Chelsea Crockett

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How To Burn More Fat When You Run

Sometimes I feel like no matter how much I run, my stubborn fat just won’t go away! I recently started discovering a love for running and I am so excited…

Sometimes I feel like no matter how much I run, my stubborn fat just won’t go away! I recently started discovering a love for running and I am so excited to its impact on my health, but sometimes I feel like I’m not seeing results. If you cut out foods that are high in fat and incorporate these tips into your next run, you can kiss that belly fat goodbye!download

  1. Mix up your pace: Interval workouts are a surefire way to boost your metabolism. Instead of running at one set pace for your whole workout, alternate between running at a fast pace for about a minute and then running at a slow pace for 2 and a half minutes.
  2. Turn up the time: Just doing crunches wont trim your waist. You have to put the work and the time in! Every 5 minutes of running at a ten-minute mile pace burns about 45 calories, so think about that during your next run and it will motivate you to go just a bit longer!
  3. Kick up your knees: One way to strengthen your core is to do one minute intervals where you run with high knees. Concentrate on using your abs rather than your leg muscles and get those knees as high as you can!

I cannot wait to use these tips on my next run! I am so ready to kick belly fat to the curb.

XOXO, Chels

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Running on the Beach 101

Are you going on a beach vacay this summer, or do you live by the beach? Running on the beach is a really awesome total body workout because the sand…

Are you going on a beach vacay this summer, or do you live by the beach? Running on the beach is a really awesome total body workout because the sand provides resistance that sculpts and tones your body. An added bonus, the ocean is just a few feet away for a post-run cool down! Here are a few beach-running tips.

  1. Pick your time wisely: Humidity and heat encompass warm weather areas, so it is best to run either early in the morning or in the evening around sunset. The sun will be less intense and it there will be cooler temps.Beach Run
  2. Know the tide: Low tide is early in the morning or in the evening, which means the sand will be harder and more even under your feet. This is easier on your joints and is better on your body. But, if you run in the middle of the day when the sand is more mushy it can be a good booty workout!
  3. Footwear: Running barefoot in the sand strengthens your feet and ankles. But, to keep your feet safe from sharp objects and shells it may be wise to wear shoes.

Start slow, take it easy, and work your way up to longer runs, just like you would with any other form of exercise. I cannot think of a more enjoyable way to exercise than a run on the beach!

XOXO, Chels

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Running Food 101

Running is one of the best stress relievers, AND it is awesome cardio! In order to get the most out of your run and be successful, you need to give…

Running is one of the best stress relievers, AND it is awesome cardio! In order to get the most out of your run and be successful, you need to give your body the right fuel. Here are a few fueling tips to help you optimize your runs and fuel your body the right way.

  1. Before your run: Before your run you need to eat foods that are filled with natural sugars that are easy to burn for energy. Bananas are one of these foods! Plus they are a great source of potassium AND are delicious.running 1
  2. During your run: If you are doing a long distance run, it is important to continually fuel your body so you do not run out of energy. Starbursts are great for this! They are easy to chew while running and pack a sugar punch.
  3. After your run: Eat some oats! Oats are rich in carbs and also packed with protein and fiber. Grab a bowl of oatmeal with almond milk and fruit for the perfect recovery snack!

Happy fueling!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Improve Your Endurance

I am always looking for ways to improve my endurance, which is low long/far your body can go without tiring. When you are running, having good endurance is vital because…

I am always looking for ways to improve my endurance, which is low long/far your body can go without tiring. When you are running, having good endurance is vital because it keeps you going for longer distances and allows you to stop less. Here are a few ways to help you improve your endurance so you can become the best runner you can be!

  1. Run outside: When you are running on the treadmill and you get tired it is easy to just stop and hop off. When you are running outside, you have to make it home somehow. If you walk, it takes you twice as long to get home, so you are motivated to keep running in order to make it home faster!running-feet
  2. Run with a goal in mind: When you run, have a specific distance in mind. When I am running I keep track of my distance so I can see how close I am to my goal. It is such an awesome feeling when I am close to the end of my run and I can see the end in sight.
  3. Run with a bud: Having a running buddy is always a good idea! They motivate you to actually get out and run, and they also help you improve your running time by pushing you to run faster!

Now, get up, go run, and improve your time!

XOXO, Chels

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Tips for Running in the Winter

Are you a cardio lover? I love to run. It clears the mind and pumps the heart. In the winter months it is more difficult to run and finding motivation…

Are you a cardio lover? I love to run. It clears the mind and pumps the heart. In the winter months it is more difficult to run and finding motivation to go out in the chilly air can be tough. I try not to let the cold slow me down and scare me away from running my heart out! Here are some tips on how to run in the cold weather.

Set a goal: Having a specific goal is the best motivation to keep going! A few of my friends are training for half marathons and courir-en-hiverthey have a schedule that they stick to each week and they say that it really keeps them motivated and accountable!

Dress it up: Cute running clothes always motivate me to get up and get outside to run. When you look your best you FEEL your best! Dress for weather about 15 to 20 degrees warmer than it actually is to allow your body heat to adjust. Wear layers that block the wind. Tight pants or leggings, loose fleece, ear warmers, gloves, these are all things you gotta wear!

Run with a bud: Running buddies are another great way to stay motivated to run when the weather is not ideal. Running with a friend is fun! Plus they push you to do better and go further.

Run When its warmer: Run at the times of day that are the warmest. Get that Vitamin D in and let the sunshine warm your face!

I hope that these tips have shown you that running in the winter doesn’t have to be miserable!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Make Running Easier

If you follow me on any social media whatsoever, you know that I love to run. Actually, I love to exercise in general! But running is my absolute fav. I…

If you follow me on any social media whatsoever, you know that I love to run. Actually, I love to exercise in general! But running is my absolute fav. I love how I can put in my headphones and just have some “me” time while pounding the pavement. For some people, running can be a method of torture. When your gym teacher tells you that you will have to run the mile soon, you die a little inside. Have no fear! There are a few easy ways to make running easier and maybe even enjoyable!images (18)

Make it fun: If you aren’t having fun, then you are totally going to have zero motivation to do it. Bring your best
friend or your dog along! Explore new running routes. Wear cute workout clothes! That one always motivates me ;). Listen to your favorite book on tape or songs while you run.

Slow it down: There is no reason that you have to start off your running routine with a 7 minute mile or 500 meter dash! Take it slow and steady. You should feel like you’re breathing faster than you would if you were just walking, but not huffing and puffing so badly that your lungs are burning. Let your pace feel natural!

Make time for it: in order for your body to get used to running and other cardio activities, you have to be consistent. Try to stick to a weekly running schedule! This will keep you on track and make sure that you are training your body the way it needs to be trained.

Running isn’t so bad once you get used to it! Try these tips and tell me how it goes.

XOXO, Chels

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3 Ways to Run like a Pro

Running gives me such a release. It relieves my tension, my stress, and it sends my endorphins through the roof. I love learning tips and tricks on how to improve…

Running gives me such a release. It relieves my tension, my stress, and it sends my endorphins through the roof. I love learning tips and tricks on how to improve my form and my running techniques. Here are 3 ways to run like a pro!

 

  1. Learn proper form: It may not seem like a big deal, but having good form is uber important! If you run consistently with improper form, it can take a toll on your body and over time it can injure you. When you are running, keep your head stacked over your spine, relax your shoulders, and tighten that core.running-cheaper-than-therapy-square
  2. Fuel your body: running on an empty stomach is no bueno! You need the right amount of fuel, not too much that you cramp while you run, but not too little that you are running on empty. Eat a small protein packed snack about an hour before you run.
  3. Be consistent: When you don’t run for a while, you have to build back your endurance. If you want to stay fit, then you need to make sure that you are being consistent with your running. It is hard to get back in the saddle when you sit out for a while!

 

Lace up your shoes and hit the trails, ladies!

XOXO, Chels

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