Confessions of a Fitness Junkie

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Yet another seemingly long week.

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Keep Reading for links from Active.com, Huffington Post, FitSugar, BlissTree and Shape!

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I came across this blog post on BlissTree today:

I Heart Powerlifting (And I’m Not Bulky Or Masculine)

I really love this post. I’ve talked to so many people lately, women AND men, who have asked what I do to stay in shape. When I mention lifting weights, many respond with something like, “Oh, I can’t do that. I don’t want to get bulky.” Really?! You ask me what I do to stay in shape and then dismiss my answer, when the example that it CAN work is standing right in front of you. Gee, thanks.

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I enjoyed these links this week – hopefully you will, too!
Have a great weekend!

Keep Reading for links from BlissTree, Jessica Smith, Shape, and More!

Two things inspired this post today…the first was the posting of the link to this article, courtesy of Urban Active and Yahoo! Health: 20 Habits that make you fat 
The second was a Facebook post by fitness smarty Jessica Smith: “Frightened and incredibly saddened over the amount of pro-eating disorders and dangerous diet blogs/social media out there… wish there was a way to help these girls!”

If you’ve read my About Me page, then you already know a bit about my exercise and weight loss “journey.” I loosely call it a “journey,” because I don’t feel like I’ve made so much progress as to qualify it as such. My weight loss/body fat percentage loss/inches lost numbers aren’t the most astounding in the world. (I think my hubby’s accomplishments – at 50 pounds lost now! – are much more impressive.) Adding more exercise to my life and decreasing my fast food intake hasn’t felt like that huge of a sacrifice.  (I guess I’m one of those crazy people that actually likes to go to the gym, so I don’t see it as much of a “sacrifice.”)

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I gotta get me some of this stuff!…Shape: Gym Equipment You Should be Using

Again with the weight lifiting! Though, I don’t know that I agree with her on the 20-minute thing…Fab Fit Fun: Avoid Common Workout Mistakes

Jelly Beans before a workout? Huh…Fitsugar: What to Eat Before Working Out

I’m a sucker for ice cream when it’s hot out, and I know for a fact that the Skinny Cow products are delicious (especially the Strawberry  Shortcake sandwiches!)…SparkPeople: Our Favorite Low-Calorie Ice Cream

I can personally attest to the fact that your body will burn muscle if you exercise on an empty stomach…New York Times Health blog: Does Exercising on an Empty Stomach  Burn More Fat?

I adore a good massage…Fit Bottomed Girls: How to get the most out of your massage

I do love peanut butter!…Shape: 10 Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes

This is some good advice…Runner’s World: Beware Fat Traps

“I don’t need no stinking gym!”…The Fit Stop and SparkPeople: 10 Gym-Free Workouts

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This seems to be a common theme here…Fit Bottomed Girls: The Secret Benefit of Strength Training

Everything you ever (never?) wanted to know about what happens to a runner’s body…Runner’s World: How Running Affects Your Body

I know there are days when I could use some energy…Prevention: 11 Fast Fixes for Instant Energy

If I’m not sore, then I probably didn’t work hard enough…FitSugar: Should You Exercise When You’re Sore?

Looking for a smoothie with not a lot of calories?…Runner’s World: Nutritious Smoothies for Runners

How do you measure up? (according to the American College of Sport Medicine)…BlissTree: Are You Exercising Enough?

I may be off to purchase some new running shoes this weekend…The Fit Stop: 4 Tips to Picking the Perfect Running Shoe

What’s your yoga style?…Shape: Yoga Style De-Coded

Great ab workout courtesy of Women’s Health.

Well, my hairstylist says my hair loss (not a lot!) is probably stress-induced, but just in case, I may try eating some of these foods!…FitSugar: Foods That Prevent Hair Loss

OK – this story is enough to get me to the gym. What excuse do I have?…Blisstree: From Quadriplegic to Ironman

Do you run? Then you know what this is all about…FitSugar: Common Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Just because it’s hot outside doesn’t mean you can’t exercise…SparkPeople: 13 Ways to Cool Down Your Summer Workout

Luckily, my friends are the most supportive people in the world, so this was never an issue…Blisstree: When Changing Your Body Means Changing Your Friends

I’m sorry, but any woman who wants to slim down and tone up MUST do strength training. End. Of. Story…Blisstree:
Charlene Wittstock Won’t Lift Weights For Royal Wedding; Here’s Why Every Bride Needs Dumbbells

I’m always telling people that running isn’t just a physical task, but a mental one, too…Runners World: 10 Mental Trick to Run Better

Body Weight workouts: No equipment needed!…Women’s Health: No Props Workout


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