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Weight Lifting Hunger

Monday, April 05, 2010      12 comments

Do you have an issue with hunger, now that you've started lifting weights? This has been an issue with me in the past, too. Here are a few things I've done to combat this: - I drink massive amounts of water. I mean, on average a gallon a... Read more

Carbs, Fat, Protein, and Gin

Thursday, March 25, 2010      5 comments

Do you know the caloric content of a gram of each carbs, fat, and protein? If not, gaining this knowledge can help you to understand food labels better. A gram of carbohydrate and protein each have 4 calories. A gram of fat has 9 calo... Read more

Surround Yourself With Accountability

Monday, March 22, 2010      5 comments

The concept of this blog is really pretty simple, but it's the thing that has been key in me finally being able to make a permanent lifestyle change: I boxed myself in with as much accountability as possible. It started with going to Weight... Read more

Mix It Up To Maximize Benefits!

Sunday, March 21, 2010      5 comments

How to move to move past a plateau, prevent one in the first place, or get max benefit for your efforts? Mix it up! - Change your caloric intake from day to day. If you regularly eat 1600 calories, vary this amount of the course of the we... Read more

Excuses, Excuses!

Thursday, March 18, 2010      8 comments

Unless a doctor has told you differently, any reason you have for not eating right or exercising is not a reason, it's an excuse. Sounds extreme, doesn't it? Ah, but it's not. Here are a few I've heard: -"I don't like the way heal... Read more

The Incredible Hulk Woman

Wednesday, March 17, 2010      6 comments

I copied and pasted this from my regular blog because I've heard a lot of women here on Spark mention this issue: Let me try to clear up a little muscle confusion, if I may: Women's fear that they will build a lot of muscle. I have hea... Read more

Getting started with lifting weights....

Tuesday, March 16, 2010      5 comments

I posted several blogs back about equipment needed to get started with exercise at home. Before you read this, check that one out, because it lays the foundation for what I am about to say here and I refer back to it. I've had several peop... Read more

Big Changes Equal Big Changes

Saturday, March 13, 2010      7 comments

Months ago it was suggested to me that I do a blog about little changes one can make to improve one's health. While I do believe everyone can change some smaller and easier things to make themselves healthier (choose zero-calorie beverages, have... Read more

Wonder Woman's Achilles Heel

Thursday, March 11, 2010      3 comments

Oh, don't worry.... I know I'm not REALLY Wonder Woman! I just had someone tell me my figure resembled her and I loved the compliment so much that I ran with it...... But the fact is that I DID hit a vunerable moment and completely fell of... Read more

Super Size is now Regular Size!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010      7 comments

I believe this is the root cause of why we Americans are getting fatter: We eat too much. Period. We have become a nation accustomed to eating super-sized portions. And most of us don't even know we are doing it. What used to be a norma... Read more

How shortening (or lard) can aid in fat loss.

Monday, March 08, 2010      11 comments

So last night I was talking to my sister on the phone about the snags she has hit lately in her weight loss battle. And in the middle of the conversation she says something that leaves me speechless. Well.... almost. She says "I have on... Read more

The best time of day to exercise.

Saturday, March 06, 2010      6 comments

Here's a question a lot of people wonder about: What is the best time of day to exercise? There is some scientific evidence that an early AM workout is the most beneficial. So if you are a person who has the option to work out first thing i... Read more

Equipement to start an at-home exercise program

Friday, February 26, 2010      9 comments

Here is my list, in what I feel is order of importance, of things someone who is new (or just coming back after a break of years) to exercise would need to start an at-home exercise program: 1.) An instructional book on weight lifting. I do... Read more


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