The Most Important Tool of Weight Loss.

In my humble opinion, the most important thing you can do to lose weight is to consistently measure your results. I like to jump on the scale every morning, to start my day. Some other people prefer to step on it once a week. 
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Off The Wagon

Recently I went on vacation and basically stopped doing everything that was making me healthy. I was using the excuse, “oh it’s okay, I’m on vacation.” Well the vacation has caught up with me. It’s time to get back on track or the wagon. I’m not great with metaphors. Continue reading “Off The Wagon”

Guest Blog: 5 tips to for getting started/ starting up again for better overall fitness.

By: Mark Halpenny

So, the Holiday season is almost over. You’re feeling a little sluggish and are still full from the family dinner a few days ago. You decide that it’s time to make a change, but, where to begin? You don’t want to walk into a gym that’s as busy as a zoo — especially around January — when the only time it’s quiet to use the machines is at 3:30 in the morning. These are my 5 simple tips to getting up and off the couch and getting that blood flowing again during these unforgiving winter months.

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Keep your goals in mind


Every day when I start my exercise session, I picture what I’m going to look like when I reach my goal weight of 185lbs. I visualize not just what I’m going to look like but also how awesome I’m going to feel. I close my eyes and I can practically taste it.  Continue reading “Keep your goals in mind”

5 Effects of Exercise


1. Exercise gives you energy. Since I started exercising more I’ve noticed that I have more energy to spend. It’s like the old saying “you’ve gotta spend money to make money.” It’s the same with your energy. If you want more energy, you’ve got to spend more of it. 
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C25K Challenge! Day 1


Today I decided to start the Couch to 5K challenge. The program allows you to progressively go from couch potato to 5K runner in two months. I tried to program before but I did not stick to it and so I can’t really tell you how well it works. However, this time I will hold myself accountable by blogging about it everyday. If I miss a day, feel free to scold me about it in the comments section.
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Guest Article: 5 morning stretching exercises you should do daily right after waking up

By Brian Ferret


Thank you Andrew for the chance to write on Zen And Weight Loss! It’s an honour and I really appreciate being one of the first few guest bloggers to contribute to your website. Once again, thank you!
In this article, we look at five major morning stretches everyone can do the moment they hop off their bed. Before we do, let’s make a quick note here on how to best take away from this article. Continue reading “Guest Article: 5 morning stretching exercises you should do daily right after waking up”