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Dig Deeper

I noticed one thing when I jumped into the health and fitness industry: everything is about the body image. All of the health and fitness magazines that you see boast photoshopped men and women with cut abs and defined muscles. Headlines promote new fad diets or exercises that promise to help you drop 10lbs in a week or give you a bikini body in time for the summer. That’s great and all, but have you noticed that no one promotes working out or eating healthier just because it’s better for you? When someone tries to sell you a personal training session, gym membership, meal prep subscription, or weight loss book, they always make sure to tell you what your body will look like, but they rarely emphasize that eating better and exercising is just plain good for you. We live in a culture that promotes tiny waists or defined abs. It’s all about body image.

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How to Measure Your Progress

Ever wonder how on earth to track your progress? Wonder why your pants are looser, but the scale hasn’t budged a bit and you don’t know if you’re succeeding or not? The scale has way less value than we give it. It can go up 5lbs just because you’re bloating from those french fries you had last night. What really tells of your progress is being able to feel your pants fit differently and see the measurements on your body actually change. That’s the real stuff!

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Reason for the Season

“So often we find ourselves caught up in the middle of the things we do on a regular basis and forget why we’re even doing it in the first place. We reach a point where, all of a sudden, we have no idea how we got here and question whether or not we want to keep going. It’s almost like a mid-life crisis but with our hobbies, jobs, passions, relationships, etc. I’m pretty sure this happens all-too often in everyone’s health + fitness journeys. There’s people that have been consistent in eating healthy and training hard only to find themselves during the holidays wondering if it’s still worth it”…

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The Skincare Routine of a Sweat Addict

“We all know that getting a good sweat is good for you, but what about for your skin? Working out and getting the extra blood flow to your skin has so many benefits! Because increasing your heart rate increases the blood flow throughout your body, it promotes healthy circulation. This brings more blood to your face (which is why your cheeks get so pink during your little sweat sesh). As more blood flows, it brings oxygen and all of the nutrients it carries with it, helping to nourish your skin and leave your skin brighter and more vibrant”….

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Fitness Tips When the Weather Makes You Want to Stay in Bed

It’s that time of year. The leaves have changed and are starting to fall. It’s too cold to just wear a t-shirt outside, but not cold enough to pull out your full-sized down North Face made of goose feathers. It’s cloudy more often making you feel a little more sleepy. The weather gives that cozy and lazy feel that calls for thick, long socks, hot lattes, and staying in your warm bed a little longer. It’s getting cold. But a lot of times, that occurrence screws up our motivation to get to the gym…

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