A Workout With 5 Moves For Toning

Slide 1 of 6: As with so many things in fitness, achieving a toned figure—a firm body with some muscular definition—isn't exactly rocket science. It's hard work. You need to eat the right diet (see here for more), and you definitely need to hit the gym.However, some exercise routines are better than others when it comes to getting that firmer, toned physique. If getting toned is your goal, you need to do a proper training program that is largely composed of compound movements that target your larger muscle groups. After all, compound movements will work more muscle at once, result in more calorie burn, elevate your heart rate, and improve your flexibility while ultimately building muscle mass.With that in mind, what follows is a simple five-exercise workout—all incorporating compound moves—that will set you on the path to a toned body. Best of all, you can perform this routine essentially anywhere—the only equipment you need is a single resistance band (one of the most affordable exercise items you can buy on Amazon).Now, to get the most out of this routine, I advise you to perform each of the following movements back-to-back without rest, and aim for four-to-five sets total. And for more great workouts you should try now, don't miss The Secret Exercise Trick for Flatter Abs After 40.
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With that in mind, what follows is a simple five-exercise workout—all incorporating compound moves—that will set you on the path to a toned body. 

This 5-Move Workout Is Perfect for Toning Your Figure Fast (msn.com)

This 5-Move Workout Is Perfect for Toning Your Figure Fast (msn.com)

Easy by MwsR

It’d be easier without feelings

At least then no worries

Nothing to try and attempt to control

Everything would be colder than cold

Easy to travel this world all alone

Than to have loved much like you are prone

Everything changes

There is no room for anyone who simply manages

Easy to walk in the other direction

When nothing is expected, no need for perfection

Trials would all be null and void

Those who were victims, would be no more

Easy to tell a lie than pretend you are alright

Second guesses, those keep us up at night

Different people with no agendas

Different objectives can leave you feeling offended

Easy not to show your sensitive side

But sometimes, harder to hide

Human interaction will confuse things

No sense in worrying what tomorrow can bring

Easy to forget the hardships and stay in denial

If you want to live un-encumbered for a while

Easy to just feel and see reality

When your talking about spirituality

Everyone chooses according to their own preferences

Everyone makes efforts or they don’t.

Easy is something everyone wants.

Too Easy To Say Goodbye by MwsR

It has gotten too easy to say to you all

I almost think sometimes, I had imagined it all.

The hurtful words, the criticisms, and the lies

Like in the hottest crime book novel, I am the spy

The wet spots on my pillows that laid on my bed

It is kind of easier to think it all was in my head.

Dreams of you seldom come this way

But then again, what is there left to say?

I tossed many a nights thinking about what ifs,

The fallback was me, the goodbye was to me, I was the riff.

I desperately sought your approval in the earlier days

Thinking by some sudden miracle I could erase the overbearing haze.

Foolish I was, but trying to belong I was always

Trying so hard, but never so much again, in all ways

How did it become so much more easier to say goodbye,

Then to hold each other close, and try to dry a tearing eye?

How was it that you became as mundane as what to wear?

If even that is saying I care.

Too easy for you to forget about me,

to pick up where things were before me, I see.

It is all like reading about someone else and their life,

Skipping through the pages, trying to skim to see

If in fact is was even really me.

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Make Something For Your Mother, Daughter, or for Females In Your life, Who are Mothers!

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SUPPLIES:

– Main wood piece {I used a cabinet door front}
– Finial {top wood piece}
– Spool
– Oval Wood Piece for base
– Drill
– Wood Glue
– Spray Paint
– Sand Paper {to distress}
– Clothes pin

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DIRECTIONS:

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1. Mark the center of your main wood piece on the top and the bottom based off of the width of the board and the thickness of the board.

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2. Drill a hole slightly larger than the screw on the finial. *If you want to make the holder sturdier and with smoother transitions, you can flatten the connecting parts on the frame using a forstner bit.

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3. Drill a 3/8 in. hole in the bottom of the main wood piece/frame.

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4. Drill a 3/8 in. hole through the center of the base and cut a 3/8 in. dowel to the needed length.

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5. Apply glue to the spool and base and in the hole of the spool and base. Push the dowel through and let dry.

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6. Apply glue to the hole in the bottom of the frame and push the remainder of the dowel through. Also screw in the finial on top.

7. Spray paint and let dry. Polyurethane for a nice finish.

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8. Paint clothes pin and let dry. Mod Podge scrapbook paper on if desire. Hot glue to board.

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Now you can use this baby to hang recipes, pictures or anything else you want.

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Fabric Covered Magnet Frames on { lilluna.com } Such a cute idea and would make a great gift!

 Fabric Covered Magnetic Frame

Easy To Take Care Of Plants For Your Home

Chinese Evergreen

“Buy something that likes to live the way you do,” advises Gwenn Fried, manager of the Horticulture Therapy program at NYU Langone. “If you’re more of a waterer, an excellent plant is a Chinese evergreen.” It’s super forgiving if you overdo it on H2O, and it comes in tons of different varieties. 
Asparagus Fern
This fluffy plant tolerates a lot more abuse than other ferns — thanks to the fact that it’s technically not a fern. Asparagus setaceus adapts to both bright spots and darker corners. Keep the soil moist and it’ll thrive.
Fiddle Leaf Fig
These trendy trees have more than just lush foliage going for them. Their hardy disposition can adapt to most bright locations (minus direct sunlight). Water generously in the summer and slow it down when winter comes.  
Guiana Chestnut
More commonly known as a money tree, Pachira Aquatica frequently features a braided trunk. You’ll want to stick it in a spot with bright, indirect light and water frequently — its native habitat is a swamp.
Chinese Money Plant
Here’s another plant with fortuitous associations, although it also goes by the adorable nickname “Pancake Plant.” Pilea peperomioides prefers a shady spot (or winter windowsill) and weekly watering, according to The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery. Bonus: You can replant the offshoots that sprout from the base of the stem and keep money plants all over your house. 
Yucca
The recipe for a happy yucca is easy: sun, sun, and more sun. Water sparingly and plant in a deep container to prevent the top-heavy woody stems from toppling over.
African Violets
-good housekeeping of the most popular houseplants in the world, this flowering favorite blooms several times per year. Keep it thriving in bright but indirect light with moist soil. Good drainage and an African violet fertilizer administered every other week can help too.
Peperomia
These waxy plants do best in more humid conditions than trendy succulents. Bring ’em work too — the species even flourishes under fluorescent lights.

Easy Non-Equipment Exercises

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Diamond Push Ups

Start in a plank position. Bring index fingers and thumbs to meet, forming a triangle under chest. Bend elbows and lower torso as close to ground as possible. Push through palms to straighten arms. Modify this move by dropping to knees. Do 10 reps.

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PLANK UPS

Start in a forearm plank. Keeping abs tight and spine long, pick up right arm and right palm on ground. Repeat on left side, ending up in a high-plank position. Now reverse the movement, replacing right palm with right elbow and left palm with left elbow. That’s 1 rep. Be sure to keep hips still and facing the ground throughout the routine. Do 10 reps, alternating starting arms with each rep.

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