Smutty Fitness Articles

Fitness tips, exercise and diet advice.

Smutty Fitness: Pregnancy proteins and fitness

Hayley Posted by Hayley at December 18, 2013 14:26:45 December 18, 2013 14:26:45

Hi Hayley, I hope you can help me.  I'm expecting at the end of spring, this is my first and I've gone completely off the rails health-wise. Last spring I was going to the gym regularly and eating well.  Over the summer I fell off the rails a little, I got busy and healthy eating and workouts went to end of my priority list. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Fitness Gift Ideas 2013

Hayley Posted by Hayley at December 11, 2013 14:10:16 December 11, 2013 14:10:16

I made a commitment this year to try and support local businesses while doing my Christmas shopping for many reasons: to avoid the crowds, to benefit from over the top customer service while shopping and to find that unique gift that I think my loved ones will really appreciate. To help you find the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for the exercise addict in your life, here are my favourite and cannot live without items that all can be found at small, local businesses. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Post Baby Time Crunch Circuit

Hayley Posted by Hayley at December 10, 2013 14:25:10 December 10, 2013 14:25:10

Hi Hayley, I had a baby almost 6 months ago and I’m finally ready to get back into shape.  I ended up gaining quite a bit during pregnancy (my baby was almost 11 pounds at birth), and I have a closet full of clothes that I’m dying to wear.  I have about 20-30 minutes per day when I’m not exhausted or running around to work out. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Another t-shirt bra

Hayley Posted by Hayley at November 29, 2013 15:50:23 November 29, 2013 15:50:23

Last year I wrote about this amazing t-shirt bra the changed my life. It was the perfect bra for those of us who are small busted but still very broad and can never find a bra that fits properly. Most bras tend to be too constricting around the rib cage or they leave our little boobs bouncing and lacking any support. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Post Baby Abdominals

Hayley Posted by Hayley at November 27, 2013 15:15:04 November 27, 2013 15:15:04

I have received a lot of email questions lately regarding post baby body problems from toning up the tummy to losing the pregnancy weight. Here is a question that I just received from Australia: Hi Hayley, I'm slowly shedding weight after having my second child through healthy eating and breastfeeding I suspect. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Be healthy, not perfect

Hayley Posted by Hayley at November 22, 2013 15:14:36 November 22, 2013 15:14:36

Hi Hayley, Last year I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's hypothyroidism. What followed was a year focused on getting the right medication levels and dealing with the idea that my body is attacking itself. As part of the medication, I've been gaining weight much more easily and it's a heck of a lot harder to lose. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Winter Running

Hayley Posted by Hayley at November 21, 2013 15:18:58 November 21, 2013 15:18:58

Hi Hayley I started running this past spring and wouldn’t you know it, it’s much more enjoyable outdoors than being stuck on a treadmill. My question for you is how do I transition from a wonderful outdoor summer running experience to a brutally cold (Edmonton) winter one? As you may know our winters can last a few months longer than the rest of the country and in the past we’ve had month long cold snaps of -30 (though I’m keeping my fingers crossed we won’t have that problem this year) so what kind of gear would you suggest to keep myself from getting frost bite, and skating along the trails instead of running? Thanks KD ___ Nothing is worse than a winter spent stuck inside on a treadmill as you end up feeling like a hamster on a wheel come spring. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Carrie Underwood’s legs

Hayley Posted by Hayley at November 15, 2013 15:47:58 November 15, 2013 15:47:58
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Hi Hayley, What exercises would help get the look of Carrie Underwood's muscular, toned legs? I thought she looked awesome at the CMAs and she's got a great fit look without the thick thighs that you can sometimes see when you build up those muscles. What's the right combination for muscle and tone without bulk? Thanks! H ___ Carrie Underwood definitely has genetics on her side with legs like that. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Positive Self Talk

Hayley Posted by Hayley at November 14, 2013 15:54:03 November 14, 2013 15:54:03

Something that I say all the time is you have to be comfortable at being uncomfortable so I was not surprised to read an article in The New York Times that reviewed a recent study which provided scientific evidence that positive self talk increases how hard you can actually push yourself.  I will not get into the details of the study so if you want to read it, click here... Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Healthy choices on a grad school schedule

Hayley Posted by Hayley at November 8, 2013 15:33:19 November 8, 2013 15:33:19

Hi, Hayley, I'm a graduate student/teacher who used to have healthy habits (mid-range BMI, 3-4 60 min workouts per week, lots of vegetables and home cooked meals) and now I feel so busy/stressed that I'm not making time for myself and for my health. I've gained 20 pounds over the past few years of grad school, mostly due to inactivity and taking comfort in food. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: The 80/20 Rule

Hayley Posted by Hayley at November 6, 2013 15:10:18 November 6, 2013 15:10:18
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Hi Hayley, I’m wondering if a balanced approach to achieving my goal weight maybe just isn’t going cut it. I’ve been using the 80/20 approach for years now, which I like because that one day - or those two meals or whatever - that make up your 20% really feel like you’ve earned them. Full Article

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