Mindful Eating- Change How You Eat and the What Will Take Care of Itself!

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Let me tell you a story…

There was a person who struggled with his weight. He was dying to look good and feel good, but somehow never managed to do it. He was trying so hard to eat the right thing at the right time, but he always screwed things up, gave in to temptation, sometimes he indulged in food, to only take himself further from his goal. He was trying so hard to figure out where he loses it all, where he slips, trips and falls!

Now let me take you out of the story! Does that sound familiar? Do you somehow relate yourself to the story above? Have you asked yourself a thousand times “Why?”

The answer is simple [Read more...]

Reprogramming Your Genes With Proper Eating! Is It Possible?

Can you think of the fitness maniac, who is hanging out in the gym every single day? He always spends more time, bothering you with his thoughts about life and how he always does everything right, but he just doesn’t have the good genes, and that means he is destined to be overweight! There is at least on of those in every gym, so I bet you’ve met a person like the one described.

Often times people get it all wrong, because they mix up the lack of information with genetic predestine and condemnation to failure. But is it really like that? Today I will discuss the vast topic of gene reprogramming.

Truth is, that your genes do not dictate your future success, nor if you are gonna have diabetes like your grandma, or high blood pressure like your dad and so forth. If you wanna change [Read more...]

Did You Think It Was Easy?

Lauren Plumey

There is no easy way!

If you wanna be great, you have to work hard!

You need to forget about your comfort zone, about giving yourself a rest, about getting by with failure!

If you wanna be great, you got to feel some pain-the pain of discipline, hard work and persistence.

It won’t be easy. I know you will [Read more...]

Workout of the day, February, 26

The idea for the WOD is from Crossfit OKM [Read more...]

Paleo “Day and Night” Cookies

It is Sunday and that means a lot of fun for me in the kitchen. Here is my new healthy cooking creation. These used to be my favorite cookies that my grandma prepares, but I found a way to adapt them and cook them with real food! :) That is the outcome! They taste even better than the sugary once! Try them! [Read more...]

Favorite Reads of the Week: 02/25/2012

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It’s time for the Good Reads of the Week. I read some pretty good stuff this week and I can’t wait to share them with you! Make sure to take some time of your weekend and read this great articles! [Read more...]

Workout of the day, February, 24

If you are a beginner, scale: [Read more...]

Atletikko Fitness: The Gym Where Your Hard Work Leads to Results

Atletikko fitness

We live in a world where our live is becoming more and more commercialized. Everything comes up to getting more money and the use for people who use our services is left somewhere behind. Though, there are still people-idealists, who are trying to confront the trend and are trying to show that with more desire, motivation and the right approach, the profit and client’s satisfaction can work together!

Nowadays more and more gyms, become places that offer a couple acres of ground to everybody willing to workout, without caring if their clients will get the results, they work for. There is one place, where I assure you that you won’t receive such treatment. The place where the instructors are motivated to work hard, learn everyday and help you advance! Today we will go to one place in Bulgaria-called Pleven, where Atletikko fitness is situated. We will have the pleasure to read what Abena Damyanova shared about the gym, the instructors, the clients and their future goals! [Read more...]

Exercises You Are Not Doing, But You Should!

Christmas Abbott

I always tell people to stick to the basics when it comes to their workouts. You don’t need to go to the gym and expect to do some fancy movement. Even though that doesn’t mean that your workouts should be boring. There are a lot of ways to make your time in the gym worth and fun. Today I will suggest you three exercises that aren’t hard to be done, but I think that they will contribute for your advance. [Read more...]

Workout of the day, Februrary, 22

That is how a wall climb looks like:

If you are a beginner, scale: [Read more...]

How Long Will the Pain Last?

The day just started…and my strength is already gone….

I feel tired. I am hardly breathing. Seems like I am struggling to take a breath, trying to get rid of something that weighs like a burden. It is stuck in my chest and it is breathing my oxygen.

My pulse is racing. My heart is beating faster and harder. Just like my thoughts are rushing through my mind- they are rushing to remind me about their existence and leave behind them a loud echo, that is deafening everything around.

The bar is heavy, but [Read more...]

“How Do I Start Eating Healthy?”

A lot of people ask me “How do I start eating healthy?”.There are a lot of answers to this question, but as most people find it hard to make radical changes and get rid of the bad habits I have an idea! What about start with your breakfast? What do you have for breakfast now? Wait a second! Let me guess! Probably you are either not having breakfast or you are eating donuts,muesli, muffins or something like that!

First of all let me remind you that food is fuel! When your first meal of the day, consists of real, nutritious food, then your body gets what it needs, in order for you to start the day feeling energetic, positive and keep on eating healthy throughout the day!

In order to keep going with my explanation I want to get something straight! [Read more...]

Do You Want to Be Fit? Here Is How I Can Help You Achieve It!

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I can’t make you lean!

The only thing I can do is give you the nutrition tips. But it is all up to you!

It is up to you, if you can show some will and discipline and eat the food that fuels your body, not your emotions!

I can’t make you strong!

The only thing I can do [Read more...]

Nut Cookies- Gluten Free

It’s Sunday and that means time for a healthy recipe. I had a lot of fun preparing these gluten free nut cookies. Try them yourself. Here is the recipe! [Read more...]

Favorite Reads of the Week: 02/17/2011

 

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Hey everybody. The end of the week is here and that meanstime for my Favorite Reads of the Week. Make sure to find time and read the great articles listed below! I assure you it will be worth your time! [Read more...]

Workout of the day, February, 17

Workout of the day

If you are a beginner, scale: [Read more...]

Simona Naydenova: The Girl Who Isn’t Afraid of Lifting Weights

Ines Subashka: Introduce yourself.
Simona Naydenova: My name is Simona Naydenova. I am 23 years old.

IS: For how long have you been in the fitness industry? Have you done some other sports before that?
SN: I’ve been involved in fitness for the past eight years. Before that I was a professional volleyball player. Since I was a child, I was really passionate for sports. When I was little I was a gymnast, then I played basketball, handball, swimming and dancing.

IS: Do you follow a nutrition plan? [Read more...]

The Single Leg Deadlift-Why to Do It and How to Do It?

I’ve been incorporating a lot of one legged movements in my training program- pistols, one legged deadlift, bulgarian split squat. Personally I’ve had bad ankle injury and that made my right leg a lot weaker than the left leg. Thus, sometimes when I do back squats, I catch myself pushing more on my left heel than on the right one. That is why I think one legged movements are a really good way to put an even load on both legs- that will make your weaker leg work as much as the stronger one.

When the movement is performed on just one leg, this requires a really good balance and coordination, which contributes to the need of incorporating this exercises in your training program..

Even though this movements [Read more...]

Workout of the day, February, 15

If you are a beginner, scale: [Read more...]

Which Fats Are Good For Hot Use And Which Fats Are Good for Cold Use?

There are a lot of health myths being spread out there! There are a lot of people who have the desire to eat healthy, nutritious food and many of them fool themselves they actually do it. I have noticed that most healthy eaters consider olive oil to be the best fat source and use it for everything. When I go to a friend’s house, all of them always rush to show me the olive oil and start bragging that they are living healthy!

I will first say that there is nothing wrong with olive oil, but as long as you do not use it for cooking- i.e. olive oil is great for your salad, but it is not a good idea for your scrambled eggs!

In order to understand [Read more...]