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Reward Yourself Without Guilt

You've been doing a great job by being consistent in the gym, giving much effort to burn calories, and eating better. Then comes the time when you want to reward yourself for being so diligent. And for some, this reward period comes every weekend. A lot of rewards are...

Sauceless, But Flavorful

Every pasta dish that I've ever eaten has had some sort of sauce or dressing doused on it. Whether a creamy/cheesy sauce, sweet tomato sauce, or a dressing consisting of oil and vinegar. I've never thought to try a pasta dish without sauce until today. I used a brown...

Adding Some Visual Aids

Last week was rough and I was off track a bit. So for this week, I decided that it was time to add some visual aids to keep me accountable. In my bedroom, I've posted a large calendar with a checklist. The checklist consists of the following actions, all of which...

Winter Race Day

Yesterday was race day, my first race for 2018! Hot Chocolate hosted their 15k/5k series in Charlotte for the first time ever. I've previously ran a Hot Chocolate race in Atlanta in January 2016. The 2016 race was extremely windy, cold (14 degrees) and hilly. It was...

Being Too Hard On Myself

Last week I was a little disappointed that I only completed four out of the six scheduled workouts. Life happened. One unexpected event occurred on one of those days involving a school function. And on the second missed workout, I cleaned and prepped for a Superbowl...

1 Month Progress

A snapshot of four weeks of exercise and conscious eating. The pictures on the right were taken after the first month. I tracked a total of 21 workouts in 31 days. I lost 4.4 lbs, averaging a pound per week. I don't know how much muscle was gained, but I know that my...

Stairmaster – The Master of Cardio

Most days when I'm in the gym, I'm performing some form of cardio. A lot of the times I jog on the treadmill, or jump on an elliptical. But lately, I've been intrigued by the stairmaster. Initially, it looks very intimidating because the machine is so tall. You have...

When Fatique Sets In….

You've been going strong for a few solid days or even weeks and it is bound to happen. Exerting energy during those tough workouts & maximizing time in the gym and then FATIQUE strikes! That's your body telling you that it needs some well deserved rest. I've been...

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