How Tobias Stays Fit With A Hectic Touring Schedule

Get to know a little about Tobias in his bio:

Bio: “Tobias is a pop and hip-hop artist. He taught himself how to write, record, and produce his own music at a very young age and has since developed into the artist he is today. Although he has always created his own original music, his performance career started in 2011, performing as a back-up rapper. He has since developed as a solo artist and created a whole different sound for himself. Tobias has toured across the East Coast at some well-renowned festivals, events, and venues. He has a true passion for music and loves delivering his fans an exciting, high                                           energy performance.”

You may know Tobias from his infamous song, “Want You,” where you will be sure to find yourself with the lyrics, “ Girl, you got me going crazy, crazy and I really really really want you,” stuck in your head, and possibly belting out the chorus in the shower. Tobias recently released his new song “Robber,” and rest assured the lyrics and beat are just as catchy. If you want to check out Tobias’ music videos, head over to his YouTube Channel Tobias Sound. With his hectic schedule as an artist, Tobias wanted to show his fans his health takes just as much priority.

               

Tobias’ schedule is a bit chaotic in a true artist form. He wakes up around 7 or 8 a.m. , and chows down on some breakfast before heading straight to the gym. Building up a sweat is Tobias m.o., making sure that he targets a different muscle each day. He takes working out extremely seriously and says, “even though I have a busy schedule, my workout is one thing where I refuse to cut time.” With long hours on the stage performing, Tobias finds it crucial to get his full workout in six days a week; after all, huffing and puffing on stage, while performing is never a good look. His workout routine looks something like this; he begins with 15 minutes of cardio, targeting his muscle of the day, and ending with 20 to 30 minutes of abs. We all know we want to be kicking it in the gym, so make sure to get on Spotify and put some of Tobias’ tracks on your playlist. After his workout, he heads for a quick shower because each day is busy, as he fills his time with  recording, producing, writing, meetings with his label, Bently Records; networking or, promoting his music. And, this all happens in-between his touring schedule.

20% of health starts in the gym, while the other 80% is made in the kitchen. Tobias works with his personal chef, Emily from the company, Good Eats. Tobias is usually hard-pressed for time, and is unable to cook, which is why the design of the ” grab and go” meals are perfect for him. His meals are custom designed for him; each meal is low in fat, high in protein, with simple carbohydrates to keep him in shape, and healthy. He finds the meals to be, surprisingly delicious. Like most humans, Tobias enjoys one cheat day a week, where he checks out the latest restaurants, and savors all of the delectable bites.

By staying active, and healthy Tobias is able to give his audience an amazing performance . He says, ” I just don’t feel the same if I don’t get a full workout. When I workout and eat healthy, I feel happier and more energized and I can do more.”

When asking Tobias questions in regards to the article, I decided to ask a fun one!

What are some quirky things people don’t know about you?

Tobias answered, ” I’m crazy about shoes, especially athletic shoes, and especially Adidas. I probably have more than 40 pairs of shoes and I’m always getting new ones. A lot of my shoes are just the same shoe in all different colors. Having my gym outfit and shoes on point motivates me to have a great workout. I also can’t workout unless I have headphones and they have to be great headphones and great music. I have rose gold beats solo headphones that I use at the gym. They’re wireless so I can put my phone down while I’m working out.”

Tour Merchandise:

We all have a bit of a fashion fen in us, which makes watching artist’s chose their style, so enticing. Very exciting news for Tobias’ fans, he is collaborating with a blacklinxinc to give you all some dope clothing to wear on his upcoming tours.

                            

 

Follow Tobias On Tour:

 http://tobiassound.com/shows-2/

Check Out Tobias’ Social Media:

Tobias Official Website: www.TobiasSound.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TobiasMusicArtist

itunes: https://itun.es/us/FrF6jb
Good Eats by Emily:

Day 1 Of Meal Prepping & Working Out

Day 1

Dear Healthy Life,

While I can say today went interestingly… It has been awful weather here with the constant rain which, has been exhausting me. I actually have a B12 deficiency and, haven’t been able to get my B12 shot in 3 months because it took that long to renew my insurance. So, I finally got it and, I am actually feeling much better after a few hours after being injected. Rewind to this morning when my alarm went off for 7 a.m. joke was on me because I woke and, felt like I hadn’t slept in over a week. I didn’t even hit snooze I turned that alarm off and, went right to sleep. I woke up around 10 a.m. still completely exhausted. I threw on my robe and, headed downstairs at about 11 a.m. did yoga which was amazing and, made my first smoothie of the day after. I chowed down on that and, had my snack of celery and m homemade peanutbutter at around 12 p.m. While eating my snack I worked on my freelance article and, finished at about 2:30 p.m. By then  was so hungry I couldn’t wait to have lunch!  Lunch was half a piece of Ezekiel bread, 1 cup cucumber, 1/4 cup of chickpeas, alfalfa sprouts, red onion and, I put a little vegan mayo on the bread because I didn’t want balsamic dressing on my sandwhich.  Still unable to shake off being tired I head downstairs to rest and recover. At about 4 p.m. I had my second smoothie with some frozen mango, 1 banana, almond milk and, a scoop of vegan protein powder. Before I ate the smoothie I had two pieces of vegan quinoa chocolate ( not part of the meal planning). This smoothie was one of the most filling things I had all day and, I didn’t eat until about 7:20 p.m. My mom had called and, said she wanted to have a movie night with me and, that I should rest. I was planning on going to zumba but, probably would have been a terrible idea seeing that even speaking to her was making me tired. For dinner I had two small corn tortillas, 3/4 a cup of vegetarian refried beans (they were vegan as well), 1 cup of lettuce, salsa and, 1/4 avocado. Then during the movie I had popcorn that I popped with vegan butter and, some black licorice. Now, in hindsight probably could have had less licorice but, over all I think I did pretty well. I may have to add a little more food but, I can say I was satisfied after my dinner. Over the next couple of weeks I will be working out a lot more so, stay tuned to hear about that. Overall I am pleased and, very grateful for the B12 shot otherwise I would need to live somewhere that has sunshine all the time! I wouldn’t be opposed to living in a very sunny place but, it is N.J. for now. And, a dreary season ahead. I hope with working out, eating well and, taking the correct vitamins that my energy level will be back up where it needs to be. Oh, I got the article all edited and, sent it a few minutes ago in case you all were wondering. It is currently 10:53 p.m. and, I am going to watch a few YouTube videos and, get to bed. Hoping to get a lot of Amazin, Poshmark and, ebay work done tomorrow as well as, laundry, office cleaning, room cleaning and, possibly cleaning the shower.. Which reminds me that I need to get in a shower tomorrow and, get myself ready for the day. I find that if I do my hair/makeup and, get dressed like I would be going to work it motivates me to make my day that much more productive. Hopefully tomorrow I will write that I accomplish everything on my list.

Sweet Dreams,

allie

10 Ways To Stay Motivated To Get Fit

Hello Loves,

I will be beginning my meal prep and, workout journey this Sunday and, I am beyond excited. As you know from my previous post I will be going to Arizona in 48 days which is about five weeks away! I am so excited and, I have come up with ten ways to keep myself and you motivated! Of course, I will be continuing my weight loss journey after Arizona but, if I could drop 15-30 pounds in five weeks I am going to give it my all! I have tried something similar before but, never with this intense of a meal prep and, workout plan. When I’m all in, I am all in!

  1. Have a place where you check in and, hold yourself accountable

I use my YouTube Channel, Blog and, instagram @thatsabangsfitme to check in and, hold myself accountable. Try using your social media to keep you in check.

2. Plan all your food and, workouts ahead of time

Planning is super important to me especially because I have so many different jobs that I actually don’t have spare time to rummage through the pantry to see what I will be eating, this is a bad habit for me. I never plan for my food and, am always in a pickle about what to eat. As a vegan it is important for me to prep my meals ahead of time so, I know how many calories I will be getting a day as well as, nutrients. Workouts are important to schedule out as well because you can work on different parts of your body to help you gain strength as well as, lose fat. It took me two days to plan out all of my meals and, workout for the next 45 days. It is well worth it and, less time consuming in the long run.

3. Get New Workout Gear That Fits

No, do not buy clothes that you think you are eventually going to get into, been there done that and, it is a bit depressing especially if you haven’t actually taken the time to meal and workout prep. Don’t leave yourself in a disappointed state get something that fits. Workout gear needs to be tighter so, it is not falling down, getting caught etc. while you are working out. A few new workout outfits can help inspire you to keep at it. I have bought workout clothing from Prana an ethical clothing site or, from thrift stores/Poshmark if you are on a very tight budget like myself. Also, buy proper footwear for what you are going to be doing do not wear walking shoes to a zumba class and, vice versa. Do not set yourself up for failure.

4. Pop On Those Tunes

Create a playlist on Spotify, Pandora or, YouTube for the morning. When I wake up I like to listen to energetic music that will put me in a positive mindset.   Create a few playlist for different workouts and, switch out your music. Listen to music that inspires you, brings you joy and, keeps you motivated. So, pop on your headphones hit play and, have a five-ten minute jam session before work/school/or at home stuff.

5. Create A goal & Journal

Some of the ways I stay motivated is setting goals for the week. I will set a certain amount of steps or, to smash a certain yoga move. I will also, journal about my day or, how I am feeling which, I usually do on my blog or YouTube. Writing is always a motivation for me. What kind of goals do you want to accomplish for the week write out a list and, check it off when you accomplish your goals. If you don’t want to write on any social media including a blog or make videos on a YouTube get a journal and, write it down. If you take 10 minutes out of your day when you need to release some emotions make sure you write it down.

6. Set a morning workout

When I mean morning I mean something like yoga that will stimulate the mind and, muscles while also, giving you a sense of calm. You can try meditation or a stretching workout that won’t be overwhelming to your morning while still waking up your body.

7. Your Phone Is Probably Attached To Your Hand

If you love quotes like me then, this should really move you to get working. Set an uplifting and, motivational quote as your lock screen or home screen. You can also, write a quote and, set an alarm 30 minutes to an hour before your workout. This will motivate you to continue and, complete your workout.

8. Make Your Workouts Fun

This is something I have learned for myself I will push myself to complete a workout I hate but, I won’t repeat it to often. If you are already having trouble getting yourself to do a workout you do not want to do anything else to discourage yourself. Pre watch workouts and, see if you would actually enjoy doing it. Toss in 3 workouts that you love into your routine because why should you do a workout you simply hate. If you are a beginner to working out try simpler workouts for beginners. It also, helps to go to the gym and, workout in classes with other people. Once, I hear the music I get so pumped and, always have a great group workout. Make sure you mix up your workouts so your body doesn’t get used to it and, you don’t get bored. Every now and, then throw in a workout you might not like and, make it your goal to be able to do the whole workout by the end of the month. You have to build up your body strength do not get upset if you can’t do a push-up eventually you will be able to but, you must work at it. I am in the process of working on my upper body strength so, I will be able to do more than one push-up.

9. Eat Creatively

The worst mistake you can make is having the same two meals every week. Your body will eventually have a bunch of cravings and, you will have trouble eating it after awhile. I always recommend eating vegan and, I have found some great and, adventurous meal preps from this YouTuber:

10. After a month or two buy yourself a new outfit

Show off your amazing bod to all your friends and, family in a new outfit. Praise for what we have accomplished is always inspiring and, keeps us going. Once the compliments start coming make that your inspiration to push that much harder! 70% Of your work starts in the kitchen with what you are eating and, 20% is work you put into those workouts. Remember you are in charge of yourself and, you can do it! I will be here to hopefully inspire you all through this amazing transformation and, journey. It is not only physical but, a mental transition. You can, you will!