Realistic Weight Loss Goals

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Realistic Weight Loss Goals Realistic Weight Loss Goals: Setting them, Meeting them and Moving forward….. Former Ohio politician and motivational speaker Les Brown once said “Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.” Eight months ago I read those words just before I wrote my first article about my journey to become healthier. I had to set a weight loss goal. What would it be? Just how much did I believe I could lose? Knowing that I had … [Read more...]

Weight Loss Journey: 76 Pounds and Counting….

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Weight Loss Journey   Karla's Weight Loss Journey Making the List: 76 Pounds and Counting…. There’s a list at the gym that has the names of the top 20 members each month. I made a decision to be on that list several months ago. It wasn’t that I wanted to be number one or to be recognized publicly, rather it was for myself. I wanted to prove to myself that I had the motivation and determination to stick to a plan; to go to the gym every single day. The first time my name was on … [Read more...]

Color Run Cleaning Tips

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Color Run Cleaning Tips I finally did it I went to a color run. I decided to try out the Color Me Rad race. I was so excited. I had everything I was going to wear picked out then. I heard all of these horror stories of the color staying on you for  days and weeks. I do not have days or weeks to be covered in color. I need to know what I would have to do to get clean and do it quickly. I had a limited about of time to get it done! In case you do not know the color run is a race usually 5k or … [Read more...]

What to Bring to a Color Run + Free Printable

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What to Bring to a Color Run There is a new trend and it involves running and getting splashed with colors. The colors are made from 100% corn starch. The color runs are usually a 5k and they are tons of fun. I believe that having these items on hand will make your life easier. I also think being prepared is half the battle. I know having a checklist will make my next race easy to get prepared for. These are my color run tips. I believe that following these will make sure your day is … [Read more...]

Weight Loss Food Plan

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Weight Loss Food Plan The past weeks workouts have revolved around upper body strength and core training. I never thought I would enjoy going to the gym, especially weight training, but I love it. The gym has become a safe place for me. It’s a place where my main focus is myself. For about an hour every day my top priority is myself. There are no little people in need of my attention, no chores, no family responsibilities just me. Taking time out for myself has proven to be not only great … [Read more...]

Alcohol and Weight Loss

Alcohol and Weight Loss

Alcohol and Weight Loss Know the facts about Alcohol and Weight Loss! Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Cincinnati for a conference and spend a few days after with my family who live there. The trip would take me away from the gym for several days (6) which made me a bit uncomfortable. Thankfully I had the opportunity to take a long walk/hike with my sisters in law; it wasn’t the gym but the fresh air, sunshine and time with them was a wonderful change. I was also challenged with … [Read more...]

Quick Weight Loss Tip

Quick Weight Loss Tip

Quick Weight Loss Tip Quick Weight Loss Tip: Filling Your Body With Great Tasting Healthy Foods…. There seems to be a big trend on social media with people sharing recipes. What I am finding, however, is that a lot of those recipes are filled with empty calories, lots of sugar, fat and other unnecessary junk that literally weigh you down instead of fueling your body appropriately. I am constantly on the lookout for recipes that are relatively quick, inexpensive and full of flavor. In the … [Read more...]

Walking Weight Loss Printable

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Walking Weight Loss Everyone knows that walking is a great way to lose weight but sometimes it is hard to know where to start. If you have never been one to walk on a regular basis the idea of getting out and walking can be very daunting. It doesn't have to be. Just by getting up and increasing your steps everyday you can start yourself on a journey to a better you! We have created a handy Walking Weight Loss Printable that you can keep with you so you will always know what the game plan will … [Read more...]

Weight Loss Exercise Plan

Weight Loss Exercise Plan

Weight Loss Exercise Plan Weight Loss Exercise Plan: Deliberation, Purpose and a Few Muscles…. A while back I mentioned to a friend that my muscles hurt from a recent training session with my trainer, Alfred, she remarked “no pain no gain”. I used to think that was a true statement and have always thought that in order for me to reap the benefits from a workout then I must be nearly crippled with stiffness and achy muscles afterward. What I am discovering is that pain doesn’t necessarily … [Read more...]

Weight Loss Tips: Eating to Live

Weight Loss Tips

Weight Loss Tips Eating to Live: Being Prepared, Staying Focused and Following Through on A Workout Routine This week’s workouts were all about focusing on my core. When I got to the gym on Monday time was limited so I suggested we wait and train another day. My trainer, Alfred insisted that 15 minutes would be sufficient. To be honest I couldn’t imagine that just 15 minutes would make a difference; I was wrong. Due to scheduling commitments my workouts with Alfred were back to back this … [Read more...]