About Me...

I am a wife and mother of three kiddos, ages 23, 19, and 12. My husband is the love of my life, and we have been married for 26 years. We love the Lord and purpose to put Him at the center of our home and lives. We are a very active family who loves camping, vacationing, playing with our horses, and our Mustangs. We are very active in our church and enjoy serving with our church family. Health and fitness have been a part of our lives for many years. All three of our kiddos were born via c-section, so needless to say, my stomach has not been the same since my muscles were cut through...UNTIL I began doing my Beachbody workouts. I have been using their products for years, and my results have been amazing. I cannot say enough about the results that can be achieved if you are consistent with the workouts every day.

"What is easy to do is also easy not to do." To do or not to do is the question? Every day I make the choice to press play and complete my workout. I feel full of energy and a sense of accomplishment when my workout is done for the day. I am excited to be on this journey of fitness and hope to bring you along with me. I look forward to seeing all of your fitness, wellness, and life dreams come true. Join me in the journey!

If you are interested in learning more about how you can start your journey to getting fit, please contact me at fitforlifebeachbody@yahoo.com or visit me on facebook for additional information http://www.facebook.com/kristicarringtonfitforlife

I would love to coach you to your weight loss and fitness goals and help you transform your life! You just have to say, "YES!"

My Transformation:

I have always had an interest in my fitness, and have been going to the gym for many years either to walk or to take a class. The gym that we were members at was about 35 minutes from home so we would only go 1-2 times per week. I knew I should be working out more consistently than that so I began using Beachbody products to have daily workouts. There were so many to choose from and something was always coming out that I enjoyed...10 Minute Trainer, Hip Hop Abs, Brazil Butt Lift, Body Beast, T25, to 21 Day Fix. Each program proved to be challenging for me and allowed me to see results. The key to getting results was ME! I knew that I had to be consistent every day. I was tired of having a muffin top from my three c-sections. My daughter used to ask me why my stomach looked "that way"... the roll at the top of my scar. "Silly girl, it is because of you!" Well, enough was enough, I decided that I was going to work hard to get rid of my tummy. My results are below so you can see that our programs work if you work them...



You can achieve your goals as well. If you are needing to lose weight or just want to tighten and tone, our programs will work for you. We have challenge groups in place to assist you with your fitness & wellness goals. If you are not sure what challenge groups are or how they work, that is ok. ...... Just go to https://www.facebook.com/kristicarringtonfitforlife or email me for more information at fitforlifebeachbody@yahoo.com. I am here to help you!

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Monday, June 13, 2016

5 Benefits of Exercising that You May Not Have Considered...

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Need a little incentive to get moving? Exercise provides your body with an aesthetic upside, of course, but here are five more benefits — mental and physical — that could lead to a healthier, happier you.

1. Exercise Helps Alleviate Depression and Anxiety
Taking invigorating daily walks around the neighborhood may help you fight off bouts of depression. In a study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine in 2007, researchers found that just 30 minutes of light- to moderate-intensity exercise (think: brisk walking or jogging) was enough to alleviate many symptoms of major depression and may be just as effective as medication. The exact reasons are unknown, but the researchers speculated that a number of factors are at play: from being distracted from negative thoughts to balancing key neurotransmitters, including serotonin.

Exercise may also help people with anxiety disorders. When exercising, the body produces many of the same physical reactions as it does during a panic attack. According to a study published in the journal Depression & Anxiety in 2008, exercise may help those with anxiety disorders by normalizing those sensations and teaching the brain to associate those reactions (heavy perspiration, increased breathing, elevated heart rate, etc.) with safety instead of danger.

2. Exercise Helps You Poop
That’s right: The next time you’re clogged up, try some cardio. “Make time for moderate exercise, such as brisk walking, riding a bike or mowing the lawn. Experts recommend getting at least two-and-a-half hours of exercise per week,” the American Gastroenterological Association advises on its website for treatment of chronic constipation.

Yoga may also help keep you regular. Many practitioners believe that deep breathing combined with twisting postures can help physically move waste through the intestines. “The overall relaxation that one experiences after yoga can also be enough to help the digestive process,” says Byron de Marsé, yoga instructor at Equinox and Santa Monica Power Yoga. “Oftentimes we are subconsciously holding tension and don’t realize it until it’s gone.”

On that point, science agrees. According to the U.S. Department of Health, yoga, meditation, and massage can all help relieve stress, and thereby improve bowel function.

3. Exercise Helps You Relax and Get Some ZZZs
If you have a hard time getting to sleep or staying asleep, try incorporating more movement into your daily routine. In a study performed on mice, Japanese researchers found that mice that performed at least 30 minutes of exercise experienced a significant increase in the soundness of their sleep. Those that did not exercise at all or did so for less than 30 minutes showed no difference in sleep. The National Sleep Foundation also recommends exercise to help treat chronic insomnia, the most common sleep disorder among adults.

4. Exercise Helps You Be More Productive
One of the most common reasons people don’t exercise is due to lack of time and/or energy. Studies indicate, however, that people who exercise are more energetic and productive. “We have decades of research showing that exercise doesn’t just lead to feeling healthy and looking good… it actually makes us better at work. Exercising regularly gets the blood flowing to the brain, which enables us to focus more effectively. It activates the memory regions of the brain, so that you’re able to soak up information more quickly. And it puts us in a good mood, which is essential to collaboration and customer satisfaction,” says Ron Friedman, award-winning social psychologist and author of The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace.

An example of how it works: With age, your body produces fewer brain cells. Exercise helps combat this process by increasing the growth and development of your brain cells, which in turn improves memory and cognitive function, according to a study performed on mice and published in the Journal of Applied Physiology in 2008. The study’s researchers found that, purely through exercise (as opposed to through medication and/or surgery), the brains of both young and old mice were positively affected by exercise. Some of these positive effects included increased learning and memory capacities. So, next time you find yourself forgetting where you put your keys consider adding a little extra boost of physical activity to your daily routine.

5. Exercise Helps Boost Your Self-Esteem
Before you can put your best face forward, you might want to work up a sweat. Physical activity improves self-esteem, self-acceptance, self-concept, and self-efficacy, according to a 2009 paper published in The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. The authors suggest that any form of aerobic exercise will do — as long as you do it for at least 20 minutes.

By:  Beachbody

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