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Let’s Tone It Up A Notch – With Maaji SA

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It is so very easy to stay in bed an extra hour instead of getting up in the cold and heading to the gym. But we have come up with a plan to ‘tone it up a notch’, you won’t want to miss a workout for a very long time.

What it means to ‘tone’:

There are so many ‘gym’ terms that we don’t even know if we want to lose fat, or gain muscle, or lose weight, or tone? Often, you feel like you need to lose weight, but in actual fat, a little bit of toning the body will do the trick.

“Tone: To have some amount of muscle on your body AND then have a low enough body fat percentage so that this muscle can actually be seen.

The more muscle you have and the less fat you have covering it, the more “toned” and “defined” and “ripped” and “cut” you will appear to be. The more fat covering your muscle, the less visible it will be and the less “toned” you will appear”

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Step 1:

In order for the above to happen you will either need to lose some fat, or build more muscle, or even a combination of the two.

Ways to lose fat:

  • Cardio: A lot of cardio will burn calories quickly, which results in fat loss.
  • Eating Right: Quit sugar! Quit Dairy! But don’t quit the good fats, remember fat doesn’t make you fat, sugar makes you fat. Foods like Avocado and Fish have omega’s and fats that help burn unwanted fats. Foods that are full of anti-oxidants also help with burning fat, some examples are: Berries, Red Beans, Artichokes and Prunes.
  • HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training, like fast reps and lighter weights help in the fat loss process.
  • Increase your protein: and decrease your carb intake.
  • Power Plate: That funny looking machine at the gym that vibrates, helps a lot more than just burning fat, it also aids in circulation of the body which eliminates cellulite.

Ways to build muscle:

  • Stay off the scale: Your body weight will change during the fat loss and weight building process, do not confuse yourself or your body while training, just focus on your end result.
  • Heavier weights: And less reps. By doing this, your muscles become more defined.
  • Start a weight training program: It is important not to neglect any part of the body during muscle training.

The Result: Toned!

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Step 2: The Right Music

Its important to have some high-energy music to listen to while at the gym, it is a proven fact that music increases your motivation, which helps you train harder. Below are some songs that are great for getting hyped up for your workout!

Playlist Part 1: Part 2 will be in next months Maaji Blog Post

  1. Aero – The Game (Florian Kempers Remix)
  2. Alessia Cara – Here (Lucian Remix)
  3. Anna Graceman – Words (Glastrophobie Remix)
  4. Christian Carcamo – Closer To You (Sander W & Rami Remix)
  5. Coldplay – Midnight (Kygo Remix)
  6. Ellie Goulding – High For This (Kygo Remix)
  7. Flume – Never Be Like You Ft. Kai
  8. Gostan – Klanga (De Hofnar Remix)
  9. James Bay – Let It Go (Boehm Remix)
  10. Justin Bieber – Sorry (Deep House Remix)
  11. Kiiara – Gold (Achtabahn Remix)
  12. Kodaline – High Hopes (Filous Remix)

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Step 3: New Gymwear

If you haven’t seen my last blog post about Maaji SA Activewear you can check it out here. This month I am featuring the Megalong Valley Sweater, Russet Soul Tights, and Earth Warrior Bracelets all from Colourbox SA  I absolutely love Maaji Activewear, their items are trendy, colourful, and fit so perfectly!

Maaji Megalong Valley Sweater 

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Maaji Russet Soul Tights

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Maaji Earth Warrior Bracelets

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You can stand the chance of winning a R2500.00 voucher to shop online at Colourbox for Maaji SA Activewear by entering online at www.giveawaysa.co.za

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Comments (26)

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    Natalie M

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    Love this post and the competition too.

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      Lynette

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      Thank you for your feedback Natalie, I hope you have entered the competition and wish you luck!

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    Vanessa

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    Loving the range, thanks for the photographs Sam!

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    Raey

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    Those tights are super awesome….in fact, everything is amazing!!!

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      Lynette

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      Glad you like them just as much as we do! Have you entered the competition?

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    Chantal

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    Wow those maaji russet soul tights are amazing! I dance and they would be perfect for a winter dance class, so stylish.

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      Trish

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      Hi Chantal
      I agree. They would be the most stylish dancing tights

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    Chelsea

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    Absolutely obsessed with Maaji and the items Sam is wearing!!
    love love love <3

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      Trish

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      I agree
      I love love love the outfit. Sammy is so beautiful

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    CHANTE AUGUST!!

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    WOWZA love your blog great tips would love to win and keep fit looking great ????????????

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      Trish

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      HI Chante
      I agree it is more motivating to keep fit and in shape when you have amazing exercise clothes to wear

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    Yolande Smith

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    I adore Maaji???? especially the russet-soul-pants!! Keeping me motivated

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      Trish

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      HI Yolande
      If you have any motivating, exercising tips please keep us posted, to share with our readers

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    Moira Mc Allister

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    Your Maaji Russet soul tights look amazing as I do Bootcamp in winter so they will keep me warm as they hav so much class, and are so stylish….. Thanks

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      Lynette

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      Well said Moira!

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    kamilah francis

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    I love the gymwear,the superlong valley sweàter.

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    dina dos santos

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    love Maaji so awesome, stylish yet comfortable, love the prints so unique

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    Chanda Ponce

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    Love this article and I love the Russet soul tights

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      Trish

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      HI Chanda
      I agree – love the article and the tights – have a good day.

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    Joane Olivier

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    Russet Soul Tights!! wow they are amazing. My current collection of workout clothes don’t really make me feel confident. As a newfound yogi, these will definitely give me the confidence I need to do yoga while looking good.

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    Salochana Naidoo

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    Love the Maaji Megalong Valley Sweater!

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    Kay-Lee

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    Stunning tights!

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    kay-lee

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    Stunning tights! 🙂

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    Candice Piek

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    I just love the russet soul pants…they are fabulous, the print is exciting and trendy…

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    Erin

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    What a perfect post for some winter motivation for my summer body ????

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    Katherine Sarah

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    I love the soul tights best! ????

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