Category Archives: Success Stories

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So, you want to run a marathon?

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Did you watch the L.A. Marathon this past weekend? We did. We also knew a few people who ran and it made us wonder — could we run a marathon? Here at Start R.I.G.H.T.,
we like to Runnersbelieve the answer to that question is yes. Yes, we could run a marathon if we put our mind to it, trained hard, and had some encouragement from the people around us, but it wouldn’t happen tomorrow or maybe even a year from now.

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The Snack Bin — Healthy and Organized Snacking for Kids!

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A Snack Bin

Here's one idea of a snack bin shared on pinterest. (

We’ve been seeing ideas for “Healthy Snack Bins” going around Pinterest lately, which, for those that don’t know, is basically an online bulletin board where people can share healthy recipes, fashion advice, pictures, and just about anything else.

We loved the idea for a “Healthy Snack Bin” because it saves time for parents and helps kids learn portion control and make it easy for kids to choose healthy snacks.  If you prep you bin at the beginning of the week, you can use the snacks for lunches and just point to it every time your kid says “I’m hungry” between meals. We’ve seen many people recommend keeping a bin in your fridge and one in your pantry for dry goods.

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End of Challenge Photos — Meet the winner!

Take a look at the great successes of some of our challenge participants!

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Nutrition Events in Riverside with Necessary Nutrition Academy

via Necessary Nutrition

Local Fitness Expert Robin D. Allen with Necessary Nutrition Academy is offering two great free events in January — a healthy food tasting party and a webinar. Details below. Registration is required.
Free Webinar from local nutrition expert

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Starting the New Year Off Right

TomatoeVia Blue Shield of California, HUFFPOST, New York Times, Time Magazine

About 45% of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution each year, but according to a study from the University of Scranton only about 8% of those people achieve those resolutions. While those aren’t the best odds, setting a New Year’s resolution can be a great place to start your journey towards healthier-living. It’s important to take some time before you set your resolution to think about what’s achievable for you, how you will stay on track in 2013 and how new habits are formed. To help you succeed in the New Year, we’ve compiled some of the most recent advice for meeting your resolutions in 2013. Best wishes, and remember we are here if you need us!

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Healthier Holiday Recipe — Orange Glazed Turkey with Potatoes & Carrots

Healthy Eating Guide from the American Heart Association via the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association has released a Holiday Healthy Eating Guide to aid people in making healthy decisions despite holiday stress and big meals — it’s got great tips and is wonderfully designed!  The book includes wonderful recipes as well, including the recipe from Orange Glazed Turkey with Potatoes & Carrots listed below. You can view the entire guide and print it from here.

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Karla Adams Fitness Mixer

Karla Adams, local fitness expert and personal trainer, is holding a FREE Fitness Mixer on December 10! Details below:

Karla Adams Fitness Mixer

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“Quick and Cheap Ways to Sneak Nutrition Into Your Day” — This weekend!

Happy Monday Challenge Participants!

We have got a great presenter for you this weekend! Tosca Page, of Greenheart and Little Health Nut, will be presenting on nutrition tips and tricks for you and your family this weekend (October 6) at Hunt Park at 10 a.m. Tosca has a passion for helping others learn about nutrition and she makes learning about healthy eating fun and relevant — Check out her Little Health Nut Facebook page, which encourages parents to make healthy eating fun for their children. (She’s working on the website for Little Health Nut as we speak!)

Tosca has prepared an info-packed presentation for Saturday. She says, “After years of research, trial, and error, these are the things that I have done that have worked wonders for our family. Hopefully some of these tips will help your family as well.”

Here are the topics she will be presenting on:

Inspirational photo of lions

Some inspiration from the Little Health Nut Facebook page

– Quick and Cheap Ways to Sneak Nutrition Into Your Day.

– 2 Delicious, healthy recipes that you can make in 5 minutes

– Super Foods — What are They, Which Ones are Right for Your Family, and How to Use Them.

– The Best, Cheap Kitchen Appliances That Will Make Eating Healthy a Breeze.

– 5 Tips to Get Your Family to Change Their Eating Habits.

We hope you can make it!

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Inspiration: A dad’s journey to be one of the fittest men in the world

Video by CNN

We were inspired by this man’s journey to become one of the fittest men in the world. His story is proof that all of us , no matter our age or starting fitness level, can change our health and our lives.

Have an inspiring story that keeps you motivated? Share with us on Facebook!

Rich Roll and “Finding Ultra”