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Fitness: Some Motivation Required

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Blog, Lifestyle | 0 comments

Fitness: Some Motivation Required

Have you ever been driving and listening to the radio and heard a song that motivated the crap out of you? The lyrics spoke to you, left goosebumps on your skin, and gave you the biggest adrenaline rush? Just a few words eliciting in you a desire to drive straight home and workout? Yes? No? Maybe? Or what about scrolling down the news feed on your Facebook page and seeing someone post an inspirational quote or meme about getting healthy and getting active? You’re sitting there at your computer, knowing full well that you’ve been about as active as a sloth that day, and you could really use...

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A Bit More Fit

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Blog, Equipment, Lifestyle | 0 comments

A Bit More Fit

For decades now there has been new technology introduced to help people get on track with their diet and exercise. In recent years, however, there’s been apps to download on your phone and a plethora of wristbands for purchase that will track your every step. And while all of these can be great motivators, some miss the mark entirely by being way overpriced (i.e Nike Fuel band for $269.99) or not completely accurate (i.e Map My Run is fine but sometimes freezes and doesn’t track your run properly). And that’s why I was so happy to find the FitBit. It’s a top of the line activity AND...

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It’s NEVER Too Late!

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Blog, Health, Lifestyle | 0 comments

It’s NEVER Too Late!

Being overweight, out of shape, or more than a little “pudgy,” can feel like a demoralizing place to be. Your pride and ego can take a major hit, maybe your clothes don’t fit like they used to, and maybe you don’t have the energy you wish you had. At least that’s how I felt. I’ve been pregnant twice and both times I put on more weight than my doctor recommended. I dug myself a deep hole during those nine months (both times!) and it took a lot of hard work, motivation, and diligence to burn that weight off! But there were so many days where I would step on the scale that I just felt defeated....

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Food For Fuel: Spinach, Strawberry, & Feta Salad

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Blog, Health, Nutrition | 0 comments

Food For Fuel: Spinach, Strawberry, & Feta Salad

Salad, shmalad! Give me a burger! That used to pretty much be my response any time someone offered me a salad for my meal. I used to not find salads filling or all that tasty either, but that’s probably because I didn’t really know how to make one. I mean yeah, I knew how to open a bag of baby spinach and throw in some Ranch dressing (see? I added Ranch, aka one of the most fattening dressing ever) and I thought I was doing my body a favor. I thought I was “eating healthy.” But when the hunger pangs hit me not thirty minutes after I finished my salad, I knew something was wrong. I was trying...

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We All Scream For Smoothies: 2 Delicious & Healthy Recipes

Posted by on Apr 18, 2015 in Blog, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition | 0 comments

We All Scream For Smoothies: 2 Delicious & Healthy Recipes

When I’m trying to eat clean, I often struggle with making smart choices, as I presume everyone does. We are surrounded by fast food chains, ice cream shops, and restaurants that house our favorite meals. I know for me personally after dieting for a while I feel a huge need for something cold and sweet. I know I can’t have a milkshake, but a smoothie would definitely curb that desire. But it can be so hard to find a place that serves healthy smoothies. A lot of places claim to serve healthy, all natural smoothies (I’m not going to name names, but you can probably guess the hugely popular...

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Only An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Blog, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition | 0 comments

Only An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away?

Maybe if you’re like me, the first time you had ever heard of a “fruitarian” came from watching this scene from “ Notting Hill.” While you may think that the movie was poking fun at the diet and exaggerating it, I will tell you that they were in fact doing the exact opposite. Some are like Hugh Grant’s date and will only eat fruit that fall naturally to the earth., while others are a little more relaxed. They will eat other fruits, nuts, and even berries that need to be plucked without feeling guilty and thinking that they harmed the food in any way. But the bottom line is that fruitarians...

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