How To Maintain A Healthy Weight

Avoiding New Year's Resolution Regret

This week, I was all in my head, once again, wrestling with the mounting responsibilities of life, concerns, and to-dos—not to mention the personal goals I’d set for myself. And with talk of New Year’s resolutions rearing its ugly head, the thought of doing anything just seemed overwhelming. As I considered the size and weight of these personal challenges—those I accumulated over this last year as well as those on the horizon of a new year—I could feel my facial expression contorting into a mixture of visual frustration, fatigue and fear....more

Beet, Berry and Cacao Smoothie: Energy and Mood Booster

Increase endurance and boost your mood with a decadently delicious Beet, Berry, and Cacao Smoothie. ...more

11 Ways to Break Out of Your Winter Workout Rut

Let's face it, when the weather drops and the holiday season ramps up, our motivation to workout is often the first thing to slip out the door for a vacation. Working out can feel like just another thing to cram into your ever-growing list of to-dos. The cold, snowy weather and shorter days don't help either. And frankly, if you have extra time, you'd rather cuddle up under a blanket and binge watch Netflix. ...more
AuaAustin Thanks so much! Buddying up definitely helps get me out the door. So much harder to ...more

How to Get a Great Workout Using Only a Picnic Table

The picnic table. An unassuming part of every park, playground, and outside recreational area that comes in all sizes, colors, textures, and materials. We usually walk right by them and pay no mind unless we need a good place to sit. But what if a picnic table could be used for more than just a picnic? What if we could use one for a workout? While you may not want to eat lunch outside as the temperature cools, parks are still the perfect place to get fit... for free! ...more

5 Sure-Fire Tips to Double Your Workout Effectiveness

Everyone loves to have good health, no doubt. But it’s not everyone that knows how to achieve it.Achieving good health is not just through the prevention or treatment of diseases in your body. Rather it has to do with taking good care of your body and keeping it in good shape.Although, cultivating a healthy eating habit is a good way to stay in shape, you still need an appreciable amount of workout to complement it....more

10 Ways to Strength Train with a Pumpkin

It's officially the season of Halloween decorations, too much candy, and pumpkins! We all know I love celebrating a season or a holiday to the max, and October is one of my favorites thanks to the ever useful pumpkin. Last year I did a three-part workout series using pumpkins on a tennis court, and I thought it would be fun to revisit the workouts to combine them for one epic pumpkin strength workout. You will need at least one pumpkin or a heavy medicine ball to complete. (I'm pretty sure a pumpkin is easy to come by this time of year.) ...more
This is a fabulous idea! I can't wait to grab a pumpkin (instead of my usual dumb-bells) and try ...more

October Challenge

In August I ran the first ever LGRS monthly challenge. It was a wonderful success and the participants worked incredibly hard for their results....more

6 Exercises You Can Do on the Stairs

I wasn't ever really an outdoor workout type of person until recently when I've thought about all the amazing locations and "equipment" you can use (for free!). You know, park benches, jungle gyms, and trees just to name a few. Living near a huge park and a nice bay with scenic views is inspiring some awesome workout ideas, I have to say. I created this workout that you can do pretty much anywhere there's a staircase. While it was intended to be one for the outdoor staircases you might find in a park, you can also do this workout in your own home or in the office building if you're so inclined. ...more
Thank you for sharing my post! :) And just be careful going up the stairs. You can do the ...more

6 Excuses Why You Don't Want to Work Out and the Reasons Why You Still Can

Believe me, I have given myself every single excuse in order to avoid exercising. And when a fitness routine hasn’t been established quite yet, I’m sure we can all agree that’s the time the excuses really start to fly. So whether you’re tired or just plain broke, check out these solutions to stop making excuses and start becoming healthier....more