Monthly Archives: October 2013

Rest Days: Why to Take Them and How to Do it Right

Yesterday was leg day at the gym, and after working very hard to assure I was doing my squats properly I am SO GLAD I have a rest day. That means today I get this! Just kidding, it’s more like … Continue reading

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Muscle Group Target: Abdominal Muscles

Abdominal workouts are great for building core strength, and if your body fat is low enough to show off a six pack, you need to build and define the abs before they start to look cut.  (For the record, that’s … Continue reading

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How To: Getting Back into Cardio Shape

I was not good at pregnancy.  By the end of my second one, I was covered in stretch marks, wobbly walking with SPD (painful hip problem,) and had basically melted my esophagus with the absurd level of heartburn I suffered … Continue reading

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Superfoods: Ten Sweet Potato Recipes

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Sweet potatoes are a great addition to a healthy diet, whether you’re eating clean, eating Paleo, doing Weight Watchers, or just trying to add more “superfoods” to your fare.  Sweet potatoes are full of vitamin … Continue reading

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Why to Get Fit: In the News

I thought I would share a few health and fitness related articles I’ve read in the last few days.  If you’re looking for reasons to get fit, peruse these health articles and convince yourself that today is the day. Study … Continue reading

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Meal Plan: One Week of Eating Clean

I promised last week to put together a meal plan for someone attempting to eat clean, and today I make good on that promise!  Here is a full week of clean eating meal ideas, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, as … Continue reading

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How Fast Should I Run?

A common question among amateur runners like myself is “how fast should I run?”  I know what Olympians run, but there’s no way I should hold myself to world-record standards.  I run a 5k regularly, and I know my average … Continue reading

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10k Training Run Tech: Strava, Garmin Training Center, Golden Cheetah

As part of the preparation for my half marathon in December, I went on a 10k training run today.  (10k is 6.2 miles, for all of us imperial holdouts.) For this run, I strapped on my Garmin Forerunner 305 (now … Continue reading

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MapMyFitness Celebrates 20 Years: Fitness Infographic

  MapMyFitness is among THE premier fitness app systems utilized by people the world over to keep track of their progress.  Recently they hit the 20 MILLION member mark and sent out this infographic with a breakdown of information from … Continue reading

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What is Clean Eating?

WHAT IS CLEAN EATING?  “Eating Clean” has become somewhat of a catch phrase in the health and fitness community, but there is some confusion over what exactly constitutes a “clean” diet.  So what is the definition of clean eating?  Diane Welland, … Continue reading

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