Smutty Fitness Articles

Smutty Fitness: The least amount of running

October 30, 2014 15:04:39 Posted at October 30, 2014 15:04:39
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I'm thinking of signing up for a full marathon in May of next year. My goal is to finish in under 4:30. What's the least amount of running I can get away with to reach this goal? A bit about me: I'm in fairly good shape. I currently run 2-4 times a week (mostly 30-40 minute HIIT workouts on the treadmill), I will sometimes (but very, very rarely) go out for a long run - maybe up to 15-20km), spin a couple times a week, lift weights a couple times a week, and go to various boot camps 2-3 times a week. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: The ideal fitness time

October 29, 2014 14:05:31 Posted at October 29, 2014 14:05:31
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley I used to be an avid early morning exerciser but lately I just can't seem to drag myself out of bed in time no matter how early I go to sleep (read: two kids, hubby, full time job, etc.) I'm starting to wonder if I should just shift my workouts to the evening after the kids are in bed (around 8PM). Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Restoring your race mojo

October 24, 2014 16:08:47 Posted at October 24, 2014 16:08:47
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hayley, I have been training for a first marathon with a goal to finish in under 4:45-5:00. I have been following a program with a local running group, running about 3 times a week, although sometimes less. I have only a few weeks to go to my race. I have managed to complete the peak long distance run and almost every other long slow distance run, even though I haven't been 100% consistent and never ran more than 3 times a week. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: After baby pants

October 23, 2014 14:26:17 Posted at October 23, 2014 14:26:17
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I am desperate, and I need some fitness advice. I had a baby 4months ago, and while I lost the pregnancy weight (almost all of it), my clothes (mostly pants and skirt) don't fit anymore. I put about 12kg during pregnancy and now I have lost almost all of them (still 2kg to go) with a Balanced diet and breastfeeding (no sports for me so far). Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Salad Dressing

October 22, 2014 14:28:21 Posted at October 22, 2014 14:28:21
Hayley Posted by Hayley

I have a challenge for you. Go home today, open your fridge, grab every single bottle of salad dressing you own, then walk to the recycling bin and leave them there (bottles washed out of course!). This is one way to clean up your eating and an easy way to get rid of unnecessary chemicals from your diet. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Vegetarian & Paleo

October 17, 2014 14:27:28 Posted at October 17, 2014 14:27:28
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I love your column and your balanced, focus way of talking about fitness. I'm writing with a question about diet. I'm very careful about what I eat, but find that there's so much conflicting information. Until recently, I lived with a vegetarian roommate and ate lots of grains and legumes. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Goals and expectations

October 16, 2014 14:22:25 Posted at October 16, 2014 14:22:25
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, Over the past three years or so, I've gained about 20lbs. Blame it on finally NOT being pregnant and eating too much, drinking too much, and generally being too merry/lazy. Six weeks ago I decided to finally buckle down. Exercising for 20 minutes every day (alternating strength and high intensity cardio) and adding in an extra 15-20k of bike riding throughout the week. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: The Body Image Movement

October 6, 2014 14:24:02 Posted at October 6, 2014 14:24:02
Hayley Posted by Hayley

Body Image is something that I deal with every day, both in my own world as well as in the world of all of my clients and all of the emails I receive from readers asking me for help. But this conversation is nothing new and has been a prevalent issue among women in our world for decades. I was invited to go and listen to Taryn Brumfitt... Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Sugar free

October 2, 2014 12:40:24 Posted at October 2, 2014 12:40:24
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I am the definition of someone who wants to all delicious things but still look like a bombshell - I hate exercise (I am trying) and try to eat healthy but still want to enjoy my favourite foods. I recently embarked on a sugar free week - no dairy, no fruit, nothing processed, no white sugar, no starch, no bread - I am basically eating a lot of veggies and lean meat. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Fitness and the Stages of Change

September 26, 2014 14:37:18 Posted at September 26, 2014 14:37:18
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I know it shouldn't have taken death to make me open my eyes but that's how it happened and made everything in my life shift focus. A forty-year-old uncle of mine had a stroke and I couldn't believe it, he seemed so young. His BMI was definitely lower than mine. I went to my doctor and he told me that I can do any exercise I can handle and that I'm healthy as I can be for my weight (which isn't at all healthy). Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Squats or Lunges?

September 19, 2014 12:43:33 Posted at September 19, 2014 12:43:33
Hayley Posted by Hayley

Hi Hayley! I'll keep it short: squats or lunges? (or both?) Thanks P   ___ BOTH! In my opinion you can never do enough lunges or squats. Adding in deadlifts and step-ups also won’t hurt. Our legs are composed of lots and lots of muscles (which I just spent 12 hours this past weekend studying) and all have specific jobs. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Summer Sins

September 18, 2014 13:18:26 Posted at September 18, 2014 13:18:26
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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The sins of summer. You all know what I am talking about when I say this, right? Glasses of wine on patios, cocktails on docks, barbeques on boats, and bonfires on beaches all cause us to wonder why our fall wardrobe is just a little snug come autumn. Trust me, I am there with you, as are the majority of my clients, and the common conversation during our workouts right now is the thin layer of extra weight we have somehow managed to coat our skeleton with while away on our summer vacations. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Weddings & Sugar

September 12, 2014 13:38:59 Posted at September 12, 2014 13:38:59
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley.  You've finally made me admit it - the sugar is the reason I have that little bit extra around the middle and thighs. I work out often, I have a healthy lifestyle and I'm happy with my body most days. I eat well, lots of vegetables, nothing fried or too terrible for me.  But I'm not as thin as I could be, and I know that the sugar is to blame. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Shoes for the gym

September 11, 2014 16:07:03 Posted at September 11, 2014 16:07:03
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley! I need some advice on shoes for training in the gym. My typical workout is a cardio warm-up, weights (either weight machines or free weights) or resistance training, followed by an intense cardio session. One day a week I do an hour of cardio alone (sometimes this is a spinning or fitness class). Full Article