Are you at war with your body? Opt for a truce and soon you’ll see more positive results in and out of the gym. Jessica over at FitApproach recently blogged about fitness success through self-love, so I decided to join the chatter. In this article, she mentions the benefits of refraining from making comparisons to other people, as well as making sure your goals are realistic. I couldn’t agree more.  I do believe that sometimes, we need to refocus the lens through which we’re viewing our bodies.  What we set out to “fix” as part of our fitness journey is often influenced by some abstract “ideal,” so ask yourself, “how do I feel about my body and my natural shape?”

Acceptance is Not Giving Up

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As I reflect on this past weekend, I gleaned a number of things about both my outlook on nutrition and my approach to staying active while “off the clock.” Weekends tend to be a difficult period for me, since the structure of the work week is gone and I’m mostly left to freestyle my eating and fitness plan.

If you’ve been tuning in, you may remember that I’m currently in a long-distance relationship, so I often commute to see my partner during the weekends. When at home in Montreal, I’m fortunate that my place is pretty central. I’m a stone’s throw away from my gym, so I never find myself using the distance as an excuse for missing a workout. However, my partner lives …

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If your workout falls on a weekend, it can be extremely difficult to get motivated to ditch our Saturday morning cartoons and Eggo waffles in favour of going for a run. That’s the situation I faced this past weekend (maybe it was more like Pop Tarts, but you get the picture). The best way to do it is, obviously, to limit your time in the gym. The weekends are better than prime time; they’re the biggest block of free time you’ll have in between work days. Read on for some tips on how and when to organize your weekend workout to make sure you have ample time to enjoy some rest and relaxation.

1. Be the Early Bird

During the weekends, stores and other fun …

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Beyond avoiding fatty foods and sugary sweets, what else should you look out for when choosing a mid-meal morsel? Check it out!

1. Protein and Fiber

Most of the time, we try to select the least caloric option as a snack without any regard for what’s actually making up the meal. The truth is, calorie count isn’t the only thing you should be considering. Rather, the ingredients in the stuff we’re eating is a key consideration that’s too often overlooked.

Make sure your snack of choice encompasses some fiber and protein in order to help fill you up. Rather than merely munching on those snack packs because they’re under 100 calories, consider that the “right” ingredients will help satisfy your hunger longer than 100 calories …

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As you know, I’m all about finding the balance between getting social, getting active, and getting the necessary stuff done. Time is almost always a commodity nowadays, so it can be difficult to do everything and still remain in good health.

The girls at FitBottomedGirls.com recently blogged about how overtraining and lack of sleep can negatively affect your weight management goals. I read this article with interest, as I often “forget” to pay attention to my body’s own cues sometimes. Once you’re on the horse, it can be tricky to want to break that momentum, but remember, it’s all about moderation. Today I’ll take you through ways to help you find that balance while not falling off the bandwagon completely.

Know The Difference Between Fatigue

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