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Smutty Fitness: Breaking Impossible

May 22, 2014 14:02:36 Posted at May 22, 2014 14:02:36
Hayley Posted by Hayley

Last week I introduced to you a woman named Tam.  A woman who was about to prove to herself, to her daughters and all other woman who read her story that it does not matter your shape, your age or your athletic ability, anything is possible. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Food ratios

May 21, 2014 13:29:38 Posted at May 21, 2014 13:29:38
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley! I'm 25, 5'6 and ~145 lbs. I've lost about 60 lbs in 4 years, and my goal weight has always been ~130 lbs. Now that it's summertime I'm gearing up to take my fitness more seriously. I'm lightly active, alternating between cardio and strength training and I'm starting to increase that. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Pre-pregnancy weight loss

May 16, 2014 16:17:42 Posted at May 16, 2014 16:17:42
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hayley, I am 33 and I gained a lot of weight in the last years. I decided to address this issue at the beginning of the year. I cut alcohol and started to eat well. I eat between 1300 to 1500 calories of healthy food per day. And I train at the gym: 5-6 times a week, generally a circuit with 45 minutes of cardio (elliptical, running or biking) and lifting weight. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Bending Impossible

May 15, 2014 15:38:01 Posted at May 15, 2014 15:38:01
Hayley Posted by Hayley

She wanted her daughters to know that their dreams could come true and that there were no boundaries in life. Running a 5 day, 152 km race through the jungles, mangroves, mountains, trails and beaches of Costa Rica was a dream that she never believed she could accomplish. This is the story of how Tam, a 47 year old working mother of two who had never run farther than 10k before her daughters were born, began to bend impossible a little each day in hopes that one day it would break. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Post workout protein options

May 8, 2014 15:11:20 Posted at May 8, 2014 15:11:20
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I was wondering if you could recommended a protein powder. I do spin class 3x/week and TRX 2x/week and I don't get to eat anything until I'm at work which is at least 1hr after working out. I'd like to drink a protein shake right after my workouts but I'm lost when it comes to choosing a powder. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Gaining weight in a healthy way

May 7, 2014 15:21:43 Posted at May 7, 2014 15:21:43
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hey Hayley! I've got a question that I guess is a bit different than most of the people who write to you. I'm wondering if you can help me gain weight. Back story - I'm in my late twenties, 5'5", and have always been on the slim side. But because of some major life changes, and having to take a prescription medication long-term, and god knows why else, I've gotten a lot thinner. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Supplements

May 2, 2014 15:30:49 Posted at May 2, 2014 15:30:49
Hayley Posted by Hayley

Hayley, I'm sure it's not possible... but... is Garcinia Cambogia legit? It's all over the twitter, and I spy a bottle on the desk of a colleague. Dr Oz says it works. What do you think? Thanks, G --- I am not one to write about supplements and diet pills but since this product is all over the media, and apparently your office too, I figured it was the perfect time to address it. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Rain clothes

May 1, 2014 14:33:36 Posted at May 1, 2014 14:33:36
Hayley Posted by Hayley

April showers bring May flowers, or at least that is what they tell us so we can make it through the rainy and dreary spring here on the West (or wet) Coast. Getting outside in the rain never used to bother me and I almost looked forward to a wet hike or run through the trails but maybe it is because I am getting older that the thought of getting wet is the last thing I want to experience. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Arthritis learn-to-run

April 29, 2014 13:46:34 Posted at April 29, 2014 13:46:34
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I've never been athletic in my life, but I'd like to start running.   I can walk all day and I try to get in at least half an hour each day, but I'd like to step up my game.  I have mild arthritis in my knees which has shown improvement since I started walking daily and lost weight, but it's not severe, so I don't think that should deter me. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Is losing always harder than gaining?

April 25, 2014 14:45:00 Posted at April 25, 2014 14:45:00
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi, I am in desperate need of your help! Actually I am writing on behalf of my mother as well who is going through the exact same thing but I will use my specifics to give you the general idea… Up until autumn of this year I have always been 120 lbs. However, due to some emotional stuff that seemingly could only be cured by more terrible food, I ended up putting on 15 lbs. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Shin Splints

April 24, 2014 14:42:07 Posted at April 24, 2014 14:42:07
Hayley Posted by Hayley

Hi Hayley, I recently moved to Vancouver (yay!) and am trying to get into running since there are so many beautiful places to run. Even when I was in excellent shape (I used to be a swimmer) I really sucked at running. So I downloaded this "couch to 5k" app which is basically a walk-to-run program, and it is great so far! Here's the catch: I am only 2 weeks in and I am already getting painful shin splints. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Getting the runs

April 10, 2014 13:51:49 Posted at April 10, 2014 13:51:49
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Last week I talked about constipation and the effect it can have on your training as well as what you can do to help alleviate the issue. Click here for a refresher. This week I wanted to talk about the other issue. I am sure I am not alone when I say I have been caught more than once panicking to find a bathroom while out on a run or ride, only to be left squatting behind a bush somewhere. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Replacing calories

April 8, 2014 14:16:10 Posted at April 8, 2014 14:16:10
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, Over the last few years I have lost about 55 lbs – and have maintained that more or less for about 2 years (I’ve gained and lost the same 5 or 6 lbs). With my upcoming wedding in late August I have bumped up my exercise and nutrition routine with the hopes of losing a few inches and toning up so I look great in my dress. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Constipation

April 3, 2014 15:08:00 Posted at April 3, 2014 15:08:00
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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I am going to talk about something that Lainey likes to bring up all the time but has never been talked about here on Smutty Fitness.  Poop. As a runner and a cyclist, I understand that what is happening down there is very important and diet can play a major role in how a long training day or race unfolds. Full Article

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