Fitness & Wellness Blog

Change the Way Your See Yourself

November 25, 2014

Oftentimes, we get caught up in thinking negatively about ourselves.  Our thought patterns have a profound effect on our outcomes.  If you consistently think of yourself as being fat, unsuccessful, un-athletic, or not good enough, those thoughts will keep you trapped in that reality.  When trying to change behavior patterns, it’s essential that you see … Keep Reading »

Thanksgiving Week Plan

November 24, 2014

With traveling, hosting parties, and being surrounded by food, Thanksgiving week can be challenging when it comes to weight loss.  With a little planning, you can avoid stress, get your exercise in, and eat healthfully.  Start by creating a priority list of everything you need to do this week.  Next, you’re going to schedule in … Keep Reading »

Around the World Planks

November 21, 2014

Planks are such an effective exercise move for building core strength and stability.  You can never have too many plank variations in your workout routines.  Try adding the “Around the World Plank” to your workout this week.  Start by getting into a plank position, engage your abdominal muscles, and make sure your torso is completely … Keep Reading »

Lose Weight at Work

November 20, 2014

You spend most of your day at work, right? Oftentimes, a work environment can lead to weight gain.  This is especially true for sedentary and stressful jobs.  Even if you feel that your work environment is out of your control, there are many things you can do to help yourself lose weight while at work.  … Keep Reading »

Indoor Cardio

November 19, 2014

 Do you get bored when using stationary cardio equipment such as the treadmill, elliptical, or stair stepper?  If so, you’re not alone.  When snow and frigid temperatures keep you from your outdoor fitness routine, you need a strategy to stay motivated and consistent.   The next time you have to do your cardio indoors, take a … Keep Reading »

Holiday Travel

November 18, 2014

It’s that time of year when many of you will be traveling to family holiday gatherings.  Being out of your normal environment can be challenging while trying to stick to your healthy eating plan.  If you plan accordingly, you will successfully enjoy your holiday travel while keeping your health in check.  First, you want to … Keep Reading »

Improve Your Sleep Quality

November 17, 2014

We all know that adequate sleep is essential for staying healthy and for maintaining a healthy weight. If you’re not getting enough sleep, it’s time to make sleep your priority.  Follow these tips to enough you start getting your Z’s.  First, you want to create a good sleeping routine.  Our bodies like being on a … Keep Reading »

Plan an Active Weekend

November 14, 2014

The weekend is the best time to go on adventures and try new activities.  Oftentimes, we get stuck in a rut and stick to the same old weekend routine which may include cleaning, watching television, shopping, and going to the gym.  Why not add some fun to your weekend by trying different fitness activities? Gather … Keep Reading »

Mindfulness Trick

November 13, 2014

Being mindful or aware of your eating habits is essential for successful behavior change.  You can increase your mindfulness by practicing meditation, logging your food in a journal, and focusing on the present moment.  Even after using some of these helpful practices, many people still have a lot of trouble staying mindful while eating.  If … Keep Reading »

The #1 Weight Loss Mistake

November 12, 2014

The number one reason people fail at keeping weight off is that they turn to temporary solutions.  If you think about it, most weight loss products and programs are created for short-term use.  It would be impossible to stay on a liquid cleanse forever, eat pre-packaged foods forever, eat shakes and bars forever, take HCG … Keep Reading »

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