How to Begin and Maintain a Consistent Exercise Routine

How to Begin and Maintain a Consistent Exercise Routine

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer At the beginning of this year, I signed up to run a half marathon on June 1 with my sister. I was six months post-partum after my third baby, still at least 20+ lbs above my pre-pregnancy goal weight, and besides a brief stint with the Insanity DVD program, I hadn’t done much in the way of consistent exercise, especially running, since the birth of my daughter. But, I committed to the race, and to the training it would take […]

21 Days to a More Disciplined Life (plus 100 free copies!)

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I’m the queen of making lofty goals that never come to fruition. Being a particularly ambitious and driven person, I tend to shoot for the starts. I write up fancy plans, reorganize my schedule, print up pretty calendars and goal charts and dive right in. None of this is bad; in fact, being goal oriented and aiming high is a good thing! The problem is that my exuberance often exceeds my capability to follow through. Time and again, my lofty plans fall flat. Over the […]

Developing the Exercise Habit

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Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer Every new year many of us vow to exercise regularly and get in shape for good. Some wish to shed the extra pounds that crept on over the holiday season, others want to improve heart health, or simply feel more energized. Whatever your reason, striving to exercise on a regular basis is a worthy goal. Exercise boasts many benefits beyond making our outsides look good. Such as: Mental clarity Increased ability to deal with stress Boosted serotonin levels leading […]