Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 379

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Workin' on my fitness with kitty pull-ups...

Workin’ on my fitness with kitty pull-ups

My darlings,

The new year is upon us, and, with that, many new year’s resolutions. I was talking to a few kitty friends of mine, and one resolution that always pops up is getting fit.

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Believe it or not, despite my statuesque frame, fitness is something I actually have to work hard to achieve. This body doesn’t come naturally.

Well…most of it does, but I do have to put in the work, and I believe in putting in the work, especially in the pursuit of purr-fection.

Because you’re my favorite fans, here are my top tips to get in tip-top shape in 2016.

Walking works!

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Don’t believe the hype: it’s not always about high-impact exercise. Sure, all of that exciting stuff is great — running, CrossFit, aerobicising — but I prefer good, old-fashioned walking. You don’t need a fancy gym membership or lots of gear; just you, the open road (or the treadmill) and the desire to sweat.

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The great thing about the new Apple TV ($149) is the apps. It’s just like the iPhone and iPad now, except for the TV. There’s an app store with all kinds of apps, including the usuals — Netflix, Hulu, YouTube — but also a bunch of games, cooking apps and apps for art, fashion and fitness.

So many apps!

One of my favorites is called Sing. There’s an iPhone version where people sing along karaoke-style to different songs while they record themselves with the camera, and then you can watch them on your TV.

It’s a blast! Some people really get into it. I’m gonna have my assistant install the mobile version on my iPhone so I can practice my singing.

There are also some great kitty (and human) fitness Apple TV apps like Zova, with new apps coming out every day.

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Try these fabulous fitness-friendly mobile apps

Tabs loves AudibleAudible — Ooh! I just love Audible! I highly recommend an Audible subscription for fun and fitness. Thanks to Audible, I’ve been reading so many books lately, on account of my not having to actually read them and being able to listen to them on my iPhone while I do other things, like work on my hot bod.

The $14.95 Gold level monthly subscription gets you one credit per month that you can use to buy any audio book you want, and as a member you also get a 30% discount on all other audiobooks, which is a pretty good deal.

I share a subscription with my assistant because she and I like a lot of the same books…

Netflix — You probably know all about Netflix by now, but you might not know that they have a mobile app, and you can use it to watch Netflix on the go on your tablet or phone.

Sometimes I’ll use it when I’m walking on the treadmill because it really makes the time fly. I can get a good sweat going while I catch up on my telenovelas…

Cool tunesSpotify — There are tons of streaming music services out there, but I mostly like Spotify because of their genre and mood stations, like the Britney Body Workout, Vinyasa Flow and the Nike Running Tempo Mix, which are basically like really great playlists.

And then when I’m done exercising and want to work on my memoirs for a bit, I’ll turn on the Deep Focus station to get my mind into a creative zone…

It really works!

I just use the free membership, which has access to all of the mood stations. There are some ads every once in a while, but there are also ad-free pay memberships if you’re so inclined.

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I hope these tips help you’ll achieve fitness and fabulousness in 2016.

Rock that bod,
Tabs

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  1. Hm, Netflix on the Treadmill, a great idea!
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  2. BooBooNinja says:

    Ok, so you’re a photoshopping wiz, but Tabs’ kitty lift looks real. WOwza.

  3. Chelsea says:

    Love the tips Tabs, especially for the Apple TV! We have the new one too, I’ll have to check out some of the things you mentioned.

    I recently joined a gym / fitness plan with some girlfriends, and they have actual folks with degrees in exercise science and physiology, and realistic expectations, so it’s going really well! My normal circus gym is currently in transition, so I’m missing my trapeze, but am taking dance classes in the meantime.

  4. Juvy says:

    This is the time of year that I hate going to the gym since errrrone wants Ti start going. Like, where have they been the rest of the year? Now I gotta fight to get on the machines and weights.
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  5. Mel says:

    Have been stopped going to gym in holiday, I am planning to get back to my usual work out routine gradually.

  6. It takes hard work to look that good! These are some awesome tips, thanks Tabster!
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  7. jessica says:

    Hi Tabs! Happy New Year!
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  8. Jules says:

    I received a FitBit for my birthday (Dec. 5), and so far I’ve lost almost five pounds! Just ten more to go… You *can* get a little obsessive with counting your intake calories, but I find it’s quite easy to get your number of burned calories… Go shopping for makeup!

  9. Quimerula says:

    I’ve just had a very nice run with your recommended list (the Nike Tempo one) so now I follow that one and I marked the other two for later.

    Can I recommend you one in return? Keep Calm & Stretch On. Maybe you like it!

  10. Alison says:

    It’s nice how most sites are flexible about cats, dogs and pet assistants sharing subscriptions, isn’t it, Tabs!

    Thanks for the lovely recommendations. I’ve had a lot of health issues this past while but I’m very much hoping to be well enough to get walking this year!

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