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5 Stages of Change Towards Smart Fitness

5 Stages of Change The New Year often comes with a lot of personal self inflicted expectations and often unrealistic goal setting. How many times have you given yourself a deadline that was so overwhelming that you don’t even know where to begin? For me, the task of organizing my closet and getting rid of […]

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Time to Hit the “Reset” Button

This past year has been crazy, hasn’t it? On so many levels!!! I am feeling it too! There is no talk about New Year’s resolutions or what they want to improve upon. This year, more than any year before — people want to get rid of their “baggage” and head into 2018 with a new […]

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Three Positive Thinking Tips for the Busy Mind

Typical, Daily Life Thinking No matter where you look these days there always seems to be something to be upset about. Whether you are involved in the political climate that seems to be cascading around us all, or just struggling to get through your day to day life, everything can constantly seem to pile up […]

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Tis the Season to be Fat – I Mean Fit!

“Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we diet!” Have you said that to yourself a few times as we roll into the holiday season? I know I certainly have! ‘Tis the season to bake cookies, prepare delicious meals, drink a bit more then usual and sample all the tasty hors d’oeuvres served at the […]

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Here’s how to create peace of mind and life

Like many busy people, my mind races all day.   As an owner of a personal training studio, my mind is always “on” as I work with my clients and grow my business.  I am coordinating, planning, strategizing, and analyzing most of the day.  The hours can be long, which means I sometimes short-change taking […]

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Learning how to get your hands dirty and enjoy life

I recently told someone that I have not been working from a place of inspiration in a long time.   She was surprised, and I was too.  She wondered how I could do the personal training work that I do, helping people create change in their lives in order to achieve fitness and health goals, […]

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I can’t believe I forgot one of the most important lessons

A few weeks ago, I wrote about what I have learned in the last 15 years of my fitness journey. And I cannot believe I forgot one of the most important lessons, especially for weight loss! You cannot ignore nutrition and lose weight! It’s true.  You are fooling yourself if you think you can exercise […]

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There is more to losing weight than focusing on the scale

If you have been a reader of my blog posts (hope that you are), you will know that weight loss is the biggest challenge for me on my fitness journey.  It seems that I have always been battling my weight.  More accurately, I have always been at battle with the scale.  I don’t like what […]

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Here is what I have learned in the last 15 years of my fitness journey

I am going to be 58 years old in a few weeks.  And instead of freaking out that I am getting older, I find that I am actually feeling good about “aging up.”   I feel like I have learned a great deal over the past several years on how to keep my body strong, […]

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Downsizing vs. Rightsizing

I have just completed my third downsizing project in the last thirteen years.  And I think I finally got it right this time!  At least for me. My first two downsizing efforts came about because I was following my dreams.  I had always wanted to live in a city.  So when I became a personal […]

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