We made it to the new year! If you’re anything like me, you’re probably still adjusting back into real life while dusting off a trail of cookie crumbs, Christmas tree needles, and wrapping paper behind you.
If Santa ignored all those holiday gift guides you sent him, and your healthy wishlist remains unfulfilled, I have some ideas for some self-care gifts to treat yourself, and to help you transition into a healthy new year.
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If drinking more water and not taking yourself too seriously are your New Year’s Resolutions, you can kill two birds with one stone.
What gets measured gets managed. Yes, we all have the apps, but there is something refreshing about recording your progress with a pen and paper. Achieve all those New Year’s fit resolutions with a health-focused planner.
What you eat is as important as how you train. If you want to eat healthier and fuel your runs properly in the new year, this Runner’s World cookbook has got you covered.
If you need a boost of daily motivation to kick off the new year, try this run calendar to inspire you all year long.
If your new year’s resolution is to read more books, Atomic Habits will help you build sustainable, healthy habits in the new year. I’m reading this now and loving it! Kick those bad habits and build new habits to achieve all your goals in life.
If you are striving for moderation in the new year, this wine glass will help you balance running and wine.
Are you following the weight loss strategies of the tortoise or the hare? If you remember the classic tale, the slow and steady turtle ultimately wins the race. Learn why slow is usually better for long term fat loss.
There’s a big difference between following your bliss, and following your blisters towards bliss. Learn how to pursue hard goals of personal fulfillment without getting discouraged.
In this post you’ll learn how to build an effective strength training for runners program: What exercises to do, how many sets and reps to perform, how much rest to take, and how to combine your strength training with your running plan.
If you’ve ever gained weight while marathon training (it happens!) you know that the training for performance goals is different than running for weight loss. In this post we explore how your running training and nutrition can vary based on your desired outcome and how to choose one goal at a time for best results.
If you’re not assessing, you’re guessing. Learn how to take accurate body measurements to track progress towards your health and fitness goals. The scale doesn’t tell the whole story, body measurements can reveal non-scale victories.
This week on the blog we are talking all about non-scale victories; alternative ways to measure progress in your health and fitness journey. Try these nine fitness tests, note your scores, and retest after several weeks of training. Improvements in your fitness do not always show up on the scale, sometimes they show in your performance.
If the scale isn’t budging, don’t give up, you may be experiencing positive results that aren’t reflected in your scale weight. In this blog post learn why the scale doesn’t matter and five ways to measure results without the scale. Focus on non-scale victories to remove the frustrations from your fat loss journey.
I reviewed five popular health & fitness apps to highlight the benefits of each and warn you of the potential pitfalls so you get the best results from downloading these apps.
If you’re a runner who needs to add strength training to your workout plan, I have a ton of exercise ideas you can perform with a heavy-duty Superband long loop resistance band. Take the Superband with you on your next run and knock out some resistance training on the go.
Do you need a digital intervention? Too much screen time can lead to health problems, poor relationships, and diminished focus. In this blog post I suggest ten ways to decrease your screen time for a healthier balance. Don’t worry, I won’t take away your run selfies or Instagram meals.