Posts tagged Weight Loss
Weight Loss Tips During Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an amazing holiday. Not only is it a fun gathering of friends and family (generally that is, occasional drama flair-ups aside), sweatpants are considered acceptable dinner attire, and there is an abundance of food to be had.

In fact, the whole holiday is essentially centered around food. It’s basically a free-for-all.

What’s not to love about that!?

From your stomach’s perspective, nothing, it’s amazing. But if you want to stay on track with your weight loss goals, going into Thanksgiving with a “free day” or “hall pass” mentality can set you back in your journey.

But staying on track doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy yourself. In fact, we strongly encourage you to indulge and splurge a little on some of your favorite dishes.

Why?

Because total deprivation doesn’t generally work for most people. And on a day like Thanksgiving, it can also take away from the experience and enjoyment of the day, which isn’t really the point of a healthy lifestyle.

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Why Women Should Lift Weights

The dumbbell rack can be a scary place. Not only are there a seemingly infinite number of different exercise options, gyms can sometimes attract some odd ball characters.

The intimidation factor is real.

Most women also have no desire to sculpt huge biceps and hulk out, they just want to look and feel better. So they skip the dumbbell rack, and head to the treadmills.

I used to be one of these women.

Before becoming a trainer the extent of my “weight-lifting” routine consisted of a circuit of the same five stationary machines, always with the same weights, and always for 10 reps. I’d then finish with 20 minutes of elliptical, and call it a day.

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How to Select the Right Weight at the Gym

Have you ever cut out a magazine workout, finally remembered to put it in your gym bag, and then once you got to the weight rack you decided to give up on it because the article only tells you what exercises to do, and not what weight you should select as well? 

(Or was this just me?)

I (obviously) wasn't always a trainer, and was definitely a typical girl who only ever used 10 pound dumbbells for sets of 10 on every exercise. It honestly never even occurred to me that I should (or could) use anything heavier. 

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Favorite Water Trick

Consistent water consumption is a new thing for me (as in rarely happened until a couple of years ago). In fact, when I was younger I think I only drank water after soccer games, and maybe a sip or two with dinner. Otherwise in high school it was cherry coke, and in college it was diet coke (the "healthier" option...). Also, let's be real, in college there was a fair amount of

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