5 Things Keeping You From Reaching Your Goals – Fitness Article

5 Things Keeping You From Reaching Your Goals Having goals is a funny thing. Goals guide us to where we want to be, and they can provide us with some structure when we’re dreaming big! We all like to talk about the things we want to achieve and envision what our lives will be like when we get there. But reaching our goals is pretty darn hard. If it was so easy, people wouldn’t be struggling so much with losing…

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Revisiting my 2018 Action Plan – Running Fitness Article

Revisiting my 2018 Action Plan December 26, 2018 By: Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC4 CommentsIn early 2018, I shared my action plan for the year. Rather than setting resolutions, I chose four items that I would take action on over the course of the year. As 2018 comes to a close, I thought it made sense to review my action plan before sharing my action plan for 2019. Below is the 2018 action plan I set forth last year.…

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POUND: The Rockstar Workout You Haven’t Tried (Yet) – Fitness Article

POUND: The Rockstar Workout You Haven’t Tried (Yet) I’ll admit it. I’m a skeptic. Workout fads are nothing new (Thigh Master. The Gazelle. Piloxing… just to name a few) and I’m kind of a workout snob. If I’m going to get to the gym, change, and then have to drive allllll the way home (le sigh), I’d better get my time’s worth in calorie-burning, sweat-inducing results. So when VENT Fitness Guilderland General Manager and Group Fitness Manager Gina LaViolette mentioned…

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The Joy of Simplicity | PCC Blog – Calisthenics Fitness Article

The Joy of Simplicity | PCC Blog “Does this bring me joy?” Such a simple, yet profound question. This quintessential advice from organizational expert Marie Kondo has spurred millions to begin downsizing, de-cluttering, and “tidying” their physical belongings. However, this question applies to all areas of our lives. Think about your friends and acquaintances. Are you left feeling energized after spending time with them? Do they fill you up, or do they drain your cup? What about your daily activities,…

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Book review: The Whisper Man – Running Fitness Article

Book review: The Whisper Man One of the things that I love about fall is that it brings some cold, rainy days and those days end up being perfect to cuddle up inside with a good book! Luckily my bookshelf is overflowing with all the books that I’ve been slacking on reading over the past few years… so it means that it’s never a boring day. That being said, I grabbed one of our most recent picks from Book of…

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November Intentions – Kayla in the City – Fitness Article

November Intentions – Kayla in the City ✨ THRIVE not just Survive ✨ Lately, I haven’t been feeling like I’m thriving — I’m honestly just trying to get through each week. I’m taking things day by day. All of this is of course to expected when you’re figuring out a new routine after an 8 year-long relationship. I’m still getting used to this “new normal” and what that means. This month I went to get back to thriving. Doing the…

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The Lady Fellrunner: Goal Keeping – Running Fitness Article

The Lady Fellrunner: Goal Keeping The Lady Fellrunner: Goal Keeping Goal Keeping No, not of the football kind but the importance of challenging yourself and setting personal goals.  This blog, my first of 2018, is all about my aims for this year.   #doggoalsThe biggest change to the Aspinall household is the addition of Aggie our (now) 19 week Hungarian Vizsla.  Apart from the difficulties facing all new puppy owners – shark attacks, zoomies, toilet training… her actual basic training is…

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Winter is coming [October recap] – Running Fitness Article

Winter is coming [October recap] Looking back, I haven’t done a recap post since MAY. I don’t know where summer (or the past few months, really) went and honestly, I’m not quite sure I would do it justice to try and recap it in one big blog post (but if you are interested: I did write somewhat of a summer/life recap HERE that you should check out)! October was a crazy month. We traveled to Michigan… …and Sacramento for weddings…

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Oh, hey there! Update on life. – Running Fitness Article

Oh, hey there! Update on life. Well, I don’t know where this summer went or the past few months. Things have been absolutely crazy over here so unfortunately, blogging fell to the bottom of my list. Sad face, I know. I’ve published a few posts (mostly book reviews) to get caught up on things so definitely check them out: And, what else happened in life? We got MARRIED! We got engaged back in March and decided to get married in…

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I came to say hello – Fitness Article

Hello dear! How are you  doing? Have you missed me? I know I haven’t written in a while. My new adventure has had me busy and I have needed some time to make adjustments and get used to this new stage of my life. Although the journalists and the magazines editors are very kind to me and make my work simple, I cannot help feeling the responsibility of giving my best to their readers (millions, literally). So I have also…

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8 Great Reasons To Hire A Personal Trainer – Fitness Article

If you’re considering hiring a personal trainer but you’re unsure whether or not it is the right decision for you then don’t worry, you’re definitely in the right place. Although it may feel as though it is a big step to take, it is definitely a step in the right direction. Whether you want to acheive a goal or you’re training for an event, personal trainers are a great way to up your game when it comes to fitness. To…

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When Did We Accept That It Was OK To Be So Hard On Ourselves? – Workout Fitness Article

I absolutely love the New Year because it feels like a fresh start, a clean slate, and a world of potential and opportunity. Why is that wonder so quickly stomped on by our fear of not living up to our own expectations? Do you ever make New Year’s resolutions or goals and find yourself getting overwhelmed, stressed out or frustrated instead of inspired, motivated and energized? Why do you think that is? Is it the pressure we put on ourselves…

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Goals, self sabotage and embracing the process – Fitness Article

The gym is always packed at the beginning of January, but come February, the numbers inevitably fall off. Why do we start out with the best of intentions to get into shape, only to scrap the whole plan when something good comes on Netflix? This week, we chatted with Kathleen Trotter (MSc, CSN) about how we self-sabotage our own progress, and how we can harness a growth mindset to reach our goals. “My mission is to inspire as many people as possible…

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How To Set Smart Strength Training Goals – VIDA Fitness – Fitness Article

How To Set Smart Strength Training Goals – VIDA Fitness By Mekita Rivas, VIDA editor/member  Lisa Lipscomb It’s a new year, and you’ve got goals! Strength training goals, to be exact. But what does that actually mean? As with many fitness-related goals, it depends on the person. Some may wish to build upon the foundation they already have, while others may be starting off with a totally fresh plate. No matter where you are in your fitness journey, strength training…

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Why Mindfulness Matters When You’re Setting Goals – VIDA Fitness – Fitness Article

Why Mindfulness Matters When You’re Setting Goals – VIDA Fitness By Mekita Rivas, VIDA editor/member Chris Parkison You’ve probably heard the term “mindfulness.” It’s been a buzzword for a few years now, with articles and influencers telling us that we all need to be more mindful. But what, exactly, does that even mean? Is it daily meditation? Going on wellness retreats? Escaping to a cabin in the woods for a week? Well…yes and no. Mindfulness can look a lot of…

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Everything You Need To Know Before Setting Your Running Goals – VIDA Fitness – Fitness Article

Everything You Need To Know Before Setting Your Running Goals – VIDA Fitness By Mekita Rivas, VIDA editor/member Jeff Horowitz You don’t have to be a runner to have running goals. For many people, just getting started can be half the battle. Fortunately, Jeff Horowitz, personal trainer at VIDA Fitness U Street, is here to help. To say that Jeff enjoys running would be an understatement — he has completed nearly 200 marathons in his lifetime! If anyone can get…

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How To Rethink Goal-Setting So It Works For You – VIDA Fitness – Fitness Article

How To Rethink Goal-Setting So It Works For You – VIDA Fitness By Mekita Rivas, VIDA editor/member Let’s be real: We tend to get a little, shall we say, ambitious at the beginning of the year. People are making resolutions, identifying priorities, and devising action plans to reach their goals. But there’s much more to goal-setting than simply sitting down and writing (or typing) them out. How you set goals is actually just as important, if not more so, than…

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The Best Way to Improve Your Running in 2019 – Running Fitness Article

The Best Way to Improve Your Running in 2019 Ready to improve your running this year? It is common in the start of a new year to look at all areas of your life that you want to improve. And for us runners, our running performance is always a part of that. But, there is one key that many people miss and this could be the key that keeps you from achieving that goal to improve.  Make a Plan I…

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2 Essential Techniques For Getting Back To Your Workouts – Workout Fitness Article

2 Essential Techniques For Getting Back To Your Workouts For most people, it’s not if you’ll fall off your workouts, it’s when. Believe it or not, it’s not an indictment on your character – it just is. But getting back to your workouts needs attention, just like anything else you want to happen in your life. We tend to think of our workouts as a luxury or “add-on” in our lives. So they’re the first things to go when life gets busy. That’s…

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