Workout at Work with Coworkers

How to Get Your Coworkers to Workout at Work with You

One of the things that makes it hardest for me to be able to get all my steps on my pedometer each day is a desk job. When you need to be sitting down at a computer to do your job, it’s hard to make sure you’re up and moving around on a regular basis. That works against everything we know about weight loss, fitness and physical health as a whole!

Recently, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I’m fortunate enough to work with – and for – some great people. That being the case, I didn’t have any problem with asking if it was possible for my coworkers and I to take quick breaks every hour to get up, move around, and avoid becoming one with our desk chairs.

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Top Tips to Make Getting Up Earlier to Do Your Workout a Lot Easier

Not morning person? You’re not alone. Not only do many of us not want to get up at the time our alarms go off, but we certainly don’t want to set that alarm even earlier so that we can get out of bed and do something that requires energy.

The problem with that is that for the vast majority of us, the best time to get a workout done is first thing in the morning. If we wait until later in the day, the odds are that our schedules will fill up and we’ll either feel that we don’t have any time to do it, or we just won’t have the motivation and energy to try. Keep reading this post

wearing the wrong sports bra

The Most Common Reasons You’re Likely Wearing the Wrong Sports Bra

The majority of women are wearing the wrong bra size, and this includes sports bras. Wearing the wrong size or type of bra while you work out may be worse for you than wearing the wrong one when you’re more sedentary. The reason is that you’re moving around much more forcefully and you’re more likely to cause yourself pain or even injury.

There are many different ways to know whether or not you’ve been wearing the wrong sports bra. Primary among them is that you experience pain or other forms of discomfort during your workouts. Keep reading this post

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How You Can Know it’s Not Fat You’re Burning

It’s easy to fool ourselves into thinking that because the number on the scale is dropping, we’re doing a great job and should keep it up. The thing is, the bathroom scale can’t tell what it is that you’re losing. After all, that’s why – if you’re anything like me – you either weigh yourself in the buff or blame that extra pound this week on a heavier outfit than you’d been wearing the week before. Because the scale doesn’t know the difference between you and that massive oversized sweater dress.

That said, not all weight changes can be blamed on fat – or sweaters, for that matter. Just because you get on the scale and see the number going up or down it doesn’t mean there has been any change in your body fat. This is something I learned the hard way from trying to lose weight too quickly. It’s also why steady, gradual weight loss is generally considered to be way better for you than trying to drop an extreme amount of weight in a short period of time. Keep reading this post

Crossfit Nutrition Recommendations

Why I Don’t Listen to My CrossFit Coach’s Nutrition Recommendations

I love my CrossFit coach. She’s spectacular. She puts up with the fact that I’m very motivated – sometimes. That I’m extremely dedicated to a healthy lifestyle – most of the time. That I consider cake to be an essential food group and there’s nothing she says that is going to change my mind about that.

I have a lot of respect for her. She’s a fitness expert, and she lives and breathes what she teaches. She looks fantastic. I can tell that she knows what she’s doing and I trust her when it comes to my physical training. When I attend her classes, I know I’m going to get a great workout and that she’s going to keep me in line when I’m slowing down or doing something wrong. Keep reading this post