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Functional Fitness

Throughout my fitness journey, I've learned everyone has a different definition fitness and goals.  I call this functional fitness.  Everyone has their own functional fitness goals and ideals, but what exactly is functional fitness? Functional Fitness, as defined by Google, is the focus of building the body to be capable of doing real-life activities. That's pretty broad right?  One person's real life activity might be walking up 2 flights of stairs to get to his office.  Whereas another person's real life activity…

2016 Fitness Goals-How to Succeed

Happy New Year Everyone!!!  I hope 2016 has started well and I hope it will go well for everyone.  As the new year begins, people tend to make resolutions.  Most people make fitness goals, or join a gym, or say they're going to drink less or eat less or eat more greens.  Let's turn those resolutions into attainable goals.  More specifically, let's turn those healthy resolutions into attainable fitness goals!! It seems many people will start the new year with…

Peace. Love. Running. Squats.

For all y'all Texans on this lovely rainy weekend...HELLO!  Let's enjoy an end to our summer drought. I am so excited this weekend my best friend from Wisconsin is in town and she's like my muse.  Seriously.  Amazing woman.  She's inspired me in so many ways.  When I lose focus on my goals, she's always there to pep talk me to and tell me that health and fitness is not an overnight journey.  As y'all know from my previous article,…

Walking for Health

Do you ever have those days where you just don't want to work out, but you know you need to do SOMETHING healthy?  The lazy days.  The days where you wake up and say "today, I'm going to be healthy!" but you just don't feel like doing much?  I don't know about you, but those days are a lot for me!!!  While I enjoy going to the gym, sometimes after a long day at work, I am just beat and…