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Off The Wagon

Well, I did it...I fell off the wagon...and it wasn't a graceful fall either.  I fell off the diet wagon, landed on my back and laid there like a flipped turtle for ummm, let's see...an entire week.  I still got... Continue Reading →

Weekend Update II

So this was an interesting weekend and a little more restful than the last...which was definitely much needed! FRIDAY NIGHT: I got a late start on my long run and had legs that were far from fresh, sometimes its a win... Continue Reading →

Constant Struggle!

BATTLING MUSCLE SORENESS... Keeping sore muscles under control is a constant battle for me when I am working my way through brick workouts or particularly long back to back cardio sessions...a proven cocktail for extreme muscle soreness is throwing something... Continue Reading →

Weekend Update!

After a busy weekend its finally time to look back and think over the process...some things I did well..others not so well... Friday Night: was pretty typical for me, after a week of working and long workouts I succumb to... Continue Reading →

Feeling sleepy on a Friday afternoon? Here are some natural ways to perk up!

Positive Beauty

Did you know that the #1 addiction in the world is caffeine?  Well it should be money, but what do I know.  Like everything, it’s good to take things in moderation.  Caffeine is great for jogging your memory, body detoxification, boosting your energy, easing depression, and increasing your stamina.  Too much and you’ve got restlessness, irritability, anxiety, and high blood pressure.  Pretty much sums me up without caffeine.  However, there are natural ingredients out there that has the same effect as caffeine so you don’t have to pick up that extra glass of coffee.

1.  Ashwagandha – Ash-wa-what?  This is an ingredient that means “essence of a horse”.  It’s a powerful adaptogen, which has the ability to provide stamina and energy when you need it or rejuvenate and calm the system and balance hormones when you also need it.

2.  Chá de bugreit’s a tree!  Offers great…

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