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I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get so caught up in my workout routines, I’m basically doing them on autopilot.  I go to the gym, complete my workout and leave. Pretty boring.  Most of the time, there’s no real excitement.  I just know that it has to get done in order for me to get to the goal I want. But where is the fun?  Here are...

Posted on Mar 12 2015 - 12:28pm by somayar
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When trying to start or maintain a healthy lifestyle, we can experience a lot of self doubt, insecurity, and apprehension. Yes, we ALL go through the ups and the downs of the fit life. But if you remember these five things, you will find that you will become much more successful in journey of healthy living. 1. Don’t take things too seriously Don’t strive...

Posted on Mar 5 2015 - 8:26pm by somayar
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No, not binging on unhealthy foods, but rather binge watching your favorite show.  A great way to get in a good workout is to do so while watching one of your favorite shows.  How many times have you wasted a whole Saturday afternoon watching the “Roseanne” marathon or “Golden Girls” or everybody’s fave, “Law & Order?” So,...

I don’t know about you, but I have a very hectic day. With two kids, a husband, a full-time job, a side job, preparing to move, and training for my next competition, sometimes it’s hard to get my workouts in everyday.  But I will share some tips with you on how I make sure that I don’t miss a workout. 1.  Get it out of the way As soon as I wake...

When I first started following a meal plan to prepare myself for fitness competitions, I was told by my coach to make sure I had one cheat meal per week.  But, I thought cheat meals were for the weak, for people who couldn’t last one week eating clean, or for people who too weak. Not me!  I struggled each week without one snack or deviating from the plan…until...

Pregnancy is a great time in your life when you get to grow a small, precious life inside of your womb.  But it can also be a confusing time, especially when it comes to what you can eat.  Please be sure to read my recent post of those foods you should not eat while pregnant here. According to Parents.com, depending on your health and weight prior to your pregnancy,...

Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy, you may already be feeling its effects- swollen ankles, inability to walk up the steps without gasping for air, a couple of extra layers of fluff on your arms and legs…you know the “fun” parts of pregnancy. Well, if you’ve already read this post on exercising while pregnant or this one...

I don’t know about you, but every once in a while I get tired.  Tired of cleaning the house. Tired of getting the kids ready for school. Tired of prepping my meals every week. Tired of going to the gym. Tired of lifting weights. Tired of making sure I drink a gallon of water per day. I just get tired. So what do I do? When possible, I consciously take a full...