03Jun
By: Neghar On: June 3, 2015 In: fat loss, Fitness, Lift, Metabolic Comments: 6

Come sweat with me! All you need for this quickie is one kettlebell (or dumbbell, if you don’t a KB), a sturdy step or box, and an interval timer (or an app on your phone). This workout will only take you between 4-25 minutes depending on how many rounds...

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24Mar
By: Neghar On: March 24, 2015 In: Featured Posts, Fitness, Lift, Mindset Comments: 27

This morning, as I was about to hop into the shower, I just so happened to glance in the mirror. I’m not sure why or what drew my attention, but my eyes were drawn to my breasts, and I suddenly noticed something I hadn’t seen before–stretch marks. Stretch marks...

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10Mar
By: Neghar On: March 10, 2015 In: Be Happy, cardio, fat loss, Fitness, Lift, Metabolic, Mindset Comments: 2

I’ll never forget a parenting moment I witnessed last year after finishing a morning of paddleboarding in the Marina. As I was walking up to wash off my board, a woman walks up with her young daughter. She looked a bit younger than Isaac’s (8-ish) and was visibly full of enthusiasm...

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06Mar
By: Neghar On: March 6, 2015 In: Featured Posts, Fitness, Lift, Training, Video Comments: 17

I vividly remember the first time I performed an unassisted pull-up. It was early 2008, and I was (unfortunately) awaiting knee surgery for an old, nagging sports injury. The extent of said injury kept me from being able to train my lower body, except for some minimal lying band work and straight leg...

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14Jan
By: Neghar On: January 14, 2015 In: Be Happy, Featured Posts, Fitness, Lift, Yoga Comments: 10

Meathead yoga is all about being adaptable, intuitive, and honoring your body. It means embracing new challenges but also understanding that sometimes something is better than nothing. It’s for women who love to lift, love to sweat, want to be in touch with their bodies and hearts, and crave...

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12Jan
By: Neghar On: January 12, 2015 In: Fitness, Lift, Yoga Comments: 12

I used to work with this uber rigid, oppressive coach. In that gym, every single thing had to be exactly exact–to the letter. Training sessions in general were 2 hours or more from start to finish and if you couldn’t do the program exactly as is, you might as...

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10Jan
By: Neghar On: January 10, 2015 In: cardio, Fitness, Lift, Metabolic Comments: 22

To Cardio or Not to Cardio…that is the question. (At least in the fat loss world, anyway.) Professionally, my opinion is that cardio can be a great addition to a balanced exercise regimen, if it’s something that you thoroughly enjoy. It’s not by any means useless or ineffective, as...

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08Jan
By: Neghar On: January 8, 2015 In: Featured Posts, Fitness, Lifestyle, Mindset, Nutrition Comments: 41

First, a confession: I’d intended to publish this post last year (aka last week) but I just couldn’t manage it. I won’t give you all the nitty gritty details, but I’ll just say that when I expend a lot of emotional energy, it’s difficult for me to write. Initially,...

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24Nov
By: Neghar On: November 24, 2014 In: Be Happy, Eat, Featured Posts, Fitness, Lift, Mindset, Nutrition Comments: 15

Health [noun] 1. The general condition of the body and mind with reference to sound and vigor. 2. Soundness of body or mind; freedom from disease or ailment. 3. Vigor, vitality. Take a close look at this definition; notice what you don’t see? You don’t see specific types of...

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13Nov
By: Neghar On: November 13, 2014 In: cardio, fat loss, Fitness, Metabolic, quickie Comments: 1

Get ready to get sweaty! This Tabata (20 sec on/10 sec off) workout incorporates two upper body movements–which means it’s the perfect post-leg-day sweat sesh or perhaps when you’re nursing (and resting) a lower body injury. While your upper body will be the primary mover, you’re entire body will be involved,...

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