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3 Reasons Why The Scale May Go Up When You Start Working Out

So, you’ve been working out daily and eating clean for the past week.

You feel better than you ever have! You have so much energy and you’re kicking ass in your exercises.

It’s the end of your first week in your new routine, and you excitedly jump on the scale to see how much weight you’ve lost.

“Wait…how could I have gained two pounds?! This is horrible! I’m supposed to be losing weight, what am I doing wrong?!”

Don’t panic! Continue reading to find out why you may see the number on the scale trickle up within your first couple weeks of working out!

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How To Get Back On Track After Vacation

Summer is the time of year when many of us decide to pack our bags and set off on an adventure!

Swimming in the blue waters of the Bahamas? Backpacking through Europe’s historic sites? Lounging on a hammock with a mai tai in Hawaii?

Wherever you fly to for your adventure, one thing is for sure – the temptation of decadent treats will pull you in like a mermaid enchanting a sailor with her siren song.

Remember in the cartoons you watched as a kid when the steam from a freshly baked pie would come to life and dance around the cartoon’s nose? That’s exactly how it feels when you travel to a new land with all kinds of goodies to indulge in.

We’ll be the first to tell you, go for it! It’s vacation!

You shouldn’t feel like you need to deprive yourself of expanding your horizons and giving your tastebuds a taste of all the wonderful flavors of the culture you’re in!

However, we’ve all experienced that shocking moment when you return and realize just how much you were “treating yo’self”.

Don’t fear! You can get that weight off again in no time with the help of these tips!

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Tips For Staying in Shape Before the Wedding

Remember when you were a little girl and you would dream about your wedding day?

Your dress would shimmer in the sun and be as poofy as a white cloud. Your dashing husband would be smiling at you at the end of the aisle. And, of course, all your favorite stuffed animals would be in attendance.

Now, the day you’ve been dreaming of is finally becoming reality. But wait a second, it’s not nearly as picture perfect and carefree as you imagined!

Wedding season is upon us, which means thousands of women across the nation are drowning under the stress of guest lists, cake options, wedding venues, flower arrangements, and the pressure to stay in shape to fit into that fairy tale wedding dress.

We’re here to help relieve some of that wedding madness! We’re going to give you some tips on how to keep up with your healthy lifestyle amidst your busy schedule.

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Your Guide to a Healthy Vacation…Seriously!

Cruise ships. Road trips.

Swimming. Fishing.

Lot’s of food (and good company, too).

Nothing beats summer vacation!

Summer vacation—a chance to unwind and escape the stresses of the world!

But for the health-conscious man or woman, vacation can be scary—especially after making lots of progress in the gym. I mean, what do you think will happen to someone’s diet when they’re around unhealthy food 24/7?

That’s IF you don’t have the tools to fight those vacation temptations…

Don’t fret. We’ve got all the tools you’ll need (and more) to keep your fitness goals in sight, even when you’re out of town. Check out our secrets to a guilt-free vacation—because vacation dieting isn’t THAT scary when you leave prepared!

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How to Beat Fatigue and Have Energy All the Time

What’s the one phrase most commonly uttered by people in the world today?

“I’m tired!”

It’s really easy to get swept up in the busyness of life. People often overwork themselves and neglect their physical needs, such as rest.

What if you had the secrets to unlocking and maintaining your energy levels throughout the entire day?

You’re in luck, because today is all about beating fatigue and reclaiming your enthusiasm for life. First, you have to identify the causes of your fatigue. Here are a few possible culprits behind sluggishness.

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How To Wake Up Early in the Morning

Imagine waking up just like the people in the movies. You leap out of bed, glowing from check to cheek. With only one giant stretch of your arms, you anxiously step outside and embrace the new day.

But the reality is that most people fail at this. Instead of embracing the day with warmth and optimism, they stumble out of bed and loathe every reason why they can’t sleep for an extra hour.

Here’s a little secret: your attitude is a choice. You can choose to let the morning weigh you down, or you can take advantage of the extra time awake and end the day feeling more productive.

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Should You Take More Naps?

You know those random moments in the middle of the day when you start to feel sleepy, like if you could maybe take over that couch in the break room for a couple minutes you’d feel ready to dominate the rest of the day? Well, naps have been proven to improve productivity and awareness, but they do have some downfalls as well.

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Four Ways Sleep Affects Your Weight

You know how it is, sometimes you have a late night out, and you think to yourself “I’ll take care of everything in the morning.” But let’s be honest with ourselves, when we don’t get enough sleep nothing gets done correctly, and that includes exercising and dieting. There’s a reason for that.

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