Knowing how to live a healthy lifestyle is tough because it seems like the rules are always changing. One minute, we’re told that butter is bad for you and now researchers are saying that some butter is actually better for you than vegetable oils because it has healthier fats in it. Research is always changing and finding out new things about food and this leads to a lot of confusion. Often, people get completely lost and they end up doing things that they think are healthy for them when they actually aren’t. You really need to watch out for this when you’re trying to stay in shape because if you follow bad advice, you could be doing undoing a lot of your hard work without even realizing it. These are some of the most common ‘healthy’ things that aren’t actually healthy. Read more
I've mentioned previously that I'll be attending the Double Bubble Run on September 8, 2018 at Crumland Farms in Frederick, MD. I hope you'll be there with me.
I love having opportunities like this to share with my family. It's the kind of thing we as parents need to do more of because it creates lasting memories for our children.Read more
What is your "why"?
If you've encountered any self-help book, guru, or Instagram page in the last decade, you've likely come across this question. We're obsessed with the concept of "why" we do things particularly as they relate to our so-called "passion."
The "why" is the reason -- the essence -- behind our motivation for doing the right things on a daily basis. Yet, have we ever really thought about what our "why" says about us.
Think about -- why do you really get up in the morning? Is it because you can't wait to jump out of bed, have your feet hit the floor, and start another fantastic day?
Or is it more because it's your routine, you have to fight traffic, you have a family to support, and you need to make money? Oh yeah, and the only way to make said money is to pump out another 50,000 TPS reports today?
Your "why" needs to be so much more than a cliche if you ever hope to get out that day-to-day drudgery. The last thing you want to do is become numb to it and descend into the pit of "whatever." That's a life sentence chained to a desk from 9-to-5 you will never escape from!
What are we to do? Well, take a look at how I've reworked my life to more closely align with my "why." It will take effort on your part, but it's definitely something you can work towards every day.Read more
Looking for an event the whole family can enjoy? Then, you have to check out the Double Bubble Run taking place in Fairfax, VA and Frederick, MD.
This is the kind of fun run that’s for the kids – and those who are kids at heart (like yours truly). And as a runner myself, I definitely want to get my little ones involved in the sport one day. While my daughter is too young, this is the perfect even for me and my son.
They have two races this year. The first takes place in Fairfax, VA at Van Dyck Park on Saturday, August 11 from 12 pm to 4 pm. The second race is in Frederick, MD at Crumland Farms on Saturday, September 8 from 10 am to 3 pm.Read more
Do you want to have six-pack abs and look great in a swimsuit? Well, we have you covered in today's post. Let's a take a look at the 7 best ab workouts you need to tone your tummy.
I don't know anyone out there who loves doing sit-ups or crunches. But, these ab exercises, along with a healthy diet can certainly go a long way in helping you look better.Read more
If you're looking for some great ways to boost your fitness starting today, then look no further than this contributed post. Love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments!
Irrespective of your starting point, unlocking your full potential is never easy when it comes to fitness. However, millions of people fall victim to needless complications. In reality, if you wish to turn your vision into a reality, you must learn to accept that simplicity is king.
The journey ahead is a long one, but taking it one step at a time will make it far less daunting. Embrace these suggestions below and you won’t go far wrong. Read more
Looking to get in shape for your next beach vacation? Or maybe you want to look great at neighborhood pool this summer. Either way, you need to check out our top picks for the best workouts to look amazing this summer.
Whatever your reason, there is never a bad time to start taking your fitness seriously. If you want to look better, have more confidence, and just enjoy your body more, then read on.
It's time you re-gain a sense of how amazing you are. With these workouts, you will be on the fast track too looking and feeling great again.
Let us know what you think of our picks for the best workouts to look amazing this summer!Read more
Alright, for you pregnant ladies out there -- and those that got them there -- I have a great guest post for you from Jenny Silverstone @ Mom Loves Best. She's helping women understand the benefits of exercising during pregnancy. So, women read up and guys share this with your significant other. Let us know your thoughts in the comments and head over to Jenny's site and show her some love.
There are many myths about pregnancy which can lead us to question what we should be doing. Many times I have stopped myself in my tracks wondering “is this good or bad for my baby?” And the advice we get from person to person is so different.
I remember a friend literally saying I had to get out of the garden because it was “bad for the baby”! So I had a talk with my midwife, did some research of my own, and I learned a few things.Read more
Do you work out? No, I'm not trying to pick you up. I'm legitimately asking. Maybe a better question is do you have time? Enter the home gym.
Now, I realize you may be reading this and not have a basement. Or maybe you live in an apartment and you don't have a lot of extra space. I'm here to tell you that it's ok.
You don't need a ton of room to have a functional home gym in your house, apartment, or place of business. You just need to get creative, have a little money to invest in the project, and be willing to do some upfront work.
Check out these posts on creating a home gym that will leave you feeling like it's possible for you too. These people are really creative. Enjoy!Read more
Today, we have an excellent guest post on how to maximize workout time in your busy schedule -- and seamlessly transition back to the office. Love to hear your thoughts on this in the comments. Thanks!
After the holidays have passed, many people make it a point to consciously be more active and healthy in the New Year. While this can be difficult to maintain with other daily commitments such as work, family, friends, etc., it is possible to achieve with enough dedication and commitment.
In order to reap the full benefits of living a more active lifestyle, making adjustments to your diet is hugely beneficial to getting those results. Even making little changes such as cutting out bread and/or pasta can make a large difference.Read more