Health

Why I Didn’t Exercise For a Month

In the event, you think you misread the title, or I messed up when typing it… the title is correct, I went an entire month without exercising. Not because I was injured, not because I was dealing with any ailments, not because I was sick. I did it on my terms. Now before you call a psychiatrist, let me explain. I spent most of 2015 injured, and I just needed a small break, but I learned something from my break. That despite not working out, it made me a better runner. Here’s the full story as to why I didn’t exercise for a month.

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Ally Gonzales is the creator of RunningSoleGirl. The go-to place for everything healthy lifestyle and conditioning for running. She’s a runner, speaks a total of five languages, and is a soon-to-be college freshman majoring in Exercise and Sports Science.

When Does a Healthy Lifestyle Become Unhealthy

Hey lovelies, I can’t believe that tomorrow is the last day of NEDA week! With NEDA week coming to an end, I wanted to finish the body positivity series on a rather serious note. I see a lot of people talking about restricting food, pushing themselves like mad with workouts, and things similar to those all of the time. Both online, and offline. Which really got me thinking… When does a healthy lifestyle become unhealthy?

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Ally Gonzales is the creator of RunningSoleGirl. The go-to place for everything healthy lifestyle and conditioning for running. She’s a runner, speaks a total of five languages, and is a soon-to-be college freshman majoring in Exercise and Sports Science.

Why the Scale is Your Enemy

When it comes to losing weight, a lot of us become obsessed with the number on the scale. Trust me, I get, I’ve been there. However, the number on the scale isn’t the most important, nor most reliable way to determine whether or not you’re getting close to reaching your fitness goals. Which is why today I’m talking about why the scale is your enemy.

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Ally Gonzales is the creator of RunningSoleGirl. The go-to place for everything healthy lifestyle and conditioning for running. She’s a runner, speaks a total of five languages, and is a soon-to-be college freshman majoring in Exercise and Sports Science.

Learning to Love Your Body

This is a topic that’s close to my heart. Which is learning to your body. I feel that in today’s world so many of us only ever focus on the negatives, instead of looking at the positives. So here’s my thoughts on learning to love your body.

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Ally Gonzales is the creator of RunningSoleGirl. The go-to place for everything healthy lifestyle and conditioning for running. She’s a runner, speaks a total of five languages, and is a soon-to-be college freshman majoring in Exercise and Sports Science.

Understanding Different Body Types

Yesterday I talked about why body-shaming needs to stop, and that leads up to today’s post which is understanding different body types. Not to be confused with body shapes, we’re not talking about hourglass and pear, but instead ectomorph, endomorph, and mesomorph.

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Ally Gonzales is the creator of RunningSoleGirl. The go-to place for everything healthy lifestyle and conditioning for running. She’s a runner, speaks a total of five languages, and is a soon-to-be college freshman majoring in Exercise and Sports Science.

Why Body-Shaming Needs to Stop

Yesterday was the first day of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and per usual I’m posting every day this week. For this NEDA Week I’m focusing on body positivity, and so each post this week will in some way have to do with learning to love your body. The first post this year is all about why body-shaming needs to stop, and I’ve teamed up with Amy (recent guest post) for this post as well.

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Ally Gonzales is the creator of RunningSoleGirl. The go-to place for everything healthy lifestyle and conditioning for running. She’s a runner, speaks a total of five languages, and is a soon-to-be college freshman majoring in Exercise and Sports Science.

Guest Post: What Women Need to Know to Prevent Sport Injuries

I’m excited about today’s post because it covers a topic that I have dealt with a lot the past year, and that’s sports injuries. Unfortunately, women are more susceptible to injuries than men, and that’s why I’m happy to have Amy guest post today. Here’s the rundown on what women need to know to prevent sport injuries.

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Amy Mia Goldsmith is a biology graduate from Melbourne and a fitness enthusiast.

6 Things They Don’t Tell You About Trail Running

For runners, there are three very distinct types of running. There’s dreadmill – treadmill – running, track, and trail running. I’ve tried each form, and my favorite is trail running. Running in nature for me is the best running, being right there in nature with your feet pounding the earth. There’s nothing like it, but there are some unknown facts about trail running. Here are six things they don’t tell you about trail running.

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Ally Gonzales is the creator of RunningSoleGirl. The go-to place for everything healthy lifestyle and conditioning for running. She’s a runner, speaks a total of five languages, and is a soon-to-be college freshman majoring in Exercise and Sports Science.

Basic Runner Lingo

Hey lovelies, recently in one of my posts I did a small thing of runner lingo, and you lovelies seemed to love it. So, I thought I would share some basic runner lingo with you, and help you understand the crazy breed known as runners a little bit more.

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Ally Gonzales is the creator of RunningSoleGirl. The go-to place for everything healthy lifestyle and conditioning for running. She’s a runner, speaks a total of five languages, and is a soon-to-be college freshman majoring in Exercise and Sports Science.

My Favorite Healthy Snacks

Hey, lovelies, with the new year many people have been on the mission to eat healthier, and if you’re one that hasn’t given up yet. You deserve an award and congrats! With so many people wanting to eat healthier, I thought I’d share some of my favorite healthy snacks because let’s be honest. When you first start out on your healthy eating journey… you don’t know what all you can eat that’s healthy, and not just labeled “healthy”.

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Ally Gonzales is the creator of RunningSoleGirl. The go-to place for everything healthy lifestyle and conditioning for running. She’s a runner, speaks a total of five languages, and is a soon-to-be college freshman majoring in Exercise and Sports Science.

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