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  • Training For Life

    “You push a little farther than you have to. A little further than you thought you could. You do it, you grin and bear it, because you know if this doesn’t make you quit, maybe life won’t make you quit either.”

    This is one of my favorite quotes because it embodies one of my favorite things about training and fitness. RESILIENCE. We all have different reasons and motivations for working out, but whether you realize it or not you are training for life.

    You are training to become a better, stronger you. You are training to become resilient to all that life throws your way.

    Yes, you may have a special focus on building your booty or getting rock hard abs, but in the process you are becoming mentally strong.

    You are learning how to push past your breaking point.

    You are learning how to stick with something even when it gets hard.

    You are
    Madison
    Apr 25, 2018
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  • How to push yourself when working out alone
    working out alone

    I am lucky enough to be able to get most of my workouts done at BODI in the group H.I.I.T classes. However, there are some days when my schedule doesn’t allow me to workout there and I have to do it alone. Man, is it rough! I genuinely enjoy working out, but it is so much harder alone! Even if I am pumped up, it is hard to push myself to get through it and crush my workout. These are some of the best ways I have found to motivate and push myself when working out alone.


    Go in with a plan: Make sure that you have a workout plan ready to go BEFORE you get to the gym. It doesn’t matter if you write your own workouts or if you follow a program. By having a plan, it will avoid wasting time trying to figure out what to do. It will also help avoid doing only exercises that sound good in the moment.


    Make a schedule and stick to it: In addition to

    Madison
    Apr 18, 2018
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  • Excessive Exercise
    Excessive Exercise

    We all know the importance of exercise and all of its many benefits. We believe in the power of exercise so much that most of us make sure to workout daily. What most people don’t realize is that risks of excessive exercise are just as high as NOT working out at all. More is not always better!

    When you overtrain you are placing your body under so much stress that it does not have the time or the energy to recover properly. This leads to reduced energy levels, high risk of injury, illness, loss of endurance, decreased strength and power, increased inflammation, interference with your libido and menstrual cycles. I don’t know about you but none of those things sound good to me.

    You will be able to tell if you are overtraining if you are always sore or fatigued, if you are constantly getting sick or have long bouts of illness, have insomnia,
    Madison
    Apr 11, 2018
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  • Creating Healthy Sustainable Habits

    We have all been there. We decide that we have had enough. We are sick of feeling fat, sluggish or just plain gross. We decide we are going to make a change. We say that this time is different than all the other times. You decide that you aren’t messing around anymore. You are going all in. You are going to eat clean and workout every day. You are going to stop partying and drinking cold turkey. Friends? Who needs friends! I can do anything I set my mind to… I’ll start on Monday.


    Monday rolls around, you are doing pretty good because you are still pumped up.

    Tuesday and Wednesday aren’t bad because you worked out and only had two cookies when you normally eat a whole box.

    By Thursday, you are feeling pretty tired and sore from your workouts so you decide to take the day off.

    On Friday you worked out, but you had a terrible day at work

    Madison
    Apr 04, 2018
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  • Lean, clean and GREEN protein shake
    GREEN protein shake

    St. Patricks day is a day long party full of green beer and fatty foods. Now, I'm not saying you can't have a little fun. But maybe try swapping out your beer for one of these lean, clean and green protein shakes.

    • 1 Scoop Vanilla Xendurance Protein
    • 1/4 Ripe Avocado
    • 2/3 Cup Diced Pineapple (Frozen)
    • 1/4 Cup Spinach
    • 1/4 Cup Kale
    • 1/2 Cup Coconut Water
    • 2/3 Tbsp Agave Nectar
    • 2/3 Tbsp Lime Juice
    • 1/4 Tbsp Coconut oil
    • 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract

    Blend & Enjoy! This makes 2 small servings (205 cal) or 1 large serving (410 cal). This is a little higher in carbs and fat so keep that in mind if you are tracking macros or on a special diet.
    Madison
    Mar 30, 2018
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