I believe that most people would say jumping rope is for play, not for exercise. After all, you jumped rope as a kid on the playground and you probably forgot about it entirely after fourth grade. And it certainly isn’t touted as a benefit of j... Read more
Mornings are crazy in my house, as I’m sure they are for many of you. Every morning, I try to exercise and do some work before my family gets up. Then, I make breakfast for my four kids and me, maybe throw in some laundry and deal with any emer... Read more
No matter what season it is, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but in the cooler months, it becomes that much more crucial. Not only will it fill your belly, ward off hunger, and keep you going strong until lunchtime, but the thought o... Read more
You know starting the morning with breakfast sets you up for healthy eating all day long, but when the same packet of microwaved oatmeal just isn't cutting it anymore, it may be time to change up your a.m. routine. Here are eight common breakfast... Read more
I am not a morning person.
This confession will come as no surprise to my friends and family, most of whom have spent many glorious years making merry over my tendency to nod off over breakfast, my need for copious amounts of c... Read more
Yesterday was back and bicep day, not my favorite but the worst (that's leg day). So my routine is:
Deadlift 6x6/175lbs with 2 minutes rest in between sets (I am going to muscle mass rather than strength)
One-Arm DB Rows 6x10/40#
Bicep 21's w/D... Read more
Good morning everybody!
I'm starting a low carb diet like tomorrow. It use to be very successful for me. Has anyone in here been on this diet before? and how many carbs would you say would be acceptable per day? Thanks!... Read more
Ate a really great/healthy breakfast this morning...although it took up more than half of my calorie intake of the day! Looks like its going to be rice cakes and protein shakes for the rest of today. Ha.... Read more
So I finally finished my spark people page. I am 25 years old and newly married and newly moved to a new city. I am not at a healthy weight to get pregnant for me or for a baby. My husband and I want to start trying in a year or so, and I want to get... Read more
Since I work fulltime and the weekdays are uber busy I make sure to get to the grocery and farmer's market on Sunday to be sure the family will have all the fruits and veggies we'll need for the week (including the fruit I'll need to take with me to... Read more
Sometimes to break through a plateau I have to shock my body. This sometimes includes adding in a different type of workout...instead of running, I swim. Or workout 2x a day.Changing up my eating routine helps too. Eat at the low end of calories o... Read more
My good friend Kelly Booth is a NSCA-certified personal trainer and fitness instructor. We met in college (since we had the same major) and worked together as trainers and fitness instructors during school. Kelly has always been fit. She has toned ar... Read more
You know that strength training (also called resistance training) is good for your body. It can help you maintain and build muscle mass, rev your metabolism, make you a better recreational athlete, strengthen your bones and reshape your body. But unl... Read more
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