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Myth #17: Electrolytes only matter if you sweat a lot

You've seen the commericals and ads right? Buff bods that are covered in sweat, and the person is drinking guzzling some sports drink. The ad lets you know that you need to replenish your electrolytes. While I don't necessarily think that an expensive, sugary sports drink is the way to go, at least not proactively,… Continue reading Myth #17: Electrolytes only matter if you sweat a lot

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Blog Posts, Fitness myths, Uncategorized

Myth #16: You can’t cheat if you want to succeed

I had been going solid for a month, and I was down 8lbs, which was awesome! (Note: 1-2 pounds per week is healthy. You do not need to lose weight any faster than this!)  Then he told me it was time. Time for a...wait for it!...A cheat meal! First, that's a thing? Really?! But second, holy biscuits,… Continue reading Myth #16: You can’t cheat if you want to succeed

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Pudgy Award: Best Ice Cream

Here's something new I'm trying:  The Pudgy Award! It's hard to be a Fit Chick or...er...uh... Ripped Chip? But some products, people, places, and ideas do help.  So, voila! The Pudgy Award! Pudgy Awards will be given to those things which make living a fit and healthy lifestyle easier and better.  For the record, I'm… Continue reading Pudgy Award: Best Ice Cream

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Myth #11: The Type of Protein You’re Eating Doesn’t Matter

One protein is as good as the next, right? As long as you're getting enough, it doesn't matter whether you get your protein from plants or animals? Wrong. Protein is the most important Macronutrient.  Every piece of your body from your skin to your eyeballs to your hair to your muscles is made up of… Continue reading Myth #11: The Type of Protein You’re Eating Doesn’t Matter

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Myth #2: You don’t need Weight Training

Let's just say this right now: Everyone needs strength training (appropriate for their fitness level! No lie, I trained a 99 year old man who wanted to be able to get up and down off his tractor.) Here are some benefits to strength training: improved muscle strength and endurance improved "Functional fitness" increased BMR increase… Continue reading Myth #2: You don’t need Weight Training

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“You take better care of your car than you do your body…”

When a wreck totaled my car last year, I decided that I could no longer justify having a nice (expensive) car. My previous career necessitated having something that looked nice, but I haven't been in that job in 3 years.  So I got a well loved, but well cared for, 2002 Toyota Highlander.  It had… Continue reading “You take better care of your car than you do your body…”