Call Of The Wild: The Great Outdoors Is The Key To Fitness

Clean air, blue sky, and a bracing breeze are benefits we can expect if we step outside for a bit. However, there are not the only things. In fact, the great outdoors the perfect place for fitness activities and as there are so many fun ones to do, heading out into the open can make it easier and more enjoyable to stay fit. So read on for a short guide on the advantages out outside exercise, and how to get a little more into your routine. Hiking If you are looking for a low impact sport that has plenty to distract you away from that fact that you are burning calories then hiking is a great choice. This is because there is so much to see and experience on a hike in the great outdoors. Such as amazing views, wildlife, and fauna such as the ones listed at Then there are also the specific beauty spots like waterfalls and gullies to watch out for. In fact, you will be so overawed with all the beautiful things around you that you probably won't remember … [Read more...]

The 7 Worst Excuses To Ditch Fitness

Most people have a love/hate relationship when they first start with fitness. Fitness is the solution to their health and body problems. But more importantly, fitness demands hard work, dedication and motivation, which can take the time to build up. Motivation is a habit, and like most habits, you need to practice until it becomes natural to do so. Unfortunately, it’s where a lot of people fail. Most follow their fitness program for the first few weeks and then find themselves lacking the dedication to continue, either because it is too time-demanding, or because they don’t see the dreamed results fast enough. Below is a list of the 7 worst excuses that everyone who starts on a fitness journey can be guilty of using. Use this if you find yourself finding excuses not to work out a little too often. #1. I Can’t See The Results Putting on weight takes time. So it’s only natural that your body doesn’t get hyper fit after the first workout. Losing weight is a work of patience. If you … [Read more...]

Battling the Scales an Everyday Struggle

I have struggles with my weight almost all my life. I remember in 8th grade I tipped the scale at 180 and after entering high school I jumped up to almost 285 by graduation. It didn't matter what I did I couldn't for the life of me lose weight. My mom would make me walk the block, climb the stairs and even walk miles a day. The weight went no where, I wouldn't say I ate bad and I know I got plenty of exercise, I mean I was an 80's kid we rode bikes everywhere. When I was 17 my mom decided to have me put on a weight loss pill. A few months after starting the pill it was recalled. I dropped a few pounds while I was taking it and when I turned 18, I got a job in a busy buffet working the line. I was working 40+ hours a week, and without noticing must I dropped down to 205 pounds. This was the lowest weight in my adulthood. I then got pregnant, had my daughter and went through depression. Watched as the scale jumped to the highest it had been at 315. At this time I was beyond … [Read more...]

EatSmart Precision CalPal Digital Bathroom Scale Review

I have personally struggled with my weight most my life. This has caused me not to only suffer from depression but also anxiety. I have discovered not long ago, that weight issues and anxiety go hand in hand. My anxiety was so severe when we would go anywhere, my stomach would turn in knots and I would have to go to the bathroom. This made family time pretty much impossible. I remember attempting to go eat out, and within the first 10 minutes I would be in the restroom. I would be in there several more times before we finished up and left. I remember I would sit there and try to rush my family, I would be having bad hot flashes, and knew as soon as we left my stomach would tell me to get to the bathroom. I would have to race home in hopes I didn't have an accident in my pants. When I worked outside of the home, I would start having panic attacks, they would get so bad I would have to hold on to something to keep from passing out. I knew if I wanted to stop having bad attacks I … [Read more...]

Lose Weight The Safe Way With Almased

With having struggled with my weight for a good part of my life, I jump to try new products that can help me with weight loss. We all know the main two things to losing weight is diet and exercise. When I say diet, I don't mean starving yourself, I mean changing how you eat. Removing processed foods and only taking in those healthy calories. However, manufactures have made sure this task on Americans is difficult. I mean candy bars, ice cream, potato chips, and even bread are a few of my main grabbers when life throws a curve ball at me, and if you'll look at the calorie count, ingredients, and the fact it don't fill you up, you to will see it's a waste of calories. I will admit I love to eat and one of the hardest parts for me when it comes to losing weight is my calorie count. I love eating so much I dropped the tea, soda, and coffee and my main drink now is water, I mean why do I want to drink my calories! However, not long ago I was introduced to Almased. Now, I love to … [Read more...]

End of Month Weigh In

As I was getting closer and closer to the end of the month, I started to get very nervous. I was worried I wasn't doing enough. I had been working out almost everyday, I tried to do 10 to 15 miles on the stationary bike, as well as lots of weights. I also been doing a lot of spring cleaning, however, my scale kept bouncing me, and even though I could tell I had lost weight, my bathroom scale was saying I was about the same. So when I got weighed by the doctors scale it came back I was down 12 pounds! Yes, 12 pounds from April 1st to May 1st. I think this metformin maybe working for me, I also learned that out of those 12 pounds I lost 8.6 of those were fat pounds! I never thought I would lose 12 pounds in a month, it shows what lowering your calorie intake and upping your protein intake can really do for you. I will keep doing what I have been doing, working out 30 minutes to an hour a day, eating low calorie foods like fish, yogurt, and cottage cheese that's high in … [Read more...]

It’s All About The Protein

With battling my weight most of my life, I decided to go talk to the Doctor about putting a plan into action. The struggles I have are not an overnight struggle, but a struggle that has been going on for as long as I can remember. I remember as soon as I hit about 13, the weight started coming on. I was very active as a child, we were always riding our bikes, and running around the neighborhood. When I hit 8th grade I was 180 pounds and wearing a size 18, after I got into high school things got worse, I jumped to 280. How this happened is really beyond me, we were walkers, we walked to and from school which was about 3/4 mile there and 3/4 mile back, we road bikes for miles a day, and we were always doing something. At a young age, I was never tested for a medical condition to see what the reasoning was for my weight gain. When I was 16 I was put on a pill to help aid me in my weight loss, shortly after the pill was pulled from the market. I did manage to get down to 205, but … [Read more...]

Four Weeks Already?

Today marks 4 weeks since I started working out. I have to say I am proud of myself, in those four weeks, there has only been about 3 days that I didn't do some sort of workout. Now that I am on the right track, eating better, and working out more. It is time to see all those pounds drop... I hope anyways. Tuesday I will take measurements. I took a quick measurement yesterday and the results were okay. I would like to see them go down a lot more, however, I cannot expect the weight and inches to drop super fast. I think that's what discourages people when losing weight. They want the weight off NOW not later and when the weight moves slow even though they're busting their ass, it can become a bit depressing. I can only hope that once I lose some weight my hormones will balance themselves out, and my husband and I can conceive. I do have doubts that baby number 2 will be only a dream, however, I know it is in the hands of God on whether we do conceive baby number 2. Here is to … [Read more...]

The Baby Blues

All things happen for a reason right? Sometimes I wonder if I will get my second baby, in 6 months I will be 35 and it seems like we have been trying forever to get to the baby point. I stopped birth control back in 2009 in hopes we could get pregnant, and 5 years later we are still in the trying mode. After doing some reading, I believe my hormones are so far gone, I am hoping and praying with exercise, and weight loss a baby will soon follow. The more depressing part is it seems like no matter how many pedals on the bike, no matter how many kettle bell swings, and no matter how many weight lifts, the weight wants to go NO where... Everytime I step on the scale I get more depressed, while I don't let it stop me, I keep going... I decided to put the weights down, and focus more on the bike, I went from 15 miles a day to 25 miles a day, with the holidays here, I didn't get my full 25 miles in on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, however, I am up to 101 miles in 5 days. All I … [Read more...]

Daily Updates

It has seemed like the daily updates have been a bit to much with what I have going on already daily. However, I will try to post every few days, my workout updates will be a overall weekly update. At the end of the week, I will give how many curls, deadlifts, overhead presses, miles on the bike, and kettle bell swings I have done. I will also give updates on weight lost. As soon as I have seen a big difference, I will start posting pics, yes the dreaded pics. If anyone else is struggling with their weight, and would like to join in on weekly updates feel free to let me know and we can do this together! I am excited for the new year, and my goals are to have lost 20 pounds total by the end of January. … [Read more...]