Posts Tagged ‘weight loss’

The Holidays Are Not About Avoiding Weight Gain

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Things the holiday season is about:
-Giving thanks
-Generosity
-Humanity
-Kindness
-Sending time with loved ones
-Pretty decorations
-Snow (If you’re lucky!)
-Cookies (and all the best baked goods)
-Sharing
-Caring
-Awesome movies (A Christmas Story, Elf, Harry Potter, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation)
-Fun times with friends and family
-Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, corn muffins, and all your favorite foods (anything that floats your boat!)

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Eat Whatever You Want

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Before I get into the real gist of today’s post, I want to start out by saying that this is an updated version of a previous post that I wrote a very long time ago. When I first created Hungry Runner, it was more like a “personal diary” type of blog. I was not certified as a personal trainer at the time and aside from what I had learned from surfing through Tumblr and following a few online fitness personalities, I knew very little about nutrition. Everything I wrote was with good intention, but looking back now, some of my thoughts were a little skewed and not the most well-informed. Which is why over the next few months (in addition to fresh, new content!), I’ll be re-adressing some of my older posts. I’ll be looking back on and re-writing entries that include content I feel mis-represents the main message that Hungry Runner has grown to embody, which is to find fun in fitness, eat well, and be happy. With that being said, now let’s have a little chat about food and healthy eating habits.

- Eat Whatever You Want -

Eat whatever you want and still lose weight!” This is the catch phrase and slogan of so many unreliable fad diets and every time I hear it, it makes me think, could someone really “eat whatever they want” and still achieve their goals? My initial reaction to this notion was absolutely not. When I thought about it, it seemed completely ridiculous. I thought “It’s an extremely misleading and completely unhelpful idea for people who want to make healthy changes to their lifestyle but don’t know how do so effectively.”

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Does Walking with Weights Burn More Calories?

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In Radio MD‘s most recent “Train Your Body” segment, which is sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM trainer and exercise physiologist Melanie Cole, MS and her guest Teri Bladen (Director of Campus Recreation at Weber State University) talk about walking for fitness, how to make a walking workout more interesting, and whether or not it’s a good idea to walk with weights.

Does walking with weights burn more calories? Will it tone your arms? Are ankle weights an effective added challenge? All of these are topics that they address during the show, and some of the answers might surprise you.

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Workout Wednesday: Sexy STRONG Shoulders Workout

From now on, Wednesdays are for workouts on Hungry Runner!

You’re lucky that I decided to kick this new trend off this week, because after I put this video together I was kind of disappointed with the sound quality and lighting. But I decided that even though one of my goals is to work on creating better quality videos, this one is still totally worthy because this is a KICK-BUTT workout!

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Summertime Slim-down Boot Camp: Week 13

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This is it. The home stretch. Can you see the light at the end of the tunnel? We’re almost there!

Today marks the beginning of Week 13 of our 14 Week Summertime Slim-down Boot Camp.

Before you get started this week, I want to share some of my favorite Instagram posts that you all shared over the past 13 weeks.

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Summertime Slim-down Boot Camp: Week 12

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11 weeks down and 3 to go!

Today starts week 12 of the boot camp and I’m so proud of all of you for working hard and sticking with your workouts thus far.

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