D is for Don’t…

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wish you could be someone else For all you know, they're unhappy too I'll be the first to admit that I'm thin. It's honestly my body type. I'm tall, small boned and have a metabolism that has served me very, very well over the years. I've had people tell me countless times that they would love to have my figure because I can eat what I want and not gain an ounce. This is where I get very uncomfortable. Not only do I have an incredibly hard time accepting any form of compliment, but I get nervous about the message that I get from … [Continue reading]

Is it better to eat local or organic?

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Honestly, I don’t think this question has a right or wrong answer.This topic is highly debatable amongst scientists, environmentalists, and the healthy living community, but whichever you decide, you are supporting healthy growing practices. Organic Farming Organic farming practices don’t use pesticides, chemicals, hormones, antibiotics, or GMO (genetically modified material) to grow food or raise animals. It is a little more expensive, but if you plan accordingly, you can fit it into your budget (more on that in a future post). … [Continue reading]

6 Biggest Exercise and Nutrition Myths Busted

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The world of health and fitness is such a great world to be a part of and there is an endless amount of knowledge to be gained about such things like exercise and nutrition. There is also some myths that I hear often. I hope to debunk some of those myths here! Myth: Eating After 7:00 PM Will Make You Fat... Absolutely false! It all depends on whether or not the body needs that amount of calories at that time. Keep in mind your body is constantly burning calories, 24 hours per day, just the amount varies. You need to worry more about … [Continue reading]

Are You A Marketers Dream or Are You Grocery Store Savvy?

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Appears courtesy of Dishin’ About Nutrition. What you do at the dinner table has more influence on your waist line than what you do in the gym. A combination of diet and exercise is ideal but let’s be honest, with a busy lifestyle sometimes that’s just not possible. So if you have to sacrifice one, skip the gym and eat a healthy meal with appropriate serving sizes. “Eating healthy” is hard to do with all of the gimmicks and false advertising we see on the shelves.   Here are a few tricks to beat the food advertisers: 1. … [Continue reading]

My Road to a New Me

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Appears courtesy of The Motivational Girl. I've been maintaining my window range for 1 year now and I've got to say, its been fun, its been tough and its been enlightening! I've learned more about myself over the last year than my entire life. I always thought I knew "me", but I didn't. The excuses I use to make were "I can't lose weight", "I can never keep it off, why bother?", "I have Diabetes its impossible to lose", "I am on insulin it puts weight on", "my Neuropathy hurts to bad, so I can't work out". Do any of those sound … [Continue reading]

Giveaways

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It’s Sunday and that means you can link up your blogging giveaways and contests! Check back every Sunday to either promote your giveaway or find great stuff to win. Below is a picture linky tool.  Load a picture of your giveaway item or service and then add the direct link to your giveaway post. As with all services here, please ensure if you are linking up below that you’re a member of the site. You can sign up free in the membership box in the right sidebar or by clicking this link. … [Continue reading]

Weekly Honor Roll: Your Best Posts

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Below, please link up your best posts from the week to give everyone a chance to find your blog and read something they may have missed. Please sign up using the membership box in the right sidebar or by clicking this link if you are using the linkies! … [Continue reading]

Do You Have A Run Track Mind?

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My name is Rebekah, also known as Becky, Becs or Bekah and I have just as many interests as nicknames but my real passion lies in all things running, natural health and new discoveries. My natural lifestyle includes the Eat Clean diet and I have been fortunate enough not to have to take any medications either over the counter or prescribed since October 2000.  I make the conscious choice to use holistic options, vitamins and chiropractic as ways to stay healthy. It may not be the right choice for everyone, but for me it works. People … [Continue reading]

Athlete’s Plate: A Full Day, Healthy Menu

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This weeks healthy menu is brought to you in honor of John from Training Smoker fame.  John is pure inspiration.  He was a 1 pack a day smoker who has done 2 marathons, 2 half-Ironman races, a century and is registered for Ironman Florida this year. Reading through John's blog I found the following little tidbits about him: 1- He has an awesome tattoo of a tree on his shoulder. 2- The Matrix is one of his favorite movies. 3- He has been blogging since September 2008 4- Nelly and Andre 3000 are two of his favorite artists. 5- … [Continue reading]