Sleep Better Tonight on the Tomorrow Bed

#Sleep has meant so much more to me since having #kids When something is rare we prize it more.

Screen Shot 2017-11-06 at 1.32.49 PMAnd you only have #energy for #fitness when you’ve had a great 8 hours! Here’s me praying that my #tomorrowsleep #mattress for @mayhem_baby gets her out of the crib and into full nights of sleep. I slept on it in her room for a few nights while she was in the crib and it’s the best hybrid mattress I’ve ever tried (and I hated our temperpedic). Like sleeping in a cloud!!

I’ve arranged for a code to anyone who wants to try it! NIKKI150 will work for $150 off any $500 purchase (expires 12/31/17). Try it @tomorrow!

Link to use:

https://www.tomorrowsleep.com/mattresses/?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=mb_pro&utm_campaign=nikki_fitness&utm_term=2017_11_06&utm_content=150_off

 

#healthylifestyle#sleep #healthcoach #momproblems #fitfam#mantraoftheday #morningmotivation#mantra

Why Anyone Can Start Their Own Fitness Brand

People love real. They love cheering for the underdog, and they love genuine conversation. That is why anyone, no matter how fit you are or what you look like, can start their own fitness brand if they want to. Following a person’s workout and fitness journey from unfit to health star is a great narrative that many people will ascribe to. All you need to be is real, and your content needs to look and feel professional. It needs to look professional not to convey that you put money into documenting your journey – which you don’t – but so that your documentation looks like you put effort into it.

_DKI6272Great content is professional content, and you can make your fitness videos look professional by following these steps:

  1. Film Yourself in a Bright, Open Space

First, you need to choose your studio. This can be at home, but you should do your best to clear out the space. You want people to focus on you, not the dirty laundry you might have in the background. You also want to make sure that your studio area is well-lit, which will help make your videos look professional, and will also make them look great. You can’t do a lot to save footage that is too dark, but you can do a lot with footage that is properly lit.


Tip: You don’t want to be overexposed, either! Find the sweet spot of bright and work from there.

  1. Create a Video Style

Just as any artist can have a specific style, so too do your fitness videos. This means that you use the same editing techniques, theme, and even video intro. If you don’t know how to make a YouTube intro, don’t worry! There are free online tools that will help you create the perfect introduction for your fitness journey in a jiffy. All your videos should look like they are in a series, and that way you can convey your journey in fitness, not in video editing styles.

  1. Be Honest

Getting fit and healthy is hard, and be honest about it. The more open and honest you are, the more others will get from your shared experience. Life isn’t perfect, and it isn’t easy, but getting fit and healthy is a great goal.

  1. Ignore the Haters

You could be the best, most perfect person on the planet, and you’d still get Internet “trolls” who go online solely to make mean comments and to spark online debates. Thankfully, many social sites will allow you to filter comments so ones that include rude language, or even a personally selected set of keywords, will be filtered out. You won’t, however, be able to completely filter out mean comments. Instead, you need to either ignore them or grow a thick skin so that you can filter through genuine criticism and useless hate.

Starting your own fitness journey is a great way to keep yourself on track and to help inspire others to get healthy and happy.

3 Things That Can Actually Help You Stick to Your Healthy Lifestyle

 

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The biggest challenge in switching to a new and healthier lifestyle isn’t actually figuring things out; it is sticking with the new lifestyle until it becomes the norm. Many fail to do this simply because they make small mistakes and can’t remain consistent enough.

In reality, sticking to your healthy lifestyle is easier than you think. These three tips and tactics we are about to discuss in this article will help you get started right away.

Challenge Yourself

Visit this link and you will find challenges that you can follow. One of the reasons for these challenges is to help you follow the exercise routine more closely and remain consistent throughout the program. Challenging yourself is one of the best ways to remain consistent in sticking with a healthier lifestyle.

Don’t just stop at the challenge… Reward yourself when you overcome the challenges you’ve set yourself and add punishment for when you don’t. Create that right balance between reward and punishment to keep yourself motivated.

Here’s another secret to keep in mind: complete the first month and you’ll find sticking with the healthier lifestyle to be much easier to do. By the end of the month, your body and mind are already adjusting to the new lifestyle, which means there are no more reasons to return to the old, bad habits at all.

Work Around Other Routines

One of the most memorable followers of our program started following our fitness videos when she began her online masters in health informatics program at the University of Cincinnati. She scheduled her exercises around her study times and it worked.

Wrapping the new lifestyle around a particular routine (or routines) can help with consistency. In her case, the exercise program reminded her to study for her online MSHI degree, and vice versa. The setup made keeping up with both new routines much easier.

You too can take the same approach. Take an existing routine you’re already happy with and adjust your exercise schedules accordingly. One will help you remember the other; all of a sudden, staying consistent is no longer difficult to do.

Ease into New Things

Some people can simply make the switch to a healthier lifestyle overnight. Others find the approach more difficult to use. This is actually natural. You can’t always get into a new habit and it is especially true with a healthy lifestyle.

The best approach in this case is to ease into the new activities. When you want to eat more healthily, for example, you add healthy food items to your existing meals until you are comfortable enough to make the full switch. This type of gradual approach makes the adjustment process easier to bear, so you are less likely to revert back to old habits.

These three things are very easy to apply and you can get started with using these strategies even today. With these tips in mind, making the switch to a healthier lifestyle and sticking with it are so much easier to do, regardless of the challenges you face along the way.

 

October Fitness Challenge: Hard Core Abs move 9!

Keep your belly from looking like a pumpkin- check in with me for one #hardcoreabs #moveoftheday every day this month in my October Fitness Challenge! Each move comes from the NikkiFitness Hard Core Abs video where each move works your abs as well as at least one other muscle group at the same time!

Get more moves like this on the iTunes NikkiFItness App, or Amazon, on my Hard Core Abs Video!

Move: Weighted X Crunch works Chest, Biceps and Obliques! Do 20 alternating reps x 3 sets!

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October Fitness Challenge: Move 8

Keep your belly from looking like a pumpkin- check in with me for one #hardcoreabs #moveoftheday every day this month in my October Fitness Challenge! Each move comes from the NikkiFitness Hard Core Abs video where each move works your abs as well as at least one other muscle group at the same time!

Get more moves like this on the iTunes NikkiFItness App, or Amazon, on my Hard Core Abs Video!

Move 8: #HardCoreAbs #fitnessvideo #moveoftheday WEIGHTED CROSS CRUNCH: 3 sets of 25 reps! #mantraoftheday “I wish I hadn’t worked out today- said no one ever!”

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October Fitness Challenge: Move 7

Keep your belly from looking like a pumpkin- check in with me for one #hardcoreabs #moveoftheday every day this month in my October Fitness Challenge! Each move comes from the NikkiFitness Hard Core Abs video where each move works your abs as well as at least one other muscle group at the same time!

Get more moves like this on the iTunes NikkiFItness App, or Amazon, on my Hard Core Abs Video!

Move:

#moveoftheday PLANK ROWS -3 sets of 15 reps each arm! WORKS CHEST SHOULDERS UPPER BACK AND ABS! #mantraoftheday “THE ONLY PERSON YOU SHOULD TRY TO BE BETTER THAN IS THE ONE YOU WERE YESTERDAY ”

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October Fitness Challenge: Move #6

Keep your belly from looking like a pumpkin- check in with me for one #hardcoreabs #moveoftheday every day this month in my October Fitness Challenge! Each move comes from the NikkiFitness Hard Core Abs video where each move works your abs as well as at least one other muscle group at the same time!

Get more moves like this on the iTunes NikkiFItness App, or Amazon, on my Hard Core Abs Video!

Move 6:  #HardCoreAbs #fitnessvideo #moveoftheday THE WOODCHOPPER. #mantraoftheday SWEAT IS JUST YOUR FAT CRYING!
#NikkiFitnessApp #Slimnastics #fitnessvideos

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October Fitness Challenge: Hard Core Abs Move #5

Keep your belly from looking like a pumpkin- check in with me for one #hardcoreabs #moveoftheday every day this month in my October Fitness Challenge! Each move comes from the NikkiFitness Hard Core Abs video where each move works your abs as well as at least one other muscle group at the same time!

Get more moves like this on the iTunes NikkiFItness App, or Amazon, on my Hard Core Abs Video!

Move 5: HALF TURKISH GETUP-3 sets of 12 reps! #mantraoftheday “KNOW YOUR LIMITS SO YOU CAN DEFY THEM!”

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October Fitness Challenge: Hard Core Abs move #4

Keep your belly from looking like a pumpkin- check in with me for one #hardcoreabs #moveoftheday every day this month in my October Fitness Challenge! Each move comes from the NikkiFitness Hard Core Abs video where each move works your abs as well as at least one other muscle group at the same time!

Get more moves like this on the iTunes NikkiFItness App, or Amazon, on my Hard Core Abs Video!

Move 4: TRIPOD PLANK REACHES- WORKS OBLIQUES SHOULDERS AND OUTER THIGHS! Do 3 sets of 25 reps. #mantraoftheday“TOUGH TIMES DON’T LAST, TOUGH PEOPLE DO!

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Meet Your Instructor:

NikkiFItness is a health coach, trainer, class instructor, media fitness expert, author of The Slimnastics Workout, a freelance fitness writer, product reviewer, and the star of 12 fitness DVDs/Videos/Apps including the new Anti-aging Walking Workout, Slimnastics Stability Ball Workout, the Seasonal Affective Disorder Workout, Hard Core Abs, Fit Travel Workout, Booty Camp, The Slimnastics Workout (Yoga+Plyometrics Fusion), Red Carpet Runway Workout, Military Wife Workout, Baby Bootie Camp, and the Beach Bride Destination Wedding Workout (Amazon). Nikki’s “Slimnastics” exercises have been featured in over 100 national media outlets including the New York Times, Live! With Kelly and Michael, Fox & Friends, GMA Health, Shape, Self, Fitness, and Women’s Health. Her “Improve the Move” workouts focus on multitasking toning and plyomentric cardio intervals (HIIT- High Intensity Interval Training) to cut workout time in half and boost metabolism. Nikki is an AFAA certified NYC personal (and celebrity) trainer, group fitness instructor at Crunch in Manhattan, a graduate from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition® School (IIN health coach), and a 200hr RYT YogaFit/Yoga Alliance trained yoga instructor. She is also the “spokestrainer” for Huggies Little Movers and SilverSports antimicrobial fitness gear. Nikki got her start in fitness as a Syracuse University Cheerleader, where she graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Newhouse School. Search for “NikkiFitness” on social media, and in iTunes and Android for the NikkiFitness App! More at www.nikkifitness.com