Content marketing: Telling Meaningful Stories

Family Support Helps with Healthy Diets

Family support can be a crucial piece of any diet. If family members aren’t aware of your diet, they may undermine it – probably accidentally. Family support can help make your diet successful. My wife and daughter aren’t necessarily on the same diet I’m on at any given time, but they know what I’m focusing […]

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Running to the gym to lift adds to workout

During the summer months I like to run to the gym, workout and then run back home. This adds another level of difficulty (challenge) to my workout and gives me a chance to enjoy the nice weather. The shortest route from my home to the gym is about 1.8 miles, which seems to be a […]

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On the elliptical: What’s the standard of accomplishment? And should it matter?

I like variety in my workouts. Sometimes, I do a hockey-related lifting program, just for that reason alone. I also like to switch around my cardio exercises: Treadmill, different forms of steppers, the elliptical, bikes, punching the boxing bag, etc. I like to do 45 to 60 minutes on many of those machines. When I first […]

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Podcast: Is it safe to run in the dark?

David Tominsky, a technical recruiter and runner from Iowa, and myself  are discussing the merits of safety issues of running in the dark. Audio not playing or can’t listen right now? Try the transcript below. Hi there, Christoph Trappe here, MyFitnessTips.org and I’ve had plenty of discussions recently about when to run and if you read […]

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Taking an off day can make you stronger

I read somewhere – probably on Twitter – that the hardest part about exercising is to get started. Once you’ve started, the hardest part is to stop. For myself – remember everything on this site is my personal experience 🙂 – taking an off day can be a challenge. I love to go to the […]

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PODCAST: More Meals Per Day Make Dieting Easier

This podcast discusses how I’ve changed my diet from 2-3 daily big meals to 6-8 much smaller meals. Audio not playing or can’t listen right now? Try the transcript right now. (Transcribed through Fiverr.) Today’s podcast we’re talking about the number of meals we should be eating each day. I used to eat maybe two or […]

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The difficulty of running in unfamiliar places

I didn’t used to call myself a runner, but have now logged months where I’ve run 80 miles. So maybe I am a runner now, though, a slow one. I often go anywhere from 6-8 miles and the longest distance as of March 31, 2014, ever has been 11.6 miles. I have some favorite routes at […]

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We Have to Stop Thinking of Food as a Reward

Christoph

April 25, 2014

My Fitness Tips

I had some of the best workouts ever this week. I lost around 4 pounds, my pants are fitting better and I’m now going to reward myself by going out to eat a big dinner. I see food as a reward. But, isn’t the 1,800-calorie meal going to undercut my week-long success? Keep in mind, […]

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Picking a gym made easy

Christoph

April 18, 2014

My Fitness Tips

Picking a gym can take time and sometimes it can be a bit of luck picking a gym that works for you. Some questions that you might want to consider as you are working on picking a gym: What’s nearby where you spend most of the rest of your time? For example, is there a […]

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Sharing your lunch and run on social media without driving others crazy

Christoph

April 11, 2014

My Fitness Tips

The things we post to social media (Twitter, Facebook, who knows what’s next), define us. If we talk about fitness around the clock, our networks eventually will connect fitness to us – especially when they see us offline, too. (They will probably bring up offline what they saw online.) “Christoph is now a runner and […]

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When is the best time to workout? I go in the mornings

Christoph

March 14, 2014

My Fitness Tips

The best time to workout depends on each person’s individual situation and the best time to workout for me has changed as my life situations have changed. Growing up in Germany I played football and lifted weights after school. During the summer break, I would sleep in and head to the workout facilities around noonish […]

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Watching what you eat: Some restaurants make counting calories easy

I love to eat, which got me to 330 pounds in the first place. Counting calories wasn’t on my list of things to do at all. Until I looked at pictures of myself. Ouch. Gross. I look like that? How can I get that changed? My diet included counting calories and starting to exercise. Still, […]

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Pickels – My favorite no-calorie snack

Christoph

February 21, 2014

My Fitness Tips

I’ve found the days when I’m the busiest to be the easiest when it comes to calorie-intake control. Yes, when I’m busy I will also get hungry at some point, but I also won’t think of eating as much. A no-calorie snack also helps get through the day. Many times, it was a good day […]

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PODCAST: Getting others to say no to desserts for you

Christoph

February 14, 2014

My Fitness Tips

When others started declining foods for me to people around us, I knew I’ve changed my behavior and eating habits. People had noticed. This podcast discusses how others decline treats and other higher-calorie foods that don’t fit into my diet for me.

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Workout Tricks: Getting our minds to increase and improve our workouts

Christoph

February 7, 2014

My Fitness Tips

Part of working out is more mental than physical. Our minds – well, at least mine – get tired way before our bodies. I’ve used several workout tricks to keep my mind occupied while allowing my body to get a good workout in. Let’s see… It can be easier to work out when we aren’t […]

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