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Running AGAIN

I started running (again) a couple of weeks ago, and boy it’s taking a toll on my calves. I don’t know why, but this time it seems to be harder on my legs. I only took a break over the winter so, in my head, it hasn’t been that long.

Anyway in my search for exercise routines, I found this neat little guide for runners.

I think it will be a help to me and hopefully you too!

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(via backonpointe)

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Make Better Food Choices

Weight Management

Since the holidays, I have been indulging in whatever I want without a care in the world. Sure I’ll have a beer or 3, pass me the Kit Kat, did someone say pizza? Yum.

The last couple of weeks I’ve noticed that my holiday binging needs to be OVER – Hello March, goodbye extra pounds!

I decided that I TODAY I will get back on a regular workout routine and start making better choices with food.

Like most people, I know foods that are good to eat and foods to stay away from. But sometimes the good food sounds boring or I don’t know how to “dress it up.” Let’s face it, I need a little help pairing it up with other super foods to make it more appealing and delectable.

In my search for healthy food ideas, I found this link Familycircle. 

The post is weight loss diet plans. I am not a fan of the word DIET or following a DIET. I believe it’s about making lifestyle changes and start slowly. When a diet ends, the results will end too. But if you continue to make the right choices via lifestyle changes, you won’t go through the yo-yo of weight management. I hope it helps you to find some ideas and tips for healthy food ideas and even exercise.

Don’t forget exercise

Start to incorporate some quick exercises into your daily routine. You can pick 3 one day (upper body) – do 3 reps of each. The next day pick another 3 (lower body) – do 3 reps of each. Rotate each day, along with walking/cardio 4 days a week. Even if it’s only 15 min, it’s something be proud of!

Remember this is a lifelong change so it’s ok to start small, you will build up over time! Here’s a few exercise ideas to get you and me started.

Upper Body

Pushups

Plank

Dumbells

Tricep Dips

Lower Body

Crunches

Lunges

High Knees

Plank with Leg lift

Full Body

Jumping Jacks

Mountain Climbers

Burpees