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Owner of Abercrombie & FITness (boutique personal training studio) in Coppell, Tx FITness enthusiast, Jesus lover, workout warrior, mom and wife, FITness/health and wellness blogger Making FITness a lifestyle

When All Else Fails… Fake It! (3 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Angi Abercrombie

Founder & Owner of: Abercrombie & Fitness

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life and Health & Fitness Writer


No, no…NOT that silly goose.   I would never ask you to FAKE “IT”!!! lol

I’m referring to a task I simply abhor…COOKING. In 18 plus years of marriage and raising a child, I somehow mastered the art of “faking it.” (in the kitchen)   Faking it…reluctantly dispensing stodgy food from my kitchen about 3 times a week to appease my hubby and teenager.

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“Weight” a minute? (2 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Angi Abercrombie

Founder & Owner of: Abercrombie & Fitness

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life and Health & Fitness Writer


Stop. Wait just a minute. What the heck just happened?  In just 24 short hours, your weight fluctuated a whole 6 pounds and all you did was sleep.  Is this your imagination?  Surely your scale had a full blown breakdown over night.

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Sign of the Times (3 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Angi Abercrombie

Founder & Owner of: Abercrombie & Fitness

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life and Health & Fitness Writer


Signs, signs everywhere are signs. Yard art has become quite popular in the burbs! I would venture to say that yard signs did some damage to the bumper sticker industry. Just when we thought the coast was clear, the yard sign companies steamed rolled over car stickers right into our front yard!

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CounterFIT (2 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Angi Abercrombie

Founder & Owner of: Abercrombie & Fitness

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life and Health & Fitness Writer


How many times have you been deceived by the detox diet of the day? Maybe you’ve been sucked into one of the quadZILLION fake supplement shams? How many dollars have you spent on phony meal plans and workout DVD’s that have left you frustrated and abandoned?

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Tabata Bing Tabata Boom! (2 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Angi Abercrombie

Founder & Owner of: Abercrombie & Fitness

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life and Health & Fitness Writer


Passing the tabata torch to you!

Last week, me and the Abercrombie and FITness workout warriors tore up the Tabata timer.  It was lit and now it’s your turn!  It’s Christmas, yall and I’m feeling generous!

Tabata is rough and tumble interval training at it’s best!   Talk about elevating the heart rate and burning calories…you will not be disappointed.   You can actually crush about 400  calories or more with 10 sets of an ambitious well planned Tabata.  If you only have time for 30 minutes, kill 200 calories and finish later!

First, download a FREE tabata timer on your smart phone.  I use the HIIT tabata timer on my i phone.

In my book, Tabata rocks because it takes the action of counting reps out of the equation! Tabata is ideal for group training sessions…so the girls can gab without worrying about counting!  Once you accomplish a full round, you’re in the flow and know what to expect.  The next 9 rounds you can focus on breathing and technique. The idea is…as you become warm, you do as many reps as you can per 20 second station.  Pushing, pushing, without sacrificing form.

I absolutely enjoy the fast paced 20 second intervals of 4 minute kick butt rounds.  Stagnant knows no home in these quick intervals.  Before you know it,  8 rounds are in the record books! Only 4 more to finish.

Today, take a chance or a time out and tackle one of these two tabata workouts! You will thank me!   I can’t always give out my trainer secrets…but like I said, It’s Christmas.   Below are two of my favorite TABATA segments.

Tabata 1. 

Hold squat and row row row your boat. Hold a deep squat and row the weights in squeezing your elbows close to your body working the back!

Mountain climbers yo!

Forearm plank from the BOSU!

Heavy weighted squats – come all the way up on your toes for calf work!

Ab tucks with slings and or a balance ball

Forward lunges with moderate weights 12-15 pounds alternating stationary lunges

Chest press or push ups

Plyo jacks

Tabata 2. 

Pile squat with a shoulder press use a heavy medcall – like 15-20 pounds get deep inner thigh squats sinking back into your heels.

With two 8 pound weights do side laterals – every other round alliterate to front laterals

Push ups – use a bench or step if you can – feet up on the incline

Med ball center chops – use a 10 pound med ball

Russian twists with 10 pound med ball

Hip thrusts – lie back put feet up on incline, edge of treadmill, bench or stair, thrust hips up squeezing your bootie

Forward lunges – walking lunges is fine or stationary hold 12 pound weights

Full sit ups – come up over your knees each time

Let me know how sweaty you get? Bust it up and let me know about it.
Ready set go!

Love alotta and tackle these tabatas!!!
Angi
Xo


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Fluff Off (3 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Angi Abercrombie

Founder & Owner of: Abercrombie & Fitness

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life and Health & Fitness Writer


Good morning and please don’t get your panties in a big twist because of the racy title. I intend for this post to be a finger-pointing, shaking in your face kind of post. Ladies and gents, how many of you have acquired a Fall fluff??? Don’t act like you don’t know what I’m saying. You know…the FLUFF! Continue reading Fluff Off (3 min read)

Is Fitness too Expensive?  (3 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Angi Abercrombie

Founder & Owner of: Abercrombie & Fitness

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life and Health & Fitness Writer


NO it’s not!!!

This question or notion is completely absurd. The next time you hear someone say, “I just can’t lose weight because it’s way too costly,” (in a whiney whimpered voice) you have my permission to slap them back into reality!! Pla-lease!

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Quinoa (2 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Angi Abercrombie

Founder & Owner of: Abercrombie & Fitness

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life and Health & Fitness Writer


Quinoa – pronounced (Keen) -(wah)

Pardon me but would you like to quinoa?  Sounds like a ballroom, Dancing with the Stars, tricky dance technique to me. Right?

So what is this quinoa I hear people bragging about? I did some digging and investigation and the boring version is this…it’s a grain crop grown primarily known for its edible seeds. In the foodie world, it’s mostly tied to pseudocereals and rice. This grainy and sometimes tasty side dish contains essential amino acids like lysine and acceptable quantities of calcium, phosphorus, and iron. It is a gluten free food and considered to be a protein packed a snack. Continue reading Quinoa (2 min read)

Turnt Down (2 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Angi Abercrombie

Founder & Owner of: Abercrombie & Fitness

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life and Health & Fitness Writer


I have a newly spry and happy go lucky 14-year-old daughter. She is in full-blown teenager mode and I find myself in the thick of this obscure awkward phase of our relationship. Parenting along side of the teenage GIRL is an odd slippery slope and sometimes a really fun precious place to be.

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T.B.T – Total Body Tone (2 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Angi Abercrombie

Founder & Owner of: Abercrombie & Fitness

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life and Health & Fitness Writer


This is not a throwback Thursday folks. This is your mid-week total body tone workout! Abercrombie and FITness bringing it to you from the great outdoors!

Check out these SIX heart pounding, calorie crushing, muscle toning workouts!
Each highlighted below demonstrate one set of 4 to 5 exercises. They are designed to burn fat while building strength and increasing stamina using only your body weight. Weights are welcome but not necessary.

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