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Starting Your Fitness Journey? The Top 4 Things I Wish I Knew About Fitness (when I was 20!)
I'd love to go back to my 20 year old self and tell her a thing or 2 or... 4 before beginning her fitness journey.
I’m just going to get right to it! Here they are:
- Toning muscles is not a real thing! Strengthening muscles is a real thing. But, there is no such thing as toning. There is fat loss. There is weight loss. There is fat gain. There is weight gain. There is muscle mass increase and muscle mass decrease. There is fit and there is not fit....
Is HIIT Good for Women? Why you should HIIT even if you think you are out of shape, too old, or can't jump!
Should you HIIT? The answer is a resounding “HELL YES!” But you already knew I would say that.
What is HIIT anyway?
HIIT is High Intensity Interval Training. RIP Then ROCK’s “UNLEASH” Workout Series is classified under HIIT. (Tabata, which is HIIT, to be exact.)
The premise is simple; it is workout programming that involves periods of short intense exercise followed by low intensity movements or recovery.
Intense exercise is, however, relatively perceived. Each person will experience an individual threshold of “intensity” depending on physical limitations. What feels intense...
When JUST “Love yourself” Advice Doesn’t Work! How To Do "Self Love " & Do Fitness The Right Way.
Let’s talk about LOVE. Self LOVE!
“If you don’t love yourself, how can you love anyone else?” - cue “mmhmmm heard that one before” face.
I’m all for loving yourself but what place does that advice have in the fitness space?
Phases like Body Positivity, Self Love, Self Care have taken MSM (main social media) by storm… and I’m glad! Because it's been a long time coming.
I am from the generation of “you are not skinny, therefore, you are not worthy”. Trust me when I say,...
Do You Set New Year Resolutions? Achieve Your New Year Fitness Goals With Or Without Them!
If you’re into fitness resolutions, go you! But I’m one of the 99.99999999% of people who set them….and… give up on them & forget them… that’s the end of that story.
Year after year, it’s the same. I promise myself that this will be THE year I successfully:
• lose weight
• eat clean
• quit sugar & fast food
• take care of myself more
to find myself reverting back to the old ways I’ve been beating myself up over year after year after year.