Fitness

10 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Get Fit

10 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Get Fit

Whether you create a note in your phone, print out a plan, or write it in a journal, creating a plan for yourself is really important. This way, you don't show up to the gym and just goof around. You have a plan, you stick to it, and you check it off your list. A few years back, I used a giant poster with little sticky notes to make my plan. I should actually do this again for my postpartum program because it was helpful for my mental game. And I could use help in my sleep-deprived state.

Frequently Asked Fitness Questions

Frequently Asked Fitness Questions

How do I get rid of belly fat?

Unfortunately, spot targeting is not really a possibility. You can't pick which areas you lose fat from. In order to lose belly fat, you need to lose overall body fat. And the best way to do that is a focused plan for diet and exercise. That's going to be different for every person, but here are some general tips that work for most:

It's Okay To Skip Your Workout Sometimes

It's Okay To Skip Your Workout Sometimes

I'm writing this as I'm laying in bed with a fever/cold and a roll of toilet paper next to me (because for some reason, we never own real tissues). I've been sick for 3 days now and had a fever for two of those days. I think there is definitely something going around in Boulder right now because it seems like everyone is at least kind of sick. 

What You Should and Should Not Watch on the Treadmill

What You Should and Should Not Watch on the Treadmill

In the winter months, I run about as many runs on the treadmill as I do outdoors. Honestly, it's more because of the darkness than it is because of the cold. I'd rather run in the cold than run in the dark. It wasn't as big of a deal in NYC because street lights made it not seem so dark, but here in Colorado, dark is dark. If I don't lace up immediately after work, I'll be running in the pitch black darkness. 

All that to say, I've tested my fair share of shows for treadmillability, and here's what I've found, in my opinion, to be the good and the bad.

Training for Your Goals

Training for Your Goals

For the first time in a while, my primary focus in fitness is not aesthetic. I think most women would fall into the category I was in up until this year: working out for weight loss or weight maintenance. It's no surprise that women typically feel pressured to look a certain way and that pressure consumes our minds so much so that it clouds our minds. We end up viewing exercise as punishment and food as poison.