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My top 7 fitness tips.

Wed, Dec 7, 2011


(Which total only 5 because G-d forbid I do things the proper way.)

Blogging, writing, editing, and (for the most part) vlogging are all pretty solitary acts.

I adore what I do.

I can get lonely doing what I do.

(doo be doo be doo)

That’s one of the reasons Im happy to be part of the Fitfluential team.

We support each other and, more than that, we unite to support others.

This post is one of a series of ’7 fitness tips’ posts we’re all doing and I hope other Fitfluential ambassadors link love their 7 tips posts in the comments.

Me? Im messy.  Im sweaty. Im just S.T.A.R.T.ing out.

Please to enjoy:

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41 Responses to “My top 7 fitness tips.”

  1. KymberlyFunFit says:

    So your advice is not to be “super wedded” to old habits. Yet you are super wetted from the Austin rain! Coincidence? And why are you taping by the refrig? Got good stuff in there? May I have it? Love your 7, I mean 5, I mean 12 tips when you add them. Aaaahhh Running sounds easier than all this math

  2. Loretta says:

    I love acronyms, and love this one! I took notes. :-)
    Thanks for that, Carla, it’s exactly what I needed to hear today.

  3. Annie says:

    Thank you for reminding me you need to start sometimes, too.

  4. Lizzie says:

    I was too distracted by your hot mess :)
    I love you did a video as plain you and I need to watch again later so I can write it all down, too.

    Could you do a print version for us?

  5. Olive says:

    I love how you remind us to take time to celebrate.

    I do not have a blog so I hadn’t heard of non-scale victories before.

  6. Healthy Mama says:

    I needed to hear what you said about setting ourselves up for success.
    I tend to find a new workout routine and begin too fast and burn out.

  7. Erica says:

    Trying new/different forms of exercise is so important! You must do something you love!!

  8. Stacy says:

    I needed the reminder about setting myself up for success in everything not just Zumba.

  9. Stacy says:

    I had never heard of Fitfluential.

  10. Kerri O says:

    I saw this vid when it first went up. I seriously contemplated doing your ‘other 2′ for mine. hee hee.
    Great tips.

  11. Mere says:

    I’d love a transcript too. I can’t write fast enough.

    And your top 2 bicep tips LOL

  12. Amy Szwerluga says:

    Thanks for sharing that fantastic acronym! My favorite is definitely the T - trying new things is sooo important in fitness :) I love your blog, Carla, and your style of sharing.

  13. Molly says:

    Interesting points.
    I tend to have gurus and not trust myself.

  14. Runner Girl says:

    I got lost in the bis Mizzy.

    Transcript needed LOL

  15. Jody - Fit at 54 says:

    You know my schedule.. I will be back later to watch.. 5 minutes is not long but with me, got to eat & get back to that heated blanket - it is COLD here! ;-)

  16. Helen says:

    Try new things.
    Try new things.

    Some day I’ll hear your message :)

  17. Miz says:

    I’ll post a transcript! (if by ‘transcript’ you mean the acronym which is do…)

  18. Jo Anna says:

    Are you going to be at the Austin marathon in February? I am running my first half with my sister and am so excited!! I have lost 100 pounds over the last year and a half and running a half will be a culmination of a lot of hard work.

  19. Miz says:

    Wow Jo Anna congrats. On ALL of it.
    I’ll be there.

    Watching and cheering!

  20. Cat @Breakfast to Bed says:

    Start Small. Amen.

  21. Julie says:

    This was perfect for me today. Thank you! I especially needed to be reminded to “start small”. I don’t think that’s in my vocabulary. I also know my limits right now. I was tempted to go back to a studio I was at prior to my surgery but there is NO “smart small” there. (you get a free t shirt if you puke LOL) Well, that and my trainer quit and went back to biochemical engineering….sigh

  22. Izzy says:

    Love this acronym!!
    (I never waych vlogs either)

  23. Shelley B says:

    Starting small is huge (lol) - not making yourself so sore that you can’t or don’t want to go back for a second workout…love this.

  24. misszippy1 says:

    I love your grandma-a lady way ahead of her time! And cheers to you for coming in out of the rain and recording this great set of tips.

  25. Hallie says:

    LOL @ the do be do be do.

    I am the one who would run until I dropped the first day out and then not run for a week and then do it all again.

    Good tips.

    Can you post the acronym writen out?

  26. lindsay says:

    i watched this video on youtube a few days ago and loved it. 5 is much better and the START is the perfect way to remember. Such a great MIZFIT way of course…INSPIRING!

  27. charlotte says:

    Start:) I love it! And I also love trying new things! Yet another reason we need to workout together someday!! Love your five tips!

  28. Teri says:

    Tis the season for adding in movement everywhere!!

  29. Jody Filkins says:

    Holy smokes Carla. You should be one of our models for any upcoming photo shoot! You wear the handful SO well. And thanks for the tips….we can ALL use them - whether a beginner or ironman…….Thank you!!!

  30. MizFit says:

    I love my HANDFUL bras :) and yes. I am a handful on all all levels…

  31. Jody - Fit at 54 says:

    This is the perfect advice for newbies & “oldies” like me!!! I love it Carla. I so agree with it all…. I had to learn these along the way & often I don’t even take my own advice now! ;-)

  32. Bari says:

    My goal is to “try new things”. I’ve been running like crazy (hello - my NSV this year was running my first marathon!) but I’m HORRIBLE about adding in new things. I need to do MUCH more strength training than I do now. (Since I’m currently doing NONE, adding in even 1 day a a week is going to be an improvement).

    Starting slow is huge, too. My 14 y.o daughter decided she’s going to run a 5k with me in less than 2 weeks (cuz her dad was gonna run but he’s injured, so she’s taking his bib). She ran 2 miles on Monday and could barely move on Tuesday. Guess I should have coached her a bit more first :)

    Great post, Carla. Love the vlogs (I should really do more of those myself).

  33. Rhonda says:

    I love this.
    I’d love a written piece, too, so I can print it.

    Thanks Miz.

  34. Andrea@WellnessNotes says:

    Great tips! And all things we all “should” know but so easily “forget”… I especially find the “start slow” difficult at times. I’ve had numerous injuries this year and always seem to think I can start somewhere near where I was before the injury. And it just doesn’t work that way…

  35. Roz@weightingfor50 says:

    Start small!!!! Thank you so much for that reminder. It’s so easy to be a “big picture” thinker, not taking baby steps, and celebrating the steps along the way.

  36. KCLAnderson (Karen) says:

    Thank you thank you THANK YOU!!! I love all of it, but I especially love the part about stopping before you think you should so that your body wants more. I mean, that’s true for beginners and for those who are super fit! And yet so many of us think we’re supposed to kill ourselves with each and every workout. Lately I’ve scaled it back and am seeing interesting (positive) results!

  37. Nicola says:

    You’re right ti be careful and start out slow with the running - you don’t want to lose those beeautiful muscles! I’m a runner trying to do more strength training!

  38. Lian says:

    These are some excellent fitness tips. Thanks for making a video too. It’s a lot easier to watch than read. ^.^


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