Top 3 Hardest DVD Workout Programs

What I love about these programs is that they are extremely physically challenging and based on functional fitness. You will definitely see improvement in your athletic abilities, strength, and cardio with NO RUNNING! I hate running. No boring basic moves you see all the time. Instead you'll find diverse, new moves that will put your body to the test!! My favorite Top 3 hardest DVD programs: 1. Insanity Asylum Vol 1   The next level of Insanity. It is HARD! Here I was introduced to moves I've never seen before and got more athletic and stronger than ever before. In the beginning I was struggling with the in&out abs using the agility ladder. It strengthened parts of me that I neglected before...

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About Me and the K.I.S.S. Blog

Welcome! Glad you found yourself here. I'm Ying, owner and founder of Gourd: Functional leggings with big pockets! I created these pants to solve the major, prevalent problem of horrible pockets on women's pants. It's time to put an end to this craziness. This blog is not your typical blog. Why? Because there is no fluff. It is direct, to the point, and gets down to business. K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid)! I've always been an active individual. I'm fairly competitive and always want to get more athletic and take it to the next level. Things were going well until college. Yeah, college makes you fat! How stupid that college not only robs you of your money but also your health!...

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The Sad Truth About Women's Pants

“Men have pockets to keep things in, women for decoration."  - Christian Dior, 1954 This quote pretty much sums things up. Women's pants have horrible pockets! The crazy thing is that it's been like this since the 1800's! Throughout history women's clothes have always been more about decoration than practicality. There have been periods of rebellion but overall the trend remains the same. Fashion is obsessed with slimming down a woman's figure, and trendy low-rise skinny jeans and designer handbags sure didn't help. And please, fashion zippers?! WTF?!?! I'm an active, practical girl. Cargo pants are practical but let's be honest, ugly and too restrictive for my tastes. Enter leggings. Leggings are an absolute godsend. Here we have a fashionable item that's great...

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