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How To Stick to Your Running Goal: My 25km Per Week Goal

First of all, you guys know that I am all about setting goals. With that being said, it’s not the end of the world when a goal doesn’t get reached or takes longer than expected or planned. News flash: We can’t really plan our successes, but we can commit to learning from all failures and […]

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Runtastic Ambassador Weekend: Top 5 Takeaways

Last weekend kicked off a 3-day event we at Runtastic hosted for our 2017 Runtastic Ambassadors. We spent months preparing, figuring out details on how to make this the most memorable experience for our ambassadors as well as for us (those on the Runtastic Marketing Team working with the ambassadors this year). It was a […]

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9 Things I Learned About Myself From Doing a Triathlon

I completed my very first sprint triathlon yesterday. It was a really interesting experience and I can say that I am really proud of my performance. I really had absolutely no idea of what I was getting myself into when doing a triathlon, but decided, of course, to go for it anyway. For my training […]

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My 10K Race Recap: Competing Against Yourself

Last weekend on Sunday I ran the quarter marathon (10.5K) in Linz, Austria. I hadn’t ran a 10K race since I was in Istanbul in November of 2015. I mean, I did one on New Years Day 2017 with my mom and perhaps a few others in between – but not a race. There’s something […]

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Building Arm Muscles: My 6-Week-Goal Planning Process

On January 26, 2017, I took a selfie of myself in the gym mirror flexing my arm muscles. I looked at the picture and realized how much I had been neglecting my upper body. Don’t get me wrong, I had muscle definition but I didn’t really feel strong when I looked at that photo. Here’s […]

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Sexy Fit with Zlata Sushchik

I recently had the amazing opportunity to be on the Sexy Fit Podcast with Zlata Sushchik a few weeks ago. I met her a few years back at Blog Fest at IDEA World (a humongous fitness convention for fitness professionals) and I was thrilled when she contacted me to be a guest. First of all, […]

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7 Tools to Help You Stick to Your Health & Fitness Routine

We all have the BEST of intentions when starting out a work out plan or healthy way of living. We’re excited and motivated and can visualize the outcome. But what happens when that all goes away? What happens on those days when you’re just not feeling it or something else comes up? Here’s the way […]

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Repairing Hormone Damage from Birth Control

After 11 years of using all types of birth control (pill, patch, etc.), my body was not happy. I began to have multiple periods per month and incredibly horrible PMS. The worst of the worst. I finally decided last September that I wanted to get off birth control once and for all. The only problem […]

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Healthy Burrito Bowl Recipe: Gluten Free & Vegan

As you guys know, I am currently in the USA visiting my family for Christmas/New Year and a little bit extra. In the town where my parents live, it’s really hard to find gluten free and vegan food that is also healthy and figure friendly. Yeah I could eat gluten free pasta with tomato sauce […]

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Post Workout Meal: Blueberry Maca Protein Smoothie

I’ve gotten a lot of questions from you guys recently asking, “What’s the best post workout meal?” So, like all of your awesome questions, it inspired me to write a blog posting for you guys. It’s important to note that what you eat before and after your workout is really critical to reaching your weight loss, […]

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