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Fueling Before, During, and After Exercise

 Fueling up before a workout is just as important as re-fueling after a workout. Many individuals do neither; they workout simply because they want to go eat that Big Mac at McDonalds, that Krispy Kreme Donut with their coffee in the morning or that giant bowl of ice-cream while watching Biggest Loser. While eating these foods on special occasions and in moderation is by no means a horrible thing to do, eating the aforementioned types of food after a workout, or going without eating right after a workout so that you can eat those foods later, is a big mistake.

Making 2013 Truly the Year You Get Healthy

Getting back into shape, and becoming healthier is the most chosen New Year’s Resolution.  More than half of Americans make New Year resolutions year after year.  Of that half, 75% give up within by March, and of the remaining 25% only a quarter of them truly maintain their resolution and turn it into a healthy lifestyle. 

Setting New Year's Resolutions

As 2013 emerges, millions of Americans will set a New Year’s resolution that involves exercise, eating healthy, or weight loss. These are great goals because 60% of Americans die from illnesses connected with poor eating habits or lack of exercise.  However, if you have been down this road before, and your success fizzles by January 15th it’s time to make some changes.

New Year Goals

If you ever thought of making changes for your new year, now is the time to put them into action.  One thing to remember is that specific rather than vague goals are more concrete.  The more specific, the better.  This can be applied to fitness goals and other goals in your life... It can be applied to EVERYTHING.  Even parenting.  I'm a parent of two teenagers...

A Home Gym - Five steps to a home gym.

If the convenience, affordability, and privacy of exercising in your own home appeal to you, then it may be time to consider creating a home gym. Working out at home is a great option for those who can’t afford a gym membership, don’t have time to drive to the gym, or for those who prefer to exercise alone. And if you have a flexible personal trainer, you may be able to convince him or her to provide assistance at your own personal gym.

Close of 2012

I have since my last post here concluded the fast I started in the beginning of the month. I am grateful for the opportunity to step back from most things and focus on self improvement through a spiritual, mental & physical refinement.I was/am amazed & pleased to see readers to the 1st post. Please excuse my newness to the medium. I don't plan on major communication this way as it is just not a major interest for me :(

I know why dogs are so Happy!

Last night, a wonderful Christmas was topped off with a moonlit jog with my dog Rawlings.

The Money is the thing

So often I talk to people about personal training and I hear how expensive they think training is. When it comes down to it, training really is a bit pricey. I agree with that. But so is other things. It's funny, I can talk to someone who has no problem with a trip, or two, to Starbucks everyday or who goes out to lunch or dinner nearly everyday. I love getting a nice treat. I love getting a good coffee. I love going out to dinner with my family and having the wait staff serve me. I love getting a mani/pedi. Ok. I'll face it, I love to be pampered.

The pain of Fat

So often I hear about what happens to a fat person. Things about joint issues. Things about diseases and other health issues. But there is something that very few people talk about. Kind of like an unspoken code. The real pain of fat. I have shared before that I have struggled with my weight. In my adult life, I have been as high as 300 pounds and as low as 190. So I know about the true pain of fat. I have walked down the street and had teen boys moo and throw water balloons at me. I have been called the typical names growing up.

Merry Christmas

It is Christmas night 2012 and I’m looking forward to a healthy and prosperous New Year for 2013.  If you were fortunate enough to share your Christmas with family and friends, consider the abundance and richness of your life.  This world is wrought with trials and tribulations and we can choose to navigate through our ordeals positively, with intent, strength and grace, or negatively by living lives of quiet desperation.
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