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Fitness & Nutrition

Toxic Lunchables

We are living in an instant gratification day in age.

Whatever is simplest, we pursue.  Waiting for anything is irritating…in fact even I am guilty of closing my browser if I have to wait more than ten seconds for something to load.  Convenience is key to surviving the chaos that we fill our lives with on a day to day basis.  We don’t have to brew entire pots of coffee anymore, measuring the amount of detergent to put in the washer is a thing of the past, we even have travel size tubs of peanut butter…because we all know that scooping two tablespoons into a tiny tupperware container would be the end of the world.
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Fitness & Nutrition

Shoes are Everything

Think about it.  A shoe changes everything.  A black dress is a black dress, but pair it with sexy stilettos and you have a knockout look.  Pair it with flats and I’m sure you look cute and put together, but it’s lost its “wow factor.”  We could examine every aspect in how a shoe changes the look of an outfit, but my hopes are that you already know all this.
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Fitness & Nutrition, Life

Motivation

Today was my first day to the gym in 20 days!  Yes, I keep count.  Working out is one of my loves in life.  You won’t understand unless you make yourself do it, and then you won’t think I’m crazy anymore…you will realize it was just what you needed and how did you live without it.
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Fitness & Nutrition

My New Love Affair

If a drug company created a drug that would decrease your mortality by 50%, would you take it?

I bet you would!  But what if I told you that your lifestyle could do that for you?  Studies have shown that by following a Mediterranean diet, moderate exercise, not smoking, and moderate alcohol intake that you can decrease your overall cause of mortality by 50%!
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Fitness & Nutrition, Life

Pregnancy Prepping!

So I’m currently prepping for baby number 4.

Hold on.  Calm down.  I’m not pregnant.

So why am I preparing for another pregnancy?  My question to you would be, “why do you train for a marathon?”  They’re fairly similar, in all honesty.  I’m pretty sure anyone who has had a baby and has run a marathon would say pregnancy is harder.  Think about it.  A marathon is completed in a day, but a pregnancy takes about 10 months, and the ramifications of not being prepared can last a lifetime.
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Fitness & Nutrition

5 Steps to a Positive Image

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”  Lewis Carrol, from Alice in Wonderland

It’s so easy to get caught up in the glitz and glamour that bombards our lives on a daily basis.  But you have to remind yourself…these people aren’t real.  Of course they are living and breathing people, but the majority of Hollywood are shells.  Their lives revolve around appearances, whether physically or how extravagant they want their lives to appear.  But the truth is, their entire existence is based upon how to create and maintain their bodies, social image, ect.  How exhausting?
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Fitness & Nutrition

Quinoa. Amazing.

If you haven’t heard of Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) yet, be sure to start looking for it.  It is delicious and said to be the supergrain of the future.  Half of a cup of quinoa has 8 complete proteins and 5 grams of fiber!
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Fitness & Nutrition

Is Cross Fit Bad?

Cross Fit seems to be all the rage right now.  And if it’s not Cross Fit specifically, it’s Boot Camps and other related classes, all intended to push you to your absolute point of exhaustion and if you’re lucky, vomitting.  The bodies these people have are unarguably amazing.  But is it really good for you?  I will play the devil’s advocate in this piece.
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