It’s almost September, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop spinning our favorite summer jams. Turn up this Labor Day weekend with these end-of-summer songs, chosen by the ladies of “The Real.” From Nicki Minaj to Sam Smith, there’s something for everyone!
Jam out to these summer hits on our YouTube playlist, here!
“All About the Money” - T.I.
“No Flex Zone” - Rae Sremmurd
“Anaconda” - Nicki Minaj
“All About That Bass” - Meghan Trainor
“Chandelier” - Sia
“Stay with Me” - Sam Smith
“Get Lucky” - Daft Punk
“Drunk in Love” - Beyoncé
“Turn Down for What” - DJ Snake & Lil Jon
“Magic” - Coldplay
“Trophies” - Drake
“2 On” - Tinashe
“Kanye” – The Chainsmoker
“Pills N Potions” – Nicki Minaj
“2 On” - Tinashe
Last week, I shared five ways to fit in a workout at home. This week, I’m demonstrating some of my favorite home workout moves that’ll get you in tip top shape for bikini season. Here are three moves that tone and sculpt your target areas:
Boat pose is a yoga move that strengthens your core and tones your abs. To do it, start off sitting with your knees bent and together. Slowly lift your legs into the position that I’m demonstrating in the left photo – hold for 10 seconds. Gently release into the second position and hold for 10 seconds. Repeat 3 times then take a break.
This move also strengthens your core and tightens your abdominal muscles. It’s very similar to the traditional plank, but the plank with leg lift just involves an extra step. Start off by getting into a push-up position, but with your weight on your forearms and elbows instead of your palms. Your body should form a straight line from your neck to your ankles. Hold this position for 20 seconds. From this position, brace your core and slowly lit one leg off the floor and hold for 5 seconds. Lower this leg and repeat with other leg for 5 seconds. Repeat 3 times. Burn, baby!
This move might make you look a little strange, but it’ll tone your booty like none other! Start on the floor on all fours. Lift your right leg into the air (position 2) so it is parallel to the ground, then bring it all the way to the back with your leg extended (position 4). Lower leg to the ground. Do this 40 times, then repeat on the other side.
There is nothing better than curling up with a good book, being transported to another world and living vicariously through the characters on the pages…it’s magical. There are so many delectable cook books, heartfelt tales and hilarious short stories that can carry you through any season. Here are 8 books that are worthy of your time:
Note: We just announced our new tween book series coming out with HarperCollins Children’s Books, called Twintuition. We’re thrilled to finally unveil this new chapter in our career, and hope you will share this experience with us!