Cheaha State Park and Desoto Falls

Desoto Falls AL TeamSam Fitness

Clark and I took a last minute weekend trip to Cheaha State Park and Desoto Falls. Although it was wet and rainy, it was such a great weekend! It’s a state park tucked away deep in the mid-Alabama woods and really feels like it could be thousands of miles from the city.

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Weight Loss for Women Series Part 2~How to Break Your Sugar Habit

How to Overcome Sugar Cravings by TeamSam Fitness

Is sugar really the new fat?
Can we really be addicted to sugar like alcoholics addicted to alcohol?

While I don’t know for sure that sugar really is the new fat or that we have a bonafide addiction to it, studies do show that most Americans eat an average of 20 teaspoons of added sugar a day. That’s just added sugar! That’s not including the hidden sugars that we eat on a regular, daily basis.

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Weight Loss for Women Series Part 1~Are You Burning Fat or Storing Fat?

How to eat to stay in the Fat Burning Zone by

Ask yourself these two questions: Is my body in the fat storage mode or fat burning mode? Am I eating to lose fat or store fat? While weight loss is important, having colon cancer when I was 29 and weighing less than 120 pounds, I learned the hard way that skinny people can be unhealthy too. In today’s post I offer five tips to keep your body in the fat burning zone instead of fat storage mode!

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Fitspiration ~ Women’s Fitness Blogs to Inspire You

5 Inspirational Women's Fitness Blogs to Inspire You by TeamSam Fitness

While I have dozens of women’s fitness blogs bookmarked and favorited, here lately I find myself frequenting some more often than others. It was, after all, other women’s fitness and running blogs that inspired me to create by own running and fitness blog back in 2010. It just proves the power and importance of women empowering and encouraging other women.

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Planning Ahead Tips & Meal Prep Ideas for Busy Women

While meal prep and planning ahead is crucial to your success, it doesn’t have to be complicated. For some, meal prepping may be setting aside a couple (or more) hours on a off day to cook up several meals and food varieties for the week, but for me, I found that I didn’t even have the time to do that. So today, I’m sharing small, bite-size things I’ve done to make planning ahead pretty do-able for my busy life.

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