Why you will fail at your fitness goal in 2019

You’re going to fail in 2019 if you don’t keep these things in mind.

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Fat Loss Plateaus.. How to get past them!

Are you having problems getting through a plateau? Here’s 3 solutions to get you back on track!

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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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3 Keys to Adding More Muscle

1. Eat in a calorie surplus: What is a calorie surplus?  To gain weight your body must be consuming more calories than what it is burning over time.  Just because you are drinking protein shakes everyday doesn’t mean you are automatically going to put on muscle.  Scientifically, your body can’t put on any size without…

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Which foods should you NOT be eating?

Pretty simple question right? Sure, there are a lot of foods we consume each day that may not be the “healthiest” of options for us, but just because they aren’t healthy, doesn’t necessarily mean that’s the reason we are gaining weight. Let’s break this down so that I can give you a better idea of…

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3 Things to Expect While Dieting

Before we get started,  I just want to touch on the key principle to weight loss.  Regardless of whichever diet you decide to follow (iifym, paleo, keto, atkins, etc.) one thing is in common with them all that is the MAIN force that drives fat loss: a calorie deficit.  A calorie deficit is when you…

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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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“I don’t want to get too bulky” (ladies addition)

It comes with the territory I suppose.  Almost every time I talk to a girl about training, or weight lifting, I always get the classic response, “But I don’t want to get too bulky.  I LITERALLY gain like, ten pounds of muscle in ONE day.” So what do you ladies do instead?  Cardio… ALL THE TIME. I…

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