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8 Smart and Easy Ways to Start Running for Fitness

8 Smart and Easy Ways to Start Running for Fitness

Running is one of the best ways to lose weight and get fit. However, many people find running frightening and think it’s something they could never do.  My weight has fluctuated throughout the years, and still fluctuates to some degree, depending on what’s going on in my life. Major personal changes, my level of physical activity, and stress management have all affected my body weight to some degree. Regardless of what has caused the unwanted weight gain, I have always found running to be the most effective way to get the weight off. Not only is running a great competitive...


8 Things to Know Before Your First Triathlon

8 Things to Know Before Your First Triathlon

As a competitive triathlete, I’ve learned quite a bit about triathlon over the past five years. Here are some of the things that I wasn’t told prior to my first event. Discover what you should know before race day, so you don’t get caught by surprise. Be well prepared and your first experience will be a good one. You do not have to be an endurance athlete to compete in triathlon. There are several triathlon distances. The Super Sprint (quarter mile swim, 6.2 mile bike, 1.5 mile run) is the shortest. A typical fitness enthusiast can reasonably complete this in...


Three Reasons You Should Compete in a Triathlon

Three Reasons You Should Compete in a Triathlon

Have you been thinking about competing in a triathlon event, but can’t make up your mind? Here are 3 reasons to stop procrastinating and take the plunge. Whether you’re afraid of the swim, or don’t think you have enough time to prepare, many people are interested in attempting multisport, but continue to put it off for one reason or another. As triathlon becomes more popular, you can find one just about anywhere. With some preparation and guts, you can be swimming, cycling and running to the finish line in just a few months. Here are three reasons why you should...


A 20 Minute Full-Body Strength & Toning Workout Step-by-Step

A 20 Minute Full-Body Strength & Toning Workout Step-by-Step

When I was a personal trainer, I often gave my clients full-body strength training routines. I believe in doing sets without rest and compound movements that utilize the larger muscle groups. By doing this you will burn more calories and save time. I spend very little time doing strength-training but what I do is impacting and accomplishes a lot in a short amount of time. One of my most frequently asked questions is, ”Do you lift weights?” and “How did you get your legs and arms so ripped?” Here’s my secret to achieving a tight, toned and sculpted physique in...


Understanding the Impact of Carbohydrates on Your Diet

Understanding the Impact of Carbohydrates on Your Diet

After years of dieting trial and error, I finally embraced the importance of my carbohydrate intake. Prior to understanding and consistently practicing carb-conscious living, I was unable to maintain my desired weight and leanness, regardless of how much I exercised. Despite all of the focus on carbohydrates over the past decade, obesity rates are climbing and incidences of life-threatening diseases such as Diabetes continue to rise. Studies have shown a direct connection between excess carbohydrate consumption and being overweight and more susceptible to poor cardiovascular health. Tribal Print Blanket Scarf It’s impossible to fully understand just how important your carbohydrate...