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On a scale of 1 to 10 I’m a 26.2

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Fitness, Store | Comments Off on On a scale of 1 to 10 I’m a 26.2

This is such a fun design for marathon runners AND their kids. You can go ahead and click on the pictures to go directly to that item in the Skinny Twinkie Store or just check out ALL of the items available in each design. Happy shopping! :)   On a scale of 1 to 10 I’m a 26.2 <—click here for all items in this design Perfect for marathon runners!               On a scale of 1 to 10 I’m a 26.2 <—click here for all items in this design for babies and kids This is the perfect gift  parent’s who are marathon runners! Little ones look adorable wearing a onesie or shirt that says, “On a scale from 1 to 10 I’m a 26.2”   Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,...

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Creating a Home Gym on a Budget

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Featured, Fitness | Comments Off on Creating a Home Gym on a Budget

Written by: Dane O’Leary Many of us think having a home gym would be nice in theory, but how could we possibly afford it? With car payments, a mortgage, the cost of having and raising children, and so on, there’s no room in our budgets for something frivolous like a home gym, right? Better to just stick with a gym membership. We’ve labored under the pretense that home gyms are outside the realm of possibility due to budgetary constraints, so we continue paying upward of $40 a month (per person) in order to workout at the gym a couple days a week when our schedules allow. And those CrossFit programs that have become popular lately can cost over $100 a month for a single person. What is a gym membership costing $500 or more per person annually was actually...

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Eating Junk Food At The Gym

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Fitness | Comments Off on Eating Junk Food At The Gym

Because it’s just funny… :) Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Why You Should Have Fermented Cod Liver Oil Every Day

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Why You Should Have Fermented Cod Liver Oil Every Day

You may have heard about fermented cod liver oil, but you may not know about the many health benefits that are associated with this superfood. Yes, a superfood! I don’t like to throw that word around, but when it comes to fermented cod liver oil, “superfood” is the best way to describe this stuff. Well, that and the fact that it tastes pretty nasty, but let’s first talk about the benefits, shall we? ;) Why Fermented Cod Liver Oil? Why not eat plant sources that contain vitamin A? Well, still eat those, of course! But I prefer to get my vitamin A through fermented cod liver oil for several reasons: Fermented cod liver oil is one of the best (highly concentrated) sources of vitamins A and D, which are both need to assimilate minerals and other vitamins in the body. In...

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Winter Running Rundown

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Fitness | Comments Off on Winter Running Rundown

By Jennifer Kelly Geddes for Discover and Play Whether you’re keeping your New Year’s resolution to get fit or simply continuing a healthy workout routine, running in cold weather can be a challenge. Lacing up when the temperature dips takes determination — and some good advice for braving the elements. Before dashing out the door, consider the following winter running tips: Pregame: Warming up your muscles is even more important in winter than in nicer weather, so don’t skip this step. Be sure to take the time to run in place inside your house, do a few downward dogs or perform jumping jacks. Prepping your body ahead of time will help you feel less cold when you head out to run. Wicked Wind: A blast of arctic air can send even the most resolute runner scurrying home. To protect yourself...

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Pretty Fit: All Your Fitness Needs in One Place

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Featured, Fitness | Comments Off on Pretty Fit: All Your Fitness Needs in One Place

Those of us who have been on our fitness journey for a long time know that achieving the ideal body is only a matter of discipline and focus. Unfortunately, it can be hard to stay on track if you’re constantly doing the same exercises, and it can be quite difficult indeed when you’re faced with monotonous exercises. Luckily, our smartphones can help us stay on track. Health and fitness apps have become quite popular, with research showing that they’ve grown in daily use by 62%. But it’s not just the apps themselves that are fueling smartphone use in fitness fanatics. Gaming Realms, the operators of Free Bingo Hunter, have said that growth in mobile gaming is one of the strongest trends on the internet landscape to date, and the platform is quickly growing to become our go-to for information....

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Foods to Fight Stress

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Featured, Health | Comments Off on Foods to Fight Stress

When you think of comfort foods, what pops up in your mind? Pizza, pasta, ice cream and cookies? We eat comfort foods in times of stress, but these foods we consume tends to increase our stress levels and hunger even more. With all that said, what if I was able to convince you to redefine your definition of comfort foods from a health standpoint? What if you could envision comfort foods as  a way  to lower general stress and make you feel balanced, calm and energized, all without the ingredients being detrimental to your health? I obviously cannot do that within one article, but learning what foods and nutrients can provide you the constant energy release to keep blood sugar levels stable, fatigue decreased, and mood stable, is a start! When we are stressed, our cortisol levels increase which...

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Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Holiday | Comments Off on Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

I have put together this Healthy Holiday Gift Guide to help you find something really special for your loved ones, or even help you find a little something special for you! ;) I have also included all of the online shopping links and prices (to date), to help make gift-giving a little easier. Happy shopping! Beauty • 100% Pure Nail Polishes ($12.00) – These are my favorite nail polishes, which are “10-free” – free of formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, parabens, fragrances, phthalates, and animal ingredients. • Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara Black ($35.00) – This is by far my favorite natural mascara! It really does provide fantastic volume and makes my eye lashes look amazing. Worth every penny.  • Moroccan Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cell Shampoo Moisture Repairing & Conditioner by Acure Organics ($9.99...

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Healthy Holiday Detox

Posted by on Nov 28, 2014 in Holiday, Nutrition, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Healthy Holiday Detox

It’s easy to indulge in not-so-healthy foods during the holidays. I get it. We can’t eat perfectly all of the time, so here are some strategies to help you detox after the holidays. Reduce Bloating BREAKFAST: Eat Oatmeal for Breakfast with a little bit of peanut butter. This is a bit of a diuretic, which helps you remove excess water from the body and kidneys. This will help you feel better on the inside and the outside! THROUGHOUT THE DAY: Blend together:  3 cups of melon (any melon), 2 cups of water and 1 cup of coconut water. Drink this throughout the day to help flush excess sodium out of your body, which reduces stomach bloating. Rebalance Blood Sugar LUNCH: Enjoy lentil soup for lunch to give your body a break from all of the very high-glycemic foods and beverages that are enjoyed during...

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The most important advice on weight loss you’ll ever receive…

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Twinkie, Weight Loss | Comments Off on The most important advice on weight loss you’ll ever receive…

I was thinking about my followers and wondered how I can help you really achieve your ideal body weight. I can provide you great information about Interval Training or talk about avoiding sugar…but I felt like something more needed to be said.  This message is short, sweet, and simple. Yet, it’s quite profound. Once you have this figured out, everything else will fall into place. The most important advice on weight loss you’ll ever receive. I will continue to spread this message and educating others on health – I believe that both work hand-in-hand. I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to leave a question or comment below :) Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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