Posts Tagged ‘health’

A Day in the Life of a Hungry Runner

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Since I transitioned from personal training to my job at The Active Times about 5 months ago, my daily schedule and routine has changed pretty drastically.

I used to work at the gym, so finding time for exercise was much less challenging… Since I was already there and all, you know? Also, my schedule was a bit more flexible, which made it easier to make time for preparing healthy meals ahead of time.

Now I spend most of my time in the office, which means exercise and meal prep has to happen outside of the 9-5. It wasn’t easy, but I’ve slowly built a new routine that allows me to maintain most of my healthy habits. The following is a quick breakdown of what my typical day is like. When I run, what I eat, and even how I relax and unwind.

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Knowing When to Say No

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By now most of you know that last month I started a new job as an editor at TheActiveTimes.com. But unless you did some serious snooping, you probably don’t know that The Active Times’ sister site is TheDailyMeal.com. In other words I work in the same office space as The Daily Meal, a site dedicated to all things good food. (I know, it couldn’t be more perfect.)

So, The Daily Meal has this exquisite test kitchen (also located in our office) where the staff is always cooking up recipes and hosting taste tests. It’s amazing. I love it. TDM recently published “The 101 Best Pizzas in America,” and as a staff, the entire media group celebrated the article’s success with afternoon pizza and drinks last Friday (which also happened to be the same day as my birthday). Basically, my new job has sort of come along with many a perks in the form of food.

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How to Find Time for Exercise + A Total-Body Gym Workout

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Monday marks my third week at The Active Times and my new weekly schedule of working the “nine to five.” So far, I’ve loved every minute of working there. I’ve written lots about running, fitness, and even traveling and I can’t wait to keep contributing more content.

FYI: You can see all of my articles right here!

Since my office no longer doubles as the place where I also work out (#benefitsofbeingapersonaltrainer), aside from acclimating to an entirely new work environment, I’ve also had to completely re-adjust my workout routine. I haven’t had a job with a traditional 9-5 schedule in almost 2 years, and until now I’ve always had a workout space readily at my disposal and a super-flexible schedule. So in a lot of ways, this re-adjustment was like learning to ride a bike without training wheels again.

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3 Ways to Maximize Your Health and a #FitSocial Prize Pack Giveaway!

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I’m back!

If you kept  up with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter over the weekend, you know I had a crazy good time in Colorado at the #FitSocial Fitness and Health Social Media Conference. While I was there I learned a lot about blogging, ate a lot of good food, and best of all, made some truly lovely new fit-blogging friends. Keep on reading to hear about all of the fun I had and keep your eyes peeled for the top three healthy lifestyle tips I learned while at the conference and my #FitSocial Prize Pack Giveaway at the end of the post.

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I Got a New Job and I’m Going to Colorado!

Say your goodbyes, because tomorrow I’m leaving.

Don’t worry, not for good. Just for four days while I venture to Colorado for the 2013 Fitness and Health Social Media Conference!

Over the course of the next four days I’ll be learning about the latest health and fitness research from an impressive group of top-notch experts, collecting inside tips about blogging and social media for fitness brands (AKA further enabling my Tumblr and Instagram addictions), and the best part, hiking and exercising with a fun group of fellow fitness bloggers. Now, I know that doesn’t sound like a dream vacation to most, but to me it’ll be like four days in party paradise, so naturally I am beyond excited!

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Why You Should Never “Go On a Diet” Again

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Fun fact: One of my new favorite Fitness Nerd pastimes is listening to Radio MD‘s “Train Your Body” podcasts while commuting on the subway. You might remember that I mentioned the show here on Hungry Runner back in August when I talked about whether or not walking with weights burns more calories. (And if you don’t remember, or you missed that post, go give it a good read right now because the answer might surprise you. Plus you’ll learn tons of great tips for how to rev up your walking workouts!)

Anyway, every Radio MD segment is hosted by ACSM trainer Melanie Cole, MS. Each week she features a new guest, usually an expert in health, exercise, nutrition, or a related field, and the show is always jam-packed with top-notch health and fitness information. So, since I’ve totally been on a Radio MD podcast-listening binge, and plan to continue the habit for as long as I have to ride the C-Train down to Chelsea everyday, I want to share all of the new healthy living advice and fitness tips that I’m learning here with you on a regular basis. This week the topic is “Diet Burnout.”

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