How I Learned To Love Working Out

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By Jillian Stacia

When I was in high school, I absolutely hated exercise. I loved playing sports. Playing soccer, shooting baskets, going swimming? Those were all fine and dandy. But exercising for the sake of exercising? No thank you.

I forced myself to go to the gym for the same reason many of us started working out: I wanted to lose weight. I was unhappy with my body and was convinced that if I grinded out an hour on the elliptical every day, I’d lose a few pounds. I was in it for the weight loss, plain and simple. I was envious of those girls who were “naturally skinny” and “didn’t need to work out”. Every day, I forced myself back on the treadmill, angry and resentful that I needed to exercise in order to look good. It didn’t seem fair. Continue reading

5 Ways To Balance Your Work and Personal Life – And Stay Sane

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By Kenon lamont Thompson

We all know the sensation of not having enough hours in the day. As cliché as it may sound, to those with jam packed schedules, the thought of 24 hours not being enough time in one day is actually a harsh reality. No matter if your schedule is consistently the same or a sporadic chaos that you just so happen to tame gracefully, utilizing every second to the best of your ability can seem more like a chore than a natural way of living. Continue reading