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The snow is melting, the days are growing longer, and outdoor activities are in full swing. It’s time to kick the winter doldrums to the curb and rejuvenate your workout regimen and diet. This spring, we say out with the old and in with the lean.

Devise a plan of attack for the warmer days (and nights) ahead with these quick tips:

  • Slow and steady wins the race. No need to overwork yourself after a few weeks (or months) off. Be realistic about your spring training goals.
  • Instead of your usual run or treadmill routine, pick up a new outdoor sport. Grab a tennis racket or a golf club and get to it!
  • Toss those leftover holiday goodies and stock your fridge with fresh fruit and veggies for protein-packed smoothies.
  • A new season also means new swag. Treat yourself to new running shoes or workout gear. You can even use it as an incentive!
  • Pump up the jams with a new workout playlist. Motivation and music go hand in hand.
  • Don’t forget the SPF! In this case, there’s safety in (higher) numbers.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to a fresh start. With an open mind and being mindful of our diet, this could be the best spring yet. Cheers!

What are you most looking forward to this spring? We’d love to hear it. Share them with us on Twitter and Facebook!

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Things are heating up in Austin next month at the Life Time CapTex Triathlon!

About the Marathon

Founded over 20 years ago, the Life Time Tri CapTex has become one of the most popular triathlon races in the country. With over 3,000 participants, the streets of Austin are filled each Memorial Day. Did we mention that it attracts the cream of the crop, too? From top ranked athletes to first-time triathletes, it’s a day you won’t want to miss. We’re ecstatic to be a sponsor again this year!

The multisport event takes place on Monday, May 26th, and registration is still open.

Click here for more details on the event schedule, packet pickup, and course info.

Stop By Our Booth at the Expo!

While picking up your official race number and packet, come visit our booth on Sunday, May 25th at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Palmer Events Center from 10am to 6pm. Get your hands on a protein shake and grab a free drink shaker (while supplies last).

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Next month, you can find us at the South Beach Triathlon. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!

About the Marathon

In the vibrant city of South Beach, this stunning backdrop is the ideal location for this multi-sport event. Starting with an ocean swim, the course then makes it way through Miami Beach’s Causeways and finishes on the sands of South Beach. Along the way, participants and spectators will enjoy scenic views of the Art Deco District and downtown Miami and Miami Beach.

The triathlon takes place on Sunday, April 6th. Registration is still open! You wouldn’t want to miss out on this one.

Race Day Expo

The expo and mandatory packet pick-up will be located in Lummus Park, starting on Saturday, April 5th at 10AM. Race/course talks and a pro meeting will also be going on during the course of the day.

Stop By Our Booth!

While picking up your official race packet, come visit our booth on April 5th. Get your hands on a protein shake and grab a free drink shaker (while supplies last).

Jump Start Your Morning

February 5, 2014

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Weekday mornings can be daunting. Your alarm goes off. You hit snooze – one or 10 times. You finally muster up enough strength to pull yourself out of bed to hit the gym or go on a run. Or sometimes, your cozy bed wins.

Well, its time to kick these old habits to the curb and start waking up on the right side of the bed – everyday. Morning motivators are quick and effective ways to start your day strong. Try these noteworthy tricks to get in a workout:

Have a healthy breakfast. Get your body prepped with a pre-workout smoothie. Our Blueberry Ginger Productivity Protein Smoothie packs a protein-packed punch. Made with blueberries, honey, ginger, cinnamon, and almonds, this tasty treat will fuel you throughout the day and aid in your overall wellness. Or grab a Blueberry Oat Muffin as you run out the door. Proper sustenance is key.

Soak in some rays. A simple, yet effective, way to wake up is to get enough natural light. Stimulate your senses by enjoying your morning smoothie near a window or positioning your bed so it faces east. A little (light) can go a long way.

Plan ahead. Just as you would set your work clothes out the night before, have your workout gear packed beforehand as well. In fact, even have your running/workout shoes ready and raring to go by the door. Constant cues never hurt.

Be realistic. Scheduling a 6 a.m. workout may, after all, be a pipe dream. Make sure your expectations line up with reality. Instead, plan a workout over lunch or sign up for a yoga class with a buddy after work. Don’t set yourself up for disappointment from the get-go. Be mindful of you.

Instead of dreading the early hours, we should embrace them. By being in the right mindset, workouts will seem like a breeze rather than a burden.

You’ll be a morning person in no time.

What’s your trick to waking up early? We’d love to hear them. Share them with us on Twitter and Facebook!

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This March, find us basking in the sun at the 2014 Asics® LA Marathon.

About the Marathon

For nearly 30 years, the LA Marathon has graced the streets of this iconic city. The race begins at the historic Dodger Stadium, proceeds through Hollywood and Beverly Hills, and ends at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and California Avenue in Santa Monica. It’s a picturesque event fit for any runner or spectator. The marathon will take place on Sunday, March 9. Registration is still open!

Race Day Expo

The NutriBullet Health & Fitness Expo will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, starting on Friday, March 7 at 10AM. There will be over 150 exhibitors (including us!) with the latest in running gear, shoes, and fitness and nutrition developments. It’s free and open to the public.

Click here for more details on the expo and packet pick-up.

Stop By Our Booth!

While picking up your official race number and packet, come visit our booth on March 7th and 8th. Get your hands on a protein shake, grab a free drink shaker (while supplies last).

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The New Year is quickly approaching. It’s time to start thinking about resolutions. However, staying true to them is the real test. We have the best intentions when it comes to improving old habits each year, but we’re human and it can be challenging at times. Don’t stress. The following tips will help you stay on track. Make 2014 the best year yet.

  • Buddy System: There really is safety in numbers. Instead of trying to reinvent the wheel by yourself, recruit a friend, family member, yoga buddy, etc. to hold you accountable and vice versa. Try doing bi-weekly or monthly check-ins. They can be as simple and laid back as friendly reminder texts, emails or calls.
  • Technology Tactic: Smart devices can aid in keeping up with New Year’s resolutions. Programs such as MapMyFitness enable you to map routes, log food, track activity and find friends (refer back to Buddy System). Technology is a part of your every day routine. It can only help to bring in support where you already are.
  • Mulligan Rule: When it comes to resolutions, everyone deserves a do-over (or two). Make a conscious effort not to make it a habit but also don’t get discouraged if you falter. Things come up. Life gets busy. The universe is out of our hands. Tomorrow is a new day. Take full advantage of it!

Resolutions are about self-improvement, not self-deprivation. Enjoy life. Relish in moments with family and friends. And remember to always have yours and others best interest at heart!

What’s your New Year’s resolution this year? Share them with us on Twitter and Facebook!

 

 

 

2013 Philadelphia Marathon & Half Marathon, November 15 – 17, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This month, find us at the 2013 Philadelphia Marathon & Half Marathon.

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Fall Fitness Tips

October 2, 2013

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With summer winding down, it’s time to look at the cooler months ahead and what that means for your workout. The lower temperature shouldn’t be a hindrance, but rather a reason to try new things. It also provides a change of scenery and an opportunity to restart. Getting into a workout schedule in the fall is especially important since the looming holiday (eating) season is just around the corner. Create good habits now, so there are no regrets later.

Keep the following in mind when devising your fall game plan:

  • October is the ideal time to exercise outside. From the beautiful fall foliage to the crisp air, your body and mind will be engaged from start to finish.
  • Burn calories and get the blood flowing by raking leaves or other yard work. A great workout doesn’t always mean going for a long run or a trip to the gym.
  • Many classes at gyms and community centers start up again in fall. Seize the day and try new things.
  • Even if you find yourself in front of the TV, take that time to get in a quick workout. Lift weights while watching and do sit-ups during the commercial breaks.
  • With fall approaching, prepare for less daylight. If you’re out and about later in the day, always be aware of your surroundings. It’s important to practice the buddy system, too.

Have your own fall fitness tidbits? Share them with us on Twitter and Facebook!

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2013 Marine Corps Marathon, October 24-27, Arlington, VA and Washington, D.C.

This month we’ll be at the Marine Corps Marathon!

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Dinner: Revised & Edited

August 5, 2013

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Making small changes in your diet—and having the discipline to stick to those changes—can help you achieve your health and weight loss goals. Sometimes they are smaller, simpler edits. For example, changing the ingredients and cooking methods for your favorite recipes, eating whole-wheat bread instead of white bread or drinking a glass of water instead of a can of soda with your meal. Dietary edits like these add up over time, and you will see and feel the results.

Below we have revised and edited two dinner recipes and a dessert, giving you healthier options for your recipe box.

Dinner 1: Deep Fried Fish and Chips

Dinner 1, Revised and Edited: Almond Crusted Walleye

Skip the greasy basket of fish and chips and bake this easier, healthier and tastier Almond Crusted walleye. Parmesan cheese and fresh basil from the farmers market creates the perfect crust for this freshwater fish.

Dinner 2: Beef Tacos

Dinner 2, Revised and Edited: Baja Fish Tacos with Slaw

Swap beef tacos that are loaded with cheese and sour cream for these South-of-the-Border style tortillas. Use deliciously lean tilapia or opt for sweet-flavored red snapper. The coleslaw and adobo sauce garnish add texture and bold flavor!

Dessert: Coconut Cream Pie

Dessert, Revised and Edited: Almond Macaroons

Replace the pie with a plate of these soft and chewy cookies made using AllWhites, coconut and a touch of almond. End your meal on a high note!

Do you have any dietary edits and revisions? Share your recipes and healthy habits below or on Twitter and Facebook!