Category Archives: Exercise

The Role of Exercise for Cancer Patients – guest post!

The Role of Exercise for Cancer Patients guest post by Melanie Bowen Fitness can be an important component of one’s cancer treatment whether one is fighting breast cancer or a rare type such as mesothelioma. Fitness not only improves the … Continue reading

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“How did you get started?”

Reader question… How did I get started? (on this fitness/weightloss path) This is a blog I wrote after a few months into my weight loss/fitness (the beginning if this blog all together!)  http://fit-ographer.com/goodbyetofat/ There are some things I would do … Continue reading

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Reader question – muscle gain…

What exercises took you from weight loss to muscle gain? In one word – strength training, that is your key (ok that was not ONE word…) There is a lot of stuff you’ll find from Google and books  – I … Continue reading

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Before/After workout nutrition

********************************************************* Motivational fun jewelry group buy – we are gathering orders for this fun inexpensive jewelry and if you want to participate, the order goes in on Dec 17th – click here: http://marketingandprops.com/shop/strengthjewelry/ ********************************************************* I was asked for advice on … Continue reading

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Why I like strength training…

There are a number of health reasons to strength train (stronger bones, higher metabolism, great heart workout)… not to mention other good reasons (like shapely muscles, tighter/leaner body, cuz I don’t prefer to run and this is still good exercise)… … Continue reading

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My Vacation Hill Sprints!

I don’t have many hills at home, so when we went to the lake to visit my daddy followed by camping near a river I was pretty excited to try my hand (or legs) at Hill Sprints!  There are a … Continue reading

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Do I Spend my Life in the Gym???

Funny discussion the other day – someone was commenting about my muscle (yipee!) and said they’d love to have muscles too but they didn’t want to “spend as much time” as I do in the gym…  got me thinking there … Continue reading

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A-camping we will go…

Getting packed up for a 4 day camping trip (well I call it “camping” but it’s a large rental home that sleeps 20)… nonetheless… as far as fitness goes it presents the same challenges being away from “my food” and … Continue reading

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Fitness Q&A

I’ve had a few conversations and questions recently about my experience and/or opinion on some fitness  issues and I thought it would be good to share that here – in case it might help someone else! How did you lost … Continue reading

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Warrior Dash! 5K Obstacle Course

Oh my gosh – detour from the surgery posts for just a minute! I forgot to post about my Warrior Dash!  It was such a proud moment -  I signed up for this 5K muddy obstacle race as a surprise … Continue reading

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