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Marine Collagen vs Bovine Collagen

There’s no doubt that the RushTush collagen is fast becoming a best seller as more Glow Girls are waking up to the amazing benefits of this powerful powder. It is a secret Hollywood celebrities and beauty insiders have used and tried to keep hush-hush for years. I am so proud to be able to make it accessible to all women without any worry about any unclean or nasty harmful additions like sugars and bulking agents!  

I have two different types of carefully created and tested collagens in the RushTush pharmaceutical range. They are Premium Hydrolyzed Collagen (bovine) and Marine Collagen. I use both of them and although they both work amazingly well, you might be wondering which one to choose, so I’m here to explain the differences and help you to reach a decision. 

Whether you go “land” or “sea”, rest assured you won’t regret adding this to your daily regimen. The question is which kinda Collagen Glow Girl are you? 

Bovine – the collagen for the Active Glow Girl

This powerful powder is perfect for gym babes who want a natural boost. Bovine collagen is naturally sourced from cows and is the most common source of collagen in most supplements on the market today. It is a type 1 and type 3 collagen and thus has both beauty and internal health benefits. 

Bovine assists with muscle recovery and allows you to build bigger and stronger muscles as it stimulates growth hormones. Some studies even indicate that when two groups (one is given collagen and the other not) worked out together on the same exercise plan, those using collagen picked up more muscle. Ladies, please remember that you are not genetically predisposed to gaining massive muscle. So, don’t let the idea of muscle scare you off. You might have seen female bodybuilders rocking muscles, but remember that they usually train using very heavy weights and use anabolics and steroids to attain the aesthetic they desire. To increase muscle to that extent cannot happen naturally and with bovine collagen, you are using a powerful powder developed by nature and through correct training, you will achieve the sexy muscle you are looking for, which is what many women actually call “ muscle tone”. Studies also suggest that arginine taken during training increases strength and body mass, and lowers collagen breakdown. 

Adding this supplement to your program also burns more body fat and allows you to feel full, thus reducing your appetite. So, if you are on any of the RushTush Glow Guides or use my RushTushFit app or exercise guides, then adding a collagen supplement will help with your weight loss and muscle building efforts. In addition to this, bovine is a type 1 collagen as well, and thus also has a host of beauty benefits which includes; faster-growing nails and hair, glowing more even skin, fewer wrinkles, and less cellulite. 
It also is essential as it repairs bones, tendons, and ligaments, regenerates healthy connective tissue. This makes it great for elderly women, active runners, and anyone who has suffered an injury on the gym floor or otherwise. Collagen provides the body with all the amino acids it requires, so be sure to supplement with it daily for best results. 

Marine – the collagen for the Beauty-Focused Glow Getter

Okay. Think of mermaid-long shiny hair and soft youthful glowing skin. If that is something you desire, then the solution lies under the sea, in the form of marine collagen. 
The magic powder has endless beauty-enhancing benefits, some of which includes: It helps to grow hair, nails and softens the skin

Reduces wrinkles
Reduces cellulite 
Reduces signs of aging
Builds bone strength
Improves skin, hair and nails

This is the perfect option for you to add to any beauty purchases on the RushTush app and will maximize the effects of any beauty products. All beauties should add collagen to their skincare routine for its anti-aging benefits and achieve glowing skin. 

Marine collagen is made from fish and is a type 1 collagen and that is why it mostly has beauty-related benefits. So, it is a great option for the Glow Girls who do not lead an active lifestyle. That said if you ever want to embark on a training program, but don’t know where to start then I have an app as well as exercise guides for newbies that will be just perfect for you. Workouts are mostly around 30 minutes, so you will be done in a flash! 

I would love to break a sweat with you. Find me at https://rushtush.com/product/newbie-body and https://rushtush.com/fit-app/

Marine Collagen – for the Glow Girl seeking health and vitality 

Being a type 1 collagen mostly, marine collagen also has a host of health benefits. 
These include:

It stabilises blood sugar
Boosts metabolism
Improves wound healing and reduces scars
Reduces inflammation and helps with joint pain
Increase brain health
Gives the thyroid a boost

It also has antibacterial effects in the body and is a superior protein source for weight management as it can help to suppress appetite by keeping you feeling full longer and thus can help promote weight loss

Marine – the collagen for the Pescatarian or Veggie Glow Girl 

The last consideration when it comes to choosing collagen types is your dietary preferences. If you are following the Veggie Glow then this collagen is a perfect addition to your eating plan if you are a FISH-EATING vegetarian or pescatarian. It is also safe for breastfeeding moms and pregnant women. To shop the Veggie Glow and my other Glow Guides, or to find out more about them visit: https://rushtush.com/product/veggie-glow/ or https://rushtush.com/e-books/

Marine – the perfect collagen choice for an Earth-Conscious Glow Girl 

Marine collagen is sourced from fish scales and fish skin, which means that no part of the fish goes to waste. Consuming marine collagen reduces your carbon footprint and is sourced in a biodegradable manner. 

Get your hands on these awesome powders and feel the benefits today. 
You can find it on the RushTushLife app: https://rushtush.com/pharmaceuticals/

The Marine Collagen retails at R450 for a 200g bag, while the bovine collagen, named Premium Hydrolyzed Collagen, goes for R330 for a 200g bag and R645 for a 450g bag. It is hydrolyzed for quick absorption to assist with those booty gains faster! The body does make collagen naturally and you can find it in certain foods, but hydrolyzed collagen is said to have a 90% absorption rate whereas collagen gained from food only has an absorption rate of 27%. 

How to use both power powders:

Take two heaped teaspoons in the morning and evening. It can be added to water, glow shakes, Hulk Juice, or any other juices from the Glow Guides. It can also be a frothy creamy addition to your morning coffee, I like to add 1 teaspoon to my coffee. Yummy! 

Remember to use your collagen every day over a period of three months to achieve the best results. That said, women who use my collagen report great results in less than 10 days! In fact, they’ve even suggested that I add a pair of nail clippers into each package…for their now, faster-growing fingernails of course! 

I hope you decide to start your RushTush collagen journey today! Remember, the body loses collagen as you age, and since it is found in nearly every part of the body, supplementing becomes essential for us all! Both marine and bovine collagens will help you feel better and maintain your natural beauty. Which one you choose just depends on your preference, health concerns, dietary restrictions, and what you want to use if for. So ladies, which type of Collagen Glow Girl are you?
 
Let me know on Instagram @rushtush and @rushtushlife. I’d love to see your fabulous results! 
For more information on the benefits of collagen, how collagen assists with hair growth, minimize postpartum hair loss, and how it combats cellulite, please continue to browse my website. It is full of content to equip you with the knowledge I wish someone had told me YEARS ago! Enjoy! 

Love always, 
RushTush
xoxo

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Creamy cashew, zucchini, and basil soup

Simple one-pot-meals that use fresh ingredients and pack a flavour punch are ideal for busy weeknights when we don’t want to spend hours standing over the stove. This cashew, zucchini, and basil soup from my Vegan Glow Guide is packed with vitamins and minerals and will keep you satisfied for hours. I love that the cashews make it super creamy and give it a decadent taste!

INGREDIENTS:

2 tsp olive oil
1 medium onion
2 garlic cloves
3 – 4 large zucchini
1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
45g raw cashew nuts
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
Salt and pepper to taste

METHOD:

1. Place olive oil, diced onion, and garlic in a deep based pan. Gently brown until succulent and glossy. Add diced zucchini and leave to soften for 10 – 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Add stock thereafter, cover and leave to simmer for 10 minutes
3. Add cashews and fresh basil leaves and blend with a handheld soup blender or transfer to a fixed blender. Blend until smooth.
4. Return to the heat, season to taste, and allow to gently simmer for another 5 minutes. Serve with fresh basil for garnish.

More recipes like this can be found in any of my eBooks, available for immediate download.

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Whey Protein Waffles

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Waffles are such a treat, but they’re also a great way of getting some extra protein into your diet – simply add a scoop of your RushTush Whey Protein powder to the batter!  I love them for breakfast but you can pretty much eat them any time of day (or night!).

Registered dietician @raeesa_eats shared her protein waffle recipe with us. It’s easy to make and includes a serving of RushTush Original Whey to give you that muscle-building boost.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup flour
1 serving RushTush Original Whey Protein Powder
1/2tbl baking powder
Pinch of salt
Dash of cinnamon
1 cup milk
1 egg
1/4 tsp vanilla

METHOD:
Blend everything together and pour the batter into a heated waffle pan until golden. Top with healthy toppings of your choice. We love ours with berries, almonds, and honey.

Recipe makes 4 waffles.

More recipes like this can be found in any of my eBooks, available for immediate download on my website. You can shop RushTush Whey in Original/Chocolate for R320 (350g) on the @rushtushlife app! We deliver nationwide.

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Introducing RushTush L-glutamine: The power powder supplement to recharge your muscles!

Say hello to the new RushTush pharma product ladies and gents! This product has been in development for quite some time now and I am so excited to finally be able to launch it. It’s called RushTush L-Glutamine. If you’re a regular gym babe, you may know all about this essential amino acid (which are the building blocks of protein) but, if not, you might require more information on glutamine. 

Here is why you should add it to your supplement cabinet, before your next workout sesh already! 

Gives you renewed energy 
L-glutamine is used for energy production, so be prepared for better workout sessions. 

Improves gut health
L-glutamine can also boost immune cell activity in the gut, helping to prevent infection and inflammation, as well as by soothing the intestinal tissue. The powder has become known as an important nutrient for leaky gut syndrome because of its ability to maintain the integrity of the intestinal wall. L-Glutamine is one of the most important nutrients for a healthy digestive tract because your intestinal lining actually uses it as fuel to create a strong surface for digestion and absorption. 

Thus, supplementing with L-glutamine is the most effective treatment to heal the gut lining for those suffering from leaky gut, as well as malabsorption and inflammatory bowel disease. The amino acid also heals all tissue in the body, especially those irritated tissues in the digestive tract. Research and studies indicate that L-glutamine boosts the immune system and improves gut health by soothing intestinal tissue and intestinal spasms.

May help curb cravings
It can also assist the body to burn fat and help you by reducing cravings while following any of the RushTush eating plans, except those designed for use during pregnancy and for nursing moms. Say goodbye to your evening fridge raid, as L-glutamine reduces your appetite and cravings by regulating blood sugar levels. Add an extra dose when your cravings hit to stop them in their tracks!  

Improves strength and endurance
It also may increase your endurance, strength, and speed during physical training. Many runners and endurance athletes have used L-glutamine to become faster, fitter, and stronger. 

Helps with weight loss and flattens tummies 
Glutamine can help keep weight off by reducing your food cravings while keeping your body supplied with energy. Some studies also show that the use of L-glutamine may lead to a decrease in the circumference of the abdomen.

Helps you lose weight while maintaining muscle
When you have excess weight, your body actually needs more glutamine. If you don’t have enough supplies, the body may break down muscle tissue to obtain the amino acid resulting in the loss of muscle mass. If you supplement with L-glutamine during weight loss your body is better able to rid itself of the kilograms whilst maintaining muscle. 

Bye-bye muscle cramps! 
Glutamine may decrease muscle soreness and improve recovery after intense exercise. Although your body stores high levels of this amino acid, under stressful conditions like intense workouts or physical injury, this amino acid is used up very quickly. So, supplementing with glutamine before and after exercise can go a long way to preventing muscle cramps. 

No more DOMS! 
Are you suffering from Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness? A dose of L-Glutamine prior to your workout and daily for 72 hours after maybe your powdery ticket to pain relief! 

Build sexy and shapely muscles 
L-glutamine is an essential amino acid that can assist with muscle recovery and cellular regeneration while preventing muscle breakdown and studies indicate that it increases lean body tissue. Glutamine helps muscles hold water, which is also necessary for growth and repair. But, the benefits of amino’s are not only for some lean sexy muscle gains, and don’t be afraid of muscle! Think tighter firmer tushies ladies. The only Hulk here is in the form of my famous green juice.

Convinced yet? If you are not pregnant, nursing and have no liver problems, simply download the RushTushLife app here and grab yourself a pot of the 500g RushTush L-Glutamine. It retails at R375 and is a pure premium amino acid. It is halaal, gluten-free, soy-free, and suitable for vegans. For best results, mix a teaspoon of the powder in water and drink one hour prior to training. Repeat for another dose after training.

I have been using L-glutamine since I started lifting weights and kettlebells, and it has really helped me to maintain my workout schedule because muscle cramps have not kept me out of the gym. I have goals! I hope it helps keep you on track too and I hope to hear your results on @rushtushlife and @rushtush on Instagram and RushTush and Be A Badass with a Great Ass on Facebook soon. I am thrilled to welcome this supplement to the RushTush pharma family. The product is designed to help Glow Girls all over the world reap the full benefits of their nutritional and physical training efforts by combining it with this powerful powder! Enjoy! 

Love always, 

RushTush
xoxo

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Bump Balls

These chocolatey balls of goodness from my Bump Glow Guide are the perfect balance of delicious and nutritious – the ideal combo to keep you going when those pregnancy cravings kick in! Add two scoops of protein powder to the mix to up your daily protein intake, which is always beneficial during pregnancy.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup of oats
1/2 cup of honey
1/2 cup of natural peanut butter
1/2 cup of cocoa
2 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)

METHOD:

1. Mix all ingredients
2. Form into balls and freeze for 1 hour
3. Store in an airtight container

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Why are we so scared of cellulite?

It is important that all women know that cellulite is perfectly normal to have. I don’t know where or when it was sold to us that it was “bad” to have cellulite, but somehow along the way the beauty and health industry has profited off the backs of normal women anatomy by selling us unrealistic ideas of women’s bodies. I know it will take a lifetime of unlearning what is considered “beautiful” and “acceptable” in society, but the thinking will never shift if leaders in media and marketing continue to deliver the same outdated messages. One thing to consider, apart from how we as women feel about cellulite, is the males reaction to it. Not that I ever cared about what a man thinks, but many men react a certain way to things according to the way they think women want them too. Lol. Can we blame them? They’re just listening to us complain and they don’t know any better. I’ve written this piece so that women can understand a bit more on what cellulite is, how to live with it and also how to improve the smoothness of their skin. I hope to remove the thought that cellulite is “ugly”. My job is to empower you with knowledge about the phenomena and how to address it, if that’s what you want.

For those who want to know, yes it is possible to improve the appearance of cellulite.

Cellulite…what is this phenomena that we were taught to hate?
Cellulite is sometimes called the orange peel or cottage cheese syndrome. It’s also referred to as the mattress phenomenon and that’s because the layer under the skin looks similar to a mattress. In your mind, picture a mattress that is filled with balls and covered with a sheet of material. Between the balls there are short bands that hold everything tightly together. The thin sheet of material is the skin and the balls are fat cells filled with toxins. Every time you pick up weight the balls get larger causing the dimpled appearance of the skin as it pushes up against the surface while the bands still try to hold everything down. The thinner your skin, the more visible the cellulite or dimpling can be. It’s basically the texture of the skin and the quality of the layered skin.

Who can get cellulite? 
Women, and even men, can get it and it usually affects the abdomen, legs, buttocks and pelvic region and occurs mostly after puberty. Cellulite is less visible in men, only because their skin is thicker than female skin. Female skin also tends to lose elasticity as we are said to age faster than males.

What is the cause? 
There are many causes of cellulite, but eating too much fatty, processed food, simple carbohydrates as well as salt and sugar are the main factors. Other cellulite-causing culprits include genetics, hormones, lack of exercise, little to no muscle tone, toxins within the body and whether you have a high fat percentage as this leads to more fat cells that are also larger in size. Have you ever seen an olympic sprinter with cellulite? But, you will see many longer distance regular runners with cellulite. You also need to choose your panties wisely as tight elastics around the butt is said to cause cellulite as it may constrict the blood flow in the area. 

Can I do anything to get rid of it? 
Unfortunately, there is no “cure” for cellulite. You can however manage cellulite with lifestyle changes. Personally, I go through phases with my cellulite. If i’m adding weight, there will be cellulite. However, I have zero cellulite when I’m eating clean, supplementing with collagen, powering through leg routines, lifting weights, doing inclines, sprinting, hiking, running and doing stairs. But, if you squish your skin together, sit funny or get a different angle of course you’re going to see cellulite- it’s totally normal!

Here’s the plan I use to minimise the appearance of cellulite!

Get Moving:

Training regularly will increase circulation and that will lead to firmer skin. It also stimulates collagen and the amount of human growth hormone released by your body- both of which have thickening effects on the skin thus reducing the appearance of cellulite. Exercise increases blood flow to the skin, providing it with more oxygen and nutrients. This also provides a detoxing effect so any toxins in your cells will be released. Furthermore, your training will also help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, which makes the fat cells become smaller, and that will make the skin’s surface appear smoother. Now, don’t rush off to perform hours on the stationary bike, as cardio alone is not the answer to the end of cellulite! You need to do some sort of resistance training as well. Weight-bearing exercises provide the muscles under the skin with oxygen, allowing it to remove toxins from the body efficiently- and to remove cellulite, we must target the toxins that are stuck in the fat cells as well as to increase overall muscle mass.

I would recommend three weight training sessions per week of about 45 minutes. You’ll want to include exercises such as squats, deadlifts, step-ups, leg raises and my favourite exercise- the kettlebell swing! Running will also help you, but incline walking is the key to minimising your cellulite as it tones your muscles and creates circulation in the lower body while also increasing the quality of muscles, allowing them to push the cellulite-causing toxins out of the body. Try skipping, training using the stairs, and incline sprints also work well.

If you need further help with your training plan, you can always turn to my 8-week Newbie Body Guide and my 6-week Tush Sculpt, which focuses on the lower body if that is your concern and you don’t have an Apple device. If you do, download my fitness app, RushTushFit.

You also need to focus on what you put in your body:

Real fat loss is slow and steady, so resist any urges to try fad diets in a desperate attempt to drop the kilograms. Yo-yo dieting confuses cells and leads to them becoming irregular in shape, which makes the cellulite appear more pronounced. You see, yo-yo dieting may lead to weight loss, but then you gain it again and decide to try another crash diet, and so your fat cells are filled, emptied and then filled again. Remember it’s not just fat accumulation that causes the cottage cheese effect, but also the structure of the fat. So ladies, you simply have to maintain a healthy eating regimen because consuming simple carbs, sugars and fatty fast food doesn’t help you achieve smoother skin. Cutting down on sugar will have a massive effect on lessening cellulite! Also, drink lots of water to flush out the toxins from the body and change the texture of your skin. Water retention is known as one of the biggest contributors to cellulite. We are always told that we should up our water intake in cases of water retention and you might think that that is counterproductive, but consuming water will allow the body to eliminate the amount of water that is stored under the skin. Try fresh lemon in hot water every day upon rising. You can also have my Bad Bitch Juice which contains grapefruit and lemon- ingredients are known to minimise cellulite. 

You can also try the famous Hulk Juice from my Glow Cleanse. It is loaded with lemon and greens as it helps emulsify the stubborn fat deposits so that they can be flushed out more easily. 

Add the following food to your plate, as they may help minimise cellulite. 

Berries as it helps flush out toxins.
Papaya as it prevents irregularity under the skin’s surface.
Grapefruit- eat one a day. 
Ginger 
Oily fish  
Avo 
Banana 
Green leafy vegetables- actually eat plenty of any veggies for that matter! 
Diuretic fruits such as pineapple, celery, cucumber, onions and asparagus.

Start supplementing with collagen…today already.

Collagen is the “cellulite smoother” that you just have to add into your diet! I talk about the amazing benefits of collagen all the time because I want women everywhere to experience the magical results of this powerful powder. Yes, your body does have collagen, but as you age you start to lose your natural supply. The hormonal change also results in collagen loss and skin becoming thin. But, as your collagen level increases through supplementation your skin walls will begin to get stronger again and will hold onto more moisture. The skin will also become firmer, thicker, more hydrated, more elastic and smoother than a baby’s bottom. This makes cellulite less noticeable. Many studies have shown that supplementing with hydrolyzed collagen peptides every day for 10 weeks can smooth uneven skin, increase skin density, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Hello, cellulite-free body! 

Women have reported seeing results on my collagen in less than two weeks! Isn’t that amazing? Replenish your skin’s collagen by simply adding RushTush Hydrolyzed Collagen to your smoothies, water or Hulk Juice. It’s a best seller because more women are catching on to its wonderful benefits. It is an essential nutritional supplement used for smoother skin. Shop my hydrolyzed collagen via the RushTushLife app. A 200g bag retails for R315 and the 450g costs R630. Take 15g per day and while you’re at it, add protein-rich food which contains collagen such as; bone broth, beef, eggs, chicken and beans as well as foods high in zinc, copper and vitamin C (from citrus fruits, peppers, tomato, broccoli and greens) to your meals. 

Lastly, rigorously massaging the area and applying topical creams do have some effect as it stimulates blood flow. Dry brushing is also great as it improves blood circulation and lymphatic drainage and helps break down toxins. Here’s the problem though, the effects are temporary! Even the latest technology, such as radiofrequency, body-firming treatments and laser lipo can only help to a certain extent as the skin has a turnover period and is constantly being renewed. So, if you are going to go this route, just know that it won’t be permanent and you’ll soon realise that exercise, increasing collagen and making healthier food choices is the only way to really combat cellulite. That is why I can only advise that treatments be done as an addition to a healthy lifestyle, not as the only way to rid the body of cellulite. 

I know all of this sounds like hard work, but what amazing success story didn’t require effort? I hope you use these tips and share your RushTush Hydrolyzed Collagen purchases and cellulite-control journey with me on social media. Tag me on Instagram @rushtush and @rushtushlife. Remember to do this for yourself and only if cellulite is causing you distress because trust me, nobody actually cares. For me, there’s nothing better than a babe rocking her favourite outfit with confidence! I look forward to seeing your skin-firming results! 

Love, RushTush xoxo

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Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

One of my famous most loved nutritious soups in my Winter Cleanse is the Spicy Sweet Potato Soup. The meals in my eating plans are not only about weightloss. The menu focus will always be about the medical and health benefits. Sweet potatoes offer the best sources of vitamin A, vitamin B, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin and caratenoids. Scientists had determined that sweet potato contains anti inflammatory, anti diabetic and anti cancerous properties. With added cumin, this winning soup is sure to improve your digestive health and assist with bloating.

INGREDIENTS:
2 tsp of olive oil
1 large red onion, finely diced (about 1 and 1/2 cups)
2 garlic cloves, minced
5 sprigs of coriander, leaves reserved for garnish & stems tied together
3/4 tsp cumin
Sea salt
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (about 6 cups)
6 cups vegetable stock

METHOD:
Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, coriander sprigs, cumin and a heavy pinch of salt and cook, stirring now and then, until softened but not browned (about 10 mins). Add the sweet potatoes and stir. Then add the vegetable stock and bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer until the sweet potatoes are very soft (about 30 mins). Remove the coriander sprigs. Carefully puree the soup in a blender until you’ve reached your desired texture. Garnish with a few coriander leaves and enjoy.

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Skinny Hot Chocolate

Craving something sweet, within the sexy goddess budget? Skinny Hot Chocolate is the one, she also offers hugs you need on these cold days in-between load shedding and working from home. Can we catch a break? Enjoy this warm drink with almond milk or try everyone’s new fave, oat milk. Ditch the honey for vegan honey and she becomes a vegan babe! You can find this recipe and more like this in all my eating plans. Share this recipe with your friends and family, and don’t forget to tag me!

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup almond milk
1 Tbsp raw cacao powder
1 Tbsp pure maple syrup/honey 
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
Pinch of sea salt

METHOD:
Combine all the ingredients into a saucepan over high heat, using a whisk to break up any clumps.

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No Gym, No Problem

Not everyone has access to the gym, especially during this time of the Coronavirus national lockdown. Now more than ever people are looking for ways to stay active in their own space. 

Home gyms are also becoming more popular in recent years because it saves on time as you don’t need to drive anywhere and women can train at home and not need to leave their children or babies. Not to mention that some women generally don’t like to train in public or infront of men. Some are even still weary of the weights section in the gym so they stick to the treadmill and miss out on the incredible benefits that weight training has to offer. The above are just some of the reasons why I created my ‘women only’ gym and later my fitness app, called RushTushFit. I believe that fitness should be accessible to all women who want to train and lead active lives. 

So, how do you train at home and still achieve major results? 

When planning a fitness programme, I recommend that you keep in mind factors like structure and progression. There is a lot of free content out there, which is why I appreciate each and every woman who uses my Glow Guides or my fitness app. But, the problem with working out with free content willy nilly is that it usually isn’t worked out by a personal trainer who has built a programme with proper structure. This allows you to grow with the programme and progress to new levels by adding weight or more complex moves as you go along. For example; a beginner gym-babe programme might begin with a basic chair squat , but by week five that women should be able to do weight-bearing squats and even jump squats while not compromising on form. It is also important that preventative strengthening and prehab movements are incorporated into your programme, no matter what your fitness level or skill level is. This reinforces stabilizers and builds a rock solid foundation. One that isn’t easily injury prone.

Build a solid foundation

Cardio should be the foundation of your routine and should be performed at least three times a week at first. Aim for 30 minutes to an hour. You can then add more sessions and add High Intensity Interval training as your fitness improves. HIIT training can be done for up to 20-30 minutes. You can even do 10 minute HIIT workouts! Cardio doesn’t have to be complex or done on a machine like a treadmill. So, you definitely don’t need access to a gym to complete your sweat sessions. 

For cardio, it’s important to choose what you enjoy so that you don’t skip any sessions. You can try skipping, Zumba, a home workout video, walking, jogging, yoga, dancing or running on the spot or around the block. You can also incorporate all of these options so you never get bored! Also, for the ladies that are looking to lean out their legs and tone their butts, a great tip is adding stairs and walking uphill. Getting out into nature is wonderful for your body. I love taking my sons for walks in the fresh air! Fresh air always does the body good. 

Take your body to the next level

I also recommend 2-3 weight-bearing sessions of around 30 to 45 minutes. If your focus is on weight loss then it is best to make all of them full body workouts. If you want to focus on building your glutes, then up to two lower body sessions are recommended. 
You can use the following home items as weights: 

  • Filled water bottles
  • Filled milk cartons
  • Filled detergent bottles 
  • Canned goods
  • 2kg to 5kg packet or rice or flour 
  • Fill an overnight travel bag with clothes and use it when performing front-loaded squats. 
  • Get creative and pick up chairs and ottomans if you have too.

You can also use paper plates or towels as gliders during leg exercises as well as books during yoga workouts if you do not have yoga blocks and need to work on a specific asana (yogi word for stretches). Be creative but keep in mind that in order to grow your muscles, including your booty ones, you’ll need to add resistance. 

Create your own Sweat Session Section 

Having a home gym means no driving to the gym and no time wasting. So you will have more quality moments with family. It is also great because the equipment is yours forever. It needn’t be expensive and you can also build on your sweat section over time by purchasing one piece of equipment every month. If you are ready to take the p[lunge] and purchase your own gym equipment then look out for these pieces and consider it an investment towards creating a healthier sexier you. 

Glow Girl Gym essential list: 

  • Skipping rope for cardio. There’s a reason why boxers use it! It is such an inexpensive tool for slimming. 
  • You can also add an aerobic step. 
  • They are great if you want to take things to the next level with at home step workouts. They are also great for leg exercises like elevated one-legged lunges. 
  • Medicine ball. Look out for one of about 3kg.
  • 2 x light dumbbells. You can also add a medium and heavy set. Please don’t be afraid of weights ladies! Use dumbbells that are 3, 4 or 5kg.
  • Ankle weights. They are great for leg workouts.
  • Booty bands. They are affordable and you can take them anywhere! They create resistance for leg workouts and activations. Look out for the material version as the latex ones tend to slip down your legs during training. 
  • Kettlebells! Kettlebells and more kettlebells! Of course they would be on the list. Get a medium weight of about 8kg and something heavier, such as a 10kg or 12kg.
  • Music. Make workout playlists to keep you motivated. You can also listen to my Getting Started and Doing it playlistson Spotify. 

If you need help creating a structured routine at home and tips on how to use the above equipment effectively then I have a few options available. These three options can definitely help you achieve your goals- whether that is weight loss, maintenance, building lean muscle or firming your butt. 

The Newbie Body Guide

This is an 8-week programme specifically designed for those new to fitness or those who want to brush up on techniques. The guide will show you what exercises to do, when to do cardio and HIIT training sessions and how to create a routine moving forward. And, the best part is that the sessions are only 30 minutes long! Yes, that’s all you need when you are training effectively. 

The Tush Sculpt

They call me RushTush for a reason! That’s because I know how to get any booty into shape. Tush Sculpt is designed for advanced babes with gym experience that are looking to take their bodies to the next level. It is a six week DIY weight training programme that lifts the booty and slims the legs so you don’t have to worry about them becoming bulky. You will need an instagram to follow the videos.

The RushTushFit app

In the app you can choose from different options and workout programmes according to your goal and fitness level. So pick your programme and train with me from as little as R250 per month for the year. Or you can choose the pay as you go option for R299.99 per month. Your first two weeks are free!

All of these options are exactly how I have trained my ladies in the gym as well as how I train myself. Now I can bring you my methodology in an accessible and easy way. I can not wait to train with you at your home and show you how to create the body you deserve by stepping into your higher self, through regular training.

Don’t forget to share your results with me. I would love to celebrate your achievements with you. Join the Be a Badass with a Great Ass Facebook page and tag me @rushtushand @rushtushlife on Instagram. Remember I am also around if you need assistance or have any questions during your journey. 

All the best, 
RushTush
Xoxo

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Preparing For Pregnancy by Rushda Moosajee

Becoming a mom has been the most rewarding experience of my life. It’s therefore not surprising to me that I would want to help other women on their journeys to motherhood. During my career, women have shared the good news of becoming pregnant while being on my Glow Cleanse, some had been yearning to be a mom for a long time, while others fell pregnant without even trying. I’ve even had women who finally had their period, for the first time in years. It’s amazing how the body reacts, both internally and externally, when you start living a healthier lifestyle. 

Take the first step 
If you’re looking to become a mom, the first step is to seek medical advice. Doctors, clinic sisters, and gynaecologists can advise you – taking into account your age and medication or contraceptives you’ve been on, while also taking a look at your sexual and medical history. Other things they’re likely to chat with you about are your weight, exercise and the correct way of eating – now that is where I come in! 

Why is your weight important? 
Yes, unhealthy weight can indeed hinder your pregnancy efforts and if you have diabetes, the baby could pick up weight, and might be more challenging during delivery. Being overweight may also increase your risk of miscarriage, gestational diabetes and complications from high blood pressure. There may also be higher levels of leptin (a hormone that is produced in fatty tissue) in your body. This may disrupt the hormone balance and could lead to reduced fertility. Many women with excess weight can still ovulate, but research suggests that the quality of the eggs produced seems to be compromised. Now, I don’t claim to know it all. These are just my findings based on my experiences and that of other women I have trained. I am no expert, but love to share insight on lifestyle changes that I believe can assist you. Remember the healthiest you delivers the healthiest baby. 

What changes do you need to make to be at your healthiest? 
Toned tummies are made in the kitchen – and so are babies, well so to speak at least. A proper diet can actually increase your chances of conception. Eating antioxidant-rich foods can improve fertility. Your diet should be rich in vitamin C, E, D, fish oil, and folic acid. Also, consume less refined carbs as the pancreas releases insulin into the bloodstream after a sugar spike and high insulin levels may hinder ovulation. Focus on eating foods to boost egg quality, your womb lining, fertility, and your overall health. Munch on protein (preferably from white meat), cruciferous vegetables, salmon, quinoa, and leafy greens like spinach. Kale is another powerful vegetable because it contains elements needed for estrogen metabolism. The Glow Cleanse is centred around these foods and you can increase your green vegetable intake even further by slurping up some Hulk Juice, featured in the cleanse. 

Get physically strong
To prepare my body for pregnancy, I wanted to be in the best shape possible and always advise other women to do the same. Training is not just about the scale, as the benefits for your body and mind extend further than the running track or gym floor. You see, pushing yourself through a marathon while you’re out of breath shows you that you’re capable of pushing your body and overcoming the bumps along the way as things aren’t always steady and smooth. Also, during training sessions you might set goals (be it deadlifting 20kg or doing your first pull up) and when they are achieved you begin to realise that all things are possible. Our bodies are creations that can deal with many challenges – even the ones that could come with pregnancy. I have seen that women who are physically active tend to deal better with pregnancy as through training you begin to understand your body, and with this comes the knowledge that pain is temporary and rewards are on the other side – this is much like the labour process, the daunting c- section operation, and recovery after birth. Physical training also assists with your pre-pregnancy journey as it will help you maintain a healthy weight, improve your circulation, and reduce stress. Stress and poor circulation can also impact your fertility, so get the blood flowing, and calm the body and mind. Starting with exercise now also makes it easier to continue during pregnancy, albeit less intensely. 

Don’t forget about water
In my Glow Cleanses I emphasise the need to drink PLENTY of water. Water is crucial, even pre-pregnancy. Dehydration can interfere with ovulation, affect cervical mucus, and embryo implantation. I also advise using glassware as plastic can affect the body and fertility. 

Ready to get going? 
Here is my “preparing for pregnancy prescription”. 

Cleanse the body of built-up toxins as you eat your way to increased fertility. You can follow a guided eating plan if you need assistance you can purchase one of my Glow Guides below. 
Purchase the Glow Cleanse here: https://rushtush.com/product/the-glow-cleanse/
Get glowing with a cleanse to transform your body in as little as four to eight weeks. The Glow Cleanse promotes pregnancy as it rebalances your hormones and kick-starts the body’s natural functioning. 
Get the Winter Glow Cleanse here: https://rushtush.com/product/winter-glow-cleanse/
This eating guide is perfect for the colder months where you’re looking for comfort without increasing your waistline. It features delicious and healthy meals like Muscle Pancakes, flavoursome soups, Glow Tarts, and even roti and curry. 

For help with fitness, look no further than your mobile phone. 
Download my fitness app here: https://apps.apple.com/za/app/rushtushfit/id1484784716
Train with me from as little as R250 a month, as I take you through various exercise programmes based on your goals. The best news is that your first two weeks are free! 

You can also purchase Newbie Body, for a beginner’s guide to getting fit and feeling amazing: https://rushtush.com/product/newbie-body/
Both of my fitness options are exactly how I’ve successfully trained myself and my Glow Girls in the gym, and now I cannot wait to workout with you from the comfort of your home. 

My methodology is tried and tested, and it works. That’s the other reason why my eating and fitness plans help increase fertility – there’s nothing more attractive to a male than a female who is feeling confident and sexy. You glow girl! 

I wish you all the best on your journey to motherhood. Give your body time and don’t feel pressured to race to conception. If things aren’t happening as fast as you’d like, there are lots of options available. Remember, I am always here if you need help along the way. 

Enjoy the journey to discovering your most fertile and sexy self 😉 be careful what you wish for,
Rush xoxo

DISCLAIMER: RushTush content is based on her own experience and that of her clients and Glow Girls that she has successfully trained and assisted during her career. This is meant to help and guide females and is not intended as a replacement for medical advice.