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Maria Brilaki, the founder of Fitness Reloaded, writes about living a gratifying life with a vibrant body & an open heart. She has been featured in MindBodyGreen, Chicago Tribune, Star Tribune, Women 2.0, and Think Traffic.
She is a Stanford Engineering graduate, an MBA, and a certified personal trainer. Learn more.
When you are just starting out with something new, and start hanging out with people who have being doing this for a while, then it’s only natural to feel self-conscious. Just like when you are getting started with exercise. You go to a gym and suddenly find yourself not knowing what to do, surrounded byRead More
Life satisfaction… I have always been in search for ways to increase it. I don’t see this as a goal – I see this as a way to feel more satisfied with myself, and hence, be happier and enjoy life more In late 2010 I became more serious about happiness. I started thinking a lotRead More
Self-limiting statements are evidence you need to learn how to believe in yourself more. “I can’t”. “I’m busy”. “I know I should, but…”. Excuses. A surefire sign that fear is holding you back. Last week I talked about how fear lies between us and our dreams. We don’t go for our dreams, we don’t exerciseRead More
More than you think is possible. You can truly do and be more than you think you can. What you believe you can do, determines how much you will achieve or not. As Henry Ford said: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” In Part I of the Personal Limits SeriesRead More
It might be the mindfulness experiment I started in December… It might be the journaling habit I got into. I don’t know what has led me here, but I realize more and more that personal limits are a creation of our minds. They are not real. Limits are not real. Personal limits are just whatRead More
No, you don’t need to… Sweat for 1 full hour to get the benefits of exercise and extend your life. 16 min of interval training will do. Just decreasing sitting time will do. Change your diet all at once to live healthier. Just replacing your regular cookie with a fruit or vegetable will do. StartRead More
You are going out for dinner tonight. Excellent! You are excited to be with friends and enjoy a nice meal. There is only a slight problem though… You are actually taking care of what you eat and you desperately want to avoid overeating tonight – what you usually do when you are eating out. DidRead More
A few weeks ago I noticed that I avoided to do a specific back exercise at the gym. It was probably at least a month that I hadn’t done it, even though I am supposed to do it once a week. So I asked myself, why I chose not to do this particular exercise… “ItRead More
I can tell you in three words why your previous attempts at getting fit have failed, and then in four more I can tell you how to make it finally succeed. Ready? Ok, first why they have failed. You have been telling yourself this for a while: I’ll start Monday! Sound familiar? In a second,Read More
I rarely talk about appearance here in Fitness Reloaded, as I see weight loss and better looks as a side-effect of living healthier rather than the actual reason to exercise or eat right. Yet, let’s be honest with ourselves. We all care about how we look. We know it affects our self-confidense. No matter howRead More