Explained: Daily Weight Fluctuations

Sure, your weight is just a number. But it’s hard not to worry when you see your weight drastically (by “drastically,” I mean by a couple of pounds) in just a few hours, perhaps before/after you ate, slept, and/or exercised. Take a deep breath, though, because, no you did not just gain four pounds after…

15 Songs to Instantly Boost Your Mood (Part 2)

These songs never fail to put a smile on my face. They are great for workouts or simply when you need something to list your mood. Similarly mentioned in my last post, I like to remember this quote when I am feeling down. Don’t be afraid to call someone if you’re upset and, of course,…

Exercise: The Inherent Benefits & Hindrances

Exercise—when done right—is constructive for your health. This isn’t anything new; many of us are aware of the manifold benefits that come from physical exercise, whether that is swimming, spinning, running, rowing, dancing, or countless other activities known to increase your heart rate. Whatever it is, exercise has the power to… boost your mind, decreasing…

15 Songs to Instantly Boost Your Mood

Sometimes it’s one of those days. Bad days are relatable to everyone—we all have them. While good music [probably] can’t solve your problems, it does have the potential to lift your spirits and get you ready to conquer the world. Or at least something like that. Plus, these songs are great for workouts! Similarly, whenever…

13 Things I Learned From Running My First Half Marathon

Sometimes in life you have to GFI. GFI, as my dad calls it, means “go for it.” As silly as the abbreviation is, it holds insightful meaning: rarely will you regret grasping opportunities and taking advantage of the situation presented. “GFI” was exactly the thought on my mind when I decided to run my first…

Finding Fitness Inspiration

It is not always easy to find the motivation to workout. Without a doubt are days when going for a run is the last thing I want to do. A fun way for fitness inspiration is looking at Pinterest. My account has several boards, two of which are food and fashion. Look at my “Sweat…

Ideas for Summer Exercise

Summer brings a wide variety of activities you couldn’t do in the winter. Read more about them here! I often find that exercise comes so much more effortlessly in summer, as you are always outside & moving. Here are fun ways to get your heart pumping. Run Running in the summer is not quite the…

The Importance of Good Running Shoes

The Importance of Good Running Shoes Quality running shoes are critical for injury prevention! You avoid blisters, pains, and have shoes that correctly fit your feet. You also are less likely to suffer a strain or fracture. Your feet will benefit from having arch support and cushioning! I usually buy Saucony or New Balance, but…

Summer Workouts: What to Wear

Running in the summer is so much better than running in the winter. You sweat a lot and feel great, and you never have to worry about feeling cold right as you enter the outside world. To beat the heat, I run extra early during the summer. I aim for five days a week! For…

Five Ways to Change Up Your Workout Routine

It is easy to get in the same ol’ workout routine. However, it’s good change up your workouts to challenge yourself in a new way and work different parts of your body! Whether it be trying a new class or taking a different route on your run, here are five ways to “spice” up your usual…

What to Wear Running Outside In the Winter

It’s easy to use the cold weather as an excuse to not go out and exercise. I can easily be guilty of this. However, I also know that running in the cold can be extremely rewarding, and almost as good as running in the summer. You simply need to ensure you have clothing that’s appropriate for the weather! Depending the…

How to Stay Fit During the Colder Months

As the weather cools down and we pull out our winter coats again, it becomes less and less appealing to walk to the library or go for a run outdoors. Totally understandable; the chilly air makes me want to curl up with a blanket and a book. However, there are easy ways for you to…