Get Motivated! Top 8 Sites for Fitness Inspiration


Sometimes, you need a little extra inspiration to get motivated. Fortunately, these 8 websites feel your pain. Beyond inspirational stories and motivating tools, these sites each have special insights, points of view, or sharing features that help you follow through on an “I’m going to do it” impulse. Hire a life coach if you want, or use these sites to get (and keep) the change ball rolling.

1. The Happiness Project

What is it? The Happiness Project is an online toolkit (literally) for success. Not only does it help you create specific goals (not just the “do what it takes” pseudoplan!), but the Happiness Project Toolbox lets you track your progress and document how fantastic it feels to stick with it. One entry: “Woke up for 7am yoga, and felt so energetic for the rest of the day!”.

Why we love it: Making a resolution or setting up “personal commandments” to live by in public (you can set it to private if you want) definitely inspires you to keep them. Plus, seeing other people’s ideas is endlessly inspiring (“Write one positive thing about my day, every day”) and amusing (“Tell my husband I love him every day and mean it”).

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AdvoCare Reviews

The 24 Day Challenge

When looking to lose weight. a great program to take a look at is the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge.  What is AdvoCare? AdvoCare is a major company that has a number of products but one of their most popular product is called the 24 day challenge and it consists of 2 phases.

The first phase is a cleanse phase.  The second phase is called the MAX phase.  The cleanse phase lasts for 10 days and is designed to clean out your system and get your body ready to absorb nutrients the way your supposed to.

According to the AdvoCare site:

The AdvoCare Herbal Cleanse system can help rid your body of waste and prepare the body for optimal nutrient absorption with its unique blend of herbal ingredients.* Using a systematic approach, this 10-day system guides you through the daily steps for thorough internal cleansing and improved digestion.*

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease

Once the cleanse phase is complete, you move on to the MAX phase which consists of a metabolic nutrition system.  This system is supplementing your body from after the cleanse with high quality nutrition including appetite control, energy, and one that has both.

After the 24 Day challenge there are a number of other products that can be used to follow up with the program. Continuing on the weight loss program can really help with hitting your goals.

Although there are a number of weight loss programs out there, this seems to be a very good program with great results.

Weight Loss Program

When looking for a weight loss program, keep in mind many different issues that may come up. Make sure you understand all of the directions concerning how to use the program, what to eat, what not to eat, whether or not to exercise etc..

Make sure and look at the cost and whether or not the cost is an issue.

Also look at what you need to do when the program is over.  How you follow up after the program is over.

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Always make sure the program is safe and makes sense.  Fasting without any food can be dangerous.  Also always check with your doctor to make sure that doing a weight loss program is good for you to complete.

How to Lose Weight Fast: 3 Simple Steps, Based on Science

fit-woman-holding-a-scale-and-an-appleThere are many ways to lose a lot of weight fast.

However, most of them will make you hungry and unsatisfied.

If you don’t have iron willpower, then hunger will cause you to give up on these plans quickly.

The 3-step plan outlined here will:

  • Reduce your appetite significantly.
  • Make you lose weight fast, without being hungry.
  • Improve your metabolic health at the same time.

All of this is supported by scientific studies.

Step 1 – Cut Back on Sugars and Starches

The most important part is to cut back on sugars and starches (carbs).

These are the foods that stimulate secretion of insulin the most. If you didn’t know already, insulin is the main fat storage hormone in the body.

When insulin goes down, fat has an easier time getting out of the fat stores and the body starts burning fats instead of carbs.

Another benefit of lowering insulin is that your kidneys shed excess sodium and water out of your body, which reduces bloat and unnecessary water weight .

It is not uncommon to lose up to 10 pounds (sometimes more) in the first week of eating this way, both body fat and water weight.

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Where Does Your Fat Go When You Lose Weight?



We talk a lot about dieting and burning off fat, but we actually have a lot of misconceptions about weight loss. Some people think fat is converted into energy or heat—a violation of the law of conservation of mass—while others think that the fat is somehow excreted or even converted to muscle. I was told early on that you can never lose your fat cells (adipose) once you gain them…they just shrink if you work it off.

Well, according to Andrew Brown from the University of New South Wales and Australian TV personality (slash former physicist) Ruben Meerman, when you lose weight, you exhale your fat. Their new calculations, based on existing knowledge about biochemistry, were published in the British Medical Journal this week.

“There is surprising ignorance and confusion about the metabolic process of weight loss,” Brown says in a news release. “The correct answer is that most of the mass is breathed out as carbon dioxide,” Meerman adds. “It goes into thin air.”

Excess carbs and proteins are converted into chemical compounds called triglycerides (which consist of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen) and then stored in the lipid droplets of fat cells. To lose weight, you’re attempting to metabolize those triglycerides, and that means unlocking the carbon that’s stored in your fat cells.

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How One Woman Lost Nearly 100 Lbs by Making Weight Loss Fun


Kacey Lauchnor, 25, grew up in a family with suspect health habits. “If we ever ate a vegetable, it was covered in cheese,” says the graphic designer from Herriman, Utah. Her eating habits continued throughout college and after her wedding, and by 2012, 5’6″ Kacey clocked in at 232 pounds. “I knew I was getting fat,” she says. “But I still thought, I’m not that fat.”

After her husband—who had reached 314 pounds himself—was denied life insurance coverage because of his size, Kacey signed them up for a variety of workout classes. “It was hard at first but a lot of fun,” she says. “It was always something different—cardio, lunges, squats, kickboxing.” By August 2014, she had cracked the 150’s, and before the winter holidays, Kacey saw 140 pounds on the scale for the first time she could remember. (Her husband dropped a cool 85 pounds too.)

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