The Official Blog of Tara Marie Segundo, M.A.

"To be successful, you must have the three C's: Conviction, Creativity, and Courage." ~Tara Marie Segundo, M.A.
August 30, 2010

The F.I.T. Principle

 Are you having trouble designing the perfect exercise program to reach your goals?  If you can’t afford a pricey personal trainer and need to create a balanced, effective exercise program on your own, consider the F.I.T. PRINCIPLEF-I-T stands for frequency, intensity and time.  These three variables can be manipulated to generate different results based on what you are trying to achieve.

August 27, 2010

Easy Ways to Monitor Your Heart Rate

I often get asked about easy ways to monitor one’s heart rate during exercise. I am normally not a big stickler about this, as your body has a way of telling you when you need to slow down. However, some people must monitor their heart rate diligently due to a previous cardiac event or another health issue. These people should wear a heart rate monitor, which will provide an accurate, up-to-the-minute reading of their heart rate.

For people for whom there is no cardiac issue to consider, there are 3 easy ways to gauge exercise intensity without the use of a monitor.

August 18, 2010

It’s Just Like Sugar!

I have found the BEST new product, and I have gotten all my personal training clients hooked on it. It’s JUST LIKE SUGAR!

I do not eat sugar and have not for many, many years. As a personal trainer and Pro Natural Figure Competitor, I am well aware of the deleterious effects of sugar on the body, including effects that can be seen (high body fat levels), those that you can feel (decreased energy and stamina, blood sugar fluctuations), and those that you cannot (a compromised immune system and the many diseases that sugar promotes.)

I had resigned myself to a life whereby nothing sweet would ever cross my lips. I did not want to poison my body with artificial sweeteners, nor could I tolerate alternative sweeteners, as they all messed up my blood sugar mechanism, just as sugar did.

August 16, 2010

TAG, You’re It!

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Instead of answering the same question again and again, I have decided to spill the beans right here in my blog!

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