Working Out While Injured No matter how careful we are, injuries can be an unfortunate side effect of working out. If the injury is severe, it makes sense to rest the affected area to prevent further injury. But we don’t want to lose the gains we’ve achieved by resting for too long. So how do you balance the risk of further injury with the desire to stay in shape when you’re injured? How about working…

I saw this quote the other day, and it really resonated with me: “The comeback is always stronger than the setback.” I know we’ve all had highs and low with regard to our fitness journey, so I wanted to share some of mine that immediately come to mind. My lowest fitness lows: Barely recovered from a flare, I decide it’s a good idea to run a half marathon. I pretty much crawl over the finish…

Recently (well, ok, it’s always been a thing), my attention has been drawn to all the contradicting messages on social media regarding health and body image. It feels like every time I scroll through my feed, I’m hit with something different: “Detox to lose 7 lbs in 7 days!” “You don’t need to diet – love yourself the way you are.” “This 30 day workout plan will get you abs in no time!” “Work out…

Too much of a good thing can actually halt your progress physically. I remember the days when I exercised 6 or 7 days a week, and I would go ALL OUT during my workouts. I loved the feeling immediately after finishing a workout (I still do!), but, looking back, I now know I was most definitely overexercising. The photo below still makes me laugh. I was so pissed that my own husband “no-repped” me during…

Is there anything better in life than a pair of good black leggings? You know, the kind you say that are for working out, but they’re also for sitting on your couch in a hoodie and fuzzy socks. (You know you do it too!) Every time I go shopping for workout clothes, I tell myself not to buy another pair of black workout leggings. And just about every time I go shopping for workout clothes……

New year, new resolutions! For many of us this means eating right and upping our exercise game, which often means crowded gyms and possibly frustration if you can’t work out how and when you want to. Whomp whomp. January is most definitely a busy time of year for health clubs, but instead of getting upset about the crowded gym, here are 11 ways to make your workouts happen! Sign up for a few personal trainer sessions or small…

Just days away, the new year is knocking at our door, which means many of us are setting resolutions and gearing up for a happy and healthy 2017. Whether it’s cleaning up your diet, increasing your deadlift weight, or just looking great at the beach, I’m sure we’re all feeling pretty pumped up and motivated to make our goals a reality. For many of us, our health goals are likely related to fitness, which often means committing…

Hey, hey! Last month, I had the opportunity to try ClassPass for the first time. Never heard of it? If not, you’re in for a treat! ClassPass is a new kind of fitness membership that allows you to enjoy all kinds of workouts at all kinds of studios. Do you live for barre classes? Are you curious about CrossFit? Do you want to warm up with hot yoga classes this winter? Then, ClassPass is for you! It’s designed to help you…

Hi CNC readers!  My name is Racheal and I blog over at Running with Racheal. Like Tina, I write about my attempt to live a healthy life as a mom, and I loved her post on balancing exercise while having a little one.  Unlike Tina, who obviously works very hard in the home, I happen to work outside of the home for my day job as a pharmacokinetic scientist. When I first had my daughter…

Exercise After Baby: 10 Tips for Working Out as a New Mom 5 HIGH-INTENSITY WORKOUTS FOR HOME  Now that Quinn is here, my workouts have changed quite a bit. My time is more limited, and I no longer have the freedom to pop into a spinning or CrossFit class whenever I want, but I haven’t let my workouts go by the wayside either. I truly believe if there’s a will, there’s a way when it…

Hi, guys! Here are my meals, snacks, and some happenings from today! BREAKFAST Toast with almond butter and banana slices, Fage with honey, cherries, and an iced coffee with chocolate almond milk – loved this breakfast! WORKOUT After breakfast, I joined my friend Kerrie for a spinning class, which was (OMG) so fun and reminded me just how much I love exercise… like, so much. I really, truly love being active, and I am so happy that I’m…

I tried SoulCycle and loved it””like a crazy, ridiculous amount! I was invited to attend a free class at the new Chestnut Hill location along with my friend Kerrie, so we headed there yesterday afternoon for our very first SoulCycle experience… and, boy, was it an experience! Not surprisingly, the SoulCycle studio in Chestnut Hill was absolutely beautiful””just like everything in Chestnut Hill, right? Even the bathrooms and showers were fancy! When you walk in,…

In case you’re thinking about a trip to Oahu, here’s a post for future reference with everything Mal and I did on our trip related to health and fitness. I linked all of my blog posts for easy access, and I hope you find them helpful. If you have any questions about our time on Oahu, just let me know. I’m more than happy to help! HOTEL RECOMMENDATION: Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk SAMPLE AGENDA:…

Happy 2013!!! How was your New Year’s Eve? Mine was a ton of FUN! Mal and I went to a NYE celebration at a local bar that our friend’s family rented out for the evening. CrossFit friends! Kerrie and me! Dance, dance, dance! I behaved myself and only drank two glasses of wine, plus a bunch of pineapple + soda waters, so I peed a million times at the bar last night, but I woke…

This post is part of my ongoing sponsorship with fitmixer as a brand ambassador. The thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Have you ever made a soup that was one ingredient short of AMAZING? For this month’s fitmixer topic, I was asked to think about my health/fitness “Synergy Stew” and then list out the ingredients in it. Basically, what I need for the perfect synergistic effect to make my workouts, fitness level, and goals…

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