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Posts Tagged ‘motivation’

Assumptions made about fit people

I am adamantly against making assumptions about people. Not to say that I never do it, I am human after all, but I try to check myself when I do. You know that there are plenty of assumptions in society made about overweight people — they’re lazy, they don’t care abut themselves, they have health…

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I want to make you an addict

I know the term “addict” is not really a positive one. And the truth is, no addiction is really healthy – even (especially) ones that seem so. So, let me clarify. If you’ve always struggled to stay on track with your eating and exercise, it’s not too late for you. No matter how many times…

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Keeping it Simple 101

There really aren’t that many “rules” when it comes to fat loss, building muscle, and living a fit and happy lifestyle. It’s basic math and common sense. You don’t need to go low-carb, gluten-free, eat two cups of kale and acai berries every day or increase your heart rate to its max rate during every…

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Cut it out

OK, raise your hand if this describes you: you truly want to lose weight you’re sick of yourself complaining that you’re not losing weight you’re doing all the things – workouts, meal tracking, a little bit of self-pitying when you are honest with yourself, you admit you’re kind of phoning in your workouts and spending…

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Your slow progress is a good thing

You’ve hit a plateau. You’re not losing weight or seeing that six pack as quickly as you thought you would. What are you doing wrong? Well, maybe nothing. Your slow progress is a GOOD thing…for these five, important reasons that Performance Fitness LLC trainer, Elise Miller, shares with you here. Top five reasons your slow…

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Vacations ruin diets and diets ruin vacations.

Before I left for my Germany vacation, I was confident that while away I’d find a way to work out. I researched kettlebell classes in Munich and Frankfurt and at the very least, would work out on my own, practicing the advice I give to clients when they travel—pushups and jump squats. Three to four…

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Strength training? Standing around? Here’s why.

You’re in the middle of a strength workout. You’ve completed your exercises and now you’re waiting to record your number of pull-ups. Or we’re deadlifting and you’re waiting your turn on the barbell. Either way, you are standing there, not exercising. You’re a little worried that you’re not sweating, panting or burning calories. You might…

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So You’re Ready to Track Your Calories. Now What?

A Guide to Documenting Your Food and Drink How many calories should you be eating in order to achieve your desired physique? It all depends on you, specifically, your goals, gender, age, weight, height and activity level. These are all bits of information you will plug into any number of online calorie calculators to find…

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Moderation = Bull

Elise Miller of Performance Fitness LLC dishes up some TOUGH LOVE, and it’s exactly what we (all) need to hear. Listen up! Give it up—“Everything in Moderation” is NOT an Effective Weight Loss Method Are you trying to reach your fat loss goal by the maxim, “Everything in moderation?” If so, I’ll bet you a…

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