Thin and Strong - Your Complete Weight Loss and Healthy Living Plan

Thin and Strong is about eating healthier but not feeling deprived. It’s about finding the motivation you need to start exercising, even if that simply means taking a daily walk. It’s about not giving up even when you eat something you shouldn’t have or miss a day of exercise. It’s about changing the way you think about yourself and your body because you’re already amazing just the way you are! Thin and Strong is a movement to empower, encourage, inspire, motivate, and help women (and men) just like you who are ready to make a change and are finally up for the challenge. You can do this!

Hello Beautiful! Yep, I’m talking to you…

I want to help you stop trying to get  “the perfect body” and help you turn the beautiful body that you already have into one that is healthier and stronger instead. I want to help you transform your body into one that provides you with more energy, makes you look good in your clothes (and when you’re naked), and makes you feel better about you! This website is all about me helping you do just that! Please check out my most recent posts below and find your way around the site by using the navigation on the top and on the sidebar to the right. I’d love to hear from you too, so please leave me a comment!

5 Ways To Increase Stamina During Workouts

by Mikayla on February 27, 2015

staminaYou’ve just begun your workout and you’re feeling great: your breathing is steady, you’re breaking a sweat, and you’re even beginning to really feel the burn when suddenly you hit the wall.

All of your energy is gone and you are in serious need of a breather. If this sounds at all familiar, you may be experiencing difficulty maintaining your stamina.

Though this may seem alarming, but you are not alone. Many people experience these low levels of stamina after long stretches of time without working out, while others may not be able to come to such a rapid explanation for their untimely fatigue.

Whatever the reason for your low energy and endurance, there are some ways to increase your stamina in the midst of your workout. [click to continue…]

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What Is Stamina And How It Serves Us?

by Mikayla on February 20, 2015

staminaStamina is defined as the physical or mental capability to perform something at the highest level for prolonged periods of time. Stamina is considered to be one of the most vital components in health and fitness.

Stamina comes in two forms, physical and mental.

Your physical stamina measures the ability of your heart and lung muscles to function efficiently and supply the needed amounts of oxygenated blood during long and intense periods of physical activity.

On the other hand, your mental stamina defines the ability of your mind to push through difficult circumstances and think clearly for a very long time without fatigue.

You need both physical and mental stamina because they work hand in hand. For instance, even if your body is well-conditioned, but your mind is fatigued, and vice versa, it can be difficult to succeed in, let alone finish a particular task. [click to continue…]

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How to Make Time for Fitness

by Mikayla on January 16, 2015

making-time-for-fitnessWith our fast-paced lives and hectic schedules, it’s easy to lose sight of the importance of taking care of ourselves. When we step back and look at the big picture, it seems obvious that in order to feel good, we need to exercise and to eat well. Sometimes though, having the skills to achieve success can seem overwhelming. Here you will find great tips for building fitness seamlessly into your lifestyle.

Identify Areas Of Lost Time

These days there are many seemingly simple habits that can siphon precious time away from your day. Fitting exercise into these small pockets of regained time can really add up.

Some of the culprits that waste time include checking and responding to emails, watching tv or using other screen devices, or talking on the phone. If you find these are some of the ways that you seem to spend a lot of time, try making small changes. For example, by only checking emails at specific times of the day, you won’t be tempted to answer every email the moment it comes in. Use this freed up time to exercise. Even five minutes each day can make a difference. [click to continue…]

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5 Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes

Green smoothies are not only full of health benefits, but can taste great too. Some of the benefits of green smoothies include increasing your consumption of fruits and vegetables, as well as being a natural way to lose weight. It can be difficult to fit in the recommended servings of five to nine servings of […]

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How Does Good Nutrition Help You Lose Weight?

What is good nutrition? I explained in my last post the basics of nutrition and revealed some nutrition myths. But truthfully, in most cases we know what good nutrition is intuitively. We know that a box of macaroni and cheese isn’t as nutritious as steamed broccoli. We know that a glass of water is better […]

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What is Good Nutrition? Myths vs. Truth

Trying to eat better? It can be a confusing path. Information about what’s healthy and how to lose weight comes in many shapes and forms, and the information is often contradictory. You might hear the old adage, “calories in, calories out.” And the next minute you might read that “not all calories are equal.” So […]

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