My First 10K!

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Courtesy of Courtney from Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life (who ran her first 10k in April!) On race day, I was up at 6:30 and ready to go! Before leaving the house, I snacked on a piece of almond butter + banana toast for some pre-race fuel. By 7:45, I was down at the 10K Spring […]

When The Money Isn’t Worth It

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Courtesy of Julie from Peanut Butter Fingers. Julie is a healthy living blogger who succeed by following her heart, rather than her paycheck. People measure success in varying ways. Happiness. Money. Good friends. Close family. A top position at work. One of the things that stuck out to me about Ryan when we first started […]

Early Morning Workouts: Pros and Cons

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Courtsey of Alyssa from Life of bLyss For a “non-morning person,” I’ve been surprisingly happy to pop out of bed at 6 a.m. to bang out a few miles on the treadmill before work. This is where I like to be at 6 a.m. Today, as I was going through this rhythm for the third […]

Getting In Better Shape Than Ever Before!

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Courtesy of Gwen from All Things Gwen. Today marks 100 days of conscious eating. I can’t believe it. I USED to be able to eat whatever, whenever and never have to worry about it. People used to be amazed at my appetite. Life was good, especially since I’m a total foodie … until I turned […]

Weight Loss 101: Get Movin’

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Courtesty of Gretchen from Honey I Shrunk The Gretchen. I’ll admit that this is the part of my journey to health that I continue to struggle with the most: exercise. 1. Move. That’s it. Just move. One bullet point. That’s my big message for today. Don’t get me wrong, guys. I hate to exercise. Like, […]

Couch to 5K Motivation

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Courtesy of Ashley from Oh, Jones… I never thought that I would be writing a motivational post on training for a 5k. I also never thought that I would run a 5k, but this April I did just that. I had this idea to do the “Couch to 5k” program and spoke about in passing with […]

Being SMART in your Fitness Goals

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Appears courtesy of Ellen at Undercover Runner Eats. It’s June. We’re halfway through the year and you’re looking back at your (unmet) New Year’s Resolutions and wondering “What was I thinking?”. Lose 20 pounds. Run a marathon. Go to the gym every day. All completely respectable goals. You started out on January 1 with a sweaty […]

What Yoga X Is Teaching Me About Patience

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Appears courtesy of Paige at The Gravy Boat. I just finished the second week of the P90X fitness program. I went into the program expecting to be challenged and to struggle. I’m not in great shape. I have very little experience in strength training. I’ve been in an exercise rut that could possibly go on indefinitely. […]

Just Maintaining?

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Appears courtesy of Burning It Off. Why Setting Goals is Key to Staying on Track You’ve just spent a year dieting and exercising your way down to your goal weight; people are constantly telling you how great you look and you finally fit into your skinny jeans. So now what? Some argue that the only […]