DIANA’S WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY AND WORKOUT (+ video)

Every once in awhile you come across someone who instantly inspires you.  Diana Smith of Livy Love Designs is doing that for thousands of her followers on social media and her blog by documenting weight loss journey and workouts. I recently interviewed Read More
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HOW TO USE A HEART RATE MONITOR

If you work out, you've probably heard of or thought about a heart rate monitor. You may have wondered if you should be using one, but may be intimidated. Trainer Scott Browning says they can really make a difference in your results, if you use it properly. Read More
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PRODUCT REVIEW: HOKA ONE ONE RUNNING SHOES

I posted last week on Instagram about my new running shoes and I had a few requests for a review, so here you go!  A full breakdown of this funky looking running shoe. That's really the best way to describe it.  They are fun-ky looking.  By far Read More
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4 ESSENTIAL EXERCISES ON THE SWISS BALL (video tutorial)

You can spend a lot of money putting a home gym together. You can buy weights, and machines, and tools and contraptions that look like torture devices (or are torture devices?). But there is one item, trainer and fitness pro Scott Browning says, that Read More
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THE WONDERS OF FOAM ROLLING (HOW TO VIDEO)

It's no secret that if you are active, you will have aches and pains from time to time.  They go hand in hand.  But, what I didn't know until well into training for my first marathon is that there is something simple you can do from home that can Read More
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ABOVE AVERAGE RUN

Friday I had a very bad day.  I don't know about you, but when that happens, my brain starts to come up with all sorts of excuses and problems and reasons why I can't/shouldn't workout.  Luckily I had already made plans with my best friend, Kristi, Read More
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RUNNING AS OF LATE

Last night I ran 3.1 miles.  And I felt fan-freaking-tastic. It's not very far, I realize, especially considering that one 26.2 mile race I got into in October, but given how my poor body has been feeling lately, it's a big deal for me. This time Read More
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SWEAT IT OUT AT HOME: TRACY ANDERSON

Let's face it ladies, try as you may, some days you just can't make it to the gym. For those days, it's nice to have some options to workout from home and that's where the convenience of a dvd comes in. There are dozens and dozens of fitness dvd's Read More
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IT BEGINS

One could say I'm a goal oriented person.  I'm a checker-offer.  Nothing quite tops the feeling of accomplishing something you've worked hard for-- something you've put your blood, sweat, and tears into.  And there is nothing like the feeling that Read More
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RACE REPORT: RACE FOR THE CURE

There are many races out there, but Race for the Cure is one of my faves.  This year's was beautiful and meaningful and magical.  It was also hard... at least for me.   I am not really in what I would consider fighting form at the moment, and boy, Read More
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