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Hard-Core Ab Training

Hard-Core Ab Training

Get sculpted with suspension training

If you’re anything like me, you can easily get in a rut with your ab training and find yourself just performing a few sets of crunches and leg raises to “check abs off the list.” But, when the work doesn’t result in an ounce of soreness or at least provide a good burn, it’s time to switch something up. My latest discovery for ab training is the TRX...

Mood Food & Brain Bites

Mood Food & Brain Bites

Foods to Boost Your Mood and Sharpen Your Focus

Sometimes we just wake up on the wrong side of the bed for no good reason. In fact, that was me yesterday. I was tired, cranky and unfocused. My workout stunk, and I felt like I was moving through molasses all day at work. Rather than turn to an energy drink or better yet, my bed, I improved my mood with food. It turns out that certain foods can improve mood and focus. So, if you are having a day like mine (or if you just want to avoid having one), give these good mood foods a try:

Kick Up Your Cardio

Kick Up Your Cardio

Blast calories with Tabata plyometric intervals

After being on the road for a week with minimal training time, I came home ready to sweat and with some extra calories to burn. (This summer countdown is on!) Looking for some training inspiration, I browsed through the FitnessRx For Women online content and was reminded of the ultimate HIIT workout: Tabatas.

Push Through a Plateau

Push Through a Plateau

Tips to help you fire up your fat loss

After weeks of hard work in the gym and clean eating, your progress comes to a screeching halt. You tolerate the stall for a bit, but then you start getting antsy. You may begin hypothesizing that something is wrong with you, be tempted to drastically slash your calories and become a slave to the treadmill, or even decide to give up and eat a jar of peanut butter. Sigh. We’ve all been there.

Perfectly Imperfect

Perfectly Imperfect

We shouldn’t torture ourselves when we fall short!

As a recovering perfectionist I spent a lot of my life trying to be perfect at everything. That was exhausting and, of course, disappointing, as perfection is not possible and will always evade us. I now spend a lot less time and energy worrying about being perfect and a lot more of these precious resources living authentically...Here are a few habits that helped me lighten up and love life as a “perfectly imperfect” individual...