Posts tagged "exercise"

What I Wish I Knew About My Weight Loss Journey When I Was Younger

What I Wish I Knew About My Weight Loss Journey When I Was Younger
No matter how hard we try, we will never know everything there is to know about fitness and weight loss.  We will never have the perfect answer.  We will never truly know what the best option is.  All we’ll know is what we want our ultimate goal to be, and we’ll know that gut wrenching... Read more »

Must Haves For Home Fitness

Must Haves For Home Fitness
A lot of people think that in order to exercise at home they need to get some big, fancy, home strength training system.  Or, some big, clunky, piece of home cardio equipment.  That is NOT the case, though!  In fact, I would try to talk you out of spending hundreds (or thousands) of dollars on... Read more »

Create a Fitness Dream Board For Success!

So, it’s the New Year, and perhaps you’ve started your journey towards a NEW YOU?  If the answer is YES I HAVE, then this activity could be something FUN for you to do.  It’ll also give you a visual goal to keep in front of your face at all times, reminding you of what you... Read more »
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Exercise? But... but... I don't wanna!

Exercise?  But... but... I don't wanna!
Do you find yourself thinking that phrase in your mind over and over again when the time comes to suit up in your exercise gear and actually get your workout in?  Well, you’re not alone.  I’ve been heavily into fitness since 2004, and now fitness is my career, and there are still many days when... Read more »

Do You Track Your Workouts For Results? Stop Wasting Your Time...

… and by “stop wasting your time,” I mean that you are wasting your time if you aren’t tracking your progress and results. All too often I see people going to a gym, or doing a home workout, and just throwing their bodies around not really knowing what they did, what weight they were really... Read more »

Are Your New Year's Fitness Resolutions Solid for Success?

Are Your New Year's Fitness Resolutions Solid for Success?
Every year we make resolutions, and every year most people give up on fitness related ones in less than a month. I find that the reason a lot of people do this is because they weren’t strong enough to start, or they just weren’t properly planned out and executed. If you are already starting to... Read more »
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My Journey From Couch To Fitness... Part Deux. Replacing Bad Habits With Good Habits.

My Journey From Couch To Fitness... Part Deux.  Replacing Bad Habits With Good Habits.
Getting started is the hardest part.  That’s the reason so many people give up on health and fitness.  It’s about developing new habits that will become life long habits.  Fitness and nutrition are not about quick results or short-cut answers, they are about finding something you can live with for the rest of your life,... Read more »

How To Stay Safe While Exercising In Extreme Heat

How To Stay Safe While Exercising In Extreme Heat
In case you haven’t noticed… it’s HOT outside in Chicago (and most of the country)!  I just looked at the heat index and it says that 106 degrees is what it FEELS like out there!  I believe it!  I want to take this opportunity to make sure you know what steps you can take to... Read more »

10 Great Reasons To Exercise And Eat Right

Motivation.  It’s pretty much the age-old reason why a lot of people don’t get on, or continue with, an exercise regime and healthy eating plan.  The main reason behind this, as I see it, is that people haven’t really taken the time to figure out what their strongest motivating factors are.  We spend a lot... Read more »
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Step by Step

… and I’m not talking a New Kids on the Block song, here. I posted last week about a weekly challenge I was giving myself, and I said I would check in with you all this week to let you know how it went. Well, I will say that when I set the goals it... Read more »