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How Lindsey Lost 64 Pounds

Story originally shared by PopSugar
While on vacation in Las Vegas with her brother and her brother’s girlfriend, Lindsey took a picture in her bathing suit and once she looked at the picture she realized she was overweight and unhealthy, according to PopSugar.  At that moment Lindsey made up her mind that she was going to lose weight and get healthy.
After Lindsey returned home from vacation she weighed herself and she was 204 pounds.  She wondered to herself how she could let herself tip 200 pounds, according to PopSugar.  Soon after Lindsey started Weight Watchers and never looked back, according to PopSugar.  Lindsey lost 64 pounds and now works out several days a week at the gym.  Lindsey enjoys Cycling classes and she lifts weights several times a week, according to PopSugar.
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What to eat after a workout

Originally shared by Cooking Light
No matter what time of day you exercise you need to refuel and recover.  According to Cooking Light, you should eat 30 to 60 minutes after a workout.  Your post workout meal should include foods that have protein and carbohydrates to help your muscles recover and help restore your energy, according to Cooking Light.  Below is a list of foods Cooking Light suggest you should try to eat after a workout.
1. Homemade Sports Recovery drink.
2. Protein Packed Sandwich.
3. Grab and Go Granola.
4. Egg Sandwich.
5. Fish.
6. Plant based protein such as Beans.
7. Peanut Butter.
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Interesting stuff.  Cooking Light makes some good suggestions.  Thank you for visiting! Please leave your questions/comments in the comment section below.  Have a great day!

A teacher describes how he lost 148 pounds

Story originally shared by Runner’s World
In 2015 Zac weighed 408 pounds and was in a great place mentally but wanted to get in shape physically.  Zac has always been a big kid and used food as a coping mechanism. 2013 was a very bad year for him.  Zac lost his job, his processions burned up when his apartment caught fire and his dad pasted away.  He gained 75 pounds that year and his doctor told him he was pre-diabetic.
In 2015, Zac got a new job and started to feel better mentally.  After a frustrating meeting at his new job, Zac was looking for a way to vent his anger.  When he arrived home he put on his father’s running shoes and went for a run.  That’s the day Zac became a runner.  He made small goals throughout his weight loss journey.  His first goal was to run a Turkey Trot 5K, which he did in November 2016 and in October he ran in the Chicago Marathon.  Zac now weighs 260 pounds and one of his new goals is to add weight training into his workout.
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Fit Mom Chontel Duncan Shows Off Her Toned Tummy Just 4.5 Weeks Post-Partum

Story originally shared by People
Chontel Duncan is a HIIT trainer.  Duncan wowed the world with her small baby bump during her first pregnancy with her first son, according to People.  Duncan recently took to Instagram to show off her very toned belly just 4.5 weeks after having her second son.
Duncan is not currently training but says she is focusing on her nutrition, according to People.  Training and being physically fit before her pregnancy allowed her to return to her pre-pregnancy shape without extensive training.
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A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

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Originally Shared by Business Insider

I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School recommends five types of workouts that generate benefits that range from weight loss and muscle building to protecting your heart and brain and strengthening your bones, according to Business Insider.  The five types of workouts are listed below.

1. Swimming- When you swim regularly for 30 to 45 mins, it can help improve heart health, lift your mood, help protect your brain from age-related decline and reduce stress, according to Business Insider.

2. Tai-Chi- This type of workout can help with flexibility and balance.

3. Strength Training- This type of workout can help you build stronger, sturdy muscles.

4. Walking- Studies have shown that walking for at least 30 mins regularly can help reduce depression.  One study even shows it help with memory loss.

5. Kegel Exercise- This type of exercise helps strengthen muscles that have to do with the bladder, uterus, small intestines and rectum.

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How one man lost 50 pounds and kept it off

Story originally shared by Men’s Fitness
In 2005, Dave weighed 203 pounds and he wasn’t even 40 years old yet, according to Men’s Fitness.  That’s when Dave said to himself, “that’s it” and threw himself into dieting and running.  Dave went from 203 pounds to 144 pounds in under a year, according to Men’s Fitness.  He went cold turkey and cut out everything.  He realizes now that he lost too much weight, too fast and had to make some changes, according to Men’s Fitness.

Below are some tricks Dave uses to keep his weight under control.
1. Don’t kid yourself, diets don’t work.
2. Plan, Plan, Plan (workouts and food for the week)
3. Don’t deprive yourself (enjoy your life!)
4. Exercise but don’t obsess
5. Weigh yourself 3 times a week
6. Think about how hard you worked


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2-Time Cancer Survivor Kay Lost 50 Pounds

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Story originally shared by PopSugar
Kay faced many challenges in her life.  She has battled heart valve issues, high blood pressure, cancer and disc replacement, according to PopSugar.  In her mid-40s Kay realized she had gained quite a bit of weight and did not feel good about herself, according to PopSugar.
After visiting her husband’s parents for their 50th anniversary and as she says “stuffing her face with junk food, Kay realizing her problem was not a thyroid problem it was an eating problem, according to PopSugar.  She has battled many health issues in her life and never made excuses so she made the decision right then to make a change, according to PopSugar.
According to PopSugar, Kay flew back home and joined Burn Boot Camp that weekend.  When Kay’s fitness journey began she weighed 190 pounds and now she weighs 135 pounds.  She trained 6 days a week, doing a 45-minute circuit style workout at Burn Boot Camp and she cleaned up her diet, according to PopSugar.  Kay now eats 4 to 6 small healthy meals a day.  Kay says, “she feels better than she did in her 20s!”  She is not on any medications and she no longer has high blood pressure or thyroid issues, according to PopSugar.
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