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Maruchy Lachance



The Ugly Side of Instant Weight Loss Results

Maruchy Lachance is president of Running Ninja!, a lifestyle brand for runners by runners. Running Ninja! offers a wide variety of apparel and gifts for runners to keep you happy and inspired while you’re on the run.

I realize I harp a great deal on the sensibilities of achieving a healthy and fit body by adopting better eating and exercise habits.  Like you, I am subjected to constant advertising and word-of-mouth systems that promise to reduce your weight and have you super model fit in record time. The temptation for immediate results is tempting to all of us. Whether you want to make a million dollars overnight or develop an enviable figure, the idea of having it happen quickly has led many to discover that you can achieve it just as fast as you lose it.

The downfall to ‘instant’ is that you skip all the important steps that will help you sustain your achievement. Like many overnight millionaires, many are in ruins after just a short time of receiving their wealth. The same is true with quick weight loss. When you dive into the pool of ‘instant’ you are robbed of the discipline and experience necessary to maintain your results. Adopting a weight management system that helps you lose weight gradually will give you the tools necessary to reduce your caloric intake,  the necessary amount and type of exercise and the education you need to take control of your immediate and long-term fitness goals.
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Making Time for Your Health

Maruchy Lachance is president of Running Ninja!, a lifestyle brand for runners by runners. Running Ninja! offers a wide variety of apparel and gifts for runners to keep you happy and inspired while you’re on the run.

Most people will tell you the reason they are not eating healthy and exercising is because they do not have enough time. I completely understand this reason, because it was not that long ago that I was using it too.

Of course, I had to scratch that off the list when my now 89-year-old mother was quick to debunk my excuse. Back in her day she did laundry and dishes by hand, she cared for my brother and even managed to operate a secretarial school and still she boasts that she had nothing but time on her hands.
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The Only Resolution You Need for 2012

Maruchy Lachance is president of Running Ninja!, a lifestyle brand for runners by runners. Running Ninja! offers a wide variety of apparel and gifts for runners to keep you happy and inspired while you’re on the run.

2012 is almost here and many of my friends are discussing their resolutions for the upcoming year. Surprisingly enough, not all the resolutions are about food and fitness. Some are just about changing the things in their lives that are no longer serving them.  One of my friends confidently announced that in 2012, the now empty-nester would take all her energy to reinvent herself. “There are so many things I’ve always wanted to be, and now I’m going to give them all a go. Succeed or fail, it doesn’t matter, I’m throwing it out there and see what sticks!”

It’s that attitude that I encourage all of us to embrace, regardless of what your resolution might be. One of the problems that sideline so many of us is that we become consumed with the “results.” Although the results are important, they are not the sum of it all.

Like my friend that is joyfully embarking on this journey, she understands that she is going to give it her all, regardless of the results. When it comes to weight and fitness, giving it your all is about putting yourself first. Slowing down to make the right choices that will fuel and firm your body while also enjoying stronger bones, improved mood and countless other benefits you are not associating with a bikini body! By removing the pressure of meeting a certain goal by a certain time, you can really enjoy the journey and arrive at the most natural and long lasting results.
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The Perks of Fitness with a Cause

Maruchy Lachance is president of Running Ninja!, a lifestyle brand for runners by runners. Running Ninja! offers a wide variety of apparel and gifts for runners to keep you happy and inspired while you’re on the run.

Last weekend I ran my second half marathon. It was 13.1 miles of pavement and four bridges on a windy day in Miami Beach. The running joke (no pun intended) in the race circuit is that it’s not so much the 13 miles but the 0.1 that will get you. Truer words had never been spoken.

The entire race was physically challenging, but what I wasn’t expecting was the emotional wave that almost toppled me. This race was in support of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. So every few miles you would see a team of people, pushing a large stroller with a child with a shiny bald head and grin, clearly fighting and winning their battle against cancer.
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A Fitness Wake Up Call

Maruchy Lachance is president of Running Ninja!, a lifestyle brand for runners by runners. Running Ninja! offers a wide variety of apparel and gifts for runners to keep you happy and inspired while you’re on the run.

At some point in our lives we all reach a place where we need someone to step up and be the voice of reason and hand us the cold hard facts. I call these selfless and courageous individuals our Agents of Reality. They step into our comfort zone and confront us kindly and gently with truths that will benefit us in the long run.

Shortly after having my son I packed on the pounds. Because my weight gain was so sudden I genuinely didn’t see the change in the mirror. In spite of my clothes not fitting at all, I still did not see the physical change. Although physically the signs were there, my brain still had not registered the change.
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