Eating Right

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by Kelly  Mac

Several of my Boot Campers and I recently ran in the San Diego Zoo half marathon. It was a very exciting event for all of us but especially for me, since I turned 50 this year!

I’m often asked what to eat before participating in an event like this and here’s some links that will give you great ideas, not just to run in marathons, but for eating right to build muscle and maintain strength as we age.

I’ve always loved Shape Magazine ( It has great articles, provides step-by-step workouts for all ages and even recipes. It’s available online as well as in most grocery stores. Here’s the link to find several articles on what to eat (and not  eat!) before a marathon and if you aren’t running a marathon, here’s the link for articles giving great suggestions on how to lose weight: .

Two other publications that I always recommend are Men’s Health and Women’s Health Magazines. ( and They are just filled with all sorts of tips for strength training, proper nutrition and even offer online videos to guide you as well as printables to help you stay focused on your exercise regimes and diet.

Fitness Magazine  ( is another great source of multi-media information, even offering playlists not just for working out, but also to listen to when you practice yoga!

As always, the answer to any healthy living plan is consistency. You have to keep at it to keep it up … and down! Keep up your energy, your metabolism…and keep down your weight!

Kelly Mac has successfully reduced her weight by 65 lbs. and has kept if off for 25 years and she has been involved with fitness for over 15 years. During this time, she has competed in and coached roller hockey as well as being very involved in cycling. Kelly is a National Exercise and Sports Training Association (NESTA) certified personal trainer and is a certified fitness nutrition coach. She also holds a certificate in first aid and CPR. Kelly has been involved with Boot Camps since 2003 and successfully started her own Boot Camp in Corona in 2006. After many requests, Kelly expanded her programs into Rancho Santa Margarita, Dana Point, Mission Viejo and Riverside areas. Kelly’s formal education includes an AA in Criminal Justice and AA in Business Administration and her fitness experience includes running, cycling and strength training.  Visit Kelly’s website or call 949.246.2221 for more information about her programs.


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