Category Archives: Health and Fitness

House of Gains: “Healthy and Hearty Power Bowls” By a Power Couple

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PC: Miguel Saez

One of our goals here at Breaking Boundaries is to feature businesses or people who are challenging their limits. We want to put the spotlight on those who are so passionate and driven about what they do that they start creating positive ripple effects in their community. I first heard about Brenda, one of the founders of House of Gains in Jersey City, from a mutual friend on Facebook. She posted a status about Brenda’s accomplishments and I immediately thought she would be a great example to BB’s community.

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Break Through Your Mental Limits By Challenging Your Physical Limits

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Blink, Jersey City. (PC: korendezvous)

I have been looking for different ways to physically challenge myself for the past two months. Cold showers based on the recommendation of Joel Runyon was my first challenge. Currently, I’m training for a 5k. I haven’t done one in years so I think it’s time for me to get back into it.

The reason I’m doing this is simple: physical limits usually stem from mental limits. I figured that if I break through my physical limits, that must mean I won the battle against my brain saying “I can’t.” I have always been very active (except for a 2 year stint) so I know how much our mind affects what we can accomplish physically.

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Final Update on Get Moving. Get Healthy: Developing Better Habits

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PC: Ariel Bolesa

This is it!! 4 weeks of getting back into the habit of eating cleaner and getting a bit more exercise in. If you missed the first post where I wrote about my goal, here it is. Here are the posts for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd weekly updates.

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Update on Get Moving. Get Healthy (Pt. 3): The Holiday Discipline

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PC: Koren Delos Santos

Almost there! This is the 3rd week’s update on the fitness goal I made in the beginning of this month.

To recap:

1st week: Getting back into the groove of working out and eating clean.

2nd week: The challenges of staying consistent.

3rd week: Staying disciplined throughout the holiday week.

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Update on Get Moving. Get Healthy (Pt. 2): Developing Consistency

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Third week update on my goal to get back into the habit of eating healthier and working out more!

The first update consisted of the challenges of eating cleaner and overcoming laziness. This update will focus on staying consistent.

What’s New On This Update?

Great News: I have lost 2lbs.

Bad News: I fell back on the working out part of the goal.

I’d like to elaborate on the good news first. I got the test results back from my blood work and everything came out normal. YAY! Honestly, I thought my cholesterol level would be high or I’d have diabetes or high blood pressure or something. Luckily, I have none of those and I plan on keeping it that way.

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An Update On Get Moving. Get Healthy: Overcoming Laziness and The Challenges of Eating Clean.. er

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Feat: My Legs (and Nike’s)

One week down!

A week ago I decided to get back in shape and start eating healthier. I promised you guys I would update you weekly on my progress so here goes!

(If you haven’t read the first post about my Health and Fitness Accountability project, you can check it out here.)

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Get Moving. Get Healthy.

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It’s too cold. I’ll just eat healthier tomorrow. I’m young…ish. I can always just start working out to get rid of the tummy rolls when I’m motivated. I’ll start this weekend. Blahblahblah. Some excuses I have used to justify slacking on staying fit and healthy. I would tell myself to get moving and just do a liiiiittttllleee bit of physical activity.  But nope, the bed or the couch was more comfortable and I didn’t really wanna exert any sort of energy into working out.

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