Author: Paige Hathaway

Get real moment: When I first started looking for maternity clothes – which for me wasn’t until about 14 weeks or so – I was a little disappointed. First off, I felt like none of them were my style, and that in fact they looked like something someone about 20 years older than me would be wearing (and ladies, I’m 32!)  My hope is that this post, of what...

Eat in a Healthy Calorie Deficit The most important component for fat loss is making sure that you are in a caloric deficit. Without a deficit in place, the other fat-loss tips below will be not be helpful. In order to lose fat, you need to burn more calories than you consume.To lose about a pound a week, you need to eat 500 fewer calories a day. Just make sure you...

BY USING THIS TENSION TECHNIQUE One of the biggest factors that determine whether or not you’ll see the results you want comes down to your weightlifting technique, and how you create tension.People spend a lot of time thinking about how many sets and reps they should perform, and when and how often they should change those numbers over time.Most people, however, don’t spend nearly as much time on engaging their muscle...

Working up to the next level of fitness means increasing the difficulty of your workouts to keep your muscles challenged. But how do you know when the time is right to set aside those light weight dumbbells in favor of heftier ones? There are a few key clues to look out for as you progress with your fitness.You Never Run Out of Breath The most simple sign that it's...

Restricting calories is not the answer! Contrary to what many believe, severely restricting calories can actually have an adverse affect on weight loss and fat burning. When our bodies experience a caloric deficit for an extended period of time, it becomes harmful to our bodies and ultimately can damage and slow down the metabolism, making it very difficult to burn fat and lose weight. Fat burning should not come...

Here are 5 of my favorite fitness hacks that I want to share with you!Wear a “belly burner” belt while you do cardio. You can find these in most sports stores. It is a nylon, stretchy wrap that you can tighten around your waist under your shirt when you do cardio. They do a great job of heightening your body temperature and squeezing the water out of your midsection....

There are over 15 different kinds of collagen in the human body. Approximately 80 to 90 percent is either type I, type II or type III. Types I and III are found mainly in the skin, organs, tendons, ligaments, and bones. Type II collagen primarily helps to build cartilage, which is key to joint health. Unfortunately, though, aging triggers a natural decline in collagen production, and we can also lose...

The number one goal that most of my clients list when starting a Fit in 5 Challenge is "I want to lose weight".  Even carrying around just 5 excess pounds of fat, is enough for clients to list this as a goal.Fortunately there are many simple ways that you can cut calories, and drop pounds without spending a fortune, and today I want to share 5 of my favorites with...

One BIG reason I have come across, as to why people decide to hold off on starting a diet and training program, is because they are getting ready to travel, and think that they have to wait until AFTER the trip is over to get started. I am on the road and living in hotel rooms CONSTANTLY and would like to share my tips on sticking to a diet plan,...

“To hell with beauty sleep… I want skinny sleep” During sleep, a person’s weight and the number of hours he or she sleeps determines how many calories you burn sleeping. Normally, a person burns about 0.42 calories for every pound in one hour of sleep.For instance, a 150 lb. person burns about 63 calories in one hour. If he or she sleeps for eight hours total, this person burns 504 calories...