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Cardio or Weights
in Fitness, HEALTH

What’s better, Cardio or Weights?

The biggest obsession lately is getting fit and the way to do it. Some rely heavily on cardio, while others put their money on weightlifting, but which one is right? As a long-time fitness enthusiast and personal trainer, I can tell you I’ve done almost every type of workout fad imaginable and have come up with the perfect solution: do what you like! The journey is all about you, the inside and outside, and only you can judge what you’re body is attracted to. Balance is key in ensuring that…

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Signs You Are Not Eating Enough to Lose Weight
in Fitness, HEALTH, Health Tips

Signs You Are Not Eating Enough to Lose Weight

It is obvious when we are focused on losing weight that our diet is the biggest contributor. The ultimate goal is to cut our calories and try not to exceed over a certain amount. Unfortunately, it is possible to eat too little, which will not only make it more difficult to achieve a healthy weight, but can also cause other health related issues. Eating below your body’s needs just to fit into smaller clothes or look better is a terrible idea and can lead to consequences. Every individual has a…

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How to Achieve a New Body
in Fitness, HEALTH

How To Achieve A New Body

The long, sleepless nights, the stretch marks, bigger areolas, and wider hips. This ALL happened to me while I was pregnant and now I am pretty much stuck it all. Or am I? It took me a long time to be comfortable with my body and be confident with myself after I had my son. I was dealing with some other factors including being on medications for Ulcerative Colitis, which caused me to gain excessive weight after birth. It began to make me feel depressed and I felt like I…

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21 Day Fix Challenge
in Fitness, HEALTH

21 Day Fix Challenge: The Perfect Start to My Lifestyle Change

The 21 Day Fix challenge was the perfect start I needed to make some lifestyle changes with my eating habits and activity level. I have never participated in any diet challenges and outside of my highly active job as a registered nurse, my exercise routine was extremely sporadic. However, I knew I needed a change. My diet consisted of fast food and microwave meals for lunch. I had a gym membership that was not getting used. Although I felt good in the skin I was in, I was tired of…

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How to Be Confident at the Gym
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How to Be Confident at the Gym

  Anytime I take a break from the gym, it always takes me a while before I’m able to get back. It takes some positive self-talk and days of trying before I can find my confidence. Now I’ve found the perfect balance of finding my confidence quicker and getting back in the routine of working out. Plan Ahead Half the battle of going to the gym is planning ahead. You have to know what days you want to go to the gym and prepare yourself for that. So I pick…

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Workout Mindset
in HEALTH, MIND AND BODY

Three Ways to Get Into the Mindset for Working Out

My whole life, I have been a very active person when it comes to physical activity. However when I was pregnant, I took a whole year off from exercising. I really did not have a reason as to why in the beginning of my pregnancy. When I got to my second trimester, I experienced a flare-up of my Ulcerative Colitis that lasted throughout the rest of my pregnancy. Since that happened, I did not have any energy to exercise. I just wanted to do what I needed to do to…

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