Posts by lauren


New Years Resolution Time


Posted By on Jan 4, 2016

It’s New Years Resolution season and most people are trying to figure out what changes they want to make in their lives: eat healthier, workout, lose weight, try something new, etc.  Resolution is defined as finding an answer or a solution to a problem or conflict.  I don’t love using the term “New Years Resolution” because it assumes there is a problem.  I like to think of it as a New Years Improvement. This...

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Training with an Injury

Training with an Injury


Posted By on Dec 24, 2015

So week 4 of my urbanathlon training started off very discouraging.  While doing my Monday morning run, I began feeling a discomfort in my lower leg that gradually turned into pain by mile 4.  Time limited me to only about 4 1/2 miles luckily that day so I gave it a little while to see if the pain would subside.  It did not.  It got worse.  Unfortunately I couldn’t tell if the pain was muscular or something more serious.  So...

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Surviving Thanksgiving

Surviving Thanksgiving


Posted By on Dec 4, 2015

Week 3 of the Urbanathlon proved that I was able to make it through the holidays while still keeping focus on my diet and exercise routine.  While traveling I was able to take my TRX along with me for the ride and carve out at least 30-45 minutes per day for my workouts.  My TRX door mount came in quite handy while traveling to new plces.  I was able to continue my TRX routines without skipping a beat.  It was challenging but fun.  I...

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Week 2 Urbanathlon

Week 2 Urbanathlon


Posted By on Nov 23, 2015

Tuesday morning started out a little discouraging when I woke up to gaining 2 lbs since last week.  I was frustrated, disappointed, and unmotivated.  However, when I talk to clients about fluctuations in weight, I always emphasize how much is going on in your body that can cause these ups and downs.  So I had a conversation with myself reflecting on the past week.  A weekend traveling and going to a football game can certainly derail...

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Week 1 of the Urbanathlon

Week 1 of the Urbanathlon


Posted By on Nov 17, 2015

Week 1 of 8 and I was already starting out on the wrong foot.  I mentally prepared myself for what I would expect over the next couple months and the one thing I really want to focus on is getting enough sleep.  So Sunday night I finished all my activities and got myself in gear to turn in early (or at least earlier than I’m used to) and WHAM!  A sick kid throws me for a loop.  A late start to Monday completely rearranged my...

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