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About Me

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About Me

Gear Up to Fit is dedicated to inspiring, motivate, and empower others to get fit and live a healthy lifestyle.

Our purpose is to provide credible information and in-depth content about Fitness, Nutrition, and Weight Loss subjects that matter to you.

Our mission is to deliver the most current health and fitness information that is authoritative, trustworthy, and accessible.

No matter what, stay positive, work hard, and make it happen!

My Story

Hi everyone and welcome to my Gear Up to Fit website.

Running has always been a passion of mine since I was five years old. It’s my time out, is the time to be with myself and be myself. Running is the time to forget the worries of the day or even get ideas for solving some problem.

Hence, it does not only keeps me fit and healthy, but it also helps me cope with the problems of life and has helped me get through some pretty tough times.

Running: Psychotherapy or Physical Health?

The main aspect of running to most of us is what it does for our health:

  • strengthens muscles
  • helps reduce the risk of having a stroke
  • improve cardiovascular fitness
  • enables you to lose or maintain weight
  • helps to build strong bones.

Above all, running also has significant beneficial effects on human psychology:

Set Yourself A Goal

In order to stay focused and motivated, you must have a goal, however big or small. Goals are your road map to success. Therefore, in order to achieve your goals, you can use the SMART principle:

  • S = Specific. Make your goals precise. Set a specific time, speed, and time frame to achieve each goal.
  • M = Measurable. Measure and monitor your improvement with a GSP stopwatch.
  • A = Achievable. Your goals must be achievable. This could be running 10k or 20K but finishing at top 10 in that race may not.
  • R = Realistic. Setting a realistic target, like improving your half-marathon time by up to 10 min, rather than an hour.
  • T = Time-related. Define your goals in a specific time frame to create a deadline to work towards them.

The Goal of the Site

My site aims at inspiring other people to stay motivated to be active and get fit. To embrace fitness and experience a sense of accomplishment through learning to exercise. To experience the mental health benefits of exercising and to increase their self-confidence by being active.

Create your own running story!

All the best,

Alexis

4 Comments

  1. HI, You have a very nice website! How long have you been fasting and how long do you fast for? I fast every night the cheaters way from 7pm to 9am. You certainly have a ton of knowledge on this subject and I appreciate you sharing with all of us. Thank you.

    • Hi Deb and thank you for the comment.
      What I usually do is following a simple form of intermittent fasting.
      I try limiting the hours of the day when I eat. For most effective results I try eating earlier in the day. Usually, between 7 am to 3 pm, or even 10 am to 6 pm, but definitely not in the evening before bed.
      This way you let your body burn fat between meals. But you have to avoid any snack between meals. More importantly, cut snacking or eating at nighttime, all the time. I also try to be active throughout the day.
      Once every month I plan on fasting for a day (24 hours). More for the physical and mental challenge and for the reminder that the human body doesn’t really need to eat as much.
      Regards.

  2. I am often to blogging and i really appreciate your content. The article has really peaks my interest. I am going to bookmark your site and keep checking for new information.

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