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How to Overcome Perfectionism, Part 2: Get Rid of All or Nothing Thinking

How to Overcome Perfectionism, Part 2: Get Rid of All or Nothing Thinking

“I’ll never be skinny. I just like sweets too much.” I just saw this statement from a friend on facebook not too long ago. How many of us think things like this? This is a classic perfectionist statement. And if we generalize it to include just about anything, it would sound more like this: “If I can’t do it perfectly, I might as well not do it at all.” What if we could eat sweets and still be skinny? What…

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The (not-so-secret) Way to Boost Your Metabolism–PLUS 6 Amazing Benefits of Resistance Training

The (not-so-secret) Way to Boost Your Metabolism–PLUS 6 Amazing Benefits of Resistance Training

Did you know that most adults lose about half a percent of their muscle mass per year after age 25? We’re not talking about bedridden adults here—it’s most adults. So do the math. If you haven’t been doing anything to maintain muscle mass, this can amount to a huge loss! One of the first things that comes to mind when I think of muscle mass is metabolism. Muscle burns calories at a higher rate than fat. So the more muscle…

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A Fitness Approach for REAL Results and a BONUS FREEBIE

A Fitness Approach for REAL Results and a BONUS FREEBIE

Have you ever heard of RAGNAR? It’s coming up for me, my first ever, and I am giddy with excitement about it! So what it is? From their own website: “Here’s what we do: long distance, team, overnight running relays that take place in the most breathtaking places in the world. Teams come together to conquer a course over two days and one night, and push their limits, on little amounts of sleep, with friends and a community of runners…

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Negative Body Obsession: Is It Affecting YOU?

Negative Body Obsession: Is It Affecting YOU?

I see it everywhere. The friend who sends a Christmas card every year with beautiful photos of her children, but never herself. The lady on the side of the pool who hasn’t been swimming with her kids for years because there is no way she is wearing a bathing suit. The neighbor who loves hearing about your vacation, but still needs to lose 30 pounds before she can go.  The beautiful woman who has been hiding in her sweatpants and…

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Why Exercise?

Why Exercise?

Welcome back crew! I am so excited that you are here again, acquiring the tools you need to learn to love that amazing body of yours. You know you are worth it, right? Recently I wrote about creating your own healthy lifestyle. Not mine. Not your neighbor’s. Not Jillian’s or Kayla’s or Sean T’s or even Tony Horton’s (although I LOVE him!) YOURS. But I really, really hope that your healthy lifestyle plan includes some kind of exercise. Why? Why…

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You Define Healthy

You Define Healthy

Healthy isn’t a size. Healthy isn’t a shape. It isn’t a gym membership, a workout plan, or a specific diet. It’s not vegan, keto, marathons, Zumba, or the 15-minute booty buster you just saw on Pinterest. Healthy is a lifestyle. And YOU get to discover how to live it. For me, being healthy has looked different at different times in my life.  At times, it has been pushing the stroller for a run with baby in tow. It has been…

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