THE ONE KEY TO SUCCESS OR FAILURE IN FITNESS

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By Melanie Prew THE WOD I look at the WOD (Workout of the Day) and it is: 5 rounds of: 50 Kettlebell Swings 20 Wall Balls The fear settles in a bit. I shake it aside and set my timer. Before thinking twice, I push the start button and hear, “ 3,2,1,Go!” I grab the Kettlebell and start my swings. I …

GOING BEYOND THE STRETCH | HEATHYR STANICS

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SWEET INSPIRATION By Heathyr Marie Stanics “How did you get started in yoga?” “I’m not flexible at all. I can’t even touch my toes. Can I still do yoga?” “Can you give me instructional advice? I want to do what you’re doing, but don’t know where to start.”  

BUILDING A BODY FROM THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE

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BUILDING TAKES TIME By Tammy Patnode I have been in the gym since I was 15. I picked up my first Muscle & Fitness magazine at age 20 and knew I wanted to look like the athletes they featured. Mind you, there was not many women in the sport then. Cory Everson and Lenda Murray were 2 women I aspired …

BRENDA AND HER WEIGHT LOSS TRANSFORMATION

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INSPIRING TRANSFORMATION By Brenda Forsyth Growing up I was always a heavy kid, and as I hit my teenage years I managed to gain even more. Everyone would always tell me “oh you are just big boned” or “you are so pretty and wear it well”.  Inside I was like, yeah right.   I didn’t show it, but it really bothered …

FINDING YOUR MENTAL STRENGTH

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A positive thought process often leads to a greater chance of a positive and successful outcome. Furthermore, a negative thought process often leads to a greater chance of a negative and unsuccessful outcome.

GETTTING TO KNOW HerSUPPZ BRAND AMBASSADOR | DESIREE HENDRICKSON

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  Desiree is a HerSUPPZ Exclusive Brand Ambassador.   She thrives on balance between her impressive personal goals and her empowering professional life. She is strong and smart and loves to learn new ways of challenging herself. We see Desiree’s greatness and know you will quickly see why we chose her to inspire and motivate YOU also.

GETTING TO KNOW HerSUPPZ BRAND AMBASSADOR | FELICIA WILLIAMS

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She may be small in stature but she is strong and powerful and has a huge drive that will motivate YOU to Find Your Strength too! Felicia Williams is one of HerSUPPZ Exclusive Brand Ambassadors. To say she is a powerlifter is an understatement. She is that and so much more.

Get to know Felicia Williams and find out why she is a HerSUPPZ Brand Ambassador!

TIPS FOR STAYING MOTIVATED IN COLLEGE #GYMLIFE

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Staying motivated and being consistent in a healthy lifestyle isn’t always easy. Add the pressures of college life and you have yourself trying to squeeze a 48-hour day into 24 hours. We asked Libby Menz how she juggles nursing school, the gym and good eating skills all at once…

WHY DO WOMEN RIP EACH OTHER APART?

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“I finished up my squats and moved on to deadlifts. The moment I started making any noise such as, tapping the plates on the ground to come back up, I could feel their dirty looks.  I was not dropping weights or going out of my way to slam anything.”
If you have been fortunate enough to never be ridiculed or judged or criticized…you are lucky.

Find out how Felicia fights the negative in her life and how you can too.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHEERLEADER

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“Growing up I dreamed of being a gymnast. Learning how to tumble, leap, flip across the beam, and swing on the bars was all that I wanted to do. That all changed when the opportunity came to try out for the Junior High Cheerleading Squad…” Think cheerleading is not a sport…think again.

HOW TO FEEL CONFIDENT IN YOUR OWN SKIN…RIGHT NOW!

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It doesn’t matter what size we are most women have struggled with the way they look at one time or another. We all have caught ourselves saying we are not this enough or we are not that enough. How do we get past that? How do we learn to look at all the good we have? Here are some ways to learn to do just that…

FROM SETBACKS TO STRIDES | HEATHYR STANICS

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IT ALL STARTED WITH A BREAKUP By Heathyr Stanics It all started with a breakup. Now I know that’s not a positive way to start a bio, but I swear it gets good. In 2011 I split from my then fiancé, and as it neared it’s ugly end, I turned to food and alcohol for comfort, as many women do. …

A MOM’S JOURNEY TO THE STAGE | BLOG 1

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Often when we see someone set a lofty goal for themselves the first question we tend to ask them is, “why?” I, too, have been asked that same question many times over the past week. My response is usually a condensed list of my personal reasons for choosing to do the show, but as I was sitting here typing, I thought a better response would be, “why not?”

SO…YOU WANT TO COMPETE | JESSICA ALLION

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MY LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH COMPETING I reluctantly start by telling you, I do not have my Pro Card in Women’s Bodybuilding. Nevertheless, I have gotten asked why I want to compete and sometimes wonder the same thing.  So, this will be quite therapeutic for me and I hope it can help someone understand a little more of what competing is …

Running with the Dogs

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It’s hard to know where any goal is going to take a person. A goal I conjured up last fall had its roots in middle- and high- school cross country and track, grew to various 5K’s such as the “Turkey Trot” and “Color Runs”, and branched off as I trained for a couple half-marathons with a trainer. I liked doing …

Making Memories

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I just spent the last week making lasting memories with my boys, my husband and my parents. I knew that training was going to take a backseat for these days, as I spent literally every minute down there experiencing the magic of Disney World.  I can honestly say it was the best vacation I have ever taken and probably one …

B.Strong70.3 – Adversity

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I’ve been blogging now for several weeks and up until now, things have gone pretty smoothly. I have been faithful to my training schedule, made time to train even when it was inconvenient. I’ve dealt with some shoulder issues and think I have a plan figured out to get through the swimming part. I’ve done great on my bike and …

B.Strong 70.3 – Geronimo

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Ge·ron·i·mo jəˈränəˌmō/ exclamation used to express exhilaration, especially when leaping from a great height or moving at a high speed. I LOVE music! It motivates me, pushes me, and just makes me happy in general.  Certain songs remind me of times in my life.  Happy times, sad times, times of uncertainty, and times of triumph.  The song “Some Nights” by …

B.Strong70.3 – What I’ve Learned…

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I’ve learned a lot about myself already during my training, but this week was particularly eye-opening. I’m in my 7th week of training…not quite halfway yet. Runs, rides and swims are getting progressively longer and training is starting to become “inconvenient”.  My friend asked me if I was sick of training. I don’t think I’m “sick of training”, I just …

B.Strong70.3 – Motivation

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Mo·ti·vate moh-tuh-veyt verb To encourage someone to do something. On Saturday, I experienced my first REALLY unmotivated day. Usually I enter into my workouts pretty ready to go…slight nudging needed at times, but usually pretty good. I consider myself pretty good at motivating people, whether it be with my second graders, my high school basketball players, or the people that …

B.Strong70.3 – Sacrifices

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Today was the one of the first “sacrifices” of my 70.3 Ironman Training. I reluctantly decided to take the next round of Turbokick off so I could focus on my training. I am realizing that I can’t “wing” this training, like I have for some half marathons and other events. I have to make time to get my bikes, runs, …

AFTER REACHING 200 LBS I STOPPED WEIGHING MYSELF

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HOW I BEGAN MY 200 lbs of FIGHT originally published Jan 2015 I wasn’t overweight growing up but I certainly did not eat very well and was definitely not in good shape. I am quite sure my story is like many other women who have given birth and struggled with the weight that comes with having babies. Before even realizing …