If you’re trying to lose weight, you know it’s a process. Getting back into those skinny jeans doesn’t happen overnight. Resisting dessert when everyone else is indulging isn’t easy. And making lifestyle changes to shed those extra pounds can be a long and challenging journey. One of the biggest mistakes people make when dieting is to have unrealistic expectations, like thinking a drastic transformation is somehow going to be quick or easy. What happens is that you set yourself up for what can become a vicious cycle: failure, guilt, then loss of confidence.
Q: Do you two train together, and how do you keep it together with the exhaustion and pressure that comes from competing at the professional level?
Amy Marsh answers:
A: Being married professional triathletes has its ups and downs. We deal with double the exhaustion, double the inevitable grumpiness and double the laundry! But at the end of the day, I couldn’t ask for a better training partner. Read more →
Ever have one of those days when you’re sore, achy and tired and have no idea why? If you’re not sick, what could it be? For those who train regularly, the answer may be simple. You need to rest. We get so caught up in our workout programs that it’s easy to forget our bodies need a break every once in awhile. You might also think that time off from exercise will halt your progress—but really, both your body and your mind will benefit from a much-needed pause.
If you’re trying to lose weight, you might be familiar with this nagging thought: “I just don’t have time.” Starting a new fitness program can be a big lifestyle change, and it often requires hard work. But having a plan, including a well-designed fitness and healthy eating program, will help you to seamlessly incorporate positive changes into your life without compromising your free time or impacting your already-busy schedule. Use these helpful tips to get organized and you’ll be on your way to losing that extra weight.
Fitness setbacks can happen at any time: kids (or you!) get sick, an injury occurs, late nights at the office keep you from making it to the gym or maybe you’ve just gotten bored with your exercise routine. No matter what’s standing in your way, it’s important not to beat yourself up over it. You can get back on track—sometimes it just takes a little extra motivation.
It happens to the best of us. We do the same workout or eat the same foods day after day until we end up stuck in a rut—bored, unchallenged and unfulfilled. Maybe you’re too busy. Maybe you’ve lost interest. Maybe you’ve gotten a little lazy, which isn’t unusual when a big event, such as a competition, race or vacation, isn’t on the calendar.
When this happens to me, there are several things I do to get myself back on track. Try these motivators to pull yourself out of a fitness rut:
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Every month, we’ll highlight an employee whose healthy habits serve as motivation to us all – and hopefully to you, too!
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