Hungry Runner

Monday marks my third week at The Active Times and my new weekly schedule of working the “nine to five.” So far, I’ve loved every minute of working there. I’ve written lots about running, fitness, and even traveling and I can’t wait to keep contributing more content.
FYI: You can see all of my articles right here!
Since my office no longer doubles as the place where I also work out (#benefitsofbeingapersonaltrainer), aside from acclimating to an entirely new work environment, I’ve also had to completely re-adjust my workout routine. I haven’t had a job with a traditional 9-5 schedule in almost 2 years, and until now I’ve always had a workout space readily at my disposal and a super-flexible schedule. So in a lot of ways, this re-adjustment was like learning to ride a bike without training wheels again.
My “figure out how to fit your workout into your less-flexible work schedule” muscles hadn’t been flexed in quite some time. So, starting on my very first day at The Active Times I put them right to work by waking up early to go for a run. This helped me form the habit of running before work three days a week right off the bat.
Running makes working out during the week easier, because all I have to do is get out the door and go. But successful and healthy running needs to incorporate cross training too. One of my challenges has been fitting in a few visits to the gym for strength training, yoga, and cycling during the week as well. Which, I’ll be completely honest, isn’t the easiest thing to do.
I find it easier and more invigorating to get up and workout before work. But that’s not to say that it’s actually easy. Just easier. Personally, getting myself back out the door, whether it’s to run or go to the gym, after work is an even bigger challenge. Everyone knows both sides of the spectrum are pretty much equally just as hard though, so below are my tips for fitting exercise into your schedule no matter when or how you want to workout.
Continue reading…

Monday marks my third week at The Active Times and my new weekly schedule of working the “nine to five.” So far, I’ve loved every minute of working there. I’ve written lots about running, fitness, and even traveling and I can’t wait to keep contributing more content.

FYI: You can see all of my articles right here!

Since my office no longer doubles as the place where I also work out (#benefitsofbeingapersonaltrainer), aside from acclimating to an entirely new work environment, I’ve also had to completely re-adjust my workout routine. I haven’t had a job with a traditional 9-5 schedule in almost 2 years, and until now I’ve always had a workout space readily at my disposal and a super-flexible schedule. So in a lot of ways, this re-adjustment was like learning to ride a bike without training wheels again.

My “figure out how to fit your workout into your less-flexible work schedule” muscles hadn’t been flexed in quite some time. So, starting on my very first day at The Active Times I put them right to work by waking up early to go for a run. This helped me form the habit of running before work three days a week right off the bat.

Running makes working out during the week easier, because all I have to do is get out the door and go. But successful and healthy running needs to incorporate cross training too. One of my challenges has been fitting in a few visits to the gym for strength training, yoga, and cycling during the week as well. Which, I’ll be completely honest, isn’t the easiest thing to do.

I find it easier and more invigorating to get up and workout before work. But that’s not to say that it’s actually easy. Just easier. Personally, getting myself back out the door, whether it’s to run or go to the gym, after work is an even bigger challenge. Everyone knows both sides of the spectrum are pretty much equally just as hard though, so below are my tips for fitting exercise into your schedule no matter when or how you want to workout.

Continue reading…

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It’s all up to you and the choices that you make daily! Eat well, live well, and be well!

It’s all up to you and the choices that you make daily! Eat well, live well, and be well!

Achieving better health and fitness doesn’t happen overnight. It’s all the small decisions that you make a long the way that create real change.

What “small changes” will you make today?

Achieving better health and fitness doesn’t happen overnight. It’s all the small decisions that you make a long the way that create real change.

What “small changes” will you make today?

"I don’t stress much about pre/post workout [meals] because the reality is that it’s max 5-10% of results, and that’s being generous. Yes it’s important, but your lifestyle 24/7 is what makes the impact. Every meal, every workout, every night of sleep matters, so when you look at the overall picture, the perfect pre-workout meal is not as critical to long term success."

What’s the Best Pre-workout Meal to Fuel your Workout? - Built Lean.com

10 Healthy Habits to Nail this Week- Fit Sugar
Whether you aim to take on just a few, or you can knock ‘em all dead at once, here are 10 healthy habits to work towards this week. (And all year!)
Exercise for 150 minutes this week. Whether you work out for 50 minutes three times a week or exercise every weekday for 30 minutes, 150 minutes is the bare minimum experts recommend to maintain heart and body health. For how much you should be exercising to lose weight, read here.
Cook dinner every weeknight. Here’s a stay-on-track meal plan from nutritionist Cynthia Sass to help you plan your week.
Make a water goal to hit every day, and then meet it. Calculate how much water you should be drinking here.
Drink green tea. You’ll be boosting your metabolism and fighting disease with each mug.
Eat a healthy breakfast every day. Forgo the pastry display for one of these healthy breakfast recipe ideas.
Stretch. To improve flexibility and relieve aches, take three mornings this week to do a quick, gentle stretching sequence before you move on with your day.
Eat a salad for lunch every day. It’ll help with your weight-loss goals but will also help you get the nutrients you need to stay healthy. Here are 10 Winter salads to try.
Take a break. Take time to de-stress, and have fun a few days this week with these stress-relieving tips.
Say no to empty drink calories. At happy hour, stick to one (or no) low-calorie alcoholic drink, and order club soda or water for the rest of the time.
Get more sleep. Getting better sleep gives you more energy, boosts your immune system, and helps you lose weight. Aim for at least seven hours every night this week. Check out our 20 simple ways to get better sleep for help.

10 Healthy Habits to Nail this Week- Fit Sugar

Whether you aim to take on just a few, or you can knock ‘em all dead at once, here are 10 healthy habits to work towards this week. (And all year!)

  1. Exercise for 150 minutes this week. Whether you work out for 50 minutes three times a week or exercise every weekday for 30 minutes, 150 minutes is the bare minimum experts recommend to maintain heart and body health. For how much you should be exercising to lose weight, read here.
  2. Cook dinner every weeknight. Here’s a stay-on-track meal plan from nutritionist Cynthia Sass to help you plan your week.
  3. Make a water goal to hit every day, and then meet it. Calculate how much water you should be drinking here.
  4. Drink green tea. You’ll be boosting your metabolism and fighting disease with each mug.
  5. Eat a healthy breakfast every day. Forgo the pastry display for one of these healthy breakfast recipe ideas.
  6. Stretch. To improve flexibility and relieve aches, take three mornings this week to do a quick, gentle stretching sequence before you move on with your day.
  7. Eat a salad for lunch every day. It’ll help with your weight-loss goals but will also help you get the nutrients you need to stay healthy. Here are 10 Winter salads to try.
  8. Take a break. Take time to de-stress, and have fun a few days this week with these stress-relieving tips.
  9. Say no to empty drink calories. At happy hour, stick to one (or no) low-calorie alcoholic drink, and order club soda or water for the rest of the time.
  10. Get more sleep. Getting better sleep gives you more energy, boosts your immune system, and helps you lose weight. Aim for at least seven hours every night this week. Check out our 20 simple ways to get better sleep for help.
Get in the habit.

Get in the habit.

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