Workout Tips

Same Horse, Different Rider

I sprained my ankle. While it's healing, I can't go back to running just yet. Now the nice weather will make me want to lace up my running shoes and jump right back on the horse. The problem is that I have get back to where I was first. While I'm excited to get out...

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The Wednesday Wilt

You know how it goes. You are fired up on Monday. You have workout goals for the week. Spring is coming. You are sooooo ready. Then... wow, you're a little sore on Tuesday, maybe I'll skip Wednesday...... I say throw Wednesday a curve ball. Do you typically run? Go on...

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Heavy Weights Does Not Equal Big Muscles

So many women shy away from weight training for fear that they will "bulk up" like men do. First, men have much higher levels of testosterone than women do, that hormone contributes to the way men develop muscle. Second, you would have to workout extremely intensely...

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Mid-week Muscle Confusion

What is muscle confusion? The concept is that if you change up your routine, your muscles have to work differently that normal and as a result are exposed to new stimulus all the time. It's great if you're looking to spice things up as well as work muscles you didn't...

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Step One to Git ‘Er Done!

I told you yesterday that I would offer ideas and i will. However I would love for you to sit and think about what you really want. How many times has it started to get warm, you panic, and want to smack yourself for not getting in shape sooner? I do hope you really...

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Moving Day!

Not necessarily moving into a new home but moving in general! Some people think they have to go to a class or have a regimen that they follow to be successful. For some it's parking further away from the grocery store, taking the stairs or walking the dog more. The...

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Step It Up

There seems to be a theme here... next step yesterday and step it up today. Different step, sort of. It's easy to think of your workout as something you have to complete. Something you have to trudge through to keep your commitment. Let's face it. It gets boring. So...

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Here We Go!

This is going to be quite a year! My book finally comes out today, Finding the Voice Inside You. I AM SO EXCITED! It's a dream come true. I have wanted to inspire others to have what I have. To be able to not only lose the weight, but to get your head in the right...

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A Little Extra Insurance ;o)

On the days I workout a little more than usual, I call it a little extra insurance. Partly for the extra calories burned in case I overindulge, partly for the extra energy and partly for the stress management. It seems when we get busy with the moments that are out of...

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Change with the Seasons

Sometimes I can get into a rut with my workouts. To stay motivated I change things up. As I said earlier this week I like to exercise outside in the Fall. So I change up my route for my run, or make it a point to get outside with my kids more. Other suggestions are to...

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I’m Too Busy to Workout

That was a favorite. It may be true. You may have more in your day than planned, or your day could have done a complete 360 and you are now home with a sick child, you have to work later than planned forcing you to miss a favorite class, lots of things can happen....

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It’s All in How You Spin It

My friend Carrie told me about a spin class she tried. "Tried". She said it was incredibly difficult and part way through she was wondering just what she was thinking signing up for the class. She was the only newbie in the class and wasn't even sure how to set up her...

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Be A Shape Shifter!

That's what popped into my head when I was writing today's post. I look at how my body has changed and still cannot believe the difference. It's been more than a year and I want to pinch myself sometimes! I used to think I was destined to be where I was but now I...

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New Schedule, New Workout

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut. You find that you do the workout but you just aren’t “feeling it”. What can happen then is that, without realizing it, you aren’t putting the same effort in on top of the fact that your muscles aren’t responding the way they used to....

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Exercise Efficiently

I love interval training. It involves pushing yourself hard, resting briefly and pushing hard again. You can find all sorts of interval training programs on the internet or make up your own. Run as fast as you can for 30 seconds to start, rest for 30. Start changing...

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The Stuff Doesn’t Get It Done, You Do!

I bought new sneakers. I remember a time when I would buy clothes to workout in, sure that these clothes were going to be just what I needed to get motivated to get in shape. Some of them were never worn. Now I needed new sneakers because mine were worn out! As far as...

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I Can’t Workout Today Because____________

We all have a reason not to workout. I’m tired, busy, bored… The list goes on. Change things up by looking for something to work toward. Do you want to run a 5K someday? Google “couch potato to 5K” and download a workout program. Do you want to start lifting weights?...

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Back to Insanity

While that workout is truly insane, (see yesterday's post) you can’t argue with the results. Another amazing workout is P90X. How many of you feel like you need to get in shape before you try it? Why? Jump into a class or program that is beyond what you can do and...

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No More Ho Hum

In the spirit of paying attention (yesterday’s post) I thought it would be fun to see what others do to change up their workout. Have you looked within your community for a local high school track to run on? Do you have a new gym in your area? What about the gym...

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IsaPro Question

I had someone ask me to clarify on the use of IsaPro.  IsaPro's protein is SO AMAZING!  When you use it after a workout, it will help your muscles recover better than any other protein you put in your body.  And your body actually absorbs 90%+ of the protein in our...

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Body Bare Fitness

Today I am truly thankful for my body!  We have been talking this month about loving ourselves.  And the human body is truly nothing short of a miracle -- definitely something to be appreciated and thankful for every day.  Just think of all the things your body allows...

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President’s Council Facts

I thought today I would share some fitness facts all the way from the White House.   Where do you fall in the spectrum?  Does that surprise you?  Now - more importantly - what are you going to do about being the 3/10 today? I'm on it! 🙂 Adults 18 and older need 30...

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Blame It On the Rain

Do any of you remember Milli Vanilli?  Any die-hard FANS out there?  I love "Blame It On the Rain" and "Girl You Know it's True."  I love to turn those songs on and have a dance party in the kitchen with my kids. That got me thinking tonight about some of my favorite...

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What to Do in the Winter Time?

As you may have heard on a recent JillBirth.Com call, I am feeling a really strong need to focus on Childhood Obesity.  On a personal level, I have a little boy who seems to be headed down his mom's road, and that really tugs at my heartstrings.  So I have been on the...

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No, You Can’t! Yes, You CAN!

I read on a fitness Facebook page the other day, "You can't WORKOUT a bad diet."  It's true.  But you can workout a lot of other things!  A bad attitude, a bad habit (of not being active, for example), a bad day ("Stress! It's a KILLER, Sir!"). When you exercise, your...

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V-Day

That's V for Victory -- as in, time to have some VICTORY after your Valentine's Day splurges and pull yourself together once again!  In fact, since New Year's is a month and a half behind us and summer is just a few months in front of us, NOW is the perfect day to...

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Workout Wednesday – MORE WATER!!!

I know I talked about water yesterday, but as I was exercising this morning I realized I left something unsaid! When you exercise, you sweat -- and sweat is water leaving the body and dehydrating you.  How do you compensate?  A good rule of thumb is to weigh yourself...

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Workout Wednesday – Soup’s On!

You know how much you LOVE to use that excuse that you can't lift weights because you can't afford them, you forgot to buy them on your last trip to Wal-Mart, your kids keep walking off with them, etc.?  Well, if you want to hold onto that excuse, you better stop...

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Workout Wednesday – Just Do It!

When I started my journey, I was all about using what I had, doing what was in my power, and making sure I was doing something every day.  I started out going for walks.  And I walked to the neighbor's mailbox.  Then the corner.  Then around the block.  Then two...

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Living With Purpose

I don't know about you, but I find that I am the MOST productive and the MOST able to not only do what I need to do but also support and uplift others when I have a plan . . . when I have a purpose for what I am doing in my life.  I want to move that purpose-driven...

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