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Ask the Trainer: How many calories do I need to lose weight? What about my activity level?

I got a great question this week, and realized it deserved an answer that everyone could read.  The question was about how a person's activity level influenced how many calories they needed-- as in "I do this, this, and this during the week. How do I know how many calories to figure in?" The short… Continue reading Ask the Trainer: How many calories do I need to lose weight? What about my activity level?

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The Hard Work of REAL Self Care

Self- Care is a buzzword in the health and fitness industry. My Pinterest feed keeps preaching self-care to me, but at least there, it seems to look like candle-lit hot baths. Or online shopping. Turns out that a subscription box filled with beauty samples is all I really need to take care of my body?… Continue reading The Hard Work of REAL Self Care

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Love Your Life Series: #1 Make a Good Habit

Socrates said, "The secret to change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but building the new." This is one of those quotes that's been rattling around in my head for several years, and won't quite ever let me go. I think he's right-- really right. Have you ever thought about… Continue reading Love Your Life Series: #1 Make a Good Habit

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Love your Life Series: An Introduction

Tomorrow, we start the month o' love-- which is how I've started thinking of oooshey gooshey February. I've never been a been fan of Valentine's Day for a lot of reasons: it feels like something Hallmark made up to sell cards and chocolates, it feels like a forced showing of love (and if you don't… Continue reading Love your Life Series: An Introduction