August just started, which wipes the slate clean for another 31 days. With each new month, we get another opportunity to build a new, healthy habit, break an old, bad habit, try new things and find ways to grow and learn.I can’t believe it’s already August. This year is seemingly flying by, and it feels like I was just celebrating New Years, and then just celebrating my birthday. Now here we are, kids are getting ready to go back to school and fall is right around the corner (yay!)....more
If you are anything like me, you dread your workout all day. Not only that, but while you are working out you are wishing it was over already. I really dislike the act of working out, but I absolutely love the feeling of pride and satisfaction after I’m done. Once you push through and defy your own laziness, you get a newfound feeling of willpower and determination. The problem is, how do you make working out more enjoyable?...more
I’ve had a lifelong, hate-hate relationship with exercise. I feel exactly the same way about it as I did about breastfeeding: no matter how many scientific studies I read, my body didn’t get the memo it was supposed to feel good.
I stared down the snowy slope, forcing back the tears. The white chute angled away from me, dropping into a steep, harrowing descent. “No, no, no, no, no, no,” my brain screamed as my legs buckled beneath me, barely holding me up. My snowboard slid, and I grabbed desperately for my boyfriend’s arm. Incapacitated by fear, I could barely stand upright, let alone force my body to hurdle at breakneck speeds down a slope I knew for certain would, if not kill me, then leave me badly injured....more
You look in the mirror, and there are no visible changes. You're at a loss. Whenever you go to the gym, you feel like you're working harder than most of those gym rats in there, yet you don't see any progress. So what's the deal?
I know that feeling, and it's a sucky one. Fortunately, there's hope! If the results aren't showing up like you've been hoping for, by simply making a tweak or two, you will finally begin to see all your hard work pay off.
If you've been trying to work out, eat healthier and change your lifestyle to that of something better, then it seems like we're living a life of similarity. Just within the past few weeks, I've put the junk food down and started working my body to it's max six days a week. (I'm doing Insanity, incase you're wondering!) So, I definitely know how hard it can be when you're trying to maintain a family, a household, a budget and change your lifestyle all within a day's work. It's hard. ...more
Time's up. Now that my 6-week postpartum hiatus is over, I have officially re-entered the world of sore muscles, sweat (not sweats—those never left the picture), and tennis shoes. Oh, yeah!
There is just something thrilling about the feeling of sweating when it is NOT related to postpartum hormones wreaking havoc as they try to re-balance and causing me to sweat profusely at awkward times.
This year, I decided I was going to pump up my workout game. I’ve been failing miserably due to the winter blues (and the fact that I’m being lazy). I would get a momentum going (hot yoga 2x a week, a run on the treadmill, a Jillian Michaels DVD or two) and then the long list of excuses started coming on strong…...more
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