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Can you die from running?

Can you die from running?
I started running this week. For those that know me, you know how adamant I am in my belief that running is a punishment sent up from Satan because we invented tighty whities. I hate running, and I always have. However, my friend Carmel recommended I try the C25K program. The program promises that by... Read more »

Fat to Fit: 8 steps to getting your steps

Tip #1: A key to success it to make smaller goals. I personally make sure that I get half my steps in before lunch. It makes the task of reaching my daily target more manageable.
When becoming active, a lot of people rely on a pedometer to track steps. A pedometer keeps one accountable for their steps, while also allowing them to measure their progress over time. When I first started getting active at the beginning of the year, I barely managed to make 8,000 steps a day. Now, 8 months later, I average 14,000 steps a... Read more »

Unhealthy habits to avoid while trying to lose weight

<b>Avoid Eating on the Run: </b>It is almost always a bad idea. It leads to quick, unhealthy decisions. Eating quickly also allows you to eat more before your body registers that you are full. Image from: drivesteady.com
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Spend your August getting sexified with our Step It Up Challenge

Spend your August getting sexified with our Step It Up Challenge
For those who do not know, I have a Facebook group called Quinntessential Health. The group members work together to encourage each other to reach fitness and health goals. We provide a safe, non-judgmental place of support, advice, and even fun. In June and July, we have had daily fitness challenges that the group tries... Read more »

Yeah, I'm skinny. Hate on, haterz

Yeah, I'm skinny. Hate on, haterz
“Notice the people who are happy for your happiness, and sad for your sadness. They’re the ones who deserve special places in your heart.” – Unknown I have always lived by the above quote. I have never understood people that live in a constant state of negativity whether that negativity is directed at themselves or... Read more »

Are fat people funnier?

Are fat people funnier?
My entire adult life I have always been the comedian. No matter what I said, people laughed. Let me tell you, I was fucking hysterical. Being the fat comedian in any group allowed me to get away with things other people could not. I could call other people fat, make fun of people, etc, and... Read more »
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Meal Replacement Shakes: A load of crap or loads of help?

Meal Replacement Shakes: A load of crap or loads of help?
I am using this post to admit that I do not understand why people consume weight loss shakes when trying to lose weight! Whether one relies on Shakeology or another type of weight-loss shake, they are consuming upwards of 250 calories in a drink in one setting. I say upwards of 250 calories because while a... Read more »

The secret to weight loss!

“No seriously, how did you really lose weight?” Believe it or not, I get asked that question a lot! So often is that question asked, even other people have started to take notice. My partner, friends, and even my boss have asked me why do people keep asking me that question. The answer to why... Read more »

I have lost over 100 pounds...or have I?

I have lost over 100 pounds...or have I?
Since starting to eat healthier and becoming more active, I have had the same conversations over and over with people regarding my weight loss. Unfortunately, I have still not been able to figure out which way to answer the question “how much have you lost”. It either goes one of two ways. Option #1: Other... Read more »
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Live your best by being your best

<b>BE YOURSELF</b> - This is the easiest thing to do. I never understood why anybody would want to be somebody else. I love me just as I am.
As I am enjoying the last full day of being 34 years old, I am taking the time to think about all the possibilities ahead of me. Even though I turn 35 tomorrow, I still feel like my whole life is waiting ahead of me. I have learned so much, but I still have so... Read more »
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