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Benefits of positive affirmations

I've been blessed to be in a position where I know a lot of successful people and when I ask them how they became successful they all shared one common thing, Positive  affirmations.  Keeping a positive mindset in a situation…

Protect your energy

As I turned 24 this past Sunday, one of the tips of advice that I've learned especially later in my life is that you have to protect your energy and be careful on who your giving your time and energy…

How dieting often leads to weight cycling

When people want to lose weight you often hear them say I need to go on a diet. Then they go on these complicated diet plans telling them that they cannot eat these “junk foods” and often times if they…

How much Water should we drink?

When making a lifestyle change we often focus on eliminating the food problems. We often tend to stop buying as much junk food and start eating more healthier. We start buying more whole foods, eating more vegetables and fruits but…

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The truth behind Gluten sensitivity

Ten years ago few people knew what Gluten even was and you rarely heard people go into restaurants and ask if you had a "Gluten Free Menu". Now recently you can find the terms gluten free being talked about everywhere 

Abs not showing?

Thousands of crunches alone won’t do it. The biggest misconception most people have when training abs is that more is better. The time you spend working on your abs has very little impact on how long it takes you to…

What's the difference between the two pictures?

The difference is the mindset.

 

On the left I was scared and intimidated, I didn't' know my potential I was literally playing with fear. I thought I knew what hard work was but I didn't. Being a freshman in high…

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benefits of cold showers

Most of us have heard of either cold tubs and know most of the benefits from them. Not many people know about the benefits of cold showers. I know for myself my thing has always been hot showers. I enjoy…

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How to stay motivated for the gym

A lot of people often ask me how do they stay motivated for the gym and I often start to ask them numerous questions such as, what is their reason for going to the gym or how many days do…

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Miconseption of a small waist and big butt

The question that I get asked the most is, “how do I lose weight, get a skinny waist and get a big butt?” I am sure a lot of you reading this are wondering the same thing. Especially in today’s…

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How the brain benefits from exercise

While a lot of people exercise for their physical appperance and looks a lot of people may not know that it is also very important for healthy brain function. Exercise has been shown in many different studies to improve moods…

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Why dieting often leads to weight cycling

When people want to lose weight you often hear them say I need to go on a diet. Then they go on these complicated diet plans telling them that they cannot eat these “junk foods” and often times if they…

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Overcoming common Obstacles to exercise

There are many excuses people make for not being able to go to the gym. Often times its just due to laziness and other times it is due to lack of motivation. But the purpose of this post is to…

The importance of patience

A lot of people including myself make decisions off of emotions instead of logic. A lot of times we set plans and tell ourselves that we have a set goal but then when things don't go our way we take…

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Truth About Gluten Sensitivity

Ten years ago few people knew what Gluten even was and you rarely heard people go into restaurants and ask if you had a "Gluten Free Menu". Now recently you can find the terms gluten free being talked about everywhere 

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Think you are over training?

Over training is something that has been an issue of mine for many years. Playing basketball growing up I had an obsession of wanting to get better. So I would kill myself everyday in the gym for months as a…

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Foods for your body

I wanted to make a post about different foods that benefit different body parts. Often times when people think about foods they never think about how one particular food will benefit them. Growing up people use to say eating carrots…

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Avoiding injures while running on the treadmill

Over the years people have come up with many different ways to increase their cardio but one method that has stayed the same is the treadmill. I see it all the time people will be on their for hours at…

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overcoming common obstacles to exercise

There are many excuses people make for not being able to go to the gym. Often times its just due to laziness and other times it is due to lack of motivation. But the purpose of this post is to…

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What does it take to exercise safely?

Exercise related injuries have risen over the years. I believe one of the reasons this is the case is because more people are becoming more curious about working out and having better overall health. But this issue is that some…

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Myths that stop women from strength training

The idea of lifting weights has always been an area of concern when it comes to some women. There are a lot of myths out there when it comes to women lifting weights. They are often misinformed on information that…

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Should you count yoga as a workout?

From the outside looking in yoga used to be looked down upon. I know I used to think that it was only for women because when I would look through the glass and see the people doing it that’s all…

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Why dieting often leads to weight cycling

When people want to lose weight you often hear them say I need to go on a diet. Then they go on these complicated diet plans telling them that they cannot eat these "junk foods" and often times if they…

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Why are steroids Dangerous

When it comes to body building a lot of people often want change fast. So instead of getting the results they want the hard way they often times look to other resources that will make them gain quick muscle. Or…