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Thoughts on “Good” Nutrition

“We are what we eat” I am unsure who coined that phrase.  But as I get older, I see the truth in those words.  When I have a day of eating “junk,” I generally feel, well, pretty darn “junky.” I feel “jiggly” and have low energy.  If I eat relatively clean, I feel lean and […]

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Stress – can’t live with it and can’t live without it!

I have been pondering stress over the last several weeks, especially the kind that leaves us either feeling frantic and running scared or the kind that tempts us to give in and give up.  As an owner of a small “mom & pop” fitness studio, I experience my share of stress.  It is quite a […]

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Choose Health!

In the hustle and bustle of getting workouts in, checking whether we lost weight, and looking for changes in how our body looks and feels; it is easy to lose site of a main benefit of regular exercise and a nutritious diet.  That main benefit is health. Getting active and eating healthy improves our health.  […]

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Here is how to reframe the weight loss discussion

The weight loss journey is tough!  For anyone struggling with their weight knows what I mean.   Think about losing weight and the first thing that comes to people’s minds is all of their favorite foods they have to give up.   Those feelings are real.  And they are uncomfortable.  Comfort foods get us through tough times.  […]

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Thoughts on Discipline

We must all suffer one of two things:  the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.   Jim Rohn I happened upon this quote quite randomly one day.  But when I saw it, I knew it was what I needed to see on that day.  I was reflecting upon one of my fitness challenges – […]

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Struggling to Lose Weight? Read This Post!

This past year, I took a wild turn in my weight loss journey. I started the year committed to resolving my biggest fitness challenge: keeping weight off!  If you have followed my blog, you know that weight gain is my most significant struggle.  Lasting changes in this area elude me.  I don’t know why.  But […]

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Weight Watchers Changed Their Name!

The world of weight loss is changing.  Even the iconic company, Weight Watchers, is changing.  With their new name, WW, they are leaving “weight” behind and encouraging healthier habits instead.   Today’s generation is more preventative; they want to live healthy This was a headline in one of the articles I read about the new WW.  […]

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Here is How to Predict Your Ability to Change

I love change.  My entire life has centered around it. But that doesn’t mean I believe it is easy! Over the years, I have become a student of change. I love the process of change. And I am curious what makes change successful. My corporate and consulting careers focused on creating change – either improving […]

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How to do Cardio as You Age

As we get older, “cardio” becomes less about “fat and calorie” burn and more about overall health and fitness.  If I had to explain this shift, I would say that the benefits of cardio become more real and more practical when we get older. Worry about cardiac function and preventing cardiovascular disease in our youth? […]

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Simplify Your Life

Over the 4th of July holiday, I dug out my copy of the book, Simplify Your Life: 100 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy the Things that Really Matter (by Elaine St. James).  While I chuckled my way through the comments about “planners” and “yuppies” (the book was written in 1994), the book’s message remains […]

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