Posts tagged Workouts
Healthy is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

I learned this lesson the hard way. Every time I'd discover a new philosophy, I'd buy all the books and read all the blogs, and drastically change my life accordingly.  

(Just ask my mom, she always had to text me before visits home to find out what my latest and greatest dietary restrictions were.) 

It was a great way to experiment, but it was also an exhausting cycle of strict adherence for a period of time, followed by a major crash, followed by hating myself and feeling guilty for being "strong enough" to stay on course. Then I'd search for the next diet to try. 

Surely it was the diets fault, right? 

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Avoid Injury with These 5 Warm-Up Exercises

Warm-up exercises are like dental check-ups. You know they are important, but it's also really easy to skip them. 

When I worked at my corporate job, I already felt like I deserved a gold star just for making it into the gym. I didn't need extra credit for also starting with a killer warm-up routine (I mean, who has that kind of time anyway?!).

Also, doesn't putting on a sports bra count for something???

(Side note, speaking of sports bras... I was usually getting to the gym later than I wanted, thanks boss, so I'd change out of work clothes as if I was on some timed competition, where the top prize went to the fastest outfit change... Am I the only weirdo who does this?)

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It's OK to Take a Break

As a fitness professional, I'm always looking for ways new ways to encourage, inspire and help initiate action for my clients. Because let's be honest, motivation is fleeting, crazy schedules get in the way of workouts, and cooking a healthy dinner after a long day is sometimes almost unbearable to even think about.

But the fitness industry can sometimes take "fitspo" a little too far. And I'm not talking about the pictures of girls in thongs "working out" at the dumbbell rack (those are just obnoxious...), I'm talking about a much sneakier culprit lurking in your social media feed... the well-intended motivational meme.

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Non Treadmill Cardio

I've tried over and over again to become a "runner" but it never works, it's just not my favorite. Runners always claim that I only hate it because I've never hit that elusive runner's high, and if I were to run for 8 miles instead of 3 I'd love it. Umm, sure, whatever you say...

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