Karla’s Korner: Seeking Balance

Karla's Korner: Seeking Balance

Karla's Korner: Seeking BalanceSeeking Balance Every once in a while I find myself in need of pulling out my proverbial “soap box; it’s every once in a while. For those who follow my writing know that I made a significant lifestyle change 23 months ago. That lifestyle change I believe saved my life and made me a better person physically and spiritually. Losing nearly 100 pounds in those 23 months has been nothing short of hard work, sacrifice and digging deep within my soul finding a degree ...

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Tips for Running in Hot Weather

running in hot weather

Tips for Running in Hot WeatherI’m a Florida girl, so I run in the heat pretty much year-round. But even for those of us who are accustomed to exercising in warmer temperatures, running in the summer heat requires some additional measures.Here are some tips for running in hot weather:1. Pick the right time of day. Ideally, you should run early in the morning, before the sun rises. If you can’t run early, run as late in the evening as possible. And remember that whenever you run in ...

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Motivation to Get Fit: Why Being Skinny Isn’t Good Enough

Motivation to Get Fit

Motivation to Get Fit Why Being Skinny Isn't Good EnoughWe all struggle at times or daily with our weight, self image, and possibly health. I thought everything my weight was fine. That was until I looked at a picture and realized I was  skinny. I mean how could one be too skinny in today's society? Well, I looked at my picture and realized that my lifestyle and healthy eating had taken off any weight I had. I only had two choices eat food that put on weight or go work out.I decided ...

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Working with a Personal Trainer


Working with a Personal TrainerFacing my fears: Working with a Personal Trainer/Coach Sitting down to write this week’s wellness post I am amazed at the differences I notice in my body is just a few short months. When I started this journey 115 days ago I had no idea how profound an impact the exercise would have not only on my physical health but my emotional health as well. I have discovered that my emotional self needs the daily exercise just as much as my physical body;Three weeks ...

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Losing Weight Tip

Losing Weight Tip

Wellness Wednesday Losing Weight TipLosing Weight Tip: Finding Success through Support…. Seventy-nine days ago I began my journey toward better health and well-being. As of today I have lost 42 pounds and feel wonderful. Some have asked me what made this time different than the numerous times I’ve attempted this in the past. At times it seems all so simple, and others it’s so complicated that I can’t think straight. So what is it that has found its way into my life and helped me achieve ...

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Save Money on Exercise Equipment Buying Guide

Save Money on Exercise Equipment

Save Money on Exercise EquipmentYou can read so tips on how to save money on exercise equipment by using what you have at home. If you need something more we are going to list all the great places to find exercise equipment for the lowest prices. We just want to make sure you look and feel your best and we know nothing is worse than paying to much money for something. We put together a nice list to help you spend less. Save Money on Exercise Equipment 1) The first thing I would do is post ...

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Get Motivated With Music

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Get Motivated With MusicThe reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.    I will be honest and admit that I hate working out. Just the thought of going to the gym or exercise in any form bores me. Some people recommend walking on a treadmill but I would rather go to the dentist. Even walking outside gets boring after a few days because I have seen it all before. My mind constantly needs to be ...

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Ask a Marathon Mommy: Sweaty Bands Review

marathon mommy

Marathon Mommy - Sweaty Bands ReviewThe Marathon Mommy and the Madame Deals girls getting ready to run a 5K at BlogHer13Disclosure: Sweaty Bands provided the products for this review free-of-charge. They have not reviewed or approved this post and the opinions expressed here are 100% mine.I live in Florida, where it's hot 10 months out of the year. And even when it's not hot, it's humid - so sweat control is essential all year long! Have you ever been running or exercising and had ...

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Ask a Marathon Mommy: Choosing the Right Sports Bras

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 Choosing the Right Sports BrasIf you follow us regularly on Facebook or Twitter, then you probably know by now that the Madame Deals gals are heading to Chicago for a blogging conference later this month. We will be very busy meeting with brands and other bloggers, attending classes and events, and seeing a bit of the city. We will be on our feet all day! Yet, somehow... I convinced the girls to run the BlogHer 5K Chicago Fun Run with me!!! As you can tell, I'm really excited! And while ...

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Boston Strong

boston strong

Boston Strong Last Monday, like the rest of the country, I sat staring at my computer in horror, transfixed by the events unfolding before me in Boston. Explosions at the Boston Marathon. Who would do such a thing? Why the Boston Marathon? Why target the running community?My heart broke for the runners, the spectators, the friends and family members who'd come to celebrate this iconic day and watch their loved ones triumph across the finish line. One of my first thoughts was that just two ...

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