The Issue with Keto:

I was in the dentist office the other day and overheard a couple of the ladies chit-chatting about a local sweet shop here in town. They went on about the deliciousness of the treats and even offered to go pick some up during their lunch break. At the end of the conversation she says “Oh…

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The Ultimate Cheat Day.. Should You Have One Too?

Cheat days get a bit of a bad rap in the fitness world.  Some people say you should only have a “cheat meal,” meaning you go all out for only one meal to help keep calories down for your whole day so it doesn’t set you back too far.  Others say you should have scheduled…

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Women + Weight Lifting, Part II

Hello blog world! Claira here, with a Part II to my previous “Women + Weight Lifting.” I hope after my last blog on women lifting weights, that I changed some of you women’s minds, or at least opened them up a bit, about whether or not to pick up the heavy stuff in the gym.  If so, GREAT! If…

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I was Fine with Gaining Weight

I’ve had an amazing 2016, food wise, that is.  I’ve indulged in a lot of donuts,  ordered Pizza Hut at least once a week,  and threw tracking my macros pretty much out the window.  That MFP crap starts to get old after doing it everyday for way too long.  Sometimes we need a break.  I wanted to be able…

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Women + Weight Lifting (from a woman’s perspective)

Hey you guys! Actually you girls… Claira here making a guest post on the blog. Since opening the gym, it’s surprising to me how many women are either too scared to lift weights in fear of the word “bulk,” or just don’t lift weights because they think they will “lose more fat by spending 30+ minutes on…

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CARDIO.. How much, when, and why?

I see it everyday..  As I walk through the gym and glance into the cardio room, I see the swarm of cardio bunnies sweating their buns off. And I wonder to myself, “Are they doing that because they enjoy it?  Or are they doing it because they feel they HAVE to in order to look better?”  Now, I know there a lot…

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