As human beings, we need incentives to achieve just about anything worth having in life. Sometimes, the end goal of our actions (losing weight, getting fitter, forming a running habit, etc.) isn't enough. It takes too damn long to get to the results stage of our...read more
Healthy do-gooders are routinely on the hunt for foods that add no additional calories to their daily intake. It's amazing that we can gain nutritional value from a food item that adds practically no net calories! In this article, we'll define a "zero calorie food" as...read more
It took a good while for me to fully understand how important proper nutrient calculations were for optimal health + weight loss. It's somewhat of a hard pill to swallow. Even with me being the organizational freak that I am, in the beginning of my health journey...read more
If you've begun a journey towards optimal health and fitness and HAVEN'T been tracking your progress, you've been doing yourself a HUGE disservice. To be honest, I'm not sure how much progress I would have ever made without tracking my statistics. This is the single...read more
It can feel pretty much impossible at times to find the motivation to workout.The worst part of being in a ZERO motivation rut is that the longer you're in it, the worse it gets!If I go just a week without working out (which does happen occasionally -- I'm human) any...read more
In our journey towards a healthy lifestyle -- whether that includes weight loss, fitness, or healthy eating -- success greatly depends on how well we prepare the space we live in daily. How efficiently we customize our homes for our health journey can ultimately make...read more
Just purchased a new gym membership and don't know where to start? First off, congrats to making a REAL investment towards your health! Seriously! There are SO many who don't even make that jump. Now I know what many of you are thinking... "Is this going to be just...read more
One of the most difficult parts of forming a new, healthy lifestyle is explaining it to your family and friends. It's funny how those closest to you oftentimes make it the hardest to make sustainable, healthy life changes! It's usually not intentional, it's just...read more
With rising summer temperatures quickly approaching, I thought it'd be useful to share the best tips to handle the heat! I'm personally partial to running in cooler temps, so I get great use out of these tips. Especially while living in Florida! Also, practicing...read more
Ahh the dreadmill. It's the bane of many a runner's existence. A handful actually like it. I'm quite neutral to it. But, at the end of the day, it's likely a tool all runners will have to utilize at some point in their running lives. The common negative I hear from...read more
I'm going to start by being honest with the fact that I'm AWFUL at hydrating properly. Which, being a runner, makes some runs really, REALLY suck. There's nothing worse than feeling great starting a run only to be hit by a dehydration death-wave by the end of Mile 1....read more
Now, I know how this sounds. "What?! Don't I need to exercise to lose weight? Is she crazy?!". Well, probably, but not for reasons explained in this post. To lose weight efficiently, yes, exercise should be a part of that equation; however, if losing weight is your...read more
Let's face it, if you're reading this already set on the idea that "Running Sucks!", you're not wrong. It's potentially one of the most easily-hated sports there is out there. I mean, what's a bigger deal-breaker than attempting to jog .25 of a mile before you start...read more
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