Smutty Fitness Articles

Smutty Fitness: Positive Self Talk

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

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

November 6, 2013 15:10:18 Posted at November 6, 2013 15:10:18
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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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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Smutty Fitness: Belly flab

October 30, 2013 14:52:10 Posted at October 30, 2013 14:52:10
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I really dislike the fact that I have a flabby stomach and I don't know how to get rid of it. Although I'm not super-fit, I'm no couch potato either and I'm smack in the middle of my BMI range. My regular weekly routine includes 2 spin classes, 1 ballet fit class (adopted recently to replace a 30-minute run and to improve my posture/core) and one optional chill day of swimming/long walks/run/badminton/whatever I feel like. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Not just about winning

October 23, 2013 14:26:08 Posted at October 23, 2013 14:26:08
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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This past weekend I competed in a relay race in Whistler: 80km of running divided between 8 people with four 7km legs and four 13km legs. I love this day, and my girlfriend and I joke about it being like our Christmas and it is something we look forward to every year. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Kick-start yourself

October 21, 2013 13:02:22 Posted at October 21, 2013 13:02:22
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hey Hayley, Over the past year and a half I have developed horrendous eating habits - mainly a consequence of taking the easy option, takeaways and also medium to high calorie lunches at work. Over the past month or so I have reduced takeaway orders and reduced the fizzy drinks again and also stopped with the mid-week-evening-junk-food-binge (crisps are my weakness). Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Feeling good enough

October 17, 2013 13:47:40 Posted at October 17, 2013 13:47:40
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Why is it that we, as women, never allow ourselves to feel good enough? We are never thin enough, pretty enough, smart enough or funny enough. We criticize our abilities as mothers, friends, sisters, athletes, employees, employers and wives. We take on everything, we do not ask for help, we expect perfection and when we are not successful we immediately feel like a failure. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Thanksgiving calories

October 11, 2013 14:36:18 Posted at October 11, 2013 14:36:18
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Thanksgiving: We enjoy all the foods, wine and festive cheer of Christmas minus the stress of the shopping and if you are like me you weasel your way into multiple dinners (which equates to multiple leftovers). However there is one main downside to this holiday which is the calories... Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Fear of failure

October 8, 2013 14:03:32 Posted at October 8, 2013 14:03:32
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I've decided to change my career.  I was in an accident years ago and injured my back. Since then, I've taken up yoga and it’s the only thing that has helped tremendously with the pain.  I've decided to become a yoga instructor and enrolled in an intense 5 week course. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: TRX+

October 2, 2013 14:12:50 Posted at October 2, 2013 14:12:50
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley! I'm a university student and I've recently started taking some TRX classes. I'm loving it and it kicks my butt, so I feel great after! I was just wondering about your thoughts on TRX, and what I should be doing other than TRX in terms of cardio/strength training to supplement? Thanks! - G ___ The TRX is my absolute favourite piece of equipment over anything else you can find in a gym. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Weak Arms

October 1, 2013 13:50:36 Posted at October 1, 2013 13:50:36
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, Question #1 for you: when I work out my arms, they fatigue very quickly! My "lifting to failure" happens pretty easily, yet I'm very rarely sore the next day. Legs, on the other hand, I feel like I can squat and lunge all day (I do get shaky) but I get SO SORE. Like I can barely move the next day. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Pre-made weekly lunches

September 24, 2013 13:38:34 Posted at September 24, 2013 13:38:34
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley! I'm biting the bullet and returning to school full time this fall. I'll be spending my life on campus between classes, labs, and library time. I'm determined to both save money and avoid the temptation of the vending machines. Could you give me some budget friendly suggestions for healthy meals that I can make on Sunday and have for lunch during the week? ___ Do you have a crock pot? If not, go out right now and buy yourself one as it is now your best friend. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Travelling and weight management

September 20, 2013 14:45:09 Posted at September 20, 2013 14:45:09
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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I’m back from the trip of a lifetime – 3 weeks in Europe for my best friend’s wedding, and I’m ready to get myself and you guys, fit for the fall. Now people ask me all the time how they can stay in shape (or more importantly not get fat) while they are away on vacation. We all know going to the gym is not always an option because do we really want to waste the limited time we have inside a gym rather than seeing the sights? It can be easier to stay fit on some vacations but when you are moving from place to place and spending your days touring, eating the local cuisine and drinking the local wine more often than not, it can be tough to squeeze into your pants upon your return. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Barre Fitness

August 29, 2013 14:54:34 Posted at August 29, 2013 14:54:34
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley! After hearing rave reviews from friends, I have started taking barre classes twice per week.  I am enjoying the challenge and the low-impact workout, but I want to make sure that I am adjusting my other workouts during the week to fit with the classes.  Should I continue doing regular cardio? If I am sore after barre, should I still try to fit in strength training in between classes? Thanks ___ Barre classes are a great addition to your already structured workout but it is important that you continue to focus on the many other aspects of health and wellness. Full Article

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