20 Things Lifting Has Taught Me

I am someone who loves to learn and is always open to trying new things. It's really a passion of mine to take on new challenges. Although I fought and complained (and maybe did a bit of excessive whining) I've loved making the transition from a mostly cardio based exercise routine to one that includes a lot more heavy lifting. It's really been a game changer! When I decided I wanted to share what I've learned from three and a half months of lifting I decided that it wouldn't make much sense for me to write about just my experiences

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Pushing Through

What do you do when life gets hard? Are you the type of person that crawls into a hole and hides when life gets hard, or do you attack it, stay positive and keep pushing through? We all encounter ups and downs in our lives. We all have good days and bad days. It's how we react to and rebound from those days that dictate the flow of our lives. The same mental power required to push through life is needed to get through tough workouts. We've all been there. You are midway through a workout and it hits; dizziness,

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Eating Clean During The Holidays

  I have to come clean and admit that although I always pass on the sweets (I'm lucky enough not to have a sweet tooth) it's the mashed potatoes, stuffing and salty snacks that get to me during the holidays. I dread going to the grocery store to walk past the wall of potato chips that greets me as I enter the store. I curse you snack table at parties! While it is important to enjoy a few treats during the holidays it's also important not to throw things totally off track. Here are 10 tips that help me enjoy

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A Positive Mind Is A Powerful Thing

About a month ago I wrote about the importance of a balanced approach to cardio, strength training, balance and flexibility. All of these address the issues that can affect the body from the neck down. Nutrition does the same. It heals and fuels the body from the inside out and gives you the energy to improve, train and develop. What about your thoughts though? Positive thoughts are far more important than you might imagine when working toward your goals. I am a person who really believes in the power of positive thought. I feel certain that nearly any situation, no

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