We all know the benefits of having a carrot dangling in front of us. Whether it be a cool medal, a pampering post-race massage or the satisfaction of finishing an event, a goal will help fuel your desire to run. The first thing you may notice in the goal above is there isn't a promise of learning to run 30 minutes in two and a half weeks and the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound. I don't roll that way. In fact, I don't because that was my strategy when I first tried to learn to run and it ended in tears and failure every time. It wasn't pretty. The goal to run 30 minutes in two to four months may not produce the same amount of searches online, but it will produce a lot more runners who love to run and who perform well. When you love something, you want to more of it. When I say a smart goal, I mean setting a target without an exact date. Let's face it--how many of you are able to arrive on time in air travel. Learning to run works the same way. Life happens, a lack of sleep kills your energy and your performance and motivation are affected by a number of other variables. If you run with the flow of your life and the proper rate at which your body can adapt to running, you will progress more efficiently and have more fun along the way. This means pushing on the days you feel good and easing back on the throttle when you are having a day that makes your head spin.
“I don’t have the time! I’m working! I’ll look like an idiot doing pushups in pantyhose and heels! What if my boss walks by?” First, she should admire your determination! Second, we understand that exercising at your desk could make you feel a little self-conscious. That’s why these 5 simple exercises will keep your lean […]
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3 Easy Crock-pot Recipes We Love What’s easier, and less stressful, than coming home to a warm, home-cooked meal without having to do any of the work? That’s why I love slow cooker recipes. You can usually prep the night before, or in the morning before you leave, and all you do is plug in […]
1. Skipping Breakfast Your mindset is that if I skip breakfast, then I skip the additional calories in my day. Big mistake. By skipping breakfast, you deprive your metabolism of revving up and continuing to burn throughout the day. The longer you wait to eat, the harder it will be to get your metabolism going. […]
Having trouble sleeping often has to do with our daily habits. Here is a list of things to do during the day to help improve your sleep cycle. 1) Sleep in a Dark Room Light doesn’t allow us to fall into a fully deep sleep. Tip: PUT DOWN THE PHONE. Studies show that the light […]
The foods we eat impact our health and everyday lives. And while eating a “fun” food every once in a while won’t age you in one day, a lifetime of bad eating habits can cause you to age faster than you’d like. So try to steer clear of these 5 foods to help keep you […]
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After a year of waiting for UFC fit to be available in the UK, it is finally here!
Both my boyfriend and I have decided to do it together and ordered ours last week. It arrived on our doorstep last weekend. We were itching to get started…Continue