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The Rocky Mountain Collegian

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The Rocky Mountain Collegian

I love my shoulders and I love my legs. The middle is still a work in progress. Photo credit: Hayley Blackburn

Active Lifestyles: 3 Tips on how to set real goals

Hayley Blackburn January 20, 2017

2017 is already here, and, like most of us, I crafted empowering, idealistic, super cliche New Year's Resolutions that I know usually don't last longer than a month. In 2016, however, I tried a new approach...

I was the first to arrive at the 7:15 AM class. The early bird gets the worm, right? Photo credit: Hayley Blackburn

Active Lifestyles: Infinitely customizable

Hayley Blackburn January 17, 2017

The sun was barely peeking over the horizon as I drove to my second session at Yeti Cave CrossFit. I blasted a throwback Katy Perry station to wake me up and get ready to work out at 7am. Nate, the...

I am always on top of the world with my workout buddy. Photo credit: Hayley Blackburn

Active Lifestyles: The power of a workout buddy

Hayley Blackburn October 31, 2016

I really turned the corner on my health and fitness after I met the best workout partner in the world: Preston. Finding someone that enjoys being active as much as you do can be a huge asset in your active...

Fingers to the sky! Photo credit: Hayley Blackburn

Active Lifestyles: Getting shredded at home

Hayley Blackburn October 20, 2016

With a quick YouTube search, anyone can get the feeling of working out with a personal trainer and in a fitness class right in his or her living room. Exercise DVD's and fitness videos promise results...

I kept track of my weight for over a year. Now instead of a number, I focus on a feeling. Photo credit: Hayley Blackburn

Active Lifestyles: The weight of success

Hayley Blackburn October 11, 2016

I step on. The blue light flashes while suspense hangs in the air. Three black numbers finally appear on the display: 127. Relief washes over my body and puts me in a state of euphoria. Today will be a...

(Photo Courtesy of Crossfit Hierarchy)

Active Lifestyles: Fueling your fire with good nutrition

Hayley Blackburn October 7, 2016

You cannot, I repeat CANNOT, outrun a bad diet. In fact, you are going to struggle to run at all if the nutrition piece is missing from your active lifestyle. I used to run for miles thinking I would lose...

Active Lifestyles: You can conquer gymtimidation

Active Lifestyles: You can conquer gymtimidation

Hayley Blackburn October 5, 2016

I know that it is very intimidating and difficult to crawl out from under the safety blanket of isolation - I am talking about you, living room Pilates video - and head into the jungle that is the gym....

While peering at the sunrise from Horsetooth Rock, I began a lifelong romance. Photo credit: Hayley Blackburn

Active Lifestyle: Turning the corner on health

Hayley Blackburn September 29, 2016

**Cue that narrator voice in your head** Previously in Hayley's life...I was active in high school, but then I was really unhealthy in college. After reaching 184 pounds, I started embracing an active...

184 pounds in 2012 Photo credit: Hayley Blackburn

Active Lifestyles: It was the best and the worst of times

Hayley Blackburn September 27, 2016

Nobody every described me as a "small" girl; I always shopped in the medium section and needed size 8 jeans to fit over my thighs. I was average. I was fit. I was confident, happy, and blissfully unaware....

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