who are looking to have a healthier lifestyle, send him an email to see if he can help with your fitness goals, bradhollingsworth99@yahoo.com.

Workout Routine

I warm up for 5-10 minutes before all my workouts. On leg days I warm up with glute activation.

Mondayglutes/hamstrings

Examples: lying leg curls, glute kickbacks, walking lunges etc

Tuesday- back/shoulders

Examples- assisted pulls ups, standing shoulder press, seated rows etc

Wednesdayglutes/thighs/compound movements

Examples- sumo squats, deadlifts, hip thrusts etc

Thursday– chest/biceps/triceps

Examples- bench press, hammer curls, assisted dips etc

Fridayquads/glutes

Examples- squats, leg press, leg extensions etc

Saturday cardio or HITT, 30 to 45 mins

Sunday– FULL REST DAY

As far as reps and sets, right now I’m trying to lift heavy and hit new PR’s (personal record). So that being said I’m doing lower reps 10 to 12 for 3 rounds. When I train glutes I do 15 reps for 4 rounds. Find what works best for you and your goals 🙂

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5 Cable Machine Booty Exercises | Grow, Shape and Tone

In this video, you will learn 5 exercises you can do with a cable machine to help build your perfect booty goals. Cable machines are great because they are at all big box gyms, most apartment gyms or community centers.  Also if you don’t have a trainer with you cable machines are a great alternative so you don’t get hurt in the gym.

Hope you all enjoy the video, be sure to like and subscribe.

 

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What To Wear In The Summer Heat

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Bella Hibbs Fashion Blogger Scottsdale Arizona. Check out Hibbs Life and Style for fashion and fitness inspiration

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Summers in Arizona are brutal! Where the triple digits are the norm and now with monsoon season starting so it’s also humid! This red off the shoulder top is lightweight and will keep you cool all summer long. Paring it with this adorable blue skort that adds a fun sporty feel to the outfit. When shopping look for cotton clothes as it is a breathable fabric that will keep you cool. In the high temperatures, I would stay away from jeans, go with a flowy dress or skirt. As always stay hydrated this summer to help curb your cravings.

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When Women Support Women, Incredible Things Happen!

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Bella Hibbs Lifestyle Blogger in Arizona. Check out Hibbs Life & Style for fitness and fashion inspiration!

Bella Hibbs Lifestyle Blogger in Arizona. Check out Hibbs Life & Style for fitness and fashion inspiration!

Bella Hibbs Lifestyle Blogger in Arizona. Check out Hibbs Life & Style for fitness and fashion inspiration!

Bella Hibbs Lifestyle Blogger in Arizona. Check out Hibbs Life & Style for fitness and fashion inspiration!

Happy Saturday my boss babes!

My super awesome, feminist sister showed me this adorable crop top, and I fell in love with it (plus it is only $14 on Amazon)! Something you may not know about me is that I am extremely passionate women’s rights and empowerment. While women’s rights are a huge topic and making progress towards true gender equality may seem daunting, every person can make an impact! You may think to yourself: “I’m not a politician, what can I do?” Well it is SIMPLE, support women! 

Often, despite our best intentions, our first instinct is to not support other women. Instead, we compare ourselves with the women around us, rather than build each other up. Whether it is about appearances, relationships, careers, talents — these types of comparisons often bring about feelings of jealousy and create an unhealthy sense of competitiveness.

Here’s an example: I compete in bikini competitions where the other women are literally my competition. I could let this negatively impact my behavior towards them or myself. I could seclude myself backstage during a show and say “I’m not here to make friends, this a competition”. But instead, I choose to make friends with the women backstage and have been made many friends through competing.

I understand seeing other women as competition, especially in the fitness or blogging industry since it is so competitive. But before you are quick to judge, maybe think about reaching out and starting a conversation. If you do this, you will likely discover you have more in common than you think. And who knows it might lead to a beautiful friendship.

Share this blog with your best boss babes!

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And while you are here, check out the footage from my most recent show:

My First National Bikini Competition in Miami | Fitness Universe

A couple weeks ago I competed at a national stage through Fitness Universe and placed 2nd! You can check out the full show day vlog here!

 

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I know what your thinking right about now. What bodybuilding, that is for crazy super buff people taking steroids right? Let me clear up some misconceptions about bodybuilding.

Yes, unfortunately, a lot of people in the sport (men AND women) do steroids. I, however, compete in a natural competition and competitors are drug tested. I want people to follow my fitness journey and know that they can achieve their goals if they work out and follow a diet plan.

Other organizations you can win your pro card if you place top 2 at a national show (NPC), that is not the case for Fitness Universe it is only 1st place who gets their pro card and at some shows you have to win the overall as well.

The bikini division is compiled of 2 rounds. You have your bikini round and theme wear round. This is where you get to live your inner Victoria Secret model fantasy. Each round is an opportunity to show off your body but also your creativity and personality.

If you have any questions about doing a bikini competition let me know! Thank you for all the support. I can’t wait to compete again, and next time I’m going to get that 1st place trophy!

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High Protein Snacks At the Store

We have all day those days where we are running late and don’t have any food. In this blog, I will show you 5 high protein snacks you can pick up at the grocery store.  I like to opt for higher protein foods because protein keeps you fuller longer. You can also tune into my youtube video HERE.

Quest Protein Chips – 21 grams of protein

These chips seriously taste amazing and they are healthy! Quest chips are also a great way to satisfy your chip cravings.

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Tuna Packet18 grams of protein

This packet all ready for you to eat! It even comes with a little fork to mix it all together!

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Muscle Milk 25 grams of protein

I personally only like the chocolate flavor but they also have a vanilla. The vanilla is just a little too sweet for me. You can grab a banana for a complex carb and you will have a full meal.

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Greek Yogurt– 11 grams of protein

Greek yogurt is a good source of protein and probiotic which promotes a healthy gut.

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Granola – 10 grams of protein

While this brand of granola has 10 grams of protein be sure you are measuring out the correct serving size. It’s easy to snack on this granola because of its amazing taste, but we don’t want mindless eating.

TIP: Get the greek yogurt and protein granola and mix together for 21 grams of protein! The granola adds a satisfying crunch to your snack.

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P3, Portable Protein Pack 17 grams of protein

P3 has a few different flavors you can choose from and the protein varies from 11 grams to 17. Protein helps you stay fuller longer so I go for the greater protein option.

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These are all great high protein options you can grab at your local grocery store! Drop a note below if you have any high protein snacks!

What to Wear to a Casual Weekend Brunch in Arizona

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I love brunch, I mean who doesn’t really? Most of the year I’m on a strict diet plan so going to brunch is enjoyable because breakfast food can be modified for healthier options. Now I personally love wearing leggings to pretty much any event but when I’m meeting up with girlfriends for brunch I make an effort to look trendy.

In Arizona, it is way too hot to dress fancy for brunch so I opt for casual chic. This red off the shoulder top is casual and the color pops so well but is a nice thin comfortable material. To dress up this outfit I added some bold chunky white earrings with a yellow watch! Colors are a great way to make an outfit seem more dressy! My summer staple is white pants, I just have to be careful I don’t spill anything. Then to round off this outfit I went with keds.

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