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SUMMER FITNESS BUCKET LIST

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Summer’s in full swing so I hope you’ve been enjoying the weather where you are. Personally, I couldn’t be more excited – summertime is my fav! Plus, this past winter was rough! Between the snow storms and slipping in the ice, pile driving my knee into the sidewalk (yeah, that happened) to lots and LOTS of rain, I’m totally stoked for the warmer weather and plan to take full advantage of the SUN!

Summer is the perfect time for adventures, and what’s even better is that you can kill two birds with one stone by having adventure while working on your body and getting better shape. I made a bucket list for myself to work on this summer and I’ve thought I’d share the love by making you one with fun and a little adventure in mind, too.

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FITNESS SPRING TRAINING | 7 TIPS TO FRESHEN UP YOUR FIT LIFE

 

It’s finally here. SPRING.

 

Time to chuck off the bulky sweaters, watch the snow melt and get ready for sunshine and warmer weather – yay! Hard to believe that here in Portland (and so many other places around the country, for that matter) we were up to our eyeballs in snow and ice just a few short weeks ago, right?

 

Well, if you’re like me you’re probably thinking about doing some spring cleaning around your home or office. This is the perfect time to do a little self-care “spring cleaning” as well, and to freshen up that tired winter fitness routine. This can help you clear out the old mental clutter that may have accumulated and reclaim that sense of excitement and motivation you felt back in January. It’s also a good time to assess your progress and review areas of your life that could use some extra TLC. Here are seven ideas to get you going.

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EXERCISE INTENSITY | ARE YOU WORKING HARD OR HARDLY WORKING?

Exercise Intensity | Working hard or hardly working

 

Are you getting the most out of your workouts?

How do you know?

Well, if you workout at the same level every single time, you may not be. True, working hard is important but if you’re gasping for air and feeling too sore to move after every workout you could be setting yourself up for overtraining and burnout, or worse yet, sickness and injury.

On the other hand, if you’ve been working out for a while and have no health issues but your workouts feel about as challenging as pushing the cart at the grocery store, well then that’s probably not giving you the results you want either.

 
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5 WAYS TO GET HEALTHIER AND MORE FIT WITHOUT WORKING OUT

 

January is here! With it, no doubt you’ve noticed the huge increase in diet and fitness program promotions right now – they’re everywhere!

Fortunately… this isn’t one of them. Yay!

Now, don’t get me wrong. Your exercise and eating habits are really, really, REALLY important. So much so that they’re even two of the three key sections in the WFF Goals Planner. But, there’s more you can do to ramp up your health and fitness that that doesn’t involve working out or even a formal eating plan, but can still have a huge impact on your life, whether your goal is to lose weight, get in better shape, get stronger, train for a sport, feel great, whatever.

 
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HEALTHY EATING | HOW TO GET STARTED EATING FIT.

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“Exercise is king, nutrition is queen, put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.” – Jack LaLanne

 

Now that you’ve set your goals and gotten yourself an accountability partner or two, it’s time to talk food… 

There are quite probably as many ways to eat in the world as there are people. Because of that fact, the exact details of what and how YOU should eat can’t be offered via a simple blog post. Why? Because you are beautifully individual. As individuals, our eating styles and practices vary from person to person; by individual physiology and health/medical needs; by region, country, and ethnicity; by economic status; by personal and social beliefs… the list goes on and on. You can be a vegan, a vegetarian or a locavore. You can eat clean or raw or paleo. You can be a flexitarian, a pescetarian or even a fruitarian. You can even do intermittent fasting, juicing or even “detoxing”. And these are certainly not all!

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Fitness Tips | 12 reasons you’re working out but not getting the results you want

 

Hey, let’s talk about your fitness results… Or lack there of.

Are you working out, eating well (hmm, mostly) and still not seeing a difference in your clothing size?

SO frustrating, right?! Well, I’ve got some tips that can help you figure out what you need to do to get those measurements moving in the right direction. Chances are you’re doing some of the right things but you may be getting held back by one or more of the following reasons:

 

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THE NUMBER ONE thing you need to do to get fit in 2016.

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Most people go about setting health and fitness goals for the New Year the wrong way.

They’re excited about the turn of the calendar. They know they ate too much over the holidays and that they haven’t been exercising. All the commercials on TV talk about weight loss and show the latest celeb endorser testifying about the amazing results they get. It’s the New Year, just make a resolution like everybody else. But, why? Why should you give your level of fitness… or lack of fitness, a second thought? What’s the point?

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