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How to Lose a Pound a Day | Body for Wife

Slow and steady really does win the race.

How to Lose a Pound a Day

Warning: This story contains barf. Maybe a wee bit of cussin’ too. Most of you know I make fun of ridiculous weight loss claims made by people who really suck at math. But as I write these words, my deficit for the last 24 hours is approximately 4,000 calories. At this…

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Losing weight in 10 easy steps – and why you shouldn’t do an Ironman | Mountain Bike Trailer Park

Mountain Bike Trailer Park: Losing weight in 10 easy steps – and why you shouldn’t do an Ironman

I recently posted a huge personal victory on FaceBook. Specifically, I posted that I had officially reached 100 pounds of weight loss. This post got a lot of likes. In fact, more than any post I have ever done. Apparently, I touched a nerve. Since then, I also completed my first half Ironman race.

Things I’ll take away from this fellows experience:

  • “…For cardio, I do short, high intensity workouts a couple times a week. This builds speed and really ramps up the calorie burn. And, a couple times a week I do longer, slower cardio workouts. This helps endurance and is generally more fun than high intensity work. “
  • “…To stay motivated (and this is the hardest part), I enter races and events.” [Twenty years ago that was a big motivator for me. Time to resurrect it. The BHAG.]
  • “…What do you like? Swimming? Hiking? Bird-watching? Look for events that are enjoyable to you. Then register and pay for them. Put them on your calendar. Now you’ve got a reason to train and you have skin in the game.”
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Judson Brewer: A simple way to break a bad habit | TED Talk | TED.com

Judson Brewer: A simple way to break a bad habit

Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction — from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they’re bad for us.

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The Difference Between Inspiring and Shaming | Body for Wife

The Difference Between Inspiring and Shaming

Image source. You are a singularly unique individual. Just like everyone else. I don’t dig this whole special snowflake syndrome where everyone needs to be handled with kid gloves. Some people are awesome, and others just suck. If you go through life thinking the world owes you something wonderful, then…

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Psychology has identified three mindsets shared by people who actually follow through on their goals — Quartz

A sense of belonging is key.

Psychology has identified three mindsets shared by people who actually follow through on their goals

I’ve never been an athletic or active person. My entire history of sports involved one season of track in high school and a brief flirtation with what I thought was a yoga studio but turned out to be more of a cult. But then, in my mid-30s, I had two children and gained 30 pounds….

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Taryn Brumfitt & The Body Image Movement

An interesting website and Twitter account worth exploring and following. Taryn Brumfitt is a mother of 3, a writer, speaker and Founder of The Body Image Movement. Her goal is to harness and facilitate positive body image activism by teaching women the value and power of loving their bodies…from the inside out!

Home – Body Image Movement

Exploring the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies. Taryn Brumfitt Founder

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I know exactly what to do! (So why am I still not in shape?) | PrecisionNutrition.com

The emphasis is mine…

Once you reach a certain level of knowledge and experience, the missing link is no longer a new exercise program, the perfect nutrition plan, or a new supplement to try.

The one thing you’re missing is this: being accountable—to someone or something—for your workouts and nutrition.

“Accountability is the acknowledgment of responsibility for your actions with the obligation to report, explain, and be responsible for the resulting consequences.”

In other words, accountability keeps you consistent because you have to report back what you’re doing—or not doing—in the gym and in the kitchen to someone else.

I know exactly what to do! (So why am I still not in shape?)

If you’re active and knowledgeable about health and fitness, but still aren’t quite in shape like you think you could be, you’re probably just missing one or two crucial pieces. In this post I’ll tell you what those are – and share two key strategies for getting on track.

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How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes, The Quick Start Guide – Intensive Dietary Management

How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes, The Quick Start Guide – Intensive Dietary Management

Twenty years ago, when you bought a brand sparkly new VCR machine, you would also get a thick instruction manual. Read this thoroughly before you start, the manufacturer would implore. There would be detailed setup procedures and troubleshooting guides. Most of us ignored the manual, just plugged it in and tried to figure out the rest.

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7 Signs of Gluten Intolerance | Body for Wife

7 Signs of Gluten Intolerance

Carbz = evil. Won’t someone think of the children? Gluten is like, bad, and stuff. And eating it is the cause of global warming, economic meltdown, and mothers letting their babies grow up to be cowboys. Justin Bieber’s Lamborghini drag racing arrest? Toxicology report positive for gluten. Here are seven…

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To Epiphany And Beyond! Finding Your “Why” Of Weight Loss | Body for Wife

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