Liar, Liar (The Lies We Tell Ourselves Every Day)

Ah, the lies we tell ourselves.  Our intentions are certainly good, aren’t they?  We WANT to be better, we WANT to be healthier, we WANT to get our acts together.  As a result, we tell ourselves little lies throughout the day to pretend as if we’re *actually* doing these things — but let’s be honest.  We’re not.Here are some of the lies I tell myself every day:...more

10 Great Reasons Why You Should Start Running

If you would have told me five years ago that I would be signing up to run a marathon in 2015, I would have laughed out loud! I have always been fairly active, but running was never a part of my rotation. In fact, I would go out on a limb and say I used to despise it. Until 2012, the only time I had run intentionally was back in school when I was forced to run in gym class. I'm sure I ran a couple of miles on a treadmill in college or at the gym a few times. But until recently, I would have chosen ANY OTHER form of exercise other than running. Little did I know back then that running actually has very little to do with just "getting exercise." Sounds corny, but for me, it is so much more. ...more
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50 years +, this challenge is for YOU!

Need some motivation to make healthy changes in your life?...more

Workout Wednesday: My Favorite Gym Toys.

Every gym you walk into will have the same basic line up of machines and equipment–standard weight machines, free weights, barbell benches, pull up bars, and the never-ending land of cardio equipment. I think each machine and piece of gym equipment has its benefit, but getting stuck in the same, boring machine circuit can be redundant and cause a halt to any fitness and health goals you may be working towards. Yes it is a great place to start, but it is also crucial to add variety to workouts....more

7 Reasons Why Exercise Sucks

7 Reasons Why Exercise SucksLife(Edit Post)by Pinparent...more

Friday FitLife Tip: Find An Accountability Partner.

Everyday we probably all think of reasons why we SHOULDN’T workout. Most of the time those reasons are silenced and we work out anyway but sometimes that nagging voice gets the best of us and we give into our excuses. I fall victim to it and I know that others do as well. But in the end, do we ever really regret the workout? Probably not. Do we ever regret NOT working out. Probably....more

No More Excuses!

Would you like to do something to build your confidence? A new Gallup poll research indicates that working out is the ultimate confidence booster in both men and women.  It appears that people who exercise for only 30 minutes 2-7 times per week feel better about their physical appearance than the participants who didn't exercise as much....more

New study find exercise improves the brain in women 18-30

There's been a lot of talk about how exercise helps  kids' brains and older adults' brains, but until recently, there wasn't a lot about "young adults" (18-30).A new study from the University of Otago in New Zealand finally took on the task of studying this group - in particular, women between 18 and 30.The researchers discovered that those who exercised regularly had more oxygen available in the front lobe of the brain and did better on difficult tasks (compared to their peers who exercised less).In this case, "regular exercise" means at least 5x/week....more

5 Ways to Exercise at Home with Kids

 It's time to get back on the horse....more

Wednesday Workout: Metabolic Conditioning.

Metabolic conditioning is a hot word in the fitness industry right now. A lot of people are moving away from the long bouts of elliptical or heavy weight lifting with long rest. Instead, we have to turn to shorter, full body, higher intensity workouts that burn calories. We are getting busier and busier by the day but we are also wanting to stay healthy....more