Brooke Burke: Fitness Tips, Recipes + My Eating Plan

“You’re allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously.”

Fitness is about getting a little uncomfortable. By that I mean the willingness to discover your boundaries, find your limits and the commitment to push through them. The benefits of working out go far beyond the booty and the bod. It really is about so much more. I blog about this topic a lot, it’s my passion space. When I started my Booty Burn class and became a teacher, I found my escape. There’s nothing better than self confidence and feeling accomplished after a kick-ass workout. Everyday I teach, I encourage everyone to give themselves credit for just showing up. On some days that’s enough. Together we find that sweet spot where we surprise ourselves; push through our pain and change our bodies. In our own surprise we discover new strengths and boundaries worth pushing.

Fitness is supposed to hurt a little and yes, you must sweat your ass off or quite honestly you just aren’t working hard enough. I feel like I’m in better shape in my 40s than I was in my 20s, when I was weighing my food, eating tuna fish, oatmeal & apple sauce (together, YUCK) and spending waaaay too much time in the gym. Now it’s an hour or less work out (ok, my Malibu Mamas will call me a liar because I always steal an extra 20 minutes in the session to stretch and breathe, it’s the best part of my class). Fitness is about understanding how to work out for YOUR body and maximizing every moment that you devote to yourself. Aren’t you worth it? Check out my 10 fitness tips. Whats even more exciting these days are the possibilities of short, effective work outs, even less than 10 minute burns can change your body and burn fat all day! If time is you demon, check out my Fitness App – Brooke Burke Body and I’ll show you how to get it done in any amount of time you choose to commit and we can do it together at home!

I want to share some of my favorite recipes that I begin each day with. Breakfast has changed for me as I am dabbling in intermittent fasting, and its totally working. First things first is my am coffee with butter! Yes I said butter! You can research the benefits of good high fats and how they will change you body! I’ve been making morning shakes for my family for years, and mixing it up (no pun intended) is super important so you don’t get bored. My current favorite is my-

Holiday Smoothie:
8 oz  organic Vanilla Almond Milk
1/2 scoop of protein powder (or collagen peptides)
1 tsp. cinnamon
Scoop of turmeric powder (awesome)
1 tsp. almond butter
1 cup frozen pears
2 dates
1 tsp. cacao nips
1 scoop of maca powder for energy
1 tsp. MCT oil

More smoothie ideas can be found here and here.

Don’t ever think that not eating will help you lose weight, that’s total BS. Eat more, lose more. Sounds crazy I know. Small, smart, frequent meals are the best for your body and metabolism and will help minimize your cravings throughout the day.

Don’t ever think that not eating will help you lose weight, that’s total BS. Eat more, lose more. Sounds crazy I know. Small, smart, frequent meals are the best for your body and metabolism and will help minimize your cravings throughout the day. But I do fast after dinner for 14-16 hrs. 

Next I want to give you a snap shot of what a typical week of dining looks like for me. On most days I’m managing a mini circus so I know that if I can take care of myself while I try to balance everyone else’s needs, then anyone can – I raise four kids, I’m a working woman, a blogger, a teacher, a home chef, a referee, a lover, a driver, a friend and on-and on.

Check out my eating plan here.