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Suggested Reading on Fitness, Weight Loss and More

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Today I have two things for you to read. One is an article from WebMD - 5 Surprising Reasons You're Gaining Weight. The other is a great book - Finding the Wheel's Hub.

If you are eating and exercise habits have stayed the same, but you are either all of a sudden having a difficult time losing or maintaining your weight or you are gaining some weight, this article is a good read. The 5 reasons WebMD suggests could be affecting your weight include:

1. Lack of Sleep

2. Stress
3. Medication
4. Medical Condition
5. Menopause

This article tells you what to look for and what you should do if you suspect one of these things is behind your weight issue. HOWEVER, don't kid yourself - if you are eating Krispy Kremes for breakfast and watching the tube instead of doing your daily exercise routine - you know the real reason.

If you have ever trained for any type of athletic event, especially an endurance event, this book is for you. I read it years ago when I was training for my first Ironman distance triathlon and then gave it away. I have wanted to tell people about this book for years, but couldn't for the life of me remember the title. Well, here I am, visiting fitDiva Lara, and what did I find on her table??? THE BOOK! This book is written by Scott Tinley, one of the first and most famous triathletes in the world and it is SO GOOD! You will laugh so hard, picture yourself so many times, and get inspired to do something amazing. It is an oldie but such a goodie and you can find it way cheap on Amazon.com. As Steve Scott said, "If you are into fitness, this is a must read." - and I agree.


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