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What I Do When I Don’t Want To Do Anything

The start of the year motivates a lot of people to get a fresh start and do something amazing for themselves, but for me I have days where I don’t want to do anything at all. I always think I’m going to be motivated right along with everyone else, but when January rolls around, I always get a slower start than I would at pretty much any other time of the year. I blame all the rush and tight schedules. Once I relax from that every year, my brain seems to turn to mud for a while. Still, despite the fact that it means I don’t want to do anything more often than usual, I don’t let myself give in. OK, to be fair, I usually don’t let myself give in. The rest of the time, Breeze puts me in my place. Sure, I may want to skip my workouts Read More

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My Advice for Integrating a Fitness Tracking Watch Into Your Routine

Fitness trackers are awesome little devices that can help you to gain a substantial amount of information about your habits, body function and workout intensity. That said, unless you actually use them, they don’t do anything for you. Just putting one on won’t make sure that you’re getting fitter and leaving it in a drawer will do even less. A fitness tracker is one of the weight loss products that really work, if you use them correctly that is. To make a fitness tracker work for you, you’ve got to use it like a tool, not expect it to do something for you. Furthermore, you need to keep using it, not just pay attention to it while it is still new and then tuck it away once the novelty has worn off. I’ve had several different gadgets over the years. They’ve come a long way even in the last five Read More

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How I Power Up Before & After A Workout

I like to use power up methods when I’m not feeling 100%. One of the things I love the most about exercising is that it gives me a lot of energy overall. On days that I exercise, I’m less likely to experience that droop in the middle of the afternoon that is so hard to kick and very frustrating when you want to get stuff done. Still, immediately after a workout, I can still feel drained for the first bit if I don’t take the right precautions. Sure, I’m more energized overall, but I still have a rough time getting started again with what needs to get done. After all, I’ve put a lot into my workout so when I’m done, I feel like flopping into a chair for a bit. Not every day, but some days. When my workout leaves me feeling like I should be spending the rest Read More

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5 Fitness Rules I Try to Follow Consistently For Amazing Results

I get asked a lot about what the secret is to always getting the best fitness results. My answer nearly every time is that there isn’t one. You can’t just do one thing or think one way and get fit. It’s more complicated than that. Think about it. If there was one secret to being in great shape, wouldn’t everybody be ripped all the time? Would there really be an obesity epidemic? I don’t think so! Still, there are some great rules that you can follow to get you on the right track. Just because there isn’t one secret doesn’t mean there aren’t some handy tips that can help out. Here are mine. I follow them consistently, and I believe in every one of them because they give me amazing results: 1. Hydration – It doesn’t sound like a very impressive top rule for fitness success, but believe me when Read More