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Mar 4

March 4, 2016

100 Calories. What is your 100?

One of the biggest issues I believe people have with losing weight and trying to get fit is that they over complicate it. They want to try the newest diet trend, find out what the “best” workout is, and lose the pounds within days. This is unrealistic of course and also just adds more stress. Keep things simple and break down your goals for a healthy lifestyle. Make these small goals for you to achieve. Start small and bigger things…

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Aug 18

August 18, 2015

How I Lost the Baby Weight

I was resistant to talking about this topic for a few reasons: I don’t think getting your body back should be your #1 priority, I didn’t want to give in to society’s crazy expectations, and we are all built differently so there just isn’t a secret, magical solution that will drop your baby weight (sorry). BUT, I get it. I understand what it’s like after you have a baby and you want to wear your normal clothes again. You want…

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Aug 13

August 13, 2015

The real reason I started running

Obviously, I talk about running a lot. I share information I find about it, my favorite running items, places to run, races I run, and on and on. But, I don’t think I’ve ever shared why I run. The most important reason I run. I run for so many reasons: my health, my alone time, to stay in shape, and to run races. But the main, and most important reason I run, is to control my stress. I have had…

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Aug 6

August 6, 2015

I am now a Brick Betty Fit Professional!

I have been wearing workout clothes on a regular basis for over 10 years now. Not only do I work out in them, I wear them on a regular basis to run errands, travel, hang out around the house, play with my child, etc. And why not? They are comfortable and thankfully, these clothes are actually becoming cuter and quite stylish! For their intended purpose though, workout clothes should really be of great quality. I realize a lot of people…

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Jun 26

June 26, 2015

Review: Orangetheory Fitness

(Logo from Orangetheory Fitness website.) Since I moved to Nashville, I have been searching for gyms that have similar workouts to the ones I fell in love with in Chicago (hence my last post). I really love the high intensity interval training (HIIT) classes and began a search immediately when we moved here. I stumbled upon Orange Theory Fitness and decided to try it out. They have quite a few locations throughout the country and 2 locations specifically that are…

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Jun 16

June 16, 2015

Recipe Round Up: What I’m Loving Lately

Since I try to eat healthy most of the time, I am always on the hunt for new recipes to make. I generally like to make things that taste great, are quick and easy to make, and don’t cost a fortune. I get these recipes from all over – searching the internet, Pinterest, and getting suggestions from my stepmom. In fact, most of them are recommended from her because she’s a great cook and likes to eat healthy too. Lucky…

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