GUEST POST: Getting Through Mental Hardships in Training

When you’re an athlete, or when you’re training to get into the best shape of your life for a race or competition, or simply when you’re training “for life,” just to maintain your fitness and health, some days are obviously better than others. Some days, the fitness gains come easily, and it feels like you’re not even trying, and other …

Surviving the Holidays Without Gaining Weight: Part 2

When the weather becomes frightful and the fire delightful – I know exactly what happens to your drive to workout. It disappears.    And I know what goes through you mind in December when the twinge of the gym starts creeping back into your mind…  It’s too cold outside to change into my workout clothes Its so dark in the mornings, …

Surviving the Holidays Without Gaining Weight: Part 1

When we ask the Underground Lab Nation what the hardest part of staying fit through the holidays is – the overwhelming answer is avoiding all the unhealthy FOOD! And I get it. Your coworkers fill up the break room with homemade fudge and cookies. Your grandma cooks her once-a-year dinner filled with all your favorite foods. And around every corner …

Control Your Hunger with these 8 Tips

  Here’s the simple version: We’ve got 2 big players in our hunger hormones: One that tells our brain we’re hungry – called grehlin. And one that tells our brain we’re full – called leptin. In order to have control over our hunger, to trust the signals from our brain, we need to balance our hormones. We need to know …

Eating and Not Gaining Weight: It is possible!

 You can indulge in your favorite foods without sacrificing your waistline. I know. It sounds ridiculous.  Because you’ve tried all the shakes and meal plans, stair stepper and bo-flex programs in the past,trying to eat your favorite foods and still shed the pounds.  But those plans failed.  So it must be impossible, right?  To lose weight requires sacrifice and that means …